Kimberly is a marketing professional originally from Seaford, New York. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Boston University. In 2009, Kimberly moved to Orlando to pursue her dreams of becoming a Shamu trainer, but ended up working at another theme park instead. In her spare time, Kimberly is a regional editor for BroadwayWorld Orlando. When she's not working, she spends time with her boxer-pitbull mix, Colby.
All's fair in love and politics. Maybe that's not the correct saying, but it accurately describes David Hare's SKYLIGHT. Currently playing at Mad Cow Theatre, this play focuses on the complexities of the heart. It is dramatic and thought-provoking enough to leave audiences thinking about the plot days after.BWW Interview: Catching up with Marco DiGeorge about SUPERIOR DONUTS June 11, 2017
This week FINDING NEVERLAND takes the stage as the final show in the 2016 - 2017 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. It's been a great season and next year's promises to be even better. FINDING NEVERLAND started touring in October 2016 after a decent Broadway run.BWW Review: Sign Me Up for MURDER FOR TWO at Winter Park Playhouse June 3, 2017
It's the season of graduations and as high schoolers head off to college, it great to look back on all they've accomplished. Two local theater teens, Jasmine Forsberg and Tony Moreno are moving on to the next steps in their training and theater careers, but before they do they will perform in a Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret. I had a chance to catch up with Jasmine and Tony as they prepare.BWW Review: An Evening with Revolting Children at MATILDA May 12, 2017
MATILDA is a great story with great characters, so it only makes sense that a musical would be its next iteration. Though the show closed on Broadway on January 1, 2017, the national tour still goes strong and now appears at the Dr. Philips Center.BWW Interview: Too Much MURDER FOR TWO at Winter Park Playhouse May 10, 2017
MURDER FOR TWO begins its run at Winter Park Playhouse this week. Promising to be better than most of those murder mystery diners in the tourist area, this cabaret-style show is played by just two men. I had an opportunity to interview MURDER FOR TWO stars Michael Swickard and Kevin Kelly as they prepare to put on a lot of different hats.BWW Feature: World Premiere of [MISS] by Playwrights' Round Table April 24, 2017
Sometimes doing what is right is hard. Being a woman in a man's world is also hard. [MISS} explores the challenges faced by one of the first woman FDA researchers Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey. This play by W.L. Newkirk is a world premiere by Playwrights' Round Table and promises to be one of the most talked about plays of the season.BWW Review: Signalling Old School Batman with UCF's Flying Horse Big Band April 16, 2017
Did you know that UCF has their own big band jazz program called The Flying Horse Band? Neither did I. The Flying Horse Band lead by professor Jeff Rupert, performs nationally and has their own record label. On Friday, The Flying Horse Band along with students from UCF's acting program presented THE BAT SWINGS, which was a jazz tribute to the 1960s favorite superhero, Batman.BWW Review: Laura Hodos takes on Shakespeare at UCF Celebrates the Arts April 11, 2017
There is no doubt that Shakespeare's influence on theater is pervasive. No one in Orlando does Shakespeare better than Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Now combine that with the talent and resources of UCF and you get THE BARD TAKES BROADWAY. As part of UCF Celebrates the Arts, this one-night show featured songstress Laura Hodos, accompanied by UCF professor Brian Hoffman, and produced by Orlando Shakes' Jim Helsinger.BWW Review: An Alluring Journey with ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Orlando Shakes April 4, 2017
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA is one of those mandatory high school reading Shakespeare classics that never gets old. Though it is a tragedy, Orlando Shakes production is glamorous, entertaining and extremely palatable. Casting, costumes, and classic story come together to make ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA the crown jewel of the season.BWW Review: Going Through MID-LIFE! The Crisis Musical at Winter Park Playhouse March 14, 2017
No one looks forward to their mid-life crisis. Known as the time when men buy expensive sports cars and women go through the dreaded menopause. Mid-life is certainly not glamorous. So if you can't beat it, turn it into a laugh out loud musical. Winter Park Playhouse presents MID-LIFE! THE CRISIS MUSICAL, which pokes fun at all things relating to this strange time.BWW Interview: Peeling back Tentacles with THE LITTLE MERMAID's Jennifer Allen March 6, 2017
Research tells us that LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST could be Shakespeare's first comedies. It is also a Shakespearean comedy that stands the test of time with a plot that could be in any modern day romantic comedy film. While the verse is long winded, the plot is easy to follow and provides great belly laughs that are worth sticking through.BWW Interview: Donald Rupe on Directing A FEW GOOD MEN February 21, 2017
With a title like A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, you could expect a darkly toned show like SWEENEY TODD. Or perhaps something sexy like CHICAGO; or even something historic like ASSASSINS. While murder musicals have been done, you probably haven't seen something quite like this. February 6, 2017
Food is my favorite thing. Theater is my second favorite thing. Combine those together and it's a sure way to ensure I will appear. Thursday's FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2017 - 2018 season announcement was met with a lot of excitement. Unlike year's past, there was no formal event to announce the new season. (I pulled my car over on I-4 by Disney to read the press release.)BWW Review: Taking an ELIXIR OF LOVE with Orlando Philharmonic February 6, 2017
Just in time for the dreaded Valentine's Day is Orlando Philharmonic's Opera program ELIXIR OF LOVE. This was my first trip to see Orlando Philharmonic and Opera Orlando. I was not disappointed and glad I found this local gem.BWW Review: Visiting Jersey with THE TOXIC AVENGER January 24, 2017
Fridays are normally my bad movie night. I traded bad movie night in for bad musical night. (Not that THE TOXIC AVENGER was executed poorly.) I found it thoroughly enjoyable and well casted. This show doesn't take itself seriously and that made this bad movie into a bad musical totally work. I can see why THE TOXIC AVENGER has a cultish following. The plot plus rock music by Bon Jovi's David Bryan makes for a night of laughs and good music.