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Those needing a good hearty laugh will find the right medicine in Riverside Theatre’s achingly hilarious production of A Comedy of Tenors. The show is awash with impeccable split-second timing, zany, over the top half-clad characters, mistaken identity and jokes galore.
Riverside Theatre puts a new shine on old tropes in its snappy and vibrant production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more energetic and exquisitely directed production of My Fair Lady than that on stage now at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. This production is a theatrical feast serving up humor, strong performances, lusty choreography, impeccable elegance and music that tests the audience’s will to behave.
In Buyer & Cellar, struggling actor Alex More becomes an unlikely cast – from his boyfriend and a supercilious boss to celebrated Hollywood couple James Brolin and his wife, Barbra. If you have to ask “Barbra who?” then perhaps you’ll want to skip this play. But the rest of you should get to Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach right away to see something witty, engaging and surprising as can be.
Although Jerry Herman’s music and lyrics come alive again in Riverside Theatre’s production of Mame, there’s something missing. The larger-than-life part of this production is not eccentric Mame Dennis…it’s the scenery.
Take Noel Coward’s sophisticated wit, add exquisite direction and elegant acting, then tie it up with visuals you could plotz for, and it’s no wonder that Riverside Theatre’s production of Private Lives is, simply, a study in perfection.
Critics and award judges have been talking about it for weeks: The sheer amount of high quality work has made evaluating the last 12 months unusually challenging, but also an opportunity to remember one of the most rewarding calendar years in recent memory. So here’s a supremely subjective stab by all three critics here at Florida Theater On Stage at recognizing the shows and performances that stood out from a pack of productions.
Led by the talents of Matt Loehr, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Me and My Girl is the precisely the antidote for the seasonal angst – a couple of hours of escapist entertainment. The cast is clearly having a hell of a good time and it’s almost guaranteed that you will too.