Monday, October 28, 2013

Mondays are Dark

This Monday, it may be more accurate to say Mondays are long; today is Naked Stage’s 24 Hour Theatre Festival.  Late yesterday, playwrights received the titles of the plays to write.  This morning, the directors received the scripts, and the actors came in to start reading lines.  And tonight, you can see the results at Palm Beach DramaWorks.  
Next weekend is the Great Coconut Grove Bedrace; on Sunday, the South Florida Theatre League will make its race debut with their Get in Bed with the Arts entry.  Come out and cheer them along.
Here’s your Monday reading list:

24 Hours
As noted above, today is the The Naked Stage's 24 Hour Theatre Festival. The Sun-Sentinel fills us in on it, while  The Drama Queen is observing the event as it unfolds.  You can also follow it on Twitter.  And tonight, you can see the results at Palm Beach DramaWorks

Speaking of The Drama Queen
Christine Dolen is one of the recipients  of this year’s Silver Palm Awards .  You can read about it on The Miami Herald, or in Florida Theater On Stage,

Beyond Menopause
Palm Beach ArtsPaper reports on the next project from the woman who brought us Menopause, the Musical.  It’s called The D Word – A Musical.  Can we start a petition to stop appending “the Musical” or “a Musical” to all new musicals for the next five years?

Jupiter Rejuvenated
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre opens its new season with a newly renovated venue, and Florida Theater On Stage tells us about it.
Construction began in late spring as soon as the regular season closed. Crews ripped out the downstairs lobby walls to the studs. The staff moved into the Reynolds Center office building next door. The youth programs performed off campus at the Jupiter Community High School and Lighthouse ArtCenter.
One Step Closer
Florida Theater On Stage and The Palm Beach Daily news both report that the National Arts Institute has signed a lease with Sterling Palm Beach for the Royal Poinciana Playhouse.  From the former:
NAI inked a 22-year-lease with a 20-year-option this week with Sterling Palm Beach LLC, the developer of the commercial shopping center hugging the east side of the Intracoastal, said NAI spokesman Marty Rogol.
Teen Ambassadors
Sun-Sentinel’s Teen Link fills us in on the Teen Ambassador program at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts:
The Teen Ambassadors are required to view and promote at least one show per month, each from a different category. The categories include Broadway, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, classical, jazz and Family Fun.

“We try to expose the kids to all of the genres we can,” Teen Ambassador Adult Mentor Jill Kratish said.

Students promote on social media sites and later write or film personal reviews of what they watched.

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