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"Betty and the Patch" by Danny Eaton - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.) - REVIEW

"Betty and the Patch" by Danny Eaton - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: June 9, 2022 thru July 24, 2022 (Contact Box Office for rescheduled dates and times)

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"Next to Normal" - By Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt - Studio Theatre Worcester (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

"Next to Normal" - By Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt - Studio Theatre Worcester (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: June 16 through June 26, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Band’s Visit" - By Itamar Moses & David Yazbek - Hanover Theatre (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

"The Band’s Visit" - By Itamar Moses & David Yazbek - Hanover Theatre (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: June 16, 2022 at 7:30pm June 17 & 18, 2022 at 8:00pm June 18, 2022 at 2:00pm June 19, 2022 at 1:00pm and 6:30pm

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"Ain't Misbehavin'" - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA) - REVIEW

"Ain't Misbehavin'" - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA) - REVIEW

Performances: June 9 through June 26, 2022 (Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

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"The Light" By Loy A. Webb - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"The Light" By Loy A. Webb - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2022 at 8:00pm June 4, 5, 11, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2022 at 3:00pm June 8, 22, 2022 at 2:00pm June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 2022 at 7:30pm

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"Romeo and Juliet" Shit-Faced Shakespeare Company (Somerville, MA.) - REVIEW

"Romeo and Juliet" Shit-Faced Shakespeare Company (Somerville, MA.) - REVIEW

May 5 through July 9, 2022 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:00pm (Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

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"Romeo and Juliet" Shit-Faced Shakespeare Company (Somerville, MA.)

"Romeo and Juliet" Shit-Faced Shakespeare Company (Somerville, MA.)

May 5 through July 9, 2022 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:00pm (Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

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"1776" - by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards - American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

"1776" - by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards - American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

Performance Dates: Opening Celebration: May 26, 2022 ASL Interpreted: June 22, 2022 at 7:30pm, June 26, 2022 at 2:00pm, July 10, 2022 at 2:00pm & July 13, 2022 at 7:30pm Audio Described: June 17, 2022 at 7:30pm, June 18, 2022 at 2:00pm, July 9, 2022 at 2:00pm & July 15, 2022 at 7:30pm Open Captioned: June 23, 2022 at 7:30pm, June 25, 2022 at 2:00pm, July 9, 2022 at 2:00pm & July 14, 2022 at 7:30pm Relaxed: July 17, 2022 at 2:00pm

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"Common Ground Revisited" - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

"Common Ground Revisited" - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

Performances: May 27 - July 3, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Betty and the Patch" by Danny Eaton - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.)

"Betty and the Patch" by Danny Eaton - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.)

Performances: June 9, 2022 thru July 24, 2022 (Contact Box Office for rescheduled dates and times)

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"A Beautiful Noise - The Neil Diamond Musical" - Emerson Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA.)

"A Beautiful Noise - The Neil Diamond Musical" - Emerson Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA.)

Performances: June 21 – August 7, 2022 ***COVID ALERT - PERFORMANCES POSTPONED JUNE 28 THROUGH JULY 3 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Slow Food" by Wendy MacLeod - Hub Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

"Slow Food" by Wendy MacLeod - Hub Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

Performances: July 16 through July 30, 2022 (Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

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"Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" - Company Theatre of Norwell (Norwell, MA)

"Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" - Company Theatre of Norwell (Norwell, MA)

Performances: July 29, 30 and August 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2022 at 7:30pm July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 2022 at 3:00pm

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"Pippin" - By Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz - Reagle Music Theatre (Waltham, MA.)

"Pippin" - By Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz - Reagle Music Theatre (Waltham, MA.)

Performances: August 5, 6, 11 & 13, 2022 at 7:30pm August 7, 10 & 12, 2022 at 2:00pm

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"Rodgers & Hammerstein Cinderella" - Theatre Of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. at the Bradley Playhouse (Putnam, CT)

"Rodgers & Hammerstein Cinderella" - Theatre Of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. at the Bradley Playhouse (Putnam, CT)

August 5 through August 21, 2022 Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm

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"Escape to Margaritaville" the Jimmy Buffet musical - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.)

"Escape to Margaritaville" the Jimmy Buffet musical - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.)

Performances August 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2022 at 7:30pm August 21, 2022 at 2:00pm

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SpeakEasy Stage Company Announces 2022-2023 Season

SpeakEasy Stage Company Announces 2022-2023 Season

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METRMAG Spotlight On: "The Band's Visit" Interview with Dana Saleh Omar

Performances: June 16, 2022 at 7:30pm June 17 & 18, 2022 at 8:00pm June 18, 2022 at 2:00pm June 19, 2022 at 1:00pm and 6:30pm

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METRMAG Spotlight On: Bud Weber of "The Prom" - Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts (Worcester, MA.)

Performances: April 26, 2022 at 7:30pm April 27, 28 & 30, 2022 at 7:30pm April 29, 2022 at 8:00pm April 30, 2022 at 2:00pm May 1, 2022 at 1:00pm and 6:30pm

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Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces its 2022-2023 Season! (Boston, MA.)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Announces its 2022-2023 Season! (Boston, MA.)

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Greater Boston Stage Company Announces its 2022-2023 Season! (Stoneham, MA.)

Greater Boston Stage Company Announces its 2022-2023 Season! (Stoneham, MA.)

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GATEWAY PLAYERS THEATRE ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH WORKSHOPS JUNE 2022

GATEWAY PLAYERS THEATRE ANNOUNCES SUMMER YOUTH WORKSHOPS JUNE 2022

Registration is required, and space is limited to a first come, first served basis.

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MAJESTIC THEATER (WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA.) ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS DATES FOR 2022-2023 SEASON

MAJESTIC THEATER (WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA.) ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS DATES FOR 2022-2023 SEASON

Auditions will be held on the following dates: For Equity actors: Monday, June 27 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 - 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For non-Equity actors: Wednesday, June 29 – 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30 - 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Friday, July 1 - 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Saturday, July 2 – 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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"The Play That Goes Wrong" - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"The Play That Goes Wrong" - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - AUDITIONS

AUDITION DATES: July 17, 2022 at 6:00pm July 18, 2022 at 7:00pm By Appointment Only!

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Features and Reviews will remain on the METRMAG site until such time as they may be required to be archived. Standard feature articles, awards event coverage, and theatrical reviews will ALWAYS be free.



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Our primary goal is to have reviews posted in a timely fashion, usually within 24 to 48 hours, depending on the level of activity during the course of a weekend (when most shows take place).

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A major difference between METR® and other standard print publications is that we try to cover one weekend performances which tend to be overlooked due to time/print restrictions. But if you have an event that is only one weekend and do still want a review, we will make ourselves available. Stipends may be requested for any specialized event coverage. Contact us directly for details and to schedule.

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METR’s publisher and primary reviewer is Kevin T. Baldwin, member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) and the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC-AICT). @Theatre_Critics

Since 2007 Kevin has been correspondent for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the Record, Auburn Times Magazine and Community Newspapers. Since 2011 he has been a major contributor of theatre reviews for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Kevin has over 35 years of theatre experience as writer, actor, producer and director.

From 2005 to 2008 he served as adjunct theatre professor at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. and has directed shows at Clark University, Bentley College and WPI. For 20 years he ran the theatre company “K & K Productions, Inc.” in Worcester, MA. For 12 years he directed the middle school musicals at West Boylston Middle High School. He has directed shows all over Massachusetts.

Also a published playwright, Kevin's extensive catalog of plays is available at either www.millboroughstories.com or at Amazon.com

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