Friday, July 25, 2014

The Scene for July 25, 2014

 You can't deny the season; it is summer, with all the pounding heat and summer rain that defines a South Florida summer rainy season.

But you don't have to scramble for shade; slip into a nice, cool theater and escape the weather for a while.

Monday will bring the latest entry in the Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest Reading Series.  
Another double header:  Pigs Do Fly Productions will present Marj O'Neill Butler's Desperation at Empire Stage at 7:30 pm, while Teatro Promoteo will be reading Hector Pino's Tres Marias at 8:00pm.

Here's what’s playing on the scene this weekend:

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy opened this week at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, but it closes on Sunday and heads to Dubai.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus also plays at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, but it closes Saturday.

you still haven't missed...

Actors’ Playhouse opens Mid-Life 2! (The Crisis Continues) through August 17, 2014.  As the title suggests, this is the long-awaited sequel to that blockbuster hit Midlife: The Crisis Musical.
GableStage opens its production of  Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale, which runs through August 17.  
Palm Beach DramaWorks offers its concert version of The Most Happy Fella, which has been extended through August 3rd, but that's only 3 performances so call now.
The Arsht Center is opening H2OMBRE, its latest immersive summer theatre experience, through August 31. 

Re-Designing Women plays at Empire Stage through August 3.

last chance to see...
 Bernstein on Broadway winds up its run at The Plaza Theatre this Sunday July 27.

This is the final weekend for  Teatro Avante's the XXIX International Hispanic Theatre Festival; It closes this weekend on July 27.  Plays will be staged at the Arsht Center, Teatro Promoteo, the Adriana Barraza Acting Studio, and the Miami-Dade County Auditorium.  You can read about it on the Miami Herald, which also has the list of productions posted.

community and conservatory...
Florida Atlantic University presents August: Osage County   through July 26th.   It’s playing in repertory with Bonnie and Clyde, The Musical which closes the following day, July 27th.
Lake Worth Playhouse opens Legally Blonde: The Musical through July 27th.
Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts opens Les Miserables, through August 3.
The Main Street Players opens Becky's New Car this weekend in Miami Lakes, through August 17.

for kids...
Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre offers Shrek: The Musical through July 20.
The Delray Beach Playhouse offers Disney’ Alice in Wonderland Jr. through Saturday July 19.
Rapunzel plays at the  The Broward Center through Saturday, July 19 in the Amaturo Theatre.

Area Stage Company offers its conservatory production of Once Upon A Mattress through Sunday.
Sol Children’s Theatre presents The Commedia Pinocchio, through Sunday.

Actors’ Playhouse offers a completely different version of Pinnochio through August 2.  They have scheduled a sensory-friendly performance on July 26.

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