Changes in Latitude for Alliance, Stage Door

Alliance Theatre Lab had to postpone its first musical, [title of show] slated for next month when two cast members dropped out. But the good news is they are substituting Kenneth Lonergan’s acclaimed contemporary play Lobby Hero.

Longeran’s drama will play in November back at its usual space at the Miami Street Playhouse in Miami Lakes after producing its last show ,’night Mother, at Barry University.

The show will be directed by Artistic Director Adalberto J. Acevedo and star ensemble members Anne Chamberlain, Mark Della Ventura, Mcley Lafrance and David Sirois.

The plot centers on Jeff, a luckless young security guard trying to get his life together after being thrown out of the Navy. But the titular lobby proves to be no sanctuary from the world as Jeff is drawn into a local murder investigation involving his supervisor, a tightly wound young man called upon to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an overzealous rookie policewoman who is in over her head with her unscrupulous hero-cop partner.\.

Lobby Hero plays Nov. 10-27 through the Alliance Theatre Lab performing at the Main Street Playhouse, 6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes. Performances 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m.  Sunday. Tickets are $10-25. Call (305) 259- 0418 or email Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card. Cash only at the door.

The Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre at the Byron Carlyle has substituted the Neil Simon play The Prisoner of Second Avenue for the previously slated transfer of Broward Stage Door’s recent large-cast production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

The new show starring Dan Kelley and Stage Door founder Dee Bunn will play Nov. 11-27.

Disappointing advance tickets sales and large weekly running costs for Forum prompted the change for the show slated for next month in the Byron Carlyle Theatre as part of the new initiative from the Coral Springs-based company.

A melding of comedy and drama, Prisoner revolves around the escalating challenges faced by Mel and Edna Edison, a middle-aged couple clinging to the American Dream. Mel has lost his job and begins to unravel, a plight exacerbated by noisy neighbors, excessive summer heat, a robbery and more. Ultimately, it is up to his family to bring Mel back to reality.

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