Tag Archive: IlyseRobbins

Re-tooled ‘Allegiance’: Passion, power but flawed

BOSTON – The musical “Allegiance” is a passion project. One of its earliest supporters was the Japanese-American actor George Takei, of “Star Trek” fame who starred in the Broadway run and a recent… Continue reading

Sondheim’s reworked ‘Road Show’ still a bumpy ride

BOSTON – After many revisions, there are times when “Road Show” still appears to be an unfinished work. The musical now being performed by the Lyric Stage Company of Boston has been down… Continue reading

‘She Loves Me’ is full of many small pleasures

STONEHAM – There’s no chandelier dropping from the ceiling, or dueling witches flying across the stage. The musical “She Loves Me” at the Greater Boston Stage Company is a series of small pleasures,… Continue reading

‘Dames at Sea’ offers dazzling footwork, laughter

STONEHAM – Aside from the New England Patriots, director/choreographer Ilyse Robbins and actress Ephie Aardema just might be the best team around. They teamed up for three award-winning productions at the former Stoneham… Continue reading

Musical fable ‘Jonah’ both entertains and uplifts

STONEHAM – There’s no falling chandeliers, cats in costume or flying witches. But musicals come in all shapes, sizes and styles, and the Stoneham Theatre’s production of “Jonah and the Whale” is a… Continue reading

From St. George on down, Stoneham’s ‘Mame’ shines

  STONEHAM – Kathy St. George is the theatrical version of a hometown hero, and has returned several times to Stoneham since the Stoneham Theatre re-opened as a theatrical space in 2000. But… Continue reading

SpeakEasy delivers a sizzling ‘Scottsboro Boys’

BOSTON – The SpeakEasy Stage Company has no fear when it comes to remounting and repurposing Broadway musicals for its own devices, even the less successful ones. SpeakEasy mounted “Big Fish,” which had… Continue reading