Friday, February 27, 2009

The Scene for February 27, 2009

We're already at the end of February; hard to believe, isn't it? The year is flying by, and the shows seem to be racing past. But do take some time out to catch one; there's a lot of good stuff playing this week.

Just a reminder:
Clicking on a highlighted show title leads you to the review summaries for that show.


A Dead Man's Cell Phone opens this weekend at Mosaic Theatre. Christine Dolen tells us it's a rare opportunity to see a play by one of the most celebrated playwrights in the United States.

The Glass Menagerie, the Tennessee Williams masterpiece of American drama, opens at New Theatre in Coral Gables. Beau Higgins has a promo piece that includes a cast list and the design team.

SISTERS! A Celebration of the Human Spirit
opens Friday and plays at the African American Performing Arts Community Theater through March 22nd.

what's playing

Sol Theatre Project is running the Eric Bogosian drama Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll through March 7th.

Florida Stage is running the world premier of The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock through March 8, 2009.

Rising Action Theatre running two shows concurrently through March 15th: Say You Love Satan plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30, with a 7pm show on Sundays, and Simply Barbra plays Thursdays through Saturdays at 9:30pm, with a 3pm matinee on Sundays.

DEFIANCE plays at GableStage through March 22nd.

Caldwell Theater presents Dangerous, the world premier of Michael McKeever's latest play, through March 29th.

Sugar runs through March 29th at the Broward Stage Door Theatre.

The Weir plays at Palm Beach Drama Works through April 5th, 2009.

passing through...

The National Tour of A Chorus Line plays at the Broward Center through March 1. It's a singular sensation that's garnered good reviews. This is a definitive production, and well worth seeing.

Murdered by the Mob is taking reservations for dinner in the Broward Center's Abdo New River Room. the interactive comedy whodunit opens tonight and runs through March 1. If you're a Sopranos fan, or one of those thousands of people playing Mob Wars on Facebook or MySpace, this might be the show for you.

Liberty City opened Wednesday, February 18 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and runs through March 1, 2009. It's based on actual events that happened not far from the stage it's playing on, as told by the person who lived through it - the star of the show.

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn has been wandering around South Florida for several months, and settles West Palm Beach's Cuillo Center for the next 7 weeks. It runs through April 5, 2009.

last chance to see...

Playhouse Creatures finishes its run at the Women's Theater Project this Sunday, March 1.

The M Ensemble's production of A Woman Called Truth winds up on March 1.

for kids

The Steadfast Tin Soldier returns to the Playground Theatre, and plays through March 8, 2009

Alice in Wonderland plays at Actors' Playhouse in Coral Gables through April 4.

Cinderella plays Saturday at the Miramar Cultural Center.

The Velveteen Rabbit plays Saturday at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre

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