Tag Archive: review

Moonbox’s ‘The 39 Steps’ is an exhilarating escape

    BOSTON – I have two new nominations for The Hardest Working Men in Show Business. Their names are Matthew Zahnzinger and Bob Mussett. Along with Kevin Cirone and Sarah Gazdowicz,, they… Continue reading

Huntington’s modernized ‘Tartuffe’ loses something

BOSTON – Moliere may have written the piece in the 17th Century, but many of the great plays are movable feasts. So while Moliere intended “Tartuffe” to be generally a treatise on religious… Continue reading

Trinity’s ‘Carol’ reminds us again what’s important

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Forty years ago, the Trinity Repertory Company made the decision to perform an annual production of “A Christmas Carol.” Someone, somewhere is still patting themselves on the back. Through the… Continue reading

As a musical, ‘A Christmas Story’ shines anew

  WORCESTER – For the past two decades, the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story” has been shown in a 24-hour loop on television beginning Christmas Eve and running through Christmas Day. A movie… Continue reading

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