Monday, February 22, 2010

Season 2010-2011 From The Book End Theatres

The two largest producing theatres in South Florida - and our book-ends, if you will - the Malt Jupiter Theatre in Palm Beach County and Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater in Miami-Dade County, have announced their line-ups for next season.  While you might be thinking "subscription drives," the real reason to have the season line up this early is group sales. Various event planners have already started booking their bus trips for next year, and they won't wait until the spring to find out what's available.

The Drama Queen is enthusiastic about the next season at Actors' Playhouse:
"... simply put, it is potentially the best in the award-winning theater's long history." - Christine Dolen
The Color of Desire, a new play by Nilo Cruz; OLIVER!, the award-winning Lionel Bart musical; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin; August, Osage County, and Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps.

You might be surprised that the Playhouse would do two shows that have seen productions this season: but Spelling Bee didn't really get a full-blown production.  As for The 39 Steps, the Parker Playhouse also hosted the tour of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, and patrons who saw both said David Arisco's production left the tour in the dust.  Admittedly, this is a stronger production this time, but the distance between Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables is probably just far enough. has the line up for The Maltz Jupiter Theatre:
"This season, audiences can explore award-winning new works and discover new reasons to love American theatre treasures," said Andrew Kato, Artistic Director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. "We are especially proud of Academy, which got its start here in Jupiter."
The season line up in its entirety: Twelve Angry Men; Academy; The Sound of Music; Jolson at the Wintergarden, and Crazy For you.

Crazy for You started its post-Broadway life at the Jupiter Theatre, and set a box office record un-matched until this past season with Evita.  We're sure that if anyone can make lightning strike twice, it's Andrew Kato and his team.

More season line-ups as they are announced.

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