October 26, 2014
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That's Entertainment: Twenty years ago
Don Fowler

We traveled to Boston’s Wang Center to see this great new musical called “Phantom of the Opera.” Good seats were $50.

Smokey Robinson and Reba McEntire closed out the season at Warwick Musical Theatre.

“Pet Sematary II” was “more of the same drivel.” If you were a “Twin Peaks” fan you would have liked the confusing “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.” I said, “The movie is either brilliantly cryptic or a major put-on.”

Nicolas Cage starred in “Honeymoon in Vegas,” which had its funny moments. Clint Eastwood gave us the classic western, “Unforgiven.” Robert Redford starred in “Sneakers,” about computer crime fighters.

Theatre-by-the-Sea closed its summer season with a splendid production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Ocean State Light Opera Company presented Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers,” directed by the late and great Ted Tuttle.

Remember Vincent’s Marcello’s Restaurant on Gansett Ave. in Cranston?

Former Cranstonian Keith Brava played the lead in “The King and I” at the largest dinner theatre in the U.S., the Carousel Dinner Theatre in Akron, Ohio.

The Cumberland Company did Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at North Smithfield High School.

Avenue A, Rhode Island’s fine swing band, performed at the Apponaug Festival.

The 13th Annual Cajun and Bluegrass Festival was still in Escoheag.

City Nights Dinner Theatre was doing “Dames at Sea” in Pawtucket.

Marilyn Farina starred in “Nunsense” at Theatre by the Sea. She repeated the role recently at the Courthouse for the Arts.

We reviewed the Four Seasons restaurant on the Cranston/Providence line, still going strong serving great Asian cuisine.


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