Category Archives: theater

REVIEW: TARZAN at the Henegar

Joe Horton in the title role in The Henegar’s production of TARZAN The Musical. Photo by Niko Stamos. By KEENAN CARVER Brevard Culture Theater Critic David Henry Hwang’s musical “TARZAN” is open now at The Henegar Center. The stage version, produced by Disney, is adapted from the story “Tarzan of the...

Review: MY FAIR LADY Sensational Hit at Riverside

From left: Kristen Beth Williams, Ed Dixon and James Ludwig in Riverside Theatre’s production of MY FAIR LADY. By PAM HARBAUGH Yes, you can head to New York City to see Broadway’s “My Fair Lady.” But you’ll be hard pressed to find a more energetic, more beautiful and exquisitely directed production...

STEINBERG/ATCA New Play Finalists

By PAM HARBAUGH This year we had a great group of plays in the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Here is a list of those that rose to the top, and from which the winner and two runners up will be chosen. You’ll be hearing about these plays, just...

REVIEW: Cocoa Village Playhouse GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE

From left: Caroline Brown, Angel Santiago, Cathy Moubray in Cocoa Village Playhouse production of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Photo by Jonathan Goforth. By KEENAN CARVER Brevard Culture Theater Critic Cocoa Village Playhouse’s Broadway on Brevard series is back with another astounding show and cast. During the “Prologue,” from...

NEWS from ACTORS THEATER and HUMANA

By PAM HARBAUGH The Actors Theatre of Louisville has a couple of substantive announcements: It has appointed a new artistic director, Robert Barry Fleming, who replaces Les Waters, who brought such artful productions to ATL and its Humana Festival of New American Plays (Mr. Fleming has quite the resume, which you...

TEAM TARZAN has HEART

Corinne Marie and Joe Horton in The Henegar’s production of TARZAN The Musical. Photo by Niko Stamos. By PAM HARBAUGH My heart is full. How could you watch “Tarzan” the stage musical at The Henegar and not get a little verklempt by the sheer love and determination of the cast, crew...

Review: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at Surfside

By KEENAN CARVER Brevard Culture Theatre Critic When looking for musicals to see on a typical weekend, not many titles catch your eye like “THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS” by Carol Hall, Larry L. King, and Peter Masterson. Just as the name alludes, Director Bryan Bergeron gives the audience a...

CVP outta the gate with GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE

From left: Caroline Brown, Angel Santiago, Cathy Moubray in Cocoa Village Playhouse production of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Photo by Jonathan Goforth. By PAM HARBAUGH The Cocoa Village Playhouse opens one of the most challenging, and most funny, new musicals, “A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER.” It...

MAN OF LA MANCHA at TPI

Patrick Ryan Sullivan is Don Quixote/Cervantes in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Titusville Playhouse. Photo by Niko Stamos. By PAM HARBAUGH Dreaming the impossible dream has become rather de rigueur for Titusville Playhouse. Having revisioned itself seven years ago, and now in the midst of bringing an ailing Henegar Center under...

Review: GLORIA at MAD COW

From left: Zack Roundy, Patrick A. Jackson, Jen Chia and Kristin Shirilla in GLORIA at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, FL. Detail of a photo by Tom Hurst. By Keenan Carver Brevard Culture Theater Critic In its quest to produce compelling plays, Mad Cow Theatre brings to its stage the Obie...