Here are the reviews from Thursday’s theater openings:
Lyric Opera of the North’s production of “Don Pasquale” is laugh-out-loud funny with lots of physical comedy and recognizable caricatures. One great moment that didn’t make my review is a quick-hit character played by Eric Meyer (who spends the rest of the opera as part of the chorus). Meyer’s take on the notary looks like a “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”-era Sean Penn on casual Friday: board shorts, suit coat and tie sans shirt and did he just put a banana peel in his pocket?
Here is the full review.
Lawrance Bernabo said of “Ring of Fire,” which plays at The Underground:
“‘Ring of Fire’ is neither a musical, where characters suddenly burst into song, or a concert, when the band comes up with an introduction for each song. Instead, I was reminded of how they used to stage musical numbers on comedy variety shows like “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” or “The Sonny and Cher Show,” with a sense of what the song was about.”
His full review is here.