When starring in a production like Annie, you'd better be a powerhouse. Last night at the opening of New Tampa Players' production of Annie, twelve-year-old Annie Sardouk proved why she was the lead. This young actress sang with vocal power of someone twice her age. To say I was impressed is puttin... (more...)
There's no wonder why Oliver sold out at Carrollwood Cultural Center. Celebrating their 10th anniversary and revisiting the first show that debuted at the center with two of the original actors - Terry Larosa and Kimberly Rostas, MAS Theatre's Oliver was spectacular entertainment.
Under the excep... (more...)
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, the joyous wedding day musical presented by Mad Theatre of Tampa, doesn't have a bad thought in its head. At times we wonder if it has any thought in its head, but rest assured, any thoughts it does have are good. The show contains some of the most mindless fun I've had at any m... (more...)
Young people wanting answers and adults refusing to give them is the theme of Eight 'O Clock Theatre's newest production July 13-22, a dark coming of age tale, Spring Awakening.
Written in 1891 with modern folk-rock music and lyrics applied by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater in 2006, Spring Awakenin... (more...)
When you talk about a musical and its ensemble on the 35-minute drive home, it's one of two things - good or bad. In the case of mad Theatre's It Shoulda Been You, expertly directed by Tony P. Gilkinson, good doesn't do justice to the talent that graced the stage and in the audience on Wednesday nig... (more...)
From the little girls wobbling on plastic dress-up heels and Cinderella costumes outside taking photos with the fairytale princess to youngsters in the audience dressed in their Sunday best, waiting eagerly for the story to begin, Cinderella was a special event for children and adults, alike.... (more...)
Three escapees from an unforgiving hot yoga class, also coined as 'Lucifer's sweatshop,' find themselves becoming unlikely friends in Jones, Hope and Wooten's The Savannah Sipping Society at Early Bird Dinner Theatre. Later joined by a new fourth initially-a-frenemy, the four ladies, transplants to ... (more...)
The premise of Waiting for Godot was simple. Two bums in a desolate landscape. A tree. Odd visitors. The lack of an over-dressed stage, sans an incredible screen for setting sun and luminous moon, made all eyes affixed to the talented actors.... (more...)
Out of the hundreds of submissions received, eight short plays were selected for their Florida debut at Carrollwood Players Theatre's One Act Weekend, May 18-20. Produced by Victoria Richards and David Fraga, One Act Weekend was like going to a taste testing before a wedding. You get to sample a bun... (more...)
If you're expecting dramatic works like Jekyll & Hyde, The Miracle Worker, or The Tempest (though there was some unexpected Shakespeare - 'cause why not), then you didn't read the title on the playbill. This was a 120-minute journey into the unknown... a galaxy far, far away on Starship Boobieprize.... (more...)
The award-winning dancers of Next Generation Ballet (NGB), a pre-professional auditioned dance company will join the ballet dancers from Patel Ballet Conservatory to bring to stage the beloved tale of Cinderella.... (more...)