Tag Archive: review

‘Mamma Mia!’ brings live theater back to NSMT

BEVERLY – When you’re returning after a 21-month absence, you want to start with something that’s a sure-fire hit, a crowd-pleaser of the first order. That pretty much describes the musical “Mamma Mia!” the… Continue reading

‘Chasing Magic’ brings the A.R.T back to life

CAMBRIDGE – Ayodele Casel didn’t know right away that tap dancing was for her. She didn’t know its history and how it related to her, and how women – especially women of color… Continue reading

‘Rock of Ages’: Company’s joyous return in Norwell

NORWELL – The return of live theater to the stage of the Company Theatre is a joyous occasion, and it was obvious at a recent performance the cast was enjoying it just as… Continue reading

Huntington’s ‘Black Beans Project’ is a warm meal

The warmth emanating from a stove where spices and beans are meshing coincides with the warmth exuding from the storytelling of Melinda Lopez and Joel Perez in the Huntington Theatre Company’s streaming production… Continue reading

When ‘TJ Loves Sally,’ she’s now in control

On a contemporary, leafy college campus in the South, a historically important but troubling relationship is being reenacted. But the telling of the tale this time won’t be by historians talking about one… Continue reading

‘The Catastrophist’: A science story that sings

PROVIDENCE – Not every playwright can make science-based stories sing. But Lauren M. Gunderson is not just any playwright. Since 2015, she has been the most-produced playwright in the country (aside from William… Continue reading

ART’s ‘The Conjurer’s Club’: Virtual magic to do

CAMBRIDGE — Doing the trick is only about half of the job of the magician. The other half is setting up the trick,and selling themselves as performers. A good magician is also an… Continue reading

‘A brimful of Asha’: Mother knows best

BOSTON — When emigrants journey to a new country, they bring with them their life experiences – their culture, values, attitudes, the prisms through which they view life in general. But those same… Continue reading

‘Cato & Dolly’: In the front row of history

Laura Rocklyn and Kaedon Gray in “Cato & Dolly.” Photo: History At Play LLC/ Nile Scott Studios As the pandemic silenced and shuttered most area theaters, the interactive, immersive on-line troupe History At Play (HAP),… Continue reading

Trinity Rep heads online to keep ‘Carol’ going

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Necessity is the mother of invention. The Covid-19 pandemic posed huge challenges if the Trinity Repertory Company were to keep alive its 43-year-old tradition of presenting an annual production of… Continue reading