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  • Imagination Makes Area Stage’s Wizard Of Oz For Adults & Kids

    Hearing that Area Stage Company is mounting The Wizard of Oz might make childless theatergoers pass. It would be their loss. Director Giancarlo Rodaz, his inexhaustible cast and creative crew have constructed a charming, witty and entertaining riff whose sterling quality is how they resourcefully solve staging problems that otherwise would require a far bigger budget.

  • Obsession, Lust And Passion Rule At Measure’s Murder Ballad

    Lust, anger and anguish pour out of urban millennials with like molten liquid gushing from an open fire hydrant in the new Measure For Measure Theatre’s production of the chamber rock opera Murder Ballad at the Broward Center

  • M Ensemble’s Old Settler Starts With Laughs, Ends With Tears

    The Old Settler at M Ensemble starts off like a TV sitcom featuring witty banter between sisters living in 1943 Harlem. But slowly, characters start referencing race, sex, age, loneliness and family baggage until anger and tears produce a moving tale that qualifies as more than a soap opera and falls a bit short of August Wilson territory.

  • Hundred Days: Grief As Part Of Life –With Music & A Few Laughs

    It may often feel like a concert, but Hundred Days at the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series is a moving, heartening and deceptively polished theater piece with song and story hewing to a single narrative line and theme about coming to terms with tragedy being part of life.

  • Amparo Immersion Theater Is More Effective Than you Expect

    The experience of losing everything to the Cuban revolution, the visceral experience of being oppressed, the experience of leaving your beloved country, those are the hallmarks of the surprisingly effective immersive drama Amparo.

  • Love Is A Battlefield In Casey Dressler’s The Wedding Warrior

    Casey Dressler brings her one-woman comedy with a score of characters, The Wedding Warrior, back to Fort Lauderdale’s The Vanguard, redirected by Elena Maria Garcia

  • Amparo Aims To Immerse Patrons In Cuban Epic Tale

    Its creators acknowledge that the drama Amparo has familiar elements, especially the story of a family escaping Cuba and finding success in a new land. But the way the story is designed to surround and immerse patrons so that they see, hear and feel what the characters are undergoing – thereby making a unique connection even for viewers who are not Cuban-American.

  • Surprises & Cheers At Theater Prom — The 43rd Carbonells

    Monday was an evening of firsts at the 43rd Carbonell Awards for newcomers and veteran companies in which Palm Beach Dramaworks’ moving Indecent won Best Play and Slow Burn Theatre Company’s rousing Memphis garnered the Best Musical honor.