Tag Archives: Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Freaky Friday Is Fun For Kids, But Resonating For Adults

Put aside your expectations that the musical Freaky Friday is going to be yet another manipulative Disney raid on its popular film titles, designed primarily for those who fondly recall one of three cinematic versions. Instead, Slow Burn Theatre Company has delivered a thoroughly enchanting evening, one of most polished and downright fun productions it has offered in recent years.

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More News: Teen Ambassadors, New Theatre Lab Program, Charlie Cinnamon Exhibit, Kravis Volunteers & Insight Benefit

News about Broward Teen Ambassadors’ application deadline, Theatre Lab’s new series for families, Kravis Center’s volunteer opportunities, a benefit for Insight for the Blind, and a terrific exhibit on the life of press agent Charlie Cinnamon at the Jewish Museum

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The Importance Of Dreams: Waitress On Tour’s Poignancy

This Broadway Across America production of Waitress at the Broward Center about the complexities and emotional truth of how dreams do and should form the backbone of life.arguably is even brighter and more deeply felt than the 2016 version still running in New York

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Slow Burn Hosts Lovely Swirling Visit To The Secret Garden

Be grateful that Slow Burn Theatre Company with its audacious affection for large scale challenging musicals has decided to mount The Secret Garden, that ode to rebirth, memorable for its lush unconventional score that resembles streams of music intertwining into an aural waterfall.

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The Kids Attending The School of Rock Kick Out The Jams

For a show whose strengths are its celebration of nose-thumbing non-conformity and anarchic scenes of unrestrained thrash metal music, School of Rock is a surprisingly conventional musical that mechanically ticks off all the check marks in theater’s dramaturgical by-the-numbers playbook.

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The Sound of Music Sings Once More With Feeling In Broward

Perhaps you’ve seen The Sound of Music once too often. But if you have fond memories that seek reawakening or if you have never seen it on stage as opposed to the film, this is an enthusiastically recommended effort.

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15th Cappies Honors Scores Of Student Critics and Artists

The din of cheering, hollering teenagers exploding Tuesday wasn’t to applaud the appearance of a hip-hop celeb. Instead, the tumult in the Broward Center recognized excellence in 25 public and private schools through Broward and Palm Beach counties recognizing achievement in theater by high school performers, designers, technicians and critics at the 15th Cappies Awards.

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Dear Adults: Matilda the Musical Is Much More Than Kids’ Fare

Matilda the Musical, with a national tour that’s made a stop at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, may star a cadre of kids, but it is no Annie. I say that in the most positive way possible. The thought of sitting through 2 ½ hours of a children’s show wasn’t on the top of my list, but from the opening number, Matilda zapped that idea right out of my head.

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Something Rotten Is A Hoot For Theater Nerds & Novices Alike

If there is a corner of Heaven reserved for musical theater nerds who know Stephen Sondheim’s middle name, likely one stage is rotating The Drowsy Chaperone, [title of show] and, as proven by the Broadway Across America national tour now at the Broward Center, Something Rotten.

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Mermaid Plays Swimmingly But You Can’t Understand Singing

The tour of The Little Mermaid is engaging and enthusiastic playing at the Broward Center’s Broadway Across America series. The problem is you likely will not understand 10 percent of the words when two or more people are singing.

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