Friday, October 30, 2015
The Scene for October 30, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Slow Burn Theatre: Big Fish (reviews)
Slow Burn Theatre Company opened its production of the musical Big Fish at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on October 22, 2015.
Based on the celebrated novel and acclaimed film, Big Fish centers on Edward, a traveling salesman, who lives life to the fullest and then some! His incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife. But their son, Will, who will soon have his own child, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Big Fish swims deftly between two worlds: the lush, vibrant world of Edward’s fantasies and the subtler world of Will’s reality. Overflowing with heart and humor, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.
Patrick Fitzwater directed a cast that included Shane Tanner, Ann Marie Olson, Justen Fox-Hall, Anjane Girwarr, Gabe Sklar, Ben Sandomir, Leah Marie Sessa, Christopher Mitchell, Matthew Korinko, Kendra Williams, Geoffrey Short, Emily Tarallo, Brian Varela, Corey Vega, James Patrick Giordano, Nicole Kinzel, Meaghan Nagy and Joshua Conner..
Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Scene for October 23, 2015
Actors’ Playhouse: The Toxic Avenger (reviews)
Based on the classic cult film of the same name, this new rock-pop musical is a charming, exhilarating and hysterical love story that has it all – an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey Mayor, and two guys who play EVERY other character in the play; including bullies, monsters, old ladies and stiletto-wearing back up singers. “Toxie” is an unconventional contemporary love story with an environmental twist that will rock the house and leave audiences laughing out loud.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Mondays are Dark
This week’s “dark” theatre is the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The renovation of the 588 seat theater marks the end of final phase of the updates to the venerable Performing Arts Center, and Slow Burn Theater Company will opening its production of Big Fish there this week. It’s a new era for the company and for the Broward Center; hope you’ll be there.
Here’s your Monday reading list.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Evening Star Productions: 35mm (reviews)
A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song or fifteen? In 35mm, each photo creates a unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. A stunning new multimedia musical which explores a groundbreaking new concept in musical theatre…
Palm Beach Dramaworks: Picnic (reviews)
A handsome stranger drifts into a small Kansas town and awakens the dormant dreams and repressed desires of a group of lonely women in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Pigs Do Fly Productions: Flying High! (reviews)
Seven brand new short plays chosen to highlight ‘vibrant, healthy people over the age of 50 doing interesting things with their lives’; the plays are selected with all audiences in mind. Playwrights include E.M. Garcia, Andrea Rassler, Marv Siegel, and Carol White.
The Scene for October 16, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Mondays are Dark
Another Monday, another reading list. It’s a little sparse this week, but we think it’s just the calm before the storm; expect more next week, as the theatre season opens in earnest.
Today’s theater is the Stage Door Theatre in Margate. We don’t have an interior shot, but this former movie house has two stages. The company, formed in 1993, has also taken on a few satellite venues over the years, but this is their home.
Here’s your Monday reading list:
Friday, October 9, 2015
The Wick Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened… (reviews)
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum is a non-stop laugh-fest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Scene for October 9, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Broward Center: Once (5 reviews)
Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.
GableStage: Disgraced (reviews)
New York. Today. Four friends get together for cocktails and dinner at the apartment of a successful corporate lawyer who has turned his back on the Muslim faith of his parents. Relationships and beliefs about race and identity are questioned — as the dinner party explodes into professional and personal betrayals.
Stage Door Theatre: Promises, Promises (3 reviews)
Infused with the swinging energy of 1968 Manhattan, PROMISES PROMISES is the musical tale of a lovelorn young executive and a romantically troubled waitress. Featuring the hits “ A House Is Not a Home”, “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”, “I Say A Little Prayer For You,” and many more. Book by Neil Simon and music by Burt Bacharach.
Thinking Cap Theatre: A Map of Virtue (reviews)
A Map of Virtue is a symmetrical play guided by a bird statue, pivoting around an encounter with and dissection of evil. Part interview, part comedy, part middle-night-middle-forest horror story.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Mondays are Dark
Another Monday. It was a busy weekend, with plays opening and closing across the region, and of course, Broward County’s being hundredth anniversary party attracted throngs of nearly a dozen people. Which meant there were lots of seats at the Ikea Lounge, and the lines for drinks were nonexistent.
We’re bringing back the featured theater photo: this week’s theater is Palm Beach Dramaworks. Originally a movie house called the Florida Theater, the space has been home to The Stage Company, The Florida Repertory Company, The Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training, and The Cuillo Center. The only survivor through all of that is the door to what was the lobby telephone booth, which now serves as a closet.
Here’s your Monday reading list:
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Scene for October 2, 2015
We also wanted to point out this WLRN article about MicroTheatre Miami. We’ve listed this “well-kept secret” for months, we hope you’ve checked it out. And if not, well, check it out.