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Archive for December, 2008

12/12/2008

Little Women

Revisiting a family classic with Little Women at the Players Theatre.   By Kay Kipling   Whenever you produce a literary classic for the stage, you run the risk of not meeting the expectations of the loyal reader. And with such a beloved piece as Little Women, which so many of us remember from frequent […]

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12/12/2008

Opus

Behind the scenes with a string quartet in Florida Studio Theatre’s Opus.   By Kay Kipling   It’s not every day that you see a cast onstage where everyone seems ideal for their roles, but such is the happy case with Florida Studio Theatre’s Opus.   This Michael Hollinger play about a well-known string quartet […]

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12/6/2008

This Wonderful Life

 A beloved film takes to the stage with the Asolo Rep’s This Wonderful Life. By Kay Kipling. Who, you might wonder, would have the chutzpah to tackle presenting a live, one-man stage show of the holiday classic film It’s A Wonderful Life? Well, it would have to be someone with a lot of stamina, a […]

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12/5/2008

Willy Wonka

 WIlly Wonka is back in time for the holidays, at the Manatee Players.   By Kay Kipling   Everyone likes a little something sweet over the holidays, and Willy Wonka, now onstage at the Manatee Players, is just that—like sampling a bonbon or two after a satisfying meal, especially if you go with a young […]

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12/1/2008

La Cage aux Folles

Mixing dress-up and domesticity in the Golden Apple’s La Cage aux Folles.   By Kay Kipling   Auntie Mame, Dolly Levi and Zaza/Albin—composer Jerry Herman is nothing if not consistent in his devotion to women who know how to make an entrance. And once the tapping transvestites who open up La Cage aux Folles with the […]

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