Tag Archives: Alex Jorth

I Love a Piano at the Wick Theatre

By Jan Sjostrom They really ought to have a starting gun to fire off I Love a Piano.  The song-and-dance tribute to Irving Berlin that opens the season at the at The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton races through about …

Posted in General, Performances | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Folk-County Music & Soaring Actress Power Actors’ Playhouse’s Bright Star

Actors Playhouse’s lively Bright Star is a folk-country fable replete with spirited dances, classic character types, a genuine respect for everyday folk, and, ultimately, a moral about bedrock virtues persevering over profound tragedy. But this production’s strengths are its banjo-and-fiddle bluegrass score and its soaring performance by Kimberly Doreen Burns.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Come On Along And Listen To…..” In Lauderhill-ACM

If you’ve got a competent, committed team as the Broadway at LPAC series does for 42nd Street, you’re nearly guaranteed a rousing gift of pure hallelujah as the love of musical theater grows into the triumphantly cresting cakewalk of “Lullaby of Broadway.”

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not Hamlet or Hamilton, But The Full Monty Eventually Wins Over

True, there’s not particularly buff former factory workers stripping down to G-strings, pumping and grinding in a ladies’ bar, but The Full Monty is the kind of pleasant mainstream musical that folks used to complain wasn’t being made anymore.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tight Harmonies Transport the Audience Back to the 1950s In The Wick’s Forever Plaid

The Wick Theatre has nearly mastered the musical revue genre by hiring solid talent and adding in a few extra production values – all of it evident in this summer’s frothy paean to middle-class America’s music of the 1950s, the venerable Forever Plaid.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wick’s Take On I Love A Piano Is How To Do A Musical Revue

Not everyone is a fan of musical revues, but if you’re going to mount I Love A Piano, that justifiably popular evergreen staple of regional theaters over the past decade or so, this is the way to do it.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wick’s Curtains Is Musical For The Theater Nerd In All Of Us

Curtains is a show designed for anyone who loves musical comedy, or anyone who has ever played Toto in a community theater production of The Wizard of Oz. Envisioned as a no-calories hoot of a love letter to the quirky dysfunctional denizens of the theater, it is accurately promoted with tongue firmly in cheek as “A New Backstage Murder Mystery Musical Comedy.”

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Slow Burn Theatre’s Violet Blossoms But Doesn’t Bloom

Fine talent, stirring music and Slow Burn Theatre’s enthusiasm elevate the musical Violet, but the material has consistent void somewhere deep down in this musical’s emotional investment.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dramaworks’ 110 In The Shade Is Straight From The Heart

The modern musical has its glories, but none unabashedly embrace pure feeling in quite the way Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt did in the 1960s. So be thankful for Palm Beach Dramaworks’ concert” series’ courageous celebration of heartfelt sentiment in 110 In The Shade.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dramaworks’ A Little Night Music Is A Bittersweet Swirling Summer Night Of Sondheim

Life is bittersweet marked by rue and romance in which those foolish mortals submit and succumb to the whirling winds of love and lust in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ concert staging of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s glorious A Little Night Music.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment