Author Archives: Bill Hirschman

Florida Theatrical Assoc Creates Charlie Cinnamon Scholarship

Florida Theatrical Association has announced the Charlie Cinnamon Theater Scholarship in honor of longtime FTA board member and dean of South Florida publicity agents Charlie Cinnamon, who died in November. The scholarship will be available to Central and South Florida high school students for continuing theater education throughout the summer months.

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Disgraced Makes You Reexamine What You Think, Who You Are

Disgraced, bravely offered to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s mainstream audience, is an incisive drama dissecting intersecting issues of ethnic identity, assimilation and especially persisting fear-fueled prejudices in post-9/11 America.

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With Tensions High, ‘Disgraced’ Could Not Be More Timely

Disgraced, a drama dissecting ethnic relations in post 9/11 America, already has become one of the most produced plays in regional theaters over the past three years. But the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production opening this week obviously could not be more timely, although it was announced a year ago and penciled it before that.

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Rites of Passage Pass Very Rapidly In Stage Door’s The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah And Beyond

Broward Stage Door’s The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah and Beyond is an amusing afternoon mixing early Neil Simon-Woody Allen humor with a lengthy parade of serious issues ranging from father-son relationships to parenting to the unique demands of Jewish tradition. But for almost all of the first act and a good portion of the second, everything races by like a freight train running a half-hour behind schedule.

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King’s Soundtrack Of Our Lives Is Still ‘Beautiful’ At The Arsht

Validation – the affirmation that what you valued and invested yourself in does matter – is one of the most powerfully effective facets of both entertainment and art. And that, we’ll venture, is the overwhelming virtue of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical whose national tour is enjoying a splendid visit to the Arsht Center.

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Something Old, Something New: Actors Playhouse, Island City & New City Players Set Seasons

The rollout of 2017-2018 seasons continues with some South Florida theaters pushing the edge of their audience’s cultural envelopes and others relying on reliable titles in an uncertain time at Actors’ Playhouse, New City Players and Island City Stage

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Riverside’s Private Lives Is Study In Perfection Of Wit And Polish

Take Noel Coward’s sophisticated wit, add exquisite direction and elegant acting, then tie it up with visuals you could plotz for, and it’s no wonder that Riverside Theatre’s production of Private Lives is, simply, a study in perfection.

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Main Street’s First Pro Outing Lands Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves turns out be a no-excuses-needed production that justified the confidence that Main Street Players’ leaders had in evolving from a community theater into a professional troupe that deserves to be watched for the rest of the season.

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Carousel Swirls And The Music Swells At Actors Playhouse

The miracle of the Carousel when it’s done well, as it is in this Actors Playhouse production, is that although it’s 72 years old and its protagonists are a wife-beating ne’er-do-well and the woman who stubbornly loves him despite the domestic violence, the bloody thing works in the 21st Century.

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Estefans’ On Your Feet To Begin Tour in Miami, Broward Will Get Hamilton First in Region & Kravis Finally Hosts The Lion King

Hamilton, On Your Feet, The Lion King, and a host of major Broadway titles will tour South Florida’s three major presenting houses over the next two seasons,

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