‘Into the Woods’ Review: A Sparkling Revival of Sondheim’s Musical
A masterful take on the beloved Sondheim musical, the award-winning revival manages to make the show — which premiered on Broadway in 1987 — still seem fresh.
‘Wild Goose Dreams’ Review: The Border-Defying Bandwidth of Human Connection
Despite challenging elements, "Wild Goose Dreams" remains grounded as it weaves together themes of isolation, family, and digital communication with moments of levity at a break-neck pace.
‘The Wife of Willesden’ Review: The A.R.T.'S Production Makes Good on Its Promise
The show accomplishes what it sets out to do, but it yearns for something more.
‘COINTELSHOW’ Review: An Ironic and Innovative Look into FBI Interference
“COINTELSHOW” offered a masterful, creative use of a virtual setting, but other elements left much to be desired.
‘The Great Leap’ Review: A High-Stakes Game of Family History
Intergenerational trauma. Found family. Extremely creative insults. What’s not to like?
Artist Profile: Chris Rivers ’24 on his Transition from Musicals to Technical Theater
Christopher L. Rivers ’24 harmonizes the lighthearted and the serious in conversation with The Crimson.
Artist Profile: Dawn M. Simmons on the Imagination and Joy in ‘K-I-S-S-I-N-G’
Dawn M. Simmons is a director, playwright, movement enthusiast, world builder, creator, and dreamer.
‘Alma’ Review: A Typical But Enchanting Immigrant Story
Benjamin Benne’s “Alma” is a classic drama of the immigrant family with a nod to the mystical.
Artist Profile: Ana Breznik ’24 on Art and Tenderness
By pursuing the ideas that scare her a little, Ana Breznik '24 reminds people to stay in touch with their tenderness.
‘Frankenstein’ Review: A Bewitching and Artistic Spin on a Classic
“Frankenstein” is a gripping form of audiovisual performance art that immerses the audience in all of its elements.
‘Cosmic Relief!’ Review: It’s Camp! An Enjoyable Blend of Genuine Theater and Satire
Looking for a pleasant night out at the theater? Setting the scene amid 1960s communist paranoia, "Cosmic Relief!" plays off an uncontroversially controversial time.
‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Preview: A Buoyant Playground of a Musical
For exhausted college students, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” may be a crucially needed, relatable, and enjoyable escape.
‘Fairview’ Review: An Immersive Self-Reflection Experience
"Fairview" is not just an experimentation in theater, it is also a creative expression of the Black experience in white-dominated spaces and forthright critique of the white gaze.
‘Waiting for Godot’ Review: Borrows from The Best and The Worst
Deadword Theater Company's production of "Waiting for Godot" is enthusiastic, energetic, and playful, but not without fault.
‘Hamilton’ Review: A Contemporary Classic Dazzles in Boston
Whether a reluctant theatergoer, a crazed fan, or somewhere in between, “Hamilton” is an exceptional artistic and educational experience that will win over the hearts of even the most skeptical attendees.
‘The Merry Widow’ Preview: ‘A Big Party’ for Harvard College Opera’s 30th Anniversary
Between the music, choreography, and singing, the audiences might have a hard time deciding what their favorite parts were.
‘Life of Pi’ Review: Crouching Tiger, Open Sea
The latest A.R.T. production is not among the greatest faith stories ever told, but its dramatic power saves it from tweeness.
‘Queen of Magic’ Review: Magic, Family, and Acceptance. Can One Woman Have it All?
Described by the director as a “tale of ambition, friendship, and legacy”, the “Queen of Magic” delivers a story that truly captures the complexity of narratives concerning successful women.
Katie McClanan ’22 on Spirituality, Writing, and Honesty
For Katie McClanan, creating “Sexy Girls and A Fish Contemplate Impermanence” was a spiritual journey involving a month in a Zen buddhist monastery and two months farming in different parts of the world.
'Six' Review: A Vibrant Celebration of Feminism — Just Don’t Think About It Too Hard
Divorced, Beheaded, Died; Divorced, Beheaded, Survived. The famous rhyme takes on a new life as the basis of “Six,” a musical reimagining of the six wives of King Henry VIII as they battle to emerge as the leader of a new pop girl group.
‘ISCARIOT’ Preview: A Heretical, Gay, Thoughtful Musical
The Hollywood Hills are not what comes to mind upon hearing the word “Iscariot.” But that’s exactly where “ISCARIOT” — an unconventional spin on the biblical narrative of Jesus and Judas — takes its audience.
‘Queen of Magic’ Preview: Original Musical Explores the Price of Female Success
“Queen of Magic,” an original musical premiering on Dec. 1 and running through Dec. 3 at the Loeb Ex, tells the story of vaudeville performer Adelaide Herrmann and her niece-slash-assistant Adele.
Kalos K. Chu ’22-’23 on Creative Development and Building a Musical from the Ground Up
"One of the things about Harvard is that I think a lot of times when you do something here you feel like you have to be the best at it or it’s not worth doing, and I think that is the worst idea ever," Chu said.
What If?’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Review: Vibrant, Queer, Briliant
What if Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” was two girls kissing in a secret psychedelic basement?