Monday, October 14, 2013

Mondays are Dark

Sorry for the delay – theatre season is in full swing, and working in theatre sometimes gets in the way of reporting on the goings on of theatre.
The 24 Hour Theatre Festival is coming up on October 28: contact The Naked  Stage if you’re interested in volunteering some support.  This year, Palm Beach Dramaworks is hosting the event, in which several one-act plays will be conceived, written, cast, and staged within a 24 hour period.

Speaking of the 24 Hour Theatre Project
The Palm Beach Daily News publishes its first story on The 24 Hour Theatre Festival , because it’s the first time it’s been held at Palm Beach Dramaworks.

Bringing it Home
Broadway World fills tells us that the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center has partnered with the newly established District Stage Company to produce Viva Broadway, with special guest star Jon Secada.  But he’s not the only native South Floridian starring in the show. It’s directed by Heidi Miami Marshall (The Addams Family), with musical direction by Alex Lacamoire (Tony and Grammy award winner for his work on In the Heights.  The cast includes: Janet Dacal, Henry Gainza (Co-Founder of District Stage Company), Nina Lafarga, Jose Luis Lopez, Karen Olivo, Eliseo Roman, and Andy Señor.

Family Affair
The Shiny Sheet reports that Plaza Theatre’s production of Brighton Beach Memoirs stars Noah Jacobson, the son of the company’s producer, Alan Jacobson.
The senior Jacobson left the casting of the roles of Stanley and Eugene, for which his son auditioned, to director Andy Rogow.
“I wanted Noah to get or not get the role on his own merits,” he said.
Ground Control to Stage Left
The Washington Post reports that since the government shutdown has closed NASA, they’ve been filling the time rehearsing Into The Woods.  I guess they know more about stages than just the ones in rockets.

Speaking of Stages
The Stage Door Theatre is set to open Sophisticated Ladies, according to Broadway World.

Speaking of The Stage
The Stage reports that the United Kingdom celebrates Stage Management Day on October 10th.
For this year’s Stage Management Day, theatres are planning their own events  – including inviting stage managers to join a show’s curtain call, putting slips into programmes to highlight crew working behind the scenes and allowing stage managers to take control of a show’s social media site for the day.
Mark your calendars for next year!  Because I assure you, every stage manager already has….

…In Palm Beach, the Royal Poinciana Playhouse is still closed.  But the Palm Beach Daily News reports that a lease should be signed within two weeks.

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