Performing Arts

Area Stage’s An Octoroon’ Is Stunning Controversial Play That Will Divide Audiences

An Octoroon is the kind of art that defies a Siskel & Ebert thumbs up / thumbs down assessment. You can praise or fault elements of the script or a production, but Area Stage Company’s courageous effort reinforces An Octoroon’s overarching intent as a thought provocateur. It’s impossible to be neutral about its premise and execution, which is what Area Stage and … +

Performing Arts

Finding Mona Lisa at Actors’ Playhouse

Through Sun 13 Aug, 2017

  In Finding Mona Lisa, Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever explores the history of the world’s most famous painting, including Leonardo da Vinci’s meeting of Senora del Giocondo (Mona Lisa) and his masterful creation of her indelible countenance. This historical, funny and intriguing new piece presents highlights throughout the painting’s infamous past, including her vandalism, her theft, her journey to America (at … +

Performing Arts

Main Street Players play Bad Jews

Through Sun 13 Aug, 2017

Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon  chronicles the relationships between three cousins who are brought together following the death of their grandfather, a Holocaust survivor. Conflict ensues as the trio fight over a “chai” that belonged to their grandfather. As Daphna and Liam battle over who is more deserving of the memento, Liam’s girlfriend Melody and brother Jonah try to stay clear of … +

Performing Arts

Stephen Sondheim’s Company at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Through Sun 6 Aug, 2017

From musical theatre’s most renowned composer Stephen Sondheim, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. Stephen Sondheim’s game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships. Raymond F. Kravis Center For The Performing Arts 701 Okeechobee Blvd. … +

Reviews

New City Players’ Twelfth Night Is Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 7 Jul, 2017

Merriment is a word we don’t use much in the 21st Century, but that is the precise adjective to reflect the madcap abandon, tireless physical comedy and unflagging enthusiasm that makes a success of New City Players’ edition of Twelfth Night. Certainly, some of the younger cast members are better than others at navigating Shakespeare’s verbiage (although none are as ham-handed as … +