Monday, January 10, 2011

Mondays are Dark

It looks like everyone is finally back to work after an extended holiday season.  Lots of good stuff in today's reading list.

Uncle Joe Has a Theatre!
Once again, GableStage artistic director Joe Adler has made his stage available to a freshman company, according to BroadwayWorld.  This time, The State Theatre Project will be presenting Nictor Nictoria, a one-person play written and performed by Shira Abergel.  The show plays tonight only.

Theatre Guild Steps Up
The Boca Raton Theatre Guild has stepped it up a notch from community playhouse to regional theatre, according to BroadwayWorld.  They've engaged Genie Croft (Women's Theatre Project) to direct Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, with a cast that features Carbonell winning actress Jessica K. Peterson (Caldwell, Florida Stage).

Mosaic's Curse
Tiles, Mosaic Theatre's Blog announces the cast of their upcoming production of The Irish Curse.

Talkin' Broadway  talks with some of the South Florida high school students participating in The South Florida Cappies.  The name "Cappies" derives from "Critics and Award Program," (CAP) and it was created to train the next generation of theatre critics.

And So It Begins Again
Over on 1st Draft, Heidi Harris reflects on submissions to this year's Young Playwrights' Festival. I read these student plays I am reminded of just how candid we are when we are young

Taking the Plunge
South Florida Theater Review reports that New Theatre as announced that its TBA play will be High Dive, featuring Barbara Sloan directed by Ricky J. Martinez.  It will open January 28.  BroadwayWorld gives some background on playwright Leslie Ayvazian.

Freudian Extension.
Palm Beach Dramaworks will be extending its smash hit Freud's Last Session through February 13.  South Florida Theater Review reports that the show has been selling out, and notes that it's unusual for plays to extend in South Florida.

That's Entertainment... not one of the shows announced by The Stage Door Theatre for their 2011-2012 season, but it coulda been.  South Florida Theater Review reports that it's a season full of entertaining shows, which begs the question "Does that mean some theaters choose non-entertaining shows?"  Just kidding - nothing wrong with solid crowd-pleasers.

The Playground's Ready for More Kids
BroadwayWorld reports that The Playground Theatre is re-mounting artistic director Stephanie Ansin's The Love of Three Oranges, opening January 12, 2011.

Speaking of Return Engagements

BroadwayWorld also reports that tickets have just gone on sale for Les Miserables at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  This a new production, mounted to celebrete the musical's 25th anniversary.

Bicker Bicker Bicker
Back in 2000, Kravis Center management broke its contract with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (I.A.T.S.E.) Local 500.   The Union took the Center to court, and won.  Twice.   The Kravis Center appealed, but the two decisions were upheld by a federal appeals court in December 2008, and the Center was ordered to negotiate a new contract with the Union.  January 2011, still no contract, and The Shiny Sheet reports that the Kravis Center has made things worse by taking out newspaper ads comprised of an open letter to I.A.T.S.E. members.

Meanwhile... Palm Beach, the Shiny Sheet reports that the Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed.
The case involves one of the two referendums designed to shield the Playhouse from demolition that Preserve Palm Beach has proposed and the town has fought as unconstitutional.
While it's admirable to fight to preserve a theatre, violating people's rights is probably too high a price to pay.

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