Tagged with Steven Jones

Triumph of the Soul’s Dark Night: Lyric Stage’s TITANIC

When I attend Lyric Stage’s resplendent productions I often feel I am not just enjoying superior entertainment, I am gaining a unique, immersive perspective into the richness of the American musical theatre genre not available elsewhere. Peter Stone and Maury Yeston’s “Titanic” fits into that category, at full tilt. From the exquisitely arranged orchestrations conducted by … Continue reading

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“Blue Roses”: Lyric Stage’s Ethereal Launch

Blue Roses…Blue roses. Whisper the words aloud and imagine what those roses might look like. Fragile, haunting, tragic, illusory? When lyricist Mimi Turque plucked the words out of Tennessee William’s drama “The Glass Menagerie” to form the title of the adaptation she wrote with composer Nancy Ford, she hoped their collaborative endeavor would capture the … Continue reading

Gypsy Songbird to Delight Lyric Stage

How does one go from Zurich, Switzerland to a celebrated thirty-one year international career as an actor, singer and recording artist to portraying Mama Rose in Lyric Stage’s upcoming production of Gypsy? Tuneful dynamo Sue Mathys shared revelations about her life path with criticalrant.com’s Alexandra Bonifield, with passion and clarity. Asked if she likes to … Continue reading