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Archive for February, 2007

02/21/2007

The Full Monty

  An engaging production from Venice Little Theatre.   By Kay Kipling   If you didn’t happen to catch The Full Monty in its touring production at Van Wezel some time ago or in a more recent offering at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, Venice Little Theatre is giving you another opportunity to enjoy this […]

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02/20/2007

Permanent Collection

Florida Studio Theatre’s new production starts a provocative discussion.   By Kay Kipling   It’s always a welcome thing when audience members leaving a play find themselves with something to talk about. And there’s plenty to discuss after viewing Florida Studio Theatre’s production of Thomas Gibbons’ Permanent Collection.   Playwright Gibbons (whose Bee-luther-hatchee has also […]

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02/16/2007

Big River

  The Manatee Players take on the adventures of Huckleberry Finn.   By Kay Kipling   Roger Miller’s award-winning musical Big River—relating the seriocomic adventures of one Huckleberry Finn—is in fact a big undertaking for a community theater, with a large-cast requirement and a shift in tone from the usual type of Broadway score to […]

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02/12/2007

A Few Good Men

    This Asolo play is timely but can feel a little overdone.   By Kay Kipling   Most of us are familiar with the motto of the United State Marines Corps, which is “looking for a few good men.” How many remember the Edmund Burke quotation, “All that is necessary for the triumph of […]

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02/9/2007

Fences

By Kay Kipling   The Westcoast Black Theater Troupe successfully tackles an important August Wilson work   The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe moved “uptown” when it relocated this season to the Historic Asolo Theater—hopefully a more permanent home for them after several nomadic earlier seasons. With its current production of August Wilson’s Fences, the company […]

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02/7/2007

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

   The new Searing Wing is spectacular.   By Kay Kipling   With the opening of the new 20,000-square foot Searing Wing at the Ringling Museum, along with two brand-new exhibitions on display within, I can only give you a brief glimpse of everything there is to see there. Bottom line is, you have to […]

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02/6/2007

Circus Sarasota

There’s lots that’s new under the Big Top.   By Kay Kipling   After nine years of performances by Circus Sarasota, you might be forgiven for thinking as you enter the Big Top that there’s really nothing new they can show you. But that illusion was quickly dispelled on opening night, with the first act, […]

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