Mark Morin

OSTC’s Victor/Victoria Is Topsy-Turvy Fun

As more and more words are deemed insensitive or offensive, musical theater remains one of the few places where politically incorrect language does not ignite one’s ire. Such is the case with Ocean State Theatre’s gender-bending musical comedy Victor/Victoria. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the suggestion throughout is that being gay is not “normal.” […]

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Little Women: The Musical Charms Audiences

Ocean State Theatre Company’s opening night performance of Little Women: The Musical, provoked both laughter and tears. Director Ethan Paulini has crafted a funny, powerful and moving production of Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical novel. He wonderfully captures the highs and lows of the March sisters during the Civil War while their father is away serving […]

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OSTC’s Born Yesterday Soothes Troubled Spirits

With all the angst and distress the recent presidential election has caused some, perhaps a good political comedy is in order. Ocean State Theatre Company’s current production, Born Yesterday, may be just enough to, at least temporarily, ease the suffering. Playwright, musician, comedian, actor, writer, raconteur and all-around renaissance man Garson Kanin’s witty look at […]

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The Grinch Who Stole The Nutcracker

For the dancers at Festival Ballet Providence, the year’s production of The Nutcracker will be remembered as the year “The Grinch Tried to Steal Misha’s Nutcracker.” For nearly 20 years, the company has been staging artistic director Mihailo “Misha” Dujric’s version of this holiday classic. About one week before Thanksgiving, Djuric and his assistant went to […]

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