Tag Archive: review

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

Great cast, direction give ‘Midvale High’ wings

CAMBRIDGE – The Nora Theatre Company’s world premiere of “The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion” at the Central Square Theater came with a sense of anticipation. Playwright Alan Brody’s award-winning drama “Operation Epsilon”… Continue reading

Well-done drama ‘Blood on the Snow’ rings true

BOSTON – Once again this summer, history will come alive – in the very spot it actually happened 247 years ago. The Bostonian Society and the National Park Service are again presenting Patrick… Continue reading

Huntington’s raucous ‘Ripcord’ has humor, heart

BOSTON – As the weather finally, hopefully, turns warmer and brighter, the “Virginia Woolf”’s of the world – as wonderful as they are – give way to works such as “Ripcord,” the Huntington… Continue reading

ART’s ‘Arrabal’: An unlikely pairing, but it works

CAMBRIDGE – It is an unlikely alliance, but somehow it works. “Arrabal” marries the tango, the Argentinian national dance, with the harrowing tale of a low point in the country’s history, and the… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Camelot’ gets a haircut, but it still works

BOSTON – This area has a special relationship with the Lerner & Loewe musical “Camelot.” The debut of the musical in 1960 coincided with the election and presidency of John F. Kennedy, and… Continue reading

Speakeasy Stage’s ‘Bridges’: Romance in … Iowa?

BOSTON – Who knew a farm in Iowa could be so romantic? But it most certainly is in the Speakeasy Stage Company’s production of the musical “The Bridges of Madison County,” now at the… Continue reading

‘Gift Horse’: Early Diamond led to future successes

WATERTOWN – When playwright Lydia R. Diamond was writing “The Gift Horse,” she was still feeling her way as a playwright. It was her first play produced at a regional theater – by… Continue reading

‘Paradise’: A student and mentor teach each other

CAMBRIDGE – A student in search of a mark. That’s how it all begins in the Underground Railway Theater’s world premiere production of Laura Maria Censabella’s “Paradise” at the Central Square Theater. A… Continue reading

Take a wild ride with Lyric Stage Company’s ‘Barbecue’

BOSTON – This time, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston doesn’t want you to sit back comfortably in your seat. It starts when you walk into the theater for its current production of… Continue reading