Reviews

Actor’s Playhouse presents Affecting rendition of Caroline, or Change

  By Mariah Reed Winner of six Tony Award nominations, Caroline, or Change was created by Tony Kushner, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Angels in America, and Jeanine Tesori, recipient of six Tony Award nominations and one of the most …

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‘Yankee Tavern’ at Riverside Theatre

By Pam Harbaugh You’ll go on a ride so far down into the rabbit hole of conspiracy theory that you won’t be able to find your way back in Riverside Theatre’s production of Yankee Tavern. But you’re happy to stay …

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Everyone, come to Slow Burn’s The Prom

By Oline H.  Cogdill The Prom is for everyone — straight couples, same-sex couples, those attending in a group, those attending solo or with just a friend or two are all welcomed — as Slow Burn Theatre Company’s joyful, often …

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The Taming of the Shrew at Thinking Cap Theatre

By Jan Sjostrom Is William Shakespeare’s bawdy comedy The Taming of the Shrew misogynistic or is it a forward-looking romp powered by strong women? That’s a question Thinking Cap Theatre takes up in its re-imagining of the play in its production …

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Lehman Trilogy Is Staggering Epic Tale of Family & Capitalism

The Lehman Trilogy, now enjoying a forceful production at GableStage, combines a solid story about generations of a family seen through the immigrant experience with a precise look at the American Dream seen through the lens of capitalism and the beginnings of the stock market — a staggeringpdouble-edged story showing the triumph of three Bavarian brothers, newly arrived in America during 1844, in relation to capitalism.

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“Shuffle Off to Buffalo” with 42nd Street at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre

By Britin Haller Behind every successful theatrical production are the people who help the stars shine, and given how crowded with controlled chaos the 42nd Street stage is, the backstage during showtime must sometimes seem like a madhouse. But that’s …

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Zoetic’s Cabaret a game changer

  By Oline Cogdill When the John Kander/Fred Ebb musical Cabaret opened on Broadway in 1966, it was a gamechanger in its staging, tone and story. Certainly, other musicals tackled politics in specific eras—such as Sound of Music (1959) and …

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Take Ride of Beloved Musical, Dark Themes on Wick’s Carousel

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel is inarguably a beloved masterpiece musical at the Wick, but if it has been a while since you’ve seen this musical, don’t expect just a happy circus full of love and laughs. Rather, be prepared for inclusion of domestic abuse, robbery, , and the loss of a parent, with some inarguably toe-tapping production numbers thrown in for good measure.

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Laughs and Chills Compete in PPTOPA’s Solid Deathtrap

In Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts’ fine Deathtrap, suspense, conflict, and comedy merge irresistibly in Ira Levin’s Tony Award-winning play, — one of the longest-running plays in Broadway history,

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New City Players’ 1000 Miles a journey of the immigrant experience

  By Oline H. Cogdill The immigrant experience with its promises for a new start wrapped in the frightening reality of the suspicion of strangers, the fear of the unknown and the loss of what has been left behind are …

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