Friday, December 5, 2014

The Scene for December 5, 2014

WE hope you’ve gotten through the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers.  And now that we’re past THAT holiday weekend, everyone is trying to open their shows before the next holiday sets in.  Nine local productions and one national tour all open this week in South Florida.

And just because it’s fun, you have two different versions of Fiddler on the Roof and A Christmas Carol.  OK. so one Fiddler is a professional production while the other is college show, but the dueling Christmas Carols are on a more or less equal footing.  One’s in Palm Beach County, the other in Miami-Dade, if you’re in Broward, flip a coin.
Here's what's playing on South Florida stages this weekend:  


Fiddler on the Roof opens at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, through December 21.
Palm Beach Dramaworks opens its production of Israel Horovitz’ My Old Lady.  Through January 4, 2015.
Actors’ Playhouse opens Miracle On South Division Street at The Miracle Theater, through December 28.
The Wick Theatre opens the classic musical Mame, starring Leslie Uggams.  Yes, you read that right.
Empire Stage opens its holiday offering, Silver Balls, and yes, it’s probably exactly what you’re thinking.  Merry Christmas!
Outré Theatre Company opens its production of Othello at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, through December 21.
A Chorus Line opens at the Crest Theatre in the Delray Center for the Arts, through December 14.
Island City Stage revives its critically acclaimed production of The Timekeepers at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton.
The Project Theatre opens their latest, um, project; U.S. Drag, but Gina Gionfriddo.  It plays at 5600 Space through December 21.

you still haven't missed...

Bad Jews plays at GableStage through December 21, 2014. 

New Theatre's production of The Gospel According to Jerry at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center plays through December 14.
Old Jews Telling Jokes plays at the Broward Stage Door Theatre through January 4, 2014.

passing through...

The national tour of The Book of Mormon plays at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts through December 14.

community and conservatory...

Area Stage opens In the Heights, through December 21, 2014.
New World School of the Arts offers Elmer Rice’s The Adding Machine, Aristophane’s The Birds and Fiddler on the Roof,  through Sunday December 6.  Bit of a spread, that.
Broward College presents The Spoken Word through Sunday, December 7.
The Curtain Call Playhouse presents The Matchmaker at The Willow Theater through Sunday, December 14.

for kids...

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka plays the Broward Center for the Performing Arts this Friday and Saturday.
Actors’ Playhouse offers their musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol, through December 21.
Sol Children’s Theatre offers a completely different musical version of A Christmas Carol, through December 21, 2014.

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