News Briefs: Lost Girls Play Reading And Dramawork’s Concert Of Camelot

South Florida Theater has a full slate of special events this weekend in addition to the openings of Zoetic Theatre’s All New People, Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Singin’ In The Rain, Cirque du Soliel’s Totem and Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Hamlet at GableStage.

—- Lost Girls Theatre, the region’s newest company founded by Andie Arthur and Katie Seigel, will present Super Shorts! An Evening of Geeky Play Readings at 8 p.m. Friday at Main Street Players, 6766 Main Street in Miami Lakes, and Saturday at Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre (located in the Galleria Mall), 2542B East Sunrise Boulevard.

The program features plays by local writers Arthur, Edward G. Excaliber, Ann Gillespie, Reina Hardy and Rory Leahy, all directed by Elizabeth Abad and Excaliber

The material is described this way in publicity materials: “Have you ever wondered about the sex lives of super heroes? Felt rather hipster about the zombie apocalypse? Questioned where your life was going while in line for a midnight showing of The Hobbit?”

Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more information, call (305) 209-3630 or visit www.lostgirlstheatre.com

—-Palm Beach Dramaworks is kicking off a new series of concert performances of acclaimed classics in a Musical Theatre Masters Series, opening this weekend with five outings of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Camelot.

Staged with a minimum of sets and costumes, resembling the stage readings of Dramaworks’ Master Playwrights’ Series, the production will be directed by Clive Cholerton who staged several similar shows while artistic director of the Caldwell Theatre Company. Musical direction will be by Caryl Fantel. The cast includes Michael McKenzie as King Arthur, Margery Lowe as Queen Guenevere and Jim Ballard as Lancelot with Barrie Ingham (a local resident who has portrayed Pellinore in revivals), Michael Focus, Shane Tanner, Joshua Alan Eleazer, James Cichewicz, Leah Sessam, Renee Elizabeth Turner and Casey Butler.

Tickets have been going very quickly, so check for availability. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday at 201 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Tickets are $35 and student tickets $10. Call (561) 514-4042, or visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

Two additional shows, to be determined, will be presented in the summer, when the series will expand to two segments: a lecture on the lives and careers of the artists who created the show and, on separate days, a presentation of the musical in concert.

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