Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Scene for December 13, 2013

The critics are still trying to get to all the shows that opened last week, and we’re still trying to collate all the reviews; we’re glad that we don’t have to drive to all the theatres to do our part!

With so many shows playing around south Florida, how can anyone pick just one?

Well, we don’t usually play favorites, but this week, THE show to see is one that’s just opening: the Project [theatre]’s immersive Urban Apparel.  Renting an actual store, they have created a show about the people working in an ultra-hip store.  The Miami Herald delves into it for us, but the scale of the project is so impressive from every angle, we have to declare this one “The Hot Ticket.”

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

The Project [theatre] opens Urban Apparel at a store located in the Ultramont Mall in downtown Miami.

The Theatre at Arts Garage is presenting a radio play version of It’s A Wonderful Life on December 12, but if you miss it, Andrews Living Arts Studio  is running it through December 22.  If you head up to Arts Garage, reserve a table with some friends and pack a picnic basket.  It’s the way to go.

Broward Stage Door Theatre opens the musical 9 to 5, through January 19. It’s enough to drive you crazy.  If you let it.

you still haven't missed...
The Women’s Theatre Project presents The Lyons at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sands Park through December 22, 2013.

GableStage presents My Name is Asher Lev at its intimate space in the Biltmore Hotel, through December 22.
The Miami Theater Center brings back its production of The Red Thread through December 22.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre offerss its production of Annie, featuring Vickie Lewis as Miss Hannigan.  Through December 22.

The Santaland Diaries plays at Empire Stage through December 22, 2013.

The Plaza Theatre revives I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, through December 22.
The Wick Theatre offers Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, through December 25th.  Note that they tend towards a 7:30 curtain!

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater presents Making God Laugh through December 29, 2013.

Broward Stage Door presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo, through December 31.
Boca Raton Theatre Guild presents its production of RESPECT at the Mizner Park Studio Theatre through January 5, 2014.
Palm Beach Dramaworks mounts The Lion in Winter, through January 5th.
Laffing Matterz is back for another season of dinner, music, and outrageous original comedy at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Thursdays through Saturdays, with some Sunday matinees.

passing through...
The National tour of We Will Rock You plays at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts through this Sunday.  And yes, it’s the music of Queen, with a script from one of the writers of the British comedy series Blackadder.

The National Tour of The Book of Mormon plays  at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.  While the run is nearly sold out, some tickets can still be had.  Better yet, they’ll be holding a ticket lottery before every show, where a few remaining unsold tickets can be had for $25 a pop.

last chance to see...
Somehow we missed it on last week’s SCENE, but you can still catch part of the Key West Fringe Theater production of Cock if you happen to be in Key West – it closes Saturday.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is a fundraiser for Kutumba Theatre Project at Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale (Dec. 6-13). Call now if you’re interested; some dates are already sold out.

Showtime Performing Arts Theatre finishes its run of  Nunsense on Sunday, December 15.
The Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre winds up the return engagement of My Son, The Waiter – A Jewish Tragedy at the Byron Carlyle Theatre, this Sunday, December 15.

Delray Beach Playhouse presents Driving Miss Daisy through December 13.
Area Stage has the kids doing Monty Python’s Spamalot through December 15. 
Andrews Living Arts Studio presents a stage version of It’s A Wonderful Life, through December 21.
The West Boca Theatre Company opens From Door To Door, through December 22. 
The J’s Cultural Arts Theater presents Fiddler on the Roof through December 22.

for kids...
Showtime Performing Arts Theatre presents Story of the Nutcracker through January 5.
Madeline’s Christmas returns to the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater through December 22.

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