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StageBill Blog: Random Thoughts On The Tony Awards

As I sat watching a cat food commercial Sunday night, knowing that someone who has worked their whole life for recognition was being honored off camera, it became clear that something needs to be done about the Tony Awards telecast.

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StageBill: If The Carbonells Only Had A Couple More Slots

The Carbonell Awards ceremony falls on April Fools’ Day (restrain your quips), But that also means it’s time for the annual grousing column about nominations.That said, I wish the judges had the ability to expand the list of nominees by one or two slots at will. So here is my personal “Youze wuz robbed” list.

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StageBill: Why Passing On Attending Opening Night May Be A Better Idea

In theater, that most mutable and evolving art form, the passage of time is the forgotten factor in what the audiences see. So while having critics review a show opening night is unavoidable, even necessary, it’s also problematic. What a patron sees a week or three later in run may not be what the opening night audience saw.

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StageBill Blog: Here’s To Savoring The Joy Of Discovery

Audience members have few joys as pungent as discovery. Which brings us to the fledgling Outré Theatre Company and Tuesday night’s staged reading of the ink-black comic drama Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at Empire Stage– and Outré’s reading in May of the chamber musical tick…tick…BOOM.

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StageBill Blog: It’s Not All Darkness Out There

As the music swelled Monday at Outré Theatre Company’s concert production of tick…tick…BOOM!, a thought kept interfering with my becoming completely lost in Jonathan Larson’s chamber musical. There’s hope.

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StageBill Blog: Carbonells and How Your Sausage Is Made

The truth is many times it is, indeed, a high honor, just to be nominated and this year’s Carbonell Awards crop will prove this with a vengeance.

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StageBill Blog: Looking Back At The Year of the Sea Change

In real life, we rarely have the clarity of identifiable watersheds as heroes discover in dramas. But five years from now, you’ll likely look back on the past 12 months and recognize not a turning point, but an unmistakable moment within a slow sea change in South Florida theater.

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Welcome to the Theater

By Bill Hirschman We believe in the future of theater, especially South Florida theater. This website is an expression of that faith. Certainly, the demise of Florida Stage infected all of us who love theater with a quiet dread. It …

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“Motherhood the Musical” hits the recording studio

The landmark original cast albums of American cultural history: My Fair Lady, Company and now”’Motherhood the Musical. Broward-based GFour Productions is mixing and issuing a CD of Sue Fabisch’s music and lyrics for the show that had its world premiere …

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Caldwell and Entr’Acte theaters to join forces for large-scale musical, “City of Angels”

An informal business arrangement between the Caldwell Theatre and Entr’Acte Theatrix has solidified into a formal partnership that will culminate in a large-scale co-production next season of’City of Angels. The newly-formed Artistic Alliance joins the 35-year-old Boca Raton theater fighting …

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