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Preservation is packed with power

Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 5 October 1998

IT HAS BEEN Boston Rock Opera's mission, since its 1993 inception, to dust off, kick up, give respect to, and sometimes tweak the rock operas and story-songs of the past, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, the Who's A Quick One While's He's Away, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper. The company held a one-off performance of the Kinks' Preservation Act 2 at the Middle East its first year. And it's back with the full-blown Preservation – a slightly edited composite of Acts 1 and 2 – at Tower Auditorium at Mass. College of Art. (Composer Ray Davies consulted with director Eleanor Ramsay and contributed several "author's notes".)

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