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This Week's Off-Broadway Openings: June 21st-June 27th

June 21, 2010 - by CityGuide News

Cinderella - A cast of 24 tri-state teens and youngsters bring to the life the classic Cinderella story with a summer Hawaiian twist.

Civil War Voices - The true stories of five individuals who lived through the conflict, using their actual words that were left behind in diaries, letters, and other writings. Through the lives and words of these individuals, the struggles, hardships and sacrifices of Americans become understandable and real as the Civil War progresses.

Die Roten Punkte - The Pop-Punk/Electro-Clash and Comedy sensation Die Roten Punkte has been described as a "tantrum-loving, sonic collision between Plastic Bertrand, Kraftwerk and early Ramones." Things have not always been easy for the Rots. After being orphaned at a young age (their parents were killed by a lion or a train, depending on which sibling's story you believe), the pair scraped by in squats in Kreutzberg and became homeless in Amsterdam. But after a baptism by fire (started by one of Astrid's cigarettes) in the underground rock scene of Berlin, they have clawed their way to European fame in true punk rock tradition.

Spaghetti and Matzo Balls Fuhgeddaboudit - What happens when a nice Italian boy falls in love with a sweet Jewish girl? This is a romantic comedy that tells the story of Tony and Sarah, two college kids from Brooklyn who fall in love. But when her mother finds out...she has a heart attack!

Too Much Pride Makes The Baby Go Gay - The New York Neo-Futurists present their 4th Annual Pride special edition of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, this year benefiting LGBTQ advocacy in Uganda. 30 short plays (in under an hour!)  reveal the struggle, the joy, the power of being out and proud in New York City in support of acceptance and freedom for all the world's citizens.

The XYZ Files - A 45 minute one-act spoof on The X-Files TV and film franchise.

Yearbook: The High School Musical - Before Glee and High School Musical there was Yearbook: A High School Musical. The show takes the audience on fun yet poignant ride through a class of high school student's senior year. The cast of 24 performs 25 songs in this two-hour show, suitable for all ages.

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