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BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - March 20, 2017

Pitch-perfect, pitch-black humor and fine performances bring this literal skull-bashing production to life.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LYONS MAKE DYING FUN at West Coast Players BWW Review: THE LYONS MAKE DYING FUN at West Coast Players
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - March 13, 2017

Set in a hospital room, instead of tender moments, a belittling passive-aggressive wife and mother is more interested in changing the living room and moving on with her life, then providing comfort to her dying husband and two grown children.... (more...)
BWW Review:  RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK'S DEBUT IN THE CWP BLACK BOX  at Carrollwood Players Theater BWW Review: RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BACK'S DEBUT IN THE CWP BLACK BOX at Carrollwood Players Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - March 11, 2017

There's no doubt - after laughing on and off for 100 minutes, people will be talking about this show. People will be getting on their cell phones, laptops and computers and Googling 'Belle Barth', searching for YouTube videos of her risque comedy routines. RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL - BELLE BARTH IS BAC... (more...)
BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - March 06, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece is a gorgeous-looking production.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - February 23, 2017

Escape to Sweetgum, Texas for a couple of hours of country-bumpkin fun!... (more...)
BWW Review: A Shakespearean Travesty You Must See at Dreamhouse Theatre BWW Review: A Shakespearean Travesty You Must See at Dreamhouse Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - February 20, 2017

FAITH COUNTY II is 90 minutes of lighthearted, family-friendly silliness as Mineola, Arkansas' Council for Cultural Recognition amateur production of Romeo and Juliet... (more...)
BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - February 20, 2017

Chris Jackson, Derrick Phillips, and Franco Colon are at their brilliant best in this quirky, mesmerizing play, directed with so much heart by David Jenkins.... (more...)
BWW Review: A Standing Ovation for GUYS AND DOLLS at River Ridge High School BWW Review: A Standing Ovation for GUYS AND DOLLS at River Ridge High School
by Peter Nason - February 13, 2017

Beautifully directed and full of life, this high school production of the iconic musical left audiences humming as they exited the theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - January 19, 2017

It's like 'Some Like It Hot' meets 'Nuns on the Run!'... (more...)
BWW Review: Jobsite Theater's LIZZIE: A KILLER ROCK MUSICAL at the Jaeb - It's To Die For! BWW Review: Jobsite Theater's LIZZIE: A KILLER ROCK MUSICAL at the Jaeb - It's To Die For!
by Peter Nason - October 31, 2016

The leading ladies sing their hearts out in this incredibly dark, hard rockin' musical treat.... (more...)
BWW Review: Stageworks Theatre Presents Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY BWW Review: Stageworks Theatre Presents Charles Busch's PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
by Peter Nason - October 17, 2016

Zachary Hines, Matthew McGee & Ricky Cona are the Holy Trinity of Camp in this fun-fun-fun production.... (more...)
BWW Review: The Kids Aren't Alright in SPRING AWAKENING BWW Review: The Kids Aren't Alright in SPRING AWAKENING
by Desiree Fantal - September 13, 2016

When did you learn about sex? How? Who told you about 'the birds and the bees,' 'making a baby,' 'when two people really love one another'? I'm not sure where I picked it up, though I'm fairly certain it wasn't from my parents. The gag reflex rising in my throat even at the thought makes me certain ... (more...)
BWW Review: Carly Mensch's NOW CIRCA THEN at the Silver Meteor Gallery BWW Review: Carly Mensch's NOW CIRCA THEN at the Silver Meteor Gallery
by Peter Nason - August 12, 2016

The talents of Nick Hoop and Marlene Peralta are showcased in this comedy-drama.... (more...)
BWW Review: Multi-Talented Mary Olive Gauthier in CSA's Production of NEXT TO NORMAL BWW Review: Multi-Talented Mary Olive Gauthier in CSA's Production of NEXT TO NORMAL
by Peter Nason - August 08, 2016

Can a group of talented teenagers make this adult musical work?... (more...)
BWW Review: Set & Costumes the Stars of NTP's Production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BWW Review: Set & Costumes the Stars of NTP's Production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Peter Nason - August 01, 2016

A well-done production that is a feast for the eyes.... (more...)
BWW Review: Love and Obligation are at War in TIME STANDS STILL BWW Review: Love and Obligation are at War in TIME STANDS STILL
by Desiree Fantal - July 12, 2016

TIME STANDS STILL is the story of Sarah, a photojournalist injured while covering the war in Iraq, and her boyfriend, James, a foreign correspondent who had left Iraq prior to Sarah's accident. We meet them shortly after Sarah's return from a hospital in Germany, and we quickly learn that there was ... (more...)
BWW Review: Riveting Joanna Sycz in Jobsite Theater's TIME STANDS STILL at the Shimberg Playhouse BWW Review: Riveting Joanna Sycz in Jobsite Theater's TIME STANDS STILL at the Shimberg Playhouse
by Peter Nason - July 11, 2016

A fine cast led by Sycz's haunting portrayal of a photo-journalist brings to life this incisive play.... (more...)
BWW Review: Patel Conservatory's LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION at the TECO Theater BWW Review: Patel Conservatory's LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION at the TECO Theater
by Peter Nason - July 08, 2016

The classic mammoth musical is given a Grade-A treatment by 42 talented students, ages eight to nineteen.... (more...)
BWW Review: Tampa Rep's Brave, Epic Production of Eugene O'Neill's Masterpiece, THE ICEMAN COMETH BWW Review: Tampa Rep's Brave, Epic Production of Eugene O'Neill's Masterpiece, THE ICEMAN COMETH
by Peter Nason - June 28, 2016

Ned Averill-Snell as Hickey brilliantly leads a strong cast in bringing this mammoth show to life.... (more...)
BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa's Edgy CABARET Is More Pertinent Now Than Ever BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa's Edgy CABARET Is More Pertinent Now Than Ever
by Peter Nason - June 19, 2016

Aaron Castle as the Emcee and Lauren Buglioli as Sally Bowles shine in this memorable, devastating show.... (more...)
BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa Presents the Quirky [TITLE OF SHOW] at the Shimberg BWW Review: M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa Presents the Quirky [TITLE OF SHOW] at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - April 04, 2016

M.A.D. likes to push the envelope, and with Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's humorous cult classic, they have gleefully ripped up that envelope and stomped it to the ground.... (more...)
BWW Review: Richard Coppinger Gives One of the Year's Best Performances in INHERIT THE WIND at Stageworks BWW Review: Richard Coppinger Gives One of the Year's Best Performances in INHERIT THE WIND at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - March 21, 2016

Based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, the show's message in our age of Idiocracy is still quite timely.... (more...)
BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Peter Nason - March 07, 2016

A wonderful cast brings to life this Tony Award winner for Best Play.... (more...)
BWW Review: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge BWW Review: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge
by Peter Nason - February 19, 2016

Terri Hatcher D'Onofrio and Diana Rogers shine in this love letter to country music's finest singer.... (more...)
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...)