“Barney the Elf” a campy, gay Christmas musical change of pace

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If your Christmas has been over-Caroled and your Nuts have all been Cracked and you’re just searching for something totally different from your holiday entertainment, you’ll find it at the Greenhouse Theatre Center, where Other Theatre has returned with its third incarnation of the gay camp Christmas musical Barney the Elf that, if one can judge from the reaction […]

Paramount’s “Elf” Is Simply Sparklejollytwinklejingley

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The magic onstage at the Paramount Theatre’s Broadway-quality production of Elf the Musical doesn’t even wait for the show to begin. Parents with young children will surely appreciate the projected elves that pop up in almost all of the set’s “windows,” drinking hot chocolate, winking, or waving at the audience. Watching for them is surely a […]

Redtwist’s “Saw My Neighbor” a Hilarious Study of Dysfunction

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The Bunkers. The Ewings. The Bluths. The Lannisters. The Sopranos. America is fascinated by dysfunctional families; our television screens are full of them. Sometimes, as in the brutal Lannisters, the dysfunction creates drama; often, though, we find ourselves laughing at it. When we see the Peter Griffin or Nancy Botwin or Homer Simpson messing up […]