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‘Les Miserables’ brings revolution to Boston

‘Les Miserables’ brings revolution to Boston

Morgan Hume

April 24, 2019

From 1862, when Victor Hugo first published his novel “Les Miserables,” to today, the classic tale has been adapted into TV series, films and a musical. The timeless story of revolutionary Paris continues to captivate audiences, just like it did on April 17 at the Citizens Bank Opera House. The...

Cast of ‘A Bronx Tale’ makes the most of mediocre story writing and score

Cast of ‘A Bronx Tale’ makes the most of mediocre story writing and score

Sarah Turley

April 10, 2019

“A Bronx Tale” transports audience members inside the Citizens Bank Opera House back to the 1960s, as the touring Broadway musical depicts a coming-of-age story about a young boy witnessing a murder and then spending his life helping a local gangster. The show begins with Calogero, played by Joey...

‘Everybody’ impacts audience through themes of love, death and understanding

‘Everybody’ impacts audience through themes of love, death and understanding

Morgan Hume

April 10, 2019

If death came knocking on your door, ready to take you and a companion to the afterlife, who would you bring along on the journey? Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist Branden Jacob-Jenkins explores this question in his play “Everybody,” adapted from a 15th century morality play titled “Everyman,”...

Boston Ballet demonstrates brilliant acting and seamless routines in ‘Coppelia’

Boston Ballet demonstrates brilliant acting and seamless routines in ‘Coppelia’

Morgan Hume

March 27, 2019

Toys and dolls burst to life at The Citizens Bank Opera House on Thursday evening during the Boston Ballet’s opening night of Coppelia. The humorous ballet choreographed by George Balanchine enchanted audiences to the instrumental music of Léo Delibes. The classic story is set in a vi...

Celine Song’s play ‘Endlings’ dives into Harvard Square

Celine Song’s play ‘Endlings’ dives into Harvard Square

Sarah Turley

March 7, 2019

“Endlings” is the play every Bostonian is talking about right now, and rightfully so. The play, which is running at the Loeb Drama Center at the American Repertory Theater, follows the story of three Korean female divers, known as hanyeos, and Ha Young, a Korean New Yorker trying to write a play....

‘Once’ the musical tells Irish love story through powerful acoustic songs

‘Once’ the musical tells Irish love story through powerful acoustic songs

Morgan Hume

March 6, 2019

Boston’s SpeakEasy Stage Company took its New England audience to Dublin on Sunday afternoon through their production of “Once” the musical at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. “Once” is based on the 2007 film of the same title. The show follows an Irish busker,...

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ hilariously takes center stage at the Modern Theatre

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ hilariously takes center stage at the Modern Theatre

Phoebe Adams and Morgan Hume

February 27, 2019

The Modern Theatre was taken back in time to the roaring 20’s as Suffolk University’s Performing Arts Office (PAO) put on three performances of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical set inside a comedy, over the weekend. For clarification, from this point on, “The Drowsy Chaperone” will refer...

Spotlight performance ‘It Takes a Village’ debuts at Sullivan Theatre

Catarina Protano

February 21, 2019

Suffolk’s Sullivan Studio Theater was filled with students, professors and families on Friday night for the Spotlight performance of “It Takes a Village,” a musical directed by senior theatre major Gracie Libby and stage managed by sophomore theatre major Ross Gray. The show is a combination...

‘Spamilton’ brilliantly chaffs composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and his groundbreaking musical

‘Spamilton’ brilliantly chaffs composer Lin-Manuel Miranda and his groundbreaking musical

Morgan Hume

February 21, 2019

When “Hamilton: An American Musical,” the hip-hop musical created by and originally starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, first premiered in 2015, it quickly gained a throng of adorning fans and was labeled as a show that would change Broadway forever. Despite the large amount of praise “Hamilton” has...

Suffolk students debut three original plays at annual Spring Showcase

Suffolk students debut three original plays at annual Spring Showcase

Morgan Hume

February 16, 2019

The Suffolk University theatre department presented its annual Spring Showcase last weekend, which brought three unique student written and directed plays to life at the Sullivan Studio Theatre. The performance gave young playwrights and directors the chance to exhibit their work in front of a larger...

Sandglass Theater tells refugee stories through puppets

Chris Sadrnoori

February 7, 2019

The internationally-known Sandglass Theater, Ford Hall Forum and Suffolk University Theatre Department, told a unique and moving refugee story through a puppet show last week at Modern Theater. The cast of five members, each coming from a different background, told the stories of migrants seeking...

Carole King’s humble beginnings explored at Boston Opera House

Carole King’s humble beginnings explored at Boston Opera House

Morgan Hume and Sarah Lukowski

February 6, 2019

For decades, Carole King has been known for her sweet voice and solo albums, but few people know the story of her younger days as a songwriter, where she wrote tunes that climbed to the top of the Billboard charts before she ever stepped foot on stage. The Boston Opera House is giving audiences a glimpse...

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