Performances

Report From New York: Six Degrees Is A Forgotten Gem

For some reason, Six Degrees of Separation has fallen off the radar of regional theaters mounting semi-contemporary plays that depict and dissect the angsty zeitgeist of modern life. But the Broadway revival at the Barrymore was a clear reminder that companies in South Florida ought to consider this trenchant expose of 50 Shades of Neediness.

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In Goldberg Variations, Traumatic Family Gathering Becomes Re-enactors’ Playhouse

The stage is a fungible place. Sets can transform, actors can fly, characters can break walls, especially the fourth. There is limitless potential in the blank canvas of floorboards and lighting, as Stuart Meltzer’s gently experimental The Goldberg Variations reminds us at Island City Stage.

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Swing! Swing! Swing! Revue Returns To Broward Stage Door

The skill, power and imagination that Kevin Black, Ben Bagby and their colleagues have invested make Swing! Swing! Swing! as good or better than any other revue that Broward Stage Door has produced. back in time.

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Finding Neverland At The Broward Center Is Pure Magic

Splendidly gorgeous to watch, the creativity of the staging is reason enough to embrace Finding Neverland at the Broward Center On a deeper level, though, there’s something profoundly moving about this drama that’s imagined in a different time and place, yet somehow seeps into modern reality. Perhaps there is such a thing as pixie dust.

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Uplifting ‘Flyin’ West Is Powerful History From M Ensemble

Leave it to M Ensemble to teach an audience a bit of Black history in Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West , while entertaining the masses.

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Report From New York: Stunning Direction Elevates Indecent

If you wonder what the term “coup de theatre” means, it’s easier to illustrated it with a moment from the new Paula Vogel-Rebecca Taichman play Indecent.

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Good Luck Trying To Resist Wick’s Beauty And The Beast

The final tear-inducing five minutes of Beauty and the Beast, if executed effectively as it is at The Wick Theatre production, is a good barometer of whether you’re dead inside.

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Musicals Make A Mark In This Year’s Round Of Summer Shorts

City Theatre’s Summer Shorts, which only recently began showcasing musicals, includes three this year including one by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Report From New York: What Goes “Wrong” Is So Write… Rite…Right. Right? Right.

Granted, a farce documenting the doomed efforts of a hapless British theater troupe already has been brilliantly explored in Noises Off. But there is hilarity yet to mine as evidenced by The Play That Goes Wrong.

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In New City Players’ Proof, The Numbers Don’t Quite Add Up

The wobbly foundations of fledgling New City Players’ production of David Auburn’s reliable Proof are unlikely to impress seasoned theatergoers, especially those who have seen the play before. From questionable acting choices to frantically paced direction, this Proof only conveys the broad strokes in Auburn’s filial drama.

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