Performances

Lonely Souls Connect In The Charming But Inconsistent Travelogue See Rock City

Evening Star Productions’ regional premiere of the episodic musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, which has enthusiasm and heart to spare, suffers from inconsistencies across its seven-piece ensemble.

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The First Step: Diary Of A Sex Addict Is Hilarious, Insightful And *Really* Unflinching

The First Step (Diary of a Sex Addict), which makes the rounds of video porn parlors, urinals, gay baths and sessions of a self-help group, sounds like the premise for a Saturday Night Live skit. And Michael Leeds’ play at Island City Stage is, indeed, very funny. But woven into the outrageous humor is a compassionate in-depth examination of the emotional spiral wreaked by the tyranny of this specific disease/illness.

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Wick’s West Side Story Is Adequate But Not Transcendent

There is nothing especially wrong with The Wick Theatre’s riff on West Side Story, But if you’ve seen other productions, by comparison, the modestly entertaining result is competent but rarely reaches those emotional peaks that the work is proven capable of.

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A Gleeful Over-The-Top Spin To The Producers At The Maltz

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of The Producers is one of most joyously over-the-top energetic rendition ever mounted, spotlighting more physical comedy than you’ve seen in some time

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Gorgeous Music Elevates Stage Door’s The Most Happy Fella

Some directors say if you cast a show well, you’re more than halfway home to a successful production. So while the acting is just barely adequate in Broward Stage Door’s The Most Happy Fella, have they ever casted the voices beautifully and that makes for some stirring satisfying moments well worth the ticket.

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Tour Of Revival Of The Revival Of Cabaret Is Shatteringly Relevant This Political Season

This 2016 tour of Cabaret does not break a shred of new ground artistically; it intentionally recreates with photo-copying accuracy the 1998 revival in which British director Sam Mendes reimagined the initial Hal Prince vision by amping up the debauchery factor by a factor of ten.

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Chicago Razzle-Dazzle’s ‘Em At Riverside Theatre In Vero Beach

Riverside Theatre dishes it all out, from explosive talent to dazzling visuals in an immensely satisfying, professional production of Chicago.

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M Ensemble Scores With Stirring Saga Of Race, Pride & Basketball In ‘The Kings of Harlem’

Music, sometimes tenderly introspective, sometimes upliftingly powerful, is deftly woven throughout the surging triumph of both the rise of the all-black 1939 New York Renaissance basketball team and M Ensemble’s moving recreation of the “Rens” banner year in Layon Gray’s Kings of Harlem.

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Report From New York: Vietgone And Les Liaisons Dangereuses

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 have already posted another set of reviews including Holiday Inn, Heisenberg and Love, Love, Love

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Glorious Dancing And Melodies Lift Tour Of American In Paris

Even if you don’t think of yourself as a fan of the dance musical genre, this national tour of An American In Paris from Broadway Across America is the kind of don’t miss experience playing sadly for barely a week at the Arsht Center. Doubtless it will tour again and again, but you would be missing this dazzling troupe including Miami City Ballet alumnae Sara Esty and Coral Springs native Etai Benson.

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