Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a lush, imaginative and polished production nearly guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. That said, if you’re looking for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” you’re going to have to look very, very hard in the new tour.
Loaded with lots of laugh lines and inside theater jokes, POZ at Island City Stage has some supremely likeable characters. Yet there’s just something a little bit too snappy about this world premiere. It tries just a bit too hard, especially when convincing the audience that this lively cast of characters are real people with real problems.
The devastation from a hurricane outside is only a reflection of the greater emotional destruction already crippling the protagonists in Nilo Cruz’s play Hurricane set for only five performances this week from Arca Stages in Miami.
The eighth annual 24-Hour Theatre Project on Monday had a slightly different vibe to it with everyone on stage and much of the audience wearing tiny teal ribbons representing the fight against cervical cancer. But Naked Stage cofounders Katherine and Antonio Amadeo pledged the proceeds toward the medical expenses of theater supporter Dana Castelleno, who is in hospice with stage 4 cancer.