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  • Theater – The Sound of Music

    When I was in middle school, I was in a production of the Sound of Music.  I played the third von Trapp child/second daughter – Louisa.  It’s not a particularly exciting role.  But being part of that unit of “the von Trapp children” was very exciting.  Probably the biggest part of the that production for […]

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  • Theater – Macbeth

    I like to think of myself as a Shakespeare aficionado, but even having had season tickets to the Shakespeare Theatre, and going to Shakespearean performances at other places, it’s kind of amazing the number of shows that I have neither read nor seen performed.  And not just the obscure titles, but I didn’t see Hamlet […]

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  • Theater – Fun Home

    I don’t know about you, but I love my mom.  As in, we actually get along pretty well and we’re kind of friends.  I don’t tell her everything that I tell friends who are closer to my age, but we have a lot of similar interests, and we email on a pretty consistent basis.  One […]

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  • Theater – The Hard Problem

    Back in mid-January the Boy sent me a message on facebook with a review of “The Hard Problem”, a link without context.  Not a particularly glowing review, but reading the summary of the play, I immediately messaged back “Yes please”.  His reply to that?  “Yeah that’s what I thought”. So what’s the story that immediately […]

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  • Theater – King Charles III

    I have always been an Anglophile, and from my mother, part of that was a fascination with the British Royals.  We watched Diana’s funeral (I fell asleep) and William and Kate’s wedding (I took the day off work and barely slept the night before).  Meeting and dating an Englishman of my very own feels like […]

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  • Theater – Wicked

    I am a very lucky girl.  Ever since I was little, my parents have been taking me out to cultural events – concerts, plays, musicals, etc.  I remember the year that my dad got tickets for all of us to see Phantom of the Opera at the Kennedy Center back when I was a little […]

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  • Theater – The Secret Garden

    Apparently part of the theme for this week is adaptations of things that I loved as a child.  And today we’re going to talk about the musical version of The Secret Garden that is currently playing at the Shakespeare Theater.  I didn’t know that there was a musical version, but it turns out that it was […]