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A MEMORABLE TAKE ON SONDHEIM’S “COMPANY” FROM THEATRE 20 AT CANADIAN STAGE-BERKELEY THEATRE

“Bobby….Bobby” At first this melodic motif is a gentle, multi-voiced echo that later recurs throughout Sondheim’s Company, even as a cello-alto sax duet, and in all cases it is hauntingly ambiguous. We sense affection, to be sure, yet also a … Continue reading

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ARNOLD WEINSTEIN’S THREE AMAZING COURSES ON LITERATURE…plus Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, and London

A BRIEF NOTE Because I’ve decided to give a good chunk of my existence over to completing several books on which I am working, I haven’t had much time or mental or emotional space to do much reviewing for the … Continue reading

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SAINT CARMEN OF THE MAIN AT CANADIAN STAGE

The slowly ascending curtain reveals 70s-ish high heels, then some leg, then high hemlines, then fourteen garishly attired members of the Chorus, some of indeterminate gender. These are whores and cross-dressers of every sexual persona, a loud bunch of aggressively … Continue reading

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