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"Little Shop of Horrors" - by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.) - REVIEW

"Little Shop of Horrors" - by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: May 16, 2024 through May 26, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Romeo and Juliet" - by William Shakespeare - Actors' Shakespeare Project (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"Romeo and Juliet" - by William Shakespeare - Actors' Shakespeare Project (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: May 10, 2024 through June 2, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Sister Act" - Alan Menken - Colonial Chorus Players (Reading, MA.) - REVIEW

"Sister Act" - Alan Menken - Colonial Chorus Players (Reading, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: May 10, 2024 through May 12, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Dial 'M' for Murder" - by Jeffrey Hatcher - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.) - REVIEW

"Dial 'M' for Murder" - by Jeffrey Hatcher - Greater Boston Stage Company (Stoneham, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: May 3, 2024 through May 19, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"A Strange Loop" - by Michael R. Jackson - SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"A Strange Loop" - by Michael R. Jackson - SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: April 26, 2024 through May 25, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"The Full Monty" - by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek - Umbrella Arts Center (Concord, MA.) - REVIEW

"The Full Monty" - by Terrence McNally and David Yazbek - Umbrella Arts Center (Concord, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: April 26, 2024 through May 19, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Nine" - by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit - Worcester County Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

"Nine" - by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit - Worcester County Light Opera Company (Worcester, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: April 26, 2024 through May 5, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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Gordon Clapp in "Robert Frost: This Verse Business" - by A.M. Dolan at the BCA (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Gordon Clapp in "Robert Frost: This Verse Business" - by A.M. Dolan at the BCA (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Limited Engagement! One Week Only! April 23, 2024 through April 28, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Hadestown" - by Anaïs Mitchell - Boch Center Wang Theatre (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

"Hadestown" - by Anaïs Mitchell - Boch Center Wang Theatre (Boston, MA.) - REVIEW

Performances: April 23, 2024 at 7:00pm April 24, 25, 2024 at 7:30pm April 26, 2024 at 8:00pm April 27, 2024 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm April 28, 2024 at 1:00pm & 6:30pm

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"Touching the Void" - by David Greig - Apollinaire Theatre Company (Chelsea, MA.)

"Touching the Void" - by David Greig - Apollinaire Theatre Company (Chelsea, MA.)

Performances: April 19, 2024 through May 26, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Alice by Heart" - by Steven Sater, Jessie Nelson and Duncan Sheik - The Cannon Theatre (Devens, MA.)

"Alice by Heart" - by Steven Sater, Jessie Nelson and Duncan Sheik - The Cannon Theatre (Devens, MA.)

Performances: May 10, 2024 through May 26, 2024 (Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

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"Romeo and Juliet" - by William Shakespeare - Actors' Shakespeare Project (Boston, MA.)

"Romeo and Juliet" - by William Shakespeare - Actors' Shakespeare Project (Boston, MA.)

Performances: May 10, 2024 through June 2, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Little Shop of Horrors" - by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.)

"Little Shop of Horrors" - by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman - Calliope Productions (Boylston, MA.)

Performances: May 16, 2024 through May 26, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Toni Stone" - by Lydia R. Diamond - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

"Toni Stone" - by Lydia R. Diamond - Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA.)

Performances: May 17, 2024 through June 16, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Once" - by Edna Walsh, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, R.I.)

"Once" - by Edna Walsh, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, R.I.)

Performances: May 23, 2024 through June 16, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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Rufus Wainwright performs at the City Winery (Boston, MA.)

Rufus Wainwright performs at the City Winery (Boston, MA.)

Two Shows Only! May 24, 2024 at 6:30pm May 24, 2024 at 9:30pm

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"Gatsby" - Florence Welch, Thomas Bartlett, Martyna Majok - American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

"Gatsby" - Florence Welch, Thomas Bartlett, Martyna Majok - American Repertory Theater (Cambridge, MA.)

Performances: May 25, 2024 through August 3, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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"Sealed for Freshness" - by Doug Stone - New Players Theatre Guild (Fitchburg, MA.)

"Sealed for Freshness" - by Doug Stone - New Players Theatre Guild (Fitchburg, MA.)

Performances: May 31, 2024 through June 9, 2024 (Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

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"Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike" - by Christopher Durang - Gloucester Stage Company (Gloucester, MA.)

"Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike" - by Christopher Durang - Gloucester Stage Company (Gloucester, MA.)

Performances: May 31, 2024 through June 23, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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Tony Trischka to Perform at Club Passim (Cambridge, MA.)

One Night Only! June 8, 2024 at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm.

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Rufus Wainwright performs at the City Winery (Boston, MA.)

Two Shows Only! May 24, 2024 at 6:30pm May 24, 2024 at 9:30pm

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"Making God Laugh" - by Sean Grennan - Georgetown Theatre Workshop (Byfield, MA.)

Performances: May 11, 2024 through May 19, 2024 (Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

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"Parade" - by Jason Robert Brown - Emerson Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA.)

Performances: March 11, 2025 through March 23, 2025 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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METRMAG Spotlight On: Amaya Braganza is “Eurydice” in the Boch Center Wang Theatre's "HADESTOWN" (Boston, MA.)

Performances: April 23, 2024 at 7:00pm April 24, 25, 2024 at 7:30pm April 26, 2024 at 8:00pm April 27, 2024 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm April 28, 2024 at 1:00pm & 6:30pm

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Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" in REP with Katie Bender's "Judith" - The Hanover Theatre THT Rep (Worcester, MA.)

Performances: April 11, 2024 through May 5, 2024 (Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

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METRMag AUDITION LINK PORTAL

METRMag AUDITION LINK PORTAL

Dozens of individual links that will take you direct to the sites of many theatre companies in Massachusetts that may be holding auditions.

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"The Prom" - by Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin & Matthew Sklar - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - AUDITIONS

"The Prom" - by Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin & Matthew Sklar - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Audition Dates: May 21, 2024 at 7:00pm May 22, 2024 at 7:00pm All auditions are by appointment only. Possible Thursday callbacks if needed.

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FEATURED STORIES and REVIEWS will remain on the METRMag site until such time as they may be required to be archived. 

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A major difference between METRMag® and other standard print publications is that we try to cover one weekend performances which tend to be overlooked due to time/print restrictions.

However, if you do have an event that is only one weekend and yet still want a review, METRMag will be happy to see if we can schedule in a review.

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Since 2007 Kevin has been correspondent for 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 
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