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2019-11-26

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Every Holiday Show Ever!: Your favorite theater and/or neighborhood troupe probably is doing a money making holiday show. It's treacle and shameless commerce, but don't be a Scrooge/Grinch and go see one! Most ( not all ) are kid friendly. JA

Sunset Boulevard, Porchlight Music Theatre, through Dec. 8: You can love or hate composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, but this classic story is strong and ya' gotta' love Hollis Resnik pouring heart into desperate, dangerous, deranged Norma Desmond. JA

Laura and the Sea, Rivendell Theatre, through Dec. 8: When a co-worker offs herself at the company picnic, the office memorial blog rivals Rashomon in its contradictory versions of what happened. You think anyone will change their ways? MSB

P.Y.G., Jackalope Theatre, through Dec. 21: When a bubblegum rocker hires rappers to teach him black hip-hop style, the resulting cultural appropriation cuts both ways in Tearrance Arvelle Chisolm's raucous new satire, energetically staged by Lili-Anne Brown. JA

—By Mary Shen Barnidge and Jonathan Abarbanel


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