Performances

FGO Streetcar’s Glorious Score & Superb Voices Not Quite A Meld With Tennessee Williams

Blessed with a glorious score and soaring arias, you would think that André Previn’s take on A Streetcar Named Desire would be a triumph as Florida Grand Opera’s first major production in two years. But as well worth it may be seeing, the collision of high-toned opera and Tennessee Williams’ theatrical drama simply do not meld into a single artistic whole.

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Rx: The Cure For What Ails You

For older audiences who see the number of expensive pills they take each morning magically multiply over the years, the wicked satire of Big Pharma in the otherwise romantic comedy Rx is welcomed at Boca Stage. But as cutting as Rx can be (one dotty scientist says “If I knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research”) the Rx that playwright Kate Fodor prescribes for the modern malaise is, yes, love.

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Love, Like Snow, Swirls Through Gentle Comedy ‘Almost, Maine’

The celebration of love in many permutations – from first connections to farewells – swirls around the stage like the snow and the aurora borealis lights in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ gentle, sometimes comic, sometimes bittersweet, consistently touching Almost, Maine. The vignettes about the quirky residents creating, testing, dissolving relationships is shot through with the hope that love can be found or rescued.

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There’s No Place Like Homeland, Not Even What Was Once

The concepts of home and homeland—especially when they are no longer the same place— have become even more complicated in the 21st Century for Cuban-Americans highlighted in Hannah Benitez’ world premiere GringoLandia commissioned by Zoetic Stage, a gentle comedy woven with the struggles of a past that no longer exists.

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A Lush and Lovely Carousel Opens The Year At Riverside

The big, emotion-charged music of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel welcomes audience, actors and artists back to Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach.

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Welcome to Hairspray’s Dream of the 60s at the Arsht Center

COVID CLOSED In this fourth or fifth reconnection with the glee-filled and glee-inducing musical comedy Hairspray, a truly apt term, what surfaced at the national tour’s all too brief bow at the Arsht Center this week was how this charmer is actually about dreams.

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Get In Step With Slow Burn’s Entertaining Kinky Boots

Put aside the messages of acceptance, being comfortable in your own skin, family bonds and making your own path, Slow Burn Theatre gifts audiences with the sheer entertainment in its Kinky Boots, pulling together high-step dancing—and we do mean high with those boots—to the enthusiastic singing to the solid acting.

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Avi Hoffman Pays Tribute To Theater Icon Joseph Papp

Avi Hoffman is ensuring that proper homage is paid to Joe Papp, the visionary who intersected art and community by making theater accessible to the general public in comprehensibility, neighborhood performances and free admission in “Joe Papp at the Ballroom,” a one-man musical world premiere playing a limited run at GableStage.

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Need A Good Time? How About Taking Someone To The Prom

In these difficult times, sometimes all you want, all you need is a good ol’ Big Broadway Musical Comedy with a rousing score, enthusiastic performers, an unabashedly uplifting message and a kick-butt finale. The national tour of The Prom at the Broward Center will ease what ails you.

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Reinvigorated Music Reigns In Louis Armstrong Bio Premiere A Wonderful World At MiND

There are stunning actors in this premiere A Wonderful World, breath-taking choreography and visuals in this life of jazz legend Louis Armstrong as he navigates a racist world and his own fallibilities. But it’s the decades-old brass-fueled music, reinvigorated and pulsating in celebratory revels and soul-scorching ballads, that drive this achievement at Miami New Drama.

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