Tag Archives: Larry Buzzeo

POZ, Getting Its World Premiere At Island City Stage, Has Its Share of Positives and Negatives

Loaded with lots of laugh lines and inside theater jokes, POZ at Island City Stage has some supremely likeable characters. Yet there’s just something a little bit too snappy about this world premiere. It tries just a bit too hard, especially when convincing the audience that this lively cast of characters are real people with real problems.

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Shorts Gone Wild 2: More About Relationships Than Risque

So the Cowardly Lion walks into a gay bar…. That premise pretty reliably lets you know that you must be watching the new edition of Shorts Gone Wild 2, the mildly risqué festival of short plays with a LGBT underpinning.

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Slow Burn’s High Fidelity Is Scruffy Appealing Musical

Like a scruffy stray found on the streets with little promise of being housebroken, Slow Burn Theatre Company’s musical High Fidelity shouldn’t be so appealing and downright winning. But it is. The sense that the energetic cast and creative team seem to be having this much fun should enchant most anyone open to a summer lark.

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Have I Got A Girl For You Entertains, But Proves Island City’s Savvy For New Works

The small, yet “can do” Island City Stage swept the Carbonell Awards for the drama The Timekeepers. Its latest comedy, Have I Got A Girl For You, has an originality that shows what this company really can do.

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Island City’s Secrets Of The Trade Examines Adulation

As the season heats up, we enter a period with many openings in the same week. That means reviews will only be in the top four positions for four or five days. To see earlier reviews, check out the red …

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Shorts Gone Wild Isn’t Particularly Wild, But It Is Consistently Funny

Shorts Gone Wild is pretty tame stuff for South Florida, but this outing of light comedies with a live-and-let-live LGBT message is more consistently entertaining than some of City Theatre’s earlier forays into an alternative adults-only version of its venerable Summer Shorts program.

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Stage Door’s Jeffrey Feels Dated, But Funny And Touching

It’s weird but wonderful that two full decades after the height of the AIDS crisis that Paul Rudnick’s touching but hilarious satire Jeffrey now revived at Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre feels a bit like a period piece. The reason Jeffrey still works, Rudnick’s uninhibited wicked wit aside, is that the underlying themes are universal and timeless.

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Pig Tale Has Laughs, But Doesn’t Bring Home The Bacon

For a comedy about the magical transformation of man into a pig and how that opens up his lover’s ability to commit to true love, there’s plenty of laughs but not a lot of magic in Pig Tale, An Urban Faerie Story, now being presented by Island City Stage and Empire Stage

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Slow Burn’s Delightful Spoof Xanadu Skates On Campy Humor

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.

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Stage Door’s Six Dance Lessons Needs Evenly Matched Partners

By Bill Hirschman Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a gentle message comedy about lonely people reaching out somewhat obliquely for human contact. But this occasionally charming pas de deux at Stage Door’s Miami Beach venue is thrown out …

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