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Slight, spooky story benefits from actress’ smooth transitions among many characters.

Omimeo’s “Black Light Magic: Halloween Dream” show is part black light, part tradition and entirely enticing. It encompasses the wonder at the artistry onstage and a desire to live in that magical world without further explanation.

Actor’s Theatre does Christopher Durang’s lightweight 2013 Tony-winner through Nov. 8.

Keanu Reeves wades through corpses in a movie with zero characterization. Grade: D

Wu Man, Mei-Ann Chen team for memorable evening of Mozart, Zhao, Schubert.

“The Four Temperaments” and Sasha Janes’ sexy “Dangerous Liaisons” have dancers moving and acting convincingly.

Director David Fincher’s in his element with this psychological thriller about a missing wife and a suspicious husband.

Changes add and occasionally subtract from the mood of a fine little film, but the overall effect works well.

A generic movie based on an ’80s TV show benefits from his (and others’) good performances.

Ben Kingsley leads terrific voice cast in story of misunderstood creatures aided by brave kids. Grade: A-

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Lawrence Toppman
Lawrence Toppman is a theater critic and culture writer with The Charlotte Observer.