Emily Yorgey is an avid arts fan from Southwest Florida. She recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing. Before entering her final two years of college, Emily trained for 14 years in several different styles of dance at local studios. She now enjoys attending as many local dance and theatre performances as possible.
MY FAIR LADY at Broadway Palm was an incredibly delightful, very lovely--or should I say Loverly--production. Broadway Palm has once again brought a classic story to life on their stage, and they did a spectacular job (as they always do!). From the gorgeous costumes, to the fun musical numbers, to the funny, heartwarming storyline, this is not a show to be missed.BWW Feature: MARY POPPINS at North Fort Myers High School April 14, 2018
If you are looking for a wonderfully well-done, dark and layered storyline, with some very fun and slightly scandalous musical numbers, I highly recommend Florida Rep's CABARET. CABARET is a very popular, well-known musical for a reason, and Florida Rep's version of it is outstanding. Get your tickets to see this fantastic show before they are gone!BWW Review: SCAPINO at Gulfshore Playhouse is Fresh and Fun! March 12, 2018
Florida Repertory Theatre always manages to bring an inspiring sense of wonder to their stage through their productions, and they proved this again with THE MIRACLE WORKER. They brought together the well-known, classic true story of Helen Keller and her teacher, phenomenally talented actors, a beautiful set and costumes, and, with a little bit of their Florida Rep magic, created a show that is not to be missed.BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broadway Palm is Fabulously Fun! February 17, 2018
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre never fails to transport you to another world with their productions, and MAMMA MIA! is no exception. From the familiar storyline of MAMMA MIA! and songs of ABBA, to the fun costumes and choreography, this show is one of the best productions Broadway Palm has brought to Southwest Florida.BWW Review: NIGHT AND DAY at Florida Rep is Delightfully De-Lovely! February 2, 2018
I absolutely recommend you see NIGHT AND DAY before it leaves Southwest Florida; this show is most definitely going places, and I promise that you do not want to miss the opportunity to say that you saw it premiere at Florida Rep first. Between the fantastic singing, acting, and dancing, the beautiful costumes and set, and the beloved classic music by Cole Porter, I guarantee this show has something for everyone.BWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at Florida Rep is Clever and Comical! January 24, 2018
HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES was absolutely one of the best shows I've seen at Florida Rep. From the brilliant acting, to the hilarious storyline, to the uniqueness of how the Fosters and Phillips' lives were portrayed on the stage this is not a show to be missed. I highly recommend seeing HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES if you're looking for an afternoon or evening full of smart humor and fantastic, lighthearted entertainment.BWW Review: THE PRICE at Gulfshore Playhouse January 19, 2018
If you are looking for a more low-key play that makes you think about the conflicts between obligation, desires, time, and money, THE PRICE is absolutely for you. Gulfshore Playhouse manages to bring to life a complex, compelling show that many people will be able to learn something from. Every aspect of this production was thought out very well, and I encourage you to see it if you are interested in experiencing an intense night of theatre.BWW Review: CHICAGO Razzle Dazzles The Audience at Broadway Palm! January 7, 2018
Florida Repertory Theatre's production of THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO was an absolutely charming show. There were many funny, lighthearted moments throughout the show, but there was also a good amount of tension between characters, due to differences in their faith. It was a unique and very beautifully done romantic comedy.BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at Cultural Park Theater November 29, 2017
Broadway Palm's production of A CHRISTMAS STORY is absolutely one of their best shows yet. It is a heartwarming tale; a classic story many people know and love to watch around Christmas time. Infamous quotes, like 'you'll shoot your eye out,' and well-known objects, like the leg lamp and the bunny onesie Ralphie wears, are taken from the film and made into a fantastic musical production.BWW Review: LEADING LADIES at Gulfshore Playhouse is Wonderfully Witty! November 12, 2017
Gulfshore Playhouse's LEADING LADIES is absolutely the show to see if you want a fun, entertaining, and unique night of theatre. The acting was fantastic, the jokes were precise and perfectly delivered, and the story, written by Ken Ludwig, has easily become one of my new favorites. I highly suggest seeing it if you get the chance; it is well worth it, and I promise you will have a time full of laughter and enjoyment in the two hours that LEADING LADIES plays out. You really don't want to miss this one.BWW Review: SYLVIA at Florida Repertory Theatre is Doggone Delightful! October 28, 2017
If you have ever wondered what your dog would say if they could talk, SYLVIA is absolutely the show for you. And even if you don't have a dog or other kind of pet, I guarantee you'll still appreciate the humor, wit, and charm of Florida Rep's production of SYLVIA.BWW Review: PIPPIN at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is Magical! October 17, 2017
A couple of days before Hurricane Irma hit Florida--and more specifically, hit the Ft. Myers/Naples, FL region of BroadwayWorld--I was grooving along to Broadway Palm's production of GROOVIN': THE 60'S & 70'S MUSICAL. It was the most fun, perfect production to see mid-hurricane anxiety and though the hurricane is over now, this show is definitely worth seeing if you're looking for an entertaining, throwback-filled afternoon or evening.BWW Review: SISTER ACT at The Naples Players is 'Fabulous, Baby!' July 7, 2017
Raise your voice! SISTER ACT at The Naples Players is 'Fabulous, Baby!' A skillful cast and entertaining musical numbers make this production absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend seeing this production if you want a fun, lively, heartwarming evening (or afternoon).