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Looking Back At South Florida Theater’s 2015: Taking Chances Financially And Artistically

2015 produced a wild variety of snapshots to paste in the theatrical scrapbooks: a male Dolly Levi, a homicidal dimwit slicing carrots, a kidnapper forcing her captives to learn nonsense, a tsunami engulfing a Japanese village, a green-gunked survivor of toxic sludge singing love songs to his blind librarian girlfriend. You know, just another year for regional theater in South Florida.

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Dramaworks Director Digs Deep Into Layers of The History Boys

Probably the last place you’d want to be after rehearsing with the same cast and crew for weeks, then knowing you’re heading into a month-long run would be gathering at a table for Thanksgiving dinner. But that’s where some members of the cast of Palm Beach Dramaworks’ The History Boys found themselves on the recent holiday.

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Our Holiday Gift List For The Theater Buff In The House

Theater buffs are the easiest people to shop for on your holiday list, as our Brad Hathaway proves in his annual roundup.

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Stop The Presses — Interview With A Veteran “Newsie”

By Keren Moros Special to Florida Theater On Stage Just because something isn’t a success at first, it doesn’t mean it can’t be a success later. Take Disney’s Newsies, a success story more than 20 years in the making. Newsies …

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Hello, Dolly! At The Wick, Lee Roy Reams Asks If “It Takes A Woman” To Play Dolly Levi

It’s not a drag show. Broadway veteran Lee Roy Reams may become only the second man to play Dolly Levi in a sanctioned production of Hello, Dolly! when it bows this week at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, but he is committed to playing it straight.

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Slow Burn Theatre Is Ready For ‘Big’ Move To Broward Center

After five years of staging its shows in a high school auditorium in West Boca, Slow Burn Theatre Company moves to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with its season opener, the largest-scale Big Fish.

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Not Your Grandma’s Theater: The 2015-2016 Season In SoFla

South Florida theaters still mount familiar warhorses, but the 2015-2016 season is proof that companies realize the future of theater is to attract pre-retirement audiences with shows steaming fresh out of Manhattan, edgy intellectually challenging works, imaginative takes on familiar titles, regional premieres of shows you only read about in The New York Times over the past few years and some shows you have never heard of, period.

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Hirschman’s Solely Subjective Summation Of Shows That Shouldn’t Be Missed

These are not at all necessarily what we predict will be the best shows this season (although they may be) or the best attended or the most popular or the most award-winning. We don’t care. These are the shows we most want to see for a variety of reasons.

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A Funny Thing Happened On Ken Jennings’ Way To The Forum

By Bill Hirschman It’s Stephen Sondheim redux for veteran Broadway actor Ken Jennings, although a bit backwards. It might seem a long, long stretch for the man who created the mentally challenged apprentice Tobias in Sondheim’s pitch-dark blood-red musical Sweeney …

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Curtain Up For Boca Troupe: Marquee Theater Company

Not meaning disrespect to local producers, but the founders of the new Marquee Theater Company opening its second show this weekend in Boca Raton argue that there is no need to go to New York to find the talent needed to mount professional musicals with an expansive scope.

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