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To Go Or Not To Go: House Theatre’s The Hammer Trinity

The question that patrons and colleagues have kept asking critics with trepidation during the past week or so is whether they should invest more than 9 3/4 hours and $150 for each ticket to see the House Theatre of Chicago’s epic three-play production comprising The Hammer Trinity as part of the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series.

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House Theatre’s Hammer Trinity: 9 1/2 Hours, 7 Acts, 51 Roles, 18-Foot Dragons & A $150 Ticket

There are two crucial and easily misunderstood aspects to comprehend about The Hammer Trinity, a piece of epic storytelling playing eight weekends at the Arsht Center beginning this Saturday, produced by the hyper-imaginative House Theatre of Chicago and commanding a $150 ticket.

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The Magnificents Is Old Fashioned Entertainment

The Magnificents, The House Theatre of Chicago’s production that’s playing inside the intimate Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center, is pure and simple and classic entertainment.

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The Magnificents Is Theatrical Ode To Classic Magic At Arsht

By Michelle F. Solomon If the House Theater of Chicago’s Death and Harry Houdini was about neglecting life in the pursuit of conquering death, The Magnificents is the other side of the coin. “The Magnificents is about a guy who …

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Rose And The Rime From House Theatre Celebrates Storytelling But With Adult Dark Message

In three visits to Miami, the House Theatre of Chicago has always exuded an underlying love of the gloriously imaginative storytelling only theater can deliver. But its current entry at the Arsht Center, Rose and the Rime, is specifically about storytelling as much for adults as children.

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New Theater Company Partners In Arsht’s Next Season Plus Zoetic, UM & House Theatre

Miami-born siblings Natalie and JJ Caruncho, pursuing careers in New York, have created a company whose first production will be Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Woods as part of the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series next season.

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Theater Up Close Announces New Season For Arsht, Zoetic, House Theatre and UM Students

An increasingly ambitious season has been announced for Theater Up Close’s 2013-2014 schedule, the initiative which teams the Adrienne Arsht Center with Zoetic Stage, the University of Miami theater program and the House Theatre of Chicago.

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Not Your Average Nutcracker

Darkness has often been an element of classic Christmas stories: A Christmas Carol, It’s A Wonderful Life, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. But leave it to the House Theatre of Chicago to come up with a quirky twist on The Nutcracker co-produced with the Adrienne Arsht Center.

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Arsht Center’s New Musical ‘Girls vs. Boys’ No Knockout

Give the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts an A for effort for taking on a Herculean task of mounting an original show, and a rock musical for that matter, in times when theater audiences are more apt to settle for My Fair Lady or Fiddler on the Roof. Trouble is, Girls vs. Boys, which is being promoted as high-energy with a “throbbing” and “soul-bearing” score never reaches its potential.

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Arsht Bonds with Zoetic, House, U of Miami & Alliance For Theater Up Close Next Season

Theater Up Close, the series co-produced by the Arsht Center, has announced a 2012-2013 season partnering with the home-grown Zoetic Stage, the University of Miami’s theater department, the House Theatre of Chicago and, for the first time, the Alliance Theatre Lab of Miami Lakes.

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