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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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    Say Your Prayers, Mug!

    Gangster flicks of the 1930s have been parodied so frequently that the spoofs are now more familiar than the originals.

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    THE GREEN BIRD

    Kabuki and commedia dell'arté. Vulgar burlesque and delicate beauty. Shakespeare and the Bible. Motown and The Wizard of Oz. Dot-coms and ATM cards. They're all sampled, and they all but trample Carlo Gozzi's 1765 fairy tale about twins on a journey to discover and claim their royal ...

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    The Dispute

    As Pierre Marivaux'sThe Disputebegins, a prince (Alfredo Narciso) and the woman he loves (Jennifer Ikeda) ponder whether a man or a woman was responsible for the world's first infidelity.

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    Fanboys

    The film takes place in 1998, zeroing in on a very specific moment in pop culture:Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menacehas yet to be released.