Monday, August 8, 2011

Mondays are Dark

Summer is in full swing now.  And by that, I mean oppressively hot, dauntingly humid, and predictably stormy.  But while theatre blogs in some parts of the country indulge in a summer hiatus, we can't help but gloat that here in South Florida, the theatre scene offers a full 52 weeks of production.  Sure, there will be weeks of no openings, thus no new reviews, but you can still find something playing every single weekend in South Florida.  And for this week, at least, plenty to read.

Another Reading at Joe's Place
The Miami Theater Examiner reports that GableStage is presenting yet another play reading; this time it's Michelle Rosenfarb's  A Barren Man, directed by Avi Hoffman.

Live Theatre Returns to Clematis Street
The Shiny Sheet brings us up to date on Palm Beach DramaWorks' renovation of the former Stage Company/Florida Rep/Burt Reynolds Institute/Cuillo Center.  Their November opening coincides with the 30th anniversary of the conversion of the Florida Theater movie house into The Stage Company playhouse.

Palm Beach ArtsPaper takes a tour of the construction site and discusses some of the changes taking place.

On the Boards
Conundrum Stages continues its series of profiles of performers in its upcoming alternative theatre festival.

One More Time
Good news from BroadwayWorld for those who missed Karen Stephen's tour de force in Bridge and Tunnel at The Women's Theatre Project last season; she'll be reprising her work at The Boca Raton Theatre Guild in September.

Filling in the Blanks
The former staff and the ticket holders were not the only ones left in a lurch when Florida Stage abruptly closed.  The Palm Beach Daily News talks to officials at the Kravis Center about filling the 287 day hole left in their season schedule.
“I knew I had to roll up my sleeves quickly and see how much time I had to play with in terms of filling the stage and the brochure.” 
- Lee Bell, Senior Programming Director, Kravis Center.
What Do You Do?
The Producer's Perspective has an important lesson about making sure the show goes on.

There's no "There" There... Yet.

Florida Theater Onstage isn't up yet, but there's a placeholder for it, so it won't be much longer.  This is Bill Hirshmann's successor to the late South Florida Theater Review, and we're ready for it!

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