(Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Written by Patrick Chavis

Even though Come From Away is set against the tragic backdrop of 9/11, it focuses more on the tension, feelings, and emotions of the time — as opposed to a more strait-laced recap of the period. The characters we see stranded in Canada remind us of the pain felt by all Americans at home and abroad alike. Yet even in tragedy, the characters were about to find a silver lining. Continue reading

Written by Patrick Chavis 
Murder, murder, and more murder — who knows the subject better than the queen of the murder mystery herself, Agatha Christie.  In her lifetime Christie wrote over 50 different novels, mostly focusing on a genre she mastered, the murder mystery.  Christie’s stories are all different and unique, but one thing they have in common is a mysterious death and a group of people that all seem to look guilty.  This trope is consistent in Stages Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile. While the climax and twist ending in this production give a much-needed boost of energy to the show, the buildup in the first act lacks a kick and feels almost irrelevant after watching the whole story play through. Continue reading

In 1978, People’s Temple, a progressive, Black multiracial church, self-destructed in a Guyana settlement named after its leader, the Reverend Jim Jones. A riveting story of complicity and resistance; loyalty and betrayal; black struggle and black sacrifice told through the voices of Black women. Taken from the website. 

 Nov 30 –  Dec 02 , 2018  

 

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Much like an episode of Dr. Who, this fantasy musical breathes light into the dark side of the universe of death, loss, and those who struggle with suicide.  So strap in and take a Dickensian sprint across the universe with Link our isolated soul as he falls in love with Lady Death and her never ending knowledge of the cosmos. Taken from the website. 

Nov 10 – Dec 2, 2018

AVERAGE SHOW!
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It is fall in the midwest, Curt a cop who wants to be a park ranger, is the lead officer in taking down a Naughty but Nice ‘massage parlor.’ The combined efforts of Curt and bumbling partner Doug fail at doing what appears to be an easy job. As the play unfolds we watch Curt and Sandy, a young masseuse from Naughty but Nice strive to identify themselves as something more than their history has dictated.  Taken from the website 

Nov 9th – Dec 8th, 2018

Very Good Show! 
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(Photos by Craig Schwartz)

The Yamaguchis and the Montaños are two immigrant families struggling to provide a future for their American-born children after the Great Depression on the farmland they share. But as their oldest children fall in love—secretly—the attack on Pearl Harbor throws these Mexican and Japanese American families into uncertainty and turmoil. Taken from the website.

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OCT 30 – DEC 9, 2018

 

 

 

(photos by Doug Catiller, True Image Studio) Written by Patrick Chavis The human mind is a fascinating place. For all the technical advances we have made as human beings, just how exactly the mind works is…

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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends. Taken from the website.

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September 14 – October 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

(Photos by Jenny Graham)

An attorney on the rise and his very pregnant wife couldn’t feel more welcomed by their new neighbors. But when a friendly disagreement about the lay of the land escalates into a backyard brawl, cultures collide and mudslinging ensues…literally. Taken from the website. 

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September 5 — September 30 , 2018 

(All photos by Doug Catiller, True Image Studio)

Adapted from Daniel Wallace’s novel and Tim Burton’s acclaimed film, and featuring spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family and The Wild Party), Big Fish is a fantastical musical that illustrates the larger-than-life anecdotes of Edward Bloom, a man nearing the end of his life. This fact has compelled his grown son Will to embark on an adventure of his own — to unravel his real dad from the myths of his tall tales. Filled with magic, love, luck, and crazy coincidences, this rollicking fantasy set in the American South is a tribute to the power of dreaming big. Taken from the website. 

Correction:  Misspelled Name : Rachel Oliveros Catalano

June 29 – July 29, 2018 

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