Dance Review

José Mateo Ballet Theatre explores time and ‘Spaces’

Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe

“Suspicious Spaces” embraced choreography spanning 22 years and music going back more than 200 years.

Elle Shaheen as Miep Gies, Zehava Younger as Anne Frank, and Isabelle Luongo as Margot Frank.

Theater review

In ‘Anne Frank,’ horror on a human scale

What quickly becomes clear in this production is that it is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

Boston Ballet’s resident choreographer Jorma Elo.


Jorma Elo combines precision, flow with Boston Ballet

Choreographer Jorma Elo is finishing the last sections of his world premiere of “Bach Cello Suites,” which opens at Boston Opera House on April 30.

Hayley Brown, Matthew Glassman, Jeremy Eaton, and Carlos Uriona in “The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century).”

For its ambitious ideas, troupe needs its space

In Double Edge Theatre’s first visit to Boston since 2006, it will bring “The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century).”

Gillian Abbott as Baby and Samuel Pergande as Johnny in “Dirty Dancing.”

Onstage, stars of ‘Dirty Dancing’ rely on body language

Dance provides the catalyst for the love story that drives “Dirty Dancing,” the popular 1987 movie turned musical.

Celeste Oliva in “Grounded.”


Solo shows present singular risks, rewards

Is there a more daunting performance challenge in theater than the solo play? To hear actors tell it, no, there isn’t.

Art Review

‘The Art of Baseball’ touches all the bases

“The Art of Baseball,” at the Concord Museum, celebrates the national pastime.

Ticket: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view this week in Boston and the surrounding area.

In “Zabul, 2011,” an Afghan boy and a US soldier in Qalat, the capital of Zabul Province.


At Fruitlands Museum, photos of Afghanistan, nature’s exploitation

Photography shows at the Fruitlands Museum look at Afghanistan and man exploiting nature.

S. Caron as Mary Magdalene and Justin Reeves as Jesus Christ.

Theater review

A wrongheaded ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Fiddlehead

This misbegotten production tries to find a connection between the journey of Jesus Christ and the events of September 11, 2001.

Ticket: Theater

Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “Come Back, Little Sheba’’ and “City of Angels.’’

behind the scene

Harvard’s iconic statue comes to life

Artist Krzysztof Wodiczko projects video to transform the bronze John Harvard statue into the likenesses of 22 students.

Justin Reeves plays Jesus in Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s  production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”


After 9/11, what would Jesus have done?

For its production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Strand Theatre, Fiddlehead Theatre wanted a contemporary resonance.


Relationship between Noone and New Rep leads to ‘Adultery’

New Repertory Theatre is giving Ronan Noone’s “Scenes From An Adultery” its world premiere.

Introducing six of the year’s top student artists

Boston art schools have long been the breeding ground of top tier artists. We visited some of this year’s budding stars.

Ticket: Dance

Critic’s picks for dance performances around the Boston area.

Brown Box presents free short plays

Brown Box Theatre Project is presenting an evening of short plays for free at Atlantic Wharf over the next two weekends.

Special section


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Bring the kids, there’s a lot to do this spring.


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Critics’ picks for noteworthy events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

Local galleries


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“Yeah, You Missed It!” was an ambitious, nimble pop-up show at Mills Gallery. Adrienne Jacobson offers quieter revelations at New Art Center.

Don Aucoin

Theater critic

Aucoin is the Globe’s theater critic, and has covered everything from television to politics to the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal.