Category Archive: Reviews

Fancy footwork abounds in NSMT’s ’42nd Street’

BEVERLY – In the opening moments of the musical “42nd Steet” at the North Shore Music Theatre, a curtain is slowly raised just enough so we can see many pairs of dancing feet,… Continue reading

‘Souvenir’: A repeat very much worth watching

BOSTON – A decade has passed since Leigh Barrett and Will McGarrahan first graced the stage of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston in Stephen Temperley’s “Souvenir,” the story of Florence Foster Jenkins… Continue reading

Merrimack’s ‘Silent Sky’ : A woman lost in the stars

LOWELL – When a young woman finds herself lost in the stars, she makes it her goal to work in the field where she can make her life amidst the celestial objects. In… Continue reading

Speakeasy’s ‘team’ shines in ‘The Curious Incident’

BOSTON – In sports parlance, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a total team effort. The Speakeasy Stage Company production of the Tony Award-winning play by Simon Stephens at… Continue reading

Two souls comfort each other in ‘Guide for Homesick’

BOSTON – When we’re carrying a heavy burden, our tendency is to try and off-load it in any way we can. When two men meet in 2011 in an Amsterdam hotel, they end… Continue reading

There are too many bumps along ‘Alligator Road’

STONEHAM – New works are the lifeblood of the theater, refreshing, renewing and reinvigorating the theatrical canon. But with new work comes both risk and reward, and while readings and staged readings are… Continue reading

At Ogunquit, a promising, powerful ‘Eternity’

OGUNQUIT, Maine – In the restless days before the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, members of G Company, based in Schofield Barracks on Oahu in Hawaii are at war… Continue reading

Director’s experience, skills lift up NSMT’s ‘Evita’

BEVERLY – There is something about a life that blazes brightly before being snuffed out at a young age that inspires and fascinates writers and composers. James Dean, JFK and Marilyn Monroe are… Continue reading

Andy, Truman would have loved ‘WARHOLCAPOTE’

CAMBRIDGE – Andy Warhol and Truman Capote would likely have approved of the creativity in what the American Repertory Theater is calling the new production based on their relationship. “WarholCapote,” subtitled “a non-fiction… Continue reading

‘Constellations’: Second chance at first impression

CAMBRIDGE – You don’t get a second chance at a first impression. Or do you? At a barbecue, a Cambridge University academic named Marianne is in an awkward conversation with a man she… Continue reading