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Barefoot in rhe Park Still Resonates at PPTOPA

By Mariah Reed Neil Simon’s longest-running hit, Barefoot in the Park opened at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway on October 23, 1963. It was only the second play Simon had ever written, yet it was nominated for four Tony Awards, …

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PPTOPA Asks You To Join Us In The Summer Of Love In Pippin

Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts presents a new vision for the musical Pippin echoing the Summer of Love.

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Attend the Tale Once Again of Sweeney Todd at PPTOPA

The complexity of Sweeney Todd with tongue-twisting lyrics and a breakneck score is, far more difficult to master than most civilians appreciate. So render props to Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts’ respectable production, which features some engaging performances, some quite fine voices and an earnestness of artists clearly filling items on their bucket list.

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Four Decades On, Evita Still Resounds With Relevance

So when the political player at the center of a 1978 musical is a conscienceless, ambitious, charismatic and manipulative “populist” with a media background, 2022 audiences should be forgiven for hearing deafening echoes in Evita at PPTOPA

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Sorry, Can’t Resist: PPTOPA’s Gleeful ‘Something Rotten’ Isn’t

You don’t have to know that Sondheim and Webber share the same birthday to adore the broad send-up of musical comedy tropes melded with an equally wicked spoof of Shakespeare in PPTOPA’s Something Rotten — which isn’t.

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Cancelled, Postponed, Understudies: The Show Goes On In SoFla Theater — Sort Of

The calendars in South Florida theater are being written in pencil—with  erasers. Regional theaters are forging through the Covid spike with no panic and limited public fuss, but with a total lack of certainty of anything—cancelling performances, jettisoning titles, postponing productions a week, a month, a year; inserting swings; and calming ticket buyers by email.

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PPTOPA’s Cabaret Once Again Warns Of Current Dangers

PPTOPA’s earnest, merely passable production of Cabaret is notable for a few solid performances, but especially for the script which, decade after decade, becomes an increasingly relevant warning. Even more than the original stories, Masteroff’s 1966 “book” warns of an everyday populace willing to accommodate the rise of a totalitarian regime that promises answers, even to the point of self-inflicted blindness to its dangers.

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Alvin Entin, Loving Pillar Of Community Theater, Dies at 75

Alvin Entin was an unique human being who invested his lifeforce in at least five passions simultaneously: proud family man, supportive friend who gifted a hundred silent mitzvahs, a far-travelling defense attorney, a political activist who put principle over party label, and a pillar of South Florida community theater whether it was acting, leading its board, or working inside the ticket booth.

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PPTOPA’s Few Good Men Augurs Future As Professional Theater

It takes courage to mount a play whose 1992 film version is as iconic as A Few Good Men with an unforgettable performance by Jack Nicholson . But this production of Aaron Sorkin’s play by Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts is a promising harbinger as the long-time community theater’s second production as a professional troupe.

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News: PPTOPA Goes Pro, Theatre League’s Summer Fest, Amico Honored, Amparo Extends Again

News items about PPTOPA hiring professionals, the South Florida Theatre League opens its annual summer festival, Michael Amico wins the Vic Award, Amparo extends again

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