‘Rotterdam’ is relatable, touching theater at Island City Stage

Photo by Matthew Tippins Alice (Suzanne Ankrum) and Fiona/Adrian (Autumn Kioti Horne) play lovers in Jon Brittain’s touching play, Rotterdam.     By AARON KRAUSE Change can be hard for anybody, especially when they least expect it. With that in mind, you may find it easy to identify with Alice,...

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O Christmas Tree makes triumphant world premiere as a new holiday play

Courtesy of Thinking Cap Theatre Family members Grandma Anne (Carol Sussman), Frankie (Phillip Andrew Santiago), and Claudia (Angelina Lopez Catledge) rejoice during the world premiere production of O Christmas Tree.   By AARON KRAUSE An interfaith family coexists peacefully while respecting and celebrating their differences in O Christmas Tree, a...

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‘Red Speedo’ represents a nice depature from Ronnie Larsen’s usual fare

Dennis Dean/courtesy Ray (Gabriell Salgado) speaks with his brother Peter (Chris Anthony Ferrer) in Ronnie Larsen’s production of Red Speedo.   By AARON KRAUSE How far would you really go to win if the stakes were sky high, you encountered at least one significant obstacle, and were desperate? Perhaps it...

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South Florida cabaret favorites return to the stage

  Tis the season when even a murder can be merry. Back by popular demand, Miss Bouvèé presents another murder mystery. From the playwright of Minnie Behind Bars, which sold out 11 performances in Wilton Manors, and Double Trouble, Miss Bouvèé brings you Minnie’s Merry Murder Christmas by Robert Leleux. Fresh...

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’12 Angry Men’ to take the stage at Palm Beach Dramaworks

Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Dramaworks Cast members Bruce Linser, William Hayes, Tom Wahl, and Gary Cadwallader play “angry” jurors in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of 12 Angry Men.       By AARON KRAUSE During the 35 years that Tom Wahl has been a professional actor, he has portrayed...

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‘Dorothy’s Dictionary’ is a new, moving piece of live theater

    Photo by Morgan Sophia Photography Dorothy (Karen Stephens) and Zan (Elijah Moseley) sample some of Zan’s favorite music in the world premiere production of E.M. Lewis’s comic-drama, Dorothy’s Dictionary.   By AARON KRAUSE During a time when censorship is happening too often, it is heartening to discover life-affirming...

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‘4000 Miles’ nourishes the soul at PBD

Photo by Alicia Donelan Leo Joseph-Connell (Gabriell Salgado) and Vera Joseph (Patricia Conolly) share a moment in Palm Beach Dramawork’s production of 4000 Miles.   By AARON KRAUSE In the musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and runaway slave, Jim, use distance as a metaphor to describe the...

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Carpenters legacy tribute includes theatrical twist

Carpenters legacy tribute includes theatrical twist

Photo by Sally Olson   Ned Mills and Sally Olson will perform as Karen and Richard Carpenter this weekend in Southeast Florida.   By MARVIN GLASSMAN Guest Columnist The musical duo of Karen and Richard Carpenter and their band has captured the hearts of their fans from 1970-83 with 25-plus...

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‘Educating Asher’ is an emotionally-satisfying new play

‘Educating Asher’ is an emotionally-satisfying new play

Photo by Carol Kassie The ghost of Elliot Weiss (Murphy Hayes) tries to express himself but Asher (Eytan Deray) is having none of it.    By AARON KRAUSE If you were blessed with an Elliott Weiss in your life, Educating Asher, a heartfelt and humorous new play, will touch you...

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Actors’ Playhouse handles Hank Williams bio-musical with care

Actors’ Playhouse handles Hank Williams bio-musical with care

Photo by Alberto Romeu Hank Williams (Andy Christopher, center) happily plays and sings. Flanking him are Chaz Rose (left) as Tee-Tot and Lindsey Corey as Audrey Williams.   By AARON KRAUSE For much of the run of Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s spirited and believable production of the stirring,...

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