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In 2019, if you want some idea what the original production of Crazy For You was like, or what those Depression Era musicals were like, live and in the flesh, settle in for The Wick Theatre’s glorious revival.
Michael McKeever, a beloved and prolific figure in local theater, set a record Monday when he won his eighth Best New Work at Monday’s Carbonell Awards for the scorching drama After, but he was unable to accept the honor personally because he was in New York City the night before the opening of his play Daniel’s Husband, which won the same prize last year.
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.
Led by the talents of Matt Loehr, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Me and My Girl is the precisely the antidote for the seasonal angst – a couple of hours of escapist entertainment. The cast is clearly having a hell of a good time and it’s almost guaranteed that you will too.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s pull-out-the-stops revival is about as lush and entertaining a rendition as anyone could hope for and benefits immeasurably from Matt Loehr in the title role.
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A con man has come to north Palm Beach County to steal your money. His name’s not Bernie Madoff; it’s Harold Hill. Well, actually, it’s the effervescent triple-threat performer Matt Loehr wearing the braided band leader’s uniform as he leads the citizens of River City, Iowa, in a parade through the Maltz Jupiter Theatre auditorium like a Pied Piper in The Music Man opening this week.
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.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s 10th anniversary season will feature the crowd-pleasing brand of musicals that have cemented its popularity, but it will continue its push toward serious fare with two powerhouse plays: Doubt and Amadeus. The rest of lineup announced Monday night includes the mainstream musicals The Music Man, Singin’ in the Rain and Thoroughly Modern Millie.