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Archive for December, 2010

12/20/2010

Ain’t Misbehavin’

    Chances are if you’ve lived in Sarasota any time at all, you’ve seen a production of Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical that brings to life the era of 1920s and ’30s Harlem. But that’s no reason not to see it again in its current staging at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s new home […]

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12/13/2010

The 39 Steps

    Alfred Hitchcock meets Monty Python? I don’t know about you, but when I hear a description like that in a theater’s publicity material, I am so there.   The “meeting” takes place in the recent Tony Award-winning hit The 39 Steps, based on the classic 1930s Hitchcock film but freely interpreted, to say […]

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12/6/2010

Oliver!

    Like many people, I have fond memories of the musical Oliver! Unfortunately, I had to rely on them a great deal in order to enjoy the Manatee Players’ current production of the show, which just doesn’t supply the fun, energy or pathos of the original.   Coming off a more successful start of […]

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12/3/2010

Mame

    When the curtain opens on the Players’ current production of Mame, you may be pleasantly surprised by the set, the costumes, and the general splashiness of the scene that introduces us to the free-spirited Mame Dennis—a character we’ve all come to know well over the years. The show boasts good production values, a […]

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