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Don Aucoin

Aucoin is the Globe's theater critic and a coauthor of "Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.'' He has received numerous awards for his work, which has covered everything from television to politics to the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal.

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The ticket: Theater

By Don Aucoin , Globe Staff

Globe reviewers offer their recommendations for the best in local theater, including “The Lion King,” and “Doubt, A Parable.”

The Week Ahead: Arts

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Globe reviewers offer their recommendations for the best in local theater, dance, and more.

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Ellis shines, but ‘Far From Heaven’ is far from perfect

By Don Aucoin , Globe Staff

Jennifer Ellis is exquisite as a 1950s Hartford housewife, but this musical adaptation of the 2002 film never develops its own signature.

The ticket: Theater

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Globe reviewers offer their recommendations for the best in local theater, including “Sweeney Todd,” “Disney’s The Lion King,” and “Emilie.”