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"Torch Song" - By Harvey Fierstein - Moonbox Productions (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"Torch Song" - By Harvey Fierstein - Moonbox Productions (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: December 2, 2022 through December 23, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" - by Charles Busch - Worcester Count Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

"The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" - by Charles Busch - Worcester Count Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: December 2, 2022 through December 11, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Cinderella" - Rodgers and Hammerstein - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.)- REVIEW

"Cinderella" - Rodgers and Hammerstein - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.)- REVIEW

Performance Dates: December 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2022 at 7:30pm December 4, 10 & 11, 2022 at 2:00pm

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"Silver Bells" - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - REVIEW

"Silver Bells" - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: November 25 & 26, 2022 at 7:30pm November 27, 2022 at 2:00pm December 2 & 3, 2022 at 7:30pm December 4, 2022 at 2:00pm

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"Seussical the Musical" by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty - Barre Players (Barre, MA.) - REVIEW

"Seussical the Musical" by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty - Barre Players (Barre, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: November 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27, 2022 December 2, 3 & 4, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Wild Swimming" - by Marek Horn - Apollinaire Theatre Company (Chelsea, MA.) - REVIEW

"Wild Swimming" - by Marek Horn - Apollinaire Theatre Company (Chelsea, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: November 18, 2022 through December 18, 2022 Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm ; Sundays at 3:00pm No Shows November 20, 25, 27, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Play That Goes Wrong" By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"The Play That Goes Wrong" By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: November 11, 2022 through December 18, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Love, Milly & Murray" By T. Emerson - Majestic Theatre (West Springfield, MA.) - REVIEW

"Love, Milly & Murray" By T. Emerson - Majestic Theatre (West Springfield, MA.) - REVIEW

Performance Dates: October 27, 2022 through December 4, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Die Fledermaus” - Johann Strauss II - Valley Light Opera (Northampton, MA.) - REVIEW

"Die Fledermaus” - Johann Strauss II - Valley Light Opera (Northampton, MA.) - REVIEW

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

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"The Treasurer" - By Max Posner - Pilgrim Soul Productions (Whitinsville, MA.) - REVIEW

"The Treasurer" - By Max Posner - Pilgrim Soul Productions (Whitinsville, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: November 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2022 at 7:30pm November 13, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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"SIX" - By Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss- Emerson Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA.)

"SIX" - By Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss- Emerson Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA.)

Performances: November 9, 2022 – January15, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Chinese Lady" - by Lloyd Suh - Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

"The Chinese Lady" - by Lloyd Suh - Central Square Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

Performances: November 10, 2022 through December 11, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Play That Goes Wrong" By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.)

"The Play That Goes Wrong" By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.)

Performances: November 11, 2022 through December 18, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Wild Swimming" - by Marek Horn - Apollinaire Theatre Company (Chelsea, MA.)

"Wild Swimming" - by Marek Horn - Apollinaire Theatre Company (Chelsea, MA.)

Performances: November 18, 2022 through December 18, 2022 Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm ; Sundays at 3:00pm No Shows November 20, 25, 27, 2022

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"'Twas the Night Before..." - Cirque Du Soleil - Boch Center Wang Theatre (Boston, MA.)

"'Twas the Night Before..." - Cirque Du Soleil - Boch Center Wang Theatre (Boston, MA.)

Performances: November 25, 2022 through December 11, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Little Women the Musical" - By Allan Knee, Mindi Dickstein and Jason Howland - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.)

"Little Women the Musical" - By Allan Knee, Mindi Dickstein and Jason Howland - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.)

Performances: November 25, 2022 through December 23, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Matilda the Musical" - by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin - The Company Theatre (Norwell, MA.)

"Matilda the Musical" - by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin - The Company Theatre (Norwell, MA.)

Performance Dates: November 25, 2022 at 7:30pm December 2, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2022 at 7:30pm November 26, 2022 at 4:00pm December 3, 10 & 17, 2022 at 4:00pm November 27, 2022 at 3:00pm December 4, 11 & 18, 2022 at 3:00pm

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"A Christmas Carol" Adapted and Directed by Courtney Sale - Merrimack Repertory Theatre (Lowell, MA.)

"A Christmas Carol" Adapted and Directed by Courtney Sale - Merrimack Repertory Theatre (Lowell, MA.)

Performances: November 30, 2022 through December 24, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Cinderella" - Rodgers and Hammerstein - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.)

"Cinderella" - Rodgers and Hammerstein - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.)

Performance Dates: December 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2022 at 7:30pm December 4, 10 & 11, 2022 at 2:00pm

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"The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" - by Charles Busch - Worcester Count Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.)

"The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" - by Charles Busch - Worcester Count Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.)

Performances: December 2, 2022 through December 11, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" - Gateway Players (Southbridge, MA.)

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" - Gateway Players (Southbridge, MA.)

Performance Dates: December 2, 3, 9, 10, & 11, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Torch Song" - By Harvey Fierstein - Moonbox Productions (Cambridge, MA.)

"Torch Song" - By Harvey Fierstein - Moonbox Productions (Cambridge, MA.)

Performances: December 2, 2022 through December 23, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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Berkshire/Columbia County Arts Organizations Launch Regional Pay Equity Initiative

Berkshire/Columbia County Arts Organizations Launch Regional Pay Equity Initiative

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"Man of La Mancha" - Wasserman, Leigh & Darion - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"Man of La Mancha" - Wasserman, Leigh & Darion - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: December 5 & 6, 2022 at 7:00pm sharp Possible callbacks on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 All auditions are by appointment only

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"Leading Ladies" - by Ken Ludwig - Square One Players (Shrewsbury, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"Leading Ladies" - by Ken Ludwig - Square One Players (Shrewsbury, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: December 12, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm December 14, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm Callbacks: TBD

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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. Donations in lieu of stipends may be requested for any specialized event coverage. Contact us directly for details and to schedule.

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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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