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"The Sunshine Boys" - by Neil Simon - Theatre Of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. at the Bradley Playhouse (Putnam, CT) - REVIEW

"The Sunshine Boys" - by Neil Simon - Theatre Of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. at the Bradley Playhouse (Putnam, CT) - REVIEW

Performances: January 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2023 at 7:30pm January 22 and 29, 2023 at 2:00pm (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Corteo" - Cirque Du Soleil - DCU Center Arena (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

"Corteo" - Cirque Du Soleil - DCU Center Arena (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: January 12, 2023 through January 15, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Preludes" By Dave Malloy - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"Preludes" By Dave Malloy - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: January 6, 2023 through February 5, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Native Gardens" - By Karen Zacarias - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.) - REVIEW

"Native Gardens" - By Karen Zacarias - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.) - REVIEW

Performance Dates: January 5, 2023 through February 12, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"A Christmas Carol" - Adaptation by Troy Siebels - Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

"A Christmas Carol" - Adaptation by Troy Siebels - Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: December 17, 2022 through December 23, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Life of Pi" - by Lolita Chakrabarti - American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) - (Cambridge, MA) - REVIEW

"Life of Pi" - by Lolita Chakrabarti - American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) - (Cambridge, MA) - REVIEW

Performances: December 6, 2022 through January 29, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"A Christmas Carol" - Theatre Of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. at the Bradley Playhouse (Putnam, CT) - REVIEW

"A Christmas Carol" - Theatre Of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. at the Bradley Playhouse (Putnam, CT) - REVIEW

Performances: December 2, 2022 through December 18, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Into the Breeches!" - By George Brant - Studio Theatre Worcester (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

"Into the Breeches!" - By George Brant - Studio Theatre Worcester (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: December 9, 2022 through December 18, 2022 (Contact Box Office for Exact Dates and Times)

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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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"Life of Pi" - by Lolita Chakrabarti - American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) - (Cambridge, MA)

"Life of Pi" - by Lolita Chakrabarti - American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) - (Cambridge, MA)

Performances: December 6, 2022 through January 29, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Native Gardens" - By Karen Zacarias - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.)

"Native Gardens" - By Karen Zacarias - Majestic Theater (West Springfield, MA.)

Performance Dates: January 5, 2023 through February 12, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Preludes" By Dave Malloy - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.)

"Preludes" By Dave Malloy - Lyric Stage Company (Boston, MA.)

Performances: January 6, 2023 through February 5, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Art of Burning" - By Kate Snodgrass - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

"The Art of Burning" - By Kate Snodgrass - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

Performances: January 13, 2023 through February 12, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Sunshine Boys" - by Neil Simon - Theatre Of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. at the Bradley Playhouse (Putnam, CT)

"The Sunshine Boys" - by Neil Simon - Theatre Of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. at the Bradley Playhouse (Putnam, CT)

Performances: January 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2023 at 7:30pm January 22 and 29, 2023 at 2:00pm (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Marian: The True Tale of Robin Hood" - by Adam Szymkowicz - Theatre III (Acton, MA.)

"Marian: The True Tale of Robin Hood" - by Adam Szymkowicz - Theatre III (Acton, MA.)

Performances: February 3, 2023 through February 12, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Seven Guitars" - August Wilson - Actors' Shakespeare Project (Boston, MA.)

"Seven Guitars" - August Wilson - Actors' Shakespeare Project (Boston, MA.)

Performances: February 8, 2023 through March 5, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Small Mouth Sounds" - by Bess Wohl - Worcester Count Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.)

"Small Mouth Sounds" - by Bess Wohl - Worcester Count Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.)

Performances: February 10, 2023 through February 19, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Indecent" - by Paula Vogel - Concord Players (Concord, MA.)

"Indecent" - by Paula Vogel - Concord Players (Concord, MA.)

Performances: February 10, 2023 through February 25, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Bridges of Madison County" - by Jason Robert Brown- Opera House Players (Enfield, CT.)

"The Bridges of Madison County" - by Jason Robert Brown- Opera House Players (Enfield, CT.)

Performances: February 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Corteo" - Cirque Du Soleil - DCU Center Arena (Worcester, MA.)

Performances: January 12, 2023 through January 15, 2023 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Little Mermen" - City Winery (Boston, MA.)

One Performance Only! January 21, 2023 at 12:00 noon.

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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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Boston International Kids Film Festival Celebrates Ten Years (Watertown, MA.)

November 18, 2022 through November 20, 2022 (Contact Venue for Exact Times)

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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces 2022-23 Season

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Their 2022-2023 SEASON

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"Fireflies" - By Matthew Barber - Gateway Players (Southbridge, MA.)

"Fireflies" - By Matthew Barber - Gateway Players (Southbridge, MA.)

AUDITION DATES: January 29, 2023 at 6:00pm January 31, 2023 at 6:30pm

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METR® is a professional web-based magazine for Massachusetts theatrical and entertainment reviews.

OUR MISSION:
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There are NO fees involved for any basic review services.

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.  Workshops and any student productions will always require a fee.



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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 taking place.

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Links to LOCAL active theatre company web pages, upcoming auditions and our contributed reviews (mostly via Worcester Telegram) will also be provided.

WHY METR®?

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.

We are not restricted by service area, as with most print publications. So, if you are seeking a review for an event that is within an accessible distance for us to travel, we will certainly make the attempt to get there. Contact us directly 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

Contact Kevin at Reviews@METRMag.com

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