Feel-good 'Kinky Boots' wins at feel-good Tonys
Published 6/10/2013 at 10:14 a.m. 0 comments
On a feel-good night for Broadway, it was only natural that the Tony Award go to its most feel-good musical, the joyous "Kinky Boots." But most everything about Sunday's Tony telecast was warmhearted, from inspiring speeches about the theatrical community ...
Marco Island Center for the Arts gets a colorful facelift
Published 5/20/2013 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments
The art scene on Marco Island got a lot brighter this weekend. Specifically, the headquarters building of the Marco Island Center for the Arts received a makeover Saturday, with volunteers applying a splashy multi-colored paint job on the formerly white ...
Preview: Green Day musical "American Idiot" rocks Fort Myers May 16
Published 5/3/2013 at 12:38 p.m. 0 comments
Alison Morooney never thought she was a rocker. She wasn't even a huge Green Day fan before she auditioned for musical "American Idiot." More than 175 shows later, her tune has changed. Green Day's anthem to suburban ennui, finding yourself ...
Review: TheatreZone closes solid season with passionate "110 in the Shade"
Published 5/3/2013 at 5:05 a.m. 0 comments
Kudos to Mark Danni. He makes it rain for the third time out of four this year, ushering "110 in the Shade" to a successful - if a tad stormy - landing. Daytime stars Jim and Kassie DaPaiva offer sterling ...
Preview: "50 Shades" parody is "a little sexy, a little raunchy"
Published 4/29/2013 at 12:20 a.m. 0 comments
Spencer Rose promises one thing to audiences flocking to see "50 Shades! The Musical" on tour through the United States. "You're going to laugh your face off," the actress crowed from a hotel room in Atlanta late on a Friday ...
Review: Ghostbird, Brady push boundaries with Beckett masterpiece "Endgame"
Published 4/25/2013 at 6:05 p.m. 0 comments
Here, at the end of all things, in a desolate wasteland where mankind does little but sit and wait to die, we watch Samuel Beckett. This is "Endgame," the writer's meditative theater of the absurd about religion, death, family, loyalty, ...
For the love of books: Volunteers aid in success of Marco Library
Published 4/25/2013 at 11:20 a.m. 0 comments
This year the Friends of the Library of Collier County (FLCC) is celebrating its 55th birthday, tracing roots back to 1932 when the Naples Women's Club established a small reading room in its clubhouse. Popularity grew through the years, so ...
Review: Florida Rep goes back to school with "Educating Rita"
Published 4/22/2013 at 12:31 a.m. 0 comments
Florida Repertory Theatre closed their 2012-13 season Friday with a respectable, if unremarkable, production of "Educating Rita." Willy Russell's two-hander imagines a British college professor tutoring a lower-class student because she wants to know "everything." Both learn a lot!
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, ...
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