Category Archive: Reviews

‘Good People’: A Southie you’ll want to visit

BOSTON — You don’t have to have born down on A Street or raised down on B Street to enjoy the Huntington Theatre’s production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Good People.” The native of South… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Mikado’: Some very inspired silliness

BOSTON — There is something to be said for two and a half hours of inspired silliness. “The Mikado,” now playing at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, in the most beloved of… Continue reading

‘No Room for Wishing’: Going inside the tents

BOSTON — From October to December 2011, they were a daily feature on the news: the community of tents and tarps on parkland in the Financial District of Boston, better known as Dewey… Continue reading

GSC’s comic ‘Crimes’ will win your heart

GLOUCESTER — Dysfunction, thy name is Magrath. And dysfunction can be a lot of fun in Beth Henley’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, “Crimes of the Heart,” which has a warm, winning production at… Continue reading

‘Marie’: The regrets of a reviled royal

CAMBRIDGE — Playwright David Adjmi’s “Marie Antoinette” is an entertaining and incisive look at history’s most reviled royal. “Marie” is having its world premiere at the Loeb Drama Center in a co-production by… Continue reading

NSMT’s ‘All Shook Up’ had them standing up

BEVERLY — Starting a musical with a parcel of Elvis Presley hits is like a baseball pitcher starting an at-bat with an 0-2 count on the hitter. Now that that is settled, it’s… Continue reading

Reagle is accustomed to Pfisterer’s face

WALTHAM — Broadway actress Sarah Pfisterer has become closely identified with the Reagle Music Theatre, shining in a long succession of roles over the past decade. Think David Coffee and George Dvorsky at… Continue reading

Company One’s ‘Chad Deity’ is a grand slam

BOSTON — Company One‘s production of Kris Diaz‘s “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” is an entertaining, funny and heartfelt two hours about what happens when you put yourself — and your body… Continue reading

OnBostonStages Makes its Debut

OnBostonStages will be an in-depth look at the theater scene in Eastern Massachusetts with mini-reviews, features, essays, and interviews. I will endeavor to give honest, informed, fair opinions along with profiles, notes and information… Continue reading