Absolutely Extreme

Absolute power corrupts and usually always wins. However, superior physical power does not always dominate in the struggle between two people seemingly unequal in physical prowess. Sometimes, the more resourceful and clever of the two wins. This is the basic plot summary in Extremities by Will Mastrosimone now playing at […]

Extremities

Who Killed Joan Crawford Poster

Crawford, Camp & Oh, a Couple of Murders Too!

It’s hard to be at all critical of a play that has you laughing out loud so much that other theatre goers turn around looking at you aghast. This is the case with Micheal Leed’s new play Who Killed Joan Crawford. The barbs traded among the characters on stage don’t […]


The Jackie Mason Musical at Empire Stage

At its core what makes a musical a worthy and unique form of theatrical expression are good melodies and solid song lyrics . The Jackie Mason Musical currently playing at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale and presented by Ginger Reiter has that in spades. The songs, which Reiter also wrote, are […]

The cast of the Jackie Mason Musical

Steve Grand - All American Boy (photo - Google)

Steve Grand – All American Boy

There was a time in the not so distant past that an musician would burst onto the scene in the form of a single, or maybe a television appearance, or even maybe a demo record that got released. The general public usually had no knowledge of the artist prior to […]


The Consul @ Florida Grand Opera

  This past Saturday Florida Grand Opera opened its final production of its 74th season, Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul. Written in 1950, The Consul was Menotti’s first full length opera and it premiered not at the Met, but down the street at the Ethel Barrymore Theater. It also ran […]

Kara Shay Thomson as Magda Sorel in The Consul (Photo by B. Mazzurco)

Lux Lisbon - Get Some Scars

Lux Lisbon – Get Some Scars

The U.K has always been a hotbed for musical innovation, and thanks to iTunes and its brethren it’s almost become second nature to reach across the world and discover a new artist. Sure there’s a lot of chaff floating around, but occasionally you stumble across a real gem.  Enter a […]


The Daughter of the Regiment

On Saturday March 21st, Palm Beach Opera presented its second performance of Donizetti’s comic opera The Daughter of the Regiment (La Fille du Regiment)  at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. The Daughter of the Regiment  was composed in 1839 by Gaetano Donizetti, with a […]

Bridgette Gan  and Peter Strummer Photo: Madeline Gray)

In the Voice of Our Mothers ( image: GfourProductions.com)

In the Voice of Our Mothers

South Florida theater goers recognize the name Sheri Upbin. She and her company West Boca Theatre have created a name for themselves by presenting high quality, challenging works. GFour productions hit the ground running a few years ago with a couple of little shows called Menopause, The Musical and 2011’s […]


Classic Doctor Who #7 – The Ark in Space

The Ark in Space is probably any New Whovian’s best possible introduction to Tom Baker’s 4th Doctor! One is less likely to be as impressed with Baker’s actual first episode as the Doctor, Robot, which aired just prior to this one (but which Netflix is currently not streaming). Originally airing from […]

Classic Doctor Who: The Ark in Space

Sydney Mancasola

Florida Grand Opera – Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers

  Florida Grand Opera is currently presenting their third offering of their 74th season, Georges Bizet’s 1863 opera Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers). With a libretto by Eugène Corman and Michel Carré, The Pearl Fishers was Bizet’s first major opera, and it predates Carmen (his last and most […]