Hearing that Area Stage Company is mounting The Wizard of Oz might make childless theatergoers pass. It would be their loss. Director Giancarlo Rodaz, his inexhaustible cast and creative crew have constructed a charming, witty and entertaining riff whose sterling quality is how they resourcefully solve staging problems that otherwise would require a far bigger budget.
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Tagged Abigail Baldwin, Andrea Duque, Area Stage Company, Clasena Beason, Corey Vega, Giancarlo Rodaz, Giorgio Volpe, Jonathan Debs, Jorge Amador, Joseph Morell, Katie Duerr, Kelley Ann Arnold, Malik Archibald, Michael Vadnal., Sierra Karr, The Wizard of Oz, Valeria di Babbo
She Kills Monsters is a dramatic comedy given an inventive and enthusiastic production by Area Stage Company — a show proudly described as “theater for nerds,” or more accurately, for young adults raised on video games who have infused their fantasy life into every cranny not reluctantly committed to jobs, family and responsibilities in general.
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Tagged Adam D. Crain, Anjuli Kaufman, Area Stage Company, Florida, Geek Theater, Giancarlo Rodaz, Isabella Pena, Jeana Montgomery, June Raven Romero, Katie Duerr, Malik Archibald, Miami, Qui Nguyen, Ryan Bauta, Shalia Sakina, She Kills Monsters, Victor Valdeon, Victoria Mesa
Director Giancarlo Rodaz made a virtue out of a tiny budget by substituting imagination for cash plus a joyful embrace of theatrical artifice in his production of Shrek the Musical at Area Stage Company.
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Tagged Area Stage Company, Corey Vega, Georgio Volpe, Giancarlo Rodaz, Isis Palma, Jeana Montgomery, Katie Duerr, Malik Kamau-Archibald, Michelle Gordon, Nathalie Moreno, Orlando Hall, Ryan Bauta, Shrek
Playwright Eric Lane gives little to no direction for the setting in his play Ride. Had you not known this and watched the imaginatively drawn setting by Giancarlo Rodaz, who not only directed the piece, but created the sets and lights, for Area Stage Company’s Ride, you’d be mesmerized
A different season advance: Quietly, oh so quietly, the 2016-2017 theater season in South Florida is shaping up to be as notable for tidal growth, contraction, ebb and flow as it is for the actual productions scheduled.
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Tagged Actors Playhouse, Andie Arthur, Antonio Amadeo, Arquitectonica International Corp., Arts Garage, Aventura Arts & Culture Center, Broward Center, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Colony Theatre, Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Crest Theatre, Dave Arisco, David Gordon, Empire Stage, Fantasy Theatre Factory, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, GableStage, Gabriel Hammad, Giancarlo Rodaz, Infinite Abyss, Island City Stage, Israel Horovitz. Deborah Zoe Laufer, Katherine Amadeo, Katherine Siegel, Keith Garsson, Lost Girls Theatre, Louis Tyrrell, M Ensemble, Main Street Players, Mark Della Ventura, Meera Hammad, Miami New Drama, Michel Hausmann, Moises Kaufman, Naked Stage, New City Players, New Theatre, outre theatre company, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Pigs Do Fly Productions, Punchline Theatre Company, Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, Slowburn Theatre Company, Stringlight Theatre Co., Theatre Lab, Thinking Cap Theatre, Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts