Chris Silk: Three reasons Kathleen van Bergen is right about Artis-Naples
Published 4/22/2013 at 12:01 a.m. 0 comments
Like the rest of the known universe, I was shocked when I found out that the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts was renaming itself as Artis-Naples. What. The. Expletive. Admit it. Some variation of that was on everyone's lips. ...
Review: Island Theater Company finds out just why "Mama Won't Fly"
Published 4/19/2013 at 3:44 p.m. 0 comments
Savannah Honeycutt, Norleen Sprunt and Hayley Quinn (it's the South) are in Birmingham, Ala. Hayley's gettin' hitched in California. There's just one eensy, weeny, teeny, tiny 'lil 'ol problem. Mama won't fly. So, let's drive to the West Coast! In ...
Review: Naples Players sleuth good time with Christie mystery "Mousetrap"
Published 4/19/2013 at 9:33 a.m. 0 comments
Oh, Agatha. Christie of course. Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. And author of "The Mousetrap," one of the most famous and celebrated plays in the English language. She might even give that ...
Art news: Jazz kids and improv ops
Published 4/18/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
You can risk your pride -- and get the reward of a lot of laughs -- in an improv weekend. Naples Players is looking for a few brave souls to try it.
Review: Broadway Palm celebrates 'the change' in 'Menopause the Musical'
Published 4/15/2013 at 2:15 p.m. 0 comments
Ladies, this one is for you. "Menopause the Musical" runs until May 18. Put down the paper. Call. Now. Grab your sister, your girlfriends and the gals at the office. Group discounts start at 20 people; the drinks are lethal. ...
Review: Silly "Nosemaker's" takes scalpel to society, surgery at Lab Theater
Published 4/13/2013 at 1:51 p.m. 0 comments
Beauty is only skin deep. But don't tell Gavin, the Nosemaker's Apprentice. He's a wizard with a nip of this, a dash of that. Gavin can work medieval medical miracles. Why, the Queen of France parades around in a pair ...
Review: Gulfshore Playhouse brings Callas to Phil with "Master Class"
Published 4/8/2013 at 10:00 a.m. 0 comments
"Master Class," Terrence McNally's play about the life of opera diva Maria Callas, seems tailor-made to continue the partnership between Gulfshore Playhouse and the Naples Philharmonic. Produced by Gulfshore, performed in the Daniels Pavilion, the show combines a larger-than-life character, ...
Review: Edison finds comedic gem with "Government Inspector"
Published 4/6/2013 at 4:30 a.m. 0 comments
Hey, Stu? The kids are alright. In fact, they're pretty darn good. Students at Edison State College delivered a giddy, effervescent production of "The Government Inspector" on a cold, wet, rainy Thursday. The show delights to no end, ranking among ...
Review: FGCU, Hayford capture canine whimsy in "Dog Wish"
Published 4/4/2013 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments
Oh. Hey. Look. Shoes. Feet. People. Sniff. Smell. People. People. People. I am surrounded by all these people and what are all these smells. I am in heaven up in here. I love people. Yay. Oh I like you pretty ...
"Wicked Diva" Julia Murney casts bold spell on April 6
Published 4/3/2013 at 12:22 p.m. 0 comments
As of this writing, a handful of tickets remain for the April 6 "Wicked Divas" concert at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. What is "Wicked Divas" you ask? Oh, just two women who have both performed in Broadway ...
Preview: Gulfshore Playhouse "passionate" about opera diva Maria Callas
Published 4/3/2013 at 12:01 p.m. 0 comments
Marina Re has never been accused of being a diva. Well, not exactly. Her eyes flash and the corners of her mouth turn up in the beginnings of a grin that quickly spreads to her entire face. Her nose crinkles ...
Review: BIG ARTS entertains with restaurant comedy "Fully Committed"
Published 4/2/2013 at 12:24 a.m. 0 comments
There's one man (and a bunch of junk) on the stage. There's 40 characters on the stage. There's a laptop. A desk. A chair. A phone. An intercom. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring. That. Incessant. ##### ####### ######## ######## ...
Review: "Clean House" sweeps audience up into director's gorgeous vision
Published 4/1/2013 at 11:43 p.m. 0 comments
Whatever I expected at the Naples Players show "The Clean House" Wednesday, I didn't get it. I got something better. Thank you, Michael Scanlan, your actors and a talented creative team for bringing Sarah Ruhl's vision of a frozen tableau ...
Longtime Naples philanthropists donate $100K to Gulfshore Playhouse
Updated 3/28/2013 at 5:04 p.m. 0 comments
Patty and Jay Baker, already prominent philanthropists in the Naples area, will be getting even more exposure in coming months. Gulfshore Playhouse announced Thursday morning that the Bakers had donated $100,000 to the group, becoming "Season Benefactors" for the group's ...
Preview: Hayford, FGCU going to the dogs in new play "Dog Wish"
Updated 4/4/2013 at 2:17 p.m. 0 comments
Dr. Michelle Hayford, an assistant professor of theatre at Florida Gulf Coast University, loves dogs. She tells me this just two questions into our interview, in a statement that leaves no wiggle room. Not even for the slightest tail wag ...
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