Monthly Archives: April 2011

Looking presidential

The Caldwell Theatre will host TV and film star Ed Asner when he brings the national tour of his one-man show’FDR to Florida for seven performances June 1-5. The production depicts Franklin Delano Roosevelt looking back on his years as …

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Drama falls short in listless “Equus”

A key line in Equus, Peter Shaffer’s play about a troubled teenager who blinds horses, is ‘The extremity is the point.’ But that seems lost on the Andrews Living Arts Studio production that opened in Fort Lauderdale on Friday.

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The “Red Thread” story is not subtle but the production is magical at PlayGround Theatre

A huge horse grown from a tiny jade statue carries the heroine aloft over the vast plains of western China. We have already seen her gingerly traverse a rope bridge and clamber up the side of a treacherous mountain. We …

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Adults behaving badly, complete with projectile vomiting, in “God of Carnage”

Bravo TV’s parade of The Real Housewives of Orange County — and Atlanta, Miami and Wichita — relies on the conviction that few things are as satisfying as watching adults behaving badly. So does Yasmina Reza, the playwright behind 2009’s …

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“Motherhood the Musical” hits the recording studio

The landmark original cast albums of American cultural history: My Fair Lady, Company and now”’Motherhood the Musical. Broward-based GFour Productions is mixing and issuing a CD of Sue Fabisch’s music and lyrics for the show that had its world premiere …

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Caldwell cast to bring a fresh team spirit to “God of Carnage”

When regional theaters vie to be the first to mount a recent Broadway hit, the local actors often have seen the world premiere production. Their challenge is shaking off the inhibiting ghosts of the previous edition and creating a fresh …

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Caldwell and Entr’Acte theaters to join forces for large-scale musical, “City of Angels”

An informal business arrangement between the Caldwell Theatre and Entr’Acte Theatrix has solidified into a formal partnership that will culminate in a large-scale co-production next season of’City of Angels. The newly-formed Artistic Alliance joins the 35-year-old Boca Raton theater fighting …

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Actors’ Playhouse to mount dark, challenging musical “Next to Normal”

If you thought the Actors’ Playhouse production of’August: Osage County was taking a gamble outside its audience’s comfort zone, now comes news of a much bigger risk. Next to Normal, the rock-flavored musical about a suburban housewife struggling with bipolar …

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“Dusk” delves into bittersweet regret at the Mosaic Theatre

A reunion or any trip back home, is fraught with danger: We see how far we’ve come, but we’re rarely where we thought we’d be or as far along as we once hoped. Stephen Belber’s emotionally dense drama Dusk Rings …

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“The Sparrow” takes flight with a stunning theatrical take on adolescent angst at Arsht

Early in’The Sparrow, teenagers stand at the cusp of a railroad embankment as a roaring freight train hurtles past them inches away. It’s an exhilarating reminder of classic adolescence when you dare Fate to challenge your invulnerability. The fact that …

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