Tag Archive for 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…

Elf the Musical

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Fans of this holiday favorite will know what to expect, a high-octane and sugary story about Buddy the Elf.  Erik Gratton is perfect as the Christmas loving elf. He is an over-the-top bundle of energy. Santa, played boringly by Cheer’s George Wendt, establishes the story of how Buddy came…

The Color Purple

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The Tony-Award winning revival and John Doyle’s musical adaption of Alice Walker’s best-selling novel “The Color Purple” is a must-see! We all know the powerful tale of Alice Walker’s prize-winning novel or the 1985 movie. The story focuses on Celie and her life in rural South.  Adrianna Hicks beautifully…

Fun Home

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Fun Home is the 2015 Tony Award winner for best musical and a pure joy to watch. The story is adapted from Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, which is a look into her very personal childhood dealing with her coming to terms with her sexual identity and her repressed gay…

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…

5 Questions: Constantine Maroulis

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Constantine first came to prominence as the beloved rock n’ roll underdog on American Idol. He then secured his place in pop culture as a Broadway superstar, best known for his TONY-nominated role in Rock Of Ages. Now, for his third act, he begins an invigorating…

The Phantom of the Opera

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – My fascination with “The Phantom of the Opera” began back in 1997 when I saw it for the first time. The Phantom of the Opera made its world premiere in London’s West End in 1986, where it still plays today. Lloyd Webber’s musical thriller has been running on Broadway…

Arts After Hours presents Bat Boy: The Musical

Arts After Hours will present the critically acclaimed production of Bat Boy: The Musical October 19-29, 2017 at LynnArts on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA. Performances are October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8PM, October 21 and 28 at 3PM and October 22 and 29 at 4PM. Tickets are $30 for table…

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: Carol Channing

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Broadway legend Carol Channing has been entertaining audiences for years. She was the original Dolly Levi and Lorelei Lee from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  Carol has won three Tony awards (including one for lifetime achievement) and an Oscar nomination for her role in 1967’s Thoroughly Modern Millie. …