Tag Archive: SpiroVeloudos

Sondheim’s reworked ‘Road Show’ still a bumpy ride

BOSTON – After many revisions, there are times when “Road Show” still appears to be an unfinished work. The musical now being performed by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston has been down… 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

‘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

Barrett leads, others follow in Lyric’s ‘Gypsy’

BOSTON – The iconic role of Mama Rose in the musical “Gypsy” requires an actress who is not only a fine singer but who can win the audience over with the sheer force… 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

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

Murder most foul, meet murder most funny

BOSTON – Murder most foul, meet murder most funny. The Lyric Stage Company’s production of “Murder for Two” is a two-hander with a twist. Jared Troilo plays a detective investigating the crime, while… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Warrior Class’: A three-handed chess match

BOSTON – You probably don’t want to see how either sausage or legislation are made. And, for that matter, you probably don’t want to see how political candidates are chosen, and how decisions… Continue reading

‘Company’: Lyric, Sondheim are again a perfect match

BOSTON – It can be said that “Company” ushered in a new kind of musical in 1970, a very adult, sleek, sophisticated look at relationships as seen through the eyes of a thirty-something… Continue reading

‘Starcatcher’: Peter Pan before he took flight

BOSTON – The story of “Peter Pan” has reverberated across the various media – books, stage, TV, film — ever since J.M. Barrie’s play “Peter Pan” debuted in 1904 and led to his… Continue reading