Monday, November 9, 2009

Mondays are Dark

Here's your Monday reading list; don't forget, Aisle Say is at 2pm!

Another Gablestage Reading
Few theatres do as many readings and dark-night programming as Gablestage. Tonight, it's the musical version of Come Back, Little Sheba. Read about it in the Miami Examiner.

Like a Rhinestone Greaser
The Palm Beach Post catches up with Taylor Hicks, who's coming to the Kravis Center with the National Tour of Grease. He tells them how he's putting his own unique stamp on Teen Angel:
“You have to find your own style. I just thought, you know, this guy comes from Rock and Roll Heaven, so what would someone look like, at that time. The first thing that came to mind was rhinestones.”
The Smallest One Was Madeline...
BroadwayWorld writes about the young actresses taking turns to play the title role in Madeline's Christmas at Actors' Playhouse.

One of Two Jews Walks Into A Bookstore...
The Drama Queen tells us that Avi Hoffman, currently appearing in Two Jews Walk Into A War at Florida Stage will be participating in City Theatre's playreading event at Books & Books in Coral Gables. She also tells us that M Ensemble had to push back their opening, because someone stole the air conditioning units off of their building.

Ripped From The Headlines...
In The Voysey Inheritance, a wealthy family loses it all because of the shady dealings of the patriarch; it could be about Bernie Madoff, according to the Miami Herald. But the play, although updated by David Mamet, was written in 1905. It's the latest offering at the Caldwell Theatre.

Is the Sun-Sentinel article on Legally Blonde as good as it was when they ran it in March? Maybe. But doesn't the phrase "news paper" start with the word "new?" If you ran it in March, it ain't new, and it ain't news.

The Palm Beach Post on Palm Beach Theatres.
The Palm Beach Post article by Hap Erstein cuts right to the heart of the matter:
Close your eyes and picture Fanny Brice, star of vaudeville, radio and the Ziegfeld Follies. You conjured up an image of Barbra Streisand, didn’t you?
The 1964 musical Funny Girl was created as a star vehicle for Streisand, and had very little to do with Fanny Brice. David H. Bell's musical, coming to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, is going to change that.

Hap tells us that the ol' Actors' Rep has resurfaced with a show; Bob Carter and company are presenting Speech & Debate at the Kravis Center.

Hap also reports that World of Jewtopia opens the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach.

The Sun Times on Broward Theatres

South Florida Sun Times reports that Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center is "better than ever before."
Laffing Matterz, rated as a five star show, is alive and well and continues in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center. The cast of 13 are exceptionally talented and the writers are clever.
They also report that the Miniaci Theatre at Nova Southeast University is presenting "an outrageous comedy!"
"Shut Up Sweet Charlotte" is a take off of the 1960s film which starred legendary ladies of the screen Bette Davis, Olivia De Havilland, and Agnes Moorehead. This outrageous play parody delivers a laugh a minute, until the tears run down your face, consists of an all male cast, except one female, who portrays a man. For audiences that love old movies, and drag queens, this show is for you.
The Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed.

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