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"The Spitfire Grill"
In the past few weeks, I am have been impressed with the quality of the acting and creative talents behind the following productions:
- "The Spitfire Grill," a musical based on the film, produced by Emerson Stage, Emerson College's Main Stage production arm. This production highlights the synergies that exist between the worlds of working professional theater and academia here in town. This show was directed by Spiro Veloudos, Producing Artistic Director of The Lyric Theater Company of Boston. Students get to learn under the tutelage of one of the most knowledgeable theater professionals in the region, and Spiro gets the satisfaction of helping to mold actors, stage managers and creative talent that may grace the stage at the Lyric in future years.
- BU students recently presented the Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Water By The Spoonful," and I found it to be every bit as moving and impactful as a professional production of the same play that I saw a few years ago.
- Boston Conservatory students just tackled the iconic and challenging "The Three Penny Opera." There were some impressive voices on display in the glorious Boston Conservatory Theater on Hemenway Street.
- Harvard and Radcliffe students just mounted a rousing modernized version of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance Of Being Ernest." Set in Manhattan and The Hamptons, it was a hilarious take on this classic comedy.