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'Beyond the Horizon' healing wounds of a divided Germany with pop rock
'Beyond the Horizon' healing wounds of a divided Germany with pop rock

As performers of a popular musical crowded the stage for the curtain call, the audience came to its feet. Bundled-up children cheered. Grandparents beamed. Financial-world types let loose whoops. Theatrical enthusiasm is a familiar sight in Germany, where over the years, imports such as "Sister Act" and "Cats" have enjoyed fruitful runs. But this wasn't exactly Andrew Lloyd Webber. Audiences on this Saturday night were cheering for "Beyond the Horizon," which remembers some un-Broadway-like topics, such as the collective pain of the Berlin Wall and the harsh reign of the East German secret police, known as the Stasi. In Germany's 25th year of...

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