Dramaworks’ Ends Season With Electric Topdog/Underdog
Palm Beach Dramaworks’ immersifying edition of Topdog/Underdog laudably justifies in its delivery, this masterwork has a depth and complexity that gifts each outing with the opportunity to create its own individualistic vibe within the playwrights’ framework of “deft, dangerous and electric.”
Hundreds of Students’ Work in Theater Honored At Cappies
Amid protracted and repeated cheers of a volume rarely heard in the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, hundreds upon hundreds of high school students and their families celebrated the continuing excellence in theater among teenagers in the annual Cappies Award gala Tuesday.
Tracy Jones Is Gentle Comedy of Lonely People Trying to Connect
Tracy Jones bowing at Island City Stage is a comedy masking lonely people trying to make connections they don’t have the skill to achieve. It’s a briskly-moving smile with quirky characters who may be nursing poignant secrets but who have no hesitation throwing food at each other like in a Three Stooges short.
Mystery In Actors’ Playhouse’s Proof Goes Beyond Mathematics
Genius and madness. Concrete calculations and unbridled theorizing. Humor and sorrow. But the greatest mysteries depicted in Proof reside in the human heart, conflicts on display that are hard to encapsulate in Actors’ Playhouse’s intriguing and satisfying production.
M Ensemble Again Does Justice To Wilson’s Two Trains Running
Langston Hughes wrote of “a dream deferred” from the elevated promontory of poetry; but the great playwright August Wilson wrote from the street what it was like living through a dream being deferred. And once again, M Ensemble captures the very essence of an era in Wilson’s Two Trains Running, honored by a cast inhabiting the vibrant array of residents and deftly orchestrated direction.
MNM’s Disenchanted Enchants
The musical Disenchanted is a highly entertaining, hysterical, irreverent, clever, poignant, profane, with several bits of profanity, reimagining of what happened to these princesses, making its South Florida premiere at MNM Theatre Company at the Kravis Center.
Miami New Drama’s Evocative ‘Create Dangerously’ Resounds For Haitians, Educates All of Us
With music, dance, humor, drama and storytelling,Create Dangerously at Miami New Drama reaffirms the glory and agony of Haiti’s tumultuous culture that should resound with Haitian-American immigrants, while passionately educating the rest of the audience to the joyful and painful realities most of us have just read about in news accounts.
Zoetic Stage’s #Graced Is Quirky Road Trip To Define America
Zoetic Stage’s #Graced is an episodic road trip veering all over the place in a theatrically metaphorical jalopy bouncing along on a journey for its protagonists to discover who they are personally and what America is in the 21st Century.
Wick’s Million Dollar Quartet Is Still Worth Every Penny
As the Wick Theatre’s electric production of Million Dollar Quartet powers through the last four numbers, it’s easy to imagine that the sun never sets anywhere in the world where this musical isn’t playing. This current visit of Elvis, Carl, Johnny, and Jerry Lee is just as rousing as you remember from its opening blast of “Blue Suede Shoes.”
‘Mean Girls’ Sweetly Revisits Anxiety-Ridden Teen Years
Is it possible to call the musical Mean Girls sweet, despite the tropes of teenage anxieties, insecurities, cliques and general high school malaise, not to mention the meanest of mean girls whose name has entered the lexicon of villains? Yet, sweet certainly captures the entertaining touring production of Mean Girls, now at the Broward Center through May 7.