Monday, July 21, 2014

Mondays are Dark

theatre_festival_home…except in the summer; the South Florida Theatre League  brings you Summer Theatre Fest, a series of free play readings hosted at member theaters across South Florida. They occur every Monday night through the end of August.
Today there are actually TWO readings- Actors’ Playhouse will be reading Juan C. Sanchez’ Dead by Night at the Miracle Theater at 7:30 pm, and The New Light Foundation will be reading Wendy White’s Roses are Blind at Empire Stage at 8:00 pm.

Here’s the rest of your Monday reading list.

You know, for the kids…

Miami ArtZine attended  a performance of City Theatre’s The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful (and Her Dog) at the Adrienne Arsht Center with a bunch of kids from Opa-Locka.

The fun musical was a hit with the children from Opa-locka, who all agreed that the absolute best part was her dog Newton’s rap performance, but many said they also enjoyed learning about the solar system and about how cool science can be. The children also had the opportunity to meet the actors personally and take photos with them to round up an exciting and memorable day.

Celebrating a Life

Florida Theater On Stage reports that the late Jay Harris will be remembered at GableStage tomorrow evening at 7:30 pm.  Mr. Harris was a champion of South Florida Theater who passed away last month due to complications from surgery for a damaged hip replacement.  It’s suggested that you call 305-445-1113 to ensure that you have a seat.  We expect it to be crowded.  Jay touched so many lives in South Florida Theatre.


Busy August for MadCat

There are two separate stories in Broadway World about upcoming MadCat Theatre Company projects: the first article reports that the company will be presenting Centralia

Mad Cat's Artistic Director, Paul Tei first became aware of Superbolt Theatre in the summer of 2012 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival when Mad Cat's production of Going Green the Wong Way, by Kristina Wong was also being presented.

The second article tells us that the company will be launching a new playreading series:

Mad Cat, in collaboration with Books & Books, is pleased to announce the BANNED/NEW Reading Series featuring plays that have been formerly banned for their dissident, provocative content as well as new works that examine freedom of speech and expression.

The first free reading is AUDIENCE by Václav Havel at Books & Books in Coral Gables.


Herald’s Arts Scene

The Miami Herald’s Arts Scene is chock full this week: it leads with Outré Theatre Company’s move from the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, with a brief stop at Sol Theatre/Evening Star Productions.

“It’s a phenomenal opportunity for us,” artistic director Skye Whitcomb said in a statement thanking Broward Center executives Shelly Bradshaw and Jill Kratish. “… when they gave us this wonderful opportunity, we couldn’t pass it up.”

They’ll be performing in the Center’s Abdo New River Room, where Slow Burn Theatre Company is also staging a couple of productions.


Jungle Fever

The Sun-Sentinel interviews Neil Goldberg and other members of his creative team about Cirque Dreams Jungle Fever, opening Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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