Author Archives: Bill Hirschman
News Briefs: City Theatre Reads Possible Summer Shorts Tonight, Lake Worth Needs A Floor, Pussycat To Purr Extra Weeks
News about Summer Shorts reading potential plays tonight, Lake Worth Playhouse fundraiser and Stage door extends run of What’s New Pussycat
Evening Star Production’s The Subject Was Roses underscores the insightful script, but the valiant effort leaves far too much crucial passion AWOL.
Conundrum Stages has been working quietly on the edges of the South Florida theater scene for so long that it’s both surprising and not surprising to hear that their current project this month, the Ghost Light Series, marks its 10th anniversary in Broward County celebrated with consecutive weekends of different works.
Pigs Do Fly’s second outing of short comedies Fifty Plus: A New Atttude is a mildly entertaining, pleasant diversion punctuated by several guffaws and chuckles. But the undemanding evening generates little electricity and too few stretches of outright hilarity.
Spend five minutes around Deb Sherman and one adjective becomes inescapable: passionate. The award-winning actress, playwright, theater impressario and trained clown exudes an aura of intensity in virtually everything she does and says with bracing honestly. Here, she talks about her parallel career as a clown, the benefits of working for a bakery and the dangers of feeding her Diet Coke.
Usually there isn’t anything sexy or newsworthy about real estate in the world of theater unless it’s Glengarry Glen Ross. But as the season approaches, South Florida hasn’t seen so much packing and unpacking, opening tubes of Ben Gay, filling out of change-of-address cards, remodeling, scanning blueprints and updating websites as in the past season and the one coming up
In chronological order, here is a highly subjective, personal list of the shows whose titles or concepts we most want to see this season.
Issie Swickle. Remember that name. Not that you’d have trouble doing so. But remember when you first heard it, for bragging rights. Because you may be hearing it for a long time.
The secret of the highly improbable but undeniable success of the new ‘60s musical revue What’s New Pussycat — The Soundtrack of an Era at Broward Stage Door is encapsulated in the second-to-last musical number.
Palm Beach Dramaworks is embarking on an ambitious new plays development program: Dramaworkshop. Over the next three years, the company is building a framework to nurture nascent scripts through readings, workshops and full developmental productions.