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Unrequited Yearning For Dreams Deferred In Grand Horizons
Boca Stage’s Grand Horizons has A-list cast for an unusual mélange of considerable domestic comedy intersecting with serious themes about aging, dreams deferred and unrequited yearning.
‘Thin Place’ Explores a Conduit ‘Tween the Living & the Dead
The hard truth is that virtually no live theater is really chilling. A moment might make you jump, but a production likely will not haunt you. Okay, the London production of The Woman in Black. Now there’s a new contender, Boca Stage’s discomfiting mounting of The Thin Place, a kind of late Halloween gift.
Fandom And Great Music Are Key To Always… Patsy Cline
Always…Patsy Cline at the Wick Theatre gifts the audience with recreations of about two dozen hits from the iconic country singer’s catalogue. But while the music is undeniably entertaining, this weirdly hybrid bio-musical also delves into the nature of fandom.
Carousel Swirls And The Music Swells At Actors Playhouse
The miracle of the Carousel when it’s done well, as it is in this Actors Playhouse production, is that although it’s 72 years old and its protagonists are a wife-beating ne’er-do-well and the woman who stubbornly loves him despite the domestic violence, the bloody thing works in the 21st Century.
What Kind Of Year Was It? Our Critics’ “Best Of” 2016 Lists
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.
GableStage’s It’s Only A Play Skewers And Honors The Craziness Of Theater Folks
GableStage has produced a version Terrrence McNally’s satire about theater, It’s Only A Play, that is funnier and has far more heart than the Broadway edition.
Uggams’ Glorious Voice Is Primary Virtue In Sluggish Mame
Whenever Leslie Uggams lets loose that glorious voice, whenever the live band swings into one of Jerry Herman’s standards, the Wick Theatre’s production of Mame is an irresistible pleasure. But when the music stops, so does the show. The non-musical scenes – and some of the musical ones – just lie there on the stage limp and colorless.
Actors’ Playhouse Mid-Life 2: The Crisis Continues — Second Verse Same As The First
These fluffy summer fripperies at Actors’ Playhouse must be successful because here’s a sequel Mid-Life 2: the Crisis Continues, the off-spring of 2008’s Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical. Once again, the same folks have achieved precisely what they sought: a fun, light-hearted divertissement, but the varied quality of the material is not worthy of the skill, talent, polish and unflagging commitment of the cast and crew.
Newcomers Share Carbonell Bounty With Major Companies
The Timekeepers, a harrowing drama mounted on a tiny stage by a company only in its second season, swept six of its six nominations including best play at the 38th Carbonell Awards Monday night. Those wins, along with a best director award for the fledgling Slow Burn Theatre Company’s musical next to normal, was greeted as a sign that young theaters could make inroads in a program dominated by a handful of venerable and well-funded troupes.
Photos From The Wick Theatre’s The Sound Of Music
Photos by Amy Pasquantonio from The Wick Theatre’s inaugural production of The Sound Of Music.