Friday, June 6, 2008

New Theatre Blog!

There are now TWO blogs covering the South Florida Theatre Scene; this one, and Theatre Row.

Theatre Row started back in April, but had 11 posts up in May, which is better than two posts a week.

So far, the Theatre Row seems to publish mostly promotional material about shows gleaned from the websites of their various producers. I did something similar for awhile, but found it took a lot more time than I had available for the activity. I pared it down to the weekly "The Scene" posts, which is a recap of shows in the press instead of extensive blurbs about each show. They describe the shows in detail, and have complete cast lists for many shows. It's nice that someone has the time for the fuller approach at Theatre Row.
I do have two nitpicks:
  1. They have a soundtrack going; not exactly office friendly. If there's a way to mute it, I couldn't find it.
  2. They don't have any active links in any of the articles. This is the internet; you should be able to click on a link to visit the page of the theatre or production in question.
But those are minor issues; it's a new undertaking, and I'm sure they're still developing the site.
I wish them the best of luck: there's lots of theatre to cover. It's nice to know there's someone else out there. So for your convenience, they've been added to the sidebar; clicking on an article title takes you directly to their blog.
Break a leg, Theatre Row!


  1. They must have taken your comment to heart. There doesn't appear to be any music on the site anymore.

  2. Indeed, they now have a post up that acknowledges that they have taken my advice to heart.