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Reviewed by George Basler Some of my favorite old-time movies growing up were the Judy Garland /Mickey Rooney movie musicals. They all had pretty much the same plot that ended with Mickey and Judy gathering a bunch of willing young people and intoning “let’s put on a show,” or words to that effect. Much the same atmosphere surrounds the Singers Performers Actors Repertory Ensemble’s production of Songs for a New World being staged this weekend at North Pointe Church in Hillcrest. SPARE is a new addition to the...
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Reviewed by George Basler Director Patrick Foti calls Spring Awakening, which opened Thursday (July 19) at the Endicott Performing Arts Center, a descendant of West Side Story, the ground-breaking musical of a half century ago. While the comparison might not be readily apparent, both shows deal with the raw emotions of young characters caught up in a world that can crush their dreams. And just as West Side Story pushed the envelope in terms of staging and themes seen on Broadway in the late 1950s, Spring Awakening does the...
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