Monday, August 23, 2010

Mondays are Dark

Show your Support
MiamiArtzine tells us how we can help save the Gusman Center (the old Olympia Theater), and how to support South Florida's newest theatre company, Zoetic Stage.

Something To Do Between Takes
Playbill reports that Sharon Gless will star in A Round Heeled Woman at Gablestage this next season.  Gless, who is a cast member of the TV show Burn Notice (which films in Coconut Grove), originated the role in the play's premiere last year in LA.

There has been some uninformed chatter from a certain Miami City Commissioner that Joe Adler, in line to become Artistic Director of a revived Coconut Grove Playhouse, has made choices that wouldn't play in Coconut Grove.  But it seems to me that this show is exactly the right thing for the Grove. Just sayin', Mark.

GFour Delivers reports that Motherhood The Musical, the next big thing from the producers of Menopause The Musical, opens September 24 at Nova Southeast University's Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center.  No word on the status of Puberty The Musical, inevitably opening at some point in the future.

The Wisdom of the Pharoahs
The Producer's Perspective learned somethings from King Tut; not the boy king, but the traveling exihibit that attracts throngs of people wherever it plays.  One of the things he learned was offering an extra feature for a small fee.  In this case, it was a $5 fee to see a 3D movie about mummies as well as the main exhibit.  Promethean Theatre is doing something very similar; when you arrive at the theatre to see Evil Dead the Musical, you have opportunity to sit in 'The Splatter Zone' for a few extra bucks.  Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like; you're paying to be drenched in stage blood.  Cool, huh?

Half Done carries the word that Palm Beach Dramaworks has cast the plays that make up its 11th season.
"Most directors agree that casting a production well is half the job of mounting a hit show. I'm thrilled to announce that we've assembled some of the finest actors in the industry to tackle some deceptively challenging but artistically rewarding plays next season. These local and visiting artists embody all the necessary talent to ensure another triumphant season of highly entertaining and thought-provoking theatre at Palm Beach Dramaworks," stated Dramaworks' Producing Artistic Director William Hayes.
Another Theatre Moves
The Drama Queen reports that Rising Action Theater has moved from it Oakland Park Boulevard space to the Sunshine Cathedral.  No word on if the move will affect the company's tendency to find reasons to strip their cast stark naked even if it's not specifically in the script.

Season Line-ups
BroadwayWorld reports that Caldwell Theater Company has announced their 2010-2011 season, while The Miami Herald has the season for GableStage.  Which means the Theatre Scene had better start compiling its Opening Nights listing.  Oh, did we mention Sharon Gless?

... The Palm Beach Daily News reports that the Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed.
The judges will hear the case at 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the court at 1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. In December, Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge David Crow sided with the town in its challenge of the constitutionality of the referendum.

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