2015 produced a wild variety of snapshots to paste in the theatrical scrapbooks: a male Dolly Levi, a homicidal dimwit slicing carrots, a kidnapper forcing her captives to learn nonsense, a tsunami engulfing a Japanese village, a green-gunked survivor of toxic sludge singing love songs to his blind librarian girlfriend. You know, just another year for regional theater in South Florida.
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Tagged Actors Playhouse, Aida, Alexander Dinelaris, Alexandria Lugo, Ali MacGraw, Alliance Theatre Lab, Always... Patsy Cline, Ana Villafane, Andrea Burns, Andy Rogow, Andy Senor Jr., Ann Marie Olson, Anne Chamberlain, Antonio Amadeo, Arsht Center, Arts Garage, Avi Hoffman, Barbara Sloan, Beverly Blanchette, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Bruno Vida, Buried Child, Casey Dressler, Christian Vandepas, Christina Groom, Christine Dolen, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Collin Carmouze, Darrick Penny, Ellie Patterson, Emmanuel Schvartzman, Fully Committed, Genie Croft, Giordan Diaz, Gypsy, Henry Gainza, Infinite Abyss, Island City Stage, J. Barry Lewis, Jen Chia, Jessica Brooke Sanford, Joanna Penny, John Manzelli, Joseph Adler, Kaitlyn O'Neill, Katherine Amadeo, Keith Garsson, Kunya Rowley, Laura Hodos, Lauren Bell, Lee Roy Reams, Levis Jewish Community Center, Lewis J. Stadlen, Lindsey Corey, Lindsey Johr, Lou Tyrrell, Love Letters, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Marckenson Charles, Marilynn Wick, Mark Della Ventura, Matthew Korinko, Melissa Minyard, Mia Matthews, Michael McKeever, Michiko Kitayama Skinner, Natalie Caruncho, New Theatre, Nick Duckart, Nick Santa Maria, Niki Fridh, Nilo Cruz, On Your Feet!, outre theatre company, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Palm Beaches Theatre, Patrick Fitzwater, Paul Louis, Paul Tei, Rick Pena, Rob Donohoe, Robert Johnston, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Ryan Didato, Ryan O'Neal, Scott Shiller, Shane Tanner, Slow Burn Theatre Company, Small Membership, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Stephen G. Anthony, Tally Sessions, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Little Dog Laughed, The Wick Theatre, Thinking Cap Theatre, Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, Zoetic Stage
At Entr’acte Theatrix’s production of Into The Woods, the special pleasure was watching nascent talent taking unsteady but ever more sure steps in their evolution en route to fully-blossomed professionalism.
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Tagged Calvin Bankert, Carlo Sabusap, Christian Ortega, Christie Oliver, Dan Roddenberry, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Devin Tupler, Glen Rovinelli, Gregory Halmos, Into The Woods, James Lapine, Jen Chia, Jenna Paige Gagliardo, John Constanzo, Justin Schneyer, Kalli Courakos, Karen Nagy, Kevin Black, Lindsey Johr, Melissa Bibliowicz, Noel Barry, Rio Peterson, Roger Blankenship, Sahid Pabon, Sandi Hargood, Sharyn Peoples, Stephen Sondheim, Vicki Halmos
The musical revue Bernstein on Broadway at The Plaza Theatre is a bouncy bauble that achieves exactly what it aims to: deliver a diverting and entertaining summer evening. It’s like one of those pleasant summer pops concerts emanating from a riverside bandshell on a verdant lawn in the municipal park – it just happens to be staged inside a theater.
This production of Top Gun! The Musical at Empire Stage suffers from Shoulda Woulda Coulda Syndrome: It shoulda been cast with performers who could actually sing and act. It woulda had a shot at being a cult hit. And it coulda been a lot of fun, if it were only in more capable hands. But as it is, Top Gun! The Musical crashes and burns.