Erica X Eisen
From the moment Blanche (Ema H. Horvath ’16) stepped onstage and looked around with incredulity at an apartment ironically situated on Elysian Fields Avenue, the production, directed by Sayantan Deb ’14, crackled with energy, anger, and suppressed hysteria, transfixing by the sheer force of the actors’ charisma.
The River Charles Ensemble, a relatively new campus orchestra distinguished by its lack of a conductor, proved coordinated and musical in this past Friday's concert. Though the performances weren't perfect, the group proved capable in its ability to self-correct and work together, even without the direction offered by a conductor.
Throughout the three-hour play, the cast delivers a dynamic performance that traces the characters’ evolution and never flags in its vitality. The skilled cast leaves the audience with a searching portrayal of the cost exacted from those who dare to rise above their circumstances.
Bersin’s production of “Eurydice” gives viewers a tender and multi-faceted portrait of love and loss, and though Ruhl’s script focuses on the pain of losing one’s memories, the cast delivers a performance not to be forgotten.
"Metamorphosis" opened as the Samsa family’s morning bustle was interrupted by the flash of a beetle silhouette, hinting at the change that had taken place. With a creative take on portraying Gregor’s transformation and a set that channeled the creepiness of the Kafka’s original story, the production at Paramount Center Mainstage had a powerful aesthetic design.
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The plot of Jules Massenet’s opera “Cinderella” is essentially the same as that of the Disney movie everyone grew up ...
With more than 30 songs, “Next to Normal” is almost entirely music. Instead of the songs being broken up by chunks of action, they often directly follow each other and even interweave as the focus shifts from one character to another. It’s a tall order, but this cast handled it with the style and grace that is usually associated with a professional production.
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The Brattle Street Chamber Players played their fall concert
The play’s grand speeches and demand for intense performances proved too much of a burden for the largely weak cast, resulting in a play that drowned in its historicism, unable to gain much emotional purchase in the present day.
"Wreck-It Ralph" is a movie that seems to assume that throwing enough money at something will somehow lead to quality. In that sense, the only thing that’s missing is a Romney 2012 sticker.
"The Mikado" is a light point in a theater season dominated by dark musicals.
There are so many shows, performances, and galleries in and around Harvard Square that sometimes it's hard to know where ...
A lopsided cast failed to redeem the play’s repetitive script, resulting in a production that lagged where it promised to crackle with wit.
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