Tag Archives: Clay Cartland

Thinking Cap’s Wilde Ride Takes ‘Earnest’ To A 1978 Disco Ball

Thinking Cap Theatre sets The Importance of Being Earnest in a madcap lampoon of New York City’s disco era. The urbane and farcical elements are irreconcilably at war, but each facet – one of the funniest literate scripts ever written and a zany hoot of a production – is so strong on its own merits that the result is a mostly satisfying gigglefest worth the investment.

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Halloween Comes Early With Spoofy Musical Toxic Avenger

Somewhere under the green slime encrusted set of The Toxic Avenger at Actors Playhouse, a nuclear plant must be melting down all China Syndrome like. That might explain the raw power emanating from this hilarious hoot of a rock musical.

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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.

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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.

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This Is A First Date Worth Going Out On At Actors’ Playhouse

The utterly charming new show at Actors’ Playhouse is a musical for, by and about the 21st Century Urban Neurotic Young Adult in that eternal crucible of awkward human relations: the “First Date.”

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The Heart Is Just Another Tool To Exploit In Dramaworks’ Les Liaisons Dangereuses

When done well, the astringent Les Liaisons Dangereuses is an increasingly horrifying descent into a morally bankrupt aristocratic society. Palm Beach Dramaworks’ solidly executed and lushly produced edition comes very close to achieving that level, but it falls just a shade short of communicating the venality of curdled souls.

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The Best Of Times Is Now: Memorable Moments Of 2014

Here’s a look back at 2014 including a very subjective subjunctive reductive list of outstanding shows, performances and developments guaranteed to make someone unhappy they were not on the list. Take comfort in that there was so much good work that this is the crème de la crème de menthe.

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Miracle On South Division Street: Comedy Is Surprising Gift

Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s production of ,Miracle on South Division Street has all the makings to become a perennial holiday comedy favorite.

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What’s New Pussycat Is Surprisingly Effective Blast From The Past At Stage Door

The secret of the highly improbable but undeniable success of the new ‘60s musical revue What’s New Pussycat — The Soundtrack of an Era at Broward Stage Door is encapsulated in the second-to-last musical number.

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Bernstein On Broadway Is Pleasant Summer Quaff

The musical revue Bernstein on Broadway at The Plaza Theatre is a bouncy bauble that achieves exactly what it aims to: deliver a diverting and entertaining summer evening. It’s like one of those pleasant summer pops concerts emanating from a riverside bandshell on a verdant lawn in the municipal park – it just happens to be staged inside a theater.

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