Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Scene for April 3, 2009

Wow. April at last. Not much in the way of 'April Showers' yet, but it's early. It is starting to get warm and humid, so it's pleasant to walk into a nice cool theatre to see a play.

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


Rising Action Theatre opens The Andrews Brothers on April 3.

"Three men who were rejected from the miliary due to minor health ailments have been serving as stagehands on USO tours, yet each yearns to be onstage. During a gig at a South Pacific Army base, the trio finagles their way into a guest spot in a revue starring the Andrews Sisters, featuring songstress Peggy Jones. When the sisters cancel their appearance, our trusty three don wigs, make up and heels to carry on in "the show must go on" fashion."

The Edge Theatre opens I Take Your Hand in Mine on Friday. It's described as "a moving play based on the love letters of Anton Checkhov and his actress wife, Olga Knipper." It seems they don't have a website, so go to the Theatre League website for information.

It's time for Theatre Prom! Monday is the 33rd Annual Carbonell Awards, the one day when you get representatives from all the theatres (except Florida Stage) in one place. The Awards Ceremony has been trimmed in all sorts of ways - the ticket price has been slashed by more than half (to $25), a smaller band onstage, the MC will be MIA, and overall we're confident that we'll get through the ceremony with enough time to take full advantage of the after-party just a few blocks away at Revolution Live.

what's playing

Cagney! runs through May 3, 2009 at Florida Stage.

Reefer Madness runs through April 12 at the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West.

passing through...

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn
winds up its run at West Palm Beach's Cuillo Center this Sunday, April 5, 2009.

last chance to see...

Les Miserables plays at Actors' Playhouse through April 5th, 2009. The critics are raving gushing about this one. One Carbonell nominator predicted that this show will sweep the awards next year.

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

Evita plays at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre through April 5, 2009. But if you don't have tickets, you probably can't see it - it's completely sold out.

Somehow I missed that Zero Hour came back to the Stage Door Theatre. But it did, and it closes this Sunday. Oops!

for kids

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

Junie B. Jones plays at the Miramar Cultural Center on Saturday only, with shows at 11am and 1 PM.

It's Family Fest at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday. Lots of activities, including Didgeridoo Down Under, a musical from, well, 'down under,' and a performance of Peter and the Wolf at 2pm. Click through to the website for details.

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