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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

NSMT’s fast, funny ‘Frankenstein’: ‘It’s ‘alive!’

BEVERLY – Those who thought Mel Brooks couldn’t write and stage a complete musical weren’t wrong once – when “The Producers” won a record 12 Tonys” in 2001 – they were thankfully wrong… Continue reading

Disney’s ‘Beast’ makes a joyous return to NSMT

  BEVERLY – When the Walt Disney Company decided to re-purpose its successful animated features for the stage, it was the theatrical equivalent of a baseball player starting his at-bat with a 3-0… 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

Blue skies ahead for NSMT’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

BEVERLY – What is it about tap dancing that makes us want to don a pair of tap shoes and strut our stuff? When one – or several, preferably – tap dancers strut… Continue reading

Bean as Brice is a dynamo in NSMT’s ‘Funny Girl’

BEVERLY – The line between comedy and tragedy is a fine one. Smokey Robinson sang of that in “Tears of the Clown” and there are many comedians and entertainers whose outward demeanor masks… Continue reading