Songs for a New World grapples with the jumble of emotions prompted by the end of the pandemic, while also serving as a potent reminder of what a joyful experience musical theater can be.
We are invited to see the world through the eyes of an adolescent whose autism makes human communication and contact incredibly difficult.
The musical is a relentless, one hour and fifty minute excursion into the history of racial bias in America, from the cotton fields to the Civil Rights movement.
From Significant Other’s opening moments, it is clear that this smart and heartfelt script is in very capable hands.
Director Paul Daigneault and SpeakEasy Stage have a hit on their hands
In the theater, sentiment must be earned – Violet is moving and likable, but its pathos is only skin deep.
Mothers & Sons raises important questions about struggle, acceptance, and love, dramatizing battles that are still being waged.
The singing in the SpeakEasy Stage Company production is strong throughout; it’s easy to get caught up in the sheer pleasure of such a variety of voices.
Like the great immigrant musicals, “In the Heights” touches on the tension between old and new cultures and generations, finding home, families and their expectations.
The SpeakEasy Stage Company’s Xanadu is a joyful, fun piece of light summer entertainment, beautifully executed by the cast and crew, that celebrates sublime schlock in surprisingly hilarious and creative ways.