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Archive for November, 2007

11/30/2007

42nd Street

    The Players’ 42nd Street takes a few steps too far.   By Kay Kipling   The Players of Sarasota current production of 42nd Street is a “but” kind of show.   By that I mean that for almost every positive thing one can say about the show, there is a “but” qualifier. For […]

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11/26/2007

Can-Can

KT Curran sparkles in the Golden Apple’s Can-Can.   By Kay Kipling   While it’s hard to beat Cole Porter for lively, sophisticated music and lyrics, the books to some of Porter’s musicals don’t always hold up as well, 50 or 60 years later, as his songs. (Kiss Me, Kate is an exception, but then […]

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11/12/2007

Little Shop of Horrors

  Venice Little Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors feels shopworn.   By Kay Kipling   Little Shop of Horrors has long been a show with “legs,” as they say in the business. The off-Broadway hit breezily adapted from the 1950s low-budget sci-fi movie has been circulating among local theaters for some time now, usually with […]

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11/5/2007

Murder by Poe

  It’s time to chill with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s evening of Edgar Allan Poe.   By Kay Kipling   The cliché of the tortured artist has a firm basis in reality. In painting, one of the prime examples would be Vincent van Gogh; in literature, certainly Edgar Allan Poe qualifies as an icon of pain […]

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11/2/2007

Kimberly Akimbo

  There’s untapped potential in VLT Stage II’s Kimberly Akimbo.   By Kay Kipling   The premise of Kimberly Akimbo is an intriguing one: The daughter in a very dysfunctional family suffers from a form of progeria, a disease that makes her age four-and-a-half times faster than normal. And both playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and this […]

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