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Theater Review: Northern Stage’s ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ delivers constant laughs
03-19-2024 4:31 PM


Like any art form, theater can carry a lot of ideological freight. Mercifully, sometimes it just entertains and amuses.And sometimes, it entertains so thoroughly that you forget everything but the present spectacle. That’s what Northern Stage’s...

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Art Notes: Real-life couple brings a ‘cosmic love story’ to life at Northern Stage
01-24-2024 9:00 PM


Some partnerships seem destined from the start. A pair of elementary school friends who get married out of college and stay together forever, or Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, to consider just two scenarios.But most people in enduring relationships...

Bomb threat interrupts drag story hour at Northern Stage in White River Junction
01-09-2024 2:15 AM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax disrupted an event at Northern Stage on Saturday, forcing families attending a drag story hour to evacuate the theater as a precautionary measure. The Hartford Police Department, with...

Theater Review: ‘Christmas Carol’ stays faithful to original
11-30-2023 3:08 AM


Ah, yes, “A Christmas Carol,” a quintessential wintertime tale that reminds us what the holidays are truly about: sending ghosts to guilt trip your mean relatives into coming to dinner.This season, Northern Stage debuts a fresh take on Charles...

Theater Review: ‘Selling Kabul’ a riveting, heartbreaking glimpse at US policies abroad
10-18-2023 10:42 PM


The lights come up on a man alone in a small apartment. Dressed in a T-shirt and tracksuit pants, he’s young and on edge, checking the television and messing with his laptop and a balky router. Given the state of the world, he could be anywhere,...

Art Notes: Local productions of a national scale
07-26-2023 4:56 PM


Floating out there on the internet is a Broadway World interview with Kennedy Caughell.Conducted just before the national tour of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” began a four-day run in Thousand Oaks, Calif., the interview recounts how much...

Theater Review: Northern Stage’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ offers gaudy take on the Austen classic
07-05-2023 7:09 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Before I attended Friday’s performance of “Sense and Sensibility,” the closing show of Northern Stage’s 25th anniversary season, I refreshed my memory of the story by watching Ang Lee’s faithful 1995 film adaptation, starring...

Review: ‘Sweat’ is a pitch-perfect look at a factory town’s decline
03-15-2023 7:49 PM


It’s 2008 and a tough but caring parole officer named Evan (played by Greg Alvarez Reid) meets with two recent parolees. Chris (Christopher B. Portley) is a mild mannered young Black man who once aspired to study education in college. Jason (Robert...

Northern Stage names new leader
12-11-2022 7:43 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The last time Jason Smoller, Northern Stage’s next managing director, and his wife lived in the Upper Valley 10 years ago, they lived off Colburn Park in Lebanon.This time they’ll live with their child in White River Junction,...

A Broadway career leads to the family feel of Upper Valley theater
08-30-2019 10:00 PM


“The show must go on” is a tried-and-true slogan in show business, where all good things come to an end, and flops end even faster. For Dorothy Stanley, the shows have gone on and on. And there’s still more ahead. Stanley, now in her 60s and settled...

New Hampshire Native Gordon Clapp Was Born to Portray Frost
10-05-2017 11:27 AM

By David Corriveau

… I’d like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate willfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return ... Robert Frost, — from Birches Growing up in North Conway, N.H., in...

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