Friday, January 18, 2013

The Scene for January 18, 2013

Aaand the plays keep coming!  Zev Buffman, a pioneer of the South Florida theatre scene is back in town.  Back when the local theatre community consisted of half a dozen venues, Zev Buffman was the producer winning the most accolades.  The first few years of the Carbonell Awards, it wasn't unusual for it to be a race between Buffman productions at different theaters.

Speaking of theaters of the past, we hear that the Hollywood Playhouse might be picked up by someone interested in producing theater there.  That still leaves all three playhouses (Hollywood, Royal Poinciana and Coconut Grove) in limbo, but they all seem to have a vague future ahead of them, now.

Here's what's playing on The Scene this weekend:

opening...

Actors' Playhouse opens its much-anticipated production of Other Desert Cities, through February 10.

Chapter Two opens at the Plaza Theater; the bridge is still out, but it's pretty drive along A1A when you cross at Lake Worth or Boynton Beach.

Damn Yankees opens at the Broward Stage Door Theatre this week, through February 10.

Agatha Christie's The BBC Murders opens at Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse.

If you find yourself in Key West, check out Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks at The Waterfront Playhouse.  It plays through February 16.


you still haven't missed...

Zoetic Stage presents All New People at the Arsht Center for the Perfomring Arts through January 27, 2013.
Hamlet
plays at GableStage through February 10, 2013.

Singin' In The Rain plays at Maltz Jupiter Theater through January 27, 2013.

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.

Don't Drink The Water plays at the J's Cultural Arts Theater, through January 27.

Lake Worth Playhouse
offers The Drowsy Chaperone through February 3.

Showtime Boca offers the teen version of In the Heights.  Who knew there was a teen version?


coming and going...

Blood, Sweat and Mouseketears! with Lindsey Alley this weekend only at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

Late Night Catechism plays at the Maltz Jupiter Theater on Sunday, January 20.  That stage must dry out quickly...


last chance to see...

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

The Women's Theatre Project's production of The Interview ends its run at the Willow Theater this January 20, 2013.

Broward Stage Door's production of The World Goes 'Round also closes this Sunday, January 20, 2012.


for kids...

Story Pirates plays Saturday only at the Miramar Cultural Center.

Tarzan plays Saturdays at Showtime Boca through March 9.

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