Ft. Myers/Naples Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: PATRIOTIC POPS at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall BWW Review: PATRIOTIC POPS at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
by Fran Thomas - July 15, 2018

Performing arts organizations traditionally close up shop in these parts during the summer. Not so this year. Andrew Kurtz conducted a successful experiment as well as his Gulf Coast Symphony on July 14, 2018, at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.... (more...)
BWW Review: ANNIE at Broadway Palm is Brilliantly Charming! BWW Review: ANNIE at Broadway Palm is Brilliantly Charming!
by Emily Yorgey - June 30, 2018

Broadway Palm's final production of their 25th season, ANNIE, brought to life the popular, heartwarming tale of an orphan girl trying to find her parents.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY at The Off Broadway Palm BWW Review: THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY at The Off Broadway Palm
by Emily Yorgey - June 23, 2018

THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY, playing in Broadway Palm's Off Broadway Palm Theatre, is a delightful tale about four women who transform from strangers to best friends through weekly gatherings on a Savannah verandah. Whether they're dealing with struggles in relationships, work, or simply the side e... (more...)
BWW Review: HUSH UP, SWEET CHARLOTTE at The Laboratory Theater Of Florida is campy fun BWW Review: HUSH UP, SWEET CHARLOTTE at The Laboratory Theater Of Florida is campy fun
by Fran Thomas - June 09, 2018

The set is a decaying plantation. But instead of a delicate Southern belle, the leading 'lady' is a burly man in a towering platinum wig, dressed in pastel pink. Yes, you have entered the tilted world of 'Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte' at The Laboratory Theater.... (more...)
BWW Review: RING OF FIRE at Broadway Palm Has Rhythm! BWW Review: RING OF FIRE at Broadway Palm Has Rhythm!
by Emily Yorgey - May 26, 2018

Broadway Palm's production of RING OF FIRE gives audience members the chance to learn about Johnny Cash's life while listening to over 30 of his iconic songs. At the beginning of the show, the entire cast introduces themselves by saying, "I'm Johnny Cash," and from then on they each take turns telli... (more...)
BWW Review: HEATHERS at Florida Repertory Theatre is 'Big Fun!' BWW Review: HEATHERS at Florida Repertory Theatre is 'Big Fun!'
by Emily Yorgey - May 25, 2018

Florida Rep Education's production of HEATHERS, directed by Kody C. Jones, brought to life the very funny, dramatic, iconic show--and it was 'Beautiful.' HEATHERS is a fun show, absolutely, but it is also very real. It tackles a lot of issues that are prevalent in today's world, such as bullying, te... (more...)
BWW Review: MURDER IN PARADISE at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre BWW Review: MURDER IN PARADISE at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
by Emily Yorgey - May 21, 2018

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre offers a lot of unique, fun theatre experiences to Southwest Florida audiences, and MURDER IN PARADISE was no different in that aspect. It was a hilarious, very interactive show, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP at Gulfshore Playhouse is Hilariously Haunting! BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP at Gulfshore Playhouse is Hilariously Haunting!
by Emily Yorgey - May 07, 2018

Gulfshore Playhouse's production of THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP by Charles Ludlam finishes off their 2017-18 theatre season with a clever, quick, and absolutely hilarious show. It was a mystery, a comedy, a tragedy, and so much more, all in one fantastic Penny Dreadful production.... (more...)
BWW Review: GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH at Florida Rep is Historically Hysterical! BWW Review: GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH at Florida Rep is Historically Hysterical!
by Emily Yorgey - May 01, 2018

Florida Rep's GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEETH, written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Abigail Zealey Bess, will have you laughing and learning in this fabulous world premiere comedy about the New Bunion Historical Society and their struggle to keep their historical museum open.... (more...)
BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Broadway Palm is Loverly! BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Broadway Palm is Loverly!
by Emily Yorgey - April 14, 2018

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 t... (more...)
BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Broadway Palm BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Broadway Palm
by Fran Thomas - April 14, 2018

Men! Can't live with 'em and can't live without 'em. That age-old story unfolds in Broadway Palm's latest production, My Fair Lady.... (more...)
BWW Review: Life is a CABARET at Florida Repertory Theatre! BWW Review: Life is a CABARET at Florida Repertory Theatre!
by Emily Yorgey - March 30, 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 ticke... (more...)
BWW Review: SCAPINO at Gulfshore Playhouse is Fresh and Fun! BWW Review: SCAPINO at Gulfshore Playhouse is Fresh and Fun!
by Emily Yorgey - March 12, 2018

Gulfshore Playhouse's production of SCAPINO, based on Moliere's Scapin, brings an exciting, local twist to a play that is hundreds of years old. The show, adapted by Jeffrey Binder, has something for everyone--humor, romance, scheming, and much, much more.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Pine Island Playhouse BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Pine Island Playhouse
by Fran Thomas - March 11, 2018

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BWW Review: THE MIRACLE WORKER at Florida Rep is Stunningly Inspirational! BWW Review: THE MIRACLE WORKER at Florida Rep is Stunningly Inspirational!
by Emily Yorgey - February 23, 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 beaut... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broadway Palm is Fabulously Fun! BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broadway Palm is Fabulously Fun!
by Emily Yorgey - 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 ... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Broadway Palm BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Broadway Palm
by Fran Thomas - February 17, 2018

In a world filled with #MeToo, it is wonderful to see a show that celebrates female power and friendships. Mamma Mia has two sets of gal pals of different generations who have each others' backs. To reinforce the message, the Prather organization chose Pace Center for Girls as the recipient of its c... (more...)
BWW Review: NIGHT AND DAY at Florida Rep is Delightfully De-Lovely! BWW Review: NIGHT AND DAY at Florida Rep is Delightfully De-Lovely!
by Emily Yorgey - February 02, 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 beautif... (more...)
BWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at Florida Rep is Clever and Comical! BWW Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES at Florida Rep is Clever and Comical!
by Emily Yorgey - 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 OTHE... (more...)
BWW Review: THE PRICE at Gulfshore Playhouse BWW Review: THE PRICE at Gulfshore Playhouse
by Emily Yorgey - 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 aspe... (more...)
BWW Review: CHICAGO Razzle Dazzles The Audience at Broadway Palm! BWW Review: CHICAGO Razzle Dazzles The Audience at Broadway Palm!
by Emily Yorgey - January 07, 2018

Broadway Palm's production of CHICAGO brought one of the most classic, well-known, jazzy musicals to life. From the costumes, to the music, to the acting, singing, and dancing; Broadway Palm sure knows how to Razzle Dazzle the audience, in the best way possible.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Pine Island Playhouse BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Pine Island Playhouse
by Fran Thomas - December 11, 2017

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BWW Review: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Florida Rep is Cheerful and Charming! BWW Review: THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Florida Rep is Cheerful and Charming!
by Emily Yorgey - December 03, 2017

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 beautiful... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at Cultural Park Theater BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at Cultural Park Theater
by Emily Yorgey - November 29, 2017

Cultural Park Theater's production of THE MOUSETRAP, despite clear efforts from the cast and crew to put on a good show, felt a little off.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Broadway Palm Brings Holiday Fun to All! BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Broadway Palm Brings Holiday Fun to All!
by Emily Yorgey - November 26, 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 o... (more...)