Tag Archive for Theatre

Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol

The world premiere of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol has arrived in Boston!  Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Set during the 1930s in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, this incredibly heartwarming and truly unforgettable production imagines Ebenezer Scrooge as the owner of a mining company town, where his callous greed blinds him…

5 Questions: Paul O’Keefe

5 Questions: Paul O’Keefe 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Paul O’Keefe is best known for his work as Ross Lane, the younger brother of Patty Duke’s character Patty Lane in the television series The Patty Duke Show and for the movie The Daydreamer. Born in Boston, MA, he began his schooling…

The Lion King

The Lion King Theatre Review by Steve Duffy – Its been 22 years since “The Lion King” made its Broadway debut and the show is still as magical as ever.  Based on the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride…

Tea at Five

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Tea at Five Don’t miss this legendary actress in an unforgettable performance! Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway portrays Katharine Hepburn in the Pre-Broadway Premiere of the acclaimed play Tea at Five! Ensconced in her Fenwick home, a now retired Hepburn reflects on her turbulent childhood, her unlikely rise to…

Arts After Hours Premiere of Sondheim’s Assassins is Tonight

Assassins, produced by Arts After Hours in Lynn TICKETS Assassin’s portrays the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, Sondheim and fellow writer, John…

A Bronx Tale

A Bronx Tale Theatre review by Steve Duffy – A Bronx Tale is a reasonably enjoyable musical that tells the tale of an Italian-American boy, whose loyalties become divided between his family and a crime boss. This streetwise musical takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught…

Arts After Hours’ Dog Sees God Opens Friday

From Arts After Hours – DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal March 15-24, 2019 Neal Rantoul Black Box Theater Lynn Arts, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn TICKETS Directed by Catherine M. Bertrand Stage Management by Jen Mageary Costume Design by Amanda Allen Set Design by Kayla Cantrall Lighting Design by…

When Angels Fall

When Angels Fall Theatre review by Steve Duffy – A riveting tale of flightless angels surviving in the wake of a global collapse, When Angels Fall brings French creator and director Raphaëlle Boitel’s spellbinding visual storytelling (no words are uttered throughout) to the stage. Blending circus, dance, and cinema, When Angels Fall is a dystopia…

School of Rock – The Musical

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – School of Rock Based on the 2003 hit film, SCHOOL OF ROCK –THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he…

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams…