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BWW Reviews: THE SCOTT & PATTI SHOW Crosses the Bridge to Tampa Review BWW Reviews: THE SCOTT & PATTI SHOW Crosses the Bridge to Tampa
by Desiree Fantal - August 18, 2014

Scott and Patti, Florida's only Mother/Son Cabaret Duo, bring fun and flair to Tampa's Stageworks Theatre. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  PETER PAN JR. at Stage West Review BWW Reviews: PETER PAN JR. at Stage West
by Peter Nason - August 10, 2014

Don't come in expecting the Broadway classic; this version is pure Disney. Although the fast moving show doesn't reach the heights of some of Stage West's earlier youth shows, it's perfect for kids. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Magical PIPPIN at Camp IDS Musical Theatre Review BWW Reviews: Magical PIPPIN at Camp IDS Musical Theatre
by Peter Nason - August 03, 2014

Despite some obvious messiness in the production, the cast does a phenomenal job of bringing Stephen Schwartz's Brechtian musical to life. (more...)


BWW Reviews: The World Premiere of COUPLED at the Jimmy Ferraro Studio Theatre Review BWW Reviews: The World Premiere of COUPLED at the Jimmy Ferraro Studio Theatre
by Peter Nason - July 22, 2014

It's a lively, fun, yet moving musical that fits that needed niche between the young marrieds in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and the older "Menopause: The Musical" ladies. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds in NOISES OFF at Carrollwood Players Theatre Review BWW Reviews: Laughter Abounds in NOISES OFF at Carrollwood Players Theatre
by Peter Nason - July 21, 2014

Even with some flaws in the production, the mirth never stops in NOISES OFF. It's marvelous fun. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Jobsite's Inventive INVENTING VAN GOGH at the Shimberg Review BWW Reviews: Jobsite's Inventive INVENTING VAN GOGH at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - July 15, 2014

INVENTING VAN GOGH is a beautifully written and acted time-skipping love letter to art history, an accurate examination of the struggles each artist (not just Van Gogh) faces in the creation of something new, and a mystery in a world that has a hard time telling the difference between what is genuine and what is imagination. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Intriguing INVENTING VAN GOGH at Jobsite Theater Review BWW Reviews: Intriguing INVENTING VAN GOGH at Jobsite Theater
by Desiree Fantal - July 14, 2014

Patrick Stone is a Van Gogh-hating painter suffering from artist's block. He is approached by an unscrupulous art dealer who convinces him into attempting to produce a forgery of Van Gogh's last work - which may or may not actually exist. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Jobsite's RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at the Jaeb Review BWW Reviews: Jobsite's RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at the Jaeb
by Peter Nason - June 23, 2014

What do you do when a production is first rate, when everyone onstage is absolutely stellar, but the forced camp of the script grounds the entire enterprise? (more...)


BWW Reviews: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES - Top of Your 'Must-See' List Review BWW Reviews: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES - Top of Your 'Must-See' List
by Jimmy Ferraro - June 18, 2014

Definitely see "Church Basement Ladies" and this incredible new space. ...the outstanding performances, character bonding and the truths of these four women will resonate. The sold-out audience was enthralled the night I went, appreciative at seeing professional performers shining on a brand new stage. As for the Jimmy Ferraro Studio Theatre, it looks like it will be a New Port Richey touchstone for a long time to come. And with that, we all would like to say to Mr. Ferraro as well as to the cast and crew of "Church Basement Ladies": Welcome home! (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE CEMETERY CLUB - Laughter and Tears Abound, by Guest Reviewer Peter Nason Review BWW Reviews: THE CEMETERY CLUB - Laughter and Tears Abound, by Guest Reviewer Peter Nason
by Jimmy Ferraro - June 18, 2014

"The Cemetery Club" proves why the Carrollwood Players is considered one of the finest community theatres in the area; it does things right. (more...)


BWW Reviews: The AMOROUS AMBASSADOR Keeps Audience Laughing Review BWW Reviews: The AMOROUS AMBASSADOR Keeps Audience Laughing
by Jimmy Ferraro - May 05, 2014

The Carrollwood Players production of 'The AMOROUS AMBASSADOR' keeps the audience laughing. And so if you like a fun-filled 'bedroom farce', Go See 'The AMOROUS AMBASSADOR' and see for yourself what all the laughter is about! (more...)


BWW Reviews: STOMP - An Unforgettable Experience Review BWW Reviews: STOMP - An Unforgettable Experience
by Jimmy Ferraro - May 01, 2014

... let me say this, I give 'STOMP' FIVE STARS! This production is not to be missed! GO EXPERIENCE 'STOMP' for yourself! It is AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE! (more...)


BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS - A Blockbuster Hit Review BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS - A Blockbuster Hit
by Jimmy Ferraro - April 10, 2014

'JERSEY BOYS' is a MUST SEE PRODUCTION! 'JERSEY BOYS' is a BLOCKBUSTER HIT! The opening night crowd screamed and whistled and applauded from the moment the show began. They jumped to their feet for a rousing, well deserved STANDING OVATION! (more...)


BWW Reviews: BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE - Wacky, Over-the-Top Laughs Review BWW Reviews: BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE - Wacky, Over-the-Top Laughs
by Jimmy Ferraro - March 24, 2014

'If you like broad, over-the-top comedy, THIS is the show for YOU!' (more...)


BWW Reviews: EVITA - A New Rendition Review BWW Reviews: EVITA - A New Rendition
by Jimmy Ferraro - March 20, 2014

EVITA won 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical and six Drama Desk Awards. If you never saw a live, production of "EVITA", GO SEE IT! (more...)


BWW Reviews: CRIMES OF THE HEART a Charmer Review BWW Reviews: CRIMES OF THE HEART a Charmer
by Jimmy Ferraro - March 17, 2014

'CRIMES OF THE HEART' is a charmingly good production. GO SEE IT! (more...)


BWW Reviews: SOCIAL SECURITY - A First Rate Production! Review BWW Reviews: SOCIAL SECURITY - A First Rate Production!
by Jimmy Ferraro - February 17, 2014

The audience laughed and giggled throughout the performance. And they weren't the only ones! I joined them, shaking my head and laughing out loud too! And..I've seen the show many times over the years. This is a First Rate Production! BRAVO! (more...)


BWW Reviews: ONCE - A Charming, Romantic Musical Review BWW Reviews: ONCE - A Charming, Romantic Musical
by Jimmy Ferraro - February 13, 2014

The cast is brilliantly talented....Every member acts, sings, dances. AND plays an instrument. And sometimes they do ALL at the same time! BRAVO! The show gives us all hope and promise and a perfect Valentine reminder: 'What can be more important than Love'... GO SEE THIS WONDERFUL SHOW! (more...)


BWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED - A Hilarious, Fairytale Lament Review BWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED - A Hilarious, Fairytale Lament
by Jimmy Ferraro - February 06, 2014

Before I go any further...THEY LOVED IT! They laughed out loud, whistled and cheered from the moment the show began. 'Bravo!', to the cast, musicians, creatives, and crew of 'DISENCHANTED'. I will see this one AGAIN and AGAIN! THIS IS A HIT! (more...)


BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS - A Revusical Spoof Review BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS - A Revusical Spoof
by Jimmy Ferraro - January 17, 2014

And don't be concerned if you 'haven't seen' or 'don't know' all of these musicals, as the selections last only a few minutes and the jokes explain themselves. This is a fun and entertaining, satirical, tribute to Broadway musicals, its stars and creatives. (more...)


BWW Reviews: The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Reaches a New Audience Review BWW Reviews: The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Reaches a New Audience
by Jimmy Ferraro - January 16, 2014

By all means GO SEE THIS PRODUCTION. The voices are amazing! In addition, you may never have another opportunity to experience music of the legendary Gershwins' at their very best, in a multi-award winning production. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Carrollwood Players' WHO MAID WHO? - Naughty, Bawdy, Fun! Review BWW Reviews: Carrollwood Players' WHO MAID WHO? - Naughty, Bawdy, Fun!
by Jimmy Ferraro - January 13, 2014

The audience repeatedly howled with laughter. One patron exclaimed. 'I can't remember when I laughed so hard!' Another patron, (while trying to catch her breath), said 'This is hilarious!' And, LAUGHTER, is precisely how the audience reacted time and time again, at the Carrollwood Players current production of the farce, 'WHO MAID WHO?', by David Lassig. (more...)


BBW Reviews: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - Magical, Dazzling, Timeless Review BBW Reviews: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - Magical, Dazzling, Timeless
by Jimmy Ferraro - December 16, 2013

Well, hold on to your hats, because this production 'IS' SPECTACULAR! It is a Magical, Dazzling, Timeless, and Elegant production! YOU MUST SEE IT, TO BELIEVE IT! 5 STARS!!! (more...)


BWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PLAY Offers New Twist on a Holiday Classic Review BWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PLAY Offers New Twist on a Holiday Classic
by Jimmy Ferraro - December 02, 2013

Carrollwood Players have made their mark in the Tampa Bay Theatre scene, by producing innovative programming and exceptional, quality productions. This remains true with their latest 'gift' to us, with a new twist on a Holiday Classic, (perfect for the entire family), 'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE' - A Live Radio Play. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON - Crude, Rude, Offensive, and Sold Out Review BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON - Crude, Rude, Offensive, and Sold Out
by Jimmy Ferraro - November 16, 2013

The electricity in Carol Morsani Hall, at the Straz Center in Tampa, for the opening performance of the National Tour of 'THE BOOK OF MORMON', was the closest I have experienced here, to the excitement of a Broadway opening night yet! The SOLD-OUT house was simply percolating, in anticipation of the 9 time Tony Award winning musical's Tampa debut. (more...)


 
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