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In ART’s ‘Life of Pi,’ a dramatic tale of teen vs. tiger

CAMBRIDGE – The art of what is possible in live theater has changed rapidly in the past generation. Thanks to technology and the imaginations of theater artists, works of art can be transferred… Continue reading

The spirit shines through in Americana’s ‘Carol’

PLYMOUTH – You can bend, fold, spindle, or mutilate it. No matter how much you might change or adapt Charles Dickens’ 1843 masterpiece “A Christmas Carol,” the spirit of the piece always comes… Continue reading

‘Torch Song’: Love Yourself first, then others

BOSTON – Arnold Beckoff knew the score. Before you can love someone or have someone love you, you have to love yourself. And when you are a nice guy but you also happen… Continue reading

Like Old Man River, NSMT’s ‘Carol’ rolls along

BEVERLY – It was 45 minutes before the start of a recent production of  “A Christmas Carol,” and the lobby of the North Shore Music Theatre was already crowded. There were grandparents in reindeer… Continue reading

Cirque goes on holiday with ‘Twas the Night Before’

BOSTON – Cirque du Soleil’s first entry into the holiday entertainment genre borrows from a host of other works, but at its heart it’s still Cirque. “Twas the Night Before…,” now at the… Continue reading

‘Little Women’: Overflowing with warmth and charm

STONEHAM – When acclaimed choreographer/director Ilyse Robbins approached the Greater Boston Stage Company’s production of “Little Women: The Broadway Musical,” she did it through her own eyes, the eyes of a 12-year-old girl… Continue reading

Stiff upper lips quiver in ‘Play That Goes Wrong’

BOSTON – We all know how well the Brits do the standard murder mystery. They have fed us a steady diet of the genre through the BBC for decades. But what if a… Continue reading

‘Six’: Henry’s wives reborn as rock goddesses

BOSTON – Did you know that the many wives of the celebrated 16th Century monarch Henry VIII were all rock goddesses? It certainly hasn’t gotten much play through the centuries, but it comes… Continue reading

Hub’s ‘Breeches’ is a love letter to the theater

BOSTON – On the stage of the Oberon Play House in Boston in 1942, the “ghost light” – a theatrical tradition —  serves a different purpose, as a way keep the home fires… Continue reading

Hub goes ‘Into the Breeches!’ to close its season

BOSTON —  Hub Theatre Company of Boston will close its 10th season with the Boston premiere of award-winning playwright George Brant’s Into The Breeches!. Directed by local favorite Bryn Boice, this show is the company’s debut production… Continue reading