VIDEO: Highlights From MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre VIDEO: Highlights From MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at North Shore Music Theatre BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Aug 9, 2018

Feeling down in the dumps? A little worn out and tired from a long summer? Ready for the Kids to just get back in school already? I have just the cure for you. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre VIDEO: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at North Shore Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA! Photo Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

BWW Previews: MAMMA MIA at North Shore Music Theatre BWW Previews: MAMMA MIA at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Aug 8, 2018

Audiences can expect to have the time of their life at MAMMA MIA! Join Sophie, a 20-year-old bride-to-be, as she searches for her father, who she has never known. After reading her mother's diary, she discovers there are three potential candidates, and unbeknownst to her mother, she invites each of them in hopes of having one of them walk her down the aisle. As the big day draws near, surprises abound for her mother, Donna, with the arrival of old flames and old friends. MAMMA MIA! is packed with 22 of ABBA's greatest hits, including 'Dancing Queen,' 'Super Trouper,' 'Take A Chance on Me,' and 'The Winner Takes It All.' (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins today, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: Entertaining but Staid MAMMA MIA! At Theatre by The Sea BWW Review: Entertaining but Staid MAMMA MIA! At Theatre by The Sea
by Andria Tieman - Jul 2, 2018

If you take a second to think about it, MAMMA MIA is a very strange musical.  Based on the musical catalog of Swedish superstars ABBA, it takes place on a Greek island where nearly everyone is American.  Classic ABBA hits (with minor lyrical changes) are shoehorned into a skimpy plot, but somehow, probably since this show doesn't take itself too seriously, it all works.  Theatre by The Sea in summer is the perfect venue for a show like this, especially since the audience is likely to also be dressed in the type of summer resort-wear the cast is also wearing.  The whole vibe is a bit like a fancy summer camp with really good singers. The only real hiccup with this production, oddly, is the direction and choreography of TBTS's Artistic Director Kevin P. Hill. Hill has directed many exceptional shows over the years (Sister Act, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz), but the  blocking and lack of movement in key moments of Mamma Mia caused the show to drag in certain spots. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Comes to Theatre By the Sea Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA! Comes to Theatre By the Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Prepare to have the time of your life! Sophie, a 20-year-old bride-to-be, is on the search for her father. After reading her mother's diary, she discovers there are three potential suitors. Unbeknownst to her mother, Donna, Sophie invites each of them to her wedding, in hopes of having one of them walk her down the aisle. As the big day draws near, surprises abound with old flames and old friends. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Presents R.I. Regional Premiere Of MAMMA MIA! Theatre By The Sea Presents R.I. Regional Premiere Of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

In celebration of 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea (TBTS), owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to present the Rhode Island Regional Premiere of the international sensation, Mamma Mia! which will be presented from June 20 - July 21, 2018. (more...)

Summit High School Leads Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014 Rising Star Nominations; Ceremony Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. (more...)

Summit High School Leads Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014 Rising Star Nominations; Ceremony Set for 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for Broadway. Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. (more...)