Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Scene for December 11, 2015

We’ve finally got a little break in the weather this week.  And that means it’s a great excuse to see some live theatre!
If you’ve a hankering for brand new plays, you can either check out Two Weekends and a Day at New Theatre, or Theatre Lab’s New Play Festival.  Musicals?  All over the place.  Comedies?  We got’em.  Dramas?  You bet.  Something for the kids?  Hey, it’s the season, people!

Wanna see The NutcrackerMiami City Ballet is staging the George Balanchine’s version at The Broward Center this weekend, and the Arsht Center next weekend.  Meanwhile, Arts Ballet Theatre offers its own original staging at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center this weekend, and Parker Playhouse next weekend.  And if you’re looking for something “nutcracker-ish”, Meg Segreto Dance Center presents In the Nutcracker Mood at Parker Playhouse on Sunday.
Here’s what’s playing this week on The Scene:

New Theatre: Two Weekends and a Day (reviews)

New Theatre opened the world premiere production of Two Weekends and a Day on November 21, 2015.
Penned by local playwright Susan Westfall, this new work is set on one couple's beachside porch and another couple's country deck, over the course of two weekends and a day. This sexy and bittersweet play follows the friendship of four adults who, in the words of Jimmy Buffett, are growing older... and finally growing up through the most devastating moments in their lives... after mid-life crisis. The play was conceived with the help of the Cultural Affairs Departments Playwrighting Development Program alongside the mentorship of Deborah Zoe Laufer in 2014.
Ricky J. Martinez directed a cast that included Susie Kreitman Taylor, Barbara Sloan, R. Kent Wilson, Kim Ostrenko, Evelyn Perez, and Clinton Archambault.

Stage Door Theatre: Gypsy (reviews)

 The Broward Stage Door Theatre opened its production of Gypsy on November 20, 2015.
GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920′s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include “Let Me Entertain You”, “Some People, You’ll Never Get Away from Me”, “If Momma Was Married”, “All I Need Is the Girl”, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, and “Together Wherever We Go.” GYPSY has been referred to as one of the greatest American musicals.
Dan Kelley directed a cast that featured Ann Marie Olson, Matthew Korinko, Kelly Ziegler, Erica Rose Mendez, Ellie Pattison, Stephanie Genovese and Christina Groom.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Scene for December 4, 2015

Now that we’ve transitioned into The Holiday Season, things are really cooking across South Florida. 
It’s your last chance to see the Slow Burn production of Dogfight, which moved from the Broward Center to the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center.  And speaking of shows you might have missed, Island City Stage has revived its smash hit Daniel’s Husband at the West Boca Theatre Company.
Two productions flying by this weekend: Mad Cat’s take on The Point, and the Arts Radio Network version of It’s A Wonderful Life.
Here’s what’s playing this week on The Scene: