Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Scene for February 7, 2014

Blink and you’ll miss it; this week’s Scene is out early enough to tell you about the Arts Garage Radio Theatre production of Casablanca tonight, Thursday February 6th, only. 
New Theatre and M Ensemble both open shows at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center – kudos to Eric Fliss for working with both companies to make this happen.
A lot of closings this weekend – if you haven’t caught Gablestage’s Anthony and Cleopatra, or Slow Burn’s Parade, or ONCE at the Arsht Center, or Boca Raton Theatre Guild’s Pippin, or Julie Johnson at Kutumba, or End of the Rainbow at Actors’ Playhouse, well, you might manage it if you double up on Saturday and Sunday.

But man, that’s a lot to cram in.
Here's what's playing on the scene this weekend:


New Theatre opens Visiting Hours at its new digs in the Lab Theatre at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, through March 2nd.

The M Ensemble also opens its first play at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, staging Knock Me A Kiss in SMDCAC’s Black Box Theater.
If you somehow managed to miss My Son The Waiter all those weekends it was playing at the Stage Door Theatre last year, you’re in luck.   Miami Stage Door Theatre brings Brad Zimmerman and his one-man-show back to the Byron Carlisle Theater through March 2.

Steve Solomon is at it again; he has a new one-man show, Steve Solomon’s Canoli, Latkes, & Guilt! The Therapy Continues…, playing at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts through February 16.

you still haven't missed...

Other Desert Cities plays the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West through February 15.
The Zoetic Stage  production of Assassins plays at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts through February 23.
Parade Productions presents The Last Schwartz at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, through February 23.

Harold Pinter’s Old Times is challenging audiences at Palm Beach Dramaworks through March 2.
The Wick Theatre production of 42nd Street has been extended through February 15, 2014.
Island City Stage presents Secrets of the Trade at Empire Stage, through February 9.
Weisenthal plays at the Broward Stage Door Theater, through March 16.
Broward Stage Door presents Crimes of the Heart, through February 23.
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.

coming and going...
Mandy Patinkin brings his Dress Casual to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday.
The musical Once passes through the Arsht Center this weekend. See it by Sunday, or you’ll have to wait until next season.
The national tour of Sister Act stops in at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday.

last chance to see...
Teatreo Prometeo’s production of Electra in Spanish winds it up this Saturday at Miami Dade College.

GableStage ‘s acclaimed  Anthony and Cleopatra at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach winds up its run this Sunday, February 9. This is their co-production with London's Royal Shakespeare Company and New York's Public Theatre.
Boca Raton Theatre Guild ‘s production of Pippin at the Willow Theater closes this Sunday, February 9, 2014.
Slow Burn Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Parade winds it up this February 9, 2014.
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater production of End of the Rainbow also closes February 9.
The Kutumba Theatre Project‘s  Julie Johnson at The Galleria Studio Theatre closes February 9.
The Plaza Theatre’s production of Renee Taylor’s My Life On A Diet comes to an end February 9.  Directed by Joseph Bologna.  Yes, really.  He might even be there.

The oldest community theatre in South Florida, Delray Beach Playhouse,  offers You Can’t Take It With You through February 16.
Main Street Playhouse, which is not the oldest community theatre in South Florida, but is the oldest continually operating community theatre in Miami-Dade County, presents Next Fall, through March 2.
Florida Atlantic University Department of Theater offers Two Gentleman of Verona through February 23, 2014.

for kids...

Pocahontas plays at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre through March 1.
The University School Of Nova Southeast University offers Shrek the Musical this weekend only.

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