Monthly Archives: July 2010

Florida Stage settles into its new, larger home at the Kravis Center

The first thing that hits you is the sense of space. Florida Stage audiences have nestled so long in its intimate amphitheater with the low ceiling that the new home with its stadium feel and lights 30 feet overhead might …

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Upcoming Auditions

Cabaret at Entr’Acte Theatrix, auditions to be Aug. 10-11 at Palm Beach Day Academy, Seaview Avenue, Palm Beach, in the Matthews Auditorium.’ Open call begins at 6 p.m. All roles are available.’ Be prepared to sing favorite 16 measures, dance, …

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Queen-size comic camp, a la Stanwyck

It’s summer, and camp is in session at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.’ The cozy theatre’s current production is He’s Coming Up the Stairs, a kitschy, cross-dressing, comic take-off on Sorry Wrong Number, a thriller about an invalid who overhears …

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24-Hour Theatre Project set for October

The 24-Hour Theatre Project ‘ one of the most anticipated theater events in South Florida each year ‘ has been set for 8 p.m. Oct. 4. The fourth annual fundraiser brings together dozens of local playwrights, directors and actors who …

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Art isn’t Easy

Theaters always seek innovative ways to raise money and reward donors, from Actors Playhouse plaques and Bacardi for donating drinks (the company must have a cellar covered with them) to the Caldwell putting a donor’s name on everything except the …

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What�s the Korean word for “Congratulations!”?

Academy, the musical that Maltz Jupiter Theatre artistic director Andrew Kato has been working on for ten years, keeps gathering honors and momentum.’ The story about sin and temptation in an exclusive boys’ school had a workshop at the Maltz …

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Florida Stage’s Kravis debut is “Low Down” and far away

Perhaps the least explored phenomena in the alchemy of theater is the chemistry between the production and the logistics of the venue. There can be no argument that Low Down Dirty Blues, Florida Stage’s first offering in its new space …

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Laugh, blast you, laugh

Other than cell phones going off, is there anything half so aggravating as the woman sitting next to you laughing her head off at something on stage that really isn’t all that funny or some guy weeping copiously when it’s …

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Dramaworks� “Gin Game” plumbs the painful depths of aging

Residents of the Bentley Retirement Home are not going gentle into that good night. The septuagenarians are shouting, crying and cursing to punctuate their refusal to lay down and die in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ The Gin Game, which opened Sunday. …

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Welcome to South Florida Theater Review

Today, I’m very happy to announce the launch of South Florida Theater Review. Bill Hirschman will be the lead critic for this new website, which will cover the theater scene in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties with the same …

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