Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Scene for January 11, 1013

The kids are all back in school, as the new year rolls along.  That means we'll soon see more children's shows opening; I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but that's the way children's programming works. 

Be sure to check out this week's Coming and Going section; there's lots of interesting stuff blowing through this weekend, it would be a shame to miss it.  Among this weeks, offering is Young Arts Week 2013; it's not strictly theatre, but it includes performing arts.

And while we've had a lot of great shows so far this season, there are even more great shows to come - it's a great time to be a theatre-lover in South Florida.

Here's what's playing on The Scene this first weekend of 2013:


Maltz Jupiter Theatre opens Singin' In The Rain, through Janaury 27.

Zoetic Stage
opens Zach Braff's All New People at the Arsht Center, through January 27. Be careful clicking on that link at the office; a video blares to life when the page loads.

Tarrel Alvin McRaney's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet opens Saturday at GableStage.

you still haven't missed...

Mad Cat Theatre Company presents Kristina Wong's Cat Lady at the Lightbox Project at Goldman Warehouse through January 20, 2012.

The Women's Theatre Project presents Faye Sholiton's The Interview at the Willow Theater through January 20, 2013.

Broward Stage Door's production of The World Goes 'Round plays through January 20, 2012.

Island City Stage's production of Chris Weikel's Pig Tales: An Urban Faerie Story plays at Empire Stage through February 2, 2013.

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

community and conservatory...

The Sunshine Boys plays at the Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts through January 27.

coming and going...

You have two chances to see the Lost Girls Theatre present Super Shorts: an Evening of Geeky Play Readings; Friday in Miami Lakes, and Saturday in Fort Lauderdale.

Showtime Performing Arts Theatre presents the revue Singing and Dancing in the Rain this weekend only.

This weekend be sure to check out a concert presentation of Camelot at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Yes, this is the Lerner and Loewe musical we've all come to love.

Palm Beach PlayMakers presents the results of its first playwrighting collaboration, a staged reading of Boxer Shorts, this Saturday only at The Delray Beach Playhouse.

Jan McArt returns to the stage for Back Stage Story on Monday, a reading of a new play by Tony Finstrom at Lynn University.

Defending the Caveman squeezes in two performances this Monday, January 14, at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

last chance to see...

If you find yourself in Key West, you have until this Saturday to check out The 39 Steps at The Waterfront Playhouse.

for kids...

One Night in Frogtown plays Saturday, January 12 at the Miramar Cultural Center.

The Wizard of Oz winds up its run at the Showtime Performing Arts Theater this Saturday, January 12.

Pinkalicious plays the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center this weekend.  But we heard that it may be sold out...


  1. Hello C.L.J. ... how do I get on your PR list?

    Sol Children Theatre Troupe presents

    January 18 – February 3, 2013
    Fridays and Saturdays 7pm;
    Saturdays and Sundays 2pm

    3333 N. Federal Highway
    Boca Raton, FL 33431

    In a big old house, Ashgirl lives huddled deep in the protection of an ashy hearth. With her mother dead and her father away, she lives with her stepmother and two stepsisters. When the invitation to the ball arrives from the prince, Ashgirl finds the strength to go with the help of her friends, some of whom come from expected places. When she gets home, Ashgirl realizes that in order to regain the fleeting happiness she found in the arms of the prince, she must fight the monsters, the Seven Deadly Sins, who have slithered and insinuated their way into her heart and mind. She must believe in herself for others to do so. This is a bold retelling of the traditional fairy tale … one that will make audiences think more Brothers Grimm and Into the Woods than Disney.

    refreshments served at 6:15 followed by 7pm performance!
    tickets $15/$10 juniors ... seating by reservation only!
    All other performances tickets
    are $12/$8 for juniors (11 & younger)


    1. Hi-