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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.
Slow Burn Theatre Company’s The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Broward Center is a sweet and tasty cotton candy confection of girl group standards from 1950s and 1960s delivered by four terrific actress-comedienne-singers.
That percussive sound rolling through Boca Raton this weekend was the deafening echo of 32 tap shoes pounding the stage of The Wick Theatre’s glorious production of 42nd Street.
There’s a warm and comforting triple promise in The Wick Theatre’s pre-Thanksgiving production of the musical White Christmas. One is that the promise of the coming holiday season, a second is the promise that this entertaining production will work out the kinks within a few days and the third is the promise that the Wick is on its way to becoming a reliable source of mainstream theater.
Rated P For Parenthood at Actors Playhouse is a 90-minute hoot that bowed off-Broadway last year strings together almost 30 vignettes that chronologically trace the joys and absurdities of raising a child from conception to empty nesting.
Sex, despite the title at GableStage, and despite the plot, is not what Cock is about. And guess what? It’s sexy. It’s very sexy. But this is a story about love, labels and the pressure society puts on persons to make decisions about both.
At The Plaza The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan will inaugurate Fresh Pages, a series of staged readings of new and unpublished scripts, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, with the new comedy Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears …
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre production under J. Barry Lewis’ direction merits being seen for three finely-crafted performances by Maureen Anderman, Jim Ballard and Julie Kleiner, plus an outstanding portrait by Karen Stephens. But thematically, it’s thrown out of whack because the deck seems stacked toward one truth and then irreversibly stacked the other way. Few people will leave this production indecisive about the priest’s guilt or innocence.
Audiences members should leave the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of Doubt: A Parable arguing whether Father Flynn did or didn’t abuse a child, and some will be unable to make up their minds — which is the theme of the play and the reason for the title. Doubt is the point.
Joy and uncertainty imbued the 36th annual Carbonell Awards on Monday night, reflecting a period marked by the greatest concentration of theatrical excellence in recent memory, yet also the closure of two companies and tenuous survival of others. The juxtaposition was no more evident than the Caldwell Theatre production, Stuff, earning three awards – four days after the company revealed it had hired a receiver and was postponing its last play of the season because of cash flow problems.