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Erik Bailey

Erik Bailey

He is a graduate of Dean College where he earned a BA in Theatre with a concentration in musical theatre. In his thirteen years in the world of theatre he has seen both onstage and off in a multitude of roles. Some of his on stage credits include the Baker (Into the Woods. Anna Maria College), Starveling (A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dean College), the Mayor (Bye, Bye, Birdie. Dean College), and ensemble (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Dean College). Off stage he has served as music director (The Dark I Know Well, RCBoston. Assassins, Milford Performing Arts Center. The Little Mermaid Jr, Backstage Rep. Bellingham), lighting designer (King John, Praxis Stage. A Midsummer Nights Dream, Milford Performing Arts Center. Restless, Dean College. Twelfth Night, Dean College), and many other positions.


Review: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE at The Emerson Colonial Theatre
July 14, 2022

Biographical jukebox musicals are becoming more and more common. They use a singer and/or songwriter’s music to tell that person’s life story. The most recent addition to the cannon is A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL (now playing at the Emerson Colonial Theatre until August 7th). 

Review: American Repertory Theater and Roundabout Theatre Company's 1776 is a Master Class in Musical Theatre Revivals
July 8, 2022

It is no surprise to anyone that we are living in an incredibly politically charged time. One can’t help but wonder if this is the future our Founding Fathers had envisioned for our country. 1776 gives us a look at what may have been going through their minds when leading America to its independence.

BWW Review: THE INHERITANCE at SpeakEasy Stage is a Six and a Half Hour Look at How Our Lives Make a Lasting Impact
June 2, 2022

'He has a story to tell- it is banging around inside him, aching to come out. But how does he begin?' These are the first words the audience of SpeakEasy Stage's production of Matthew López's play THE INHERITANCE. The six-and-a-half-hour play (presented in two parts) explores what it means to write the 'story of our lives' and how our place in the world impacts those who come after us.

BWW Review: MISS HOLMES RETURNS at Greater Boston Stage Company is a Captivating Twist On One of Literature's Most Well Known Characters
April 24, 2022

Sherlock Holmes is one of literature’s most well-known characters. Through the years, many people have tried to adapt Holmes to different time periods and situations. But none that I have come across have done so as successfully as Christopher M. Walsh does in MISS HOLMES RETURNS, now playing at the Greater Boston Stage Company through May 8th.

BWW Review: BURGERZ at EMERSON PARAMOUNT CENTER JACKIE LIEBERGOTT BLACK BOX is a Captivating Look at Privilege and our Place in Society
April 18, 2022

The moment we are conceived, society tries to tell us who we are and who we should be. Before we even get the chance to breathe our parents and their doctors determine our gender and how that makes us who we are. But if anyone chooses to break from these norms and live their lives how they so choose, they are ridiculed by society and cast aside.

BWW Review: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at the Emerson Colonial is a Masterclass in Improv
March 30, 2022

Improv comedy is one of the most underappreciated arts forms. It is seen by a lot of people as corny and hard to watch. However, improv is a skill that requires a lot of training in order to be pulled off seamlessly. The cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME (now playing at the Emerson Colonial Theater until April 2nd, but continuing to tour the country) proves how incredible improv really can be. 

BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Speakeasy Stage Proves that Love Can Prevail
March 16, 2022

The first and only production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND I saw was a concert production featuring an all-white cast. So, when I heard that Speakeasy Stage would be producing the show, I was excited to be able to see how it is meant to be performed. This production, directed by Pascale Florestral and music directed by David Freeman Coleman, did not disappoint.

BWW Review: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Emerson Cutler Majestic is an Informative and Entertaining Look at the Constitution in Today's America
March 6, 2022

Right now, in this country and across the Globe, democracy is in danger. The US Constitution was written many years ago by a bunch of white men who didn’t know what the country and the world would be in the future. WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by Heidi Schreck, examines what the Constitution means in today’s world and how it holds up. 

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF WILL at Lyric Stage Company of Boston is a Fun Night out at the Theatre
March 6, 2022

William Shakespeare no doubt changed the world of theatre and helped to shape it into the art form that it is today. In his short fifty-two years of life, he wrote at least thirty-seven plays and collaborated on more. Without the work of two of his friends, those plays could have been long lost and forgotten.

BWW Review: OCEAN FILIBUSTER at the American Repertory Theater Leaves Audiences Confused and Guilty
March 4, 2022

When I walked into the ART for OCEAN FILIBUSTER, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew that this was going to be a performance about the climate crisis. However, I don’t think anything could have prepared me for the two hour and fifteen minute spectacle I was about to witness. 

BWW Review: PEOPLE, PLACES, & THINGS at Speakeasy Stage
February 13, 2022

Life is full of challenges. It is impossible to make it throughout the day without facing some sort of challenge. It can be as small as you’ve run out of cream for your morning cup of coffee or as large as you’ve become addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. In PEOPLE, PLACES, & THINGS, Duncan Macmillan explores what it means to struggle with addiction.

BWW Review: MR. PARENT at Lyric Stage Company Of Boston
January 23, 2022

MR PARENT tells the story of a teacher struggling to find the balance between doing what you love and doing what you feel like you need to be doing.

BWW Review: WILD: A MUSICAL BECOMING at American Repertory Theater
December 11, 2021

American Repertory Theater’s WILD: A MUSICAL BECOMING does not hold back in its message, and truth be told, it shouldn’t. With a book by V and a score by Justin Tranter and Caroline Pennell (with contributions by V and Idina Menzel), WILD forces its audiences to think about the choices they make and the impact it has on the future.

BWW Review: MACBETH IN STRIDE at American Repertory Theatre
November 1, 2021

“What’s the difference between what you’re taught and what you know?” are the first words the audience hears in Whitney White’s “Macbeth in Stride.” This rock concert meets Shakespearean play invites the audience to reflect on this question.