Monday, August 30, 2010

Mondays are Dark

Not in the news but worth noting; area playwright Tony Finstrom says the current production of Mack & Mabel at Broward Stage Door rivals the original Broadway production, while Evil Dead the Musical has been selling so well that Promethean Theatre has added two additional nights to the run.

But enough gossip, here's your Monday reading list:

Broward goes BARE, or is it Completely Hollywood?
The South Florida Sun reports that the next musical at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is Bare: The Rock Opera.  They also report that Completely Hollywood is opening at Mosaic Theatre.

Shows for Kids in Aventura
The Miami Herald looks at the programming for Aventura's new Arts and Cultural Center, and finds it kid-friendly.

Ever wonder who you're talking to when you order tickets?  1st Draft introduces you to the box office staff at Florida Stage.

Zero Returns
Jim Brochu and his one man show Zero Hour are coming back to South Florida. Read about it in Playbill, TC Palm, and The play will have a limited engagement at the Maltz Jupiter Theater on Oct 14-17, and Oct 21-24.  Brochu had a hit with the play two years ago at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs, before taking it to a critically acclaimed and oft-extended run in New York.

Briefs Reprise
South Florida Gay News and The Drama Queen have stories up on Zoetic Stage, which includes some discussion of their fundraiser tonight at Actors' Playhouse.

Death; It's for Kids!
Actually, that's death masks.  The Sun Sentinel visits the Puppet Network, which is run by Jim Hammond.  Hammond toured with The Lion King, and has started producing children's plays that incorporate puppets.  His company will also fabricate scenery and props.

South to Southwest
Some South Florida actors will be appearing over on the Gulf Coast this next season, according to The Stage Door

... The Palm Beach Daily News reports that the Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed.  The referendum that the Palm Beach Theatre Guild wanted on the November ballad has been found unconstitutional.
Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge David Crow ruled Thursday in favor of
the town in its challenge of the constitutionality of the PAC’s proposed
referendum requiring voter approval before certain landmarked buildings
could be razed.

The court “does not doubt the sincerity and motives of the defendants and those citizens of the town who signed the petition and those who support it or desire to preserve what many feel are historic landmarks in the town,” Crow wrote in his order. “However, no matter how laudable these goals may be, that decision is not by popular vote when that popular vote is in conflict with Florida statutes,” he wrote.
Patrick Flynn vows to fight the ruling.

1 comment:

  1. Adalberto J. AcevedoAugust 30, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Hey Chris,
    You may also want to point out to your readers that The Alliance BLOG has two new posts. One introducing Playwright Wendy MacLeod, whose play The House of Yes will open on November 4th and another post announcing auditions for House of Yes as well as our 2011 season. We update our BLOG at least once a week so be sure to check it out so that you won't miss any of the exciting things that are coming up at the Alliance.