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Trapped within 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 little

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SCR’s Playful “Sweeney Todd” Communicates Sondheim’s Genius

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is so challenging to perform that the potential for it to be the worst of theatrical experiences is encoded in its D

Little Fish Theatre's Pick of the Vine 2019
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This Year’s “Pick of the Vine” Yields Too Little Variety

Every January, Little Fish Theatre kicks off their new season by offering “Pick of the Vine,” a program of short plays, each by a different author. This is my fourth taste of these annual offerings, and while I detect minor notes of pith a

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LB Playhouse’s New, Fun, and Faithful Take on “A Christmas Carol”

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Before A Christmas Story, before the classic claymation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, even before It’s a Wonderful Life, Charles Dickens

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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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