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  • Theater review: "Sordid Lives" at Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: "Sordid Lives" at Theatre Downtown
    People are people, the platitude goes, and in Del Shores' comedy Sordid Lives, we peer into a family similar to many: Sisters squabble, an aunt struggles to quit smoking, a gay son worries about coming out. Oh, there is a gay-transvestite brother locked...
  • Theater review: 'Evil Dead: The Musical' from Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'Evil Dead: The Musical' from Theatre Downtown
    The first thing to know about Theatre Downtown's "Evil Dead: The Musical": There is a splash zone. And, unlike at SeaWorld, this one is for blood. (Plastic ponchos are provided for the squeamish.) After all, this is a musical based on the 1981 Sam Raimi...
  • Theater review: 'The Rocky Horror Show' at Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'The Rocky Horror Show' at Theatre Downtown
    I thought I was prepared for the experience of seeing "The Rocky Horror Show" at a late-night performance on Halloween Eve. The outrageous musical, of course, is known for its audience-participation factor: Those watching call out catchphrases, insults...
  • Theater review: 'A Christmas Carol' from Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'A Christmas Carol' from Theatre Downtown
    It's a haunted holiday season in Central Florida -- why, in the past week alone I've seen a dozen ghosts. That's because I've taken in three performances of "A Christmas Carol" around town. One had a high-tech bent -- and one starred female...
  • Theater review: 'August: Osage County' from Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'August: Osage County' from Theatre Downtown
    In Theatre Downtown's production of the critically acclaimed "August: Osage County," members of the Weston family find they are rarely alone. While marriages disintegrate, someone's straightening up around the corner. While secrets are being spilled,...
  • Review: 'Vampire Lesbians of Sodom' at Theatre Downtown

    Review: 'Vampire Lesbians of Sodom' at Theatre Downtown
    VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM: Watching this show was like seeing an Orlando Fringe Festival production rise from the dead. At about 75 minutes long, Charles Busch's comedy is suitably Fringe-length. Plus you have the men in drag, the campiness of it all, the...
  • Theater review: 'The Crucible' at Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'The Crucible' at Theatre Downtown
    Lies. Gossip. Accusations. Spite. These are the things that live in the shadows of our lives, lurking and waiting to spring forth whenever the ugly side of human nature allows. Theatre Downtown's production of "The Crucible" shines a light on this...
  • Theater review: 'Chicago' from Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'Chicago' from Theatre Downtown
    Eyeing the photos of the smiling actors in Theatre Downtown's production of "Chicago," I was feeling a bit skeptical. How would these young, bright-eyed actors summon up the cold, almost sneering, cynicism needed to effectively tell the tale? "Chicago,"...
  • Clinton Shares NOLA Love, Praise for College-bound Kids

    Clinton Shares NOLA Love, Praise for College-bound Kids
    In a re-vamped theater, the message was about a city's current revival through education. The main messenger used himself as an example. Former President Bill Clinton Thursday night told 37 graduating New Orleans high school seniors he was the first...
  • The year in theater, 2011: Puppets, Witches and Men in Heels

    The year in theater, 2011: Puppets, Witches and Men in Heels
    What? Another year has gone by already? Here are some theater reflections at the end of 2011. •Best scene-stealer: Isn't "Chicago" the story of two women convicts? In Theatre Downtown's production last January, Joel Warren as lawyer Billy Flynn more...
  • Theater review: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' from In the Wings

     Theater review: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' from In the Wings
    Hedwig has pepped up a bit since my last encounter with the East German transsexual. The title character of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" has always been a study in dichotomy: both male and female, both happy and sad. In the In the Wings production of...
  • Theater review: 'Prelude to a Kiss' from Theatre Downtown

    Theater review: 'Prelude to a Kiss' from Theatre Downtown
    "Prelude to a Kiss" is a not-so-old-fashioned love story: Boy meets girl, they fall in love, marry within a few weeks — and then her soul changes places with that of an elderly man. But "Prelude to a Kiss" is more than that: The conceit of the soul...