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One of contemporary theater’s most powerful rock operas, Next to Normal, concerns a family dealing with the mother’s bipolar disorder. And you have the opportunity to see this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning phenom in a strong production on Riverside Theatre’s intimate Waxlax Stage.
At the risk of sounding sexist… Riverside Theatre has opened a handsome production of a play that could turn husbands into theater patrons.
It’s Lombardi, a long one-act about famed Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi. And it’s not a musical and it doesn’t have an intermission, so even those husbands who went to Sunday’s matinee still got home in time for the Super Bowl.
Riverside Theatre chose an intriguing time to mount its handsome and exquisitely well-performed production of Mark St. Germain’s play, Freud’s Last Session. Indeed, opening it between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, a time that challenges the Christian faithful to relinquish rational thought for spiritual belief, mirrors the drama’s lingering questions about faith.
VERO BEACH — Good songs tell compelling stories. And after seeing Riverside Theatre’s stylish, smart and vivacious production of Swinging on a Star, you’ll think no one did it better than Johnny Burke.