Category Archive: Reviews

GSC’s ‘The Effect’: Is love real, or is it Memorex?

GLOUCESTER – Is that the alcohol talking, or do you really love me? You only have to spend a short amount of time at the nearest dating bar to know that when drugs… Continue reading

Flat Earth’s ‘Fat Pig’ packs a powerful punch

WATERTOWN – It all starts with the title. “Fat Pig” is a smack to the face, a punch to the gut, a strong signal about what playwright Neil LaBute has in store for… Continue reading

Fine voices lift Reagle’s family-friendly ‘Joseph’

WALTHAM –Before there was the “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,”a cantata premiered in 1970 by the very young duo of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. It was… Continue reading

Little things done right propel NSMT’s ‘Music Man’

BEVERLY – On its way to becoming one of the most popular musicals in theatrical history, “The Music Man” – celebrating its 60th anniversary – had a lot to say. Meredith Willson’s work… Continue reading

Great cast, direction give ‘Midvale High’ wings

CAMBRIDGE – The Nora Theatre Company’s world premiere of “The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion” at the Central Square Theater came with a sense of anticipation. Playwright Alan Brody’s award-winning drama “Operation Epsilon”… Continue reading

Well-done drama ‘Blood on the Snow’ rings true

BOSTON – Once again this summer, history will come alive – in the very spot it actually happened 247 years ago. The Bostonian Society and the National Park Service are again presenting Patrick… Continue reading

Huntington’s raucous ‘Ripcord’ has humor, heart

BOSTON – As the weather finally, hopefully, turns warmer and brighter, the “Virginia Woolf”’s of the world – as wonderful as they are – give way to works such as “Ripcord,” the Huntington… Continue reading

ART’s ‘Arrabal’: An unlikely pairing, but it works

CAMBRIDGE – It is an unlikely alliance, but somehow it works. “Arrabal” marries the tango, the Argentinian national dance, with the harrowing tale of a low point in the country’s history, and the… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Camelot’ gets a haircut, but it still works

BOSTON – This area has a special relationship with the Lerner & Loewe musical “Camelot.” The debut of the musical in 1960 coincided with the election and presidency of John F. Kennedy, and… Continue reading

Stoneham presented yet another skillful thriller

  STONEHAM – When it comes to a particular genre – noir, psychological thrillers, mysteries, etc. – the Stoneham Theatre has shown both an affinity for such works and a skill in producing… Continue reading