Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Scene for December 9, 2011

I don't know about you, but I'm still recovering from the Theatre League Holiday Party; it was a great turn out, and while I was far from the first to leave, a healthy contingent was holding out at the bar when I left.  Mathew Korinko of Slow Burn Theatre Company, which won a Silver Palm for their breakout work this season, made a point of thanking me for being the first to announce their existence back in 2009.  Well, thank you for producing excellent plays! Anyone can make the promise, but it takes dedication and hard work to deliver what you have.  You earned that Silver Palm.

And in fact, everyone did.  Someone pointed out that the nice thing about the Silver Palms is that it's not a competition; it's simply recognition.  No one is competing, because the categories are created on an ad hoc basis that best fits what the party has accomplished.  Maybe next year we'll see some stage managers getting some notice.  Hint hint hint.

Anyway, it was a lovely time, your loss if you missed it, and my Remy Award is getting admiring glances from folks at the office.

Here's what's playing this weekend:


Actors' Playhouse opens Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, which plays through January 1, 2012.

Zoetic Stage opens The Santaland Diaries at the Arsht Center, through December 23, 2011.

you still haven't missed...

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre  production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat plays through December 18, 2011.

New Theatre presents Twain and Shaw Do Lunch at their new home at The Roxy Performing Arts Center through December 18, 2011.

The Broward Stage Door Theatre opens Irving Berlin's I Love A Piano in Theatre 2, through January 8.

Woyzeck, the Muscial plays at The Jesus Quintero Performing Arts Theatre through December 18. 

Palm Beach DramaWorks launches its new space with a critically acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's All My SonsThrough December 11. Extended through December 18, in a space that is DOUBLE their old one!

Laffing Matterz returns to the Broward Center's Abdo New River Room, for its third season of dinner and comedy.

last chance to see...

The Miami StageDoor production of The Prisoner of Second Avenue closes December 11. 

GableStage's production of RED runs through December 4 ends its extended run on December 11, 2011.

passing through...

Shrek: The Musical
plays at the Arsht Center through December 11, 2011.

for kids...

A Christmas Carol
plays at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater through December 11, 2011.

Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE! plays at the Broward Center's Au-Rene Theater through December 11,2011.

The Red Thread returns to The Playground Theatre, through December 18.

Madeline's Christmas plays at Actors' Playhouse through December 24, 2011.

Showtime Dance & Performing Arts Theatre presents The Prince of Egypt through January 14, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Chris, I'm happy for you and Imma let you have your glory, but my party will be one of the best parties of this time! So I will be gladly at a gain. Not a loss :)

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