By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to SouthFloridaReporter.com,June 24, 2015 – At Entr’acte Theatrix’s production of Into The Woods, the special pleasure was watching nascent talent taking unsteady but ever more sure steps in their evolution en route to fully-blossomed professionalism.
Certainly, some people sang better than others, some acted better than others. The ambitious lights and sound didn’t always come off with the desired precision.
But a full-fledged review of the work running at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Center for the Arts wouldn’t be quite fair. Entr’acte is specifically designed as a hothouse for budding but talented thespians, most in or just out of college, and no one connected to the company expects the highly-polished experience found at, say, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
“Yes, it’s uneven,” founder and executive producer Vicki Halmos, said without the topic being raised, but grinning with pride after opening night. “This all has to do with talent and work ethic. It’s a launching pad.”