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Berry Ayers and Jeffery Kin in the Players' Lend Me a Tenor.
September 2014

The Players’ Lend Me a Tenor

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this Ken Ludwig hit comedy.

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Bill Shideler, Knowles and Drivas tapping away.
September 2014

Manatee Players’ Dames at Sea

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this light-hearted spoof of early Hollywood musicals.

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Ricardo Graziano, Jessica Cohen and Alex Harrison. photo by Frank Atura
August 2014

Sarasota Ballet’s The Secret Garden

Arts editor Kay Kipling on the world premiere of this ballet based on the classic book.

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Brian Kleinschmidt and Sarah Cassidy in the Manatee Players' Tarzan.
August 2014

The Manatee Players’ Tarzan

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this high-flying production of the Disney musical.

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Stephenson and Morsey in Collected Stories. Photo by Maria Lyle Photography
August 2014

Banyan Theater’s Collected Stories

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this production of Donald Margulies’ two-character play.

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Cassandra Small and Kimberly Webb in The Sty of the Blind Pig. Photo by Gary W. Sweetman
July 2014

Banyan Theater Company’s The Sty of the Blind Pig

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this seldom-seen play, set in 1955.

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Susan Greenhill in FST's Becoming Dr. Ruth.
June 2014

FST’s Becoming Dr. Ruth

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this one-woman show about the famous sex therapist.

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Lauren Wood, Peter  Thomasson, Conrad Feininger and Charlie Kevin. Photo by Gary W. Sweetman
June 2014

Banyan Theater Company’s The Price

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews Arthur Miller’s compelling family drama.

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Mark Delavan, Marc Kudisch and Jeff Mattsey in Asolo Rep's Baritones UnBound. photo by Gary W. Sweetman
June 2014

Asolo Rep’s Baritones UnBound

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this salute to the baritone voice.

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Brian Sears and Laurie Veldheer as Hero and Jane.
May 2014

Asolo Rep’s Hero: The Musical

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this new show by Aaron Thielen and Michael Mahler.

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