Here’s a look back at 2014 including a very subjective subjunctive reductive list of outstanding shows, performances and developments guaranteed to make someone unhappy they were not on the list. Take comfort in that there was so much good work that this is the crème de la crème de menthe.
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Tagged 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Abby Perkins, Abigail Berkowitz, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Mile, Alexander Zenoz, Amy Miller Brennan Anne Chamberlain, Andy Barbosa, Angie Radosh, Antonio Amadeo, Arca Images, Arsht Center, Arts Garage, Assassins, Back of the Throat, Bad Jews, Blythe Gruda, Broward Stage Door, Bruno Vida, Carrie, Centralia, Chaz Mena, Chess, Chris Crawford, Christina Groom, Church, Clark Gable Slept Here, Clay Cartland, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Dana Castellano, David Arisco, Edges, Elizabeth Dimon, Ellis Tillman, Eric Alsford, Ethan Henry, Faiza Cherie, GableStage, Gidion's Knot, H2OMBRE, Hedda Gabler, Hurricane, Island City Stage, Jay Harris, Jerry Gulledge, Jerry Waxman, John Archie, Julie Kleiner, Karen Stephens, Katherine Amadeo, Keith Garsson, Laura Ruchala, Lela Elam, M Ensemble, Mad Cat Theatre, Makeba Pace, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Margaret Ledford, Mariand Torres, Mark Sanders, Michael McKeever, Mike Eidson, Miracle on South Division Street, Mothers And Sons, Murder Ballad, My Old Lady, Natalia Coego, New Theatre, Nicholas Richberg, Nicole Piro, Nilo Cruz, outre theatre company, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Parade, Patrice DeGraff Arenas, Patrick Fitzwater, Paul Reekie, Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts, Peter and the Starcatcher, Plaza Theatre, Primal Forces Productions, Ricky J. Martinez, Robert Johnston, Ron Hutchins, Serafín Falcón, Shane Tanner, Slow Burn Theatre Company, Summer Shorts, Sunset Baby, Terry M. Cain, The King and I, The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Mountaintop, The Trouble With Doug, The Wick Theatre, Thinking Cap Theatre, Tim Altmeyer, Tom Wahl, University of Miami, Vanessa Elisa, What's New Pussycat, William Hayes, Yoshinori Tanokura, Zoetic Stage
As if it was even needed, molten lava in the guise of scalding verbal acrimony ravages the apartment where incendiary family strife already was poised to detonate into devastation in GableStage’s uproarious and upsetting Bad Jews.
The South Florida Theatre League has announced its 2014 Remy Awards recognizing outstanding service and pioneering efforts in the development of the arts in the region.
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Tagged Alvin Entin, Area Stage, Christine Dolen, GableStage, Gene Seyffer, John Rodaz, Kathy and Joe Savarese, Lois Frankel, Mad Cat Theatre Company, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Maria Rodaz, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Paul Tei, Remy Awards, South Florida Theatre League, Steven M. Weinger
Usually there isn’t anything sexy or newsworthy about real estate in the world of theater unless it’s Glengarry Glen Ross. But as the season approaches, South Florida hasn’t seen so much packing and unpacking, opening tubes of Ben Gay, filling out of change-of-address cards, remodeling, scanning blueprints and updating websites as in the past season and the one coming up
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Tagged Actors Playhouse, Adrienne Arsht Center, Alliance Theatre Lab, Arts Radio Theatre, Boca Raton Theatre Guild, Florida Grand Opera, GableStage, Ground Up & Rising, Island City Stage, M Ensemble, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Miami Theater Center, New Theatre, outre theatre company, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Slow Burn Theatre Company, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, The Plaza Theatre, The Wick Theatre, Theatre At Arts Garage, Thinking Cap Theatre, Zoetic Stage
In chronological order, here is a highly subjective, personal list of the shows whose titles or concepts we most want to see this season.
Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale at GableStage focuses on a morbidly obese man wanting to reconnect with his abandoned daughter before his imminent death. But the darkly funny and affecting play — awash in profanity, cynicism, alienation and fatalism — reveals itself to be about hope rooted in the innate decency inside scalded souls.
Friends, family and colleagues will share stories about the life and contributions of South Florida theater champion Jay Harris at a celebration at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gablestage.
The curtain is not expected to rise on the first production at the “new” Coconut Grove Playhouse for five years, county documents indicate. But work on the project began in earnest this month. The county is in the process of hiring an architect, and GableStage, which will operate the theater, has hired a consultant.
The snowbirds have gone home, but South Florida theater never seems to go dark these days. This year-round trend has never been clearer than right now with a calendar is jammed with an overwhelming cornucopia of options over the next two or three weeks. Here’s an incomplete overview:
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Tagged Actors Playhouse, Beth Dimon, Christina Groom, GableStage, Gregg Weiner, Matthew William Chizever, Naked Stage, New Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Sally Bondi, The Plaza Theatre, Thinking Cap Theatre, Tom Wahl, Zoetic Stage
Certainly, The Mountaintop is about Martin Luther King’s place in the civil rights struggle, but the superb production at GableStage examines a more universal issue of how ever-present mortality makes impossible reaching an ultimate goal – which makes the pursuit all the more laudable.