Arcade Fire

Overrated/Underrated: Arcade Fire burns out with 'Everything Now,' and the gentle heaviness of Cloakroom

Overrated/Underrated: Arcade Fire burns out with 'Everything Now,' and the gentle heaviness of Cloakroom

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“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Ahmanson Theatre: A Tony Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling 2003 novel, this story of a boy named Christopher who investigates the death of a neighbor’s pet offers an immersive, empathetic venture into its main character’s mind, which functions somewhere along the autism spectrum. Flashes of light, video projections and blasts of electronic noise transform an otherwise spare stage into a bustling train station or Christopher’s horror of being unexpectedly touched, and add a vivid yet humane warmth to his journey.

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