Those who doubt that young people are no longer interested in theater should watch the hundreds and hundreds of teenagers producing a tsunami of enthusiastic cheering and celebrating they generate at the 16th annual South Florida Cappies Awards Gala on May 22. See complete list of nominees in 42 categories.
A second round of South Florida theater season announcements have coincided with the withdrawal of snowbirds, but if this year’s busy slate is any indication, the 2018-2019 season will barely slow down post-Easter.
An emotion-choked audience leapt to their feet during Monday’s 42nd annual Carbonell Awards ceremony, but it had nothing to do with the recognition of excellence in South Florida theater. The sustained outburst was the response to seven Stoneman Douglas students singing “Shine,” the song some of the students wrote in response to the Feb. 14 tragedy.
The complete list of Carbonell Award winners, nominees and breakdown by theater and county for the 2017 performance year.
The tradition of staging a 24-hour marathon of theater-making as a fundraiser, first used locally by Naked Stage’s founders in 2008, will continue March 4-5 to support an intern and apprenticeship program at Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University.
If it’s February, then theater companies are taking advantage of the visiting snowbirds presence to announce what they hope will be an enticing slate of titles for the 2018-19 season.
Broward Stage Door, which has weathered a dozen fiscal and artistic highs and lows, will leave the home it established 23 years ago in an abandoned Margate movie house, and move this summer to the new Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.
South Florida has long been home to minority-dominated theater companies as well as productions in which race was a central theme. But the Carbonell Award nominations for 2017 released this morning underscore how opportunities have grown specifically for African-American artists in the region and for audiences interested in their work.
2017 nominations for the 42nd annual Carbonell Awards
News about benefit concert for ailing choreographer Ben Solmor, another public hearing on the Coconut Grove Playhouse set for Thursday, and Andrews Living Arts closes