Reviews

Lost Girls First Full Production Features Fantastical Imaginings Transported Into The Real World

Juliet Among the Changelings, the inaugural full-length production from Lost Girls Theatre, succeeds most if not all of the time in establishing and staying in that difficult groove of fantasy and reality, producing a charming, humorous and thoughtful evening unlike much else you’ll find in local adult theater.

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ALA’s ‘Love! Valour!’ Is Valiant, But Too Much of A Challenge

Andrews Living Arts makes a valiant effort to conquer the challenging Terrence McNally play Love! Valour! Compassion! but it proves more than they can handle.

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Mostly Student Cast Charms In Evening Star/Sol’s Surprising Midsummer Night’s Dream

You have to make allowances for the inexperience of the mostly high school students in handling Shakespeare’s verbiage in Evenig Star/Sol’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But the cast’s enthusiasm and director Seth Trucks’ imaginative re-envisioning is surprisingly entertaining and in harmony with the spirit of Will’s daffy comedy.

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Presidential Politics Make Shorts Gone Wild Even Wilder

Political satire is like the finest champagne – delectable at the time but going flat with age. But in the meantime, as Shorts Gone Wild 4 (subtitled Decision 2016: It’s Gonna Be Yuuuuuge!) underscores, what a terrific way to blow off angst over today’s polarized landscape.

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Kander & Ebb’s World Goes Round Gets Affecting Outing

MNM Productions at the Kravis Center’s superb revival of the Kander and Ebb revue The World Goes Round takes us on a detailed tour of the landscape of the human heart, not just the joyful peaks or the crippling abysses, but the winding trails through murky wilderness.

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With ‘Stalking the Bogeyman,’ GableStage Explores Taboo Subject With Unadorned Gravity

GableStage’s Stalking the Bogeyman, a true life tale of sexual abuse and revenge, stands out for its intelligence, bravery, sobriety and sheer darkness Buoyed by the raw sting of truth that great nonfiction provides, Bogeyman is more than a play. It’s a public service.

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Flawed Glass Menagerie Shows Promise For New City Players

New City Players’ The Glass Menagerie starts a bit sluggishly, suffers throughout from some debatable technical decisions, and some performances are more compelling than others. But it builds in polish and power until it produces a second act that consistently makes you glad you invested an evening.

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Actors’ Playhouse Solo Comedy Buyer & Cellar: Hello Gorgeous

A message is wrapped inside Buyer & Cellar about our relationship with celebrities, but it is only the anchor grounding Actors’ Playhouse’s hilarious trip down Alice’s rabbit hole, or more precisely Barbra Streisand’s basement with Chris Crawford’s tour de force.

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The Pursuit Of Dreams At Stage Door’s Broadway Bound

Broward Stage Door’s Broadway Bound may not land perfectly all the time, but these theater pros deliver a no-excuses-needed effort that works often and effectively and ultimately satisfies.

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Edgy ‘Cirkopolis’ Wows, Entertains at the Arsht

Cique Eloize’s Cirkopolis cast has in common with their itinerant ancestors is the determination to thrill audiences with death-defying feats of agility, daredevil tricks and silly clown antics.

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