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Archive for October, 2010

10/24/2010

Rabbit Hole

What happens when a tragic accident leaves a gaping hole in a family’s lives? Once the initial shock and heartbreak have passed, how do you carry on and deal with the grief and loss? That’s the subject matter of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, now playing at Venice Theatre’s Stage II. This is domestic drama (with […]

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10/22/2010

Oklahoma!

    The Players have started their 81st season off on a roll. First came a charming production of The Fantasticks; now the community theater scores again with its mounting of Oklahoma!   It’s proof once more that there’s always life in classic musicals like these, especially when the cast and the director work in […]

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10/17/2010

RIAF, Days 3 and 4

It’s going to be quite a challenge to encapsulate the performances over two days of the Ringling International Arts Festival into one handy summary, but here goes. First up for me on Friday was the John Jasperse Company’s presentation of Magic, Mystery and other mundane events, and somewhat mystifying it was, too. Program notes for […]

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10/15/2010

Ringling International Arts Fest, Day 2

    A festival atmosphere definitely pervaded the grounds of the Ringling Center for the Arts on the second day of the Ringling International Arts Festival, as attendees mingled, chatting about that they had seen and were going to see. At one point, it looked as if the center’s parking lot would overflow and traffic […]

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10/14/2010

Ringling Festival Opening Night

    Hundreds of arts lovers crowded the grounds of the Ringling Museum—and the three theaters there—for the opening of the second annual Ringling International Arts Festival last night.   The evening, and the festival, kicked off with a glass of champagne on the steps leading to the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Then […]

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10/1/2010

The Merry Widow

After making something of a departure over the summer with a production of The Drowsy Chaperone and some evenings of Drag Queen Bingo, the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre returns to more traditional fare with the current show, The Merry Widow.   It’s certainly a durable piece (despite its fluffy, nonsensical plot—or maybe because of it), […]

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