Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Scene for November 16, 2012

Hard to believe that it's almost Thanksgiving; wasn't it just Labor Day?

Well, the 24 Hour Theater Project has come and gone; you can read about it on Florida Theater On Stage or The Drama Queen. It's back to an old formula since the Caldwell Theatre closed; the Amadeos producing, and Joe Adler once again making his stage available for the benefit of others.  He's a real mensch, that Joe.  Kudos.

A lot of shows closing this week; if you haven't decided, let's make Saturday "South Florida Theatre Scene" night at the Plaza Theatre for Driving Miss Daisy; you don't want to miss this dream cast performing a great play on such an intimate stage. We'd watch any of those three actors read a phone book.

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


opening...

Mosaic Theater opens Conor McPherson's The Birds, through December 9.

The Miami Theatre Center kicks off a new era with its original adaptation of Chekov's Three Sisters.  But I hope they fix their lousy website, soon.  It's almost as bad as Area Stage's.

Laffing Matterz is back at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts; new show, new chef, new seasons of laughs.


you still haven't missed...

Venus In Fur plays at GableStage through December 9, 2012.

The Alliance Theatre Lab production of roomies plays at the Main Street Playhouse through November 25, 2012.

The Women's Theatre Project production of Delval Divas plays at the Willow Theater through November 18, 2012.


last chance to see...

M Ensemble's production of August Wilson's King Hedley II at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse closes November 18, 2012.

The Naked Stage winds up its premiere production of A Man Puts On A Play at the Pelican Theater this November 18, 2012.

The Women's Theatre Project production of Delval Divas ends its run at the Willow Theater on November 18, 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.

Thinking Cap Theatre's production of The Drawer Boy plays at Empire Stage on November 18, 2012.

Girls vs. Boys plays at the Arsht Center through November 18, 2012.


passing through...

Million Dollar Quartet winds up its run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts this November 18, 2012. 

Catch Me If You Can dashes through the Kravis Center through this Sunday.


conservatory & community...

Friday only, Miami-Dade College's Prometeo Theatre presents Pancha Garmendia y Elisa Lync.

The national tour of Titanic the Musical plays this weekend at The Crest Theatre.

Florida Atlantic University offers Summer and Smoke through November 18.

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

The Curtain Call Playhouse presents Auntie Mame at the Herb Skolnick Center through November 25.

Lake Worth Playhouse presents The 1940s Radio Hour, through December 2.


for kids...

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center presents Charlotte's Web as part of their Family Fun Series.

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

Peter Rabbit plays at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater, through November 17, 2012.

Area Stage offers Sleeping Beauty Kids this weekend only.

Miami Children's Theater presents Violet at the Alper JCC, through November 18 .

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