Monday, May 31, 2010

Mondays are Dark

Here's your Memorial Day reading list, posted a little later, but chock full of good stuff.

It's Summer (Shorts) Time
MiamiArtzine's resident writer wannabee James Cubby spoke with City Theatre's Literary Director Susan Westfall, while the Fort Lauderdale Theatre Examiner has a more straightforward blurb. As usual, the festival features the finest South Florida talent, and Stephen Trovillion.

The Boys are Banned Again
The Naples News reports that AFTRA has added Gary Waldman, Jamison Troutman, and their Victory Center for the Performing Arts to the "Do Not Work" list.  The producing team made South Florida headlines last year when they stranded a group of actors they had flown down to do The Life in Wilton Manors.

Just in Time for the Outing
South Florida Gay News points out that recent headlines about Dr. George Reker and a male prostitute raise awareness of the issues dealt with in Rising Action Theater's upcoming production of Escorts, the Docu-Musical.

Up to the Rooftops fills us in on Mary Poppins, which opens June 9th at the Broward Center.  Inside sources report that the English Nanny will fly away over the audience at some point in the show, as she did in the London production.

The Low Down on Low Down
1st Stage gives us a peek at the cast of Low Down Dirty Blues, Florida Stage's first production in their new home at The Kravis Center.

Shuffle Up and Deal fills us in on The Gin Game, opening in July at Palm Beach DramaWorks.  Featuring Barbara Bradshaw and Peter Haig, this has every chance of equaling last summer's DramaWorks offering, The Chairs.

Tony Connections
The Palm Beach Daily News tells us about several South Floridians who have a vested interest in the outcome of this year's Tony Awards.  And they are not names you've seen before on the Theatre Scene.  The Post reports that Sean Hayes will host the ceremony,

Speaking of Award Winners in NYC...
Playbill reports that Drama Desk winning Zero Hour is continuing its run in the Big Apple.  Jim Brocchu won a Carbonell last year for his work in this play at The Stage Door Theatre, thanking reviewer Bill Hirschman for an insightful critique that led to some rewrites.  The production has moved several times, and will move several more, and will even return to South Florida for two weeks at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

Speaking of Award Winners in Florida...
Alexis Scheer of The Playground won the New World School of the Arts Dean's Award forTheatre, and baked chocolate chip cookies; coincidence?  She also reviewed Unreasonable Doubt at Actors' Playhouse.

Speaking of Awards Ceremonies...
In case you missed this year's Cappie Awards, you can watch the entire ceremony/show on Channel 2's uVu Blog.

The Other Theaters in Coral Gables
No, the City Beautiful hasn't added companies to "South Florida's Theatre District," but UM's Jerry Herman Ring Theatre has announced its 2010-2011 season, according to BroadwayWorld.Com.  But UM isn't the only drama school in town: The Drama Queen not only covers the UM season, but also notes that Area Stage's conservatory extended the run of their student production of Cabaret.

Is Your Wallet Light?
The Artful Manager finds crucial information for "anyone who sells tickets, lures donors, or seeks support from local, state, or Federal government sources."

Poor Role Model?
Mission Paradox is so concerned about dynamic pricing, he not only wrote about it, he wrote a second part.  For those unfamiliar with the concept,  tickets start off relatively cheap, and get more expensive the closer to show time they are purchased; it's the model used by the airline industry.
Think about that for a second.

The airline industry is probably one of the most disliked industries in America.  There are like 2 profitable airlines and the rest are one step away from Chapter 11.

*This* is where we want to get our ideas?
Food for thought.

1 comment:

  1. Loling out loud. You made me get up and get another cup of coffee just so I could have something to spit out my nose.

    -Ken Clement