Monday, July 19, 2010

Mondays are Dark (UPDATED)

Perfect casting
I don't know how I missed this, but the Palm Beach Daily News sat down with the cast of DramaWork's The Gin Game.
Peter Haig and Barbara Bradshaw have performed together in 26 shows. They’re paired in their 27th in The Gin Game, playing 70-something inmates of a retirement home who chip away at each other over serial games of cards. The Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander is Palm Beach Dramaworks’ summer production.

 The production is a reunion for the old friends, who haven’t shared the stage for 20 years.
Most Teachers Get Apples
The Treasure Coast Palm talks to some acting students who are studying with Burt Reynolds.
Each class starts with Reynolds on a small stage delivering a short lecture, followed by students presenting various scenes from different scripts as a camera rolls, recording the performances. Reynolds watches the scenes on a monitor to the side of the stage, then returns to the stage with his instruction or criticism.

Students applaud nearly every time Reynolds enters or exits the stage.
I wonder what Sandy Meisner would say?

Academy Wins in Korea reports on the continuing success of the musical created by Jupiter Theatre's Andrew Kato, and John Mercurio.
Academy has been to South Korea's Daegu International Musical Festival and has returned with the top prize.

The show, one of 24 musicals presented during the 22-day festival, was a hit at Daegu, and won the top award for Best Musical.
"Academy has gone global - from Jupiter to New York to South Korea and back to Jupiter," said Andrew Kato, one of the show's creators and artistic director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, where Academy will receive its world premiere production with the help of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Kudos to Andrew and John, and their entire Academy team.

The Low Down on The Blues
Over on 1st Draft, Jonathon Wemette digs into the music that drives Florida Stage's current production of Low Down Dirty Blues.

Low Down Party
The Shiny Sheet briefly describes Florida Stage's first opening night at the Kravis Center.

The Huffington Post's Lauren Gunderson wonders why theatre keeps going.  It made me think of this Shakespeare quote:
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here...
Critical Definitions
Towards a Holy Theatre reflects on the often misunderstood truth of criticism.

... in Palm Beach, The Shiny Sheet reports that the Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed.
A judge has denied Preserve Palm Beach’s motion to dismiss the town’s lawsuit contesting the constitutionality of a referendum shielding certain landmarked properties from demolition.
The town filed a lawsuit in June against Preserve Palm Beach and Flynn arguing that the referendum is unconstitutional, because the actions permitting the demolition of a property covered by the amendment would qualify as a development order covering fewer than five parcels. Such development orders are immune from referendums according to state statute, the town said. Miami, The Coconut Grove Grapevine reports that the Coconut Grove Playhouse is still closed.
The Coconut Grove Playhouse is getting worse and worse. This morning... the wooden facade fell off, exposing the scaffolding behind it, we almost thought it was the start of a new paint job, but it's just decay.
There still is no response from the current board on the fines slapped on the building from the City...
Maybe we'll get more posturing from Marc Sarnoff.

No comments:

Post a Comment