Tag Archive for North Shore Music Theatre

A Christmas Carol

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The holiday season has officially begun with NSMT’s 27th annual production of A Christmas Carol! Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is an original adaptation by former NSMT Artistic Director Jon Kimbell and members of the NSMT staff, following Ebenezer Scrooge through a series of strange…

Evita

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. Briana…

Young Frankenstein

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Halloween comes a little early to the North Shore Music Theatre…. Young Frankenstein is a monster of a hit musical based on Mel Brooks’ classic comedy film masterpiece. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the legend of Frankenstein is the story of the bright young doctor Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) who travels…

5 Questions: Lesley Ann Warren

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Lesley Ann Warren career was launched when she starred in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Cinderella back in 1965.  Since then, Warren has gone on to star in some memorable movies and television shows. Today, the veteran actress will be…

West Side Story

11.11.16 Theatre Review by Steve Duffy – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the ‘American’ Jets and the ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world filled with hate, violence, and prejudice is one of this…

Monty Python’s Spamalot

9.30.16 Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Spamalot, now playing at the North Shore Music Theatre through October 9, 2016. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA. Monty Python’s Spamalot is sponsored by ASR Roofing Professionals. Spamalot, based on the…

Singing in the Rain

8.26.16 Theatre review by Steve Duffy –  Get your umbrellas, because it’s raining at NSMT! 1920s Hollywood is the setting for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, a zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star.…

Funny Girl at North Shore Music Theatre

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The opulent yet intimate musical classic, Funny Girl, tells the fascinating bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice (played by recording artist and Broadway veteran Shoshana Bean), whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to the Ziegfeld Follies, then on to international fame, and…

5 Questions: Shoshana Bean

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having debuted in the original cast of Hairspray and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in Wicked. She sang back up for Michael Jackson at his 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden.…