Friday, December 18, 2009

The Scene for December 18, 2009

Man, the end of the year is racing towards us...or are we running pell-mell for it? Whatever, we've blown through Hannakkuh, Christmas and Kwanzaa are looming...Chicago opens Monday at the Arsht, Phantom of the Opera opens Wednesday at the Broward Center...did you buy theatre tickets for your loved ones, yet? Theatre tickets make great presents. Give a subscription, and the gift lasts longer...

But in the meantime, there's a lot of fine theatre to watch this week.


Copenhagen opens at Palm Beach DramaWorks, through Jan 31.

David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries plays through Saturday at the Burt Reynolds Under the Bridge Players. I caught it opening night on Wednesday; Michael McKeever owned it. If you've never seen it, you'll never see a better performance of it because David Sedaris has basically sworn off the show.

still playing:

The Storytelling Ability of a Boy
plays at Florida Stage plays through Jan 17, 2010.

42nd Street plays at the Broward Stage Door Theatre through Jan 24.

Another Night Before Christmas plays at Actors' Playhouse, through Dec 27.

Cantorial plays at the Broward Stage Door Theatre through January 3.

Laffing Matterz runs Thursdays-Sundays at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, through June.

last chance to see:

Gem of the Ocean plays at The M Ensemble closes December 20

26 Miles at New Theatre Closes Dec 20.

Eyecons plays at Rising Action Theatre, through Dec 20.

passing through:

World of Jewtopia plays at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, through Dec 20.

My Mother is Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm Home for the Holidays at the Broward Center through the Performing Arts, through Sunday Dec 20.

for kids:

Actors' Playhouse runs its production of Madeline's Christmas at The Miracle Theatre through December 26th, 2009.

Seussical the Musical at Showtime Dance & Performing Arts Theatre, through January 9, 2010.

Inanna and the Huluppu Tree returns to the Playground Theatre, through December 20.


  1. Not a word about the one person shows put on by NWSA last week...

  2. I rarely include school plays in the listings. It would take a whole nother blog to cover all the school plays at colleges and high schools, and it's just me. But feel free to append a plug for a project in the comments section for a particular week's Scene. In fact, I encourage you to do so.