Tag Archive for Theatre

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…

The Humans

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside…

5 Questions: Adam Trent

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Adam Trent inaugurated the first two record-breaking Broadway runs on the US tour, becoming the face for most of the national and local press – including the NBC primetime TV special. His frequent TV appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, and countless others,…

Waitress

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance…

Love Never Dies

Theatre review by Steve Duffy – Andrew Lloyd Webber sequel to “Phantom of the Opera,” fittingly playing at the Boston Opera House, is a sequel that’s not needed, but you will be glad you saw it. The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom…

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…