Tag Archive: Stoneham

Kernels of comedy abound in GBSC’s ‘Popcorn Falls’

By Rich Fahey STONEHAM – Once in a while, a show comes along that reminds us theater doesn’t have to be a huge spectacle with falling chandeliers and large casts, and 3-D special… Continue reading

With ‘Miss Holmes Returns,’ the chase begins anew

STONEHAM – The remaking of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed  British sleuth Sherlock Homes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson  into a female duo in April 2018  offered theater-goers at the Greater Boston… Continue reading

‘Marie and Rosetta’: Musical legends come to life

STONEHAM – Since it opened in Cleveland in September 1995 on the shores of Lake Erie, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been playing a lot of catch-up. The Hall was… Continue reading

Civility wears thin quickly on ‘Neville’s Island’

STONEHAM — It‘s “Lord of the Flies” meets “The Office” with a splash of Monty Python and “Gilligan’s Island” thrown in for good measure. And a veddy British feel and touch. That’s the… Continue reading

A strong cast lifts Stoneham’s ‘Addams Family’

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams Family. The theme from “The Addams Family” TV show STONEHAM — Watching someone like Tom Derrah — whose acting… 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

After slow start, sun shines on ‘The Secret Garden’

  STONEHAM — There is much that is beautiful about the Stoneham Theatre’s production of the musical “The Secret Garden,” but you can’t get away from the fact that it is decidedly downbeat… Continue reading

‘Unbleached American’: Fine acting, needs tweaking

STONEHAM — Fame can be very much a two-edged sword, especially when your fame is generated by a song whose title will end up haunting you until the end of your days. And… Continue reading

Murder most funny in ‘Something’s Afoot’

STONEHAM —  Now that’s entertainment. If you’re a fan of the British murder mysteries that Agatha Christie and her like turned into an art form, you should get thee to “Something’s Afoot,” a… Continue reading

Like Santa Claus, ‘Miracle’ won’t let you down

STONEHAM — The major problem with doing a stage adaptation of an iconic 1947 movie — or in this case an iconic 1947 movie that was remade in 1973 and 1994, not to… Continue reading