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  • A Critic's Top 10 Picks For Connecticut's 2014-15 Theater Season

    A Critic's Top 10 Picks For Connecticut's 2014-15 Theater Season
    With the 2014-15 theater season over and the shows all set for the 2015-16 season, it's a good time to take a look back at the best of what was on Connecticut stages. The Connecticut Critics Circle, which I am a member, will give its awards out Monday,...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Do students really need Shakespeare in the 21st century?

    The controversial Common Core state standards want students to read William Shakespeare's works, but some teachers don't like the idea. Dana Dusbiber, a teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., wrote in the Washington Post this week...
  • 'Two Gentlemen' and a dog steal scenes in Annapolis Shakespeare production

    'Two Gentlemen' and a dog steal scenes in Annapolis Shakespeare production
    "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" is an early play by William Shakespeare, generally not ranked among his best. Yet this comedy becomes an entertaining work as presented by Annapolis Shakespeare Company at its Studio 111 black box theater. The troupe's...
  • Shakespeare and zombies get together for 'William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead'

     Shakespeare and zombies get together for 'William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead'
    While Shakespeare did pen characters like witches, wood sprites and ghosts, what would one of his plays be like if he included zombies? Find out when Summer Place Theatre presents "William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead" June 12 to 21 at the...
  • 'Potted Potter' will return to Chicago

    'Potted Potter' will return to Chicago
    "Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience — A Parody by Dan and Jeff" will return to Chicago this winter, Broadway in Chicago said Tuesday. Not unlike "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)"'s slice-and-dice treatment of...
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  • Savage/North Laurel

    'The Tempest' Laurel Mill Playhouse presents William Shakespeare's romantic comedy through Friday, June 12, at 508 Main St. in Laurel. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. General admission tickets are $20; $15 for...
  • 'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' big winners at Tony Awards

    The poignant and groundbreaking coming-of-age show "Fun Home" was named best musical at the Tony Awards on Sunday, one of five big trophies it won on the way to making history for its composing team. It tied for the winningest show on Broadway this...
  • Who will win at the Tony Awards? AP predicts

    One tip-off that this season on Broadway has been unique is that two of the top musicals had coffins prominently onstage. The season also had royalty, from the current British queen to Henry VIII and the King of Siam. There were trained ballet dancers and...
  • Bonus Years: Values and virtues of the next generation are a natural concern

    Bonus Years: Values and virtues of the next generation are a natural concern
    Over the years of man a lot has been written about so-called "stages of life." From the ancient Scriptures we learn, "There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die … a time...
  • NBA, Triple Crown, Tonys, 'Game of Thrones': This weekend

    NBA, Triple Crown, Tonys, 'Game of Thrones': This weekend
    It's a good weekend for royalty. King LeBron James, "The King and I," American Pharoah and the "Game of Thrones" characters all want your attention. James certainly made a case for himself with 44 points in Thursday's thrilling Game 1 of the NBA Finals....