Saturday, February 25, 2017

Fuacata!: Zoetic Stage’s Hilarious And Touching Journey Through Miami-Dade’s Latina Culture by Bill Hirschman

When Elena Maria Garcia, one of the finest comediennes in the region, and Stuart Meltzer, one of the finest directors, team up to co-write Fuácata! (Or a Latina’s Guide to Surviving the U…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Can It Happen Here? Mad Cat’s Surreal Take on Vaclav Havel Plays Will Unnerve Patrons by Bill Hirschman

Mad Cat Theatre's production of Vaclav Havel's one acts Protest and Audience draw uncomfortably relevant visions of repressive totalitarian society.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mermaid Plays Swimmingly But You Can’t Understand Singing by Bill Hirschman

The tour of The Little Mermaid is engaging and enthusiastic playing at the Broward Center’s Broadway Across America series. The problem is you likely will not understand 10 percent of the …

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Curtain Call Playhouse, TheatreSouth & Outre Find A New Home In Pompano Beach by Bill Hirschman

Outré Theatre Company and Curtain Call Playhouse, two troupes that have played at many different venues, plus TheatreSouth, a fledgling African-American company, will have a new base of ope…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Florida Theatrical Assoc Creates Charlie Cinnamon Scholarship by Bill Hirschman

Florida Theatrical Association has announced the Charlie Cinnamon Theater Scholarship in honor of longtime FTA board member and dean of South Florida publicity agents Charlie Cinnamon, who d…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Disgraced Makes You Reexamine What You Think, Who You Are by Bill Hirschman

Disgraced, bravely offered to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s mainstream audience, is an incisive drama dissecting intersecting issues of ethnic identity, assimilation and especially persistin…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

With Tensions High, ‘Disgraced’ Could Not Be More Timely by Bill Hirschman

Disgraced, a drama dissecting ethnic relations in post 9/11 America, already has become one of the most produced plays in regional theaters over the past three years. But the Maltz Jupiter T…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rites of Passage Pass Very Rapidly In Stage Door’s The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah And Beyond by Bill Hirschman

Broward Stage Door’s The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah and Beyond is an amusing afternoon mixing early Neil Simon-Woody Allen humor with a lengthy parade of serious issues ranging from father-son …

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King’s Soundtrack Of Our Lives Is Still ‘Beautiful’ At The Arsht by Bill Hirschman

Validation – the affirmation that what you valued and invested yourself in does matter – is one of the most powerfully effective facets of both entertainment and art. And that, we’ll v…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Something Old, Something New: Actors Playhouse, Island City & New City Players Set Seasons by Bill Hirschman

The rollout of 2017-2018 seasons continues with some South Florida theaters pushing the edge of their audience’s cultural envelopes and others relying on reliable titles in an uncertain ti…

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Riverside’s Private Lives Is Study In Perfection Of Wit And Polish by Bill Hirschman

Take Noel Coward's sophisticated wit, add exquisite direction and elegant acting, then tie it up with visuals you could plotz for, and it's no wonder that Riverside Theatre's production of P…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Main Street’s First Pro Outing Lands Real Women Have Curves by Bill Hirschman

Real Women Have Curves turns out be a no-excuses-needed production that justified the confidence that Main Street Players' leaders had in evolving from a community theater into a professiona…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Carousel Swirls And The Music Swells At Actors Playhouse by Bill Hirschman

The miracle of the Carousel when it’s done well, as it is in this Actors Playhouse production, is that although it’s 72 years old and its protagonists are a wife-beating ne’er-do-well …

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Estefans’ On Your Feet To Begin Tour in Miami, Broward Will Get Hamilton First in Region & Kravis Finally Hosts The Lion King by Bill Hirschman

Hamilton, On Your Feet, The Lion King, and a host of major Broadway titles will tour South Florida's three major presenting houses over the next two seasons,

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Bravura Acting Duo Highlights Dramaworks’ ‘Collected Stories by Bill Hirschman

Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of Collected Stories is not only one of the most affective and effective dramas seen in the region for many months, it offers a superb performance by a yo…

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Slow Burn’s Xanadu Skillfully Follows A Middling Muse by Bill Hirschman

Slow Burn Theatre has certainly captured Xanadu's vibe in the company’s spirited, stupidly happy revival of its own 2012 production, which opened last weekend in Aventura and which will so…

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Driving Miss Daisy Is Competent Road Trip But Not Exciting by Bill Hirschman

Chicken Coop Theatre’s production at the Levis JCC of Driving Miss Daisy is hardly among the most incisive nuanced editions you’ve seen of this oft-mounted warhorse, but the play itself …

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Two Premieres, 1 By Teachout, Top Dramaworks’ Season, Plus Sweeney Todd This Summer by Bill Hirschman

Billy and Me, a world premiere by theater critic Terry Teachout about the difficult friendship of legendary playwrights William Inge and Tennessee Williams, will be one of the highlights in …

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Issues, Not Emotions Rule In MiND’s Intriguing New Courtroom Drama ‘Terror’ by Bill Hirschman

In a chilly sleek courtroom as clinical as a laboratory dissection tray, thousands of human lives, morality, principles and the law are piled on opposite pans of the scale – except it’s …

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

FGO’s Solid If Stolid Romantic Tragedy Eugene Onegin by Bill Hirschman

This may be heresy, but maybe grand opera shouldn’t always be so grand. Florida Grand Opera’s current production of Tchaikovsky’s romantic tragedy Eugene Onegin reportedly has a more i…

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Motherland Is 2017 Riff On Brecht’s Heroine At Theatre Lab by Bill Hirschman

The best art is a partnership between the creative mind and the viewer. That often requires the audience to expend some effort to get inside the artist’s mind or ethos or style. Witness th…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Audience Decides Moral Guilt in Miami New Drama’s Terror by Bill Hirschman

Most courtroom dramas metaphorically use the audience as a jury. But Terror, a German play receiving its U.S. premiere from Miami New Drama this week, literally requires the audience to vot…

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Quirky ‘Empty Plate’ Delivers Satisfying Meal At Riverside by Bill Hirschman

By Pam Harbaugh The plates may be empty, but you leave having feasted on Riverside Theatre’s satisfying production of An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf. Written in 1994 by Michael …

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Slow Burn’s Titanic Musical Compassionately Depicts Triumph Turned to Tragedy by Bill Hirschman

The enduring genius of Titanic the Musical beautifully limned by Slow Burn Theatre Company is that while it arely nods at what’s to come, it relies on the audience viewing the initial paea…

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Maltz, Slow Burn, Broward Stage Door Start Rolling Out Their 2017-2018 Theater Seasons by Bill Hirschman

Turn of the century newsboys cavorting in Jupiter, Tarzan swinging across a Fort Lauderdale stage and Tony Manero swiveling his hips in Margate -- the 2017-2018 season for South Florida thea…

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Intersection Of Black Comedy And Tragic Compassion Suffuses ‘Between Riverside And Crazy’ by Bill Hirschman

Quirky denizens of Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy strive to find second chances in GableStage's production.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Zoetic’s Shimmering Sunday Explores Conflict Between Artists’ Calling And ‘Real Life’ by Bill Hirschman

A wave of sheer glory lifts the audience into a firmament of validation, redemption and pure beauty in the last ten minutes of Zoetic Stage’s production of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapin…

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Friday, January 20, 2017

‘Danny and Sylvia’ Surefire Crowd Pleaser At The Willow by Bill Hirschman

Danny Kaye and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story at Willow Theatre, featuring Larry Buzzeo in a role he was born for, is filled to the brim with memories for audiences who will find familiarity i…

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Stephanie Ansin Is Leaving Miami Theater Center In June by Bill Hirschman

Stephanie Ansin, who championed stylized and intellectually challenging theater for children, is stepping down from the leadership of Miami Theater Center, the groundbreaking company she co-…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Familiar Names And Some New Ones In Carbonell Awards Nominations For 2016 by Bill Hirschman

Familiar theaters, artists and titles dominated the 2017 Carbonell Award nominations list released Wednesday, but the roster included some previously unheralded performers and lesser-known t…

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Full List of 2016 Carbonell Awards Nominations by Bill Hirschman

The complete list of 2016 Carbonell nominations/finalists including a breakdown by county, theater and production.

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