Provocative dark comedy seeks to light a fire under audiences regarding climate change

Provocative dark comedy seeks to light a fire under audiences regarding climate change

(Photo by George Schiavone) MIAMI SHORES — A “hurricane party” hardly refers to a celebration involving University of Miami sports teams in the new, clever, satirical comedy Firemen are Rarely Necessary, set partly in Miami in a not-too-distant future. Normally when a mammoth hurricane is about to make landfall in...

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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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PPTOPA’s ‘Barefoot in the Park’ delivers laughs

  Photo by Ron Pollock Stephen Keenan, Sara Grant, Christopher Dreeson and Francine Burns in PPTOPA’s Barefoot in the Park.   By AARON KRAUSE Imagine if everybody in the world married like-minded individuals. Perhaps divorces would become a thing of the past, conflicts between couples would cease, and complete harmony...

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Barbra Streisand show lands in Boca Raton

Barbra Streisand show lands in Boca Raton

  Have you ever wondered what might happen if you stopped waiting for permission and began believing in yourself? Just ask Barbra Streisand. At age 21, she spent her evenings in New York City’s hottest cabaret clubs clad in funky thrift stoke finds. Meanwhile, also at age 21, acclaimed performer...

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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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The Wick’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ bewitches

The Wick’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ bewitches

Photo by Amy Pasquantonio Albert Peterson (Jeremy Benton) and Rose Alvarez (Leah Sessa) share a moment.   By AARON KRAUSE Witnessing The Wick Theatre & Museum Club’s current winning production of Bye Bye Birdie is the next best thing to traveling back to the 1950s in a time machine. No...

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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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‘The Berlin Diaries’ come to believable life at Theatre Lab

Photo by Morgan Sophia Photography Avi Hoffman and Niki Fridh are animated as they portray characters in The Berlin Diaries.   By AARON KRAUSE Playwright Andrea Stolowitz found lost relatives as she developed her autobiographical play, The Berlin Diaries. And now, while watching the funny and moving piece, you have...

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