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The nominations for Carbonell Awards honoring theatrical excellence in South Florida released today provide some interesting material for observers to chew over. The nominations seem to depict a very healthy year for musicals and a less impressive number of new works produced, quality notwithstanding. The standout element was the large number of nominations honoring young and/or struggling companies.
As certain as mistletoe and Auld Lang Syne are top ten lists from arts critics. These are the shows that spoke to me personally and professionally, the ones I’d want to see again.
Inarticulate people hold forth in a bar in a torrent of existential philosophy and metaphorical verbiage in John Patrick Shanley’s Savage In Limbo at the Alliance Theatre Lab. But if Shanley lets them go on way too long, it’s undeniable that this cast wrenches at the audience’s heart as they depict humanity’s fundamental yearning to change their lives and find “something better.”
Encouraging trends emerge while poking among the entrails of the new season schedules for South Florida theater. Among them: an emphasis on new and newer works as producers and artistic directors try to seduce younger audiences, meaning people under 70.
The initial production two years ago of Brothers Beckett, an insider’s reportage on Millennial angst, was not an artist’s sketch at the Alliance Theatre Lab. But its current revival feels far more like a fully-realized, finely-detailed work as if the painter went back in to enhance its virtues.
You have until just before midnight today (Thursday) to contribute to the Alliance Theatre Project’s online funding campaign to raise money to help pay for its revival of the acclaimed Brothers Beckett at the Arsht Center in March this spring. …
The Alliance Theatre Lab is about to graduate to another level when its successful Gen-X comedy Brothers Beckett is revived in a co-production with the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series March 7-24. But the cost of such a production …
Details on Theater League Holiday Party The time, date and place have been set for the South Florida Theatre League’s annual holiday party and membership meeting: 7:30-10 p.m. Monday, December 3, at the Copacabana Supper Club, 219 S. Andrews Avenue …
Eighteen Silver Palm Awards honoring theatrical excellence in South Florida during the 2011-2012 season will be presented Dec. 3, as well as two Remy Awards from the South Florida Theatre League.
The 2012-2013 season of South Florida theater promises a continued arc toward more new works and thought-provoking titles ripped fresh off the New York stages, sprinkled with enough perennials and confections to remind us that theater is as much about entertainment as catharsis. Check out our season calendars (click here and here) which document about 250 of the even larger list of offerings.