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BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Israel Horovitz's LEBENSRAUM at the Shimberg BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Israel Horovitz's LEBENSRAUM at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - January 13, 2016

Ned Averill-Snell, Katrina Stevenson and Derrick Phillips offer lessons of versatility in this thought-provoking, albeit busy theatrical mockumentary..... (more...)
BWW Review: Larry Alexander Earns His Wings in THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at Stageworks BWW Review: Larry Alexander Earns His Wings in THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - December 09, 2015

You need an actor as wonderful as Alexander to make this one man version of 'It's a Wonderful Life' work...and it certainly does!... (more...)
BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL at the Shimberg Playhouse BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL at the Shimberg Playhouse
by Peter Nason - November 07, 2015

A good production of the great Pulitzer Prize winning musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: Chad Beckim's Provocative LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE at Stageworks BWW Review: Chad Beckim's Provocative LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - October 22, 2015

This powerhouse play gets the right treatment with a strong cast and tight direction.... (more...)
BWW Review: Jobsite Theater's Hilarious, Proudly Profane  SILENCE! THE MUSICAL at the Jaeb BWW Review: Jobsite Theater's Hilarious, Proudly Profane SILENCE! THE MUSICAL at the Jaeb
by Peter Nason - October 19, 2015

Spread the word because this cannibalistic comedy, a purposely vulgar unauthorized parody of 'The Silence of the Lambs,' is unlike anything our area has ever seen.... (more...)
BWW Review: Katie Berger's FULL: THE MUSICAL at the Shimberg Playhouse BWW Review: Katie Berger's FULL: THE MUSICAL at the Shimberg Playhouse
by Peter Nason - September 29, 2015

The new show by a local performer displays a lot of heart and promise.... (more...)
BWW Review: There's Something about Mary in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR BWW Review: There's Something about Mary in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
by Desiree Fantal - September 18, 2015

Mary Tilford is insane, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie had me feeling some sort of way, and I could sit though this play a dozen more times. Here is my love letter to Tampa Rep's production of 'The Children's Hour.'... (more...)
BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Tackles ALMOST AN EVENING, Ethan Coen's Quirky View of Hell BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Tackles ALMOST AN EVENING, Ethan Coen's Quirky View of Hell
by Peter Nason - September 13, 2015

Jonelle Meyer, Owen Robertson and Jordan Foote save the day with their performances in this trio of one act plays by half of the famed Coen Brothers.... (more...)
BWW Review: AND A WORLD TO CARRY ON: LAURA NYRO REMEMBERED at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: AND A WORLD TO CARRY ON: LAURA NYRO REMEMBERED at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - August 23, 2015

Erica Garraffa is spellbinding as the brilliant and unique singer-songwriter responsible for some the best songs of the Sixties and Seventies.... (more...)
BWW Review: Gen Y's Florida Premiere of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is 'So Very' and So Much More BWW Review: Gen Y's Florida Premiere of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is 'So Very' and So Much More
by Matt Tamanini - August 17, 2015

There is something killer going on in Orlando's theatre scene, and I mean that in the best possible way. Since debuting with a production of CABARET in January, Gen Y Productions has staged thrilling Florida premieres of two of New York's most buzzed-about new works, a risky proposition for a theatr... (more...)
BWW Review: A PECULIAR CROSSROADS: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND ART OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR at the Silver Meteor Gallery BWW Review: A PECULIAR CROSSROADS: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND ART OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR at the Silver Meteor Gallery
by Peter Nason - August 14, 2015

Betty-Jane Parks brilliantly inhabits the role of Flannery O'Connor in a brief, but memorable one-woman show.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at Camp IDS Musical Theatre BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at Camp IDS Musical Theatre
by Peter Nason - July 27, 2015

Mary Olive Gauthier leads a talented group of actors in this wonderful retelling of the iconic Sondheim musical...with a twist.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stephen Adly Guirgis' THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT at Stageworks BWW Reviews: Stephen Adly Guirgis' THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - July 18, 2015

Down and dirty and poetic at the same time, TMFWTH is funny, edgy and extremely smart.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Ken Ferrigni's OCCUPATION at Jobsite Theater BWW Reviews: Ken Ferrigni's OCCUPATION at Jobsite Theater
by Peter Nason - July 12, 2015

If you like your humor like coffee-purists like their java--extremely black--then this show is for you.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at MAD Theatre of Tampa BWW Reviews: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at MAD Theatre of Tampa
by Peter Nason - June 13, 2015

Great cast and amazing vocals from the fine folks at Mad Theatre; too bad the script and the score are not worthy of their talent.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Incredible Paul Potenza & Angela Bond in Jobsite's ANNAPURNA BWW Reviews: Incredible Paul Potenza & Angela Bond in Jobsite's ANNAPURNA
by Peter Nason - May 19, 2015

Only four chances left to see this Jobsite winner which showcases the finest local performances of the year thus far.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - An Enchanting Love Story For All Ages BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - An Enchanting Love Story For All Ages
by Jimmy Ferraro - May 07, 2015

"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" is a musical treat for the entire family!... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge
by Peter Nason - March 07, 2015

A production so incredible you forget it's a high school show.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Let Your Freak Flag Fly with SHREK THE MUSICAL at Corbett IDS BWW Reviews: Let Your Freak Flag Fly with SHREK THE MUSICAL at Corbett IDS
by Peter Nason - March 07, 2015

Director Seth Travaglino and his wonderful young cast bring the popular musical to life.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY at the Carrollwood Players BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - March 03, 2015

A great set and some strong performances can't save a mundane script and some serious pacing issues.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Opposites Attract in FIRST DATE BWW Reviews: Opposites Attract in FIRST DATE
by Jimmy Ferraro - February 26, 2015

If you want to have a few laughs with a story that takes a contemporary look at dating in 2015, "FIRST DATE" is the new little musical for you!... (more...)
BWW Reviews: W. Paul Wade & Dennis Duggan Shine in TWELVE ANGRY MEN BWW Reviews: W. Paul Wade & Dennis Duggan Shine in TWELVE ANGRY MEN
by Peter Nason - February 23, 2015

Despite some flaws, this is a riveting production with immersion staging that puts us right there in the jury room.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MAD Theatre of Tampa's RENT at the Shimberg Playhouse BWW Reviews: MAD Theatre of Tampa's RENT at the Shimberg Playhouse
by Peter Nason - February 16, 2015

The production is of such high quality that oftentimes we forget that MAD is a community theatre.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Timely BIRDS OF A FEATHER at Stageworks BWW Reviews: Timely BIRDS OF A FEATHER at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - February 01, 2015

It's a light-hearted romp with four actors playing every role. Underneath the sweetness and humor lies a deep, heart-warming view of love and marriage equality.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ON GOLDEN POND at the Carrollwood Players BWW Reviews: ON GOLDEN POND at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - January 24, 2015

A heartfelt, entertaining show from one of the best community theaters in the Tampa area.... (more...)




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