Tag Archives: Mike Westrich

Stars Of David Is Touching, Funny Revue About Identity

Seeking “Who am I?” is the defining journey of most lives, and our religious heritage is part of the solution, even if we don’t embrace that religion or its culture. Such is the soul of Stars of David: Story To Song, a musical revue, which, despite its cripplingly kitschy title, is a surprisingly entertaining, witty and poignant look at how Jewish-Americans struggle on that journey.

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What’s New Pussycat Is Surprisingly Effective Blast From The Past At Stage Door

The secret of the highly improbable but undeniable success of the new ‘60s musical revue What’s New Pussycat — The Soundtrack of an Era at Broward Stage Door is encapsulated in the second-to-last musical number.

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Outre Kills It With Bleak, Minimalist True-Crime Musical

Thrill Me, a stunning musical about the child murderers Leopold and Loeb, closes out Outre Theatre Company’s season with a two-man, one-act piece noteable for offbeat immediacy and barebones potency of a feverish fringe festival favorite.

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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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The Musical Rags at The Plaza Theatre Is In Need Of Alteration

It is wonderful to see creativity in approaching a work that isn’t usually staged; the bad news is, when it doesn’t come together, all of the inventiveness is lost. Such is the case with The Plaza Theatre’s mounting of Rags.

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Stars Of David Is Touching, Funny Revue About Identity

Seeking “Who am I?” is the defining journey of most lives, and our religious heritage is part of the solution, even if we don’t embrace that religion or its culture. Such is the soul of Stars of David: Story To Song, a musical revue, which, despite its cripplingly kitschy title, is a surprisingly entertaining, witty and poignant look at how Jewish-Americans struggle on that journey.

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Pippin May Feel A Bit Threadbare, But BRTG Delivers Vibrant Performances

Those big budget companies make productions with much smaller budgets such as Boca Raton Theatre Guild seem to be missing something – when, in fact, their Pippin this season has outstanding elements that are just as fine as those found in better heeled-companies.

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Plaza’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Is, Well, Close To Perfect

There is only one way to ensure that I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, doesn’t morph into a cheesy Hallmark card, In The Plaza Theatre’s production of Perfect, the cast and its director understand the essential ingredient that can really make this show tick…ya gotta have versatility.

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Homophobia and Anti-Semitism Clash In Island City Stage’s Triumphant The Timekeepers

Director Michael Leeds and stars Michael McKeever and Mike Westrich triumph in Island City Stage’s production of The Timekeepers by mostly navigating quietly and gingerly through the halting lessons in human connection that Fort Lauderdale playwright Dan Clancy has sketched for them

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Slow Burn’s Avenue Q Is An Irreverent And Joyous Winner

Life isn’t fair. That’s one of the bittersweet themes in Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Avenue Q. But what’s really unfair is that there’s only five performances left and unless you hustle this weekend or next, you might miss it. Once again, the little theater with a below-modest budget and full-scale ambitions has simply nailed another production, this time delivering a raunchy, irreverent and joyous opener to their fourth season in way west Boca Raton.

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