Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Scene for October 26, 2012

The outlook calls for a bit of rain this weekend, as Tropical Storm Sandy swings past to our east.  Even though Theatre Season is here, Hurricane Season still has a month to go.  But this weekend, the storm is only brushing by.

So it's perfect weekend to see some plays!  A couple of appropriate plays for the season include Little Shop Of Horrors and not one but two productions of The Rocky Horror Show; the trick is that these plays'll treat you.  (And yes, that was as painful for us to write as it shoulda been.  OW.)

Be forewarned; there's a storm of plays getting ready to open next week.

Here's what's happening this week on The Scene:

opening...

Last Call opens - and closes - this weekend at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  This is a revised version of the play that wowed audiences at Empire Stage last year; same actor, same production team, just - hopefully - a slightly stronger piece.  Florida Theater On Stage has a story.

Slow Burn Theatre opens Avenue Q, through November 4.  Turn down your speakers if you're at the office; they're blasting music out with their web page. Wouldn't want the boss to find out - he'll want tickets, too.


you still haven't missed...

Actors' Playhouse presents a critically acclaimed Godspell at The Miracle Theater through November 4, 2012.

Stage Door Theatre opens Neil Simon's Rumors in its large hall in Coral Springs, playing through November 11

Talley's Folly plays at Palm Beach Dramaworks through November 11, 2012.

The critics are raving about the strong performances in Driving Miss Daisy, playing at The Plaza Theatre through November 18, 2012.  A reminder; the bridge in Lantana is out, you have to cross either down in Boynton
Beach and head up A1A, or cross up in Lake Worth and drive down A1A. 
Pretty drive. Worth the trip. Promise.


last chance to see...

New Theatre's production of Educating Rita at the Roxy Performing Arts Center winds it up this Sunday, October 28, 2012.

Stage Door Theatre's production of The Immigrant  at the Byron Carlisle Theatre in Miami Beach closes October 28.

A Shayna Maidel finally completes its twice-extended run at the Broward Stage Door Theatre this Sunday,October 28..


conservatory & community...

Andrews Living Arts Studios presents The Rocky Horror Show through October 31 - sounds like Halloween winner to us.

Entr'acte Theatrix presents The Rocky Horror Show at the Crest Theatre, through November 4.

Barry University stages Waiting for Godot through October 28.

University of Miami offers Boeing Boeing at its Jerry Herman Ring Theatre through October 27. 

Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts presents The Pajama Game, through November 4.

Annie plays at the Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts through November 18.


for kids...

Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents Sticks & Stones this Saturday only in their Amaturo Theater.

Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre puts on Little Shop of Horrors through October 28.

Sol Children's Theatre Troupe presents Rumpelstiltskin through November 11.  If your little one is a fan of the TV show Once Upon A Time, they may want to learn Mr. Gold's back-story.  Heck, admit it; YOU want to. So go.

The Little Mermaid plays at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, through November 17.

Peter Rabbit plays at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater, through November 16, 2012.

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