Pacific Overtures offers a history lesson — but it is an entertaining, moving, thought-provoking, and timely one.
The moral of Jen Silverman’s yarn is straightforward enough: we are in a country where self-transformation has become an end in itself, re-invention a default response to omnipresent banality.
Spiro Veloudos and his talented cast has given us an evening in the theater when all that makes us human comes to the fore.
There’s a lot of love in the Lyric Stage Company’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 Tony Award winning show, Company.
At the Lyric Stage Company, Peter and the Starcatcher charms, but doesn’t quite take flight.
The revue is a moving and hilarious mixture of reminiscences and stories about Sondheim’s life and a well-chosen sampler of his songs.
The Lyric Stage Company’s entertaining production of this Tony-winner for best musical, book, and score hits most of the right noirish notes.
The Lyric Stage Company’s thoroughly enjoyable production more than does “Into the Woods,” Stephen Sondheim’s un-Disneyfied version of fairy tales, justice.
A lack of dramatic combustion sometimes makes the Lyric Stage Company production, despite its intelligent detail, more staidly melodramatic than it should be.
Director Spiro Veloudos keeps the clockwork running smoothly, not just ensuring that that the actors keep the rhythm, but making use of a skilled backstage crew who engineer (miraculously and on time) scenery and costume changes.