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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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‘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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Wick’s Curtains Is Musical For The Theater Nerd In All Of Us

Curtains is a show designed for anyone who loves musical comedy, or anyone who has ever played Toto in a community theater production of The Wizard of Oz. Envisioned as a no-calories hoot of a love letter to the quirky dysfunctional denizens of the theater, it is accurately promoted with tongue firmly in cheek as “A New Backstage Murder Mystery Musical Comedy.”

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Deathtrap Remains Witty, Suspenseful At Stage Door, But Not As Vibrant As It Could Be

Miami Stage Door’s first season closer, Deathtrap, is a serviceable if not outstanding edition that understands Ira Levin’s black comedy, appreciates his Swiss watchmaker’s plotting and benefits from a solid performance by Kevin Reilley as a thriller playwright contemplating murder as the means of a comeback.

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