Author Archives: Bill Hirschman

Chekhov’s Sisters Waiting To Exhale In Beckett’s New Jersey

Deborah Zoe Laufer’s world premiere The Three Sisters of Weekhawken is, indeed, funny in its daffy way, but this imaginative mashup of Chekhov’s meditation on yearning refracted through Beckett’s existentialism and a shred of Neil Simon has a serious and eventually moving moral about the perils of paralyzing procrastination.

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Thinking Cap Theatre’s Director And Cast Add Color To ‘Mud’

Tension is at the heart and soul of Thinking Cap Theatre’s Mud, a three-hander by Maria Irene Fornes, now at The Vanguard in Fort Lauderdale.
Director Nicole Stodard puts her stamp on the dramatic 17-scene play, most noticeably bringing a brightness to a dingy world through creative staging, an impeccably interesting soundtrack, and finding three actors who are willing to go out on a limb with her.

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Maltz Kicks Off $30 Million Campaign To Expand Facility Including Second Stage

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre on Monday publically kicked off a five-year campaign to raise $25 million to $30 million for a massive construction expansion to enable it to expand its offerings. The project’s headline facet would create a second smaller theater where more risky plays and new works can be produced.

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Emotions & Sound Swell On Epic Scale In Slow Burn’s Hunchback

A near epic vision unfolds in Slow Burn Theatre Company’s brave, ambitious and dark The Hunchback of Notre Dame resulting in the one of the most powerful musicals seen in South Florida in recent years featuring two memorable performances, a hardworking ensemble and orchestra, evocative production values and an invaluable choir flanking the stage.

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Playhouse’s Million Dollar Quartet Kicks Out The Jams

It almost should go without saying that the rock ’n’ roll blisters the paint off the walls of Actors’ Playhouse’s balcony theater in its thoroughly satisfying edition of Million Dollar Quartet.

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Silver Palm Theatre Awards Announces 28 Honorees

The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards committee honoring theatrical excellence in South Florida will present the award to 28 individuals and organizations in its ninth season. Recipients range from veterans like Joseph Adler to newer names like Aygemang Clay.

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Slow Burn’s Hunchback Sets Another Benchmark Of Growth

Slow Burn Theatre Company’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame staged on a relatively epic scale underscores another benchmark of growth for the once modest company that has solidly arrived as a major player in South Florida theater.

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Vibrant Swing! Swing! Swing! Revue Among Stage Door’s Best

The skill, power and imagination that Kevin Black, Ben Bagby and their colleagues have invested make Swing! Swing! Swing! as good or better than any other revue that Broward Stage Door has produced. back in time.

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They’re Playing A Pleasant If Not Exciting Song At The Wick

Benefiting from a Neil Simon script and a winning turn by Andrea McArdle,
The Wick Theatre is betting its older doggedly mainstream audience will be won over by this effectively sweet but decidedly insubstantial romantic musical comedy.

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The Storm-Tossed Seek Hope And Salvation In Dramawork’s The Night Of The Iguana

The emotional histrionics and pyrotechnic acting in the first act notwithstanding, it’s the quiet poignant moments of compassion and connection in the second act that are the most deeply affecting in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ skillful resurrection of Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana.

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