Tag Archives: Wayne LeGette

Welcome the Circus at Maltz Theater’s Funny Thing Happened

The circus has come to town with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. In this time of upheaval and uncertainty, sometimes what you need is a dose of supreme silliness, not just silliness but the classically constructed silliness created by a cadre of comedy experts.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The How Not Why Of Political Corruption At Boca Stages

Reading today’s headlines about corruption, you wonder not so much the why of weakness for the lure of power, but the process of how it happens. Kenneth Lin’s Warrior Class, enjoying an incisive production at the rechristened Boca Stage company, is an inside depiction of human beings, not monsters, slipping inside this web of compromise, pragmatism and fading conscience.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Studying Themselves Instead Of Lines, SoFla Artists Look At Lessons From Pandemic

Many artists define themselves by a calling that relies on faith that their art form will always be there. But in 2020, the foundation of their sense of who they were and what they believed made their lives worthwhile vanished. They were forced into introspection about the primacy of their profession and their art in their lives. Here, they reveal what they learned about South Florida theater and especially themselves.

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Theater Artists Struggle With Unique Fears, Fallout And Uncertainty From Virus Drama

Six months into the pandemic, theater artists are struggling with a profoundly damaging dimension particular to their purgatory-like limbo: The calling that gives their lives meaning requires interaction with other people in the same room. Late this summer, 33 South Florida storytellers agreed to draw back the curtain on their backstage battles that form the spine of an all too real three-act drama.

Posted in Features | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Industrious Maltz Sinks Teeth Into Hoary Dracula Comedy

In the prologue of Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors, the actors literally throw out the book—chucking their musty copies behind them with the satisfaction of college graduates tossing their caps. And besides, they add, they want to get us all out of here within 90 minutes—an admirable goal for many new plays and, in this case, a small mercy.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

They’ve Got Rhythm: Wick’s Glorious Crazy For You

In 2019, if you want some idea what the original production of Crazy For You was like, or what those Depression Era musicals were like, live and in the flesh, settle in for The Wick Theatre’s glorious revival.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More Than One Kind of Miracle: The Wick’s Lovely Brigadoon

Graced with a soaring pulsing score, leading actors with passionate voices and a wealth of evocative choreography, the Wick Theatre’s Brigadoon lands as one of the company’s most memorable achievements.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Company Has Shining Moments, Falls Short Of What Could Be

MNM’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking musical Company is intermittently lit with incandescent performances worth the price of admission by themselves, but the overall piece disappointingly lacks crispness, passion and, until the last 10 minutes, heart.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stand Up, Wick Theatre’s Guys And Dolls Is Rockin’ The House

One quiet fear of frequent theatergoers is that some well-meaning troupe will bungle a piece they love and override precious memories with mediocrity. Well, breathe easier. The Wick Theatre’s rendition of Guys and Dolls, widely considered one of the best musical comedies ever written, is as buoyant and spirited a triumph as a fan could wish.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Relationships Are At Risk In The Mystery of Love And Sex

The intersection, overlap and conflict of love and sex – but above all how they affect relationships — form the basis of Theatre at Arts Garage’s uneven but intriguing entry appropriately entitled The Mystery of Love and Sex with an emphasis on the word Mystery.

Posted in Performances, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment