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A Deeper Look Inside Dramaworks’ Almost, Maine

There is a fifth crucial performer not mentioned in the playbill for Palm Beach Dramaworks’ upcoming production of “Almost, Maine.” High above the residents on a chilly Friday night in late January in the titular small town, a parade of lights flickers like the bottom of a multicolored curtain.

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Cancelled, Postponed, Understudies: The Show Goes On In SoFla Theater — Sort Of

The calendars in South Florida theater are being written in pencil—with  erasers. Regional theaters are forging through the Covid spike with no panic and limited public fuss, but with a total lack of certainty of anything—cancelling performances, jettisoning titles, postponing productions a week, a month, a year; inserting swings; and calming ticket buyers by email.

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Dickens Nailed It: South Florida Theater Two Years In Review

If Dickens’ opening line in A Tale of Two Cities has become a trite cliché through overuse it has become a painfully accurate truism about theater over the past two years, especially South Florida theater. Crippling loss and inspiring resurrection. Surrender and perseverance. And , now, the Covid threat has reasserted. But looking back on those two years delivers a testament worth celebrating and learning from.

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In Memoriam: Remembering Those We Lost in 2020-2021

Time as well as the pandemic have robbed the South Florida theater community of so many beloved and respected colleagues. The loss in 2020-2021 was not only to fellow artists, but to the patrons who valued their contributions to the fabric of the artistic and cultural life here. We take a moment to say thank you.

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The Drama Behind The Rebirth of Miami New Drama’s Satchmo Musical “A Wonderful World”

The creation of a musical always contains more drama than what ends up on the stage. But then there is the anguish and celebration that commandeered the pre-virus birth and now this winter’s resurrection of A Wonderful World that closed the night before it was to open at Miami New Drama.

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2021-22 SoFla Theater Will Be A Season Of Asterisks (Part 3 of 3)

The show will go on for SoFla theater, but 2021-2022 will be a season of asterisks, what ifs and when. In a three-part series, we talk to artistic and managing directors about why this season will be unlike any other: from COVID to diversity. While local theaters survived the past 17 months the coming season may determine whether every Florida company will still be here a year from now.

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2021-22 SoFla Theater Will Be A Season Of Asterisks (Part 2 of 3)

The show will go on for SoFla theater, but 2021-2022 will be a season of asterisks, what ifs and when. In a 3-part series, we talk to artistic and managing directors about awhy this season will be unlike any other: from COVID to diversity. While local theaters survived the past 17 months the coming season may determine whether every Florida company will still be here a year from now.

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2021-22 SoFla Theater Will Be A Season Of Asterisks (Part 1 of 3)

The show will go on for SoFla theater, but 2021-22 will be a season of asterisks, what ifs and when. In a three-part series, we talk to artistic and managing directors about why this season will be unlike any other: from COVID to diversity. While local theaters survived the past 17 months the coming season may determine whether every Florida company will still be here a year from now.

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The Ingenue Of Theatre Lab’s Next Show Is …. Well, Unusual

Not exactly svelte, and, yes, her taste in clothing leaves a bit to be desired, her grooming is decidedly askew and her gait will never be described as slinky. But the lovely Jess will likely score as the most memorable ingénue in South Florida in the coming season.

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Studying Themselves Instead Of Lines, SoFla Artists Look At Lessons From Pandemic

Many artists define themselves by a calling that relies on faith that their art form will always be there. But in 2020, the foundation of their sense of who they were and what they believed made their lives worthwhile vanished. They were forced into introspection about the primacy of their profession and their art in their lives. Here, they reveal what they learned about South Florida theater and especially themselves.

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