Tag Archive: RachelBertone

Lyric’s ‘Little Shop’ puts its best tendril forward

BOSTON — The late Howard Ashman and Alan Menken gained fame composing scores for hit Disney animated films that later became stage musicals, but they also had a hit with the 1982 musical… Continue reading

Unlikely love flowers in stirring ‘Spider Woman’

BOSTON – Yes, love can flower anywhere, even in a hellhole of a Latin American prison. The 1957 Manuel Puig book “The Kiss of the Spider Woman” was made into a 1985 movie… Continue reading

Moonbox ups its game again with stirring ‘Cabaret’

BOSTON – The musical “Cabaret” is a work of great risk and great reward, terribly difficult to do well because its core elements are so demanding. It is a mark of the progress… Continue reading

Barrett leads, others follow in Lyric’s ‘Gypsy’

BOSTON – The iconic role of Mama Rose in the musical “Gypsy” requires an actress who is not only a fine singer but who can win the audience over with the sheer force… Continue reading

‘Barnum’ is a funny, feisty look at an American icon

BOSTON – As “The Greatest Show on Earth” – aka the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus – prepares to take a permanent leave next month after 146 years of entertaining people all… Continue reading

Reagle, Ellis, Sheehan do right by classic ‘Carousel’

WALTHAM – You can take a few notes from a signature piece of music in some musicals that, when heard, immediately bring the play to mind. That includes the opening strains of the… Continue reading