Friday, November 1, 2013

The Scene for November 1, 2013

We can sympathize with the critics and Carbonell judges; a lot of shows opening this week and next, which means a lot of shows playing all over the place.  It's been a while since the theatre scene was this packed.  Everything's been late the last couple of weeks because we're working on those shows, too.

We don't usually plug opera on The Scene, but Florida Grand Opera is preparing a very rare staging of Mourning Becomes Electra, a fifty year old opera whose previous productions could be counted on one hand.  It's based on the trilogy of plays by Eugene O'Neill, and we'd be remiss if we didn't point out that this will be a historic production.  It only plays two performances next week at the Broward Center, so get your tickets now.

This Sunday, the Theatre League will participate in the Coconut Grove Bed Race; we hope to see you there, cheering on their entry in the Show Bed category - "Get in Bed with the Arts!"

Here's what's playing on the scene this weekend.


Outré Theatre Company opens Much Ado About Nothing at Black Box Studio at Mizner Park, through November 17.

The Theatre at Arts Garage  opens The Longing And The Short Of It, through November 24.

Knowledge and Noise is an original play opening at the Miami Theatre Center this weekend, through November 16.

you still haven't missed...

Slow Burn Theatre Company's its production of Next To Normal plays its final weekend at the West Boca Performing Arts Center this weekend.  It moves to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on November 7. 

The African American Performing Arts Community Theatre  presents August Wilson’s Fences at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center through November 3, 2013.

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men plays at Palm Beach Dramaworks through November 10, 2013.

Island City Stage presents The Timekeepers at Empire Stage through November 24.

passing through...

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center offers Romeo and Juliet, tonight only.

last chance to see...

Actors’ Playhouse hit production of Ruthless! The Musical ends its run at the Miracle Theater on Sunday, November 3, 2013.

The Stage Door Theatre production of Moon Over Buffalo at the Byron Carlyle  Theater closes Sunday, November 3rd. 


Down In Front Theatre Company opens Norman Is That You? at the Sunrise Soref JCC, through November 24.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat open at the Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts, through November 24.

Dreyfoos School of the Arts is offering Lend Me A Tenor through November 10.

for kids...

Shrek the Musical plays at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre through November 16.

Actors’ Playhouse presents Miss Nelson is Missing through November 15.

Sol Children's Theatre Troupe offers New Clothes for the Emperor through November 10.

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