Reviews

It’s the “Best Day Ever” at The SpongeBob Musical with the Slow Burn Theatre Company

By Britin Haller You absolutely don’t have to be a SpongeBob SquarePants fan to appreciate or even fall in love with Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical from the Slow Burn Theatre Company, now running through June 23rd at the Broward Center …

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‘The Actors,’ a Plays of Wilton production, makes its Off-Broadway debut

By Oline H. Cogdill NEW YORK CITY—Families start in myriad ways—biological origins, adoptions or forged among friends. Ronnie takes a different route—he hires a family in the witty, poignant “The Actors,” a Plays of Wilton production now making its Off-Broadway …

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Once Again Garcia Scores With Comic Cuban Chicken Soup

Cuban Chicken Soup: When There’s No More Café is a ‘Grand Slam with yuca’ thanks to the sparkling performance of Elena Maria Garcia. The one-woman play at Zoetic Stage is a sequel to 2016’s ¡Fuacata! Or a Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe written by Garcia and Stuart Meltzer. The play runs a little over ninety minutes but feels more like a thirty-minute sitcom.

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Put Down Roots with Family Tree from Larsen Presents

The symbolism is as thick as smoke in the air in Family Tree by Ronnie Larsen Presents and the Plays of Wilton; this three-person, one-setting, one-act show is a masterpiece in how it’s done, so take note.  For anyone who’s ever lost someone inside themselves due to memory issues, Family Tree is hard to watch, but watch it we must

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Pulp is Sexy, Steamy Play With Music About Lesbians In The 50s

Pulp at Island City Stage is a a fulfilling production takes place in 1956. Certainly, it was a time when “people of a certain ilk” mostly kept themselves in the closet for fear of serious consequences and perhaps embarrassment. So, you have to admire the heroinefor being so upfront about her identity.

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America’s Sexiest Couple at Boca Stage is Master Class in Farce

How long has it been since you’ve seen a good old-fashioned farce? Probably way too long. Well, wait no more because the long-time professional theatrical duo of Keith Garsson and Genie Croft have done it again with America’s Sexiest Couple, now gracing the Boca Stage at their new home in the Delray Beach Playhouse’s Cabaret Room.

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On Your Feet Takes Audience Through Estefans’ Journey

Florida audiences can retrace the groundbreaking success of the state’s celebrity couple in On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the season’s final show at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. The Estefans’ rise in show business is remarkable in many ways, not the least for the barriers they broke in crossing over from a limited Latin audience to universal appeal.

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 Nothing But “Words of Love” For Wick’s Buddy Holly Story

The Buddy Holly Story at the Wick Theatre has theatergoers feeling satisfied, after dancing in their seats, and possibly even in the aisles.

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Theatre Lab Premieres Edgy, Fun What’s Best for the Children

Theatre Lab bravely chooses to dedicate itself to presenting new plays to South Florida audiences.  Inherent in such a bold mission is the chance of an occasional misfire.  Happily, this is not the case with their latest presentation, Idris Goodwin’s What’s Best for the Children.

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Dolly Levi Struts Before The Parade Passes By At LPAC

Mention Dolly Levi and most people visualize Broadway legend Carol Channing who originated the icon or Barbra Streisand who brought the role to life in the film. Avid theatergoers may recall Pearl Bailey, Dorothy Lamour, Betty Grable, Mary Martin, Phyllis Diller, Bette Midler or even Ethel Merman. Now, Florida theatergoers can add to their list Angie Radosh.  

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