Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Scene for July 13, 2012

A whole lot of plays are opening just in time to help you kick the summertime blues, including two separate productions of HAIR.  And Lake Worth Playhouse's Hairspray.  In case you start feeling unkempt.

And don't forget to indulge in A Taste of Summer Theatre.

Here's what's playing on The Scene this weekend...


Palm Beach DramaWorks opens its long-awaited production of The Fantasticks, the longest-running musical in history.

Real Men Sing Show Tunes…and play with puppets opens at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.

The Donkey Show comes to The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

The XXVII International Hispanic Theatre Festival also opens at the Arsht Center.  Never fear; some of it's in English, some is super-titled, and several pieces have no speech at all.

Andrews Living Arts Studio in Fort Lauderdale opens HAIR, through August 5th.

Area Stage in Miami opens HAIR, through July 22.

The Katumba Theater Project presents Baby GirL in partnership with Empire Stage.

you still haven't missed...

Cabaret Verboten plays at the Theatre at Arts Garage through July 30, 2012.

RACE plays at GableStage through August 5, 2012.


Hairspray plays at the venerable Lake Worth Playhouse through July 29, 2012.  No reviews, but theatre critic Bill Hirschman said "it was surprisingly good. The most interesting aspects were talented folks who some professional non-Equity houses might want to scout out"

Florida Atlantic University's summer season consists of Showtune: A Jerry Herman Musical Revue, running in repertory with  Love's Labor's Lost through July 21.

Meanwhile, Florida International University offers As The Globe Warms, "A new American soap opera presented in six episodes. An exclusive work-in-progress written and performed by award-winning “stand-up novelist” Heather Woodbury".  Through July 21.

passing through...

Divorce Party; The Musical returns to The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, through August 19.

for kids...

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater offers Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, through August 4.

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