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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v13n25 (06/19/2014) » Section: Theater Reviews

At the Shaw Festival

Each year when the Shaw Festival announces its season, I quickly scan the lineup for plays I have never seen before. I trust the play selection at the Shaw implicitly and depend upon artistic director Jackie Maxwell to tuck irresistible surprises into the roster.

Cole at Kaleidoscope

Cole is an appealing biographical revue of Cole Porter’s songs devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan in 1974. As a look back at one of the most astonishing songwriting careers in history, the decidedly nostalgic show has long been a mainstay for companies that perform for older audiences whose memories of romance hark back to a more glamorous time.

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