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  • Slow Burn’s Rock Of Ages Isn’t Your Grandma’s Musical

    If there’s any way to get folks to the theater who don’t usually go, Slow Burn’s Rock of Ages can do it. Director/choreographer Patrick Fitzwater knows exactly how to squeeze every inch of character out of this cheesy, goo fest of a jukebox musical to entertain aforementioned non-theater types, who can’t wait to re-live the glory days of the 1980s, of which the soundtrack of the show relies.

  • New City Players Paint Perfect Work Of ‘Art’ At Vanguard

    In the lovely confines of The Vanguard, Yasmin Reza’s modern classic Art comes to life in New City Players’ finely curated production.

  • Grief, Coping Commingle With Comedic Culture Clash In McKeever’s Elegant Mr. Parker

    When did yesterday’s renegades, who skirted AIDS and lived boheme on a ramen noodle diet in the go-go eighties, become today’s get-off-my-lawners? These questions, and plenty more, linger between the lines of Mr. Parker, Michael McKeever’s elegant dramedy world-premiering at Island City Stage.

  • Pink Unicorn Puts Complex Human Face On Identity Politics

    Laura Turnbull in the solo show The Pink Unicorn from Primal Forces places us in the headspace of a widowed mother in a small—and small-minded—Texas suburb who transforms into an unwitting advocate for gender liberation.

  • M Ensemble’s Seven Guitars Is Virtually Music As Theater

    In the current production of The M Ensemble Company, August Wilson’s legendary Seven Guitars almost plays like a musical or a folk opera akin to Porgy and Bess or Floyd Collins.

  • Lightning Bolt’s Into The Woods Gives Modern Resonance

    Into the Woods’ disturbing second act occurs in a boy’s nightmare in Lightning Bolt Production’s riveting, pulse-quickening production at the West Boca Performing Arts Center. Director Jessie Hoffman has re-imagined the musical from the narrator’s perspective. That character, who in this production is a 12-year-old boy, plays a larger role than in other mountings.

  • GableStage’s “I’m Gonna Pray For You” Scorches The Stage

    Human beings’ desperate need for affirmation of their self-worth from some source outside themselves – whether it’s from a parent or strangers’ judgments – drives GableStage’s scorching production of Halley Feiffer’s I’m Going To Pray For You So Hard.

  • Demos-Brown’s Bway Debut Gets Date, Theater and Cast Including Kerry Washington

    The intensifying Black Lives Matter conversation will be fueled on Broadway this fall in the unique vision of Christopher Demos-Brown, one of Florida’s most esteemed theater professionals, in the form of his racially-explosive drama, American Son. Key details were revealed today including dates, the stage and the top-lined cast including Scandal’s Kerry Washington.