Friday, December 21, 2012

The Scene for December 21, 2013 (updated)

It's the end of the world as we know it - provided you believe the current misinterpretation of the Mayan baktun cycle being passed around the inter-webs.  Or if you work at the Kravis Center.

Yes, things are getting ugly at Palm Beach's union-busting Performing Arts Center; twelve years of violating their union contract has finally come home to roost as IATSE local 500 pickets the center, and the incoming tour (comprised of members of at least two different unions) refuses to cross the picket lines.

Which means that more scheduled performances have had to be canceled, according to The Palm Beach Post.  The Kravis Center, in its characteristically arrogant fashion, has tried to pin the blame everywhere but where it belongs - on the management of the Kravis Center.  Every decision they've made since they chose to violate their contract with the union has led inexorably to this strike.

NOTE: the strike was settled on December 21, allowing Jersey Boys to open Saturday, December 22.

In the meantime, there are loads of other shows playing on the Scene - go see them.


The National Tour of Sister Act plays at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts through December 30 - and no pickets on their horizon.  It looks like this will be the only national tour opening in South Florida this week.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has settled with the stagehands' union, clearing the way for Jersey Boys to open this weekend.  Expect a very full run through January 6.

If you find yourself in Key West, check out The 39 Steps at The Waterfront Playhouse.

you still haven't missed...

Andrews Living Arts Studio presents Nunsense A-men through December 31.

Actors' Playhouse presents The Last Five Years at the Miracle Theater through December 30, 2012.

A Delicate Balance plays at Palm Beach Dramaworks through January 6, 2013.

Luv plays at the Plaza Theatre through December 30, 2012.

The Theatre at Arts Garage presents Exit, Pursued by Bear through December 30, 2012.

The granddaddy of all musicals, Showboat, plays at the Broward Stage Door Theatre through December 31, 2012

The Arsht Center presents the totally non-ballet House Theatre production of The Nutcracker through December 30, 2012.

Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre's production of Side by Side by Sondheim plays at the Byron Carlysle Theater through December 31, 2012.

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

last chance to see...

Parade Productions presents The Santaland Diaries at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center through December 23, 2012.

Miami Theater Company presents Imaginarium in its Sandbox studio through December 22.

Three Sisters winds up its run at Miami Theater Center this December 22, 2012.

community and conservatory...

New World School of the Arts presents The One Project through Saturday.

New Theatre presents The Miami 1-Act Festival Winter Session at the Roxy Performing Arts Center through Sunday

for kids...

Sol Children's Theatre Troupe
presents The Commedia Christmas Carol through Sunday, December 23.

A Christmas Carol, The Musical returns to Actors' Playhouse, through December 23.

The House Theatre of Chicago presents The Nutcracker at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, through December 30 - this is not a ballet!!

Miami Children's Theatre presents The Little Mermaid Jr. through December 30.

The Wizard of Oz plays at the Showtime Performing Arts Theater through January 12.

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