Review

FST Brings Drag Queen Glam to Panama City with The Legend of Georgia McBride

This comedy by Matthew Lopez goes for some big laughs, but tries for heart, too.

04/11/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT Goes Mega with Broadway in Black

The show is chock full of hits from a century of music.

03/14/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

In FST's The Play That Goes Wrong, Disaster Delivers Hilarity

The comedy was delayed by Covid-19 issues, but the laughs are worth waiting for.

02/21/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Great Leap Mixes Sports, Politics and Personal Drama

This Lauren Yee play, centered on a crucial basketball game in China, takes the ball and runs with it. It in rotating rep through April 2.

02/17/2022 By Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

Asolo Rep Announces World Premiere Musical Knoxville

The creative team bringing James Agee's A Death in the Family to life includes Frank Galati, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

02/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Rhinoceros: Timely, Terrifying and Entertaining

The Ionesco classic of absurdism gets a rare and welcome staging here.

02/11/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

A Working Class Hero Takes the Stage in Florida Studio Theatre's Doublewide

In Stephen Spotswood's new play, one man's dream of a home faces harsh realities.

08/07/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

World Premiere Beatsville Jazzes at Asolo Rep

The new musical delivers a lot of cool in its take on Roger Corman's Bucket of Blood.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles

Preview

Florida Studio Theatre Summer Season Strikes a Lighter Note

A mix of music, comedy and drama takes over FST's summer stages.

05/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Take a Sneak Peek at Asolo Rep's New Beatsville: The Beatnik Musical

Cast members and show creators took the stage at the Mertz Theatre to introduce this world premiere in the making.

04/11/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Little Foxes Hits All the Right Marks

Lillian Hellman's 1939 play about a greedy Southern family remains relevant and satisfying.

03/27/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Gary W. Sweetman

Review

Review: Manatee Players' Assassins

Tackling tough subject material with this Stephen Sondheim musical.

10/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Alabama Story

Arts editor Kay Kipling on this fact-based play.

04/11/2016 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Disgraced

Arts editor Kay Kipling on the company's production of Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-winning play.

04/06/2016 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's My Name Is Asher Lev

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this adaptation of the Chaim Potok novel.

03/16/2016 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this adaptation of the 1967 film.

03/14/2016 By Kay Kipling

Theater Preview

Florida Studio Theatre Opens Laughing Matters

The latest in FST's lineup helps to celebrate 20 years of cabaret productions.

02/18/2016 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Stupid F---ing Bird

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews Aaron Posner's take on Chekhov.

02/15/2016

Review

Manatee Players' Chess

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this seldom-seen Cold War musical.

02/12/2016 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Outside Mullingar

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this romantic comedy-drama.

02/08/2016 By Kay Kipling