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First Nighter: Terrence McNally's Opera-Loving Golden Age, Paula Vogel's Civil War Christmas

David Finkle | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Will Bellini explaining he no longer writes because "I ran out of things to say" sate the on-lookers? How about the will-he-or-won't-he-do-it suspense of tenor Rubini's hitting that ground-breaking "Credeasi misera" high F?

First Nighter: Musical Carrie Flickers But Doesn't Flame

David Finkle | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Movie-goers haunted by the horror flick's final image will likely be waiting for it and dismayed when they don't get it. As they leave the theater, they'll realized they've had to settle for a not terrible but no more than mediocre version of Stephen King's prom-night nightmare inducer.