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Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know

There's more to life than pitchforks and sour pusses in Secrets
There's more to life than pitchforks and sour pusses in Secrets

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Written by Douglas Bernstein, Francesca Blumenthal, Michael Brown, Barry Creyton, Lesley Davison, Addy Fieger, Stan Freeman, Dave Frishberg, Murray Grand, Glen Kelly, Jay Leonhart, Denis Markell, and Nick Santa Maria. Inspired by Fodor's Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know by Wendy Perrin. Directed by David Arisco. Musical direction by David Nagy. Starring Cyrilla Baer, Oscar Cheda, Margery Lowe, and Bill Perlach. Musical accompaniment by David Nagy and Horton Nehleber. Through January 2.
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-444-9293.

Indeed the remainder of the Playhouse season is comprised of tame audience-pleasers from years past, from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to The Buddy Holly Story and Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors. This last choice was a mid-'90s hit in London's West End, but none of the three is the sort of work that will attract a new generation of theater fans. (Is it any wonder an innovator like Lily Tomlin couldn't sell tickets for more than one performance during a recent Miami visit?) Since the Playhouse already has people coming through the doors, why not show us something with more bite once in a while? And no, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, slated for the end of the season and based on the now passé Ken Kesey novel, does not count.

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