Reviews

Pippin

Pippin

2/5/16 – Review by Steve Duffy – “Pippin” was made famous back in 1972 by Bob Fosse and then, in 2013, the revival opened at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts before making its way back to Broadway. The story focuses on Pippin (Brian Flores), who is trying to make his life more exciting…

Kung Fu Panda 3

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Review by Steve Duffy – When Po’s (Jack Black) long-lost panda father (Bryan Cranston) suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.  But when the supernatural villain Kai (J.K. Simmons) begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do…

Mustang

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Review by Steve Duffy – Mustang is set in a remote coastal Turkish village and depicts life of five wild orphaned sisters (Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Dogusiu, Tugba Sungurogiu, Elit Iscan, and Ilayda Akdogan) and challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative and strict society. The “so-called scandalous” event that triggers the…

Film Review: Ride Along 2

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Review by Steve Duffy –   Ride Along 2 is the sequel to 2014’s surprise hit, Ride Along, starring Kevin Hart (Ben Barber) and Ice Cube (James Payton). Ride Along 2 picks up pretty much immediately where the first film stopped. Ben and Angela (Tika Sumpter) are planning their wedding while Ben (now a rookie…

The Revenant

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Review by Steve Duffy – Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left…

Once

Once

Review by Steve Duffy – Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including best musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage. Based on the 2006 Irish film, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on…

In the Heart of the Sea

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12/11/15 Review by Steve Duffy – The appeal for any literary buff to see In the Heart of the Sea is that it’s based on Herman Melville true-life adventure of his 1851 masterpiece Moby Dick. In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship, Essex, was assaulted by something no one could believe: a…

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

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12/2/15 Review by Steve Duffy – What better way to kick-off your holiday celebrations then seeing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends come to life on the stage. Based on the classic 1964 television special, the stage show closely follows (verbatim) the North Pole adventures of Rudolph, Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius as…

Elf: The Musical

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11/20/15 – Review by Steve Duffy – SANTAAAAA and Buddy the Elf have arrived in Boston!     Elf: The Musical is adapted from the 2003 beloved holiday film, and tells the tale of William “Buddy” Hobbs, a young orphan child, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the…

Sister Act at North Shore Music Theatre

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Review by Steve Duffy – Sister Act is the international smash hit musical based on the mega-hit 1992 film that starred Whoopi Goldberg. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (Jeannette Bayardelle) witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent. Disguised…