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Aaron Krause

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  • Traveling the World in Two or so Hours Front Page

    Long Distance Affair is an Immersive, Intimate Theatrical Experience.

    By: Aaron Krause - May 27th, 2020

    Long Distance Affair zooms you to London, Madrid, Miami, New York, Paris, and Singapore. Take a safe overseas trip without worrying about passports, baggage, or COVID-19. A collaboration between Miami-based Juggerknot Theatre Company and New York's PopUP Theatrics could lead to a dream summer vacation.

  • Steinberg/ATCA Award Winner Announced Front Page

    E.M. Lewis' How the Light Gets In Wins

    By: Aaron Krause - May 14th, 2020

    The Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association 2020 New Play Award award announced. The honor recognizes playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City. E.M. Lewis' How The Light Gets In receives top award. The runners-up are Chandler Hubbard's Animal Control and Lee Edward Colston II's The First Deep Breath. The M. Elizabeth Osborn Award went to Dan McCabe, for his play, The Purists.

  • Live-streamed theater Front Page

    Is it here to stay?

    By: Aaron Krause - May 02nd, 2020

    Los Angeles-based No Pants Theatre Company is one of several founded as a response to the pandemic. The company, as of now, produces only live-streamed productions. Up next for No Pants Theatre Company is a college and university short play festival.

  • Drama Desk Awards Front Page

    The Show Goes On with Annual Ceremony

    By: Aaron Krause - Apr 26th, 2020

    The Drama Desk Award's nominees have been announced. This year's ceremony will take place as a special presentation. The annual event honors outstanding achievement by theater artists.

  • Steinberg/ATCA Finalists Named Front Page

    Lauded New Work in the Spotlight

    By: Aaron Krause - Apr 09th, 2020

    Critics Association's new play committee has picked six finalists for new play award. The top prize is $25,000, while runners-up receive $7,500 each. The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) began honoring new plays since 1977. The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has funded the Steinberg/ATCA honor since 2000. Past honorees have included playwrights such as August Wilson and Arthur Miller.

  • Intimacy Direction/Choreography Front Page

    A Relatively New but Growing Discipline in Theater

    By: Aaron Krause - Apr 04th, 2020

    An Intimacy Director/Choreographer is responsible for creating and setting moments of intimacy onstage in a convincing, safe manner. The relatively new theatrical field of Intimacy Direction/Choreography is growing. Some see the field as vital in a post-pandemic world. South Florida theater companies are among those nationwide employing Intimacy Directors/Choreographers.

  • Tony Awards Postponed Front Page

    Annual Celebration Honors Broadway's Best

    By: Aaron Krause - Mar 26th, 2020

    The Tony Awards show will go on, albeit at a later date, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The CBS broadcast was slated for June 7 this year. Officials have not announced a replacement date.

  • Terrence McNally at 81 Front Page

    Renowned Playwright Succumbs to Coronavirus

    By: Aaron Krause - Mar 25th, 2020

    Prolific playwright Terrence McNally loses his battle with coronavirus. McNally was an American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. The prolific writer also won five Tony Awards.

  • A Chorus Line Front Page

    At Boca Raton's Wick Theatre

    By: Aaron Krause - Mar 16th, 2020

    A Chorus Line's focus on the unheralded is particularly timely when many must make sacrifices. The Wick Theatre's wonderful production is postponed but hopes company officials hope to resume the production soon. Triple threat performers shine in this production.

  • Mean Girls Front Page

    Tina Fey Comedy's National Equity Tour

    By: Aaron Krause - Mar 11th, 2020

    An energetic national equity touring production of Mean Girls is playing in Ft. Lauderdale through March 15. Fires rage across the stage as Regina George bulldozes over the meek. The production features strong work from the cast to the technical folks. Mean Girls the Musical is based on the 2004 film of the same name, both written by Tina Fey of Saturday Night Live.

  • Beauty and the Beast Front Page

    At the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 29th, 2020

    Beauty and the Beast is enchanting, playful, funny and magical at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. The classic Disney musical is timely with messages about tolerance and treating everyone with respect. The show is visual delight, but it also teaches people not to judge people based solely on their external appearances. The production, which is strong despite obviously fake fight scenes, runs through March 8.

  • Skylight in South Florida Front Page

    Popular David Hare Play at Palm Beach Dramaworks

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 25th, 2020

    Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of David Hare's Skylight features terrific performances. Tension emanates from the stage as the character spar on stage. The production continues through March 1.

  • Hamilton On Tour Front Page

    At Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 20th, 2020

    A vibrant equity production of Hamilton invades Miami The show isn't available for school licensing just yet, but it should give student thespians something to look forward to. This production, running through March 15, was sold out on opening night.

  • Samuel Beckett in South Florida Front Page

    Happy Days at Ft. Lauderdale's Thinking Cap Theatre

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 17th, 2020

    Superb acting, technical work combine to create a compelling production of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days at Thinking Cap Theatre. Veteran south Florida performer Karen Stephens shines in the role of Winnie.

  • Groundhog Day: The Musical Front Page

    A Co-Production in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 05th, 2020

    Groundhog Day is a meaty, moving and humorous story on stage. A shining Slow Burn Theatre Company/Broward Center for the Performing Arts co-production runs through Feb. 16. An ingenious, symbolic set design are among the strong production values. A talented cast shines in this convincing, vivacious production. The stage musical is based on the 1993 film starring Bill Murray as Phil Connors.

  • Evita in South Florida Front Page

    At The Wick Theatre In Boca Raton

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 01st, 2020

    The Wick Theatre presents a powerhouse production of Evita. Triple-threat performers and Behind-the Scenes crew shine. The production runs through Feb. 23 in Boca Raton.

  • Ordinary Americans Front Page

    World Premiere Co-Production Of Dramedy in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 20th, 2020

    Ordinary Americans is a timely and relatable play about an early television sitcom which aired during the McCarthy era. Joseph McDonough's piece is world premiering in a strong co-production by GableStage and Palm Beach Dramaworks. The comedy-drama continues through Feb. 16 at GableStage, following a run at Dramaworks.

  • Equity Tour of Aladdin Front Page

    Disney Musical Stops In Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 18th, 2020

    A national equity tour of Aladdin features spectacle and substance. Aladdin continues to enthrall with its magic and visuals. The Disney show is making stops in Florida.

  • American Son Front Page

    Riveting Drama by Christopher Demos-Brown in Miami

    By: Aaron Krause - Jan 13th, 2020

    American Son is a gripping tragedy about race in America today. Chistopher Demos-Brown's piece is a multi-faceted play in which marital, paternal and racial conflicts collide. A quartet of actors present impressively natural performances. American Son runs through Jan. 26 in Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center.

  • Villainous Company Front Page

    Suspenseful Play at South Florida's Primal Forces

    By: Aaron Krause - Dec 23rd, 2019

    Boca Raton-based Primal Forces presents a riveting production of Villainous Company. Three actresses thrive in their roles. The characters aren't quite whom they claim to be in Victor L. Cahn's suspensful play.

  • A Christmas Story: The Musical Front Page

    Stage Adaptation Of Beloved Film in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Dec 20th, 2019

    The professional, non-profit, regional Slow Burn Theatre Company is staging a rousing production of A Christmas Story: The Musical. The Ft. Lauderdale company's production runs through Dec, 29. A top-notch cast delivers as triple threats.

  • Everything Is Super Great Front Page

    World Premiere Of Comic-Drama In South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Dec 16th, 2019

    Everything is Super Great is a touching and relatable comic-drama. Stephen Brown's new play is receiving a co-world premiere production at Florida Atlantic University's professional company, Theatre Lab. The production runs through Sunday and features strong acting. The play might remind some of Terrence McNally, with its focus on themes such as the power of art and the importance of human connection.

  • The Music Man Front Page

    Meredith Willson Classic in South Florida.

    By: Aaron Krause - Dec 02nd, 2019

    The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton is mesmerizing folks with its production of The Music Man. This mounting features vivacious dancing, credible, energetic performances and solid design. The show runs through Dec. 28 and features the largest cast in The Wick's history. Broadway actor John Tartaglia stars as "Professor" Harold Hill.

  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum Front Page

    Classic Sondheim Musical in South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Nov 25th, 2019

    A highly physical and playful production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is on stage at MNM Theatre Company. The West Palm Beach-based nonprofit company features equity and non-equity Florida actors. Cast members shine in their roles, but the sound system needs improvement. The production runs through Dec. 8 in a South Florida theater season featuring several Sondheim works.

  • West Side Story Front Page

    Classic Musical In South Florida

    By: Aaron Krause - Nov 23rd, 2019

    Broadway in Broward series kicks off strong with a heartfelt production of West Side Story. Broadway Palm's inaugural series production features talented triple threat performers. The production runs through Dec. 1.

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