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Situated near a supermarket, a sports bar, and a bowling alley in a Coral Springs strip mall, the Stage Door enjoys a prime location for the suburban everyman looking to expand his cultural horizons. The theater's repertoire, however, has all the edge of a circle, playing to an elderly demographic that just can't get enough Neil Simon comedies and mothballed Broadway musicals. The venue has two adjacent theaters, a stage for large-scale spectacles, and a smaller black box for intimate plays. Keep an eye on both; every now and then, a compelling piece of musical theater will emerge.
Rumors, a caustic farce from Neil Simon about a dinner party gone very, very awry, was Broward Stage Door's finest hour last season -- a play directed like a choreographed musical, with humor and absurdity brimming from all contours of the stage. At the heart of its Carbonell Award-winning ensemble was Matthew Korinko, who knocked the play's most difficult role out of the park. His character arrived at the dinner party having just suffered a traffic accident that nearly broke his neck,... More »
One of countless survival stories to splinter from the tragic tree of Holocaust fiction, Barbara Lebow's A Shayna Maidel opened off-Broadway in 1985. It has become an enduring testament to perseverance, family, and the horrible reverberations of... More »
If Pollyanna is so saccharine it makes you sick but Oliver Twist is too much of a bummer, consider the orphan antics of Annie. The spunky little ginger embodies the optimism of Pollyanna amidst the dark neglect of Oliver's world and finds a happy... More »
Lend Me a Tenor is a Tony-winning, screwball comedy from the '80s that incorporates tranquilizer and blackface. Let me explain. Legendary tenor Tito Morelli is slated to play Othello in Cleveland. Before the show, his wife mistakes an... More »
The Music Man, Meredith Wilson's 1957 Tony winner about a traveling swindler who ignites a controversy in a fictional Iowa town, is an oddball sort of musical, which is why it's accrued more cult acclaim than many Broadway shows. Its musical... More »