Monthly Archives: November 2010

Zoetic Stage ready to debut with timely “South Beach Babylon”

Among the highly anticipated evenings in local theater this season, few are in this league: a world premiere about South Beach to inaugurate a Miami theater company made up of some of the best talents in the region. Friday not …

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A clean well-lighted space at The Light Box for two companies

At least two theaters will be performing at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse when Miami’s newest performing arts space opens early next year in the Wynwood Arts District. M Ensemble, which contends it is the oldest continuously operating African-American …

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Young Voices having their theatrical say

Florida Stage’s 2010-2011 Young Voices Monologue Festival put the lie to the conventional wisdom that theater is a dying art form that only well-heeled Boomers, Gleeks and seniors care about. Students in grades 7-12 wrote and performed original monologues earlier …

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Gunzburger, Finstrom receive Jack Zink Spirit Award

Broward County Mayor Sue Gunzburger and longtime arts supporter Tony Finstrom have been named the 2011 winners of the Mosaic Theatre’s Jack Zink Spirit Award for having ‘demonstrated excellence in the areas of leadership, creativity, commitment and passion for the …

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Lionel Bart fans may not buy this problematic “Oliver!”

Sometimes theater is not fair. You can have strong singers and skilled character actors, you can have an experienced director, you can have a glorious score, you can invest lavishly in sets, costumes and a stageful of chorus members including …

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Kristina Wong’s comedy goes green the right way

Comic Kristina Wong loves dancing near the precipice of what society considers acceptable topics in mixed company, then diving over it. She revels in the profane and the gross, not for shock’s sake, but simply as tools in her kit …

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Enter Stage Left

Some promising openings spice up the pre-holiday period. Don’t blink or you’ll miss the very limited run of Mad Cat Theatre’s Going Green the Wong Way, a one-woman comedy about the difficulty of being environmentally responsible, starring the playwright Kristina …

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“Vices” has its virtues in Caldwell Theatre revival

If you saw the Caldwell Theatre Company’s world premiere musical Vices: A Love Story a year ago, rest assured the reprise is as sultry and sensual as you remember. What worked before works even better now; what didn’t work still …

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Boca Raton Theatre Guild moving forward

The Boca Raton Theatre Guild is evolving this season from a community theatre to professional company, in part by paying ‘competitive salaries,’ even hiring an occasional Equity actor, said artistic director Keith Garsson. The 20-year-old organization is moving from ‘emerging …

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Miami playwright commissioned for Humana Festival

Miami playwright’Marco Ramirez confirmed that he has been commissioned to write a ten-minute play for the 2011 Humana Festival of New Plays’ apprentice anthology program. The month-long festival presented by the Actors Theater of Louisville is one of the country’s …

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