Sometime after more than 400 performances, Wayne LeGette lost track of how often he had appeared in the enduring musical about relationships I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Whatever the figure was, the odometer is about to roll over this month.
There may be 12 days of Christmas, eight days of Hannukah and seven days of Kwanzaa, but there are 31 days of theater in South Florida underscored by the coming week in which at least 11 shows are opening in addition to at least 11 already open and at least seven more opening later.
These photos were taken of the world premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s new take on Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra which premiered this week at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Aggressively, gleefully and literally irreverent, with the most profane lyric about the Almighty ever heard in a Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon is the most improbable smash since a prequel to The Wizard of Oz premiered a decade ago. So it’s not odd that the national tour opening Tuesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is one of the most popular tickets in the Broadway Across America season.
Considering that some aficionados say Mourning Becomes Electra is one of the most thrilling operas ever written, Fort Lauderdale composer Marvin David Levy can be forgiven a bit of curmudgeonly pique that it’s also one you’ve never heard. That will change Thursday thanks to the Florida Grand Opera.
Photos of Thursday’s ribbon cutting for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s $2.5 million renovation plus photos of the new interior.
When the finished $2.5 million project is unveiled at an open house Monday, the transmogrified Maltz Jupiter Theatre will serve as a valediction and validation of its decade growing from Burt Reynolds’ local dinner theater into one of the premier producing houses in the state.
Never have the undead been more alive than in South Florida theaters this month as companies take advantage of the spooky season to raise money or just let their unnaturally hirsute hair down. Both the original play The Rocky Horror Show and the cult film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, are mainstays of various events. But there’s more than that.
So you think you know nearly everything about theater except what will be a guaranteed hit on Broadway next year? On an intermittent random basis, we will run our exclusive no-cheat trivia contest. There are no prizes other than to be able to brag that you aced it. You are on the honor system – you cannot look up the answers on the Internet.