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Blog entries tagged with 2015-2016 season

10 Reasons Every College Student Should See a Huntington Show this Season

by: Sabrina Katz at 09/04/2015 02:00 PM

In a vibrant, culture-filled city like Boston, residents don’t have to look far to find great performances. But for college students who spend their weekends in dingy dorm rooms, it’s time for something more memorable. Here are 10 reasons why you...

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Huntington Theatre Company Book Club Part. 1

by: Carolyn MacLeod at 09/11/2015 12:58 PM

The Huntington Theatre Company has a highly literary season this year, which is wonderful news for us book nerds! Below you’ll find book pairings to go with the first four productions of the Huntington’s 2015-2016 season. If you read any of these...

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Know Your Countess

by: Carolyn MacLeod at 09/18/2015 12:30 PM

Lauren Molina returns to the Huntington stage as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, the hilariously unhappy wife to the unfaithful and brutish Count in Sondheim's A Little Night Music. We had a chance to ask her about her about her first experiences with...

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Dear Sondheim, We Love You

by: Carolyn MacLeod at 09/24/2015 04:09 PM

When it comes to musical theatre, Stephen Sondheim is a national treasure. Sondheim has 19 major works and numerous collaborations under his belt, including West Side Story , Sweeney Todd , and Into the Woods . A Little Night Music falls squarely ...

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Smiles of a Little Night Music

by: Phaedra Scott at 10/02/2015 02:42 PM

Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist for A Little Night Music based his musical on the 1959 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. The movie is a comic tale of swapping partners during a midsummer night — the shortest night of the year....

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Choice - Make a Day of It!

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/09/2015 10:30 AM

The South End is both beautiful and historic, and a trip to the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA is the perfect excuse to explore it some more. Choice , the second show in the Huntington’s season, is located right in the hub of the neighborhood and ...

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Meet Winnie Holzman

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/16/2015 01:26 PM

In an article for Time magazine, reporter Ashley Ross states, “If it weren’t for Winnie Holzman, pop culture might be a very different place.” As the writer of the cult-classic 90s show, “My So-Called Life,” in addition to a few other television...

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The ghosts of the HAUNTington Theatre Company

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/28/2015 04:00 PM

Originally built in 1925, the Huntington Avenue Theatre is filled with lovely velvet seats and curtains, gorgeous architectural details, and…. ghosts? That's right, even FOX news ranks the Huntington Avenue Theatre as the 3 rd most haunted theatre...

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A Confederacy of Dunces - Make a Day of It!

by: Sabrina Katz at 11/06/2015 12:00 PM

The anticipation for A Confederacy of Dunces is truly building now that it’s only one week away! But that doesn’t mean every other part of the Huntington experience isn’t important – in fact, it’s so easy to enhance your day by taking a few extra...

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Meet Winnie Holzman

by: Sabrina Katz at 10/16/2015 01:26 PM

In an article for Time magazine, reporter Ashley Ross states, “If it weren’t for Winnie Holzman, pop culture might be a very different place.” As the writer of the cult-classic 90s show, “My So-Called Life,” in addition to a few other television...

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Who is Ignatius?

by: Sabrina Katz at 11/13/2015 12:00 PM

In his role as Ignatius J. Reilly, Nick Offerman has very large shoes to fill…and pants, and shirts, and sweaters. Mr. Reilly, a fat 30-year old who still lives with his mother in New Orleans, believes his best interests lie not in finding a job,...

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ICYMI: DUNCES Humanities Forum

by: Sabrina Katz at 11/20/2015 12:00 PM

Along with a great beard and thick rimmed glasses, Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces , for the stage. Mr. Hatcher understands the small details of the book, including the...

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The Novel Inspiration: John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces

by: Phaedra Scott at 11/25/2015 12:00 PM

“A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head,” begins John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces . The iconic image of Ignatius J. Reilly has a devoted following of readers and fans all over...

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The Character of New Orleans

by: Phaedra Scott at 12/04/2015 12:00 PM

“There is a New Orleans city accent…associated with downtown New Orleans, particularly with the German and Irish Third Ward, that is hard to distinguish from the accent of Hoboken, Jersey City, and Astoria, Long Island, where the Al Smith...

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American Music(als)

by: Phaedra Scott at 12/11/2015 12:00 PM

What is a song that reminds you of the holidays? What about the theme to your favorite television show? Music is a part of our everyday lives and has the power to evoke memories, inspire generations, and lift our spirits. Two productions in the...

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HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY BOOK CLUB PART 2

by: Carolyn MacLeod at 01/22/2016 05:30 PM

The Huntington Theatre Company has a highly literary season this year, which is wonderful news for us book nerds! Below you’ll find book pairings to go with the final four productions of the Huntington’s 2015-2016 season. If you read any of these...

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Why It Matters

by: Lizzy Benway at 08/04/2016 05:22 PM

“I feel found.” The statement feels odd. It’s heavy and profound, defined by an understanding that stretches beyond the typical awareness of a teenager. But she said it. With a vibrant smile on her face and eyes focused on the stage, this Boston...

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