Tag Archive: review

Abalian makes ‘St. Louis’ a charming place to visit

STONEHAM — It’s fun to watch an actor or actress grow as a performer. I give you Sirena Abalian , 18, a senior at Lexington High who has been acting since the age… Continue reading

Hibernian’s ‘Identity Crisis’ is original, but uneven

ROXBURY — Playwright Peter Snoad had a very original concept for a play, but at times the execution of his ideas falls short in “Identity Crisis,” a production of Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.… Continue reading

‘Barefoot’ is simple Simon, but it’s still great fun

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — It seems the plays of the prolific Neil Simon have fallen out of the rotation of many theater companies in recent years. So much so, I have a hard time… Continue reading

Lyric’s ‘Allergist’s Wife’ would make Busch proud

BOSTON — Theaters around the country are marking the three decades of playwright Charles Busch’s work as part of a partnership between the theatrical licensing company Samuel French, Inc. and Tony Award-winning producer Daryl… Continue reading

PigPen’s ‘Old Man’: Lo-tech, but highly entertaining

BOSTON — The PigPen Theatre Co. is in the best tradition of the traveling troubadours and storytellers who moved from town to town. In an era of 3-D spectacles and $300 million movies… Continue reading

‘Awake and Sing!’ finds light in a dark tunnel

BOSTON — The Huntington Theatre Company can look backward just as easily as looking forward. The theater nourishes new works and emerging local playwrights, but also looks backs regularly to revisit the classics,… Continue reading

NSMT crafts an emotional, intimate ‘Les Misérables’

BEVERLY — The debut of the hit musical “Les Misérables” in the West End of London in 1985 and on Broadway in 1987 heralded an era of big-budgeted, mega-cast, sprawling musicals that ran… Continue reading

‘Annie’ makes a grand, glorious return to Boston

BOSTON — National touring productions are like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get. So it’s good news that the national touring production of “Annie” at the… Continue reading

Speakeasy’s intense ‘Bad Jews’ crackles and sizzles

BOSTON — The name alone has created a controversy of sorts. The Speakeasy Stage Company‘s production “Bad Jews” by Joshua Harmon at the Calderwood Pavilion of the Boston Center for the Arts isn’t… Continue reading

MRT’s ‘Dusk Rings a Bell’ too much of a slow go

LOWELL — In the Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s production of Stephen Belber‘s “Dusk Rings the Bell,” a moment in time between a young man and a young woman is unearthed and becomes a 25th… Continue reading