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La Traviata | Florida Grand Opera

Giuseppe Verdi’s wildly popular, splendidly tragic and sumptuously opulent “La Traviata” closes Florida Grand Opera’s 72nd season with performances scheduled at the Arsht Center and

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For its last production of the season, Minnesota Opera (a Knight Arts grantee) is running an opulent iteration of Puccini’s final opera, “Turandot.” Two sets of lead players are performing in rotation for the show’s one-week run; the matinee I attended featured spinto tenor Scott Piper (as the love-struck, exiled prince Calaf) and sopranos Christie Hageman and Helen […]

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“Charley’s Aunt” is a dude. That’s not letting the cat out of the bag, for knowing that ahead of time neither spoils the fun of the play as performed by Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, nor surprises you, for you’ll have it figured out way in advance of seeing him/her. The play is set […]

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Ever wanted to travel through time? Of those who entertain the idea, some would visit the past to change tragic events or observe history. Others might seek to travel into the future to learn about the advancements of humanity.  Motivations are as varied as the many time-travel stories that exist. Many science fiction writers have […]

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With all the snow on the ground, I’m finding it hard to believe we’ll ever be going outside just in shirtsleeves again— nonetheless, it’s time to start thinking about summer. Indeed, savvy parents of school-aged kids are already deep in the process of cobbling together their plans, aware that spots in many of the plum […]

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The internationally active and conceptually provocative Philadelphia-based Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) graced Drexel University’s Mandell Theater on March 22 and 23 with their spring appearance. Those in attendance were fortunate enough to witness not only the world premiere of “One – Immortal Game” but also a return of the 2011 “Mandala Project,” which served as a […]

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Photo by Philip Groshong for Cincinnati Opera.

“Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places,” recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge grant, is a new three-year program developed by the Florida Grand Opera (FGO) to expose lesser-known operas to the South Florida community by staging them in unorthodox spaces. Thursday night, FGO opens its first performance at The Stage,

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“It’s been a hard year,” said Penumbra Theatre founder Lou Bellamy as he thanked the well-heeled crowd of stalwart supporters and theater fans who turned out for the opening night of “Spunk”  last Thursday. The play they all came to see is a blues-soaked adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s “Three Tales” by George C. Wolfe. […]

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Pioneer Winter | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Dancer and choreographer Pioneer Winter’s first one-man show, “Pie Solo,” opens this Friday, March 15 and runs through March 30 at The Sandbox at the Miami Theater Center. In “Pie Solo,” Winter will explore faith and religion, father-son relationships, sexual identity and the hyper-sexual side of

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“Six Characters in Search of an Author,” playwright Alan Berks’ new adaptation of the Luigi Pirandello’s classic 1921 meta-theatrical “comedy in the making,” opens in a television editing room, mid-season of a hit reality show.  Three competitors-cum-housemates remain in a series called “The Maze;” they’re living in a mansion, completing “challenges” set by the show’s […]

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