Tag Archive for Theatre

Born for This

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Born for This will take you to church! Detroit teenagers BeBe and Cece Winans experience the ultimate in culture shock when they leave the comfort and safety of their already-famous family to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise The Lord Network in Pineville, North Carolina. The televangelist couple…

Dirty Dancing

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – We all know the story. Now is your chance to watch it come to live on the stage! It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she…

Mame

Theatre review by Steve Duffy- Based on Patrick Dennis’ novel “Auntie Mame,” MAME tells the story Mame Dennis, a true American original—a sensational, inspirational freethinker who refuses to live by the rigid rules of 1920s society. She’s irreverent, irrepressible, and irresistible. And when she takes on the rearing of her 10-year-old orphaned nephew Patrick, she…

5 Questions: Kaleigh Courts

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Kaleigh is excited to be making her national touring debut with Dirty Dancing! She will be playing Frances “Baby” Houseman. As a life-long dancer and music lover, she is excited for her two worlds to collide with Dirty Dancing. SD: What do you enjoy most about…

EDGES takes the Arts After Hours stage June 1st through June 10th

EDGES opens at the Lynn Arts’ Neal Rantoul Black Box Theatre in the LynnArts building on Friday, June 1st at 8:00 p.m. EDGES is a song-cycle about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. This charming, witty, and honest examination of adulthood explores what happens when we are teetering on the edges of our lives.…

The Sound of Music

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The Boch Center Wang is alive with the ‘Sound of Music!’ Based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, “The Sound of Music” which inspired the 1965 classic, probably the most widely recognizable movie of all-time. Jill-Christine Wiley is endearing as Maria, the troublemaking Postulant, but…

5 Questions – Mike McLean

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Mike McLean is excited to be playing Captain Georg von Trapp in the national tour of “The Sound of Music.” Being a longtime fan of the classic movie, playing Captain von Trapp is dream role that he cherishes as an actor.  He believes fans, new and…

On Your Feet!

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – On Your Feet! On Your Feet! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage,  and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Although the show is based on the Estefan’s rise to fame, the only reason to see the…

NSCC Presents: The Wise Men of Chelm

From North Shore Community College – North Shore Community College (NSCC) presents The Wise Men of Chelm, based on Jewish folktales, adapted by Sandra Fenichel Asher and directed by Matthew Woods. PURCHASE TICKETS, HERE Legend has it that when Earth was created and the time came to fill it with people, two angels were chosen…