A comedic salute to the Bard works beautifully in “Shakespeare In Love”

ORLANDO — Finding a way to deliver Shakespeare to mainstream audiences has been a intriguing artistic challenge over the years, particularly for filmmakers, who have come up with some unique ways to convince a television audience to get off the couch and head to the movies — to see Shakespeare!… Continue reading

The Shakes’ “It’s a Wonderful Life” sweeps us back to the 1940s

ORLANDO — The production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” now playing at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater isn’t really about the 1946 Frank Capra movie that starred Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, the savings and loan executive who sacrifices his dreams to help his neighbors, and eventually learns he’s much richer… Continue reading

Review: Teens presenting a superb version of “The Diary of Anne Frank”

OVIEDO — There’s a tendency among us “serious” community theater folks to shun high school productions, perhaps with the mistaken impression that it’s going to be something quaint, thoroughly unprofessional, and valued mainly by parents cheering on their teens. You know how us highbrow types don’t have time for that.… Continue reading

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