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If you’re a theater aficionado and received a nice check from your mother for the holidays or maybe from a busy relative gave you a gift card to Barnes & Noble, what should you spend it on? Here’s our review of a few books related to the arts.
We were planning just to freshen up the review from when the national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella played the Arsht and the Kravis two years ago, and note that this was a new non-Equity cast visiting the Broward Center through Christmas Day. But Donald Trump got in the way.
Act quickly – you only have a few days to view one of the greatest concert presentations of a musical that I’ve ever seen … the New York Philharmonic’s staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.
Warm, full-singing voices swiftly carry a happy audience down the Mississippi through a glorious score in Broward Stage Door’s Show Boat, but the acting and directing are so pedestrian that they rob the masterpiece of the magic it is capable of delivering. The magic is missing because Show Boat is more than its music. Still, audiences just wanting to hear Kern’s rich melody and sweeping underscoring tied to Hammerstein’s deceptively simple but deeply evocative lyrics will relish what Stage Door has wrought.
Florida Theater On Stage Brad Hathaway reviews CD/DVDs of People in the Picture, Spider-man Turn Off The Dark, Oscar Hammerstein – Out of My Dreams, A Connecticut Yankee,
There’s a warm validation of our sensibilities in seeing a classic part of our culture fabric done right, really right.This second national tour of South Pacific at the Broward Center envelops the willing participant in a sense that when the American Musical Theater is at its best – intelligently executed, sensitively acted and lushly produced – that it takes a back seat to no other art form.