"Mary Poppins" Flies Into Wheelock For a Jolly Show

Mary Poppins has flown into Wheelock Family Theatre, and it has been delighting audiences for weeks. My review of the opening night performance is just that: an opening night performance review. Exhausted from rehearsals, rattled by the whir of technical demands, and effected by everyone sinking into his or her roles, the production did not dazzle the way that it has over the past few weeks. For once, I wanted to see this production again to notice the splendor and magic of this talented ensemble and star-studded cast bring the “practically perfect” Nanny to our Boston stage. As I saw it, Wheelock’s Mary Poppins was merely “a spoonful of sugar;” the recipe for success was there, but it needed more fine-tuning and time for the production to really soar. 

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The Company Theatre's "1776" Stamps Bold Historical and Musical Flair

The Company Theatre's "1776" Stamps Bold Historical and Musical Flair

The Company Theatre performs 1776 under the incredible virtuosity of a stacked ensemble of performers. With notable performances by Doug Jabara as the comedic sage Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Giorandio as the passionate aristocrat Edward Rutledge, and Bob DeVivo as the fearless leader John Adams, the Company Theatre's production offers some of the strongest musical theatre work this season, making it a must see production to escape the summer heat.

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