Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Winners of 16th Annual Cappies Awards Presented This Week by Bill Hirschman

The crush of more than a thousand cheering students, their parents and friends overflowed the orchestra seating and the boxes of the Broward Center’s cavernous Au-Rene Theater at the Browa…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Imagination Substitutes For Big Budget In Delightful Shrek by Bill Hirschman

Director Giancarlo Rodaz made a virtue out of a tiny budget by substituting imagination for cash plus a joyful embrace of theatrical artifice in his production of Shrek the Musical at Area S…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Thinking Cap’s Emperor of the Moon Is Delightful Lune-acy by Bill Hirschman

With a cast of unfettered and inspired clowns, Thinking Cap Theatre has produced a hilarious edition of a 1687 comedy by Aphra Benn, The Emperor of the Moon, lathering almost every second of…

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Stunning Excoriating Equus Gallops Across Dramaworks by Bill Hirschman

Mere hours before the opening night of Equus at Palm Beach Dramaworks – a drama prompted by the true story of a troubled teen who blinded five horses – another troubled teen murdered 10 …

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Nothing Average About Measure For Measure’s Next To Normal by Bill Hirschman

A new theater debuting by choosing a complex musical about mental illness, and in the small confines of the 50 or so seat theater? Now that takes confidence. And confident the professional, …

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dramaworks Hopes 45-Year-Old Equus Remains Raw, Relevant by Bill Hirschman

Raw. The same carefully chosen adjective emerges in separate interviews with the two leading actors and their director to describe Equus, the shattering drama they are rehearsing for an open…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Victor/Victoria Is Two Times The Fun With Emphasis On Antics by Bill Hirschman

There's more than a bit of Noel Coward running through Broward Stage Door Theatre's Victor/Victoria. It's what makes this production tick, a true understanding, and might we say, appreciatio…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Million Dollar Quartet’s Reprise At Actors’ Rocks Once Again by Bill Hirschman

So…what do Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis have in store for an encore in Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s much-anticipated return engagement of …

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Monday, May 14, 2018

New Measure For Measure Troupe Prevails Over Irma by Bill Hirschman

Daimien J. Matherson and his new South Florida theater company Measure for Measure are finally about to put an undesired nickname -- and Hurricane Irma -- behind them Almost exactly eight mo…

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Success Of Primal Forces’ New ‘An Accident’ Is No Accident by Bill Hirschman

The prickly problematic mutual attempts to heal physically and emotionally by an auto accident victim and the offending driver make an intriguing and rewarding drama at Primal Forces' An Acc…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

FGO’s Gloriously Romantic Florencia en el Amazonas (Plus A Little Bit Of Magical Realism) by Bill Hirschman

Even more unflinchingly romantic than those starving Bohemians in the garret or those Egyptians being buried alive, the unalloyed passion coursing through Daniel Catan's Florencia en el Amaz…

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Complete Cappies Nominations Released, Gala Set For May 22 by Bill Hirschman

Those who doubt that young people are no longer interested in theater should watch the hundreds and hundreds of teenagers producing a tsunami of enthusiastic cheering and celebrating they ge…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wick Continues Love Of Herman With Re-Imagined ‘Jerry’s Girls’ by Bill Hirschman

This familiar musical revue of Broadway legend Jerry Herman's hits and misses, Jerry's Girls, has been reimagined for the Wick theatre by Herman's buddy Lee Roy Reams and performed by a com…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Second Round Of 2018-19 Titles Released For SoFla Theaters by Bill Hirschman

A second round of South Florida theater season announcements have coincided with the withdrawal of snowbirds, but if this year’s busy slate is any indication, the 2018-2019 season will bar…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

MSP’s This Random World A Challenging Study In Character by Bill Hirschman

Main Street Players challenges itself and its audiences in This Random World, this 90-minute think piece that will make you question some of your own connections to the people in your life. …

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Preach: Praise For Return Of M Ensemble’s God’s Trombones by Bill Hirschman

For those assigned to commit James Weldon Johnson's narratives to memory in their younger days, M Ensemble’s God’s Trombones will wrap them in warm nostalgia. For others, M Ensemble skil…

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Just Try To Resist Mamma Mia At Riverside In Vero. Good Luck. by Bill Hirschman

Riverside Theatre throws the gauntlet at your feet with its professional production of Mamma Mia! So relent. Pick it up and have a ball at this bouncy juke box musical. This Mamma Mia! is si…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Queen Of Basel Reimagines Miss Julie in Modern South Beach by Bill Hirschman

Amid the rise of the #metoo movement, the surprise in the new play Queen of Basel, subtitled “Or an unapologetic response to Strindberg’s Miss Julie,” is just how closely this modern-d…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Joy And Pain Of Discovery Make Zoetic’s Fun Home Soar by Bill Hirschman

The stirring musical Fun Home is a detective story in which the mystery is never solved, but the investigator comes to terms with the existence of the enigma. What Zoetic Stage’s triumphan…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Importance Of Dreams: Waitress On Tour’s Poignancy by Bill Hirschman

This Broadway Across America production of Waitress at the Broward Center about the complexities and emotional truth of how dreams do and should form the backbone of life.arguably is even br…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Be Here Now Is Engrossing Experience, Skillfully Staged, Acted By Theatre Lab by Bill Hirschman

Life is all about attitude and how you perceive what you encounter, whether it be a stack of garbage or a deadly disease, in Be Here Now, Deborah Zoe Laufer’s life-affirming, funny and tou…

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Time Step Taps With Originality At Broward Stage Door by Bill Hirschman

Time Step, the creative and original dance-centric revue at Broward Stage Door Theatre is a time travel tribute to tap dancing in all of its many guises.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Not Just Another Day At The Office: GableStage’s Caustic, Whipsmart Dramedy “Gloria” by Bill Hirschman

At some workplaces, employees indulge in healthy rivalry, support each other professionally and personally and, sometimes, forge deep friendships that last long after the job has ended. That…

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New City Players’ Uneven, Occasionally Brilliant Clybourne Park is Not Black & White by Bill Hirschman

Produced competently, with flashes of brilliance, by New City Players at the Vanguard, Clybourne Park’s expose of the evolving presentation of white privilege over generations has lost som…

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Intriguing Script Needs A Lot More Work In Island City’s The Radicalization Of Rolfe by Bill Hirschman

The world premiere The Radicalization of Rolfe at Island City Stage implies a truly intriguing nesting of premises: starting with how Rolfe, the sweet messenger boy romancing Liesl in The So…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Parkland Students ‘Shine’ In Highlight Of Carbonell Awards by Bill Hirschman

An emotion-choked audience leapt to their feet during Monday’s 42nd annual Carbonell Awards ceremony, but it had nothing to do with the recognition of excellence in South Florida theater. …

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Complete List Of Carbonell Awards 2017 And Statistics by Bill Hirschman

The complete list of Carbonell Award winners, nominees and breakdown by theater and county for the 2017 performance year.

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Wit And Wisdom, Life And Death Spar in Dramaworks’ Premiere of Edgar (Poe) & Emily (Dickinson) by Bill Hirschman

Edgar & Emily, the premiere at Palm Beach Dramaworks, is a fascinating and funny fantasia about the dead Edgar Allan Poe visiting Emily Dickinson late one night dragging his coffin behi…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

So, The Dead Edgar Allen Poe Drops Into Teenager Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom…. by Bill Hirschman

Emily Dickinson is huddling in her bed when Edgar Allen Poe barges into her bedroom pulling his coffin behind him. This is even stranger than it sounds since Poe is believed to have died abo…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hello, Gorgeous: Buyer & Cellar At Riverside Is A Solid Sale by Bill Hirschman

In Buyer & Cellar, struggling actor Alex More becomes an unlikely cast – from his boyfriend and a supercilious boss to celebrated Hollywood couple James Brolin and his wife, Barbra. I…

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Friendship, Revelation, Determination Are Hallmarks of The Ladies Foursome by Bill Hirschman

The Pigs Do Fly company, dedicated to work by and for people over 50 years old, examines women's issues during a day on the golf course in the full-length play The Ladies Foursome.

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