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A.R.T’s “Great Comet of 1812” Soars (5 Stars)
‘Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812’ - Book, Music and Lyrics by Dave Malloy; Direction by Rachel Chavk
December 19, 2015
Christmas Revels Journeys To Wales (4 Stars)
  Christmas Revels - A Welsh Celebration of the Winter Solstice. Directed by Patrick Swanson; Musical Direction by Geo
December 18, 2015
Poets Theater Brings “Beowulf” Fully to Life (4.5 Stars)
    Beowulf - Translated by Seamus Heaney; Adapted for the stage by David Gullette; Directed by Benj
December 14, 2015
Lyric’s “Buyer & Cellar” Is Hilarious (5 Stars)
  Buyer & Cellar, Written by Jonathan Tolins.  Directed by Courtney O’Connor.  Presented by th
December 13, 2015
Tir Na’s ‘Return Of The Winemaker’ Puts Dark (And Hilarious) Spin on Christmas (4 Stars)
  RETURN OF THE WINEMAKER: AN IRISH CHRISTMAS COMEDY - Written by Bernard McMullan; Directed by Carmel O'Reilly; Prese
December 13, 2015
Offerman Takes Center Stage in Huntington’s ‘Confederacy of Dunces’ (3.5 Stars)
'A Confederacy of Dunces' - Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Kennedy Toole; Directed b
December 11, 2015
‘Six Degrees of Separation’ – The Rich Aren’t So Different (3.5 Stars)
'Six Degrees of Separation' - Written by John Guare; Directed by Liz Fenstermaker; Scenic Design by Kevin Deane Parker; Presented
November 18, 2015
Speakeasy’s ‘Casa Valentina’ A House Divided (3.5 Stars)
'Casa Valentina' - Written by Harvey Fierstein; Directed by Scott Edmiston; Scenic Design by Janie E. Howland; Costumes by Gail As
November 3, 2015
Huntington’s Latest Offering A Thought-Provoking ‘Choice’ (5 Stars)
'Choice' - Written by Winnie Holzman; Directed by Sheryl Kaller; Scenic Design by James Noone; Costume Design by Mariann Verheyen;
November 3, 2015
‘Saturday Night/Sunday Morning’ Is An Unpredictable Gem (5 Stars)
'Saturday Night/Sunday Morning' - Written by Katori Hall. Directed by Dawn M. Simmons. Presented by Lyric Stage Company of Boston,
October 27, 2015
Traveling to Greenville, Maine
  Driving into Greenville Maine, the road dips down and suddenly you can see the New England's largest lake on the horizon,
October 26, 2015
Zombie Apocalypse (4.5 stars)
Do you like to sneak around shooting zombies? What better place to do it than an off-season Laser Tag facility! Zombie Apocalyp
October 26, 2015
Barrett’s Haunted Mansion (4 stars)
Based in Abington, less than an hour's drive south of Boston, Barrett's Haunted Mansion was one of the earliest Halloween attracti
October 26, 2015
Haunted Overload (5 stars)
When you visit a Halloween attraction, you expect to see a skull. What if the skull were the size of a four-story house? Haunted O
October 24, 2015
Haunted Acres (5 stars)
Because of safety laws and expensive land, there are no top notch haunted attractions close to Boston. However, just an hour's dri
October 23, 2015
Room Escape (3 stars) (not Escape the Room)
Boston doesn't have any nearby amusement parks, but you can find an interactive team experience at Room Escape in downtown Boston!
October 23, 2015
Escape the Room (5 stars) (not Room Escape)
This review is about Escape the Room, a completely different organization than Room Escape. I love theatre, but watching a play
October 22, 2015
‘I and You’ – Life, Death and Walt Whitman at MRT (4.5 Stars)
"I and You" Written by Lauren Gunderson Directed by Sean Daniels; Presented by The Merrimack Repertory Theatre at the Nancy L. Don
October 19, 2015
‘A Number’ Is Infinitely Thought Provoking (5 Stars)
'A Number' - Written by Caryl Churchill. Directed by Clay Hopper. Presented by New Repertory Theatre, Arsenal Center for the Art
October 19, 2015
Fiddlehead Delivers Gritty, Powerful ‘West Side Story’ (5 Stars)
'West Side Story' - Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Arthur Laurents. Director & Costume Design
October 19, 2015
Theatre on Fire’s ‘Clown Bar’ A Barrel of Laughs (4 Stars)
'Clown Bar' - Written by  Adam Szymkowicz. Directed by Darren Evans. Presented by Theatre on Fire at the Charlestown Working Thea
October 13, 2015
Hysteria at Connors Farm (5 Stars)
In the last several years, I've reviewed nearly 30 haunted attractions, more than anyone else in New England. My 2015 pick for the
October 13, 2015
Meow Meow Wows at ArtsEmerson (4.5 Stars)
'An Audience With Meow Meow' - Created and Performed by Meow Meow (with additional writing by Maria Dahvana Headley); Directed by
October 12, 2015
Billy Elliot, The Musical at the North Shore Music Theatre
'Billy Elliot, The Musical' - Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall; Music by Elton John; Based on the motion picture 'Billy Elliot'. Dire
October 7, 2015
‘Kansas City Choir Boy’ Shares the (Courtney) Love (4 Stars)
'Kansas City Choir Boy' - Music and Lyrics by Todd Almond; Directed by Kevin Newbury; Choreography by Sam Pinkleton; Musical Direc
October 4, 2015
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