Category Archive: Reviews

It’s the truth: Wellesley’s ‘The Liar’ is great fun

WELLESLEY – Centuries before Jim Carrey starred in the 1997 film “Liar, Liar,” about a fast-talking attorney who finds he must speak the truth for the next 24 hours, a French playwright named… Continue reading

Sondheim’s reworked ‘Road Show’ still a bumpy ride

BOSTON – After many revisions, there are times when “Road Show” still appears to be an unfinished work. The musical now being performed by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston has been down… Continue reading

New Rep’s ‘Unveiled’: The women under the hijab

  WATERTOWN – “Unveiled” is educational, uplifting and entertaining. The one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik at the Mosesian Center for the Arts is a co-production of the New Repertory Theatre… Continue reading

Speakeasy’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’ sets the bar high

BOSTON – Those local theater troupes hoping to find themselves on award platforms for work done in 2018 are forewarned: The bar has already been set high. The Speakeasy Stage Company’s “Shakespeare in… Continue reading

Austen unchained: It’s pure Bedlam at the ART

CAMBRIDGE – It turns out again that pure Bedlam is a lot of fun. Bedlam is the award-winning theatrical troupe known for staging high-flying adaptations of classic works, usually performed by a minimal… Continue reading

BCT’s ‘Charlie Brown’ is a charming holiday show

BOSTON – The life lessons that Charles M. Schulz imparted in his classic comic strip “Peanuts” have stood the test of time. So have his characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the… Continue reading

NSMT’s ‘Carol,’ Coffee remain local treasures

BEVERLY – It’s the same where it counts, but different in several important ways. The North Shore Music Theatre’s 27th production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – subtitled a “musical ghost story”… Continue reading

‘She Loves Me’ is full of many small pleasures

STONEHAM – There’s no chandelier dropping from the ceiling, or dueling witches flying across the stage. The musical “She Loves Me” at the Greater Boston Stage Company is a series of small pleasures,… Continue reading

A human ‘nail’ triumphs in ‘Hold These Truths’

BOSTON – “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and… Continue reading

‘Man of La Mancha’ makes a welcome return

WATERTOWN – Fifty years ago, the Boston Red Sox completed an improbable run to the 1967 American League pennant. It was called “The Impossible Dream” team, and the team and its followers adopted… Continue reading