Monday, March 26, 2012

Mondays are Dark

With so many shows to review, articles about theatre are a little light this weekend.  Well, we could have filled it out  with some season announcements, but we're working on one post with all of the 2012-2013 listings linked.

So here's your brief Monday reading list-

Not So Dark...
there's a reading of a new musicals.  The Sun-Sentinel gives us the backstory on Unravelling, being staged as a reading at the Broward Center this evening.  It's based on the true story of the South Florida rock'n'roll band China Doll.

Filling in the Gaps
The Drama Queen tells us about the latest addition to the 2012-2013 season at Actors' Playhouse.

The Palm Arts Paper reports that Chita Rivera is sizzling hot in her cabaret act at the Colony Hotel's Royal Room.
To paraphrase a line said of Irving Berlin, “Chita Rivera has no place in musical theater history. She is musical theater history.”
Theatre Can Save The World
No news to us, of course, but it's still worth reading the Huffington Post article.

Drama Daily ponders the arcane formula which resulted in Thinking Cap Theatre producing Cleansed, Sarah Kane's freshman play. 
Finally, I would also add that I programmed Cleansed because it is a prime example of an experimental work that is informed NOT by arbitrary or amateur experimentation but by knowledge of centuries of theatre history. Kane was a T. S. Elliott of the stage.
Think about it; Sarah Kane has written plays where men engage in the most brutal behavior; torture, dismemberment, rape, infanticide, and homicide: T.S Eliot wrote the poem that became the script for CATS.  Makes sense to me.

Speaking of Cleansed
BTW, if you haven't seen Cleansed, South Florida Theatre News reports they're holding an Industry Night on Tuesday.

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