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‘Fabulation’: A woman who’s down but not out

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – The lead character in Lynn Nottage’s comedy “Fabulation or, The Re-Education of Undine” stuns everyone in the drug counseling group she has been sentenced to when she says:… Continue reading

Kernels of comedy abound in GBSC’s ‘Popcorn Falls’

By Rich Fahey STONEHAM – Once in a while, a show comes along that reminds us theater doesn’t have to be a huge spectacle with falling chandeliers and large casts, and 3-D special… Continue reading

‘Jonathan’: His success may depend on others

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – We all want to fit in. And we all want to be good at what we do. Jonathan Gibbs is no exception. He is 19, a high school… Continue reading

‘Fourth Turning’: A rare spotlight on conservatives

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – Now in its 32nd season, the SpeakEasy Stage Company has never shied away from works described as “provocative” or “controversial.” Instead, you can expect noteworthy works described that… Continue reading

On ‘Sing Street,’ a teen finds both love and music

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – The pretty girl/model necessary for the all-important music video was all set. Now all he needed was a band. Conor Lawlor (Adam Bregman) is on a quest to… Continue reading

NSMT’s ‘Buddy Holly Story’: the music never died

By Rich Fahey BEVERLY – No less than the great musical storyteller Don McLean sang in his immortal tune “American Pie” about “The Day The Music Died.” On February 3, 1959, American rock… Continue reading

The legend of ‘Anastasia’ endures and entrances

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – It was, in some ways. putting the cart before the horse. The 1997  film “Anastasia” is one of many animated films to find their way onto the stage.… Continue reading

CSC, Shakespeare hit a home run on the Common

By Rich Fahey BOSTON – It was a home run of an evening for an institution and a tradition that surely could use one. The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has been performing its free… Continue reading

NSMT’s ‘Cinderella’ is a story, spectacle for our time

By Rich Fahey BEVERLY – The North Shore Music Theatre isn’t superstitious and doesn’t harbor a grudge, and that’s a good thing. A devastating fire during a run of the musical “Rodgers &… Continue reading

‘The Robber Bridegroom’ an ideal summer escape

By Rich Fahey PLYMOUTH – You can meet some very interesting characters in the backwoods of the 18th century Mississippi territory. And while you’re there it’s also a good idea to keep a… Continue reading