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Premiere Of Havana Music Hall Conjures The Spirit Of Cuban Musicians Of 1958 And Now

From the trumpet blast opening the world premiere Havana Music Hall at Actors’ Playhouse, the stage explodes with color and light and, above all, that pulsing music, all ablaze with a vibrancy and vitality of a time and a world far away. This recreation of a Cuban nightclub in 1958 likely makes the point clearer than any speech or treatise about the cultural, spiritual and artistic treasure that was lost when Castro seized power.

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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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Not Enough Heat Or Coherence In Saturday Night Fever

Talent, energy and enthusiasm strut across the Broward Stage Door production of Saturday Night Live – The Musical. Unfortunately, this company does not have enough of those virtues to rescue this misconceived material that should stayed a film.

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Marquee’s Millie Is Blessed With Those Classic Broadway Voices

Marquee Theater Company is still an evolving troupe. but it’s a shame that this production of Thoroughly Modern Millie isn’t Carbonell Award eligible – many elements would have given other companies a run for their money at next winter’s deliberations.

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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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Lovely Music But The Magic Is Missing At Stage Door’s Carnival

Broward Stage Door’s edition of Carnival, featuring one of the loveliest scores in the canon, under Dan Kelley’s experienced hand features a hard-working cast, some of whom have fine voices doing adequate justice to the gorgeous score and lyrics, but that alchemical enchantment just isn’t there.

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2014-15 Silver Palm Awards Announced For 27 Honorees

Twenty-seven theater artists and organizations will receive the eighth annual South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards honoring an outstanding or unique contribution,” the group announced Monday.

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Surprisingly Strong Aida Showcases Memorable Debut For Star Alexandria Lugo

The surprisingly impressive bow of the new Marquee Theater Company with its production of the pop musical Aida is notable for, among other things, the professional debut of its star, Alexandria Lugo

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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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Sultry Bonnie & Clyde Steams Up The Joint At Slow Burn Theatre

With Bonnie & Clyde, Slow Burn Theatre Company has found the strengths in a “troubled” work and forged an entertaining even intermittently thrilling work. It keeps nudging upward the level of quality and polish without sacrificing a commitment to tackling edgy, difficult work that few would attempt.

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