The Summer of Love

August 2, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Courtney Love is in a car going down Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Believe it or not the famous strip has lousy cell reception and she explains that she is so sorry, but she’ll be out of the dead zone in a few minutes, traffic willing, and [...]

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REVIEW: Dina Martina

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RuPaul. RuPaul. RuPaul. It’s a steady mantra of drag fans, longtime and new, as he has undoubtedly brought drag performance to a whole new level of attention and appreciation. As alumni of the television show tour the country, they can often dominate the performance scene, sometimes to the exclusion of [...]

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A Wicked Smash

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Megan Hilty Comes to Town Hall by Steve Desroches Much like Provincetown, there is a discernible magic to Broadway. You can feel it, but it’s hard to describe with any pinpoint accuracy. The lights dim, the orchestra begins to play, and the curtain opens, transporting audiences to a whole new [...]

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REVIEW: Glengarry Glen Ross

July 26, 2017 2:21 pm0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin Just before the lights went down at the Harbor Stage, a member of the audience remarked, “well, you can’t really mess this up; it’s Mamet.” True enough, Mamet’s writing is genius and Glengarry Glen Ross is a perfect example of his ability to make authentic dialogue [...]

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The Monroe Doctrine

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How Jimmy James Took America, and the Central African Republic, By Storm by Steve Desroches On an impossibly beautiful and scorching summer day Jimmy James is all smiles. His show History Repeating sold out the night before. His smile brightens again and he let’s out a satisfied sigh. He’d been [...]

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We’ve Got The Beat!

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A Q&A with Jackie Beat The rumors are as a legendary as the queen herself. The savagely funny Jackie Beat beat it out of Provincetown so fast she left a spray of salt water taffy wrappers and glitter that was visible across the bay in Plymouth! It’s perhaps the best [...]

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REVIEW: Anna Christie

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by Rebecca M. Alvin If the prospect of seeing a Eugene O’Neill drama in Provincetown in July seems a bit intense for a summer activity, you may miss out on an incredibly authentic experience that is actually very Provincetown. The Provincetown Dramatic Arts production of O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna Christie [...]

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REVIEW: The Colony of the Cats

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by Rebecca M. Alvin Every year, Stephen L. Russell creates theater for children that doesn’t talk down to them, that entertains them as well as their parents, and that often combines traditional folk tales with modern references, mildly political undercurrents, and a bit of a Marx Brothers sensibility. This year [...]

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The National Legion of Decency Rates This Show “O” for Morally Offensive

July 19, 2017 1:29 pm0 comments

by Steve Desroches Often when cultural histories are told it seems that great creative capitals like New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville receive almost all of the credit for producing the most influential movements, genres, and stars of the great works of our time. Even the underground, which eventually bubbles [...]

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In The Temple of Drag

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by Steve Desroches RuPaul’s Drag Race is no doubt a major cultural phenomenon, taking an art form long kept underground and on the fringes to a larger audience than ever before, if not right into the mainstream. A recent cover story in Entertainment Weekly, skits referencing the show on Saturday [...]

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