Monday, May 13, 2013

Mondays are Dark

This Monday isn't entirely dark; The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan presents Being Alive, the Music of Stephen Sondheim. It features the talents of Wayne LeGette and Mia Matthews.  You can catch it tonight, and next week.

Lots of good stuff opening this week, be sure to check back Thursday for our weekly run-down of what's playing the local Theatre Scene

So without further ado, here's your Monday reading list!

Now Playing
Carol Kassie Theatrical Marketing re-posts an article about Avi Hoffman's Still Jewish After All These Years, which is presented by the Boca Raton Theatre Guild at the Willow Theater through this Sunday, May 19.

miamiartizine talks with one of the puppeteers from War Horse.  It's playing at the Broward Center, and also ends on May 19.  Don't miss it!

Garage Sale
The Wick Theatre is cleaning out all the stuff that the Caldwell Theatre Company left behind, according to Florida Theater On Stage.  

Speaking of Closed Theaters
The Producer's Perspective wonders where all the dinner theaters have gone.  In South Florida, we used to have the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, the Jan McArt Dinner Theatre, and the Musicana Dinner Theater.  Now we're down to Laffing Matterz.  Except they're dark for the off-season.  And they're not doing traditional fare, it's a sketch-comedy revue with funny songs.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Theater Re-Opening
The Palm Beach Daily News reports that the  National Arts Institute should have a lease for the Royal Poinciana Playhouse in a matter of weeks.

A couple of different articles about crowdfunding;  Mission Paradox reports the ins and outs of crowd funding, while 2AM Theatre can't even get their campaign posted due to bungled red tape.

Speaking of Revenue
The Houghton Library Blog delves into the history of theater's mainstay source of revenue; the ticket.

WLRN visits the Broward Center's Club Level during a recent performance of War Horse.
Eric Chirinsky stands at the bar of the Broward Center's new lounge Club Level, drink in hand, watching the Miami Heat battle the Chicago Bulls on a flat-screen TV.... But his wife, Katarina, isn't focused on pro basketball right now.  She's sitting alone, enjoying a plate of hors d'oeuvres and a glass of bubbly.

"He's watching the game, I'm having my champagne and the children are home, so everybody's happy!" she exclaims.
We love happy endings.

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