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By Online Staff On Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Sally Field Shines in “Doris”

By Skip Sheffield Sally Field, we like you, we really like you. Even at age 69 we still like you. Sally has a role tailor-made for her in “Hello, My Name is Doris.” The original story is by Laura Terruso with More...

By Online Staff On Saturday, February 13th, 2016

“How To Be Single” Not Just Another Chick Flick

By Skip Sheffield What, another chick flick rom-com? Yes, that describes “How to Be Single.”  However, this movie has a not-so-secret secret weapon in Rebel Wilson, who plays a variation on her devil-may-care More...

By Online Staff On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Quiet Waters Park Time-Travels to 16th Century for Renaissance Festival

By Skip Sheffield I joust you not. But if it’s jousting you want to see, come to the 24th annual Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. The Festival opens Saturday, Feb. 13 and More...

By Online Staff On Thursday, February 11th, 2016

“Unlikely Heroes” a Remarkable Debut Play

By Skip Sheffield From out of nowhere comes playwright Charles Gluck mounting his first play in a full-fledged production continuing through Feb. 21 at the black box theater of Mizner Park Cultural Center. Dr. Charles More...

By Online Staff On Sunday, February 7th, 2016

“Hail Caesar” is “Trumbo” as a Comedy

By Skip Sheffield “Hail Caesar” is the Coen brothers comical answer to the ultra-serious “Trumbo.” Set in the early 1950s, “Hail Caesar” is a story-within-a-story that spoofs Hollywood of the fading More...

By Online Staff On Saturday, February 6th, 2016
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Weep Along With “The Choice”

By Skip Sheffield Nicholas Sparks has become a wealthy man writing weepy romances. “The Letter” was the first to be adapted to the screen. “The Choice” is the latest, and it is a lot like those that preceded More...

By Online Staff On Friday, February 5th, 2016
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The Artistic Challenge of “Reborning”

By Skip Sheffield “Reborning” does not mean born again. The crux of Zayd Dohrn’s challenging, fascinating, disturbing psychological play is more about the power of creation, both human and artistic. “Reborning” More...

By Online Staff On Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Wacky, Irreverent “Book of Mormon” Charms at Broward Center

By Skip Sheffield What a wacky, irreverent, dirty and ultimately wonderful musical “The Book of Mormon” is. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park” and Robert Lopez of “Avenue Q,” it continues More...

By Online Staff On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

“Fines Hours” No Masterpiece but a Stirring Tribute to US Coast Guard

By Skip Sheffield The U.S. Coast Guard is the oldest branch of American military service, dating to 1790. It is my favorite service because its primary purpose is to save people, not kill them. “The Finest Hours” More...

By Online Staff On Sunday, January 31st, 2016

“Violet” a Lovely, Sad, Ultimately Hopeful Musical

By Skip Sheffield “Violet” is a sad and lovely musical presented through Feb. 7 in the Amaturo Theatre of Broward Center for the Arts. Based on the book “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts, “Violet” More...