Monday, August 4, 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.  And now that it is August, that means you’ve only got five chances left to catch on.

Tonight, the play is a reading of It Feels Good by Michael Yawney, at GableStage.  You can read about his play on South Florida Gay News.


Now here’s the rest of your Monday reading list:



Boca Magazine reports that several arts organizations in Palm Beach County are transitioning to new leadership, including the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  If that doesn’t ring a bell, it includes the Crest Theatre.


The Miami Scene

The Miami Herald ran its Sunday arts scene column on schedule, and it includes a notice that Estelle Parsons will be performing in the Palm Beach Dramaworks production of Israel Horovitz’s My Old Lady.  Also, the Arsht Center has expanded their schedule, and Conundrum Stages is going all out this Friday at Sunrise Civic Center Theatre.


The Bard in Boca

Boca Tribune fills us in on the upcoming production of The Comedy of Errors being presented by Evening Star Productions later this month.


End of an Era

The Miami Herald reports on the closing of a legend; Ruth Regina’s wig shop in Aventura.  The landlord wants to put another business in there, presumably at a much higher rent.

During a career that coincided with the glory days of showbiz glamor in South Florida, she applied makeup to the faces of presidents and all four of the Beatles; got Gene Kelly to guide her through a dance he did with Judy Garland in 1942’s For Me and My Gal; hobnobbed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis and other stars.

Another Opening

Broadway World reports on the upcoming production of Butterflies are Free, which opened Friday at the Broward Stage Door Theatre.  Michael Leeds directs.


In Other News

The Stage News (UK) reports that nearly two thirds of theatregoers do not read reviews.

Meanwhile the survey found only around 3% of the 317 respondents use social media to discuss a performance after attending the theatre.

Bad, and worse.  What are these people doing, talking face to face?

The majority (around 80%) of those who said they had discussed a show after going to the theatre said they did this face-to-face, rather than via the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter.

How very Elizabethan of them!

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