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In Stoneham, the sisterhood disrobes for a cause

STONEHAM – Going by what they wore in the process of shocking the world, you could call it the sisterhood of the traveling bathrobe, or perhaps the sisterhood of the traveling dressing gown.… Continue reading

Magic of ‘The Wiz’ is from from cast, designers

BOSTON – The flying monkey and the witches won’t actually fly. Tornadoes? Only those created by humans. Toto will be heard and not seen. No, the magic in “The Wiz” is theatrical magic,… Continue reading

‘Madame Defarge’: Strong debut, but work to do

GLOUCESTER – A pensive Madame Thérèse Defarge is stewing in her wine shop in the Saint-Antoine section of Paris, patiently knitting, and someday she’ll run out of patience, put down her knitting and… Continue reading

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

‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ is light-hearted fun

STONEHAM – Michael Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride” is a drag queen drama with family values, the kind of show you wouldn’t mind bringing even a first date or your mom to.… Continue reading

‘Two Jews’: Laughter amidst a struggle to survive

WATERTOWN – What do you do when there’s just of two of you, and you can’t stand the sight of each other? You look heavenward for answers and guidance. And then, of course,… Continue reading

A dinner party for the ages in Churchill’s ‘Top Girls’

BOSTON – The British playwright Caryl Churchill doesn’t make it easy for audiences. But she doesn’t make it easy for us to ignore her work, either, even work from decades ago that still… Continue reading

At the Nora, five pioneering women lost in the stars

CAMBRIDGE – They looked heavenward and found inspiration. What they didn’t find was support for the work they loved to do. In “The Women Who Mapped The Stars,” Playwright Joyce Van Dyke’s cast… Continue reading

Hub’s wild, wild ‘West’: Comic chaos in the desert

BOSTON – Discord and discomfort run rampant. It’s comic chaos in the desert. It’s just what the late playwright Sam Shepard was aiming for in “True West,” as the fortunes of two mismatched… 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