Category Archive: Reviews

Huntington’s ‘Doll’s House’ never quite catches fire

BOSTON – The last time she appeared on the stage of the BU Theatre, Andrea Syglowski generated a lot of heat in the middle of winter in her award-winning performance in the Huntington… Continue reading

‘Hand to God’ : A teen’s grief in puppet form

BOSTON – Grief can take strange forms. It can manifest itself in almost any kind of behavior, including substance abuse, emotional outbursts, and irrational decisions. It can also manifest itself in the form… Continue reading

Davenport lays down the law in New Rep’s ‘Thurgood’

  WATERTOWN – There is writing on the stone facade of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. that spoke to the late Thurgood Marshall. The words “Equal Justice Under (the) Law” are highlighted… Continue reading

Burrows’ ASP goodbye: A not-so-stormy ‘Tempest’

BROOKLINE – Allyn Burrows is saying goodbye to Actors Shakespeare Project, if not to The Bard himself, as he leaves ASP to join Lenox-based Shakespeare & Company. On the way out the door,… Continue reading

ART’s ‘Fingersmith’: Dark doings in the Victorian era

CAMBRIDGE – On the darkest days of the year, the American Repertory Theater is offering a work exploring characters involved in the darkest of deeds, awash in the darkest of humor. “Fingersmith,” award-winning… Continue reading

NSMT’s magical ‘A Christmas Carol’ never gets old

BEVERLY – It remains the area’s premier holiday show, unchallenged and still undefeated, and seemingly rolling on forever, the Ol’ Man River of Christmas entertainment. The North Shore Music Theatre’s 26th annual production… Continue reading

New Rep’s ‘Fiddler’ takes you on a magical trip

WATERTOWN – There is something about the first strains of the violin in the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” that immediately transports you to a faraway time and place. The musical’s “Tradition”… Continue reading

MRT’s ‘The Kid’ isn’t a home run, but it has heart

LOWELL – It isn’t quite a home run. More like an extra-base hit. There’s a lot to like in the Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s world premiere production of Stephen Drukman’s “Going To See The… Continue reading

For holiday season, orphans channel Dame Agatha

  BOSTON – In the 20 years that Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans have been making theatrical magic in the space on the lower level of the Machine nightclub that Landry… Continue reading

Murder most foul, meet murder most funny

BOSTON – Murder most foul, meet murder most funny. The Lyric Stage Company’s production of “Murder for Two” is a two-hander with a twist. Jared Troilo plays a detective investigating the crime, while… Continue reading