Tag Archive: review

Talented Gibson enlivens Fiddlehead’s ‘Aida’

DORCHESTER — When Disney Theatricals decided to recast “Aida” as a musical, it seemed a curious choice. Verdi’s opera “Aida” is an iconic work, so popular that the Metropolitan Opera had performed it… Continue reading

‘Assassins’ explores the killers behind the deeds

WATERTOWN — The word is infamous. But the majority of the word “infamous” — which means “well known for some bad quality or deed” — is “famous” and the definition of the word… Continue reading

‘Witches’ tries to conjure up a future in the U.S.

OGUNQUIT, Me. — The film “The Witches of Eastwick” not only had star power, it had star Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers. Based on the success of the 1984 John… Continue reading

ASP’s ‘Comedy’ is clever, fun, always entertaining

BRIGHTON — Sometimes, theater companies that perform Shakespeare seem paralyzed and straight-jacketed by the text, unable to move off a narrow interpretation of the piece. Not the Actors Shakespeare Project. For the peripatetic… Continue reading

NSMT’s ‘Chicago’: Murder was never this much fun

BEVERLY — Who says you can’t teach an old show new tricks? The musical “Chicago” has been around since 1975, but was just a modest success in its initial run on Broadway. It… Continue reading

‘Far from Heaven’: Cast overcomes so-so score

BOSTON — The Speakeasy Stage Company production of the new musical “Far From Heaven” succeeds on so many levels that it almost sounds ludicrous to say the one area it falls short in… Continue reading

No ‘Doubt’ about it: Stoneham production shines

STONEHAM — There are those who see things in black and white, even when gray would be appropriate. And certainty — in the face of obvious gray areas — has its costs. Playwright… Continue reading

MRT focuses on Cambodian experience in ‘Year Zero’

LOWELL — Charles Towers, the artistic director of the Merrimack Repertory Theartre who will be retiring at the end of the 2014-15 season, made it his mission to find a play that would… Continue reading

Sit back and let ‘The Lion King’ wash over you

BOSTON — The route of animated film to live stage production has worked out pretty well for Disney Theatricals. Animated movies such as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Tarzan”… Continue reading

Former ‘Cosby’ star makes fine ‘Dinner’ companion

BOSTON — Alas, there was a time when love did not conquer all, even in 1967 San Francisco, the American capital of liberalism and tolerance, where young people dissented and protested to their… Continue reading