Kimberly is a marketing professional originally from Seaford, New York. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from Boston University. In 2009, Kimberly moved to Orlando to pursue her dreams of becoming a Shamu trainer, but ended up working at another theme park instead. In her spare time, Kimberly is a regional editor for BroadwayWorld Orlando. When she's not working, she spends time with her boxer-pitbull mix, Colby.
Broadway's longest running musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has a sequel and this week it is in Orlando. With music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, one would hope that the mysteries from the original finally resolve themselves. With every fiber of my being, I wanted to like this show; however, this production left me shaking my head.BWW Review: Central Florida Debut of DADDY LONG LEGS at Winter Park Playhouse November 19, 2017
DADDY LONG LEGS makes its Central Florida debut at Winter Park Playhouse. This charming newish musical is based on a novel by Jean Webster with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. I found the music absolutely stunning. The two-person cast executed the piece beautifully in such a moving way; however, I got hung up on the plot holes and my jaded view of the world. Still, I left thinking, I wish I could see this again, because of the music and cast.BWW Interview: Telling the Story of Theater on the Edge's ORPHANS with Marco DiGeorge November 18, 2017
As we prepare to sit with our families this Thanksgiving, we all experience joy or dread about seeing our relatives. Like it or not, these people are blood - flaws and all. ORPHANS tells the story of two brothers. I had a chance to catch up with director, Marco DiGeorge about Theater on the Edge's latest production.BWW Feature: From Christine to Meg with Mary Michael Patterson of LOVE NEVER DIES November 17, 2017
LOVE NEVER DIES: The Phantom Returns is very high on my list to see. Based off a sequel novel, The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth, LOVE NEVER DIES continues the luxurious love story that will be soon celebrating 30 years on Broadway.BWW Interview: Getting ON YOUR FEET with Nancy Ticotin November 3, 2017
Before Gloria Estefan became a Latin pop superstar, she was a young performer whose family immigrated from Cuba. Gloria's mother, Gloria Fajardo, made her own career sacrifices for her family, which caused strife between her and her daugher. I had a chance to speak with Nancy Ticotin who plays Gloria Fajardo in ON YOUR FEET.BWW Interview: Kaitlyn Harrington on connecting with ELEEMOSYNARY at Rollins College October 27, 2017
Eleemosynary is now a word I use in my daily vocabulary after learning about this play at Rollins College's Fred Stone Theatre. Written by Lee Blessing, it is the story of three strong women with distinct character traits. I had a chance to chat with student director Kaitlyn Harrington about her process and about ELEEMOSYNARY.BWW Interview: UCF's Kyle Laing on OF THEE I SING October 23, 2017
Then there is HAND TO GOD, a play that hit Broadway in 2015 and notably starred Bob Saget for a bit. It's raunchy, it's laugh out loud funny, and it's got a great cast, which makes for a crazy night out.BWW Interview: Getting ON YOUR FEET with Nancy Ticotin October 13, 2017
Before Gloria Estefan became a Latin pop superstar, she was a young performer whose family immigrated from Cuba. Gloria's mother, Gloria Fajardo, made her own career sacrifices for her family, which caused strife between her and her daugher. I had a chance to speak with Nancy Ticotin who plays Gloria Fajardo in ON YOUR FEET.BWW Review: Throwing Back to LIFE COULD BE A DREAM at Winter Park Playhouse September 24, 2017
The Garden Theatre kicks off it's 10th season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. This production features a number of actors who are debuting at the Garden for the first time and a number of returning faces who are all ready to rock. With a familiar story, a famous score, and great live musicians this production should have risen to the top of Garden Theater debuts.BWW Interview: Living in the Moment with Kavin Panmeechao of the KING AND I National Tour September 9, 2017
The first ever New Musical Festival comes to Orlando this week at Winter Park Playhouse. If you've ever wondered where musicals are born, this is how. With the help of arts organizations like Winter Park Playhouse, musical creators can refine their pieces and use it as a stepping stone towards publication. Orlando is quite the creative place and having a new musical festival fits right in. I took a moment to chat with Roy Alan, who serves as the Artistic Director for Winter Park Playhouse about the festival.BWW Review: A Truly ENCHANTED EVENING at Winter Park Playhouse July 30, 2017
If you took almost all your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein songs and put them together into one two hour playlist you'd have SOME ENCHANTED EVENING at Winter Park Playhouse. This combination of hit songs performed by some of Orlando's best voices make for a thoroughly enjoyable night. It's like a Rodgers and Hammerstein playlist without commercials.BWW Review: Kelly Pekar Shines in Mad Cow's SKYLIGHT June 26, 2017
All's fair in love and politics. Maybe that's not the correct saying, but it accurately describes David Hare's SKYLIGHT. Currently playing at Mad Cow Theatre, this play focuses on the complexities of the heart. It is dramatic and thought-provoking enough to leave audiences thinking about the plot days after.BWW Interview: Catching up with Marco DiGeorge about SUPERIOR DONUTS June 11, 2017
This week FINDING NEVERLAND takes the stage as the final show in the 2016 - 2017 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. It's been a great season and next year's promises to be even better. FINDING NEVERLAND started touring in October 2016 after a decent Broadway run.BWW Review: Sign Me Up for MURDER FOR TWO at Winter Park Playhouse June 3, 2017
It's the season of graduations and as high schoolers head off to college, it great to look back on all they've accomplished. Two local theater teens, Jasmine Forsberg and Tony Moreno are moving on to the next steps in their training and theater careers, but before they do they will perform in a Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret. I had a chance to catch up with Jasmine and Tony as they prepare.