Tag Archives: Abby Perkins

Fine Voices Battle Miserable Script, Lyrics In Flashdance

Broward Stage Door’s production of Flashdance the Musical has aspects worth recommending such as two charismatic leads with powerful voices worthy of a brass band. That’s fortunate because the Stage Door crew is fighting a losing battle with miserable lyrics and a mediocre script awash in crocheted sampler homilies about taking chances, never giving up, believing in yourself, risking it all, finding your true worth, Remember the Alamo, etc. etc. etc.

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Slow Burn’s Heathers Sings To The Teenage Misfit In Us All

You know you wanted to murder some abusive soul-crushing bullies and snobs when you were in high school. Heathers knows it and wants to liberate your daydream. So do the cool kids and not-so-cool kids at Slow Burn Theatre Company giving a hilarious don’t-miss production of the 2014 off-Broadway musical version of the 1988 cult classic film.

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Slow Burn Theatre’s Ambitious Rent Pays Off In Spectacle

Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Rent is ambitious, daring, electric and 2 1/2 hours of non-stop rock ‘n’ roll — a no-holds barred, take chances, go-out-on-a-limb spectacle. But when stripped of the spectacle, the characters, some facing death, with others living in the shadows of HIV/AIDs, lack life.

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The Best Of Times Is Now: Memorable Moments Of 2014

Here’s a look back at 2014 including a very subjective subjunctive reductive list of outstanding shows, performances and developments guaranteed to make someone unhappy they were not on the list. Take comfort in that there was so much good work that this is the crème de la crème de menthe.

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Slow Burn’s Wonderettes Is ’50s Prom Punch With a Bit Of A Kick

Slow Burn Theatre Company’s The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Broward Center is a sweet and tasty cotton candy confection of girl group standards from 1950s and 1960s delivered by four terrific actress-comedienne-singers.

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Most Happy Fella Among Best Sung Musicals Of The Season

Palm Beach Dramaworks’ current staged concert of Frank Loesser’s 1956 musical The Most Happy Fella overflows with a purity of emotions common to even the most ordinary of us, proclaiming them one of the glories of existence to be welcomed, not shied away from.

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Slow Burn’s High Fidelity Is Scruffy Appealing Musical

Like a scruffy stray found on the streets with little promise of being housebroken, Slow Burn Theatre Company’s musical High Fidelity shouldn’t be so appealing and downright winning. But it is. The sense that the energetic cast and creative team seem to be having this much fun should enchant most anyone open to a summer lark.

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One More Trip Over The River At Stage Door Remains Warm And Funny Just Not As Vibrant

After nearly two decades of South Florida productions, the hilarious and poignant Over The River And Through The Woods has lost a bit of its power in this perfectly workmanlike and mildly affecting edition by Broward Stage Door. This trip to grandmother’s house may not be as vibrant as the one in your memory, but it still warms the gut like Aida’s ever-present pan of lasagna.

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