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Review: Updated BLUE MAN GROUP Brings Added Merriment to The Charles Playhouse Photo Review: Updated BLUE MAN GROUP Brings Added Merriment to The Charles Playhouse
by R. Scott Reedy - November 09, 2023

What did our critic think of BLUE MAN GROUP at The Charles Playhouse? Blue Man Group has been in residence at Boston’s Charles Playhouse for so many years, that – with the exception of tourists and new-to-town college students – it’s probably been a long time since local theatergoers have given the ...

Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Central Square Theater Photo Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Central Square Theater
by R. Scott Reedy - November 07, 2023

What did our critic think of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Central Square Theater?...

Review: ELVIS: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION at North Shore Music Theatre Photo Review: ELVIS: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION at North Shore Music Theatre
by R. Scott Reedy - November 04, 2023

What did our critic think of ELVIS: A MUSICAL REVOLUTION at North Shore Music Theatre?...

Review: Moonbox Productions presents a splendid SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLE Photo Review: Moonbox Productions presents a splendid SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by R. Scott Reedy - October 24, 2023

What did our critic think of Moonbox Productions' SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Arrow Street Arts?...

Review: FAT HAM is a bold, fresh re-imagining of Hamlet Photo Review: FAT HAM is a bold, fresh re-imagining of Hamlet
by R. Scott Reedy - October 22, 2023

What did our critic think of FAT HAM at the Calderwood Pavilion At Boston Center For The Arts?...

Review: ASSASSINS at The Lyric Stage Company Of Boston Photo Review: ASSASSINS at The Lyric Stage Company Of Boston
by R. Scott Reedy - October 11, 2023

What did our critic think of ASSASSINS at The Lyric Stage Company Of Boston?...

Review: COPENHAGEN At Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Review: COPENHAGEN At Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - October 04, 2023

Michael Fray’s script is brilliant. He uses a delicate but superbly balanced mix of complex scientific dialogue related to Physics with general human behavior, and interpersonal dynamics. While there are ample opportunities for the non-scientific to give up based on theoretical and technical content...

Review: POTUS At Speakeasy Stage is a Fast Paced Look At the Behind the Scenes of the Photo Review: POTUS At Speakeasy Stage is a Fast Paced Look At the Behind the Scenes of the White House
by Erik Bailey - September 26, 2023

It’s well known that running this country as the President of the United States isn’t a one-man job. It takes an entire team of people to run this country, and many of those folks behind the scenes are women. However, due to the fears of some citizens, we have yet to have a woman serve as the Presid...

Review: With POTUS, SpeakEasy Stage Company Finds the Laughs in Politics Photo Review: With POTUS, SpeakEasy Stage Company Finds the Laughs in Politics
by R. Scott Reedy - September 23, 2023

What did our critic think of POTUS: OR, BEHIND EVERY GREAT DUMBASS ARE SEVEN WOMEN TRYING TO KEEP HIM ALIVE at Roberts Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion At Boston Center For The Arts?...

Review: With PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Boston Has its First Must-See New Play of Photo Review: With PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Boston Has its First Must-See New Play of The Fall Season
by R. Scott Reedy - September 19, 2023

What did our critic think of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC at The Huntington Theatre? The Joshua Harmon play “Prayer for the French Republic” – now being given a superbly rendered production by the Huntington – raises questions that have faced the Jewish people for generations, chief among them, “w...

Review: THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL is a Compelling Blend of Myth and Reality Photo Review: THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL is a Compelling Blend of Myth and Reality
by R. Scott Reedy - September 16, 2023

What did our critic think of THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL at The Loeb Drama Center?...

Review: ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Review: ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - August 21, 2023

Berkshire Audiences are fortunate that we often have opportunities to experience world premiere presentations like ON CEDAR STREET. While it is difficult to say what the future may hold for the new musical, it is safe to say that the production which continues on the Larry Vaber stage at Berkshire T...

Review: THE DING DONGS Are Not Selling Avon Photo Review: THE DING DONGS Are Not Selling Avon
by Nancy Grossman - August 15, 2023

Despite its somewhat whimsical title, playwright Brenda Withers has crafted a taut story that is more dramatic cat-and-mouse game than comedic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Director Rebecca Bradshaw’s previous experience mounting the play at the Kitchen Theatre Company with this same trio of actors ...

Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Shakespeare & Company Photo Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Shakespeare & Company
by Marc Savitt - August 09, 2023

Annette Miller is outstanding. She takes the audience on a fascinating and detailed journey in which she seamlessly shifts between aspects of Meir’s character ranging from nurturing caregiver to the “Iron Lady” of Israeli Politics....

Review: FAITH HEALER at Barrington Stage Company Photo Review: FAITH HEALER at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - August 07, 2023

Friel harnesses the power of story telling common to both that culture and contemporary theater to weave a tightly woven tapestry with such depth, richness, and color it could easily be compared to the work of the great impressionist painters. Under Boyd’s direction, Innvar, Dold, and Egolf show the...

Review: FENCES at Shakespeare & Company Photo Review: FENCES at Shakespeare & Company
by Marc Savitt - July 31, 2023

Audience members quickly engage with the characters before them virtually free of any doubt or distraction. We become deeply engaged and by the time real conflict sets in during act two, we feel both for them, and with them. August Wilson’s FENCES is considered a landmark work of American theatre an...

Review: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Barrington Stage Company Photo Review: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - July 22, 2023

While I won’t go so far as to say this is a must-see, it is most certainly one that should be seen. BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY represents yet another first-rate production for the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield and those involved in bringing it forward for Berkshire arts enthusiasts to e...

Review: OFF PEAK at Great Barrington Public Theater Photo Review: OFF PEAK at Great Barrington Public Theater
by Marc Savitt - July 18, 2023

Berkshire audiences fortunate, and wise enough to wind their way over the river and through the woods to the Daniel Arts Center McConnel Theater (on the campus of Bard College in Great Barrington) to experience Great Barrington Public Theater’s production of OFF PEAK before it closes July 23 are sur...

Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Fills the Air at North Shore Music Theatre Photo Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Fills the Air at North Shore Music Theatre
by R. Scott Reedy - July 16, 2023

What did our critic think of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA?...

Review: Gloucester Stage Serves Up a Savory STEW Photo Review: Gloucester Stage Serves Up a Savory STEW
by Nancy Grossman - July 10, 2023

Director Rosalind Bevan skillfully blends all the ingredients in this Boston premiere of Zora Howard’s 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama. ...

Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - July 05, 2023

Although one may learn some new tidbits about the artists, it really isn’t the thinnish volume of connective tissue incorporated between the 22 musical numbers, but those very Rock-a-Billy songs themselves, that offer the primary reason to see MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET....

Review: TINY FATHER at Barrington Stage Company Photo Review: TINY FATHER at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - July 02, 2023

Overall, the presentation is synergistic as well as effective and we become absorbed in what starts out with an examination of the humorous side of reality and ends with the sense and sensibilities many face in this thing we call life....

Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Berkshire Theatre Group Photo Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Berkshire Theatre Group
by Marc Savitt - June 26, 2023

The subject matter, like Rosalind, does not allow for jokes. As the dialogue confirms, the world of science can be a rather lonely place. The ensemble cast is professional, polished, and well balanced....

Review: CABARET at Barrington Stage Company Photo Review: CABARET at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - June 19, 2023

The season opening CABARET on the Boyd-Quinson Stage, should leave little doubt that Alan Paul doesn’t play around; intends to carry on in the style and tradition that Berkshire audiences have come to both anticipate, and appreciate; and Julie’s words were justified....

Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is exhilarating at North Shore Music Thea Photo Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is exhilarating at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA
by R. Scott Reedy - June 22, 2023

What did our critic think of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA?...



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