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The Wick’s Pirates Is The Very Model Of A Modern G&S

This may seem a backhanded compliment, but it is meant with awe : The most memorable aspect of The Wick Theatre’s The Pirates of Penzance is you can understand the bloody words. The production has many other virtues: delightfully broad comedy a parade of costumes that are a hoot in themselves, first-rate soloists and an overwhelming choir-smooth ensemble.

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Stage Door’s La Cage Surely Entertains But Feels Lackluster

Broward Stage Door’s La Cage aux Folles stresses the universal virtues of love and loyalty, delivered with only a wry smile to acknowledge that its protagonists are an aging gay couple including one drag queen. While undeniably entertaining and featuring some rich voices, this edition is noticeably missing some of the pizzazz that the material requires to make it a memorable evening.

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Comedian, Rock Star, Memoirist—Mike Westrich’s Dazzling Hedwig Is All Three

It’s fun — and in the two hours of Outre Theatre Company’s transportive production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, even somehow plausible—to believe that Mike Westrich always has been Hedwig and always will be Hedwig. Free of camp, and gracious even when she’s delivering bawdy double entendres, this Hedwig disappears into the actor as much as the actor becomes her

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Savor A Cup Of Memories At Stage Door’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Smokey Joe’s Café, the quintessential plotless rock n’ roll jukebox revue, is as dependable as light entertainment gets in the hands of experienced directors like Kevin Black at Broward Stage Door.

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Not Enough Heat Or Coherence In Saturday Night Fever

Talent, energy and enthusiasm strut across the Broward Stage Door production of Saturday Night Live – The Musical. Unfortunately, this company does not have enough of those virtues to rescue this misconceived material that should stayed a film.

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Stage Door’s Nine Nearly A Ten

Broward Stage Door’s production of the musical Nine, based on Fellini’s 8 1/2, is a fine evening of exuberant music and even more soaring voices.

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Commitment Makes Up For Spectacle In Outre’s Tommy

Outré Theatre Company’s edition of Tommy demonstrates how skill, imagination and pure guts can triumph over the most modest of means. Its greatest virtue in bringing the classic rock opera to the postage stamp stage is a total, laser-focused tsunami-strength commitment.

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