Tag Archive for Theatre

Did you die of dysentery on the Lynnway?

If you’re of a certain age, seeing this sign on the Lynnway likely brought back memories of elementary or middle school computer labs, and teachers who thought spending all that time playing Oregon Trail would either teach us something about history or qualify us as computer whizzes. This is mainly because we knew how to put the…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is at the Boston Opera House through March 19, 2017. Theatre Review by Steve Duffy – Based on the 2003 novel by British writer Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident tells the story of fifteen-year-old Christopher. He is exceptionally intelligent, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.  When …

Arts After Hours’ Season 7, and Photos of their Snow Ball

2.14.17 Lynn’s downtown-based theatre company, Arts After Hours, is now in its 7th season. On February 11th, they held a pro/anti Valentine’s party at the Lynn Museum with live music from the Free Downloads, food and drink. Photo evidence below, but first, here’s what to expect from season 7: “This season we look at characters…

Something Rotten!

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Something Rotten! is set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare (Tony nominee Adam…

Arts After Hours Celebrates Season with Christmas Cabaret

12.21.16 On Thursday, December 15th in the black box theatre that hosts the majority of their performances, Arts After Hours threw a Christmas Charcuterie Cabaret fundraiser for their upcoming season of shows, complete with food and entertainment. Arts After Hours will announce their 7th season of shows in the near future. A few things are…

Mame

12.2.16 Theatre review by Steve Duffy – “Life’s a banquet, but most poor fools are starving to death!” This unforgettable Tony Award-winning classic Broadway musical centers on the irrepressibly eccentric Mame Dennis, who lives a carefree life in 1920s New York until she unexpectedly becomes the guardian to her 10-year-old nephew, Patrick. Rather than change…

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…

An American in Paris

10.28.16 Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, An American in Paris is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Garen Scribner, who portrays ex-solider Jerry Mulligan, and his masterful…

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

10.21.16 Theatre review by Steve Duffy – The most celebrated musical of the 2013-14 Broadway season, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, is now playing at the Shubert Theatre. Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro (Kevin Massey), a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line…

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…