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Theater fell to a medley of misfortune

Debt, fire, dissension dogged North Shore

Patrick Wetzel (left) and Scott Davidson starred in the North Shore Music Theatre's 'The Producers' this spring. Patrick Wetzel (left) and Scott Davidson starred in the North Shore Music Theatre's "The Producers" this spring. (Paul Lyden)
By Geoff Edgers
Globe Staff / June 21, 2009

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When Barry Ivan took charge of North Shore Music Theatre, he thought he knew what to expect. For 12 years, he had been a steady guest director at the 54-year-old Beverly institution, marshaling dozens of dancers and scores of singers in eye-popping musicals like “West Side Story’’ and “Les Miserables.’’ Just before taking the top spot in 2008, he had ... (Full article: 1491 words)

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