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Archive for April, 2013

04/4/2013

Theater Review: Harvey

Those with fond memories of the film version of Harvey, featuring Jimmy Stewart’s indelible performance as Elwood P. Dowd, may or may not have seen Mary Chase’s original stage version, dating from 1944—or at least not in a long time. If they find themselves in a reminiscing frame of mind, they might want to drop […]

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04/3/2013

Theater Review: Venice Theatre’s Crowns

Crowns, a musical version of the popular coffee table book Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in ChurchHats, by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, was adapted by playwright Regina Taylor for the stage a decade ago. (It played some seasons back at Asolo Rep.) And it was successful both in its initial production and in subsequent […]

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04/1/2013

Theater Review: The Game’s Afoot

By Kay Kipling Lovers of Sherlock Holmes (and I count myself as one) can never get enough of the superlative sleuth, even in versions that have little to do with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original. We’re just mad about him. Holmes isn’t really a character in Ken Ludwig’s comedy-murder mystery, The Game’s Afoot, which just […]

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04/1/2013

Theater Review: Miss Saigon

For the cast and crew of the Manatee Players, it must feel a bit like they’ve died and gone to heaven, to open a show—especially one like Miss Saigon—in their brand-new Manatee Performing Arts Center. Seven years or so in the making, the building’s interior boasts so much more space and better equipment and access […]

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