Musical Theater in the News

17 Theater Companies Take a Bow at the Norton Awards

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe’s coverage of the 36th Elliot Norton Awards includes mention of theater faculty member Summer Williams’s win for outstanding director for Lyric Stage’s Barbecue, and the Conservatory Theater Division’s receipt of the 2018 Elliot Norton Arts Education Award.

The 'Sound Of Music' Can't Help But Bring A Crowd To Its Feet

Friday, May 4, 2018 The ARTery

The ARTery’s review of The Sound of Music’s national tour praises alumna Lauren Kidwell (M.F.A. '14, musical theater), who “brings to it a voice as large as those looming Alps” in her role as Mother Abbess.

Boston Conservatory Alum Returns in Sound of Music National Tour

Monday, April 30, 2018 Boston Magazine

Alumna Lauren Kidwell (M.F.A. '14, musical theater) discusses how her impulsive decision to audition for the M.F.A. in musical theater at Boston Conservatory changed her life and steered her toward a path of stage performance. Kidwell is now playing Mother Abbess in the national tour of The Sound of Music.

'Sound of Music' star talks about climbing every mountain

Thursday, April 26, 2018 The Boston Globe

Alumna Lauren Kidwell (M.F.A. '14, musical theater), who is currently on tour as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, stopped by the Conservatory’s Zack Box Theater to speak to students about her professional experience and finding herself as an artist.  


A New Orleans-infused ‘Wiz’ is easing on down the road

Thursday, April 12, 2018 The Boston Globe

Conservatory students and alumni—Steven Martin (M.M. '07, voice), Yewande Odetoyinbo (M.F.A. '18, musical theater), Salome Smith (M.F.A. '18, musical theater), and Lance-Patrick Strickland (M.F.A. '18, musical theater) will be performing in Lyric Stage Company's production of The Wiz, opening May 19.

Linda Mercer-Botelho ‘Making It Happen’ for 35 Years

Friday, March 30, 2018 Wicked Local

Associate alumna Linda Mercer-Botelho (B.F.A. '82, contemporary dance) is celebrating the 35th anniversary of founding On Stage Academy of Performing Arts. The former New England Patriots cheerleader and dedicated teacher discusses her passion for dance and the unlikelihood of her retiring soon.