Tag Archive: review

Speakeasy’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’ sets the bar high

BOSTON – Those local theater troupes hoping to find themselves on award platforms for work done in 2018 are forewarned: The bar has already been set high. The Speakeasy Stage Company’s “Shakespeare in… Continue reading

Austen unchained: It’s pure Bedlam at the ART

CAMBRIDGE – It turns out again that pure Bedlam is a lot of fun. Bedlam is the award-winning theatrical troupe known for staging high-flying adaptations of classic works, usually performed by a minimal… Continue reading

BCT’s ‘Charlie Brown’ is a charming holiday show

BOSTON – The life lessons that Charles M. Schulz imparted in his classic comic strip “Peanuts” have stood the test of time. So have his characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the… Continue reading

‘She Loves Me’ is full of many small pleasures

STONEHAM – There’s no chandelier dropping from the ceiling, or dueling witches flying across the stage. The musical “She Loves Me” at the Greater Boston Stage Company is a series of small pleasures,… Continue reading

A human ‘nail’ triumphs in ‘Hold These Truths’

BOSTON – “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and… Continue reading

‘Man of La Mancha’ makes a welcome return

WATERTOWN – Fifty years ago, the Boston Red Sox completed an improbable run to the 1967 American League pennant. It was called “The Impossible Dream” team, and the team and its followers adopted… Continue reading

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