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Theater review of "Steel Magnolias" in Boca Raton

Theater review of "Steel Magnolias" in Boca Raton

“Steel Magnolias” at Boca Raton’s Wick Theatre has enough sass and heartache to be called a winner. Directed by Norb Joerder, the estrogen-soaked, 1980s serio-comedy features a cast long on warmth. Joerder holds the reins tightly, steering the show away from sob-fest softness and toward tart and taut territory. For those people who've never seen the 1989 megahit movie version with Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine and Daryl Hannah chewing up the scenery, “Steel Magnolias” centers on a beauty shop in a small parish in Louisiana. The stage version (which first appeared off-Broadway in 1987 and had a revival in...

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