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Emily Yorgey

Emily Yorgey is an avid arts fan from Southwest Florida. She currently works as an event planner and editor in addition to writing regionally for BroadwayWorld. Aside from seeing lots of theatre, her favorite hobbies include baking, trying new restaurants with friends, and blasting various cast recordings in her car. 




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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: Have The Time of Your Life with MAMMA MIA! at Broadway Palm PhotoBWW Review: Have The Time of Your Life with MAMMA MIA! at Broadway Palm
Posted: Oct. 4, 2020


BWW Interview: Kody C Jones, Director of THE LARAMIE PROJECT Virtual Staged Reading b PhotoBWW Interview: Kody C Jones, Director of THE LARAMIE PROJECT Virtual Staged Reading by Florida Rep Education
Posted: Oct. 22, 2020


Upcoming Virtual and In-Person Productions Amid COVID-19 in Southwest Florida PhotoUpcoming Virtual and In-Person Productions Amid COVID-19 in Southwest Florida
Posted: Oct. 15, 2020


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: ALABASTER at Florida Repertory Theatre is Powerful and Poignant PhotoBWW Review: ALABASTER at Florida Repertory Theatre is Powerful and Poignant
Posted: Dec. 21, 2019


BWW Review: NEWSIES at Naples Performing Arts Center Will Give You 'Something to Beli PhotoBWW Review: NEWSIES at Naples Performing Arts Center Will Give You 'Something to Believe In!'
Posted: Dec. 15, 2019


BWW Review: SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN at The Laboratory Theater Of F PhotoBWW Review: SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN at The Laboratory Theater Of Florida
Posted: Nov. 7, 2019


BWW Review: THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION at Gulfshore Playhouse is Sidesplittingly S PhotoBWW Review: THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION at Gulfshore Playhouse is Sidesplittingly Sharp!
Posted: Feb. 23, 2020


BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Will 'Raise You Up!' PhotoBWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Will 'Raise You Up!'
Posted: Feb. 18, 2020


BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Florida Rep is Delightfully Dea PhotoBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Florida Rep is Delightfully Deadly
Posted: Feb. 15, 2020


BWW Review: DEAN MARTIN VARIETY HOUR at Broadway Palm Brings Live Theatre Carefully B PhotoBWW Review: DEAN MARTIN VARIETY HOUR at Broadway Palm Brings Live Theatre Carefully Back to Southwest Florida
Posted: Aug. 24, 2020


BWW Interview: Kody C Jones, Director of THE LARAMIE PROJECT Virtual Staged Reading by Florida Rep Education
October 22, 2020

Florida Repertory Theatre's Education program is performing a staged virtual reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT this Friday, October 23 at 6 PM. It will be broadcast live from their Historic Arcade Theatre Stage. Florida Rep is suggesting donations of $10 for students and $15 for adults to support their Education program. 

Upcoming Virtual and In-Person Productions Amid COVID-19 in Southwest Florida
October 15, 2020

Being in a global pandemic is not fun for anyone, but the theatre industry is especially struggling right now. However, several local SWFL theatres have begun to reopen with safety precautions, and others are turning to online options for theatre entertainment this season.

BWW Review: Have The Time of Your Life with MAMMA MIA! at Broadway Palm
October 4, 2020

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre's production of MAMMA MIA! brings the classic, fun-filled, musical story of Donna Sheridan, her daughter, Sophie, and Sophie's dream to find out who her father is before her wedding to life on stage once again. It is Broadway Palm's number one show of all time, and it was a delight to see it back again at their theatre. 

BWW Review: DEAN MARTIN VARIETY HOUR at Broadway Palm Brings Live Theatre Carefully Back to Southwest Florida
August 24, 2020

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre recently opened their first Main Theatre production since the COVID-19 pandemic began, DEAN MARTIN VARIETY HOUR, which was created, written, directed, and choreographed by Victor Legarreta.

Celebration and Anticipation: A Look at Past and Future Theatre in Naples
June 29, 2020

In an effort to celebrate all of the amazing local theatre Southwest Florida did get to see prior to COVID-19 shutdowns, I reached out to local directors, actors, students, artists, etc., asking if they would answer a couple questions about their experiences with theatre from this past season and what they're most looking forward to next season.

Celebration and Anticipation: A Look at Past and Future Theatre in Fort Myers
June 1, 2020

In an effort to celebrate all of the amazing local theatre Southwest Florida did get to see prior to COVID-19 shutdowns, I reached out to local directors, actors, students, artists, etc., asking if they would answer a couple questions about their experiences with theatre from this past season and what they're most looking forward to next season. 

Florida Rep Education Offering Students Opportunity to Audition for WEST SIDE STORY!
April 14, 2020

Florida Rep's Education program is offering students ages 15-23 a huge opportunity: the chance to audition for a Florida Rep mainstage production next season, WEST SIDE STORY, which will be playing in the Historic Arcade Theatre in November and December. 

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 via Florida Repertory Theatre (Online Stream)
April 6, 2020

Florida Repertory Theatre's production of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, directed by Chris Clavelli, unfortunately never got to open. However, they did film the show and have the video stream of it available to purchase online for your entertainment during this quarantine! 

Local Artists and Theatres Spreading Positivity in The SWFL Arts Community
March 26, 2020

With all theatres in SWFL going dark due to COVID-19, many artists and theatres are finding ways to help out and bring joy to the community, whether that's donating food to people who lost their jobs, having live stream readings of plays on Facebook, sewing medical masks to donate to hospitals, or a number of other things. I wanted to highlight some of the special ways the SWFL arts community has come together to help each other out and bring light to the darkness of this time, so in no particular order, here they are! I will update this post with any additional positive happenings as they appear! 

SWFL Theatre Fundraisers and Donation Info: How You Can Help!
March 24, 2020

With the cancellations of so many shows and events happening at theatres around Southwest Florida, these theatres now need your help more than ever. 

Theatre Closures and Cancellations in Southwest Florida
March 16, 2020

As COVID-19 is spreading in the US and people are urged to stay home and practice social distancing to stop the spread, many theatres in Southwest Florida are closing in an effort to keep their patrons and employees healthy and safe. 

BWW Review: ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID at The Off Broadway Palm
March 15, 2020

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID in Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre's Off Broadway Palm Theatre is the story about four friends who made a commitment to be in each other's weddings, no matter how many they have or how old they are.

BWW Review: EVERY BRILLIANT THING at Florida Repertory Theatre
March 2, 2020

EVERY BRILLIANT THING at Florida Repertory Theatre, directed by Eleanor Holdridge, is a beautiful show about mental health, love, loss, and what makes life brilliant. 

BWW Review: THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION at Gulfshore Playhouse is Sidesplittingly Sharp!
February 23, 2020

THE LADY DEMANDS SATISFACTION at Gulfshore Playhouse, directed by Jeffrey Binder, is a fun tale about dueling and deception. 

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Will 'Raise You Up!'
February 18, 2020

KINKY BOOTS at Broadway Palm, directed by Amy Marie McCleary and choreographed by Chris Kane, tells the story of Charlie Price, his new friend, Lola, and 'The Most Beautiful Thing' in the world, AKA shoes. 

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Florida Rep is Delightfully Deadly
February 15, 2020

Florida Repertory Theatre's production of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, directed by Jason Parrish, tells the story of Monty Navarro, a young man who learns he is part of the D'Ysquith family and is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst; the only problem is, there are 8 other D'Ysquiths in line ahead of him. Things get a bit tricky as Monty decides to, as you can guess from the title of the show, try and murder his way into becoming the Earl.

BWW Feature: 12 VALENTINE'S DAY THEATRE DATE IDEAS in Southwest Florida!
February 7, 2020

There is a lot of fantastic theatre happening in Southwest Florida on Valentine's Day; whether you want to take a significant other, friend, or yourself out for a date night to see some excellent live theatre, here are 12 fun options! Check them out below.

BWW Review: NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse is Full of Flowers and Fun
January 21, 2020

NATIVE GARDENS at Gulfshore Playhouse, directed by Kristen Coury, tells the story of the two couples at war over a property line, a party, and peonies. 

BWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Florida Repertory Theatre is Charmingly Comical!
January 13, 2020

Florida Repertory Theatre's production of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, directed by Florida Rep's Artistic Director, Greg Longenhagen, is a fun rom-com that tells the story of a newlywed couple moving into a new apartment and all the ups and downs of their first couple weeks of marriage.

BWW Interview: Erik Lee Preminger of TOGETHER, WHEREVER WE GO: GYPSY ROSE LEE BY HER SON, ERIK LEE PREMINGER at TheatreZone
January 9, 2020

Erik Lee Preminger, the son of legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee (whose 1957 memoirs inspired the classic musical GYPSY) and film director Otto Preminger, will appear in-person at Naples's Theatrezone on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to present his one-man show about his famous mother (featuring rare home movies, television shows, newsreel footage, a question-and-answer session, and more). He was kind enough to give me and BroadwayWorld readers some insight into his life and his show ahead of the January 15 performance; read below. 



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