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Barnstar! Has Earned That Exclamation Point!

Barnstar! is one the most enjoyable acts to see live, and their recent CD release show at OBERON drove that point home to the sold-out audience.



Barnstar! (yes, the exclamation point is part of the name) is a bluegrass band based in the Boston area. They do not tour often, but when they do it would behoove you to see them.

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A Magical Production of ‘The Tempest’

First, let me admit that I’m not an enormous fan of Shakespeare’s plays. I read a few plays in high school that were required reading and have read nothing of his since then.

The Tempest marquee

The Tempest marquee

That being said, I loved the current American Repertory Theatre production of ‘The Tempest‘! Read the rest of this entry

Resurrect People is the Message of “Witness Uganda”


I, for one, did not imagine that the story of a young actor traveling to Uganda to do humanitarian work would make good musical theatre (I had a similar thought when “Pippin” – the story about Charlemagne’s son – was first produced on Broadway in 1972 and look what happened there). I was thrilled to be proven wrong last night when I attended a preview of “Witness Uganda” at the American Repertory TheatreRead the rest of this entry

Sherwood Forest Never Looked Better!

I love good theatre – I grew up in New York where there was never a dearth of quality shows to see. Boston’s theatre scene is on a much smaller scale, but one things we do have that’s high-quality is the American Repertory Theater.  The shows being produced this season range from the story of LBJ’s first year as president to a production of ‘The Tempest’ with Teller doing magic.  The current production, which I saw in preview, is ‘The Heart of Robin Hood.’


This play is a re-imagining of the legend of Robin Hood – I am not going to tell the story because I don’t want to spoil it for any of you who may see it. And see it you should! Read the rest of this entry

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