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Glad To Be Conned By Stage Door’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

It’s a genuine compliment when a critic doesn’t particularly look forward to a show based on past productions and recordings – and then reassesses his antipathy based on seeing a fresh new production. So it’s saying something that Broward Stage Door’s Dity Rotten Scoundrels is a pleasing romp.

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Stage Door’s La Cage Surely Entertains But Feels Lackluster

Broward Stage Door’s La Cage aux Folles stresses the universal virtues of love and loyalty, delivered with only a wry smile to acknowledge that its protagonists are an aging gay couple including one drag queen. While undeniably entertaining and featuring some rich voices, this edition is noticeably missing some of the pizzazz that the material requires to make it a memorable evening.

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Neil Sedaka’s Breaking Up At Stage Door Is Full Of Laughter

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do — which hangs a plot or two around 18 of the songs by 1960s pop icon Neil Sedaka, is the perfect swan song to close this chapter of the Broward Stage Door as it gets ready for its new home.

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Lots of News: Summer Fest, Charlie Cinnamon, Dramaworks, GableStage, MNM, Stage Door, Spotlight On the Arts & More

Tons of news about South Florida Theatre League, MNM Theatre Company, GableStage, Palm Beach Dramworks, Spotlight on the Arts, Earl Maulding, Actors Playhouse, Broward Stage Door, Lightning Bolt Productions, Theatre Lab, Matt Stabile

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Second Round Of 2018-19 Titles Released For SoFla Theaters

A second round of South Florida theater season announcements have coincided with the withdrawal of snowbirds, but if this year’s busy slate is any indication, the 2018-2019 season will barely slow down post-Easter.

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Time Step Taps With Originality At Broward Stage Door

Time Step, the creative and original dance-centric revue at Broward Stage Door Theatre is a time travel tribute to tap dancing in all of its many guises.

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‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ Is… Well, You Can Get It If You Try

Often critics start their reviews with some analysis of the life lessons that a theatrical work contains. Not this time. The deep inner meaning of Broward Stage Door’s peppy perky production of Nice Work If You Can Get It is unabashedly “let’s have fun.”

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Something In The Way They Sing: Rousing Beatles’ Imagine

Aside from hearing a cast whose parents might have been in swaddling clothes when these songs were on the radio, it’s impossible to ignore that Broward Stage Door’s Imagine — A Beatles Celebration highlights the emotional and musical worth that proves these songs are as timeless as those of Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.

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Broward Stage Door To Leave Margate For New Lauderhill Performing Arts Center

Broward Stage Door, which has weathered a dozen fiscal and artistic highs and lows, will leave the home it established 23 years ago in an abandoned Margate movie house, and move this summer to the new Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.

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A Last Look Back At 2017, A Fine South Florida Theater Season

One pleasure of a theater critic’s job are these year-end retrospectives that require looking back at reviews and be reminded, “Oh, yeah, that was really great. And right, there was that. And how could I forget that one?”

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