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In 2016, the interactive gay wedding theatrical experience Diego & Drew Say I Do had a successful run at the Broward Center. Now it’s back for a second go ’round. It has grown up just a bit with a stronger cast and better comic timing throughout.
Lust, anger and anguish pour out of urban millennials with like molten liquid gushing from an open fire hydrant in the new Measure For Measure Theatre’s production of the chamber rock opera Murder Ballad at the Broward Center
Diego & Drew Say I Do, the new interactive theater wedding show in Broward Center’s Abdo New River Room, is so authentic that a group of Chinese performers from the Cirque Dreams troupe in the audience were under the impression they had been invited to a real wedding.
Opening Thursday in the Abdo New River Room is Diego & Drew Say I Do, a twist on the popular Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding in which audience members join in the show and become “guests” at the wedding reception of Diego Torres and Andrew Boudreaux III.
In the end, the success of the Wick Theater’s South Pacific is something so obvious and simple: It’s the music, the glorious Rodgers and Hammerstein score and lyrics delivered by a talented and skilled corps of actors who plunge us into unadulterated but adult romance.
35MM and this production require some effort from the audience to meet it more than halfway. It is, as they say, not for everyone’s taste. But it does represent an intriguing example of the current effort by young theater artists to find new ways to create their own brand of musical theater that speaks to them. In that, Evening Star’s 35MM is worth checking out.