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Street corner symphonies

The Four Seasons live in Jersey Boys
We’d be happy enough if Jersey Boys were just a musical revue, thrumming with the the Four Seasons’ hit parade. But on top of that we get a compelling story, following the lives of ’60s heartthrob Frankie Valli and those who rocketed to fame with him.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 19, 2010

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Masterful metaphor

Trinity Rep’s enthralling Syringa Tree
Some individual experiences certainly can scale up.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 12, 2010

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Hot and bothered

2nd Story’s hilarious Underpants
Shout “Fire!” in a crowded theater and you get one response. Shout “Die Hose!” (women’s undies) in a German theater back in 1911 and you got another kind of uproar.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 12, 2010

Campino’s

Earning its ethnic loyalty
I rely a lot on my lumberjacks, as Dylan called them — specialists who can fill in my culinary ignorance.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 17, 2010

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Talking ’bout a revolution

 The Gamm’s life-affirming Rock ’n’ Roll
It takes a theatrical genius like Tom Stoppard to come up with Rock ’n’ Roll, which merges the pulsing spirit of both until they feel like one. And it takes a theater of the caliber of the Gamm to make history feel like a Stones concert that becomes a political rally.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 05, 2010

Ardeo at Waterplace

A sturdy culinary link
There are two kinds of chain restaurants. Some are stamped out with cookie cutters and rely on customers being attracted to something familiar. And others go for quality as the common denominator, standardizing what has been fine-tuned but allowing for creative differences.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 28, 2010



Learning to live

URI Theatre’s sprawling Unbound
Fanny Kemble is known for being a celebrated British actress in her early 19th-century youth and again toward middle age.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 27, 2010

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Dynamic duo

Trinity Rep’s over-the-top The Odd Couple
There are King Oedipus and his mom, there are Romeo and Juliet, and there are Oscar and Felix.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 21, 2010

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Twisted sister

Perishable’s knockout Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Wow. An explosive performance could be anticipated, since Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of an anguished life transformation.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 21, 2010

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‘An honest story’

Chazz Palminteri’s one-man Bronx Tale
As exciting as A Bronx Tale is, its most dramatic moment happened offstage, in 1990 when Chazz Palminteri was performing his one-man show in Los Angeles and turned down a million-dollar deal for film rights because they refused to let him recreate his role in the film.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 14, 2010

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A life on the boards

Trinity’s Fred Sullivan, Jr. hits 100
An actor who has done 100 productions at the same theater?
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 14, 2010



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Rhode Island’s First Family of Poetry

Words, Words, Words
Husband and wife Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop will be giving a reading at the Providence Central Library, on Washington Street, on Sunday, April 11 at 2 pm. That’s no small matter for poetry lovers.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2010

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A timeless tale

Feminism is at the fore in PC’s Little Women
Ever since it was published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has been inspiring generation after generation of strong-minded girls to grow into independent women.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2010

Diego’s

No sombreros allowed
Sometimes you don’t want just a taco or two, or the usual burrito stuffed with rice and beans as the quickest way to fill you up.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 17, 2010

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Sweet inspiration

Mixed Magic’s When Mahalia Sings
For more than three decades, until her death in 1972, Mahalia Jackson’s powerful contralto voice raised the spirits of even nonbelievers through her inspiring gospel singing. In an original production, Mixed Magic Theatre is reminding us about her legacy in the premiere of When Mahalia Sings .
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2010

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The con goes on

2nd Story’s The Voysey Inheritance
David Mamet has always had a professional fascination with confidence men who pretend to be businessmen.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 31, 2010



Taking aim

A play within a play in Stoppard’s Hound
Sometimes even playwrights just wanna have fun.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 31, 2010

Sonoma Grille

A lot more than retsina
Sonoma Grille has a lot going for it.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 17, 2010

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How to tell the truth

Phil Goldman has a lot to say
You may never have been so upset about being a twentysomething virgin that you hired a sexual surrogate for professional help, but odds are that if you had you’d just gulp and keep it to yourself.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 24, 2010

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Classic drama

The Gamm’s masterful Glass Menagerie
Theater classics are at a significant disadvantage: overfamiliarity.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 17, 2010

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Dogging it

The 101 Dalmatians Musical has legs
There isn't much that's cuter than little doggies, except maybe kittens and babies, but try getting them to parade in a line.
By: BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 17, 2010


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