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BWW Review: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL at Florida Repertory Theatre Now playing through May 28!by Elizabeth James May. 25, 2022       

by Elizabeth James May. 25, 2022            SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL is now playing at Florida Repertory Theatre. The production, directed by Assistant Education Director Christina DeCarlo, is one of Florida Rep Education’s Conservatory productions. The storyline follows beloved characters from the SpongeBob cartoon as they face a terrifying event. A volcano is preparing to erupt, which would destroy…
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2’s Review: “The SpongeBob Musical”

by Dave Elias  12:29 PM EDT, Mon May 23, 2022 Joe Dafeldecker / Florida Repertory Theatre FORT MYERS, Fla. — A lot of energy and enthusiasm is gracing the stage at Florida Rep as Theatre Conservatory Presents “The SpongeBob Musical.” The vibrant performance is based on Stephen Hillenburg’s SpongeBob Square Pants Nickelodeon cartoon and it’s filled with…
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2’s Review: A modern spin on ‘Lord of the Flies’

Imagine your plane crashes on a deserted island along with a group of scared teenagers left to fend for themselves. Well you don’t have to do too much imagining if you attended “Lord of the Flies” which played out in the woods of the Calusa Nature Center. The production has been completely reimagined under the…
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BWW Review: LORD OF THE FLIES: THE EXPERIENCE by Florida Rep Education

Playing now at Calusa Nature Center! by Elizabeth James Feb. 17, 2022            Florida Rep Education’s Conservatory production of LORD OF THE FLIES is a new and reimagined take on the well-known story. LORD OF THE FLIES follows a group of students who have survived a plane crash and are finding their own ways to survive in…
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2’S REVIEW: “BULLETPROOF BACKPACK” DELIVERS STARK PORTRAYAL OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Impactful, spine tingling, and significant are feelings that Bulletproof Backpack leave you with as the stage goes dark at the end of the performance. I can’t think of the last show I’ve seen that left the audience so speechless that at times you could hear a pin drop in the Florida…
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BWW Review: BULLETPROOF BACKPACK at Florida Repertory Theatre is Intensely Impactful

The world-premiere production of BULLETPROOF BACKPACK opens at Florida Repertory Theatre today, August 11. It is an intense and important piece about school shootings and the question of “what would you do?” Education Director Kody C Jones conceived and directed this show, with Broadway playwright Eric Coble writing it alongside a team of local Southwest Florida students. It…
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BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS JR. at Florida Repertory Theatre

INTO THE WOODS JR. at Florida Rep tells a shortened version of the stories of the Baker and his wife, Jack and his mom and their cow, Cinderella and Rapunzel and their princes, the Witch, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, and more. This production was so cute. These kids are very talented and…
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BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Florida Repertory Theatre

Florida Repertory Theatre Education’s Conservatory production of INTO THE WOODS by James Lapine puts a twist on a variety of classic fairytales. The first plot line the show follows is the story of a baker (Samuel Pucin) and his wife (Talia Tumminello) as they try to break the curse placed on them by a witch (Sophie Hagan)…
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BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Florida Repertory Theatre

Florida Repertory Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, directed by Bill Kincaid, tells the classic comedic tale of a moonlit night filled with love, confusion, and fairies. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM stars Florida Rep’s 2020/2021 Professional Interns, Patrick Agonito, Nayda Marie Baez, Emily Foley, Sarah Joyce, Matt Kelley, and Micah Weese. They all play various…
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BWW Review: GODSPELL JR. at Florida Repertory Theatre

Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Program not only brought GODSPELL to the stage this season, but also GODSPELL JR. This production, directed by Director Christina DeCarlo, along with Music Director Zeke Bocklage and Choreographer Sarah Drummer, was a lot of fun to watch. Macy Magas plays Jesus, and she did an excellent job. She had a…
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