Play On! executive director Alex Citron takes his long-running nonprofit theater to Belmont.  Photo credit: Christian Hommel

Play On! Theatre begins a new era in a new space

Nothing screams summer like weekend yard sales, and on this sunny Saturday in late April, one lot at The Ix Project stands apart from the rest. Instead of the typical hand-me-down clothes and dated board games, bargain hunters comb through overflowing costume trunks, warehouse shelves of lighting equipment, and table after table of stage props […]

“We were way ahead of our time,” said Felipe Rose (second from left). “It’s something that nobody had ever tried, and it’s so different that it still sells to many generations across the board for many decades.” Publicity photo

Interview: Felipe Rose’s unexpected role in The Village People

Like Playskool figures come to life, The Village People emerged on the disco scene in 1977, and by the following year the entire country was singing and mimicking the vocal group’s famous “Y.M.C.A.” moves. An act derived from the gay culture of Greenwich Village, the group formed when Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo spotted a […]