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"The 'Oratorio for Living Things' is a miraculous, thought-provoking celebration of hope, life, and the human spirit, ravishingly expressed through a brilliant fusion of music and theater." Full Review
"4.75/5 stars...While audiences love it, it’s not just about singing sustained high notes for dramatic effect; Puccini stretches time and develops a context that ultimately leads to climactic vocal utterances. These moments are choreographed for dramatic power, irony, and a transitory sense of closure...This was an excellent production with music, drama, and staging at its best with a superb orchestra and coterie of vocal luminaries." Full Review
"The play is personal, touching, and thought-provoking. It’s all too human and plays on the side of hope, generosity, caring, and honoring the lives we possess. The audience gently, and audibly reacted to many moments created by the players. You’ll have to experience it to know how it all works out, but perhaps, 'Let not your heart be troubled…' (from the book of John 14:1-3)" Full Review
"Intimate Apparel reveals and documents everyday working-class people’s plights, trials, and tribulations. What happens to the heroine Esther in this production is realistic and poignant. My wife, a product of a culturally diverse family, saw firsthand her mother’s life savings taken by her father to buy a beauty parlor for his paramour – leaving her mother and two daughters in severe financial peril. Shame is often why these incidents remain undocumented, and spouses are sometimes removed fr... Full Review