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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By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Mar 4, 2015 – William Goldman wryly, but seriously stated as the theme of his brilliant comic novel The Princess Bride (not his weaker movie) that “life isn’t fair; it’s just fairer than death.” The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical explores in its charming, comical and stealthily touching way how we learn to cope with that truism when much of life seems a winner-take-all competition that most people are certain to “lose” […]
By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Nov 5, 2014 – A legendary Broadway actress coping with debilitating asthma, a wannabe Broadway star with leukemia, an HIV-positive 50-something Log Cabin Republican who has slept with 10,000 or more men, a hippie lesbian who sees auras and angels, her ex-husband (a self-described theater queen who is best friends with the HIV-positive guy) and a dead ballet dancer who is now a ghost, all inhabit the world of POZ. Michael Aman’s […]