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Here’s where to have a blast this 4th of July in Broward County

Here’s where to have a blast this 4th of July in Broward County

It is that time of year again to oohh and ahh with 4th of July Fireworks. Here are this year’s locations for Broward County           Coral Springs: Enjoy some special moments to remember with family and friends at Mullins Park during this Fourth of July celebration. Food and activities will be available starting at 6 p.m. before the fireworks display at 9 p.m. There is a $3 parking fee. Mullins Park, 10180 NW 29th St. 954-345-2200. […]

O’Neil Delapenha as Iskinder, Kevin A. Walton as Dwight, and Christian Vandepas as Aaron Feldman in Ground Up & Rising’s The Recommendation

The Recommendation Satisfies In Its Subtleties At Ground Up

By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, July 1, 2015 – Miami’s Ground Up & Rising production of Jonathan Caren’s The Recommendation is compelling on so many levels. Yet, what makes it so formidable doesn’t have much to do with the actors on stage; it’s more about what happens in between the lines. Playwright Caren’s engaging script about promises and betrayals, secrets and lies, the privileged and the not-so privileged, and what we all do to get ahead no matter […]

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Sarah Ashley, Molly Anne Ross and Malia Nicolini as The Andrews Sisters in Sisters of Swing / Photo by Dan Kelley

The Andrews Sisters Harmonize Stage Door’s Sisters Of Swing

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 24, 2015 – Harmony. When it’s sung well, a warm visceral sense of well-being and balance missing from much of human interaction just envelops the lucky listeners. The three actresses impersonating The Andrews Sisters in Broward Stage Door’s jukebox bio-musical Sisters of Swing don’t especially look like the real-life trio and when they sing solos, they don’t sound precisely like inimitable tones of Maxene, LaVerne or Patty. But when Sara Ashley, Malia Nicolini […]

Into The Woods already in the woods at Entr’acte Theatrix / Photo Carlo-Rubino Sabusap.

Entr’actre’s Into The Woods Is Appropriate Segue To Performers’ Second Act

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com,June 24, 2015 – At Entr’acte Theatrix’s production of Into The Woods, the special pleasure was watching nascent talent taking unsteady but ever more sure steps in their evolution en route to fully-blossomed professionalism. Certainly, some people sang better than others, some acted better than others. The ambitious lights and sound didn’t always come off with the desired precision. But a full-fledged review of the work running at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Center […]

Mike Westrich as Seymour comforts Amy Miller Brennan as Audrey in front of the human-eating Audrey II (Rick Pena is probably inside) in Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors (Photo by Gemma Bramham)

Go Ahead, Feed The Plants: Slow Burn’s Fine Farewell To Boca

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 19, 2015 – Okay, everybody dies and the world is taken over by human-eating aliens, but Slow Burn Theatre Company’s Little Shop of Horrors delivers a happy ending to its five-year partnership with West Boca Community High School. The once-fledgling, now highly-acclaimed troupe got its first break with low-cost space from the school on the edge of the Everglades in February 2010 when it mounted Bat Boy. Beginning next fall, it will operate […]

20th Summer Shorts Even More Consistently Funny & Poignant

20th Summer Shorts Even More Consistently Funny & Poignant

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 17, 2015 – A nervous air passenger drives an off-duty pilot crazy with her worry about crashing, a Haitian immigrant wrestles with the cost of assimilation, a loving couple is depicted at two stages of their relationship – simultaneously, the new management of a previously buttoned down company seems to prefer employees who are puppets – literally. Intriguing premises are the jumping off points for the nine flights of theatrical whimsy in City […]

Avast ye lubbers! Pirate Festivals invade Florida

Avast ye lubbers! Pirate Festivals invade Florida

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 16, 2015 – Florida was strategically important for the protection of Spanish galleons that plied their way home with precious metals plundered from South America and the Caribbean. Heavily-laden vessels called the plate fleets sailed up the Gulf Stream through the straits that parallel Florida’s Keys, and pirates would prey on the fleets from their hidden sanctuaries in the Keys and along the Florida coast. Hurricanes created additional hazards, sometimes wrecking the ships on the […]

Joel Alexander, Danny Leonard, Daniel Gil and Rebecca Jimenez are Gen Y’ers on the cusp of trouble in Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Leveling Up (Photos by Eileen Suarez)

Gen Y’ers Struggle With Dehumanizing Technology In New Theatre’s Leveling Up

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 14, 2015 – Time and events move today with the speed of thought. When we read the script for Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play Leveling Up about two years ago, the premise seemed like a logical if unlikely extension of reality, satirically exaggerated to make a point and for dramatically enhanced theatricality. Now we’re not so sure. Perhaps the old joke is not so far-fetched that today’s cyber-obsessed gamers with their decade of heightened […]

Casa Valentina Explores The Men Beneath The Pearls And Lipstick

Casa Valentina Explores The Men Beneath The Pearls And Lipstick

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 12, 2015 – To a “straight” audience unfamiliar with transvestism, the most shocking moments in Casa Valentina about men gathering at a Catskills resort to dress in women’s clothes in 1962, the most telling moments occur when men wearing pearls and hosiery utter virulently homophobic sentiments. That’s because one of several takeaways from Harvey Fierstein’s thought-provoking play is that sexuality is not homogenously black or white. What Fierstein depicts is not even a […]

Partners Antonio Amadeo and Alex Alvarez try to cope with judgments of mother Laura Turnbull in Daniel’s Husband  (Photo by Robert Figueroa)

The Power And Pain Of Love In McKeever’s Daniel’s Husband

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 7. 2015 – No matter how serendipitously topical as it sounds, Daniel’s Husband is not so much about gay marriage, or marriage in general, or spousal health provider rights, or troubled childhoods or baggage-laden parental relations, all of which it certainly encompasses. Michael McKeever’s world premiere play at Island City Stage is an indelible and inarguable exhibit that love between human beings is unquantifiably precious and inarguably valid — regardless of sexuality. This […]

“Singing With The Stars” An Extreme Karaoke Event (Video)

“Singing With The Stars” An Extreme Karaoke Event (Video)

By Terri Lynn for EyesOnNews.com, June 6, 2015 – Got talent?  Like to sing? Want to have fun and at the same time help your neighbors? On Friday, June 19, Neighbors 4 Neighbors will be hosting a fun- filled Karaoke event, Singing WithThe Stars, at the Hard Rock Cafe, located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood, Florida. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. “You know them, you watch them and now you get the chance to […]

June 3, 1965 Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go (NASA)

Fifty years of Spacewalks – “A Holy Molly Kind Of Moment”

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 3, 2015 – NASA is celebrating 50 Years of Spacewalks with the release of a 30-minute documentary. One astronaut, Michael Lopez-Alegria summed it up “It was a holy molly kind of moment.”  Here’s some additional info from NASA: “It’s been 50 years since NASA’s first EVA when Ed White went out on Gemini 4. We’ve come a long way.” This NASA documentary celebrates 50 years of extravehicular activity (EVA) or spacewalks that began with […]