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WaterTower Theatre’s Wonderful Dogfight Avoids Period Piece Trappings

The haunting and complex score lays a solid foundation—along with Peter Duchan’s time-skipping book—for a show that never goes where you expect. As Eddie, the strong-voiced Zak Reynolds alternates between macho jerk and inexperienced boy. His fits of rage are nicely balanced with shy peeks at a young man desperate to make something of himself.

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Uptown Players’ The Boy From Oz is Long on Flash, Short on Substance

The marketing for Uptown Players’ The Boy From Oz—the first regional production since the show closed on Broadway with Hugh Jackman in 2004—relies heavily on the face and body of Alex Ross. It makes sense to sell the show with Ross’ dazzling white smile and tight, silver lamé pants, since the handsome actor is onstage nearly constantly.

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Giveaway: Four Pairs of Tickets to WaterTower Theatre’s Dogfight

Powerless to resist a man in uniform? What if he’s also singing? We get it, and we’ve got you covered. WaterTower Theatre’s production of the musical Dogfight, based on the 1991 River Phoenix/Lili Taylor film about a group of Marines out to stir things up the night before they ship out to Vietnam, begins performances […]

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