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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.
Dan Kelley, the tall rubber-faced actor-director who has been a fixture in South Florida musicals for nearly 30 years, has been named artistic director of Broward Stage Door.
The crucial test for whether a production of The Fantasticks truly succeeds, as Broward Stage Door’s does, is the last few minutes. If it’s been a little while since you saw the show live and yearn to try to remember, this will do very nicely.
By Bill Hirschman Like Hamlet, Madama Butterfly and the Terminator franchise, the indestructible entertainment phenomenon that is WaistWatchers: The Musical has returned to South Florida in a new production at Broward Stage Door that word-of-mouth likely once again will make …
Harmony. When it’s sung well, a warm visceral sense of well-being and balance missing from much of human interaction just envelops the lucky listeners. The three actresses impersonating The Andrews Sisters in Broward Stage Door’s jukebox bio-musical Sisters of Swing don’t especially look like the real-life trio, but they sound as much like the original songbirds as you can hope for.
If you’ve never seen I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (highly unlikely that) or if it’s been quite a while since you last saw it, the Broward Stage Door delivers a warm assured production of this seminal entry in the charming-small-budget-musical-revue-about-modern-relationships genre.
Despite its almost two hours of one-liners, caricatures and Borscht Belt humor, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, the show based on Allan Sherman’s parody songs at Broward Stage Door, in all its campiness, is energetically enjoyable.
Jews honor a direct bond with their forebears stretching across 6,000 years. That cornerstone of Passover also underlies James Sherman’s The God of Isaac, enjoying an enthusiastic and effective revival at Broward Stage Door. But the search for roots makes the show relatable to anyone living in this nation of immigrants.
When Fort Lauderdale playwright Tony Finstrom met Florida’s First Lady of Theater Jan McArt three years ago, he felt like he had already “known her forever.” She felt the same camaraderie. It was this initial spark that led to Finstrom’s new musical Glamour Girl! The Jan McArt Story, which will be presented in a staged reading Monday at Lynn University.
Broward Stage Door’s Sophisticated Ladies resurrects a vibrant echo of that class and panache in their entertaining revue of Duke Ellington’s music. If the show doesn’t quite sizzle and snap, talented singer-dancers suffuse the production with the sultry, sassy verve that defined floor shows in uptown clubs in the 1930s and ’40s.