Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Scene for March 5, 2010

Racing through the season, I guess we want to leave this unseasonablereasonable cold snap behind and get to spring - and warmer weather. We have some strong candidates opening this weekend; a warhorse muscial, a play about man-horse love gone wrong, and a revival of a rarely produced Harold Pintner one-act. Oh, and there are a couple of interesting play readings, if you're more adventurous and, um, cheap.

In other news, Broadway Across America just announced their 2010-2011 season at the Broward Center; you can read about it in the Herald. Good stuff!


The long awaited opening of the Actors' Playhouse production of Miss Saigon this week; it plays through April 4.

The Promethean Theatre opens The Dumb Waiter, through March 21.

Peter Shaffer's Equus opens at The New Theatre on Friday, and runs through April 4.

still playing:

Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn plays at Mosaic Theatre through March 21, 2010. A delight for William Finn fans.

Sarah Kane's BLASTED runs through March 28 at GableStage. Not for the faint of heart; but worth it if you dare.

The Old Man and the Sea plays at the Caldwell Theatre Company through March 28, 2010.

The Year of Magical Thinking plays at The Women's Theatre Project through March 17, 2010.

Singin' In The Rain at the Broward Stage Door Theatre plays through Mar 28.

American Buffalo plays at Palm Beach DramaWorks through Apr 4.

Laffing Matterz returns to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, through June.

last chance to see:

Come Blow Your Horn at the Broward Stage Door Theatre winds up on March 7.

Slow Burn Theatre Company's debut production, Bat Boy: the Musical, closes March 7.

Sins of the Mother at Florida Stage ends its critically lauded run on March 7; it's been selling out, so call ahead.

passing through:

The Capitol Steps is at the Kravis Center through March 14.

Wicked settles in at the Arsht Center for three weeks, through March 21.

Jersey Boys continues its run at the Kravis Center, through Mar 28.


The Burt Reynolds Under-The-Bridge-Players launches New Voices, New Visions, a regular series of play readings. Saturdays at 7:30 pm.

The Arsht Center and Miami Light Project present the African American Performing Arts Community Theatre reading Tarell Alvin McRaney's Wig Out on Saturday and Sunday. Say that three times fast.

Florida Stage opens its 1st Stage new play festival on Sunday, but most of the readings take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

for kids:

42nd Street is presented by the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre at the Broward Public Library auditorium at the Main Branch in Fort Lauderdale through March 6, 2010.

A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings returns to the Playground Theatre through March 14.

Jack and the Beanstalk plays at Actors' Playhouse through March 27.


  1. Does anyone know anything about a non-union production of HAIR that is going to be onstage at the Caldwell in June?

  2. I'm not going to say that it's NOT true, but it seems unlikely given that the Caldwell is an Equity house. Also since the show is still running on Broadway and National Tour is coming through The Broward Center next season, I'm thinking the rights aren't available.

    Could I ask where you heard this?


  3. The following posting appeared on Craigslist today:

    "Entr'acte Theatrix" is announcing upcoming auditions for its production of HAIR this summer, to be presented in June at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca. We're looking for young adults aged 18-25+, all ethnicities, male & female, and for all roles. Audtions will be held March 20 & March 27 from 3-6pm in the Matthews Auditorium at the Palm Beach Day Academy (241 Seaview Ave., Palm Beach, FL 33480). Please bring sheet music or a CD, and be prepared to sing, move, and read from the script. Prepared monologues are also welcomed. If you cannot attend either of the two audtion dates, you may submit headshots and audition recordings via email or "snail mail." Our mailing address is 350 S. County Rd., Ste. 100-102, Palm Beach, FL 33480. For more info, call 561-366-9033. or check out HAIR Auditions on facebook. (This production is non-equity.)

  4. Just got word back from the Caldwell - these folks have rented space from the Maltz in the past and have rented from Caldwell this year - so it looks like it's more than an excuse to get people in the door and ask to see them nude (which was my fear.)

    I'm still surprised they could get the rights, but I've seen other groups across the country are performing it as well, so "let the sunshine in."

    - Kathryn