Some of the most prominent names in playwriting today – plus a local actor and writer – headline an intensive series of readings May 11—14 at Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University headed by Louis Tyrrell.
With its short run production of “A Special Day” this week, Michel Hausmann and the fledgling Miami New Drama company begin an ambitious slate of projects that began earlier this year with The Golem of Havana.
On April 28, Marilynn Wick will sign a $5 million mortgage and take formal possession of the former Caldwell Theatre building, heralding the beginning of a new phase of The Wick Theatre.
There are two crucial and easily misunderstood aspects to comprehend about The Hammer Trinity, a piece of epic storytelling playing eight weekends at the Arsht Center beginning this Saturday, produced by the hyper-imaginative House Theatre of Chicago and commanding a $150 ticket.
Opening Thursday in the Abdo New River Room is Diego & Drew Say I Do, a twist on the popular Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding in which audience members join in the show and become “guests” at the wedding reception of Diego Torres and Andrew Boudreaux III.
The gem of Palm Beach Dramaworks’ continuing expansion is the new play development program The Dramaworks featuring Jennifer Fawcett’s Buried Cities bowing next month.
The Passenger, composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s operatic treatment of the Holocaust and its aftermath, will be a heavy enterprise, in a number of ways, when it makes its area debut April 2-9. The Florida Grand Opera will present The Passenger at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
With humor, but pride as well, tenor Anthony Laciura refers to many of his roles in a half-century as a professional opera singer as the “second banana.” More formally known as “the comprimario,” another such role is bringing him out of retirement as an opera performer when he appears March 18-20 in the Palm Beach Opera season closer, Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos.
2015 produced a wild variety of snapshots to paste in the theatrical scrapbooks: a male Dolly Levi, a homicidal dimwit slicing carrots, a kidnapper forcing her captives to learn nonsense, a tsunami engulfing a Japanese village, a green-gunked survivor of toxic sludge singing love songs to his blind librarian girlfriend. You know, just another year for regional theater in South Florida.
Probably the last place you’d want to be after rehearsing with the same cast and crew for weeks, then knowing you’re heading into a month-long run would be gathering at a table for Thanksgiving dinner. But that’s where some members of the cast of Palm Beach Dramaworks’ The History Boys found themselves on the recent holiday.