Tag Archives: Frank Montoto
Main Street Players Depicts Human Cost Of Economic Flux
Main Street Players’ unsparing edition of Lynn Nottage’s stunning Sweat insightfully tracks the spiraling toilet spin of blue collar workers as economic changes devastate their incomes and the substance of their lives.
A New Company, Loxen, Bows Little Shop Of Horrors In Miami
It’s always commendable to have new theaters with emerging talent start in South Florida, especially when the goal is to feature local performers. Loxen Productions shows potential with its fourth production, Little Shop of Horrors, performed in its permanent home, the ARTime Theater in Miami.
Area Stage’s Enveloping Beauty and the Beast Charms Again
Area Stage’s Giancarlo Rodaz’s visionary, deeply moving new production of Beauty and the Beast, a near identical production as it mounted last summer, but with two new leads, is as radical a restaging as John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd.
Not So Old as Time: Visionary, Urgent Deconstruction of Beauty and the Beast
Area Stage’s Giancarlo Rodaz’s visionary, deeply moving new production is still Beauty and the Beast, but it’s as radical a restaging as John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd.
Be More Chill Is Uneven (But Mega-Pop) Sci-Fi Fantasy About the Hell of Being a Teen
A nerdy teenager struggling with being an outsider takes a pill with a dangerous computer that advises him on dealing with high school hell in Area Stage Company’s intriguing but flawed sci-fi fantasy musical Be More Chill which has been a huge hit with the target peer group.
Area Stage’s Inventive Rethink Of Annie Is Fresh and Engaging
Young, visionary director Giancarlo Rodaz’s winning approach in Area Stage Company’s current unorthodox, yet triumphant production of the classic musical Annie features eight adult actors playing all roles in a stripped down environment in the round.