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Archive for April, 2010

04/29/2010

Jar the Floor

    By Kay Kipling   Jar the Floor, now onstage at Art Center Sarasota, is something of a departure from the rest of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s 2009-10 season. For one thing, it’s not a musical revue; for another, it requires a bit more in the way of a set. And finally, it […]

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04/23/2010

The Who’s Tommy

    By Kay Kipling   For the close of their 2009-10 season, the Players Theatre clearly decided to go out with a bang. We’re talking a full-tilt, mind-blowing, sex-and-drugs-and-rock-n-roll show—in other words, The Who’s Tommy.   Those of us old enough to remember the original rock opera album by the famous band (that was […]

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04/22/2010

Shotgun

    There have been several works on stage and screen dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and there will likely be more. One current sample that should interest theatergoers: John Biguenet’s Shotgun, now playing at Florida Studio Theatre.   The play is part of the National New Play Networks Rolling […]

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04/16/2010

Beast on the Moon

    The last time I saw Richard Kalinoski’s Beast on the Moon was at the Asolo Theater, back in the late 1990s. It’s about time for a revival for this serious play, as evidenced by the current production at Venice Theatre’s Stage II.   While its background is a very disturbing subject—the Armenian genocide […]

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04/15/2010

The Game of Love and Chance

    In choosing plays for the FSU/Asolo Conservatory each season, the company must take into account the educational as well as the entertainment purposes of the plays. Thus the current production, an adaptation of the 18th-century French comedy The Game of Love and Chance by Pierre Marivaux, presents the MFA students the opportunity to […]

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04/14/2010

The Andrews Brothers

    Author Roger Bean has made something of a career of putting together musical revues that hinge on nostalgia for another era. Case in point earlier this season at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre: The Marvelous Wonderettes, which gave us a lot of girl group songs from the ’60s and ’70s. Now onstage at […]

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