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Theater review: Outdated ‘Trouble in Tahiti’ fails to inspire

“Trouble in Tahiti,” which opened this past weekend as part of the Stanford Savoyards’ “Leonard Bernstein Double-Bill,” addresses many important issues regarding life, love and the crushing gloom that so often comes hand-in-hand with middle-class American values. Originally written by Bernstein in 1952, the show follows the story of a middle-aged married couple who, surrounded by…

A Criminal Cabaret: Getting away with murder

Last Friday, the Stanford theater community saw the opening of At the Fountain Theatricals’ production of “A Criminal Cabaret,” a collection of some of the most scandalous crime-themed pieces in contemporary musical theater. Directed by Michael Whalen ‘16 and under the musical direction of the incredible Makulumy Alexander-Hills ‘16, “A Criminal Cabaret” showcases some of…