Backstage Review: ‘Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party’ at TMCC

“Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party” takes place in Lincoln’s rural Illinois hometown. A fourth-grade Christmas Pageant crosses the line in questioning Lincoln’s sexuality, setting off a chain of events where the townspeople question everything. The play mirrors many community’s struggles in these changing times.

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Backstage Review: ‘Evil Dead’ at Good Luck Macbeth

GLM’s production of “Evil Dead” (musical) takes parts of many of the Evil Dead movie franchises, combines them, and adds live music with singing and dancing to go with the blood and dismemberment. If you think that sounds good, then you would be right.

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Backstage Review: ‘The Moors’ at Bruka Theater

“The Moors” is a story of love, betrayal, family, and, most of all, isolation. This is a Dark Comedy that is wonderfully written and superbly acted. Bruka Theater has produced an intensely dark, funny, and intelligent play for their 30th season opener.

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Backstage Review: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

“Tiny Beautiful Things” takes the audience on a journey into those dark times that we all experience but seldom talk about. And it is done with nonjudgmental compassion that will bring you to tears.

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Backstage Review: ‘Artifice’ at Restless Artists Theater

Payne Showers is a struggling artist, that is, until the reports of his death in an avalanche. Upon his demise, the value of his art increases, and Payne’s estranged wife takes notice. Looking to cash in on her husband’s newly found value, Maggie arranges an action of his work through her gallery.

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Backstage Review: ‘Into the Woods’

Take one part Grimm’s Fairy Tales and one part Stephen Sondheim’s music, add to that a talented cast, and you have “Into the Woods.’ Produced by the Sierra School of Performing Arts and performed at Bartley Ranch before hitting the road to Reno Little Theater, then it’s off to Carson City’s Brewery Arts Center.
~Photos and Review by Dana Nollsch~

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Backstage Review: ‘Quartet’ by Gothic North Productions

In a way, “Quartet” is a coming-of-age play. Four aging opera singers find themselves in the same luxurious British retirement home. The same home that the composer Giuseppe Verdi bequeathed to become a retirement home for opera singers. These four have a history with each other, a rich and intriguing past indeed. Now, these four are challenged to do one last performance.

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Back Stage Review “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at RLT.

’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ follows a group of unique sixth graders competing in The ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’. When I say Unique, I mean Very Unique indeed. One of the fun aspects of the ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ is that there is audience participation. A few lucky audience members are picked to be part of the spelling bee. 

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Backstage Review: ‘Puffs’ at Good Luck Macbeth

Harry Potter fans will love this face-paced story of the other wizard’s adventures. You know the story but “Puffs” looks at the saga through different eyes.
If you don’t know, the Potter Saga “Puffs” will be the perfect way to enjoy the story and not have to watch 14 or more hours of movies, but after experiencing “Puffs,” you will want to.

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