Category Archives: theatre reviews
‘Waitress’ Serves Something Scrumptious
The scent of ‘sugar… butter… flour… love…’ was in the air as I entered the American Repertory Theater last night.
I first read about ‘Waitress’, a musical based on the 2007 film of the same title, early last winter when it was announced that Diane Paulus would direct, Sara Bareilles would compose the music and lyrics, and Jessie Nelson would write the book.
A Magical Production of ‘The Tempest’
First, let me admit that I’m not an enormous fan of Shakespeare’s plays. I read a few plays in high school that were required reading and have read nothing of his since then.
That being said, I loved the current American Repertory Theatre production of ‘The Tempest‘! Read the rest of this entry
“The Seagull” Soared At The Huntington Theatre Company
After reading a review of Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull‘ as well as an interview with the star of the play, Kate Burton, I realized I should not miss this production.
This was my first production by the Huntington Theatre Company and it did not disappoint. Read the rest of this entry
Resurrect People is the Message of “Witness Uganda”
I, for one, did not imagine that the story of a young actor traveling to Uganda to do humanitarian work would make good musical theatre (I had a similar thought when “Pippin” – the story about Charlemagne’s son – was first produced on Broadway in 1972 and look what happened there). I was thrilled to be proven wrong last night when I attended a preview of “Witness Uganda” at the American Repertory Theatre. Read the rest of this entry
Sherwood Forest Never Looked Better!
I love good theatre – I grew up in New York where there was never a dearth of quality shows to see. Boston’s theatre scene is on a much smaller scale, but one things we do have that’s high-quality is the American Repertory Theater. The shows being produced this season range from the story of LBJ’s first year as president to a production of ‘The Tempest’ with Teller doing magic. The current production, which I saw in preview, is ‘The Heart of Robin Hood.’
This play is a re-imagining of the legend of Robin Hood – I am not going to tell the story because I don’t want to spoil it for any of you who may see it. And see it you should! Read the rest of this entry
All of Our Feelings at Once, Off-Broadway!
What an unusual event for me! I rarely go to comedy shows – no, it’s not because I have no sense of humor! They just don’t seem to be on my radar, which is a shame if most of them are as good as the performance by the Chicago troupe All of Our Feelings at Once. Read the rest of this entry
And now for something completely different… Theatre!
The day was filled with wonderful live performances – theatre, though, not music (although there was a little music thrown into the mix)!
The day started when I got on line (I’m from New York – we get on line, not in line) at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts at 9:05 a.m. in order to score one of a maximum of $25 standing room tickets for the matinee performance of “All The Way”, a world premiere of a play by Robert Schenkkan about the first year of LBJ’s accidental presidency. I was the third person there, so I felt confident that I’d be able to buy one of the prized tickets.