Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Freeline Media Review: “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)”

ORLANDO — If there’s one thing that the holiday production at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater amply proves, it’s that the Christmas season has, for centuries, inspired writers, filmmakers, animators and other storytellers to create their own holiday epic, aimed at happily entrancing audiences into the spirit of the season. If there’s one thing that guides [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”

ORLANDO — The Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s production of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” attempts two very interesting challenges — both, I think, successfully. The first is to take a very literate script (adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson) that manages to [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Phantasmagoria VII: The Cards They Are Dealt.”

ORLANDO — If it’s October, it’s a safe bet that Central Florida will do its best to get people into the Halloween spirit. It’s hard to imagine the month going by without Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, for example, or the availability in Altamonte Springs of A Petrified Forest, the watch-out-behind-you field of marauding [...]

Freeline Media Review: “Party”

ORLANDO — The plot set-up for “Party,” the play now being performed at the Footlight Theatre in Orlando, feels familiar at first, vaguely similar to one of the earlier gay-themed plays, Mart Crowley’s “The Boys In The Band.” Set in the apartment of gay roommates Kevin and Peter, there are drinks, chips and card games [...]

Freeline Media Review: “All Hands on Deck”

WINTER PARK — “All Hands on Deck” is a flashback — a musical review with some very catchy, upbeat songs, many hauntingly romantic ones, some truly corny jokes — all wrapped up in a salute to our nation’s military, our veterans, and to the way that patriotism helps bring all of us together. The show [...]

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