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Review: Touring Production of ‘Miss Saigon’ Tugs at the Heartstrings but Falls Short of Being as Moving as it Could Be

By Kim Jackson The current revival production of Miss Saigon at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) opens with the sounds of the legendary helicopter. Indeed, mention this classic musical…

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Review: Raleigh Little Theatre’s ‘Measure for Measure’ Effectively Tackles Shakespeare through #MeToo Lens

  By Kim Jackson Nearly 400 years later, Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure explores the complicated mixture of power, justice and the role of women in society. As with any number…

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Review: The PlayMakers’ Production of ‘Bewilderness’ is a Hilarious and Profound Romp

By Kim Jackson What Lin-Manuel Miranda did for Alexander Hamilton, Zack Fine may do for Henry David Thoreau: make us just as obsessed with this American literary figure as he…

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Review: Nostalgic Production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Feels Delightfully Fresh

By Kim Jackson Seeing a production of Fiddler on the Roof resembles how 16th-century theatergoers might have seen a Shakespearean play — most are familiar with both the story and…

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