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Musical fable ‘Jonah’ both entertains and uplifts

STONEHAM – There’s no falling chandeliers, cats in costume or flying witches. But musicals come in all shapes, sizes and styles, and the Stoneham Theatre’s production of “Jonah and the Whale” is a… Continue reading

‘Exit Strategy’: Casualties in an educational war zone

BOSTON – If you know a teacher who has logged a considerable amount of time in inner-city schools, you might find they resemble a soldier returning from a long stint in a war… Continue reading

Sisterhood is tested in MRT’s ‘Women in Jeopardy!’

LOWELL – When the solidarity of the sisterhood is threatened by a possibly unhinged dentist, cue the laughter. Thankfully, it never really stops. The Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s production of “Women in Jeopardy!” is… Continue reading

‘Brecht on Brecht’: More context would have helped

WATERTOWN – Bertolt Brecht isn’t big box office anymore. But his thoughts and words were relevant in their time and many believe are even more relevant today. The New Repertory Theatre’s co- production… Continue reading

Fifty years after debut, ‘Cabaret’ is still stunning

BOSTON – This is where it all began. The brilliant careers of composer John Kander and the late lyricist Fred Ebb really took off in 1966 when their second musical – “Cabaret” –… Continue reading

Lyric Stage’s ‘Virginia Woolf’: A battle for the ages

BOSTON – Playwright Edward Albee was not all about making theater-goers feel comfortable. In his classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, now being presented by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, there is… Continue reading

Wilson, Ellis lift Trinity Rep’s ‘The Mountaintop’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – When you have a resident acting troupe such as the Trinity Repertory Company, sometimes the ideal person to play a role might not be a member of the company. And… Continue reading

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