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Report From New York: Nose-Thumbing School Of Rock Is Surprisingly Entertaining

Silly, stupoid and surprisingly successful, the Broadway musical spin on School of Rock works fine without Jack Black — a good sign for the national tour.

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Volcanic Ethan Henry Erupts In M Ensemble’s The Piano Lesson

Imagine white water rapids raging past you; now imagine the liquid is molten lava – a heedless force of nature threatening to destroy everything. Such images are the by-product of watching the incomparable Ethan Henry bringing one of August Wilson’s tragic heroes to three-dimensional life in M Ensemble’s The Piano Lesson.

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Report From New York: Allegiance The Musical Could Have Been Far More Incisive

Allegiance, the story of a Japanese-American family rent apart by their internment in World War II, has the potential to be a great play. Unfortunately, it’s a musical.

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SoFla Theatre League Announces Remy Award Recipients At Dec. 7 Gala

Nine people who have changed the face of South Florida culture will receive the South Florida Theatre League’s Remy Awards at the League’s annual holiday celebration on December 7 in Fort Lauderdale – the same event during which the Silver …

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Cappies’ Student Reviews Of Florida High School Shows Posted Here For Second Year

Publishing student reviews of high school theater is the cornerstone of a service from Florida Theater On Stage and the South Florida Critics and Awards Program, better known as The Cappies.

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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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Entr’actre’s Into The Woods Is Appropriate Segue To Performers’ Second Act

At Entr’acte Theatrix’s production of Into The Woods, the special pleasure was watching nascent talent taking unsteady but ever more sure steps in their evolution en route to fully-blossomed professionalism.

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Report From New York: Be Glad To Have Kristin Chenoweth Aboard On The 20th Century

We’re back from our trip to New York to scout out productions you might want to see (or not), shows that might tour South Florida and scripts that might be worth reviving in our regional theaters. We will run our reviews intermittently …

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Coming To A Florida Theater Near You? Humana Festival Showcases New Plays

The 39th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays last month seemed like one of those cornucopias of agricultural plenty. Some individuals might not like grapes, but adore peaches, or visa versa. Regardless, it’s hard not to be impressed with the overall quality and freshness of what spills out of the horn onto your table.

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Theatre Critics Award Steinberg And Osborn Playwriting Award

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale as the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2014. …

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