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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

A Christmas Carol at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre by Bill Hirschman

By Britin Haller The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s rendition of A Christmas Carol will make audiences forget previous incarnations of this holiday classic. Forget about your favorite TV or film …

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 09:18PM
Saturday, December 2, 2023

La Gringa presented by City Theatre at Arsht Center by Bill Hirschman

  By Raquel V. Reyes City Theatre brings the long-running Off-Broadway hit La Gringa to the studio stage at Adrienne Arsht Center. Carmen Rivera’s immersive bilingual full-length play dir…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 05:24PM
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Berlin Diaries at Theatre Lab a master class by Bill Hirschman

By Oline H. Cogdill Families are complicated, comprised of people who may have little in common but bloodlines, sometimes weighted down by secrets, lies, myths. Add to that mix a horrific ev…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 12:06PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

The Thanksgiving Play at GableStage by Bill Hirschman

By Oline H. Cogdill Years ago, one of my sisters-in-law said that Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday because it was not connected to any religion and had no political nor controversy conn…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 10:18PM
Saturday, November 18, 2023

Wide Array Honored at 46th ‘Theater Prom’ Carbonells by Bill Hirschman

By Bill Hirschman Outstanding work in the South Florida theater season was recognized this week at the 46th annual Carbonell Awards, but a highlight of the evening was the presentation of th…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 04:24PM
Sunday, November 12, 2023

Sweet Goats & Blueberry Señoritas a Tasty Debut at Actors Playhouse by Bill Hirschman

By Raquel V. Reyes Richard Blanco’s and Vanessa Garcias’ Sweet Goats & Blueberry Señoritas is steeped in Cubanisms that will delight Miami audiences. The 90-minute play runs through…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 04:06PM
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Las Aventuras de Juan Planchard Bows At Miami New Drama by Bill Hirschman

By Christine Dolen Not long after filmmaker-screenwriter Jonathan Jakubowicz published his debut novel in late 2016, Venezuelans at home and abroad began asking each other the same question:…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 03:12PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Clyde’s launches Zoetic Stage’s 14th season by Bill Hirschman

By Oline H. Cogdill A sandwich is more than ingredients between two slices of bread at Clyde’s, the truck stop diner that is the setting and title of Lynn Nottage’s deliciously insightfu…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 07:42PM
Friday, November 3, 2023

Murder on the Orient Express at Maltz Jupiter Theatre by Bill Hirschman

By Jan Sjostrom Prepare to be entertained when you board Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The play, which was adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig from Christie’s classic 1…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 10:06AM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Hilarious and Heartwarming is Morning After Grace at Pigs Do Fly by Bill Hirschman

By Britin Haller Pigs Do Fly’s Morning After Grace is laugh-out-loud funny, with Carey Crim’s script chock with just about every adult theme imaginable, this is a big feat indeed. It’s…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 10:42PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Wait Until Dark launches Boca Stage move to Delray Beach Playhouse by Bill Hirschman

By Oline H. Cogdill Boca Stage smoothly navigates the psychological thriller’s nuances in its suspenseful production of Wait Until Dark that launches its 2023-2024 season and marks its deb…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 11:13AM
Saturday, October 28, 2023

I Love a Piano at the Wick Theatre by Bill Hirschman

By Jan Sjostrom They really ought to have a starting gun to fire off I Love a Piano.  The song-and-dance tribute to Irving Berlin that opens the season at the at The Wick Theatre in Boca Ra…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 10:13AM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Twelve Angry Men judging  at PPTOPA by Bill Hirschman

By Aaron Krause Few plays are as riveting as Reginald Rose’s tense classic drama, Twelve Angry Men. In it, the stakes are sky-high as 12 people must decide whether a stranger lives or dies…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 10:25AM
Friday, October 20, 2023

Lobby Hero opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks by Bill Hirschman

By Jan Sjostrom You might be hard-pressed to identify the hero in Lobby Hero, the 2023-2024 season opener at Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach. None of the show’s four characters qu…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 09:07PM
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Time To Go Into the Woods With Slow Burn by Bill Hirschman

    By Oline H. Cogdill The forest explored in Slow Burn Theatre Company’s vigorous production of the musical “Into the Woods” is the place to be. These woods might seem to be a sett…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 06:03PM
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Don’t Wait Until Tomorrow To See Annie at Broward Center by Bill Hirschman

    By Oline H. Cogdill Theater is timeless, ever evolving, ever expanding. Themes that playwrights explored a thousand years ago are—with a bit of updating—still relevant. There’s a…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 08:43PM
Friday, October 6, 2023

Carbonell Awards Announces Honorees of Six Special Awards 2023 by Bill Hirschman

      So many people contribute their talents to making South Florida theater soar—directors, actors, technical expers, support staff, playwrights—the list is endless. But also many p…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 09:19PM
Monday, October 2, 2023

How I Learned What I Learned opens GableStage’s 25th season by Bill Hirschman

  By Oline H. Cogdill August Wilson was one of the most insightful—if not THE most insightful—chronicler of Black life in America. He found the music in the language of ordinary people,…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 08:25PM
Friday, September 29, 2023

Carbonell Awards Announce 120 Nominations for 2022-2023 Season Zoetic Stage Tops List with 20 Nominations, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Earns 19, GableStage by Bill Hirschman

        South Florida’s 2022-2023 theater season has been another terrific season. That excellence is shown in the nominations for the annual Carbonell Awards, as well as the Silver Pa…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 05:33PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Clark Gable Slept Here at The Foundry in Wilton Manors by Bill Hirschman

      By Aaron Krause Picture yourself almost continuously laughing while maintaining an iron grip on the novel you are reading. Your eyes have remained wide open for so long that your ey…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 06:03PM
Monday, September 25, 2023

2023 Silver Palms Announce Honorees by Bill Hirschman

South Florida continues to have stellar theater in the tri-county area. That level of excellence is reinforced by the list of Silver Palm honorees. The Silver Palm honorees will be recognize…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 07:13PM
Monday, September 18, 2023

The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd at Theatre Lab by Bill Hirschman

By Jan Sjostrom Jasmine Starr-Kidd is having a tough time dealing with her parents’ divorce. In that she’s much like many other 12-year-olds today. But Jasmine has a fix. A science prodi…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 08:37PM
Monday, September 11, 2023

MNM’s Five Guys deliver a love letter to Louis Jordan by Bill Hirschman

By Jan Sjostrom Five Guys Named Moe, the rollicking love letter to the music of Louis Jordan, works its magic in a tuneful production by Marcie Gorman & MNM Theatre Company through Sept.…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 10:07PM
Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Auditions Tonight – August 29, 2023 by Bill Hirschman

We are looking for actors for our next production, Dr. Seward’s Dracula by Joseph Zettelmaier, this is a paid acting opportunity. Synopsis: “People need monsters. They need to believe th…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 07:25PM
Sunday, August 13, 2023

Thrill Me makes a riveting musical at Island City Stage by Bill Hirschman

  By Aaron Krause Nobody in their right mind would condone the titular character’s actions in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Yet, we can sympathize with this fictional se…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 09:49PM
Monday, July 31, 2023

Friendships are in season at Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Bill Hirschman

WOW, Women of Wilton launches its first production By Oline H. Cogdill Love and friendship, grief and death are timeless themes that are the foundation of the entertaining production of …

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 09:43PM
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Lindsey Corey seamlessly slips into 15 characters in Defending the Cavewoman at Actors Playhouse by Bill Hirschman

Defending the Cavewoman explores the differences between women and men. The post Lindsey Corey seamlessly slips into 15 characters in Defending the Cavewoman at Actors Playhouse first appear…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 09:33PM
Monday, July 10, 2023

NCP’s Little Montgomery Morphs From Cute Comedy To Exam of the Human Comedy by Bill Hirschman

New City Players’ Little Montgomery starts as a satisfyingly cute summer chuckle of a comedy, but morphs into a deeper examination of human beings struggling awkwardly to cope with the wor…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 09:33AM
Sunday, June 25, 2023

What You’ve Seen And Will See Next Season Crippled By Lack Of Competent Craftspeople by Bill Hirschman

What audiences have seen, are seeing and will see across stages has been crippled and artistically hidden in a strangulation that only insiders know about. Simply, it’s extremely difficult…

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 11:04AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2023

6 Dance Lessons/6 Weeks Returns From New ‘ArtBuzz Theatrics’ Company by Bill Hirschman

ArtBuzz Theatrics’ compelling professional production of Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks features impressively realistic, nuanced, and multi-faceted performances from veterans Larry Buzzeo …

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 12:07PM
Friday, June 16, 2023

Issues Woven Into Warm Comedy in GableStage’s Native Gardens by Bill Hirschman

Native Gardens is, indeed, a comedy infused with character-based humor that satisfies as a warm summer evening of laughs. But Karen Zacarías’ social satire at GableStage gently weaves in …

SOURCE: Florida Theater On Stage at 10:55AM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards