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FRAULEIN MARIA Choreographer Doug Elkins takes “The Sound of Music’’ on a wacky, gender-bending ride with cross-dressing nuns and hip-hopping von Trapp children. In the Boston debut of this playful, family-friendly reimagining, Elkins combines popular and modern dance forms with the original soundtrack. Sept. 23-Oct. 3. $25-$69. Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington St. 617-824-8000, www.artsemerson.org FRAULEIN MARIA Choreographer Doug Elkins takes “The Sound of Music’’ on a wacky, gender-bending ride with cross-dressing nuns and hip-hopping von Trapp children. In the Boston debut of this playful, family-friendly reimagining, Elkins combines popular and modern dance forms with the original soundtrack. Sept. 23-Oct. 3. $25-$69. Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington St. 617-824-8000, www.artsemerson.org (Christopher Duggan)
September 23, 2010

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THEATER IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY) Director Scott Edmiston leads a strong cast, including the luminous duo of Anne Gottlieb and Marianna Bassham, in an exploration of the shadows and light in Sarah Ruhl’s play about the disruptive and liberating effects a certain device has on the wife and patient of a 19th-century doctor. Through Oct. 16. ... (Full article: 836 words)

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