Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Scene for December 28, 2012

Here we are: the final weekend of theatre for 2012.

It's been a very busy year, lots of really memorable shows; but three companies closed.  Broward County has lost its only resident Equity theater company, Mosaic Theater.  Promethean wasn't a major company, but produced excellent shows, and the venerable Caldwell Theater Company ended three decades of legendary production.  We've also seen some new players

If you're looking for something to do for New Year's Eve, it looks like the Stage Door Theatre has shows at its Broward and Miami Beach locations on the day, as does the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.  Also, we happen to know that there are still seats available for B.B. King at the Broward Center; not really theatre, but hey, it's B.B. King.

Here's what's playing on The Scene this last weekend of 2012:

opening...

Broward Stage Door opens The World Goes 'Round on January 28, 2012.


you still haven't missed...

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

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

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has settled with the stagehands' union, so Jersey Boys is now playing through January 6. Expect very full houses due to the shows canceled during the strike.

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


coming and going...

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center presents Broadway Songbook December 28-29.

Capital Steps plays New Year's Eve at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

Carlos y Marta plays Saturday at Area Stage.


last chance to see...

Somehow we missed Crash Box Theatre Company's production of Unleashed when it opened at Empire Stage on December 13.  It closes this Saturday, December 29.

Actors' Playhouse's critically lauded The Last Five Years ends its run at the Miracle Theater on December 30, 2012.

Luv winds it up at the Plaza Theatre this Sunday, December 30, 2012.

The National Tour of Sister Act finishes its run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts this Sunday, December 30.  Word of mouth has been very positive about this show.

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

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

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

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


for kids...

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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