Aaron Krause


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  • The Cancellation of Lauren Fein Front Page

    World Premiere at Palm Beach Dramaworks

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 18th, 2024

    Christopher Demos-Brown's suspenseful play, "The Cancellation of Lauren Fein" is experiencing a riveting world premiere production at Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach. The production runs through Feb. 25. Demand for tickets was high, so Palm Beach Dramaworks extended the production of the timely and layered play by a few performances.

  • Barefoot in the Park Front Page

    Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 28th, 2024

    Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts mounted a comical and believable production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park." The production ran through Jan. 28. "Barefoot in the Park" takes place in New York City during the 1960s.

  • The Prisoners Front Page

    Plays of Wilton in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 03rd, 2024

    The Prisoners, a riveting play, entertains and shines a necessary light on unhealthy obsessions. While four performances remain, one of them is sold out. The theater is located in the Ft. Lauderdale suburb of Wilton Manors.

  • The Messenger Front Page

    National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere in Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Dec 16th, 2023

    Palm Beach Dramaworks (PBD) in South Florida is the first stop for "The Messenger" in the National New Play Netwwork Rolling World Premiere Program. A cast of four excels in PBD's production, which runs through Dec. 24. Ultimately, "The Messenger" is about the need to speak out or take action in the face of hatred and violence.

  • The Berlin Diaries Front Page

    Rolling World Premiere at South Florida's Theatre Lab

    By: Aaron Krause - Nov 29th, 2023

    As part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere program, The Berlin Diaries is experiencing its stage debut as an impressive fully-staged production at Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton. "The Berlin Diaries," by Andrea Stolowitz, is not just another Holocaust play. Instead, it has an unorthodox structure and seems almost like a detective story.

  • I Love a Piano Front Page

    Irving Berlin Musical Revue at South Florida's Wick Theatre

    By: Aaron Krause - Oct 31st, 2023

    A stirring production of "I Love a Piano" is playing at Boca Raton's Wick Theatre in South Florida. The production runs through Nov. 12. Triple threat performers and backstage artists shine.

  • Annie on Tour Front Page

    Non-equity tour plays Ft. Lauderdale

    By: Aaron Krause - Oct 13th, 2023

    In a new, non-equity national tour of Annie, the titular character shines bright. Cast is comprised of performers at the top of their game. The Ft. Lauderdale run continues through Oct. 22, before the show heads to Orlando.

  • Sordid Lives Front Page

    A South Florida Collaboration Artbuzz Theatrics and Empire Stage

    By: Aaron Krause - Oct 12th, 2023

    "Sordid Lives," Del Shores' comedy drama from three decades ago, is running through Oct. 22 in Ft. Lauderdale's intimate Empire Stage. The piece is funny, timely, and entertaining. Cast members find the humanity beneath the characters' eccentricities.

  • XOXOLOLA Front Page

    LakehouseRanchDotPng, Is Small Experimental and Absurdist

    By: Aaron Krause - Oct 05th, 2023

    LakehouseRanchDotPng mounted a riveting production of the daring show, XOXOLOLA. The small company in Miami focuses on experimental and absurdist works. LakehouseRanchDotPng just won a Silver Palm Award, recognizing theatrical excellence in South Florida.

  • The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd Front Page

    Theatre Lab in Boca Raton

    By: Aaron Krause - Sep 21st, 2023

    The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd is about a 12-year-old computer genius who convinces her uncle to travel back in time to repair her parents' relationship. A strong Florida Premiere production is running through Oct. 8 at Theatre Lab on Florida Atlantic University's campus in Boca Raton. The play won the 2022 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwrighting Competition at Alliance Theatre, where the world premiere production took place.

  • Five Guys Named Moe Front Page

    MNM Theatre Company in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Sep 12th, 2023

    MNM Theatre Company in West Palm Beach is presenting a vibrant production of the acclaimed musical revue, "Five Guys Named Moe." The production runs through Sept. 24 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. In the show, through music, the titular characters hope to change the life of a drunken man whose wife has left him.

  • Boca Stage Moves Front Page

    Relocates to Larger Space

    By: Aaron Krause - Aug 30th, 2023

    The Delray Beach Playhouse is the new home for Boca Stage in Southeast Florida. Up until recently, Boca Stage mounted its productions in Boca Raton's intimate Sol Theatre. In its new space, Boca Stage will be able to seat more than 140 patrons, compared to 70 at the Sol.

  • Little Montgomery Front Page

    New City Players in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Jul 18th, 2023

    "Little Montgomery" is a touching comic-drama with relevant themes. New City Players' production runs through this Sunday. Performances take place at Island City Stage near Ft. Lauderdale.

  • Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Front Page

    An ArtBuzz Theatrics Production in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Jun 20th, 2023

    "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks" is a touching comedy about an odd couple who share at least one thing in common: their humanity. An impressive production is running through July 3 in the tiny Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale. Stage veterans Larry Buzzeo and Lory Reyes co-star.

  • Soul Doctor Front Page

    One day only nationwide screening upcoming

    By: Aaron Krause - Jun 06th, 2023

    "Soul Doctor," a film about the unlikely relationship between an Orthodox rabbi and a musical/Civil Rights icon, will be shown at movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, June 13. Nina Simone introduced Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach to Soul and Gospel music, which influenced the kind of Jewish music that he composed. Taping of the film took place in Israel five years after the original Broadway production of Soul Doctor opened in New York in 2008.

  • Topdog/Underdog Front Page

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Play at Palm Beach Dramaworks

    By: Aaron Krause - May 30th, 2023

    Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the failure of the Amrerican Dream. A top-notch production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play runs through June 11 at South Florida's Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach. .

  • Tracy Jones Front Page

    National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

    By: Aaron Krause - May 27th, 2023

    The new comedy "Tracy Jones" is running at the Ft. Lauderdale-area's Island City Stage as the last leg of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. "Tracy Jones," by Stephen Kaplan, is about a lonely woman who throws a party for every other woman in her state also named Tracy Jones. The play highlights loneliness and the human need for connection. .

  • New Play Awards Front Page

    ATCA Presents Annual Honors

    By: Aaron Krause - May 09th, 2023

    The 2023 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) New Play Award goes to "the ripple, the wave that carried me home." The 2023 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award goes to Madison Fiedler for her play, "Spay." ATCA also presents citations to Suzan-Lori Parks for her play, "Sally & Tom," and Rebecca Gilman for her piece, "Swing State."

  • One More Yesterday Front Page

    A World Premiere Production in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - May 05th, 2023

    Versatile theater artist Ronnie Larsen's new musical, "One More Yesterday," is running through May 14 in a fine professional world premiere production. "One More Yesterday" is an upbeat show about an aging live theater performer yearning for the spotlight one more time. "One More Yesterday" is a layered show covering many themes.

  • Sweat Front Page

    Main Street Players in Miami Lakes

    By: Aaron Krause - May 03rd, 2023

    Lynn Nottage's drama, "Sweat" serves as a cautionary play about what can happen when unrestrained, explosive emotions flow during especially tense, sensitive times. Main Street Players in Miami Lakes, a professional, nonprofit company, is presenting a stellar production through May 14. "Sweat" takes place during the turbulent 2000s in a blue-collar community in Pennsylvania.

  • Pippin Front Page

    Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Apr 26th, 2023

    Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts near Ft. Lauderdale has mounted an entertaining and energetic production of "Pippin." The 1972 musical is timely more than 50 years after it premiered on Broadway. PPTOPA's production takes place during the 1960's. Setting the show during that time period makes sense.

  • Cry Old Kingdom Front Page

    New City Players Near Ft. Lauderdale

    By: Aaron Krause - Apr 22nd, 2023

    Ft. Lauderdale-based New City Players presents a production of "Cry Old Kingdom." The piece, set during 1960's Haiti, deals with many themes and topics, including art, revolution, and what hope for a better future can look like.

  • Refuge Front Page

    Rolling World Premiere at Theatre Lab in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Apr 12th, 2023

    As part of a rolling world premiere, Refuge is running at Theatre Lab in Boca Raton, Fl. in an intense and believable production through April 23. The production features music, magical realism, and puppets. Refuge is about the migration crisis, but does not deal with politics. Rather, it is a piece brimming with humanity.

  • Steinberg/ ATCA New Play Award Front Page

    2023 Finalists Announced

    By: Aaron Krause - Mar 29th, 2023

    The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has announced the six finalists for the 2023 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. ATCA presents the honor annually. The presentation will take place on May 7 at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, Calif as part of the annual Pacific Playwrights Festival.

  • August: Osage County Front Page

    Palm Beach Dramaworks in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Mar 22nd, 2023

    Palm Beach Dramaworks is poised to perform August: Osage County. The production runs from March 31 thru April 16. Playwright Tracey Letts won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play for August: Osage County. The director and a cast member say that despite its three-plus hours, the play flies by.

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