Should you ever need to be a lodger in the warm and inviting Brooklyn home of sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster, and you are a male of any age, never admit to being someone without family ties or friends and even more importantly, no matter how delicious the wine is claimed to be, be a teetotaler. ... (more...)
"I hope he does the song."
The 14-year-old at our table in Jaeb Theatre was a huge fan of Jeremy Stoll's interpretation of Panic at the Disco's "This Is Gospel."
In black suit and red tie, Jeremy Stoll came up to the mic with no introduction and launched into "This is the Moment," setting the sta... (more...)
Just in time for Halloween, a sexy, brooding vampire has taken Carrollwood Players Theatre captive. With sound and lighting effects reminiscent of a vintage serial, "Dracula: A Vampire Play," is the story of Count Dracula played with eerie conviction by Michael C de Baca and his three fanged wives (... (more...)
When describing Hat Trick's brilliantly twisted production of Mindgame, the only thought that came to me as the lights faded to black was "what the" and I word I cannot write in print. The manipulation was so intense, yet you don't realize the emotional roller coaster you were on until the last scen... (more...)
Is there a proper way to describe the best worst play ever? If I was in the audience for "The Murder at Haversham Manor," I probably would have walked out. Before the play even began, scenery was falling, the door wouldn't stay closed and the weary stage manager brought out duct tape.... (more...)
To explain the immensely talented ensemble that appeared in Calendar Girls at Powerstories last night, I am going to borrow a quote from Trish Farber as retired teacher Jessie. "I've never had a problem with age, my dear; it only has a problem with me."... (more...)
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...)