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Maurice Emmanuel Parent in "Mr. Parent" at Lyric Stage Company.

Lasting lessons in Lyric Stage’s ‘Mr. Parent’

In his deep-from-the-heart solo show, stage actor Maurice Emmanuel Parent explores his five-year stint as a teacher in the Boston Public Schools.

Adam Pascal (in gray suit) and Olivia Valli in the production of "Pretty Woman: The Musical."

How ‘Pretty Woman’ became a head-turner

The hit film helmed by Garry Marshall has morphed into a stage musical that's now on its way to the Opera House.

Lynn Modell (left) and Ruth Benson Levin rehearse "Lighten Up"

This driveway dancing duo is helping to lighten neighbors’ spirits

In illuminated costumes, Lynn Modell and Ruth Benson Levin have been “touring” to area neighborhoods to help brighten long winter nights.

Demetri Martin, shown in his Netflix special "The Overthinker."

Comedian Demetri Martin has something he’d like to say, but he’ll keep it short

A master of comedic brevity, Martin plays two shows at the Wilbur Saturday.

Aaron LaVigne (left) as Jesus and Tommy Sherlock as Pilate in "Jesus Christ Superstar."

A ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ with swagger, but imbued with sorrow

The revival of the rock musical at Emerson Colonial Theatre may leave you feeling reborn, if just for one evening.

Maurice Emmanuel Parent with "Mr. Parent" director Megan Sandberg-Zakian.

The team that put ‘Mr. Parent’ in a class, by himself

Maurice Emmanuel Parent stars in the solo play about himself, drawn from his years as a Boston Public Schools teacher. But it took a trio of creators to bring it to fruition at Lyric Stage.

Lord Buckley shown recording in a Chicago studio in 1960.

Rather than try to explain Lord Buckley, he becomes him onstage

Watertown's Oliver Trager has written a book and screenplay about Buckley, the largely forgotten hipster storyteller and comic performer. That work has morphed into a solo show he'll be performing at the Lilypad.

Valerie Tosi with her go-to slice at Salisbury Beach.

Comedian Valerie Tosi knows her way around a joke — and Salisbury Beach’s Broadway Loop

The North Shore native is releasing her debut album, “Beach Trash,” later this month.