Monday, July 11, 2011

Mondays are Dark

Mad Cat's Driving Force
Miami Artzine interviews Ann Kelly, Chairman of the scrappy Mad Cat Theatre Company's Board of Directors, and its business manager.

Abba Back
The musical Mama Mia, comprised of songs from the catalogue of 70s supergroup Abba, returns to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and it's a homecoming for some involved with the production.  BJ Forman is the Production Stage Manager, and has worked most of the area's major theaters before heading out on the road.  Eileen Faxas is in the cast; you may remember her from the hit production of The Drowsy Chaperone at The Stage Door.  Christopher Hudson Myers did a star turn in AltarBoyz at Actors' Playhouse.  But it's James Michael Lambert who is featured in the Palm Beach Post article.  His uncle is, apparently, a former Miami Dolphin.  Sigh.

Another Opening, Another Show
Last week saw the opening of Michael McKeever's hot new show, Stuff, at the Caldwell Theater Company - and the Palm Beach Post talked with McKeever about it.  This week, the Miami Theater Examiner reports that Actors' Playhouse is opening the world premiere of See Jane Run!, a musical by Maribeth Graham and Dana Rowe, who are also no strangers to South Florida stages.  In both shows, the creators also play an active role by, well, playing a role, proving once again that the best way to ensure there's work for you is to write the play yourself.  If See Jane Run is half as good as Stuff, it will be very good, indeed.

Double Up
Both TILES and The Drama Queen announce Mosaic Theatre's new theatre season, the company's 11th.

Better Late Than Never
Normally, we see promo pieces BEFORE the show opens, but BroadwayWorld is late getting up stories about The Pillow Man at Empire Stage, and Masked at GableStage. Blame last week's holiday.

Better still, Early and On Time
The Miami Herald, on the other hand, tells us about next summer's offering at Actors' Playhouse.  How's that for lead time?  The Herald article also reports that New Theatre is throwing a fund-raiser in conjunction with its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  We're also reminded that there will be play readings staged my the Promoteo Theatre company at MDC's Wolfson campus as part of the XXVI International Hispanic Theatre Festival, running through July 24 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Tempest Brewing
Palm Beach ArtsPaper talks with Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival's Kevin Crawford about its upcoming production of The Tempest

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