Category Archive: Reviews

‘The Nether’: The lines separating two worlds blur

WATERTOWN – With virtual reality becoming an actual reality, we as a society are being asked to confront some uncomfortable questions about where technology may take us in the future. What if our… Continue reading

For six women, Vietnam War changed everything

“Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war.” – Marc Antony in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” WELLESLEY – No one came back from Vietnam unchanged. There’s no pigeon-holing the experiences of those who… Continue reading

Dazzling dancers, choreography lift NSMT’s “Mame’

BEVERLY – “Mame” is a battleship of a musical and North Shore Music Theatre has the crew to sail it. “Mame” had already been a best-selling book by Patrick Dennis, a celebrated play… Continue reading

Reagle’s ‘Chorus Line’ faithful to creators’ vision

WALTHAM – Some musicals age well and others don’t. Some musicals will still be performed 50 years from now while others will be neglected and forgotten The Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece “A Chorus Line”… Continue reading

OWI’s ‘Red Velvet’: A powerful bookend of Othellos

BOSTON – June is bustin’ out all over. For some of Boston’s smaller theater companies, that isn’t good news. With June has come first sighting of decent weather and everyone rushing outside ,… Continue reading

In ‘Fall,’ Miller’s birds do come home to roost

BOSTON – He was never listed in his father’s obituary in the New York Times or mentioned in his father’s memoir.. He was never publicly acknowledged by his father. He was warehoused for… Continue reading

In Stoneham, the sisterhood disrobes for a cause

STONEHAM – Going by what they wore in the process of shocking the world, you could call it the sisterhood of the traveling bathrobe, or perhaps the sisterhood of the traveling dressing gown.… Continue reading

Magic of ‘The Wiz’ is from from cast, designers

BOSTON – The flying monkey and the witches won’t actually fly. Tornadoes? Only those created by humans. Toto will be heard and not seen. No, the magic in “The Wiz” is theatrical magic,… Continue reading

‘Madame Defarge’: Strong debut, but work to do

GLOUCESTER – A pensive Madame Thérèse Defarge is stewing in her wine shop in the Saint-Antoine section of Paris, patiently knitting, and someday she’ll run out of patience, put down her knitting and… Continue reading

Re-tooled ‘Allegiance’: Passion, power but flawed

BOSTON – The musical “Allegiance” is a passion project. One of its earliest supporters was the Japanese-American actor George Takei, of “Star Trek” fame who starred in the Broadway run and a recent… Continue reading