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"Fabulation Or, the Re-Education of Undine" By Lynn Nottage - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"Fabulation Or, the Re-Education of Undine" By Lynn Nottage - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: September 16, 2022 through October 9, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Popcorn Falls" Written By James Hindman - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.) - REVIEW

"Popcorn Falls" Written By James Hindman - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: September 16, 2022 through October 2, 2022​(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Heroes of the Fourth Turning" By Will Arbery - SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"Heroes of the Fourth Turning" By Will Arbery - SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: September 9, 2022 through October 8, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Sing Street" By Enda Walsh - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"Sing Street" By Enda Walsh - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: August 26, 2022 through October 9, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"A Doll's House, Part 2" - By Lucas Hnath - Pilgrim Soul Productions (Shrewsbury, MA.) - REVIEW

"A Doll's House, Part 2" - By Lucas Hnath - Pilgrim Soul Productions (Shrewsbury, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: September 9 and 17, 2022 at 7:30pm September 11, 2022 at 2:00pm September 18, 2022 at 7:00pm

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"Hillary and Clinton" By Lucas Hnath - Pilgrim Soul Productions (Shrewsbury, MA.) - REVIEW

"Hillary and Clinton" By Lucas Hnath - Pilgrim Soul Productions (Shrewsbury, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: September 10 and 16, 2022 at 7:30pm September 11, 2022 at 7:00pm September 18, 2022 at 2:00pm

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"Mamma Mia!" By Catherine Johnson, Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulvaeus - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.) - REVIEW

"Mamma Mia!" By Catherine Johnson, Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulvaeus - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.) - REVIEW

Performance Dates: September 8, 2022 through October 16, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.) - REVIEW

"The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: September 8, 9, 10, 2022 at 7:30pm September 11, 2022 at 2:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Nunsense" By Dan Goggin - Square One Players (Shrewsbury, MA.) - REVIEW

"Nunsense" By Dan Goggin - Square One Players (Shrewsbury, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: August 5, 6, 13 2022 at 7:30pm August 7 & 14, 2022 at 2:00pm

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

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

Performances: June 21 – August 7, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Sing Street" By Enda Walsh - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

"Sing Street" By Enda Walsh - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

Performances: August 26, 2022 through October 9, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Mamma Mia!" By Catherine Johnson, Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulvaeus - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.)

"Mamma Mia!" By Catherine Johnson, Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulvaeus - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.)

Performance Dates: September 8, 2022 through October 16, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Heroes of the Fourth Turning" By Will Arbery- SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston, MA.)

"Heroes of the Fourth Turning" By Will Arbery- SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston, MA.)

Performances: September 9, 2022 through October 8, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Fabulation Or, the Re-Education of Undine" By Lynn Nottage - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.)

"Fabulation Or, the Re-Education of Undine" By Lynn Nottage - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.)

Performances: September 16, 2022 through October 9, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Popcorn Falls" Written By James Hindman - Greater Boston Stage Company  (Stoneham, MA.)

"Popcorn Falls" Written By James Hindman - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.)

Performances: September 16, 2022 through October 2, 2022 ​(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare - The Hanover Theatre THT Rep (Worcester, MA.)

"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare - The Hanover Theatre THT Rep (Worcester, MA.)

Previews: September 29, 2022 at 7:30pm September 30 & October 1, 2022 at 8:00pm October 1, 2022 at 2:00pm Performances: October 2 & October 15, 2022 at 2:00pm October 5 & 13, 2022 at 7:30pm October 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2022 at 8:00pm

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"Tootsie the Musical" - Hanover Theatre (Worcester, MA.)

"Tootsie the Musical" - Hanover Theatre (Worcester, MA.)

Performances: September 29, 2022 at 7:30pm September 30, 2022 at 8:00pm October 1, 2022 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm October 2, 2022 at 1:00pm and 6:30pm

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"Dracula" by Kate Hamill - Umbrella Stage Company (Concord, MA.)

"Dracula" by Kate Hamill - Umbrella Stage Company (Concord, MA.)

Performances: September 30, 2022 through October 24, 2022 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 3:00pm)

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"The Thin Place" by Lucas Hnath - Gloucester Stage Company (Gloucester, MA.)

"The Thin Place" by Lucas Hnath - Gloucester Stage Company (Gloucester, MA.)

Performances: September 30 through October 23 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Silhouette of a Silhouette" - By Rose Weaver - Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, R.I.)

"Silhouette of a Silhouette" - By Rose Weaver - Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, R.I.)

Performances: September 30, 2022 through October 16, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Drumfolk" Step Afrika! - ArtsEmerson at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre (Boston, MA.)

"Drumfolk" Step Afrika! - ArtsEmerson at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre (Boston, MA.)

Performances: October 05, 2022 through October 16, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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METRMAG Spotlight On: Drew Becker of "Tootsie the Musical" - Hanover Theatre (Worcester, MA.)

Performances: September 29, 2022 at 7:30pm September 30, 2022 at 8:00pm October 1, 2022 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm October 2, 2022 at 1:00pm and 6:30pm

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SpeakEasy Stage Company Announces 2022-2023 Season

SpeakEasy Stage Company Announces 2022-2023 Season

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"Chicago" by John Kander and Fred Ebb - Gilbert Players (Hardwick, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"Chicago" by John Kander and Fred Ebb - Gilbert Players (Hardwick, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6:30pm sharp Casting all leads and co-leads Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 4:00pm sharp Casting all dancers and singers, male and female roles

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"A Chorus Line" - Weston Friendly Society (Weston, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"A Chorus Line" - Weston Friendly Society (Weston, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: October 12, 2O22 October 13, 2022 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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