Tag Archives: Oscar Cheda

‘It Shoulda Been You’ Spotlights A Major Talent At Playhouse

The temptation is to announce that ‘a star is born’ in Actors’ Playhouse’s production of the musical It Shoulda Been You. But that would be mildly insulting to the fact that Cindy Pearce has been working on local stages about 14 years, most memorably as Penelope Pennywise in Slow Burn Theatre’s Urinetown.

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DreamCatcher’s Uneven Into The Woods Thrills And Disappoints

This Into The Woods by DreamCatcher Theatre and Theater Up Close is so heartbreakingly uneven that it may bring Sondheim lovers close to tears. Long stretches are so skillfully and lovingly executed that you want to cheer. Others fail to conquer this difficult work. But the misstep is the high-profile casting of Tituss Burgess in the linchpin role of the Witch.

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Margot Moreland & Oscar Cheda Are Playing Your Song In Boca

Margot Moreland and Oscar Cheda’s presence in Boca Raton Theatre Guild’s production of They’re Playing Our Song is, indeed, more than enough reason to see this tuneful but far from iconic 1978 musical by Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer-Sager.

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Dramaworks’ Man of La Mancha Is Far More Than Staged Concert

Beautifully sung, passionately acted and staged with as much movement and business as anyone can ask of a limited rehearsal period, Palm Beach Dramawortks’ concert version mines much of the beauty and heart from one of the most glorious scores and emotionally-affecting scripts in American musical theater.

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Joy In The ‘Hood; Dreaming In The Heights

It’s been a long, long time since a locally-produced musical has thrust inside an audience’s collective chest to touch its heart like Actors’ Playhouse’s triumphant production of In The Heights. Several shows this season have produced near raves among critics and audiences, but this production is cause once again for recalibrating your standards.

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Mosaic’s Death and the Maiden Is Taut Psychological Thriller

Torture, vengeance and morality take center stage in Death and the Maiden, a suspenseful thriller now receiving a riveting production at Mosaic Theatre in Plantation.

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