Tag Archives: Larry Buzzeo

Island City’s Hir: How Do You Move Forward When You No Longer Know Where You Are

In this uncertain world, the ever-changing standards of what life is or even should be make it nearly impossible to chart a path forward when we have less idea what might be ahead than Columbus. That may be one of the takeaways – there are likely a half-dozen more — from the nightmarishly dark but hilarious 2014 comedy Hir bowing at Island City Stage.

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Slow Burn’s Xanadu Skillfully Follows A Middling Muse

Slow Burn Theatre has certainly captured Xanadu’s vibe in the company’s spirited, stupidly happy revival of its own 2012 production, which opened last weekend in Aventura and which will soon tour Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale

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‘Danny and Sylvia’ Surefire Crowd Pleaser At The Willow

Danny Kaye and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story at Willow Theatre, featuring Larry Buzzeo in a role he was born for, is filled to the brim with memories for audiences who will find familiarity in Kaye’s story – many of whom may have grown up alongside of his career trajectory, from Catskills comic to Hollywood movie and television star.

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What Kind Of Year Was It? Our Critics’ “Best Of” 2016 Lists

Critics and award judges have been talking about it for weeks: The sheer amount of high quality work has made evaluating the last 12 months unusually challenging, but also an opportunity to remember one of the most rewarding calendar years in recent memory. So here’s a supremely subjective stab by all three critics here at Florida Theater On Stage at recognizing the shows and performances that stood out from a pack of productions.

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Sweet Charity’s Optimistic Hope Is A Strange Fit For This Week

Sweet Charity is a fundamentally flawed showcase that virtually no one has ever pulled off satisfyingly, but Broward Stage Door director Michael Leeds makes a solid enough stab at it that a receptive undemanding audiences won’t mind having spent a few hours in its pleasant company.

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Presidential Politics Make Shorts Gone Wild Even Wilder

Political satire is like the finest champagne – delectable at the time but going flat with age. But in the meantime, as Shorts Gone Wild 4 (subtitled Decision 2016: It’s Gonna Be Yuuuuuge!) underscores, what a terrific way to blow off angst over today’s polarized landscape.

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Willow Theatre’s Jazz Singer Lacks Historical Perspective

The Jazz Singer: The Musical never really takes its audience back in time, but has a false feeling that we’re watching actors put on a play. But there are reasons this production at the Willow Theatre is an audience crowd pleaser: audience sing-a-longs of timeless standards and talented actors who give it their all.

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Shorts Gone Wild Is Rainbow Of Gay-Themed Plays For Everyone

If the context of the eight sketches in Shorts Gone Wild 3 is primarily gay-centric, the material and performances have markedly improved year after year until it has reached a high-water mark in the series’ quality.

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The Power And Pain Of Love In McKeever’s Daniel’s Husband

Michael McKeever’s stunning world premiere play Daniel’s Husband at Island City Stage is an indelible and inarguable exhibit that love between human begins is unquantifiably precious and inarguably valid — regardless of sexuality.

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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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