Madelyn Paquette

Culture, Theater

Best local spots to watch theatrical shows

Whether you’re tired of re-watching the same old shows on Netflix, searching for a classier spot for a date night or hunting for something new to do off campus, look no further than Miami’s bustling performing arts scene. With exciting shows happening all the time and the incredible bargain on student tickets, this town has…

Culture, Reviews, Theater

‘Visiting Hours’ poses heavy drama, little depth

The cover of the program for the New Theatre’s production of “Visiting Hours” poses the question: Can parents ever escape the guilt for the sins of their children? It’s a loaded query that set the stage for an evening of heavy familial drama and razor-sharp tension. Unfortunately, the South Florida premiere of David Caudle’s 2012…

Culture, Theater

‘Assassins’ strikes at the American dream with stunning play

In school, we study the presidents and the legacies they leave. But what about those with a darker legacy? For some, the land of opportunity corrupts, and the desire to leave. The Adrienne Arsht Center and Zoetic Stage explored this perversion of the American Dream in their powerful production of “Assassins.” “Assassins” was written by Stephen…

Must-see shows take audience on emotional roller coaster
Culture

Must-see shows take audience on emotional roller coaster

“Making God Laugh” Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” It’s a typically wry quip from the famous director, but nonetheless has a ring of truth to it. The Actors’ Playhouse explored both the humor and pathos in this assertion in its captivating production of “Making God…

Play takes comedy to explore pain
Culture, Theater

Play takes comedy to explore pain

Blue lights fade in, outlining the deer’s profile in vivid silhouette across the top of the theater. Brakes screech. It’s an arresting visual and a significant one; an entire play is built around the aftershocks of these 30 seconds. In a stirring production of “Sons of the Prophet,” GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel explored the…

Small-town classic takes Miami Springs
Culture, Music, Reviews

Small-town classic takes Miami Springs

Two men. Twenty characters. One Texas community bursting with personality, gossip and a touch of satirical insanity. If you’re looking for a light evening full of laughs and wacky antics, there’s no greater town than Tuna. The Pelican Playhouse takes its audiences on a delightful romp through this eccentric locale in its lively production of…

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