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Barnum and The Producers

  Of shows and showmanship with the Asolo Rep’s Barnum and Venice Theatre’s The Producers.   By Kay Kipling   Everybody loves a big, splashy, fast-paced Broadway show, right? One with lots of showgirls, easy humor, colorful costumes and clever choreography? What more could one want?   Well, that’s the question with two current local […]


Nickel and Dimed

  Just getting by in Venice Theatre’s Stage II production of Nickel and Dimed.   By Kay Kipling   Now’s probably a pretty good time to see a show like Nickel and Dimed (currently onstage at Venice Theatre’s Stage II), an adaptation by Joan Holden of Barbara Ehrenreich’s book of the same name about what […]


Wilder! Wilder! Wilder!

  It’s a very theatrical evening with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s Wilder! Wilder! Wilder!.   By Kay Kipling   Thornton Wilder may be best known to many for Our Town and The Matchmaker (along with his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey), but it’s clear from Wilder! Wilder! Wilder!, now showing in an […]