Monday, October 4, 2010

Mondays are Dark

Actually, this Monday is anything but dark for the 54 artists working on the 4th annual 24 Hour Theatre Project; the countdown clock to the right is relentlessly counting down to none.  The Scene will be on hand for the final product; will you?

As the colorful banner at the top of The Scene says, the 4th annual South Florida Theatre Festival has started.  Even The Sun Sentinel managed to actually publish a story about it in time to mean something.

Local Color
South Florida Theater Review talks with Pulitzer prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz about his latest play, Color of Desire, which opens this week at Actors' Playhouse.
“To me it’s such an honor that a place like Actors’ Playhouse decided not only to do my play but to open their season with my play. I’m just delighted.”
The Miami Herald also talks with Cruz, as well as several cast members of Color of Desire.

Broward Center; now with CanCon.
Amongst the 20 "must see" arts events listed in the Broward/Palm Beach New Times is a Canadian import, Killing Kevin Spacey.  It plays October 29 - 30 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  They also liked Freud's Last Session and Ages of the Moon.  Still haven't seen any press about Mic's Night Out, playing in the Abdo New River Room.  It's an interactive musical, where the audience can participate in the karaoke contest along with the cast of the show.

Oklahoma Was Never Like This
The Fort Lauderdale Theatre Examiner tells us about Angel Eaters, an Infinite Abyss production playing at Empire Stage.

Changing Shorts
The South Florida Theater Review reports that City Theatre is making changes; in staff, and in product.
...City Theatre had a financial success with its first commission — a full-length children’s musical Camp Kappawanna  written by pop singer Lisa Loeb and former Miamian Marco Ramirez. Encouraged by ticket sales averaging 90 percent of the house, City Theatre is now “looking at the possibility” of commissioning more new work, Norman said.
Puttin'n On The Ritz tells us about the big party happening at the opening night for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  The opening of the musical coincides with the opening of the Broward Center's 20th Anniversary Season, and the good times will roll.  Every 20th guest will get prizes of various kinds, and the center and its staff will be dressed for the occasion.  South Florida Gay News has free tickets to the show; you have until tonight at Midnight to win them.

Stone Soup
The South Florida Sun tells us that Stone Soup, the classic children's story of how sharing just a little can mean a lot,is playing at the Parker Playhouse this week.

Cut to the Chase.
Mission Paradox discusses the problem with most marketing plans.

Exiting the Stage
The Miami Herald reports that Technical Direct E. Marcus Smith died on September 16, 2010.  Smith had a long career, building sets and props for theatre, TV and Film.

Irv's Got A List
Irv Rikon, theatre patron, playwright, author, and critic, lists some great plays opening in October in the Century Village Bit Bucket.  What are you planning to see?

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