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Best Musicals Turned Movies: The Shows Made Better on the Silver Screen

Several film adaptations of musical theater utilize the cinematic landscape to enrich storylines and narrative universes in ways that are impossible to achieve in live performances.

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Artist Profile: Adrienne Chan ’25 — Choreography as a Relationship, Dance as its Language

Chan believes the dance can exist as an independent art form and communicate significant meaning. To her, choreography is a relationship, and dance is a language.

Matthew Cole '24
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Artist Profile: Matthew W. Cole ’24 on the Balancing Act of Stand-up Comedy

Matthew Cole is an artistic multi-hyphenate, but comedy has emerged as a natural and consistent focus.

Josh Hillers
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Artist Profile: Josh R. Hillers ’24 on Communication and Connection Through Tech Theater

Hillers always aims to make his production environments “safe and welcome” so that everyone can appreciate and enjoy the process.

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‘Under Control/Utter Chaos’ Review: ‘Wait, Is This Play About Us?’

The show that “started out as a joke” is a hilarious, introspective, and ultimately touching work that speaks to the Harvard experience on a deeply relatable level.

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‘The Band’s Visit’ Review: Music Is Love And Hope

“The Band’s Visit” serves as a reminder that music can act as a bridge between people.

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Artist Profile: Claire Yoo '23 Has Fun and Makes Fun

"It’s so fun to do comedy, and to do something that makes people happy," Yoo said.

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‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Review: A Stunning Experience

“Jekyll & Hyde” was, in one word, stunning — the show utilized every element in the most fitting ways possible, to allow audiences a fully immersive peek into the dark, twisted mind of Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego.

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From Tuning To Bows: A Retrospective on the Pit Orchestra

The uplifting power of a pit orchestra plays a crucial role in giving Broadway musicals a polished, perfected feel. A good pit provides the foundation for a great production.

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‘Blue Man Group’ Review: The Absurd at Its Best

Part comedy show, part rave, part immense musical performance, Blue Man Group strives to create an unforgettable experience for its audience.

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‘La Cenerentola’ Review: The Disenchanted Fairytale in Boston

Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “La Cenerentola” gives the audience a fresh take on Rossellini’s bel Canto opera. Along with the exceptional orchestra, the actors engage the audience in laughter and bring them into the wonder of Cinderella and kindness.

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Theater

‘The Game’s Afoot’ Review: A Gray, Lethargic Attempt at Farce

Lacking speed and energy, Lyric Stage’s “The Game’s Afoot” falls short of farce.

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New American Repertory Theater Development Plan Unanimously Approved by BPDA

The Boston Planning and Development Agency unanimously approved development plans Thursday for relocating Harvard’s American Repertory Theater from its Brattle Street location into Allston, alongside construction of new affiliate housing.

ASAP and Teatro Footloose
Theater

‘Footloose’ Preview: An Uplifting, Warm-hearted Journey to Freedom

ASAP and ¡TEATRO! breathe new life into "Footloose," highlighting the story's diasporic themes and intergenerational traumas that are linked with many immigrant family stories.

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‘Undoing the Un-Doable’ in ‘The Book of Life’: Finding Healing Amidst Genocide Through Theater

“The Book of Life” transcends traditional theatrical boundaries, becoming a vehicle for both personal and communal healing.

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