Performances

Outre Delivers Harrowing Edition Of The Normal Heart

The level of anger, helplessness and sorrow rises inexorably along with the death toll like flood waters from a storm surge in Outré Theatre Company’s shattering production of The Normal Heart. The play documenting the AIDS epidemic in New York City during the early 1980s is depicted with scorching and excoriating emotional honesty.

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Evening Star’s ‘Gutenberg! The Musical’ Is Spot-On Satire

Hats off, Evening Star Productions, for insider’s theater that is satirically spot on in the comedy Gutenberg! The Musical.

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Area Stage’s Circle Mirror Transformation Beautifully Meanders Toward Catharsis

Circle Mirror Transformation is finally receiving its professional regional premiere by the intrepid Area Stage Co., and the disarmingly funny production is a ravishing success for Baker purists and newbies alike. It’s a more accessible introduction to her work than the other two plays while still proceeding with uncompromising naturalism.

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Thinking Cap’s ‘Death of Disney’ Is Wonderful World Of Challenging Theater

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney is not easy theater, by any means, but not one that Thinking Cap would ever shy away from. Their tagline is “theatre exploding with thought” and if any play fits the mission, this one does

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Collision Of Intriguing Ideas Doesn’t Delve Much Deeper In Pigs Do Fly’s Invasion Of Privacy

Larry Parr’s Invasion of Privacy from Pigs Do Fly Productions, based on a lawsuit against Florida’s beloved Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, lays intriguing thought-provoking ideas on the table, but basically just leaves them there.

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Stage Door’s The Rothschilds Entertains But Does Not Reach Potential To Stir The Heart

The Broward Stage Door Theatre production of the 1970 musical The Rothschilds, about the famed family’s rise from the German ghetto to become on the wealthiest families in the world, is a reasonably diverting afternoon of theater worth a look at a show rarely produced, but its ultimate potential seems just a few steps out of reach.

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Cancel The Cookout: Don’t Miss Ground Up & Rising’s Scorching Our Lady of 121st Street

We’ve written a paragraph like this only two or three times: Stop what you are doing. Stop reading this review. Go to the phone or online and order tickets right now for Ground Up & Rising’s superb production of Stephen Adly Gurgis’ Our Lady of 121st Street.

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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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