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What South Florida Theater Will Look Like When It Reopens

As a handful of local venues gingerly tried to reopen in recent weeks and others prepare detailed plans for the future, a regimen of detailed protocols ranging from parking to popcorn to Playbills is emerging in documents that define what performing arts events in South Florida may look like for customers, artists, staff and vendors when theaters can reopen fully.

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UPDATED: Arsht Lays Off Staff, Cuts Salaries And Slices Upcoming Season Budget In Half

The Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, one of the most high profile performing arts venues in the state, is cutting its coming fiscal year’s $42 million budget in half and just laid off, furloughed or cut salaries for its entire staff in anticipation of an $11 million loss this season.

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Arsht Lists Titles & Dates For Zoetic Stage /City Theatre

The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts announced titles and dates for its Theater Up Close series, slated to begin in early December with locally-produced works from Zoetic Stage and City Theatre including world and regional premieres. But officials do not know whether the coronavirus will force changes in the schedule.

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“I’m Still Here” SoFla Theaters Say, But What Will ‘Here’ Be?

In-depth report: Sets still standing on stages are silent pledges that these productions and theater itself in South Florida will resume – albeit in what many believe will be a different world. But what that cultural world will look like for audiences and artists could not be more uncertain, say theater professionals who have had to rethink and rethink again their plans. It’s different from when other disasters have struck Florida like hurricanes; this one may be open-ended.

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Sunday Update #1: Nearly Every Theater Closed, But Planning Beginss Weekend

The Coronavirus is closing some shows in South Florida theater, and causing the indefinite postponement of others, including the eagerly awaited world premiere musical A Wonderful World at Miami New Drama and the Carbonell Awards gala.

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Hamilton Remains Fresh, Vibrant Masterwork On Return Visits

Does it ever get boring being in the room where it happens?

No, it does not, as illustrated from the moment Aaron Burr begins recounting the story of this lad from the Caribbean who became one the United States’ Founding Fathers in the tight, engrossing production of Hamilton at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts through March 15.

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’20-21 For Primal Forces, Maltz Jupiter And Headlining Arsht Bway Tours: Hadestown

Another round of 2020-2021 season announcements has arrived with some promising titles — this time from Primal Forces and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre – plus a headline-making offering from Broadway Across America at the Arsht Center: Hadestown.

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Zoetic’s American Son Harrowingly Documents Racial Tumult In America Today

American Son at Zoetic Stage doesn’t offer solutions to the complexity of race so much as explore with increasing intensity the exact craggy contours of the gulf. Christopher Demos-Brown’s play brings the audience alongside those struggling with the conflicting and seemingly irreconcilable pressures on not just African-Americans but everyone awash in the social maelstrom.

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Lion King Roars Back To The Arsht As Fresh as Ever

The procession of savannah creatures –magnificent lions, leaping, a lithe leopard, soaring birds and a story-high elephant – strolling up the through aisles and onto a theater stage in the opening scenes of The Lion King is still breathtaking no matter how many times you’ve seen it.

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Knowing How It Ends Is Part Of The Secret For Flight 232

The highly theatrical, superbly effective United Flight 232 presented by the House Theatre of Chicago makes a strong ending to the Arsht Center’s Theatre Up Close series for the season.

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