Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Arsht’s Sensory H2OMBRE Brings Moister Meaning To The Phrase Immersive Theater by Bill Hirschman

Worldless, disconnected, as neutral and interpretable as a Rorschach ink blot, H2OMBRE is a Cirque du Soleil-like show designed by and aimed at people raised on comic books and fantasy flick…

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Actors’ Playhouse Mid-Life 2: The Crisis Continues — Second Verse Same As The First by Bill Hirschman

These fluffy summer fripperies at Actors' Playhouse must be successful because here's a sequel Mid-Life 2: the Crisis Continues, the off-spring of 2008’s Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical. Once…

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

GableStage’s The Whale Is A Shattering Paean To Human Decency And Hope by Bill Hirschman

Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale at GableStage focuses on a morbidly obese man wanting to reconnect with his abandoned daughter before his imminent death. But the darkly funny and affecting pl…

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Most Happy Fella Among Best Sung Musicals Of The Season by Bill Hirschman

Palm Beach Dramaworks’ current staged concert of Frank Loesser’s 1956 musical The Most Happy Fella overflows with a purity of emotions common to even the most ordinary of us, proclaiming…

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

How To Gain 600 Pounds In Five Minutes: Gablestage’s The Whale by Bill Hirschman

A five-foot tall assembly of beige bags hangs in the corner of Gablestage’s cramped communal dressing room, vaguely shaped like a tan version of the marshmallow monster from Ghostbusters. …

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Celebration Of Jay Harris’ Life Set For Tuesday At Gablestage by Bill Hirschman

Friends, family and colleagues will share stories about the life and contributions of South Florida theater champion Jay Harris at a celebration at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gablestage.

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H2OMBRE Immerses Arsht Financially And Creatively In Immersion Theater by Bill Hirschman

Despite the more headline-grabbing 6,000 gallons of water, the significance of the Arsht's H2HOMBRE is that the public-private venue is cementing its commitment to a brand of imagistic, sens…

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ground Up Batters Away At The Damage War Does To the Soul by Bill Hirschman

Ground Up & Rising’s courageous production of 9 Circles is a dichotomy that is deeply felt and deeply flawed at the same time – bluntly and uninhibitedly slashing away at one dimens…

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The Dana Plays Raise Funds For Cancer Society And Local Theater Supporter Monday by Bill Hirschman

The Dana Plays, a program to raise funds for both the American Cancer Society and Dana Castellano, a member of the community battling the illness, is slated for 8 p.m. Monday at the Miami Th…

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bernstein On Broadway Is Pleasant Summer Quaff by Bill Hirschman

The musical revue Bernstein on Broadway at The Plaza Theatre is a bouncy bauble that achieves exactly what it aims to: deliver a diverting and entertaining summer evening. It’s like one of…

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Report From New York: Heathers The Musical Is Absolute Hoot Destined To Play South Florida by Bill Hirschman

Coming to a theater near you in South Florida within a year or two – if it takes even that long – is Heathers: The Musical. It is closing off-Broadway, but it is destined to be a ubiquit…

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

PPTOPA Aims To Win Added Respect with Massive Les Miz by Bill Hirschman

Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts is laboring to make its masasive and expensive production of the epic Les Miserables a rebuke to silence those who dismiss community theater sig…

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mad Cat Names 3rd Annual Nine Lives Scholarship Winners by Bill Hirschman

Mad Cat Theatre Company has named its third annual Nine Lives Scholarship Awards recipients: Cheyenne Nicole Hardy cited as outstanding high school senior and Kayla Bussel as outstanding col…

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Talkin’ In The Green Room With…. Nick Duckart by Bill Hirschman

Three-time Carbonell winner Nick Duckart has been a rapping Dominican-American bodega owner, a Palestinian terrorist, a Polish-American assassin, and the Egyptian Pharaoh in Joseph and the…

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Theatre Hosts A 4th With BBQ, Fireworks & Short Plays by Bill Hirschman

Hot dogs, fireworks and… theater? New Theatre is hoping you’ll join them this holiday weekend for its bi-annual Miami 1-Acts Festival of 16 fully-staged short plays which doubles as a fu…

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Theater Shelf: Great Moments in Theater, Marilyn Miller, A Visit To Oz, And Betty Blue Eyes by Bill Hirschman

Theater Shelf, a recurring feature, reviews recently-released books, CDs and DVDs of interest to theater lovers. Some are popular titles like a new Original Cast Recording, others are works …

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Girl Play Plays Play This Weekend In Wilton Manors by Bill Hirschman

The fifth annual celebration of theater that investigates what it means to be a lesbian in the 21st Century kicks off this Friday with Girl Play, staged readings of short plays sponsored by …

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Ground Up & Rising Rises Again This Weekend In Miami Beach by Bill Hirschman

Ground Up & Rising, the itinerant Miami company that has been rising and falling and rising since 2006, is rising once again with a play to bow during the holiday weekend, plans for a s…

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Report From New York: Satchmo At The Waldorf Hits A High Note Without Playing A Bar Of Music by Bill Hirschman

Satchmo at the Waldorf triumphs with very little music and none of it created live by the brilliant John Douglas Thompson’s resurrection of the jazz great. Instead, Thompson summons up Lou…

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jay Harris, South Florida’s Theater Champion, Dead at 77 by Bill Hirschman

Businessman Jay H. Harris was not famous outside of theatrical circles in South Florida. But within that community, Harris was revered for his incalculable investment of time, advice and mon…

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Vibrant, Zesty Zorba! Gets Staged Concert At Dramaworks by Bill Hirschman

From the first tinkling of the bouzouki, Palm Beach Dramaworks’ mounting of the rarely-seen Kander and ebb musical Zorba! fairly throbs with life-affirming spirit in direct spite of the va…

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Ring of Fire Encircles Johnny Cash Music In Pure Song At Theatre Arts Garage by Bill Hirschman

Ring of Fire, the Johnny Cash Musical, is not a biographical play about The Man in Black. It's smarter than that. This music-heavy tableau, at the Theatre at Arts Garage i offers more depth …

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Bernstein Celebration At FAU; Includes On The Town Concert by Bill Hirschman

The Spirit of America Festival is presenting a salute to the work of Leonard Bernstein Saturday through Monday including a staged concert version of his Broadway musical On The Town at Flori…

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Deadline For Free Summer Theater Tickets On Monday by Bill Hirschman

Theater tickets too expensive? How about no cost at all? The South Florida Theatre League is holding their annual summer Free Night of Theater program next month, but the deadline to apply f…

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Veteran Actor William Parry Embraces Zorba In Palm Beach Dramaworks Staged Concert by Bill Hirschman

As he relates the philosophy of his title character in the musical Zorba, William Parry’s acting chops are so second-nature that he probably doesn’t realize that a slight Greek accent is…

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Don’t Peek: The Answers To The “Too Late For Tonys” Quiz by Bill Hirschman

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Slow Burn’s High Fidelity Is Scruffy Appealing Musical by Bill Hirschman

Like a scruffy stray found on the streets with little promise of being housebroken, Slow Burn Theatre Company’s musical High Fidelity shouldn’t be so appealing and downright winning. But…

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Our Too Late For The Tonys Not-Trivia Quiz (Florida Edition) by Bill Hirschman

Okay, the Tony Awards are over but there' still some afterglow for those who cannot get enough. Just how much of a Tony-holic are you? There are a few in here just for South Floridians inclu…

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City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Kicks It Up A Notch Once Again by Bill Hirschman

Efforts by City Theatre staffers to improve the consistency of its offerings has paid off: This edition of Summer Shorts is not only lushly and imaginatively produced with a noticeable extra…

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

StageBill Blog: Random Thoughts On The Tony Awards by Bill Hirschman

As I sat watching a cat food commercial Sunday night, knowing that someone who has worked their whole life for recognition was being honored off camera, it became clear that something needs …

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Theater Shelf: Tony Nominations For Musicals Represented on CD by Bill Hirschman

The 2013-14 Broadway season has produced a wide variety of scores from musicals that we are fortunate to have had recorded commercially. Indeed, the season has been marked by a notable raft …

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