Posts Tagged ‘Stoneham’

I know that you’re used to seeing this column on Thursday, so you may be wondering why you’re reading this on a Monday. The reason is, I have an important announcement concerning a personal new beginning. I thought it only appropriate that I announce it at the start of, not just a new week, but […]


I’m glad the town didn’t shell out the $20,000 it cost for the expert consultant to tell us that power lines don’t cause cancer. To their credit, the selectmen stuck National Grid with the bill for Dr. Robert Kavet’s report. At a well-attended public hearing last November, many residents raised the old specter of electromagnetic […]


By MARK SARDELLA Laura Hunt is dead. It was a shotgun blast to the face as she answered the door of her posh New York City Apartment. The only question was who killed the beautiful and successful advertising executive – and why? In Stoneham Theatre’s production of Laura, answering that question falls to NYC Police […]


Taxes, jobs, illegal immigration and cuts in local aid were among the issues that Massachusetts State Senate candidates Katherine Clark and Craig Spadafora disagreed over in a televised debate Wednesday night in Malden. Clark and Spadafora are vying to represent the 3rd Middlesex District in the State Senate, encompassing Wakefield, Lynnfield, Malden, Melrose Reading and […]


Play about a teenage girl with supernatural powers From the very start, you know that there’s something different about The Sparrow, and that goes for both the play currently on stage at Stoneham Theatre and the title character. The Sparrow is an inventive and original play that combines a comic book aesthetic and a cinematic […]


Sentimental comedy about seniors at Stoneham Theatre It doesn’t hurt that playwright/director Jack Neary’s sentimental comedy about senior citizens is set in a working-class eastern Massachusetts neighborhood and features five characters who, to those who grew up in this area, will be as familiar as their own neighbors. But “The Porch” is also a very […]


Classic Christmas tale at Stoneham Theatre The historic Stoneham Theatre re-opened as a professional regional theater in December, 2000 with A Christmas Carol as its very first production. After bringing Dickens’ classic back for the next several seasons, in 2005 and 2006 Stoneham Theatre staged adaptations of a more modern classic, A Christmas Story. Whatever […]


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 […]


For many years, his name was preceded by the title “Father” or “Reverend.” Then the Catholic Church stripped those titles away as he became known by a different title: alleged child rapist. Finally, we can drop “alleged,” substitute “convicted,” and we now have the name by which he will henceforth always be known: Convicted Child […]