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‘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.