Author Archives: Bill Hirschman

Riverside Theatre Brings Big Budget B’way To Treasure Coast

Situated in Riverside Park along the scenic Indian River, Riverside Theatre may reside in a sub-tropical paradise, but it is a professional regional theater known for its Broadway-quality shows.

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Outre’s Bed & Sofa Is Uneasy Mix Of Opera, Silent Film, Theater

The collision of two never-subtle art forms in Bed and Sofa is certainly intriguing as befits Outré Theatre Company’s mission of fearlessly pushing the boundaries of theater, thanks in part to the commitment of Outré’s directors and performers. But this bizarre entry never lands solidly.

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Don’t Wait To See Thinking Cap’s Waiting For Waiting For Godot

In Thinking Cap Theatre’s Waiting For Waiting For Godot, the absurdity of life is moved from the center stage spotlight of Samuel Beckett’s play in progress to the dingy dark wings where two understudies are waiting in vain to go on.

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News Briefs: Dramaworks Has Big Headliners, City Theatre Seeks New Plays, Delray Welcomes New CEO, Kravis Center Wants Volunteers

Palm Beach Dramaworks’ upcoming Dramalogue – Talking Theatre! series will feature conversations with major names: veteran musical director Paul Gemignani, William Ivey Long, renowned Broadway costume designer and Broadway legend Tommy Tune.

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Outré Theatre Premieres Silent Movie Musical ‘Bed and Sofa,’ Adding Its Own Touches

Perhaps if Rent hadn’t eclipsed everything that arrived in New York in 1996, maybe Bed and Sofa would have received the attention it deserved, in the eyes of Skye Whitcomb who is directing Outré Theatre Company’s “silent movie amber opera” in its Southeastern premiere at the Broward Center.

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Carbonells Name Scholarships After Co-Founder Jack Zink

Jack Zink, the theater critic and arts writer who co-founded the Carbonell Awards nearly 40 years ago, was honored this month when the organization named its scholarship awards after him. The Carbonell Awards Board of Directors announced Tuesday that it …

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Ground Up’s Harrowing Vincent River Among The Season’s Best

Stop what you’re doing. Really. Go online right now and reserve tickets to see Ground Up and Rising’s harrowing and moving Vincent River, inarguably one of the best productions of the season

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Theo Reyna’s Lazy Fair Provides Offbeat Riff On Money & Greed

In Mad Cat Theatre Company’s world premiere of Lazy Fair, Theo Reyna’s drily funny treatise on greed, Money – or actually The Spirit of Money – droll deadpan humor suffuses this spoofy hoot.

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Canada’s Shaw Festival Offers Possible Avenue For South Florida Theaters To Explore

After seeing seven shows in a week this summer, the overarching lesson that the venerable Shaw festival in Canada has to teach South Florida theaters is jazz.

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Find A Theater Heaven For Tourists At Shaw Festival At Lovely Niagara-on-the Lake

If someone was designing a heaven on earth for theater lovers, they might not have to go farther for a blueprint than the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake in early summer.

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