Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Scene for July 18, 2014

The summer theater season is starting to heat up, as GableStage and Actors’ Playhouse open their summer shows, and Palm Beach Dramaworks opens its next concert version of a well-known but rarely-produced musical.
Monday will bring the latest entry in the Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest Reading Series!  
This week is another double-head:  New Light Theatre will be reading Wendy White’s Roses are Blind at Empire Stage, while Actors’ Playhouse will be staging a reading of Juan C. Sanchez’s Dead By Night at The Miracle Theater.  It’s also an opportunity to see some of the decorated umbrellas that theatre companies are doing as part of the festival.  And you have an opportunity for free chocolate.

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

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 opens its concert version of The Most Happy Fella, which plays this weekend and next.

you still haven't missed...

Teatro Avante presents the XXIX International Hispanic Theatre Festival this weekend through 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.

The Arsht Center is opening H2OMBRE, its latest immersive summer theatre experience, through August 31. 
Bernstein on Broadway plays at The Plaza Theatre through July 27.

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

last chance to see...

Ground Up and Rising winds up its run of 9 Circles at Artistic Vibes this Sunday, July 20.


Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s  Much Ado About Nothing ends its run at Carlin Park on Sunday, July 20.


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.

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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