Tag Archive for North Shore Music Theatre

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.…

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…

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…

5 Questions: Marlon Jackson

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Marlon Jackson is a member of one of the most recognizable families in music The Jackson 5, now known as The Jacksons. Touring along with Marlon are original members / brothers: Jermaine, Tito, and Jackie. They are bringing their dance moves and mega-hits to the North…

5 Questions: Barbara Eden

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy –       Everyone’s favorite Jeannie is appearing at the North Shore Music Theatre. Don’t blink because you will miss her show! SD: How important was it for you to write your memoir, ‘Jeannie Out of the Bottle,’ instead of having someone else write it without…