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Theater Review: Applause

In the theater, timing is everything. But the timing frequently feels off with the Players’ production of the theater-centered Applause—not so much in the cast’s delivery of their dialogue, as in the sort of no-man’s land time period the piece inhabits. Applause first bowed on Broadway as a star vehicle for Lauren Bacall back in […]


Theater Review: Evita

  Faithful local community theatergoers know the work of actors Steve and Dianne Dawson well; the couple, married in real life, has performed together many times in some memorable productions. Their current collaboration, with director-choreographer Rick Kerby, takes place on the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre stage and brings back to life the controversial historical figure […]