Tag Archive: NSMT

Still the champ: Coffee, NSMT’s ‘Carol’ roll on

BEVERLY – One of the pleasures of being there at when a performer begins to develop what will become of an iconic performance is that you get to see all the little things… Continue reading

Big voices bring light to a dark ‘Jekyll and Hyde’

BEVERLY – There are horses for courses.  And there are singers for songs. No one really knew about a woman named Linda Eder until the musical “Jekyll & Hyde” premiered on Broadway, and… Continue reading

NSMT’s ‘Mamma Mia!’: Pure summer fun that works

BEVERLY – Many years ago, just before the first national tour of “Mamma Mia!” hit Boston in August of 2001, a press representative from Broadway in Boston was trying to explain to me… Continue reading

‘Peter Pan,’ at NSMT, is standing the test of time

BEVERLY – The true test of a musical score doesn’t come the first time you hear it, though once is often enough to determine the songs  are strong enough to stand on their… Continue reading

Dazzling dancers, choreography lift NSMT’s “Mame’

BEVERLY – “Mame” is a battleship of a musical and North Shore Music Theatre has the crew to sail it. “Mame” had already been a best-selling book by Patrick Dennis, a celebrated play… Continue reading

Fancy footwork abounds in NSMT’s ’42nd Street’

BEVERLY – In the opening moments of the musical “42nd Steet” at the North Shore Music Theatre, a curtain is slowly raised just enough so we can see many pairs of dancing feet,… Continue reading

Director’s experience, skills lift up NSMT’s ‘Evita’

BEVERLY – There is something about a life that blazes brightly before being snuffed out at a young age that inspires and fascinates writers and composers. James Dean, JFK and Marilyn Monroe are… Continue reading

NSMT’s fast, funny ‘Frankenstein’: ‘It’s ‘alive!’

BEVERLY – Those who thought Mel Brooks couldn’t write and stage a complete musical weren’t wrong once – when “The Producers” won a record 12 Tonys” in 2001 – they were thankfully wrong… Continue reading

Disney’s ‘Beast’ makes a joyous return to NSMT

  BEVERLY – When the Walt Disney Company decided to re-purpose its successful animated features for the stage, it was the theatrical equivalent of a baseball player starting his at-bat with a 3-0… Continue reading

NSMT’s magical ‘A Christmas Carol’ never gets old

BEVERLY – It remains the area’s premier holiday show, unchallenged and still undefeated, and seemingly rolling on forever, the Ol’ Man River of Christmas entertainment. The North Shore Music Theatre’s 26th annual production… Continue reading