Tag Archives: Preston Bircher

Music Is The New Element In City Theatre’s Summer Shorts

Hardly unusual in musical theater, Meredith Bartmon strolls around the Carnival Studio stage singing passionately about her dreams and, later, her refusal to compromise those dreams. But this isn’t a two-and-half-hour epic on a national tour; this is one of nine 10-minute playlets in City Theatre’s 21st edition of Summer Shorts.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Annual Summer Shorts Will Feature The Sound of Music

The ever-developing Summer Shorts Festival, now entering its 21st year in Miami, will sound a bit different this year: two of the ten-minute works will be musicals.

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Despite Snazzy Tech Design, Political Satire Angry Fags Wanders Off-Message

Immersive technology goes a long way in elevating Topher Payne’s Angry Fags at Island City Stage, but the play still suffers from elephantine pacing and a sense of crippling logorrhea. Yet there is a modicum of brilliance awaiting patient audiences.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Slow Burn Lands Really Big Fish In Bow At The Broward Center

With this production of Big Fish, Slow Burn Theatre Company has proven itself with no asterisks to be the equal of any company producing musicals in the region, some with far more resources, government grants and well-heeled donors — not to mention among the most adventurous in tackling what few others attempt.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Kicks It Up A Notch Once Again

Efforts by City Theatre staffers to improve the consistency of its offerings has paid off: This edition of Summer Shorts is not only lushly and imaginatively produced with a noticeable extra bit of polish, but is more consistently funny and entertaining than any edition in recent memory.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment