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    The Right Kind of People

    This so-so show makes it fun to watch snobs get their comeuppance, but that's mild entertainment at best.

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    FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS: NORTHERN LIGHTS

    In her revolving cycle of 12 Christmas shows that Kerry Meads has created for Lamb's Players over the past two decades—set in differing historical periods and locales—this is the most recent, written and previously performed in 1997. Most, whatever their time and place—from Renaissance England to ...

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    SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

    "It's about one moment..." sums up the ethic behind Jason Robert Brown's musical revue. The moment may be a turning point in a relationship, a moment of recognition or epiphany, a moment of final frustration with a career that's not happening, or maybe a universal moment like ...

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    Stage Spot

    Some shows are fun to do, and some shows are hard to do. In the case of Sneaux, the "gothic horror romance" musical spoof currently playing at the Matrix, it's a bit of both for Kristen Bell, the diminutive actress who, in the title role, is onstage for every ...

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    Buglisi/Foreman Dance

    Self-presented at the Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., NYC, Jan. 25-30.

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    Trout Stanley

    Sugar has decided there's nothing to live for and is ready to end it all -- when a stranger named Trout Stanley shows up unexpectedly at her door.

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    THE MAIDS

    Deciding to launch a theatrical production company with a play by Jean Genet must presage some kind of artistic death wish, second only to casting oneself as Hamlet. Luckily the brave souls who present this mounting of a remarkably difficult classic are well up to the task. Led by director ...

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    THE EYES OF BABYLON

    What Jeff Key has done with his remarkable one-person memoir is to reinvent what it means to be an American hero. Deployed as a U.S. serviceman to uphold what is called "Operation Iraqi Freedom," Key journalized the experience of encountering a valiant people living their lives surrounded by a ...

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    Scout's Honor

    Claudia Jaffee, director of West Coast Ensemble's To Kill a Mockingbird, is out on the sidewalk in front of the theatre one recent hot Sunday afternoon, taking a break from auditioning actors. Standing under the theatre's awning, she is deep in conversation with her producer about how best ...

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    BULLSHOT CRUMMOND

    A few years back, Hollywood attempted to bring beloved cartoon characters to life in a combined live-action/animated film. The result—The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle—was a big flop. One of the only successful human/cartoon films were The Pink Panther series, and that was the result of ...