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BWW Review: Ned Averill-Snell Stands Out in Jobsite Theater's Fine Production of Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE BWW Review: Ned Averill-Snell Stands Out in Jobsite Theater's Fine Production of Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE
by Peter Nason - May 22, 2017

Averill-Snell's performance is dizzying in its brilliant unpredictability. The show is, too.... (more...)
BWW Review: TMI - LIVE RADIO SHOW OF DECADE'S PAST DEBUTS at Urban Phoenix BWW Review: TMI - LIVE RADIO SHOW OF DECADE'S PAST DEBUTS at Urban Phoenix
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 14, 2017

TMI - LIVE RADIO SHOW OF DECADE'S PAST DEBUTS at Urban Phoenix to laughter, groans, and more laugher.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE NEXT CHARLES…. DICKENS OR MANSON at Crowbar BWW Review: THE NEXT CHARLES…. DICKENS OR MANSON at Crowbar
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 13, 2017

A timely and dark reflection on a school shooting, 47 REASONS TO LIVE will not leave you like some performances do. It will cause the reflections, the discussions, the remembrances of over 200 school shootings since 2013 and pose the question, how do we fix a broken child.... (more...)
BWW Review: A Fun Stageworks Journey to AVENUE Q BWW Review: A Fun Stageworks Journey to AVENUE Q
by Peter Nason - May 11, 2017

Funny and serious, cynical and heartwarming at the same time, it's extremely enjoyable but offers nothing new or revelatory.... (more...)
BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE IS DARK NEUROTIC COMEDY at West Coast Players BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE IS DARK NEUROTIC COMEDY at West Coast Players
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - April 29, 2017

ANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE IS DARK NEUROTIC COMEDY at West Coast Players about regrets and the road not taken.... (more...)
BWW Review:  TRAILER PARK TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS  at Show Palace Dinner Theatre BWW Review: TRAILER PARK TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS at Show Palace Dinner Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - April 16, 2017

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is expertly directed by Matthew Belopavlovich and Steven Jones, also the choreographer. Matty Colonna, who also plays Duke, is the music director. This show is a triple win for the three men.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BIANCA DEL RIO Keeps Hilarious Rolodex of Hate Spinning BWW Reviews: BIANCA DEL RIO Keeps Hilarious Rolodex of Hate Spinning
by Trevor Durham - April 10, 2017

Drag queen phenomenon Bianca Del Rio spent nearly two hours exploring her infamous 'rolodex of hate' to Tampa's receptive crowd, still managing to shock and surprise in her tour's final legs.... (more...)
BWW Review: VIOLA DAVIS SLAYED DRAGONS  at University Of South Florida Sun Dome BWW Review: VIOLA DAVIS SLAYED DRAGONS at University Of South Florida Sun Dome
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - April 05, 2017

Tony, Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress Viola Davis revealed how she learned to accept her past and become comfortable in her own skin of the Sun Dome for the student-run University Lecture Series, the centerpiece of its annual USF Week with over 3,500 guests... (more...)
BWW Review: Brian Beach & Cody Carlson Rock the New Tampa Players' Production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR BWW Review: Brian Beach & Cody Carlson Rock the New Tampa Players' Production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Peter Nason - April 03, 2017

The incredible, lively performances, especially among the show's leads, should not be missed.... (more...)
BWW Review: Heavenly Performance of JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT  at Dreamhouse Theatre BWW Review: Heavenly Performance of JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Dreamhouse Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - April 01, 2017

Through JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, I was very happy to visit ancient Egypt and experience this family-friendly show with catchy numbers at Dreamhouse Theater that just - simply put- leaves you feeling good.... (more...)
BWW Review: IT GETS BETTER SHARES MESSAGE OF HOPE at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: IT GETS BETTER SHARES MESSAGE OF HOPE at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - March 27, 2017

On March 24 in Ferguson Hall at the Straz, by the talents of The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Art, through it gets better I experienced the heartbreak of it all. I was taken on an emotional rollercoaster of anguish and so... (more...)
BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - March 27, 2017

Join the party and be prepared to be entertained and moved, especially by Silvestri's brilliant turn as Albin/Zaza.... (more...)
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...)