One pleasure watching a drag show regardless of your sexual orientation is the vicarious joy of seeing people uncorset their secreted urges and find the liberating self-worth to parade it publicly. That is the unspoken strength underlying the delightful hoot , The Legend of Georgia McBride at GableStage
Infinite Abyss, which has produced some solid work like last season’s Extremities, just falls flat this time out with Quills which reeks of amateurism.
The surprisingly delight-filled musical Groundhog Day is well worth seeing on Broadway but the script, music, lyrics and replicable staging (all Tony-nominated) are so strong, so inventive, so infectiously winning that this show will not only tour but will be a unexpected success on the road if word-of-mouth plays any part.
The temptation is to announce that ‘a star is born’ in Actors’ Playhouse’s production of the musical It Shoulda Been You. But that would be mildly insulting to the fact that Cindy Pearce has been working on local stages about 14 years, most memorably as Penelope Pennywise in Slow Burn Theatre’s Urinetown.
The MNM production of Monty Python’s Spamalot is silly and stupid.
Thank goodness. This edition of one of the funniest musicals of the past couple of decades revels in, savors, exults, wallows in the anarchic wacky vibe enshrined in the source material, the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Palm Beach Dramaworks’ team finds the special vibe of Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy set in an unforgiving climate of the heart in The Cripple of Inishmaan.
To avoid spoiling the specific emotional U-turns, all that veteran theatergoers need to know about The Cripple of Inishmaan opening at Palm Beach Dramaworks this month is that it’s a classic exemplar of the Martin McDonagh oeuvre that alternates raucous raunchy wit and heart-searing tragedy, sometimes punctuated with bloody violence.
The din of cheering, hollering teenagers exploding Tuesday wasn’t to applaud the appearance of a hip-hop celeb. Instead, the tumult in the Broward Center recognized excellence in 25 public and private schools through Broward and Palm Beach counties recognizing achievement in theater by high school performers, designers, technicians and critics at the 15th Cappies Awards.