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‘Merrily’ rolls along brilliantly

“How did you get to be here?” is the question that “Merrily We Roll Along” explores as it follows the life of everyman Frank Shepard backward from the despair of his empty success to a time when his heart was still full of youthful hope.

‘My Africa’ still rings true today

Athol Fugard’s powerful work “My Children! My Africa!,” delving into South Africa’s legislature enforced Apartheid, is currently being presented in a top-notch production by Nevada Conservatory Theater.

Sin City Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ a dazzling experience

My magical journey to see the Zappos-sponsored production of Sin City Opera’s “The Magic Flute on Fremont Street” in downtown Las Vegas began when I arrived beneath the giant mechanical praying mantis at the entry to Downtown Container Park. I was swept up into a warm-up session of aerobics with Mission: I’m Possible, an evangelical runners group that meets there each Thursday before a run to The Smith Center and back. We stretched our limbs to the booming spouts of flame from the monster mantis.

Technically, ‘9 to 5’ can stop at 2

It’s easy to see why “9 to 5: The Musical” ran for only four months on Broadway. Because the book is based on the runaway hit film playwright Patricia Resnick co-authored, and with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, you expect more. Then, you wish for less.