Posts Tagged ‘musical’

by Mark Sardella (Wakefield Daily Item) “It’s not often a community theater gets the opportunity to produce the New England premier production of a Broadway musical,” says former longtime Wakefield resident Nancy Curran Willis. She is directing the New England premier of Bonnie and Clyde at The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, Mass. The […]


Nunsense at Next Door Theater in Winchester Greater Boston residents now have another space where they can see professional theater artists ply their trade. Nunsense, the current offering at Next Door Theater in Winchester, MA is a good-natured energetic musical comedy with a clerical bent.


Sisters of Swing at Stoneham Theatre through May 4 You don’t have to be a member of the Greatest Generation to enjoy Sisters of Swing, the tribute to the Andrews Sisters currently playing at Stoneham Theatre. But considering that the Andrews Sisters sold over 90 million records, had more Top Ten hits than the Beatles […]


About 10 minutes into Marilyn: Forever Blonde I caught myself thinking that I was watching the real thing. That’s how convincingly actress Sunny Thompson channels Marilyn Monroe in her one-woman show, at Stoneham Theatre through November 11, 2007. Thompson is no mere look-a-like or Marilyn impersonator, although in full makeup and costume she is a […]


East Coast premier stars Sunny Thompson “Who would want to be compared to Marilyn Monroe?” That was actress Sunny Thompson’s initial reaction when her husband, Greg Thompson, asked her to read for the one-woman show he had written about one of Hollywood’s most iconic figures. “Marilyn: Forever Blonde” is set to make its East Coast […]


1983 WHS grad takes on role of ‘Mama Rose’ in Stoneham Leigh Barrett is arguably the First Lady of the Boston musical stage. The Wakefield native and 1983 Wakefield High School graduate has risen to the top of her profession performing in theaters all over the Boston area. She won the 2004 Elliot Norton Award […]