Fort Lauderdale Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - November 13, 2017

The talent in this production of Love Never Dies is unquestionably top-notch, and both of the leads truly seem to be pouring 110% of themselves into their performances - unquestionably focused and committed to each other, to the moment, and to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Reminds Audiences to Fly with a Smile BWW Reviews: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Reminds Audiences to Fly with a Smile
by Trevor Durham - November 12, 2017

Patrick Fitzwater brings us a world made of faith, trust, and pixie dust in his rendering of Peter and the Starcatcher, the side-splitting show Peter of a hundred heart-warming grins taking flight.... (more...)
BWW Review: LIZZIE THE MUSICAL at Thinking Cap BWW Review: LIZZIE THE MUSICAL at Thinking Cap
by Roger Martin - November 02, 2017

The cast performs with a precision remarkable in a brawling rock and roll musical... (more...)
BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at THE WICK THEATRE BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at THE WICK THEATRE
by John Lariviere - October 29, 2017

The Wick Theatre's production of The Drowsy Chaperone is a pleasant musical theatre romp featuring music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. The fantastic nature of the characters coming to life as Man in Chair tells the tale of his most beloved mus... (more...)
BWW Review: LIZZIE: THE MUSICAL at Thinking Cap Theatre BWW Review: LIZZIE: THE MUSICAL at Thinking Cap Theatre
by John Lariviere - October 29, 2017

Thinking Cap Theatre presents a raucous, rock retelling of the tale of alleged axe murderess Lizzie Borden, with Lizzie: the Musical. Written in the style of Riot Girl, the musical features music by Steven Cheslik DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Tim Maner and Steven Cheslik DeMayer, and b... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Vibrant TARZAN at Slow Burn Swings High BWW Reviews: Vibrant TARZAN at Slow Burn Swings High
by Trevor Durham - October 22, 2017

Fitzwater's Tarzan follows his first Disney hit, last year's sell-out Hunchback of Notre Dame, with more visual enrichment and performative wonder than the choir-led musical extravaganza, but nonetheless finds its way into hearts to sneak its creeping vines and take root.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - October 20, 2017

Networks Presentations LLC presents The Sound of Music, featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The musical was adapted into an Academy Award winning film in 1965 starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. It is this belov... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GOOD GIRL at Primal Forces BWW Review: THE GOOD GIRL at Primal Forces
by John Lariviere - October 18, 2017

If you miss (theater at) Arts Garage, we're back! We're back with a vengeance says Primal Forces producer Keith Garsson. Garsson established a reputation for bringing provocative, little known plays to Arts Garage in Delray Beach for a season and a half, before the theatre program was abruptly ... (more...)
BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Stage Door Theatre BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Stage Door Theatre
by John Lariviere - October 08, 2017

Stage Door Theatre presents the musical Saturday Night Fever featuring music and lyrics by the Bee Gees, and a book by Nan Knighton (in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas, and Robert Stigwood). The musical is based on both Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article 'Tribal Rites of the... (more...)
BWW Review: SHORTS GONE WILD 5 at City Theatre And Island City Stage BWW Review: SHORTS GONE WILD 5 at City Theatre And Island City Stage
by John Lariviere - August 27, 2017

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present Shorts Gone Wild 5. This all-new production marks the fifth season of South Florida's hottest LGBT-themed short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities... (more...)
BWW Review: TRUE WEST  at NEW CITY PLAYERS BWW Review: TRUE WEST at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - August 24, 2017

This New City Players production of True West will be appearing at The Vanguard through August 27, 2017. The Vanguard is located at 1501 S. Andrews Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.... (more...)
BWW Review: 1984 at Outré Theatre Company BWW Review: 1984 at Outré Theatre Company
by John Lariviere - July 19, 2017

The Outre Theatre Company presents the first production of its 2017/18 season, George Orwell's 1984, in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center. The play 1984 is based on George Orwell's dystopian novel published in 1949. In 2005 the novel was chosen by Time magazine as on... (more...)
BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at NEW CITY PLAYERS BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - July 09, 2017

New City Players presents the comedy Twelfth Night (also known as What You Will) by William Shakespeare published in his 1623 First Folio. The first recorded performance was on February 2, 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the year's calendar. The play expands on plot elements d... (more...)
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - June 25, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Across America production of the musical Finding Neverland featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kenned, and a book by James Graham. The musical stage adaptation is inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by A... (more...)
BWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND at Empire Stage BWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND at Empire Stage
by John Lariviere - June 25, 2017

Direct from NYC, Empire Stage presents the South Florida premiere of Thank You For Being a Friend - A Golden Girls Musical Parody, written and directed by Nick Brennan. This new musical is a parody of the classic 1980's Television sitcom, The Golden Girls.... (more...)
BWW Review: PROOF at NEW CITY PLAYERS BWW Review: PROOF at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - June 04, 2017

Oh, the traits and tendencies we inherit from our parents: Height, eye and hair color, athletic ability, intelligence, a pleasant singing voice, a distinctive laugh, diabetes . . . mental instability! That is in perplexing subject at hand in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn. ... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - May 21, 2017

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. Aft... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's AIDA is Perfection Written in the Stars BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's AIDA is Perfection Written in the Stars
by Trevor Durham - April 22, 2017

Slow Burn's AIDA will change your life and move your heart along the Nile, thanks to the phenomenal cast and masterful technical work.... (more...)
BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at The Wick Theatre BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at The Wick Theatre
by Roger Martin - April 07, 2017

There's a lovely presentation of a beloved old musical at Boca Raton's Wick Theatre... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's BIG RIVER is A Joyous Musical Ride BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's BIG RIVER is A Joyous Musical Ride
by Trevor Durham - March 19, 2017

Fitzwater has finally gotten his chance to deliver Big River, a production dazzling in its music and performances, showcasing a wild range of talents that give this American musical the most American feel a show could hope for.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at Arsht Center - It's a Love Fest for Carole King BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at Arsht Center - It's a Love Fest for Carole King
by Roger Martin - February 17, 2017

the homage to singer songwriter Carole King, and there were whistles, woo hoos and woots... (more...)
BWW Review: Slow Burn's TITANIC a Haunting, Soulful Dirge BWW Review: Slow Burn's TITANIC a Haunting, Soulful Dirge
by Trevor Durham - January 28, 2017

Director Patrick Fitzwater has grasped the drama of the cold, dark tale to present an almost operatic tragedy and a roaring score only he could wrestle onto the stage.... (more...)