The Best of All Possible Musicals

11 November, 2014 Theater No comments
The Best of All Possible Musicals

Leonard Bernstein’s operetta of Candide clinging to optimism in the face of countless horrors has a troubled history of its own.

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Hello, Foxes!

Hello, Foxes!

Lillian Hellman’s 1939 play The Little Foxes may be set in 1900, but the subject matter has something to say to the present day, being essentially about the rich screwing over common folk (and each other) to become even more rich. A new-money family on the rise in the South, the Hubbards are so hungry to make a profit that they’re willing to stoop to pretty much anything to make it happen. Having married into a cotton plantation, they’re wooing a northern cotton mill to come to town and stand to make millions on the deal, but they need the investment of sister Regina’s estranged, terminally ill husband to make it happen.

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