Winter's tales

By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  December 29, 2008

The main characters in David Harrower's Olivier Award-winning BLACKBIRD, to be presented by SpeakEasy Stage (February 20–March 21), thought they had concluded their scandalous relationship 15 years earlier, when the young woman was 12 and her gentleman companion many years her senior. But after a prolonged estrangement, the young woman seeks out the man and all those years of bottled-up resentment and unarticulated questions find form.

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DIRTY DANCING: The movie comes to the stage at the Opera House.

I'm not sure how to segue from that pas de deux to DIRTY DANCING–THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, so I won't try. The 1960s-set movie featuring Baby and Johnny twirls to life as musical theater at the Opera House (February 7–April 12), thanks to Broadway Across America. For a little more razzamatazz, New Rep will have all the sequins and eyeliner, bowler hats and German snarl you need when they turn their stage into a CABARET (January 11–February 1). Go hear the music play. And when you're done with that, go see humans do their best impersonations of pretzels when touring Cirque Le Masque performs CARNIVALE (January 21–25) at the Cutler Majestic Theatre (www.maj.org). Like the young girl in this intimate circus of a show, you may be inspired to run away and join the circus — at least until spring.

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