Stage Door


Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice

Directed by Adam Fratto

At the Loeb Mainstage

This weekend and next


COMPOSER Andrew Lloyd Webber has a knack for turning the most unlikely subjects into inexplicably successful rock/pop operas. Jesus Christ, T.S. Eliot's cats, roller-skating trains, the Phantom of the Opera. And Argentine actress/first lady Eva Peron. Adam Fratto, who directed last year's Lowell House opera, bucks convention by having a rock ensemble, instead of the traditional string orchestra, play the rock-inspired score. Why has no one thought of this before?

The Bald Magic Hamlet

Adapted and directed by Mark Prascak

At the Currier House Dining Hall

This weekend and next

LAST year, director Mark Prascak wanted to put on David Mamet's Glengarry Glenn Ross amid the trees in Currier's dining hall, but he ended up putting it on in Currier's nearby Fishbowl. This year, the trees are gone, but Prascak gets his wish, as the dining hall will be the site of his musical adaptation of three works: Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano, Mozart's The Magic Flute and Shakespeare's Hamle

Knock Knock

Written by Jules Feiffer

Directed by Zoe Mulford

At the Quincy House Cage