Review: Second City delivers first-rate comedy at Phil
Published 3/26/2013 at 11:49 p.m. 0 comments
There's a reason - a simple one - that Second City can fill an auditorium on a cold, windy evening in late March in Naples, when the sun is shining and the million distractions of a coastal resort town beckon. ...
Review: Broadway Palm eagles out with golf farce "Fox on the Fairway"
Published 3/25/2013 at 1:08 a.m. 0 comments
Rival golf clubs. A prodigy with a broken arm. A priceless vahze. A $200,000 wager. Granny's engagement ring. The Golf Channel. Oprah. Raw oysters. Champagne. There's even a couple putters & golf balls knocking about the stage. Sounds like a ...
Review: Florida Rep casts magical spell with entrancing "Fantasticks"
Published 3/24/2013 at 9:46 p.m. 0 comments
Call. Now. Get tickets to the Florida Rep production of "The Fantasticks." There's a reason the show has been running for decades in New York. Jason Parrish finds every one of them in this magical dreamscape that celebrates the whimsical ...
Review: "Deathtrap" serves up thrills, chills at Marco Players
Published 3/24/2013 at 9:18 p.m. 0 comments
I could spend days explaining the plot of "Deathtrap," the final show of the Marco Players season. I won't. Suffice to say it thrills, it chills, characters talk in funny voices, disappear, re-appear with weapons when you least expect it ...
Review: "The Liar" offers great, gaudy fun at Theatre Conspiracy
Published 3/18/2013 at 6:18 a.m. 0 comments
Bill Taylor popped "The Liar" into his "classics" spot when he announced the 2012-13 schedule. Daniel Benzing as Dorante. Brittany Albury, wearing frilly period clothes. The married Hales were going act on stage together. "The Liar" is here. "The Liar" ...
Preview: Broadway funny man Seth Rudetsky brings acidic wit to Naples
Published 3/18/2013 at 3:15 a.m. 0 comments
Seth Rudetsky might be the funniest man most of you have never heard of, myself included. Before I got the assignment to write about Rudetsky's upcoming "Deconstructing Broadway" show at the Naples Philharmonic," I'd never heard of him either. Don't ...
Review: Florida Rep opens wonderful, intelligent "Other Desert Cities"
Published 3/18/2013 at 2:47 a.m. 0 comments
Florida Repertory Theatre scored a coup, grabbing the rights to red-hot Jon Robin Baitz play "Other Desert Cities" for their 2012-13 season. In some ways a thinly veiled take on Ron and Nancy Reagan, the show features a daughter confronting ...
Review: Gulfshore Playhouse delivers with extraordinary 'Whipping Man'
Published 3/17/2013 at 11:29 p.m. 0 comments
Gulfshore Playhouse explores the Civil War in frightening, fascinating, thrilling, extraordinary fashion in this Matthew Lopez show. A Jewish soldier returns home, his house in ruins, just two former slaves left. The starving trio celebrates Passover with a makeshift Seder, ...
Preview: Politics, family at play in scorching "Other Desert Cities"
Published 3/15/2013 at 11:27 a.m. 0 comments
On Interstate 10 in California, as motorists launch their rolling tanks made of steel, rubber and fiberglass down the concrete ribbon heading toward Palm Springs, a sign appears overhead. It bears the name of no particular city, no finite destination; ...
Review: Renewed, refreshed "Les Miserables" thunders into Fort Myers
Published 3/13/2013 at 3:13 a.m. 0 comments
Let's get to the point. "Les Miserables" is back in Southwest Florida for the second time in fifteen months, playing through March 17 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. Will you like it? That depends. ...
Preview: Gulfshore Playhouse delves into Civil War with drama "Whipping Man"
Published 3/12/2013 at 3:52 p.m. 0 comments
With Matt Pfeiffer, it's all about religion. Or movies. He name-checks "Lincoln" twice. Or politics. He name-checks "Zero Dark Thirty." That "s" word even crops up in our conversation. No, not "sequester." Instead of Boehner, budgets and billions, we're talking ...
Review: Lab Theater finds salvation in stirring "Judas Iscariot"
Published 3/10/2013 at 4:49 p.m. 0 comments
The Lab Theater continues its genre-hopping season with "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," a play about the trial of the betrayer of Jesus. Screams of laughter mix with questions of faith while Satan quaffs wine at the bar. Before ...
Review: TheatreZone tackles crazy with "Next to Normal"
Published 3/8/2013 at 5:52 a.m. 0 comments
Mark Danni continues to tackle ambitious projects at TheatreZone. With critical and commercial hits "Forum" and "Grand Hotel" behind him, success augured well for edgy small-cast, sung-through musical "Next to Normal." The pieces just don't fall into place.
Review: Rachel York blows the roof off "Anything Goes" at the Phil
Published 3/6/2013 at 2:13 p.m. 0 comments
The Roundabout Theatre Club production of "Anything Goes" sailed into the Naples Philharmonic Tuesday on a tide of tapping and trilling, carried along by one of the single greatest act one curtain numbers in musical theatre history.
Review: Naples Players pack punch with peppy "Producers"
Published 2/28/2013 at 5:52 a.m. 0 comments
The Naples Players threw everything at the audience Wednesday. A kick line of goose-stepping Nazis. Old ladies with a rat-a-tat chorus of walkers. Dancing birds. Bialystock & Bloom are in town for "The Producers." With sets and costumes rented straight ...
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