Tag Archives: Paul Reekie

MNM’s Witty Little Shop of Horrors Is Open For Business

When entering a theater playing a musical you’ve enjoyed numerous times, it’s comforting to open the playbill to find the names of proven talents that reassure that you and the material are in good hands. Names, for instance, like Mike Westrich, Bruce Linser, Mallory Newbrough, Paul Reekie and Jim Ballard – some of the dependable hands delivering a solid entertaining edition of the delightful Little Shop of Horrors from MNM Productions.

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MNM ‘s Less Zesty But More Heartfelt La Cage aux Folles

For a show that shattered a ceiling in 1983, La Cage aux Folles has become a warhorse in 2017. MNM Productions’ edition embraces the spangles, glitz and sheer Jerry Herman of it all. So if you haven’t seen it in a while, this is an entertaining reminder. What sets this apart is how it emphasizes the heart rather than the heat – and that’s a welcome emphasis for those who may have seen this classic once too often.

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Company Has Shining Moments, Falls Short Of What Could Be

MNM’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical Company is intermittently lit with incandescent performances worth the price of admission by themselves, but the overall piece disappointingly lacks crispness, passion and, until the last 10 minutes, heart.

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Go Find Your Grail With Arthur & Company At MNM’s Spamalot

The MNM production of Monty Python’s Spamalot is silly and stupid.
Thank goodness. This edition of one of the funniest musicals of the past couple of decades revels in, savors, exults, wallows in the anarchic wacky vibe enshrined in the source material, the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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Wick Theatre Resurrects Revival Of ‘Sister Act’ With Winning Charm And Verve

Sister Act is not a great musical, not even a good one, but the Wick Theatre’s resurrection is so engaging, so energetic, so much pure fun that it will convert you and make you glad you bought a ticket.

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Silver Palm Theatre Awards Announces 28 Honorees

The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards committee honoring theatrical excellence in South Florida will present the award to 28 individuals and organizations in its ninth season. Recipients range from veterans like Joseph Adler to newer names like Aygemang Clay.

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Fiddler On The Roof’s Resonating Themes Echo in Marquee’s Production

When the young Boca Raton company Marquee Theater’s production nails key moments of the indestructible Fiddler on the Roof, it’s exhilirating and entertaining on its own merits; when it falters, the material is so strong that it carries the decidedly uneven show.

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Kander & Ebb’s World Goes Round Gets Affecting Outing

MNM Productions at the Kravis Center’s superb revival of the Kander and Ebb revue The World Goes Round takes us on a detailed tour of the landscape of the human heart, not just the joyful peaks or the crippling abysses, but the winding trails through murky wilderness.

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Once More With Feeling, A Local ‘Hair’ Cavorts At The Kravis

Hair never was and isn’t now accurate reportage on the 1968 counter-culture,any more than Oklahoma was a faithful account of homesteading on the eve of statehood. But what the raw material got right and MNM Productions’ engaging edition gets right at the Kravis Center is the infectious vitality, youthful optimism and the genuine sense of communal love.

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MNM Revue Stresses The Stories Behind The Songs In Side By Side By Sondheim

Simply, MNM Productions’ effort may be the best production of Side by Side by Sondheim seen in South Florida or many other places. Four superb performers act the dramatic, psychological and emotional guts out of these numbers; the result was often moving and stimulating renditions of theater songs about specific people in specific situations rather than disembodied “numbers.”

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