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Trapped within in the ironic predicament of wanting to know everything (more or less) while believing it may not be possible really to know anything at all, Greggory Moore is nonetheless dedicated to a life of study, be it of books, people, nature, or that slippery phenomenon we call the self. And from time to time he feels impelled to write a litt

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Curtain Call: Darkside

A Powerful Meditation on the Search for Goodness

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist mily has a problem. She’s at university studying a bit of philosophy and she’s increasingl

MATT OWEN and Bryan Dobson in Musical Theatre West's Production of Elf. Nov. 30 - Dec. 9, 2018. Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts.
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“Elf: The Musical” Has Charm, Failings, and One Fantastic Sequence

Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist

You’re probably a Will Ferrell fan, so you’ve seen Elf
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LB Playhouse’s “Pride and Prejudice” Should Please Just About Everybody

Jane Austen’s writing is a funny thing. Although her novels have a strong narrative voice, the last quarter-century has produced dozens of smashingly successful adaptations that mostly or even completely esche

Darkside at the Garage Theatre, Photo by FreshFrameFoto.com
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“Darkside” – A Powerful Meditation on the Search for Goodness

[Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the extension of the rundates for Darkside at Garage Theatre.]   By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Emily has a problem. She's at university

Bright Star Musical Theatre
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Bright Star Fails to Shine Musically

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist One of the hardest things in the world, they say, is to write a good hook. See enough musicals and you come to feel just how true that may be. For every Sweeney Todd or Grease, there are a hundred w

A Splintered Soul Doesn’t Come Together
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A Splintered Soul Doesn’t Come Together

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Seventy-three years after the liberation of the last concentration camp, the Holocaust continues to be a world historical presence, a phenom

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Curtain Call: Lots of Questions, No Satisfying Answers

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Four years ago, 13-year-old Jessie disappeared. Whether she was kidnapped or ran away, she’s now a member of the 5th House Center for the Awakening Mind,

Cal Rep - The Ghosts of Lote Bravo
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“The Ghosts of Lote Bravo” Haunted by Lack of Substance

Since the early 1990s, the borderlands south of El Paso have played host to an ongoing murder mystery. There, in and around Ciudad Juárez, hundreds of female corpses have been dumped, many showing signs for tor

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SCR’s Sense and Sensibility

Not All a Jane Austen Adaptation Can Be

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist As clever as Jane Austen’s work can be, its depth is more or less limited to one subject: the hearts of women beating within and against the hor

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