Church Services Update: Dana Castellano, Who Bravely Battled Cancer In Public And Online, Succumbs Saturday
Brandishing pink boxing gloves as her totem and a defiant “F*** cancer” as her catchphrase, artist and theater activist Dana Castellano fought valiantly and publicly against the disease that ended her life Saturday. Her battle, waged on Facebook and a crowdsourcing site as well as in her body, galvanized the theater community
Broward Stage Door, Outre Theatre Company and Slow Burn Theatre Company have agreed to honor some of the tickets sold to patrons of The Plaza Theatre which shuttered late last month in Manalapan.
Publishing student reviews of high school theater is the cornerstone of a new service from Florida Theater On Stage and the South Florida Critics and Awards Program, better known as The Cappies.
Schedule of High School Shows evaluated by The Cappies
The South Florida Theatre League has announced its 2014 Remy Awards recognizing outstanding service and pioneering efforts in the development of the arts in the region.
The eighth annual 24-Hour Theatre Project on Monday had a slightly different vibe to it with everyone on stage and much of the audience wearing tiny teal ribbons representing the fight against cervical cancer. But Naked Stage cofounders Katherine and Antonio Amadeo pledged the proceeds toward the medical expenses of theater supporter Dana Castelleno, who is in hospice with stage 4 cancer.
Twenty-six theater professionals, activists and organizations are being honored for “outstanding or unique contributions to South Florida theater” with the Silver Palm Theatre Awards.
The Naked Stage’s annual 24-Hour Theatre Project is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, hosted this year by Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach. All proceeds will go directly to Dana Castellano — a longtime supporter of the entire South Florida theatre community — to help cover medical costs as she battles cervical cancer.
The Plaza Theatre in Manalapan declared bankruptcy and closed its doors Friday on the day that it was poised to begin its third season due to a precipitous drop in ticket sales and an inability to attract wealthy underwriters.
Why see Annie yet once again? First is director Martin Charnin has banished the saccharine overkill and played the remaining cuteness and heart-tugging moments against a grimy, downtrodden Depression that should resonate today. Second, savor the national bow of Davie’s Issie Swickle as she nails the title role with thechops of someone a lot older than her nine years.