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A look back at 2020: Yes, South Florida theater was crippled by the pandemic. But its acolytes remained driven to express their artistry, and patrons remained ravenous for their work. They continued to explore projects, create avenues and seek paychecks with efforts ranged from filmed full-fledged productions to monologues newly penned in bedrooms.
The first things to know about Slow Burn Theater Company’s musical Groundhog Day is (a) do not go expecting to see the movie and (b) do not go expecting Bill Murray. The third thing is that it doesn’t matter. At all. This unapologetically uplifting, deeply poignant and very funny version is well worth seeing over and over on its own terms.
The surprisingly delight-filled musical Groundhog Day is well worth seeing on Broadway but the script, music, lyrics and replicable staging (all Tony-nominated) are so strong, so inventive, so infectiously winning that this show will not only tour but will be a unexpected success on the road if word-of-mouth plays any part.