Monday, December 20, 2010

Mondays are Dark

We're deep into the 2010-2011 Theatre Season now.  The end of the year is rushing at us; we've passed Hanukkah, with Christmas and Kwanzaa looming over us - not to mention the Winter Solstice.  It'll be next year before you know it.

Carbonells Ramping Up
The Carbonell Awards Organization has announced the 2011 Scholarship Competition has opened, with winners being announced at the awards ceremony in April.  Applications are solicited from regional high school drama teachers.  As if we needed any reminders, this is a clear sign that the season is moving along.

Filling the Freud Void
Read about the Palm Beach Dramaworks production of Freud's Last Session in the Palm Beach ArtsPaper, and The Shiny Sheet.  Reviews should be out soon.

A Debut and a Premiere
Margaret Ledford makes her Florida Stage debut as the director of the world premiere of Goldie, Max and MilkThe South Florida Gay News talks with Ledford,  and playwright Karen Hartman.   Ledford is best know for her work at The Promethean Theatre in Davie.

A Well-Rounded Production
You can see production stills from the upcoming GableStage production of A Round-Heeled Woman, starring Sharon Gless, by clicking here.  In addition to Ms. Gless (Cagney & Lacey, Burn Notice) the cast is rounded out with South Florida regulars: Antonia Amadeo, Steve Anthony, Howard Elfman, Kim Ostrenko, and Laura Turnbull.  You can find some pretty dry production information at

Lightning Strikes
The Heat Lightning saw South Beach Babylon, and finally got around to blogging about it.

Forbidden Pleasure
South Florida Theater Review reminds us that Forbidden Broadway is playing at the Arsht Center through December 26.

Busy Boy
Oliver Twist by night, and  Diabetes Awareness Spokesman between classes: The Miami Herald reports that Sammy Schecter leveraged his star turn in Oliver! at Actors' Playhouse to raise money to fight diabetes.

You Know, For the Kids goes over the children's theatre schedule at  Actors' Playhouse.

It's Like Spock with a Beard
In a bizarre twist, the Herald has no theater stories this week (Christine Dolen is on vacation), but the Sun-Sentinel actually published a theatre-related story one of its own staff wrote. 
Sadly, it's by fashion editor Rod Hagwood instead of someone who knows how to write a worthwhile theatre story.  So of course it's an utter piece of crap, but even I will concede that a crappy theater story is better than no theater story.  We can only imagine what we might have learned had anyone with a clue about theatre had written the story.  Or even someone who knows that "poser-thon" is not a word.

... in Miami, the Olympia Theatre is up a creek, according to Miami Today News.
... in Palm Beach, the Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.


  1. Gee, where was the Carbonell scholarship when I graduated last year?

  2. Oh, and The State Theatre Project has some stuff coming up!: