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REVIEW: ‘Do This’ paean to mother’s devotion, despair

REVIEW: ‘Do This’ paean to mother’s devotion, despair The Gulfshore Playhouse production of “Do This,” which runs through Jan. 28, is actually the play’s world premiere, one proposed to Founding Artistic Director Kristen Coury by Broadway producer Ken Davenport (“Spring Awakening,” “The Visit”). As such it was being fussed over even last week in preview...

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‘Do This’ details dilemmas facing autistic child’s mom

‘Do This’ details dilemmas facing autistic child’s mom ‘Do This’ takes on the array of autism treatments, theories In these times, the problem may not be finding advice. The problem may be there’s too much of it. A flood of counsel threatens to carry away the mother of a child with autism depicted in Karen Siff Exkorn’s...

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Getting ready to ‘Do This’

Getting ready to ‘Do This’ GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE’S WORLD PREmiere of “Do This” opens Jan. 7 at The Norris Center and is the third world premiere the professional company has mounted in its 12-year history. What’s most compelling about a world premiere is that it can’t be compared to anything else. The audience experiences a new...

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Carmen Cusack Will Star in World Premiere of Do This

Carmen Cusack Will Star in World Premiere of Do This   Carmen Cusack, who was Tony-nominated last season for her performance in the new musical Bright Star, will star in Gulfshore Playhouse’s upcoming production of Karen Siff Exkorn’s Do This, which will play the Florida venue January 7-28, 2017, in Naples, FL.

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Just My Cup of Tea: My Fair Lady

Just my cup of tea: Gulfshore Playhouse’s version of ‘My Fair Lady’ Long anticipated, “My Fair Lady” has finally opened at Gulfshore Playhouse, the company’s first musical in nine years. And it’s cause for celebration, because the production is, in a word, stupendous.

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Tighter focus ‘Fair Lady’ can still be ‘Loverly’ Two pianos and a cast of eight tell ‘Enry ‘Iggins to ‘Just you wait!’ “My Fair Lady” rams a jackhammer into class distinction — is there really that much of one between enormous egos of Alfred Doolittle and Henry Higgins? — in a musically immortal way. The...

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My Fair Lady

GET YE TO GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE   On my critic’s scale of 1-10, this was an absolute 12.  It was a flawless, totally absorbing and unique version of one of Broadway’s finest achievements. I urge you to get your tickets fast.  This will be a sell out.

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Review: ‘Constellations’

Review: ‘Constellations’ explores ‘what-ifs’ of life Gulfshore Playhouse deserves high praise for beginning its 2016-17 season with such a creative, thought-provoking drama. Eastwood Norris and Nickell brilliantly command the stage, which actually juts out into the audience compared to previous Playhouse productions. The actor and actress with British accents flawlessly create something magical in the...

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Constellations

‘Constellations’ collide in Gulfshore drama Cody Nickell admits he and his wife, Kate Eastwood Norris, thought they were walking into a gimme after slogging through a summer of Shakespeare when they accepted the boy-meets-girl roles in “Constellations” at Gulfshore Playhouse.