Category Archive: Reviews

Cirque’s ‘Luzia’ brings Mexican culture to life

EAST BOSTON – The sun pretty much never sets on the entertainment giant that is Cirque du Soleil. There are 23 Cirque shows currently performing somewhere, seven of them in Las Vegas alone… Continue reading

Musical ‘Born For This’: Is it bound for Broadway?

BOSTON – Cue up the show-stoppers. There are enough vocal highlights in the musical “Born For This” at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, presented under the auspices of ArtsEmerson, to fill up three or… Continue reading

In GSC’s ‘Lughnasa,’ a loving family drifts apart

GLOUCESTER – In his 24 plays spread over a half-century, the late Irish playwright Brian Friel often cast a broad net in exploring the dynamics of familial relationships among his countrymen, which earned… Continue reading

After 75 years, you’re lookin’ good, “Oklahoma!”

  OGUNQUIT, Maine – The show must go on and it did. And it seems an overwhelming majority of theater-goers were glad it did. When Stephen Mark Lukas, who plays the lead male… Continue reading

‘The Nether’: The lines separating two worlds blur

WATERTOWN – With virtual reality becoming an actual reality, we as a society are being asked to confront some uncomfortable questions about where technology may take us in the future. What if our… Continue reading

For six women, Vietnam War changed everything

“Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war.” – Marc Antony in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” WELLESLEY – No one came back from Vietnam unchanged. There’s no pigeon-holing the experiences of those who… Continue reading

Dazzling dancers, choreography lift NSMT’s “Mame’

BEVERLY – “Mame” is a battleship of a musical and North Shore Music Theatre has the crew to sail it. “Mame” had already been a best-selling book by Patrick Dennis, a celebrated play… Continue reading

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