Monday, August 9, 2010

Mondays are Dark

ALA Finally Gets Some Press
Andrews Living Arts, the tiny theatre started earlier this year by Robert Nation, has had precious little coverage in the news - until now.  The Miami Herald sent someone up to Fort Lauderdale to talk with the veteran producer who has just returned to his childhood hometown.  It's pathetic that Fort Lauderdale's own daily rag couldn't be bothered to send someone up the street. 

The Kids Are All Right
The Miami Herald stops into Area Stage, where the conservatory students are preparing for RENT: The School Edition.

The Shoestring Snapped
We linked this story already, but M Ensemble is important enough for us to point out the So Fla Theater Review story again.
After a decade in a down-at-the-heels strip shopping center in North Miami, the company is abandoning its 68-seat vestpocket stage this summer, general manager Pat Williams acknowledged Thursday.

Segue: Another Fundraiser.
The Miami Theatre Examiner gives us the skinny on next Sunday's reading of Michele Rosenfarb's The Gates of Choice at GableStage.

Wonderland Steps Up
The musical written by Hollywood native Frank Wildhorn starred Miamian Janet Dacal when it premiered in Tampa last December.  The South Florida Theater Review and Playbill have the news that Wonderland: A New Alice, A New Musical will open on Broadway in March, 2011.

Palm Beach Overview
The Palm Beach Post interviews the playwright of Caldwell Theatre's next show, The Cover of Darkness, reports that Gordon McConnell made a full recovery and was in fine form for the final weekend of Secret Order, and tells us that Hap Erstein wil be teaching theatre appreciation.  No, really.  You can sign up for his course and everything.

Another Opening tells us all about Motherhood, the Musical, produced by G4 Productions and opening next month at Nova Southeastern University's Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

Caldwell's Follies
The South Florida Theater Review reports that the Caldwell Theatre will be continuing its critically acclaimed concert performances of Sondheim musicals with FOLLIES, playing October 1-3, 2010.

... in Palm Beach, the Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed.  The Shiny Sheet has the skinny.
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.

“It’s a travesty of the people’s rights,” said Patrick Flynn, Preserve Palm Beach’s chief officer and president of the Palm Beach Theater Guild. The guild wants to re-open the shuttered Royal Poinciana Playhouse as a theater.
The referendum that Flynn and his PAC have filed is an attempt to end-run state law, which specifically excludes what they are trying to do to in an effort to save the moldering Playhouse.

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