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Archive for November, 2006

11/30/2006

The Plexiglass Slipper

    The Asolo’s retelling of the Cinderella story offers a bit of holiday sparkle. By Kay Kipling   Everyone likes a little fun and excitement for the holidays, so it’s understandable that the Asolo Repertory Theatre (www.asolo.org) would choose a new family-oriented musical to fill the holiday slot in their schedule. The Plexiglass Slipper […]

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11/20/2006

Men of Tortuga

An Asolo world premiere is a bitingly funny—and too believable—portrayal of power gone mad..   By Kay Kipling   Even before the action begins in the Asolo Repertory Theatre’s world premiere of Men of Tortuga, there’s something to look at: the gray, silver and black interlocking bars and diagonals that compose the play’s anonymous corporate […]

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11/17/2006

Gypsy and Plaid Tidings

  That’s show biz, folks.   By Kay Kipling   Some people want to be in show business in the worst way. And in two plays currently running locally, that’s just how they get there.   The first is the classic Broadway musical Gypsy, the more or less true story of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s […]

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11/13/2006

Amadeus

  The Asolo opens with a strong production. By Kay Kipling   For a theater critic who’s seen it a number of times before, the question rises: Do we really need another production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus? For audience members, who heartily applauded the opening night of the Asolo’s rendition of this play about the […]

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11/6/2006

The Parisian Woman and Romance

It’s comedies tonight at two area theaters.   By Kay Kipling   Two comedies, very different in style and tone, but alike in how they reflect the state of the world they were written in, are in the theater lineup this week.   First is Henri Becque’s The Parisian Woman, an FSU/Asolo Conservatory production (www.asolo.org) […]

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