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These are not at all necessarily what we predict will be the best shows this season (although they may be) or the best attended or the most popular or the most award-winning. We don’t care. These are the shows we most want to see for a variety of reasons. The list is woefully incomplete, likely with major but unintentional omissions.
The national tour of the dark musical Matilda at the Kravis is enthralling for its energy and imagination — when you can understand what people are saying which is less than half the time.
Next Season: Slow Burn, Actors’ Playhouse, Thinking Cap, Wick, Maltz, Lake Worth, PPTOPA, Bway At Brow Ctr & Kravis
If it’s snowing up north, then it’s time for Florida theaters to announce their 2016-2017 seasons. Among those that have: Slow Burn Theatre Company, Actors’ Playhouse, Thinking Cap Theatre, The Wick Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Lake Worth Playhouse, Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts, Broadway in Fort Lauderdale and Kravis on Broadway.
From the sequin-bright sparkle to the propulsive power of the 20th Century Limited, the new national tour of 42nd Street at the Kravis on Broadway series is a polished, energizing and thoroughly winning edition of the venerable warhorse.
South Florida theaters still mount familiar warhorses, but the 2015-2016 season is proof that companies realize the future of theater is to attract pre-retirement audiences with shows steaming fresh out of Manhattan, edgy intellectually challenging works, imaginative takes on familiar titles, regional premieres of shows you only read about in The New York Times over the past few years and some shows you have never heard of, period.
These are not at all necessarily what we predict will be the best shows this season (although they may be) or the best attended or the most popular or the most award-winning. We don’t care. These are the shows we most want to see for a variety of reasons.
The wide range of theater available in South Florida – from Matilda to Medea — was underscored Monday with the announcements of 2015-2016 seasons for two very different but ambitious groups: Outré Theatre Company which is moving to Broward County and Kravis on Broadway, the national touring series curated locally.
Hallelujah, children! We are delivered from the bondage of political correctness, the oppression of reactionary repression and the tyranny of the status quo. Raise up your voice and praise the bringer of these blessings — the national tour of the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon now at the Arsht Center and en route to the Kravis Center (where it is already sold out).
War Horse is cherished by many of us who saw it at Lincoln Center as one of the most brilliantly executed pieces of theater we have seen. But it’s hard to shake the heretical truth that the extra sense of transcendence we felt in New York wasn’t there on the opening night of this very brief run.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Kravis Center is, unlike much in life, precisely what its reputation promises. Start with spectacular, derived from the word spectacle. Nearly 40 people on stage tapping, swirling or gracefully gesticulating while crooning to familiar tunes played by a lush if not live orchestra through 12 scenes.