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Archive for April, 2008

04/21/2008

Toxic Audio

  Florida Studio Theatre’s Stage III makes a lot of noise with Toxic Audio.   By Kay Kipling   If you’ve ever wondered about the abilities of the human voice to produce all sorts of seemingly impossible sounds, then Toxic Audio, now onstage at Florida Studio Theatre’s Stage III Gompertz Theatre, is for you.   […]

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04/18/2008

The Miamians

  Florida Studio Theatre’s The Miamians aims to deliver a message—but does it play?   By Kay Kipling   The melting pot of America is the topic of playwright Michael McKeever’s latest, The Miamians, onstage at Florida Studio Theatre. It’s a sometimes successful, sometimes unconvincing look at three separate families in an ever-changing Miami.   […]

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04/17/2008

The Underpants

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory production of The Underpants reveals some hidden layers.   By Kay Kipling   Some foreign exports are slower to arrive on our shores than others; while we’ve been watching French and British farces onstage here for decades, it took Steve Martin’s adaptation to bring to our attention the 1911 German play by […]

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04/16/2008

All Shook Up!

  The Manatee Players salute Elvis with the rock ‘n’ roll production, All Shook Up!   By Kay Kipling   Due to the Sarasota Film Festival and a raft of other events, I haven’t been able to make it to the Manatee Players production of All Shook Up! until this week. Now that I have, […]

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04/11/2008

By the Bog of Cats

  Venice Little Theatre’s By the Bog of Cats is an often brooding experience.   By Kay Kipling   Marina Carr’s play By the Bog of Cats, now showing at Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II, is filled with atmosphere, most notably that of the primeval bogs of Ireland, where it’s set, with more than a […]

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04/2/2008

Urinetown, the Musical

  Venice Little Theatre’s Urinetown the Musical may work some low comedy material, but it scores high.   By Kay Kipling   You probably don’t have to have seen Les Miserables, Evita or West Side Story to thoroughly enjoy Urinetown, the Musical, which manages to parody at least those three musicals during its production numbers. […]

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