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Slow Burn Theatre has certainly captured Xanadu’s vibe in the company’s spirited, stupidly happy revival of its own 2012 production, which opened last weekend in Aventura and which will soon tour Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale
We were planning just to freshen up the review from when the national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella played the Arsht and the Kravis two years ago, and note that this was a new non-Equity cast visiting the Broward Center through Christmas Day. But Donald Trump got in the way.
Can a meaningful relationship blossom in a world where cynicism and self-interest seem to trump integrity and burgeoning affection? Island City Stage’s production of Douglas Carter Beane’s hilarious and touching The Little Dog Laughed explores the conundrum set amid the pragmatism of 21st Century seekers of fortune and fame in the shallows of a celebrity-centric culture.
Sister Act is not a terrible musical; it even has amusing and mildly entertaining passages. But the national tour at the Arsht Center is also a head-shaking mediocrity that begs an answer to why talented theater veterans wasted their time – and ours – on it.
We’re entering another period of as many as six productions opening in one week. As a result, reviews may not remain in the center featured position more than one day. Please check out recent reviews by clicking on entries listed …
A goofball sensibility drenches Slow Burn Theatre Company’s first summer froth-fest, the loopy lampoon of the flop movie musical Xanadu. To be truthful, the company was far funnier, crisper and engaging in Urinetown, but it would take a congenital curmudgeon not to acknowledge that the troupe’s enthusiasm is incurably infectious and winning.
As Bees in Honey Drown, the first Rising Action production under the leadership of new producing director Andy Rogow, is a few cuts above the company’s typical fare, but is not without its own missteps.