After the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, John Adams proposed that the birth of America should be celebrated with "parades, bells, bonfires and illuminations [fireworks]." It might be nitpicking to point out that Adams expected those celebrations to occur on July 2 rather than July 4, and that he did not include theater on his list of recommended revelries. But in June and July, as temperatures hover in the 90s, a stirring production of... More >>>