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02 December 2014

Urinetown is Not Quite Liquid Gold

By // Theatre (Boston)

Urinetown may be one of my favorite, yet under-appreciated musicals. You will rarely see a company attempt this parody of life and theatre (blame it on the piss-poor title). So, …

30 October 2014

Shallow Marilyn On-Stage (Again)

By // Theatre (Boston)

Our pop culture has had a recent wealth of new stories concerning the famous Bombshell actress, Marilyn Monroe. Boston Actors Theater brings one of the latest fictionalized accounts of Marilyn’s …

25 October 2014

Albert Herring is Accessible Opera for All

By // Theatre (Boston)

Boston Opera Collaborative expands its repertoire by performing Benjamin Britten’s rarely-performed three-act opera Albert Herring at Dorchester’s Strand Theatre as a part of the Free for All Concert Fund. Directed …

23 October 2014

A Half-Hearted Smile for A Little Night Music

By // Theatre (Boston)

The summer night may smile three times, but it might have smiled a fourth time on The Arlington Friends of the Drama’s 429th production A Little Night Music, music and …

13 October 2014

Boston Must See: October 2014

By // Theatre (Boston)

We had an incredibly difficult time picking our Boston Must See: October 2014, and for good reason. We always want the problem of too many outstanding theatre productions to feature, …

10 October 2014

New Rep’s Bookless Book Musical

By // Theatre (Boston)

I went to my first New Repertory show for a rather obscure song cycle musical, Closer Than Ever. I went into the show not really knowing what to expect from …

04 October 2014

Boston’s Coming Attractions: October

By // Theatre (Boston)

Productions are organized by Date of Opening. If you would like to see your upcoming show in our Coming Attractions for November, please submit the production information (including show dates, link to production …

03 October 2014

A Haunting Thriller with Safety Clippers

By // Theatre (Boston)

The Lyric Stage Company does Sondheim well. Director Spiro Veloudos speaks Sondheim’s language as if it were his natural tongue, and he does a good job of translating to the …

03 October 2014

Heavenly Jennifer Ellis Shines

By // Theatre (Boston)

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s Far From Heaven made the My Theatre (Boston) Must See list for many reasons, but the best reason was the all-star cast. Somehow, SpeakEasy, under the steady …

30 September 2014

Dragonfly’s As You Like It

By // Theatre (Boston)

In the middle of Dedham, Massachusetts, a new theatre company spread its wings with a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. This production choice was the perfect summer treat …

30 September 2014

Harvard Ventures Into the Dream-Like Forest of CA?

By // Theatre (Boston)

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a wonderfully accessible play, made for adaptations to different times and places with ease. The Hyperion Shakespeare Company and The Office for the Arts …

26 September 2014

Who Needs D Major? Don Giovanni‘s Opera Buffa

By // Theatre (Boston)

Don Giovanni is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most famous operas, spurring countless productions and re-imaginings in modern culture. Boston University College of Fine Arts’ School of Music Opera Institute …

25 September 2014

Workshopping An (Almost) All-Female Winter’s Tale

By // Theatre (Boston)

Technically, I can’t review Boston University Shakespeare Society’s Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare. Former My Theatre (Boston) writer Elizabeth Ramirez directed, and Junior Editor Fabiana Cabral played King Leontes. I …

24 September 2014

Crash Landing from Cloud 9

By // Theatre (Boston)

I can’t appreciate Cloud 9. Playwright Caryl Churchill wears on my patience whenever I see her work performed (though I like reading her plays), and Cloud 9 proved to be …

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