Friday, May 29, 2015
The Scene for May 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Broward Stage Door Theatre: Bell, Book, and Candle (reviews)
Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. Witches, however, unfortunately cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads into a number of difficulties.
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Scene for May 22, 2015
Palm Beach Dramaworks: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (5 reviews)
Just four months before her death, the great Billie Holiday takes the stage at a watering hole in Philadelphia, where she relates the story of her hard-knock life and triumphantly shares more than a dozen songs.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Zoetic Stage: Betrayal (4 reviews)
Sexy, smart and provocative, Betrayal explores the tangled lives of Emma and Jerry, as they engage in a passionate love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other and even themselves. Telling the story in reverse chronological order, Pulitzer Prize-winning Harold Pinter innovatively explores the complexities of love, guilt and duplicity in this award winning masterpiece.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Scene for May 15, 2015
It’s starting to feel like summer out there, but the theatre season is still going strong across South Florida.
A couple of critically acclaimed shows close this weekend: it’s your last chance to catch Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, A Chorus Line and The Little Dog Laughed. But if you want to see something that’s never produced, check out The Skin of Our Teeth at New World School of the Arts. It was a game-changer when it was introduced, and it remains a personal favorite.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Wick Theatre: Dames at Sea (reviews)
A long-running hit off-Broadway that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters, this campy song and dance show is based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30’s. Dames at Sea was selected as “Best Musical of the Year” by Time, Newsweek, and Outer Critics Circle.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Scene for May 8, 2015
It’s fleet week in south Florida, and you have a choice of nautically-themed musicals to choose from: the national tour of Anything Goes, set on an ocean liner, plays at the Broward Center. And The Wick Theater Company just opened their production of Dames At Sea.
The first is a 1930’s musical featuring a score by Cole Porter. The second is a 1960’s spoof of a 1930’s musical, written George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, with music by Jim Wise.
Of course, the perfect musical for Fleet Week is On The Town, but it’s not playing locally. And while you could grab a DVD of the movie or stream it, you can do that anytime. So go see something live. And if you see a sailor – or any member of our military – be sure to thank them for their service.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Island City Stage: The Little Dog Laughed (reviews)
Spring lightens the mood with the Broadway comedy, The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane. This rollicking comedy follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star whose resourceful agent, Diane, keeps pushing him back in the closet, even while he’s falling for a cute rent boy with a girlfriend. (Wait, the rent boy has a girlfriend?).
Broward Center: Anything Goes (reviews)
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy is sailing in to Fort Lauderdale. Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's production, The New York Times hails it a "musical-comedy joy" and USA Today calls it "glorious and exuberant!" Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including "I Get A Kick Out Of You," "You're the Top," and of course, "Anything Goes."
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Stage Door Theatre: A Chorus Line (reviews)
Auditions are underway for a new Broadway musical. For everyone present, it’s the chance of a lifetime. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed of – to have the chance to dance.Told through captivating song, riveting drama and stunning choreography, the auditionees describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Mondays are Dark
It’s been awhile, but we finally found time to compile your Monday reading list.
We hope you didn’t lose too much money in the Kentucky Derby or on the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight; or if you won, now you have plenty of money to see a show. (of course, Mayweather was going to win either way).
Anyway, while the theatre scene is finally slowing down enough that we can start parsing it out for you, there is still a lot going on. Here’s your Monday reading list:
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Outré Theatre: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (5 reviews)
The explosive off-Broadway hit Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson reimagines America's first populist president, casting him as a rock star. If you're sexy and charismatic, is it okay to be violent and bigoted? Is the guy you'd want to have a beer with really the guy you want running the country? A look at both the positives and pitfalls of populism, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a sexy, updated look at one of the most influential characters in American history. Alex Timbers’ clever book for the show was nominated for a Tony.
Friday, May 1, 2015
The Scene for May 1, 2015
A lot of stuff closing this week, but there are a lot of shows in rehearsal, so we’ll see a number of openings over the next couple of weeks. Slow Burn’s production of RENT is sold out for its final weekend – a nice way to end the run. And you won’t want to miss The House Theatre of Chicago production of The Magnificents at the Arsht.