| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:53 PM
“Sister Act” is a cunning and manipulative musical, slickly constructed with corporate efficiency so that the laughs come precisely every 90 seconds with cool and detached, Disney-esque efficiency.
The Broadway musical whips...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:38 AM
It's now official: When it comes to the fiscal-cliff-diving of New Year’s Eve, there is no place in the country with the crazy range of offerings to rival South Florida.
The tipping point came when the folks at Cameo on South Beach created what...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:27 AM
This is not your mother's "Sister Act."
The mega-successful Whoopi Goldberg movie vehicle from 1992 (and the sequel in 1993) has a whole new get-down-tonight, 1970s vibe for the stage musical "Sister Act the Musical," which is coming to the Broward...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:41 AM
The surprising virtue of Florida Grand Opera's 11th retelling of Verdi's "La Traviata" is that for all the performers singing high E's at the top of their lungs, for all their falling to their knees in sorrow or illness, and for all their oversize...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 12:37 PM
"I can't wait to get to Fort Lauderdale," choreographer Trey McIntyre moans. "I love it so much. I love the beaches. I'm so happy just kayaking and exploring the canals there. I’m so tired of winter weather."
That's because one of the dance world'...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:12 AM
OK, wiseguy, we know what you’re thinking: “Mike Piazza performing with Miami City Ballet? Well, so much for the rumors that he’s gay!” Har-dee-har-har.
But while you’re laughing about it, know that Piazza is laughing, too....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Here's the challenge: Teach Miami City Ballet's classical dancers how to tap-dance like a Broadway hoofer.
Here's the solution: Bring in Palm Beach's Philip Neal.
The former principal dancer at the New York City Ballet is not only Miami City Ballet&...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:44 AM
While South Florida may not be considered a jazz mecca, our region remains an attractive tour stop for many of the jazz world's top practitioners. Following a month that brought brilliant jazz pianists Fred Hersch, Eddie Palmieri and Chick Corea to the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:49 AM
I was wrong.
Having seen a turgid and sluggish production of "The Addams Family" on tour at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center in 2011, I didn't have high hopes for the musical that's now at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center.
I even smugly suggested to my...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:54 AM
In The Addams Family musical, America’s favorite ghoulish clan proves they’re creepier and kookier than ever. I originally saw the show at the Adrienne Arsht Center in 2011. I enjoyed it but the cast and crew currently touring with the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Tift Merritt is the restless sort. You can read it in her lyrics, yearning, deep-rooted narratives about moving around and moving on, often alone. You can hear it in her music, which rests comfortably within many genres without settling for any. And you...