Fabiana Cabral

The Footlight Club’s production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County, staged at Eliot Hall in Jamaica Plain, leans more heavily towards the exhausting, grinding facet of living through a dysfunctional family’s foibles than towards the uneasy, occasionally violent expression these foibles give way to. The audience is led through the darkly funny strangeness constantly burbling […]

  Brian Balduzzi

I was honored and blessed to review a senior project a few weekends ago at Brandeis University. tick, tick . . . BOOM! is not an uncommon choice for a senior theatre project or thesis; Jackie Theoharis makes her senior project uncommon by focusing on the character Susan in unique and interesting ways. Aided by […]

I didn’t know what to expect when I agreed to review Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston’s The Libertine. I rarely review new companies, after making that mistake much earlier in my reviewing career; now, I wait until they have established themselves for a season or at least I know a few reputable actors. Here, I […]

  Brian Balduzzi

Bad Habit Productions has proven to produce some of My Theatre staff’s favorites (Arcadia and Much Ado . . . With a Twist just to name a few). They are known for their willingness to take chances and succeed. Rooms: A Rock Romance fell a little flat for me, and I am still struggling to […]

Some of the best reviews are the hardest to write. When the lights rose after the curtain call of Reagle Music Theatre’s Les Misérables, I didn’t know whether to clap or cry. Disclaimer: Despite a few attempts to see this show in the last five or six years, I have avoided it because of a […]

  Brian Balduzzi

A new theatre season is upon us! I am very excited to start my third year as the Head of the My Entertainment World’s Boston Theatre Division. I am looking to expanding coverage this year with reviews of more productions than ever before, especially in new areas such as community theatre, opera, and staged readings. […]

  Brian Balduzzi

One of my goals for the new season is to broaden the scope of My Theatre’s Boston division. Therefore, I was delighted to attend Boston Opera Collaborative’s (“BOC”) La Cenerentola (“Cinderella”) by Gioachino Rossini. BOC delivers nothing better than a professional performance, for the viewing and listening pleasure of an audience of all ages. Performed […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

Flat Earth’s Rocketman by Steven Dietz is out of this world. I’m glad to see Lindsey Eagle directing again, I have fond memories of IDS and she is a truly talented artist with a skilled eye for the small moments between people (her production of The Shape of Things is still one of my favorite productions […]

  Brian Balduzzi

The stars aligned for me last Saturday night. Two of my great loves came together for a beautiful, heart-moving, and compelling performance. Actors’ Shakespeare Project presented its Summer Youth Intensive production, Romeo and Juliet, at the Charlestown Working Theater. I am too sad that I did not write this review before it closed. Too many […]

  Brian Balduzzi

Sigh. It’s never a good sign when I sigh. I really wanted to love this production. Hell, I wanted to love it. I am a huge fan of the movie, having found it one day while surfing channels in my young adolescence. However, the play produced by the joint efforts of Happy Medium Theatre and […]

  Brian Balduzzi

I am not a Tennessee Williams fan. I just cannot appreciate his style or his place in the American theatre canon. Perhaps I think he’s a tad too fixated (as part of his times) on gender and sexuality binaries. That said, I knew that I had to catch Wax Wings Productions’ A Streetcar Named Desire. […]

  Brian Balduzzi

I wanted to like this play. I have a love of the playwright, Paula Vogel, since before college. The play is part of the LGBTQ theatrical canon and provides magical, but heartfelt, portrayal of living and suffering from HIV and AIDS. Yes, the play is topical (if slightly dated with the advent of new medicine […]

It’s hard to forget a company like the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. It surprises audiences continuously with its award-winning seasons. Their late spring production of Rapture, Blister, Burn was no exception. Peter DuBois led a charming cast of talent in this biting new comedy by Gina Gionfriddo. While Gionfriddo is not a household name, […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

This is the first Hub Theater Company show I’ve seen and I wasn’t sure how I felt about it when I walked away. Nora and Delia Ephron’s play, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, gets the job done but leaves a lot to be desired. It starts out with a really great set-up. The […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

“You’re not special just because you got hit by lightning.” “The internet thinks I am.” It is much easier to review a show that is unequivocally bad or mind-blowingly amazing. It is the complicated show with so much potential but a final production that ultimately doesn’t work, that creates a conflict for me. I want […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. One of Boston’s most ambitious projects of 2012 was a collaboration between three of its most prominent indie companies. We spoke to the Artistic Directors who made the twice-nominated production happen: Joey C Pelletier (Heart & Dagger […]

  Brian Balduzzi

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The creator of one of the year’s cleverest, funniest and most character-driven new plays (Vagabond Theater Group’s ode to the Comic Con, True Believers), Best New Work nominee Thom Dunn brings verbose witticism and the year’s quirkiest “headshot” to […]

  Brian Balduzzi

Sometimes, you want to be transported to a different time, a different city, and reminded of the simple pleasure of things long past. With a diverse score by Leonard Bernstein, On the Town is a whimsical 24-hour journey of three sailors in New York City in 1944. Lyric Stage Company surprises with this rarely-done show. […]

  Brian Balduzzi

SpeakEasy Stage Company’s newest production In the Heights dazzles as a proud piece of socioeconomic exploration. The musical took New York City by storm in 2008 as a Tony-winning Best Musical, and SpeakEasy stages its own production with the same passion. While the leads lack some of the star quality necessary to sell their stories, […]

Zeitgeist Stage Company offers a treat in its most recent production of Punk Rock, a rarely-performed British drama by Simon Stephens. Performed in the intimate Plaza Black Box and using an alley-way set design with simple chairs and tables, the focus of this production is on the actors and their characters. With few exits and […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Turtle Lane Playhouse’s West Side Story featured a standout Anita in the form of Ianthe Marini, who brought intelligence, empathy and palpable passion to one of musical theatre’s greatest roles. The Best Supporting Actress in a Regional Production nominee is […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. A master of timing, Juliet Bowler’s understated and terrifying turn in the Sarah Gazdowicz-directed Pillowman helped to make it one of the best in Boston all year. The Best Supporting Actress in a Regional Production nominee took the time […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. In my review of one of the best productions in Boston all year, Polaroid Stories, I said “few actors could make me fall in love and despise and pity and love again the man who is Narcissus” […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Scarlett Redmond is the magnetic actress who elevated The Brown Box Theatre Project’s first Boston production- the daring Some Explicit Polaroids– to make it a stellar premiere. A Best Actress in a Regional Production nominee in this year’s My Theatre Awards, […]

  Brian Balduzzi

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. One of Boston’s most promising young performers Caitlyn Conley’s standout turns in both Wandaleria and True Believers landed her on My Theatre’s must-watch list. Caitlyn’s a Best Actress in a Regional Production nominee in this year’s My Theatre Awards and she took the […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. The star of Flat Earth’s memorable Pillowman (directed by My Theatre-favourite Sarah Gazdowicz), Cameron Gosselin’s chilling turn as Katurian anchored one of the year’s best productions. One of this year’s nominees for Best Actor in a Regional Production, Cameron took […]