Tag Archive: Bostonoperahouse

‘Hamilton’: A story that belongs to all of us

BOSTON – In almost 26 years of reviewing professional theatrical productions, I’ve seen many long-running hit shows. But until now I’ve never reviewed a work that in a few short years has become… Continue reading

‘The Book of Mormon’: ‘South Park’ to Salt Lake

BOSTON – Broadway trembled when it was revealed that Trey Parker and Matt Stone – the creators of the groundbreaking but controversial “South Park” cartoon series – were planning a Broadway musical. And… Continue reading

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ is both dazzling and delightful

BOSTON – From the earliest days to the present – from “Beauty and the Beast, “ “The Little Mermaid” and “The Lion King,” to today’s “Frozen,” — Disney Theatrical’s magic has come to… Continue reading

Estefans’ ‘On Your Feet’ puts a bounce in your step

BOSTON – Not every life can be made into a musical that can both entertain and tell a story. But then most musicals don’t have the storyline of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, two… Continue reading

Order up: ‘Waitress’ makes a grand return

  BOSTON – Another prodigal show has returned home, and the good news is that the charm and good humor it showed a few years ago are still intact. The musical “Waitress” began… Continue reading

It’s no ‘Phantom,’ but ‘Love’ is a grand spectacle

BOSTON – The problem for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber was always: How do you follow up a show that’s been playing for 30 years on Broadway? “The Phantom of the Opera” recently celebrated… Continue reading

The ‘New Phantom’ remains a great spectacle

BOSTON – When you’re telling a tale as large as “The Phantom of the Opera,” little things matter.  OK, not so little things, too So while the famed chandelier of the Paris Opera… Continue reading

‘Neverland’ is great fun, but score holds it back

BOSTON – “Finding Neverland” could have been – maybe should have been – a great musical. After all, the work that is at the heart of the piece – J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter… Continue reading

Long may the musical ‘The King and I’ reign supreme

BOSTON – Long live “The King and I.” Yes, the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, based on Margaret Landon’s “Anna and the King of Siam,” has been around since 1951, but it is… Continue reading

‘The Illusionists’ aren’t your father’s magicians

BOSTON – This isn’t your father’s magic show. With the emergence of magic megastars such as David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and David Blaine, the term magician – especially if you’re making buildings… Continue reading