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Notebook: 'Hocus Pocus' musical has all the brewings of an amazing show

BY GRACE PROSNIEWSKI

The time is right for a “Hocus Pocus” musical. I leave you to consider just how many virgin jokes could be made in such a show.

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Classic Italian opera 'Barber of Seville' the original sitcom

BY REBECCA GODWIN

The show has been translated into English for past performances, but this particular performance will be performed in the original Italian. “The reason we perform in Italian is because that is the original language of the piece and it’s actually a more beautiful language to sing in,” Swedberg said.

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A2CT's production of 'Moonglow' to capture complexities of Alzheimer's

BY TEHREEM SAJJAD

“Moonglow” ’s plot is a very concise one, but it doesn’t preach nor make judgment about the final phase of life. Rather, it presents a very somber issue with a humorous and romantic twist.

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Basement Arts' latest production to showcase wit in 'Loving Demise'

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

Milena Westarb’s play “The Loving Demise of Lord Blackwell and His Wife” got its first taste of life at “Playfest” 2013, an annual festival of theatrically staged readings produced by the students in School of Music, Theatre & Dance Professor E.J. Westlake’s playwriting and production course.

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Nikki Giovanni continues her poetic pursuit of equality in 'Chasing Utopia'

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

Giovanni’s latest collection, “Chasing Utopia,” is a more lighthearted reflection on younger days and a positive outlook on growing older.

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Modern ballet master Preljocaj to electrify Power Center

BY GILLIAN JAKAB

One of modern ballet’s masters, Angelin Preljocaj, the artistic director of Ballet Preljocaj, will bring his company to the Power Center this weekend as part of UMS’s fall season.

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Notebook: Morticia and Gomez Addams for best couple on the silver screen

BY REBECCA GODWIN

So you can keep your Scarlett O’Haras and Rhett Butlers, your Sandys and Dannys. Gomez and Morticia will always be the best film couple.

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