Review: "Pageant Play" crowns new group's inaugural effort with laughs
Published 2/18/2013 at 2:09 p.m. 0 comments
Let's Put On A Show Productions earned their company name Saturday. "Pageant Play," the fledgling theater venture's first show, offers a palpable sense of surprise and delight to everyone in the room - actors, volunteers and audience alike. The joyful ...
Review: Gulfshore Playhouse discovers magical "Importance of Being Earnest"
Published 2/16/2013 at 2:29 p.m. 0 comments
Gulfshore Playhouse has produced good shows, great shows and shows I wasn't quite a fan of. Now, with "The Importance of Being Earnest," Kristen Coury finds herself in a different place entirely. "Earnest" is amazing. This will be the best ...
Review: FGCU explores magnetic attraction in "Fool for Love"
Published 2/16/2013 at 2:15 p.m. 0 comments
Florida Gulf Coast University's theatre program continued their season with a play for the Valentine crowd, Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love." My second foray into collegiate theatre turns up fascinating themes and a strong performance or two, if not a ...
'Forme de la Femme' Marco Island Center for the Arts celebrates the female form
Published 2/14/2013 at 12:16 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Island Center for the Arts opened their latest show Tuesday evening with a reception at the centers gallery on Winterberry Drive. Entitled Forme de la Femme, the exhibit features new interpretations on an old th
Review: "Last Romance" gets big laughs, a little love at Marco Players
Published 2/14/2013 at 1:18 a.m. 0 comments
The Marco Players went to the park - the dog park - for Valentine's Day. Winsome Joe DiPietro play "The Last Romance" follows lovelorn Ralph Bellini as he muddles through a complicated tangle of hounds and heartbreak. Expect big laughs.
Review: Sunny nun makes religion funny on Fifth Sunday
Published 2/12/2013 at 3:03 a.m. 0 comments
At 2:59 p.m. and some seconds on February 10, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, a nun in a habit with a purpose moved briskly down the aisle at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. At the stroke of 3 ...
Preview: Gulfshore Playhouse discovers the "Importance of Being Earnest"
Published 2/12/2013 at 2:31 a.m. 0 comments
Claire Brownell dances across the stage. "What if I hold my hand out during this bit?" she asks. "Like I'm waiting for him to take it?" Brownell, William Connell and Kristen Coury are delighting in finding the funniest angles in ...
Love runs rampant: How do you romance a diva like Maria?
Published 2/11/2013 at 7:23 a.m. 0 comments
How do you define a romantic play? A romantic musical? Is it the subject matter? The music? How the show makes you feel? Turns out, nobody knows. But they've all got an opinion! "Oh, what a tough question," Rachel Applegate, ...
Preview: "Addams Family" composer: "I knew what to do."
Published 2/11/2013 at 7:17 a.m. 0 comments
Composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa looked for a fun way to represent the characters of "The Addams Family" when he sat down to write songs for Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley and the gang. "You're trying to balance song, ...
Preview: "Pageant Play" takes kiddie high heel to comedy
Published 2/11/2013 at 7:05 a.m. 0 comments
There's a Puddle in the middle of the stage at the Golden Gate Community Center. This particular Puddle is blue, with silver sequins. She's a little bedraggled and has toppled over, oblivious to the hive of activity around her. A ...
Review: "On Golden Pond" battles setbacks, finds touching moments
Published 2/11/2013 at 6:55 a.m. 0 comments
"On Golden Pond," Ernest Thompson's syrupy, splendid look at old age, parenting and love, evokes a beautiful picture. Jane Fonda diving off the dock. Katharine Hepburn nestled with Henry Fonda watching loons on the lake. Stage productions fight those Oscar-winning ...
Review: Florida Rep whips ups a "Miracle on South Division Street"
Published 2/11/2013 at 6:46 a.m. 0 comments
Tom Dudzick, the so-called "Catholic Neil Simon," writes small, intimate plays about the working class families that inhabit his hometown streets of Buffalo, New York. His plays are very Catholic, filled with love and sprinkled with families that put the ...
Preview: Catching up with "Late Nite Catechism" nun Kimberly Richards
Published 2/5/2013 at 11:31 p.m. 0 comments
Kimberly Richards is a nun on the run. Literally. The first time I called, she was on an airport shuttle, headed out for a swing that would see her perform four of the six versions of "Late Nite Catechism" within ...
Review: Willey, Gravatt make sparks fly in "Love Letters"
Published 2/1/2013 at 2:22 a.m. 0 comments
Before Thursday's performance of "Love Letters," Pat Berry mentioned "special moments" she witnessed on opening night. Couples held hands or strolled to the door talking about their own love letters. As I watched the show, I wondered if Gurney's masterpiece ...
Review: "Ghost-Writer" spins fantasy tale of romance, inspiration
Published 2/1/2013 at 2:09 a.m. 0 comments
What is love? Is it correcting an errant semicolon? Is it teaching the foxtrot? Or is it days, weeks and years of slavish devotion over a typewriter while life passes by, beaus drift away and rains fall? The Naples Players ...
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