Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Scene for October 17, 2008

FREEFRACKIN FREELots of things happening this weekend, and a lot of them are FREE. In case you've forgotten, this is the week of Free Theatre. But it's not unlimited - you need to call ahead to save your seats. But with ten different participating productions, you have a good chance of catching a show for free this week.

And if you've missed the FREE show, there's still a lot of plays to see.


The only review as of posting time was Mia Leonin's review of the spanish language play Los acosados(The Harassed) in the Miami Herald.


It's a Trifecta Friday:

Hairspray opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts: but don't wait, it moves on after the Sunday evening performance. This is the launch of a new tour from NETworks. I've had the opportunity to look in on rehearsals: it's worth catching.

Eugene O'Neills classic A Moon For the Misbegotten is the first play of the season at Palm Beach DramaWorks. See Theatre Row's article.

The Promethean Theater kicks off its season with Still the River Runs.

But that's not all, folks; there's more on Saturday:

The GableStage production of November opens. Brandon K. Thorp talks with Joe Adler about it, and other topics. I guess he couldn't be bothered to review the two shows he missed last week.

Musical of Musicals - The Musical! opens at the Tamarac Center for the Performing Arts. Sure, it's community theatre, but it MoM-TM!


The Convertible Girl is playing at Broward Stage Door Theatre, through October 22. Yes, I know that's a Wednesday, but it will be gone by the next Scene rap-up.


The critically acclaimed production of 1776 is a show you don't want to miss at Actors' Playhouse in Coral Gables. It plays through October 26, and yes, that's way too short a run for a big musical. Catch it while you can.

The Rant
plays at the New Theatre, through October 26.

Some Men at the Rising Action Theatre Company through November 2.

Makeover; a Contemporary Fairy Tale at the Cuillo Center. This is the same production that played at the Hollywood Playhouse last season. According to the producer, the Herald described this show as "a melodic gift." But the actual review followed that up with "His lyrics, however, leave much to be desired ... the script is even worse."

Silent Heroes
plays at the Women's Theatre Project through October 26.


It's a busy week for the Children's theater:

Stone Soup has actually been playing to school groups for two weeks at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, but Friday is the first and only time it's been open to the general public.

The Wizard of Oz opens Saturday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater.

My Fair Lady is playing all weekend at the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre.

The Little Prince is playing all weekend at the Miami Children's Theatre.

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