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Archive for February, 2013

02/25/2013

Theater Review: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

By Kay Kipling There’s a little bit of a family reunion feeling to the Manatee Players’ A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and a bittersweet one at that, as it’s the final production to be presented in the theater troupe’s longtime home at downtown Bradenton’s Riverfront Theater. (The long-awaited new theater, […]

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02/25/2013

Theater Review: Soul Crooners 2

When it comes to presenting musical revues, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has it down to a formula: Kick off the evening with lots of energy and keep it coming, pack the show with hits most people in the audience will remember and sway along to, and oh, yes—have the cast members sing directly to the […]

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02/22/2013

Theater Review: “Stop Kiss”

By Kay Kipling Part of the purpose of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s MFA training program is to prepare its students for all types of acting and all types of roles, which sometimes requires them to portray characters quite a bit older than they are. That can be a challenge for them and interesting for the audience, […]

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02/15/2013

Theater Review: 9 to 5

Eve Caballero, Nancy Denton, Alana Opie and George Naylor.   Despite its impressive pedigree—the very popular 1980 film that inspired it—9 to 5 the Musical didn’t get a lot of respect from New York critics when it played on Broadway in 2009. That’s probably not too surprising; this show, with music and lyrics by the […]

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02/4/2013

Theater Review: Florida Studio Theatre’s “The Columnist”

By Kay Kipling Depending on your age and your interest in politics, you may or may not remember the name Joseph Alsop—the real-life title character of Florida Studio Theatre’s current production, The Columnist, by David Auburn. For years he was a feared and much-followed journalist whose column was syndicated widely, and he wielded significant power […]

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