2015 produced a wild variety of snapshots to paste in the theatrical scrapbooks: a male Dolly Levi, a homicidal dimwit slicing carrots, a kidnapper forcing her captives to learn nonsense, a tsunami engulfing a Japanese village, a green-gunked survivor of toxic sludge singing love songs to his blind librarian girlfriend. You know, just another year for regional theater in South Florida.
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Tagged Actors Playhouse, Aida, Alexander Dinelaris, Alexandria Lugo, Ali MacGraw, Alliance Theatre Lab, Always... Patsy Cline, Ana Villafane, Andrea Burns, Andy Rogow, Andy Senor Jr., Ann Marie Olson, Anne Chamberlain, Antonio Amadeo, Arielle Jacobs, Arsht Center, Arts Garage, Avi Hoffman, Barbara Sloan, Barbie Lazaro, Beverly Blanchette, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Bonnie and Clyde, Broward Stage Door, Bruno Vida, Buried Child, Casey Dressler, Christian Vandepas, Christina Groom, Christine Dolen, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Collin Carmouze, Constellation, Darrick Penny, Dolly!, Ellie Patterson, Emilie Papp, Emmanuel Schvartzman, FAU's Theatre Lab, Fully Committed, Genie Croft, Giordan Diaz, Ground Up and Rising, Gypsy, Hello, Henry Gainza, Infinite Abyss, Island City Stage, J. Barry Lewis, Jen Chia, Jessica Brooke Sanford, Joanna Penny, John Manzelli, Joseph Adler, Kaitlyn O'Neill, Katherine Amadeo, Keith Garsson, Kunya Rowley, Laura Hodos, Lauren Bell, Lee Roy Reams, Levis Jewish Community Center, Lewis J. Stadlen, Lindsey Corey, Lindsey Johr, Lou Tyrrell, Love Letters, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Marckenson Charles, Marilynn Wick, Mark Della Ventura, Marquee Theatre Company, Matthew Korinko, Melissa Minyard, Mia Matthews, Michael McKeever, Michiko Kitayama Skinner, Natalie Caruncho, New Theatre, Nick Duckart, Nick Santa Maria, Niki Fridh, Nilo Cruz, On Your Feet!, outre theatre company, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Palm Beaches Theatre, Patrick Fitzwater, Paul Louis, Paul Tei, Rick Pena, Rob Donohoe, Robert Johnston, Royal Poinciana Playhouse, Ryan Didato, Ryan O'Neal, Scott Shiller, Shane Tanner, Slow Burn Theatre Company, Small Membership, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Stephanie Genovese, Stephanie White, Stephen G. Anthony, Tally Sessions, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Little Dog Laughed, The Wick Theatre, Thinking Cap Theatre, Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, Vincent River, Zoetic Stage
What is endlessly worth examining and celebrating is how human beings cope with tragedy and what that says about who we are, what we are capable of and some insightful guidance on how our souls can survive as well as our bodies. These are among the themes of Tsunami, the world premiere by Nilo Cruz and Michiko Kitayama Skinner, a moving work of glorious theatricality t.
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Tagged Andy Barbosa, Ben Prayz, Eric Fliss, Erik T. Lawson, Jennifer Burke, Jeremiah Musgrove, Maha McCain, Michiko Kitayama Skinner, Nilo Cruz, Serafín Falcón, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Tsunami
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 addition to the two major productions still running that opened earlier this month and the four productions that opened last week, there will be 10 – count ‘em 10 – productions opening this week, not to mention five more opening the following week.
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Tagged American Idiot, Arsht Center, Brothers of the Dust, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Dirty Blonde, Dividing the Estate, Florida Grand Opera, Gerald Ford Superfreak, Island City Stage, Juan C. Sanchez, M Ensemble, Mad Cat Theatre Company, Miami Theater Center, Mr. Marmalade, New Theatre, Not Ready For Prime Time, outre theatre company, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Paradise Motel, Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts, Plaza Theatre, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, The Wick Theatre
After months of almost invisible activity, M Ensemble will resurface early next month far from its previous homes: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay.
Hamlet, Prince of Cuba is a new version adapted in English by Michael Donald Edwards, producing artistic director of the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, and translated into Spanish by Nilo Cruz, the Pulitzer-winning playwright raised in Miami, playing at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center..
The gleaming South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center holds its grand opening in Cutler Bay Oct. 1 and 2 with both free and ticket-only performances of music, dance and visual art.
More photos of the new center, all by Robin Hill.