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Folk-County Music & Soaring Actress Power Actors’ Playhouse’s Bright Star
Actors Playhouse’s lively Bright Star is a folk-country fable replete with spirited dances, classic character types, a genuine respect for everyday folk, and, ultimately, a moral about bedrock virtues persevering over profound tragedy. But this production’s strengths are its banjo-and-fiddle bluegrass score and its soaring performance by Kimberly Doreen Burns.
“Come On Along And Listen To…..” In Lauderhill-ACM
If you’ve got a competent, committed team as the Broadway at LPAC series does for 42nd Street, you’re nearly guaranteed a rousing gift of pure hallelujah as the love of musical theater grows into the triumphantly cresting cakewalk of “Lullaby of Broadway.”
Not Hamlet or Hamilton, But The Full Monty Eventually Wins Over
True, there’s not particularly buff former factory workers stripping down to G-strings, pumping and grinding in a ladies’ bar, but The Full Monty is the kind of pleasant mainstream musical that folks used to complain wasn’t being made anymore.
Tight Harmonies Transport the Audience Back to the 1950s In The Wick’s Forever Plaid
The Wick Theatre has nearly mastered the musical revue genre by hiring solid talent and adding in a few extra production values – all of it evident in this summer’s frothy paean to middle-class America’s music of the 1950s, the venerable Forever Plaid.
Wick’s Take On I Love A Piano Is How To Do A Musical Revue
Not everyone is a fan of musical revues, but if you’re going to mount I Love A Piano, that justifiably popular evergreen staple of regional theaters over the past decade or so, this is the way to do it.
Wick’s Curtains Is Musical For The Theater Nerd In All Of Us
Curtains is a show designed for anyone who loves musical comedy, or anyone who has ever played Toto in a community theater production of The Wizard of Oz. Envisioned as a no-calories hoot of a love letter to the quirky dysfunctional denizens of the theater, it is accurately promoted with tongue firmly in cheek as “A New Backstage Murder Mystery Musical Comedy.”
Slow Burn Theatre’s Violet Blossoms But Doesn’t Bloom
Fine talent, stirring music and Slow Burn Theatre’s enthusiasm elevate the musical Violet, but the material has consistent void somewhere deep down in this musical’s emotional investment.
Dramaworks’ 110 In The Shade Is Straight From The Heart
The modern musical has its glories, but none unabashedly embrace pure feeling in quite the way Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt did in the 1960s. So be thankful for Palm Beach Dramaworks’ concert” series’ courageous celebration of heartfelt sentiment in 110 In The Shade.
Dramaworks’ A Little Night Music Is A Bittersweet Swirling Summer Night Of Sondheim
Life is bittersweet marked by rue and romance in which those foolish mortals submit and succumb to the whirling winds of love and lust in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ concert staging of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s glorious A Little Night Music.
Spoof Of ’30s Musicals, Dames At Sea, Lands At The Wick
We were tough last week on the national tour of Anything Goes. If those folks want to know what we were hoping to see, they should take the day off and drop in on what The Wick Theatre is doing with Dames At Sea with a fifth of the resources.