PBD’s ‘The Cancellation of Lauren Fein’ is must-experience theater

Photo by Alicia Donelan (From left) Lindsey Corey, Diana Garle, Niki Fridh, Barbara Sloan (with gavel), and Karen Stephens in The Cancellation of Lauren Fein.    By AARON KRAUSE “We don’t need you to tell us about (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). We live it,” the title character says in Christopher...

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‘The Prisoners’ is a powerful play at the Foundry

‘The Prisoners’ is a powerful play at the Foundry

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Larsen Presents Jeffrey Roach (front) plays Tim while Brandon Campbell (with beard) plays a prisoner named Justin. Jack Stein (back) plays multiple roles.   By AARON KRAUSE Ronnie Larsen’s riveting play, The Prisoners, is a strong piece that works on several levels. For starters, it’s a...

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PBD’s Perlberg Festival of New Plays slated for early January

PBD’s Perlberg Festival of New Plays slated for early January

    While the professional, non-profit theater company, Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD) remains committed to developing and producing new plays, the name for the company’s annual readings of new scripts in January has changed. The event, formerly the New Year/New Plays Festival, is now called the Perlberg Festival of New...

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‘The Messenger’ is must-experience theater at Palm Beach Dramaworks

‘The Messenger’ is must-experience theater at Palm Beach Dramaworks

Photo by Alicia J. Donelan Angela Gulner, Gracie Winchester, Margery Lowe, and Annie Fang appear in a scene from The Messenger at Palm Beach Dramaworks.     By AARON KRAUSE Jenny Connell Davis’s vital new play, The Messenger may be the most important piece of live theater that you experience in...

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Modern version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ shines at New City Players

Modern version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ shines at New City Players

Photo courtesy of New City Players Carlos Alayeto (Filmore/Scrooge) recites his lines while Pat Williams (Gustavo Garcia) keeps his place in the script.   By AARON KRAUSE While countless versions of A Christmas Carol exist, we won’t be Scrooges and say that there isn’t room for another one. With that...

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‘Pretty Woman’ adaptation wins us over anew in non-equity national touring production

‘Pretty Woman’ adaptation wins us over anew in non-equity national touring production

Photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade Chase Wolfe and Ellie Baker co-star in “Pretty Woman: The Musical” at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The touring stop in Miami runs through Sunday, Dec. 10.   By AARON KRAUSE Fans of the hit 1990 romantic comedy film, Pretty Woman will be happy to...

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Thinking Cap Theatre will present season thanks to community’s response to appeal

Thinking Cap Theatre will present season thanks to community’s response to appeal

Photo courtesy of Thinking Cap Theatre One of Thinking Cap Theatre’s last productions at the MAD Arts Gallery in Dania Beach was the world premiere of O Christmas Tree by Bree-Anna Obst and Nicole Stodard. In the production last holiday season, Anne (Carol Sussman), Frankie (Phillip Andrew Santiago), and Claudia...

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Time travel, comedy make meaty play an engaging experience

Time travel, comedy make meaty play an engaging experience

Photo by Morgan Sophia Photography The titular character (Sarah Romeo) plots with her Uncle Craig (Troy Davidson) in the Florida premiere of The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd.   By AARON KRAUSE Time travel sounds so tempting, doesn’t it? Indeed, if you regret something that you did, you simply...

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MNM Theatre Company presents a vivacious ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

MNM Theatre Company presents a vivacious ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

  Photo by Amy Pasquantonio Michael L. Wallace, as Four-Eyed Moe, deftly executes part of Jacquez Linder-Long’s physical choreography in MNM Theatre Company’s production of Five Guys Named Moe.   By AARON KRAUSE Art’s healing power, and its ability to affect change, are hardly secrets. So, you can understand why...

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New City Players’ ‘Little Montgomery’ is alive with humor, pathos

New City Players’ ‘Little Montgomery’ is alive with humor, pathos

Photo by Ryan Arnst Kimmy (Casey Sacco) and Megan (Krystal Millie Valdes) are best friends in Stephen Brown’s comic-drama, Little Montgomery.   By AARON KRAUSE At different points during Stephen Brown’s funny and touching coming-of-age comedy-drama, Little Montgomery, characters stand armed. Specifically, they wield weapons such as a gun, hammer,...

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