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Powerhouse Actresses Serve Up A Century Of History In Having Our Say At Primal Forces

Having Our Say is likely the first play in which both of its characters are centenarian women of color. At Primal Forces’ regional premiere, this means two roles of uncommon heft and history for Karen Stephens and Avery Sommers.

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The Little Foxes Explores The Cost Of Greed At Dramaworks

Greed—that timeless vice that steamrolls over everything in its path—is as relevant today as it was in Lillian Hellman’s 1939 drama The Little Foxes, now receiving a sumptuous revival at Palm Beach Dramaworks.

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What Kind Of Year Was It? Our Critics’ “Best Of” 2016 Lists

Critics and award judges have been talking about it for weeks: The sheer amount of high quality work has made evaluating the last 12 months unusually challenging, but also an opportunity to remember one of the most rewarding calendar years in recent memory. So here’s a supremely subjective stab by all three critics here at Florida Theater On Stage at recognizing the shows and performances that stood out from a pack of productions.

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Silver Palm Theatre Awards Announces 28 Honorees

The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards committee honoring theatrical excellence in South Florida will present the award to 28 individuals and organizations in its ninth season. Recipients range from veterans like Joseph Adler to newer names like Aygemang Clay.

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Avery Sommers Triumphs As Bessie Smith In The Devil’s Music

A bravura tour de force by Avery Sommers is central to the success of Arts Garage’s production of The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith

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Heirs Behaving Badly: Dividing The Estate May Be Familiar

Plenty of laughter greets every witticism and absurdity in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of Dividing The Estate, Horton Foote’s acidic depiction of greed, jealousy and family. But through the laughter, you either silently thank God you don’t know these people or you curse fate that they are way too familiar.

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Carb Clips, Maltz Garb, Fundraising, Sharp Blades, Waldon Honored, Students Rewarded

Links to videos and photos from 36th Annual Carbonell Awards The sights and sounds of the Carbonells, known to the industry as theater prom, are available at these links. http://ka.uvuvideo.org/_34My-Big-Fat-Carbonell34-Carbonell-Awards-2012/video/1710237/86294.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ey8IrJpln4 http://images.tonyschreiber.com/Events/Theatre/2012-Carbonell-Awards/22247153_jV2cMB#!i=1777150674&k=JhvMQdt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYGg9GF3u28&list=UU_Uujeu3W3eXvoIwLSQC4_g&index=2&feature=plcp Thanks to Tony Schreiber, George Schiavone and …

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Actors Playhouse Joy-Filled Hairspray Crippled By Sound Quality

The tragedy of this lavish, ebullient production of Hairspray is how the muddy, uneven, out of balance, sloppy sound on opening night fatally sabotaged the energy, enthusiasm, theatrical skill and money that the cast, musicians, designers and producers invested into this perfect match of material to a company known for mainstream musicals.

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David Arisco Find His Feminine Side (Sort Of) As Edna Turnblad in Actors Playhouse’s Hairspray

A look in words and photos of David Arisco trying on Edna Turnblad’s clothes in a fitting before Actors’ Playhouse’s production of Hairspray.

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