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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Theater Review: “Next to Normal” — More Relevant Than Ever by David Greenham

This musical succeeds, at least in part, because it dares to shine a light on parts of our lives that we don’t like to talk about.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 01:18PM
Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Theater Review: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” — A Genially Absurdist Comedy by David Greenham

Despite its undeniable fun, Christopher Durang’s play feels somewhat quaint a decade or so since it was written.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 09:54AM
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Theater Review: “A Strange Loop” — An Exhilarating Musical Loop-de-Loop by David Greenham

This superb Speakeasy Stage Company/Front Porch Collective co-production is emotionally charged and immediate, intent on keeping the material fresh and raw.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 09:36AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Theater Review: “The Drowsy Chaperone” — A Refreshing Musical Tonic by David Greenham

The Lyric Stage Company production almost meets the challenges posed by this delightfully inane musical farce.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:06PM
Saturday, March 30, 2024

Theater Review: “Mrs. Krishnan’s Party” — Daal M for Merriment by David Greenham

Let’s face it, we could all use a celebration of renewal and togetherness that crosses cultural (and political) borders.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:02AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Theater Review: “Beyond Words” — Homage to a Brainy Bird by David Greenham

"Beyond Words" tells an important story in an entertaining as well as a delightfully educational way.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:54PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Theater Review: “Thirst” — In the Shadow of Greatness by David Greenham

The weight of the masterpiece on the other side of the kitchen door is ever-present, and it casts a smothering shadow on this lighter drama.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 04:48PM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Theater Review: “The Interrobangers” — The Aliens Dun It? by David Greenham

This version of the script may be overreaching, but there is promise in M Sloth Levine's attempt to infuse gender and personal soul-searching into a spooky 'cartoon' mystery.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:54AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Theater Review: “Machine Learning” — Artificial Intelligence as Caretaker? by David Greenham

This is a rare script that focuses, equally, on emotional depth and scientific wonder.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 01:24PM
Monday, December 18, 2023

Theater Review: “Real Women Have Curves: The Musical” — A Glittering Glamor of a Production by David Greenham

My advice: see this show in Boston before it settles into New York for what should be a long run.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 08:24AM
Friday, November 17, 2023

Theater Review: “The Band’s Visit” — Revelations of Commonality by David Greenham

This well-directed and performed production of a musical about the universal longing for connection delivers a stirringly heart felt experience.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:24AM
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Theater Review: A “Rocky Horror Show” — Tailored for Gen Z by David Greenham

By David Greenham This Rocky Horror Show for the Gen Z set contains (at least potentially) enough flash and zap to successfully put across a new take on a campy cult classic. The Rocky Horro…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 07:42AM
Monday, September 18, 2023

Theater Review: “The Half-God of Rainfall” — A Quicksilver Epic by David Greenham

"The Half-God of Rainfall" is a challenging journey relayed in a memorable production that will resonate with you for a long time.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:19AM
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Theater Review: “Tall Tales from Blackburn Tavern” — Ghostly Doings by David Greenham

All in all,Tall Tales from Blackburn Tavern is an entertaining look at the things that went bump in the night in Gloucester.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:43PM

Theater Review: “The Jump Shot” — Last Call by David Greenham

There are powerful moments in "The Jump Shot," particularly those that explore the psychological impact of COVID on our minds and lives.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 07:19AM
Thursday, August 24, 2023

Theater Review: “Sanctuary City” — Hiding in Plain Sight by David Greenham

In this script, dramatist Martyna Majok has created an opportunity for those who live in (or near) cities to see and hear the struggles of the underclass.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:49AM
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Theater Review: “The Ding Dongs” — Alarmingly Out of This World by David Greenham

Perhaps what's most fascinating here is proof that Brenda Withers’ play has an evergreen quality to it. "The Ding Dongs" may prove to be prophetic.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 09:37AM
Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Theater Review: “Stew” — A Winning Recipe by David Greenham

Congratulations to Gloucester Stage’s new artistic director Rebecca Bradshaw for mounting the regional premiere of this interesting script, a kitchen sink comedy/drama that is anything but…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:55AM
Monday, June 12, 2023

Theater Review: “Private Lives” — Time for Retirement? by David Greenham

Even when it is well-performed, as it is here, it is unclear whether Noël Coward's well-constructed comic concoction deserves another theatrical lease on life.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:49AM
Saturday, June 10, 2023

Theater Review: “Evita” — Encouraging Signs by David Greenham

This American Repertory Theatre co-production gets so many of "Evita"'s elements right -- now all it needs is the musical's combative soul.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:04PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Theater Review: “Angels in America” — Inspired Insanity by David Greenham

This pared-down staging of Tony Kushner's 30 year-old masterpiece invites some reflection, even a kind of nostalgia. But blazing through -- with seraphic force -- is the harsh reality of how…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:12AM
Monday, February 27, 2023

Theater Review: “Alma” — A Matter of Justice by David Greenham

This is an immigrant story that we’ve heard over and over again. Still, despite its familiarity, this particular quest for opportunity -- told in a wonderful and often funny mix of Spanish…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 04:15PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Theater Review: “Midwinter Revels” — Unity, “Behold How Good” by David Greenham

At its core, the Revels is about bringing together actors and audience, but there are several stagecraft successes to note this time around

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:18AM
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Theater Review: “Life of Pi” — An Enchantingly Theatrical Ocean Voyage by David Greenham

This stunning, brand new production of UK's Life of Pi is stopping in Cambridge for a month or so before sailing down to Broadway.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:02PM
Saturday, November 19, 2022

Theater Review: “The Chinese Lady” — Woman in a Cage by David Greenham

The artistic and design team at the Central Square Theater, in partnership with CHUANG Stage, have come up with an effective, thought-provoking 90-minute journey into a depressing aspect of …

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 02:32PM
Monday, October 31, 2022

Theater Review: “English” — Language Lessons by David Greenham

English makes us consider what it looks like from the other side of our native tongue; from the outside looking in.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:36PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Theater Review: “The Thin Place” — Nowheresville by David Greenham

An experimental drama, no matter how tantalizing, has to come up with a payoff that makes its bewildering journey worth it. Lucas Hnath's doesn't.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:43PM
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Theater Review: “Ada and the Engine” — A Free-Spirited Young Female Math Wiz in Victorian England by David Greenham

You don’t have to be a math wiz to enjoy Lauren Gunderson's engaging historical drama,which has been effectively staged by director Debra Wise.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 04:07PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Theater Review: “Paradise Blue” — Hit the High Notes by David Greenham

This dark and jazzy noir drama would be compelling if it just focused on dramatizing a jazz artist's quest for artistic perfection.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 08:54AM
Saturday, August 20, 2022

Theater Review: “Pass Over” — A Disarming and Disturbing Play about Race in America by David Greenham

This is one of those 75-minute plays where you have to remind yourself to breathe.

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 02:03PM
Friday, August 12, 2022

Theater Commentary: Maine’s Hackmatack Playhouse — After 50 Years, a Fond Adieu by David Greenham

When Hackmatack Playhouse closes, that will leave, by my count, just one non-equity, professional summer resident theater in Maine: Acadia Rep (founded in 1973) located in Somesville, near B…

SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:54AM

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