Tag Archive for Musical Theatre

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…

Elf: The Musical

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

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…

“The Texas Chainsaw Musical” opens this weekend

A Love Story with Chainsaws Presented by Arts After Hours at the Neal Rantoul Black Box Theatre LynnArts Building 25 Exchange Street, Lynn Book by Christopher t. Minori, Music and Lyrics by Cory Bytof Directed by Arts After Hours Artistic Director, Thomas Martin The creators describe the show as “the story of a handsome serial…

Billy Elliot: The Musical

Review by Steve Duffy – Billy Elliot, based on the 2000 movie with music by Elton John, is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, audiences will follow Billy’s journey…

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Review by Steve Duffy – Rodgers + Hammerstein’s beloved and timeless musical Cinderella will charm audience members of all ages. For this revival, the story has been slightly altered by Douglas Carter Beane. There are new characters and new songs, but still the same lovely story of a girl trying to find her happily ever…

Kinky Boots

Review by Steve Duffy –     Strut on over to the Boston Opera House to see Broadway’s smash Kinky Boots!     Based on the 2005 film and inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots follows Charlie Price (Steven Booth), an aspiring young businessman who is forced to give up his dreams of living…

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical

Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –     This Christmassy stage adaptation is based on the classic film, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, which starred Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.   Stepping into the dancing shoes of Crosby and Kaye are James Clow (Bob Wallace) and Jeremy Benton (Phil Davis), two war veterans who bring…

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Review by Lynn resident Steve Duffy –   What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of a holiday classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER than to watch him and his friends come to life on the stage. Based on the classic 1964 television special, the stage show closely follows the (verbatim) the North Pole adventures…