Wick and Actors Playhouse Hold 1st Shows Inside Auditoriums

Madeline’s Christmas will reopen the main auditorium at Actors’ Playhouse. Photo by Alberto Romeu.

The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton has been entertaining during the pandemic aside from a few weeks in the depths of the summer. But all of their cabarets, revues and concerts have been performed in its large lobby with socially distanced tables and a long list of safety measures.

This weekend, the theater will hold its first event inside its main auditorium, capping months of COVID-related preparations including overhauling the air handling and filtration system.

Back Home Again, a John Denver tribute by Tom Becker and his band, features socially-distanced seating inside the auditorium in performances at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14.Show tickets are $68 with industry rate of $25. Dinner and a cabaret show is available prior to the Denver show for $100.

For more information, call 561-995-2333 or visit www.thewick.org.

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Actors’ Playhouse in Coral Gables will be among the few South Florida companies to host a theatrical performance inside its main venue when its stages a live production of Madeline’s Christmas in its Miracle Theatre as part its Musical Theatre for Young Audiences Dec. 5-20.

Invoking numerous health-related precautions including socially distant seating, the musical is based on the series of children’s novels by Ludwig Bemelmans about a dozen little girls attending a private school in Paris.

Performances will be held on Saturdays at 2 p.m. from December 5 – 19, 2020. A special holiday performance is scheduled for Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 5 p.m.

All guests will be required to maintain their distance, wear a face mask and participate in a temperature check upon arrival. Seating capacity is very limited, with the Actors’ Playhouse ticketing system now set to automatically block off surrounding seats upon ticket purchase. The auditorium will not be filled more than 30 percent capacity, less than the 50 percent mandated by the county .For more details, visit http://bit.ly/APNewNormal

Tickets are $25 for adults and children, and can be purchased by calling (305) 444-9293 or visiting www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Online, the troupe is offering A Christmas Carol featuring Tony Winner Jefferson Mays, who played numerous roles in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, playing 50 roles in this filmed production.

The work will be available Nov. 28 and then can be played unlimited on demand  for a 24-hour period through Jan. 3. Tickets can purchased at https://tinyurl.com/y49mc6el.

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