Category Archive: Reviews

Reagle’s ‘Chorus Line’ faithful to creators’ vision

WALTHAM – Some musicals age well and others don’t. Some musicals will still be performed 50 years from now while others will be neglected and forgotten The Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece “A Chorus Line”… Continue reading

OWI’s ‘Red Velvet’: A powerful bookend of Othellos

BOSTON – June is bustin’ out all over. For some of Boston’s smaller theater companies, that isn’t good news. With June has come first sighting of decent weather and everyone rushing outside ,… Continue reading

In ‘Fall,’ Miller’s birds do come home to roost

BOSTON – He was never listed in his father’s obituary in the New York Times or mentioned in his father’s memoir.. He was never publicly acknowledged by his father. He was warehoused for… Continue reading

In Stoneham, the sisterhood disrobes for a cause

STONEHAM – Going by what they wore in the process of shocking the world, you could call it the sisterhood of the traveling bathrobe, or perhaps the sisterhood of the traveling dressing gown.… Continue reading

Magic of ‘The Wiz’ is from from cast, designers

BOSTON – The flying monkey and the witches won’t actually fly. Tornadoes? Only those created by humans. Toto will be heard and not seen. No, the magic in “The Wiz” is theatrical magic,… Continue reading

‘Madame Defarge’: Strong debut, but work to do

GLOUCESTER – A pensive Madame Thérèse Defarge is stewing in her wine shop in the Saint-Antoine section of Paris, patiently knitting, and someday she’ll run out of patience, put down her knitting and… Continue reading

Re-tooled ‘Allegiance’: Passion, power but flawed

BOSTON – The musical “Allegiance” is a passion project. One of its earliest supporters was the Japanese-American actor George Takei, of “Star Trek” fame who starred in the Broadway run and a recent… Continue reading

‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ is light-hearted fun

STONEHAM – Michael Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride” is a drag queen drama with family values, the kind of show you wouldn’t mind bringing even a first date or your mom to.… Continue reading

‘Two Jews’: Laughter amidst a struggle to survive

WATERTOWN – What do you do when there’s just of two of you, and you can’t stand the sight of each other? You look heavenward for answers and guidance. And then, of course,… Continue reading

A dinner party for the ages in Churchill’s ‘Top Girls’

BOSTON – The British playwright Caryl Churchill doesn’t make it easy for audiences. But she doesn’t make it easy for us to ignore her work, either, even work from decades ago that still… Continue reading