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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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BWW Review: Prepare Ye the Way for GODSPELL at Florida Repertory Theatre!

Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education program’s Conservatory production of GODSPELL, directed by Kody C Jones, brings to life this classic musical parable in a fresh, modern way. GODSPELL is loosely based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, and it was fun to see Florida Rep’s interpretation of the show. They added many current references, jokes,…
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2’s Review: Enjoy ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ under the stars

he Golden Age of Radio is playing underneath the stars and nothing could be more fitting than to see it come to life in the historic river district of Downtown Fort Myers. The Florida Repertory is presenting It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play in their new outdoor socially distanced venue. The show will transport you…
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BWW Review: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Florida Repertory Theatre

Celebrate the holidays with a safe, socially distant outdoor show at Florida Rep! by Emily Yorgey Dec. 5, 2020   Florida Repertory Theatre’s outdoor production of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY brings a holiday classic to life in a very fun way. Co-directed by Education Director Kody C Jones and Assistant Education Director Christina DeCarlo, this show…
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Photo Flash: GOLDEN Golden Age Musical Revue Kicks Off Florida Rep’s Outdoor Series!

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of “Golden: A Tribute to the Golden Age of Musical Theatre” in its new outdoor theatre venue. Performances are Nov. 18-22 and Nov. 24 and 25. All performances begin at 7 PM. Attendance is limited in the new outdoor venue which is situated on Edwards Drive and Jackson…
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