The roar of the audience's appreciation at the curtain call still rings loudly in my ear. Although I alternated between laughing and crying while watching the national tour of COME FROM AWAY at the Adrienne Arsht Center, what I remember feeling once the curtain came down was joy. I may have discover... (more...)
Set on the stoops of the Bronx in the socially turbulent 1960s a young man, Calogero, is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he would love to be. As he grows into a teenager on the streets of the Bronx, Calogero "C" gets taken under the wing of neighborhood mobster Sonny. Despite the... (more...)
Summer has arrived in South Florida, and that means three things: schools are closed, temperatures are in the 90's and City Theatre has opened its annual Summer Shorts Festival at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts' Carnival Studio Theater. This year's Summer Shorts (City Theatre's 24... (more...)
Disney's The Lion King at the Adrienne Arsht Center was packed with excitement even before the first song was sung. People flocked to the Arsht Center because of what a Disney musical promises: larger than life characters, lavish costumes, out of this world set design and stories we adore. The Lion ... (more...)
Harlowe may be a play about listening to the sounds of silence, but it speaks loudly about the grieving process and how it affects people in different ways. By watching this play, one can learn how to truly listen in the thick, muted quiet of water.... (more...)
God, I love Lincoln Road. And nope, I am not a tourist. Even though I have lived in Miami my whole life, I still get a thrill of walking down Lincoln Road people watching: girls in barely-there outfits with thongs exposed, men with chains heavy enough to weigh them down walking dogs who are dressed ... (more...)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a cult classic. People who love this musical don't just love the musical, they LOVE the musical. I, myself, have had a long time love affair with Sondheim's work. Stephen Sondheim has changed the American musical forever. As I sat in the audience on ... (more...)
Well, Hockadoo! Memphis at the Actors' Playhouse was FANTASTICAL! Memphis was so fantastical that you can 'stick it in your gas tank and it will make your car run…you can rub it all over your head and watch your hair grow back… it's so good your nagging wife will shut up; your kids will stop screami... (more...)
Jeremy Jordan in concert was like meeting up with an old friend for coffee. An incredibly talented, handsome and funny friend… His ease and comfort in the delivery of small conversations with his equally talented and witty music director, Benjamin Rauhala, was refreshing. It felt honest and intimate... (more...)
Previously, Slow Burn Theatre Company thrilled audiences with its stirring production of Jekyll and Hyde. However, Slow Burn recently opened the more cheerful and family-friendly You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown in the Broward Center's intimate Abdo New River Room.... (more...)
"I Am Wild About You" Pie. My cheeks hurt. Yes, you read that right. My cheeks hurt from smiling. Well, I should explain that my cheeks hurt from smiling, I have been craving pie all day (Key Lime Pie, if you must know) and I have been singing "Sugar, Butter, Flour" in a nonstop loop since watching ... (more...)
A quiet night watching a movie with my husband after the girls are asleep.
A trip to the nail salon for an afternoon of pampering.
A book so good that you rather lose sleep then set it down.
A Sunday afternoon spent enjoying the day instead of dreading the week.
Things worth living for…I... (more...)
The Broward Stage Door Theatre is slowly but steadily growing into its new Lauderhill home. The Producers is a show that can challenge any major regional theatre with its performance and technical demands. The Stage Door has taken on said challenge with grace. Throughout the show's month-long run, a... (more...)
With Valentine's Day around the corner, there are several fun events in South Florida that will help you feel the love. Whether you are taking your Valentine or going solo, these shows can be the perfect treat for your sweetheart (or yourself).... (more...)
Primal Forces' Having Our Say brings two talented South Florida actresses together in a beautifully-staged production. Audiences will resonate with the play's themes of optimism, the value of family, and what it truly means to fight for justice.... (more...)
My grandparents story, one I have heard many times, is etched into my heart. As a third generation Cuban American living in Miami, Florida, as soon as we start to crawl, you are listening to Cuban music, eating your grandmother's potage (a stew of lentil beans and rice) and hearing about the good ol... (more...)
And as a farewell to the old farm, they're running that paean to the Catskills, 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do'. And of course it's all about love, this revue of Neil Sedaka's 18 finest, set at Esther's Paradise Resort.... (more...)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch has kick stepped its way onto the Pompano Beach Cultural Center stage, with innovative emotional drives and unbelievable passions behind the two starring performers, which director Skye Whitcomb bond in a tirade of pained punk sincerity.... (more...)
Since its debut on Broadway in 1959, GYPSY has been hailed as one of the most perfect examples of the musical theatre artform. From the lush score of Jule Styne to the inventive lyrics of a young Stephen Sondheim to the funny- and ultimately heartbreaking- book by Arthur Laurents, it is hard to find... (more...)
The culmination of coast to coast minds, razor sharp wit, and star-power of the cast, makes Mister Act a smash hit of drag talent that hopefully is the first of many LRI/Peaches Christ productions.... (more...)
This Primal Forces production of Communion is in the intimate setting of Empire Stage. The set and the costumes are effective and clean. The direction is surprisingly sensitive from a company that prides itself on cutting-edge shock value. The writing is intelligent, the subject matter is thought-p... (more...)
Do not be confused by the title. This musical fairy tale is not based on the 1980s Olivia Newton John movie Xanadu. However, author Tim Acito did purposely reference the film in his title because he hoped to emulate that same feeling of sweetness and magic. Like Olivia Newton Johns' character in Xan... (more...)