‘Little Montgomery’ to conclude New City Players’ current season

‘Little Montgomery’ to conclude New City Players’ current season

Photo courtesy of New City Players A struggle is in progress between Megan (Krystal Millie Valdes) and Rick Montgomery (Todd Bruno) in  New City Players’ upcoming production of Stephen Brown’s play, Little Montgomery.    You may have heard New City Players (NCP) present Stephen Brown’s play, Little Montgomery as a...

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Summer Shorts: Homegrown Edition entertains, highlights diversity

Summer Shorts: Homegrown Edition entertains, highlights diversity

  Photo courtesy of Morgan Sophia Photography Roderick Randle and Bretta-Raia Curah play a futuristic couple living in a world near collapse in the short play, And Other Dreams We Had.   By AARON KRAUSE This year’s version of City Theatre’s popular annual short play festival, Summer Shorts, is a...

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‘Medicine for the Soul’

‘Medicine for the Soul’

Tony Award nominee Josh Young portrays Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Soul Doctor.   By AARON KRAUSE Did you hear the one about the Orthodox rabbi who attended worship services at black churches and left inspired to compose a different kind of Jewish music?...

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Palm Beach Dramaworks presents a shattering ‘Topdog/Underdog’

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents a shattering ‘Topdog/Underdog’

Photo by Alicia Donelan Booth (Jovon Jacobs, right) concentrates heavily as Lincoln (George Anthony Richardson) demonstrates how to deftly operate a three-card monte game in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of Topdog/Underdog.   By AARON KRAUSE If a prize existed for malicious jokes, you would have to nominate the father of...

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‘Tracy Jones’ is moving, funny at Island City Stage

‘Tracy Jones’ is moving, funny at Island City Stage

Photo by Matthew Tippins Cast members Sara Grant, Irene Adjan, and Niki Fridh act out a comical scene from Island City Stage’s production of Tracy Jones.     By AARON KRAUSE Comedy can be an effective tool for playwrights to deliver messages to audiences. Indeed, once we start at least...

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Critics honor playwrights for their work

Critics honor playwrights for their work

    Anderson   By AARON KRAUSE Playwright Christina Anderson brought home a major national award for her play, the ripple, the wave that carried me home. Anderson was one of six playwrights vying for the national honor. A group of critics annually presents the award to the best plays...

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‘One More Yesterday’ deserves a bright future

‘One More Yesterday’ deserves a bright future

Lydia Taylor (Angie Radosh) becomes quite popular after starring in The Vigalanny Granny.   By AARON KRAUSE Let’s not mince words: Versatile theater artist Ronnie Larsen’s new musical, One More Yesterday, is a life-affirming, funny, touching, imaginative, and gorgeous show that will invigorate you. Indeed, if you are a theater...

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PPTOPA’s ‘Pippin’ entertains, invigorates

PPTOPA’s ‘Pippin’ entertains, invigorates

Here is the cast of Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts’ production of Pippin.     By AARON KRAUSE If you think about it, Pippin is the kind of show that seems fit for the 1960s. Indeed, the titular character takes a stand against his royal father’s tyrannical policies....

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New City Players’ ‘Cry Old Kingdom’ emits a vital sound

The artist Edwin (Denzel McCausland) and his wife, Judith (Odlenika Joseph) harbor different ideas about how to deal with the murderous Duvalier regime in 1960s Haiti in New City Players’ production of Cry Old Kingdom.   By AARON KRAUSE What sacrifices would you make for freedom? What about just to...

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Palm Beach Dramaworks poised to perform ‘August: Osage County.’

Palm Beach Dramaworks poised to perform ‘August: Osage County.’

Sarah Morsey and Kathy McCafferty appear in a scene from Palm Beach Dramaworks’ upcoming production of August: Osage County.   By AARON KRAUSE The last time Nikki Fridh performed in front of an audience, she did so on Palm Beach Dramaworks’ (PBD) stage, or more specifically, in the dead of...

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