We will post below what closings, postponements, damage reports and, Thespis willing, reports of theaters unscathed as people report in. This will be updated regularly.
Oline and I hope all of you and your loved ones are safe, and that all you are contending with, like us, is a lack of power in this sweltering heat and more downed tree limbs than the finale of Into The Woods.
Florida Theater On Stage wants to keep the community and patrons informed about whether this will affect productions over the next three weeks (especially this weekend), and what if any damages your physical venue sustained including if you escaped unscathed. As soon as is feasible, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 954-478-1123 or Facebook us with as much detailed information as you have. We want to hear from anybody, producers, stage crew. But please only pass on information you genuinely know.
Whatever you do, please stay safe. There are dangers still out there such as heat exhaustion during clean-up.
Updated 3:10 p.m. Wednesday
—– Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, will screen for free a series of family films for the community Thursday – Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The historic theater is fully operational. A news release states, “The company would like to give back to the community by providing a cool, air-conditioned reprieve for patrons during this difficult time.” Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. The website is currently down. Call (305) 444-9293
—-The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County box office and administrative offices are now open. All performances will be presented as anticipated. Specifically, the new season will open this weekend with Free Gospel Sundays starring CeCe Winans and Miami Mass Choir this Sunday, September 17 at 5 p.m. The Center’s free behind-the-scenes tour, regularly scheduled at noon on Saturdays, will go on as scheduled.
—-Arts Garage in Delray Beach’s box office is not open but it plans to go ahead with all the concerts it had previously announced for this weekend.
Updated 11:07 a.m. Wednesday
—-Muscle Bears the Musical at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale will resume performances Friday.
Updated 10:16 a.m. Wednesday
—-Due to power issues, Thinking Cap Theatre in Fort Lauderdale is postponing this weekend’s opening of Straight White Men to December 14 – January 7.
—-Area Stage Company in Miami’s production of An Octoroon, slated to open this weekend has been rescheduled to open Sunday the 24th because the theater only has partial power Wednesday.
Updated 9:14 a.m. Wednesday
—- Palm Beach Dramaworks’ phones and Internet are down, but the theater is intact. An Evening With Charles Busch slated for Saturday the 16th has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 13, 2018.
—-The South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center is closed for the weekend. It sustained “some damage but nothing major,” according to a statement. More information will be available when the center reopens Monday.
—-Broward Stage Door is currently postponing its productions of Saturday Night Fever – The Musical and The Sunshine Boys because of a loss of power. The reopening and other information will be forthcoming. But the building sustained no damage. The hope is to resume performing Friday.
Updated 9:35 p.m. Tuesday
—-The Wick Theatre’s opening of its new exhibit Bling at its costume museum as well as its one-woman show A Conversation With Edith Head slated for Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th has been postponed.
—-Jeff Johnson at The Waterfront Playhouse in Key West reported this afternoon that “At this point, the exterior of the theater is fine — the roof is intact and even the A/C units appear solid. There is no apparent structural damage. Our Business Manager stayed in Key West during the storm and will report back to us about the condition of the interior as soon as he can communicate back with us — since there is no electricity, Internet or WiFi in Key West.”
—-Shorts Gone Wild presented by Island City Stage and City Theatre, cancelled its last performances slated for this past weekend, ending the run. Managing Director Martin Childers reports no damage to the theater they share with In finite Abyss in Wilton Manors.
.—-The Bailey Hall Mainstage series at the Davie campus of Broward College opening with Manual Cinema Presents ADA/AVA will go ahead as scheduled on Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m.
—- Glory Days is scheduled to open Friday at the Kelsey Theater in Lake Park provided curfew is lifted and power is not an issue. Tickets are on sale and tickets held for last weekends shows (when originally scheduled to open) will be honored this weekend. Patrons to should check the Kelsey or Maplewood Playhouse websites and Facebook pages in case there are further changes.
—-Bailey Hall on Broward College’s Davie campus has postponed the screening of Pushing Dead originally scheduled for Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. The screening will be rescheduled to a future date and all previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new screening.
—–The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG’s Peppa Pig’s Surprise, a family-oriented stage show based on a TV show, is slated to continue as scheduled at the Au-Rene Theater on Saturday, September 16 at 5 p.m.
—-Daimien J. Matherson’s Measure for Measure Theatre has cancelled its production of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition for the 2017-2018 season. They plan on rescheduling this show for our 2018-2019 season. The new company’s next production will be a shadowcast of Repo! The Genetic Opera in October and Nine (A play by Jane Shepard) in November with Erynn Dalton and Infinite Abyss Productions.
—- Comedian Steven Wright will perform as scheduled at Parker Playhouse on Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m.
—-The performance by Brazilian Voices at the Broward Center previously scheduled for September 15 has been rescheduled for Friday, December 1. All
honored on the new show dates.
—- Ethan Bortnick, the 16-year-old musical phenomenon, will still performs two live concerts in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Updated 10:36 a.m. Thursday
—-Shorts Gone Wild presented by Island City Stage and City Theatre have cancelled Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Updated 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
—-GableStage will be closed starting Thursday, September 7at 2 p.m. The box office will reopen as soon as it is safe.
—- Bailey Hall on the Davie campus of Broward college has cancelled the free Festival of the Arts that had been scheduled for Saturday, September 9 from noon to 5 p.m. The free 2017-2018 season preview with performance showcases will be rescheduled.
—-The radio play It Happened One Night originally scheduled for Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 has been cancelled and attempting to reschedule.
Updated 11:04 a.m. Wednesday
—-Broward Stage Door has cancelled performances of Saturday Night Fever and The Sunshine Boys for Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Exchanges can be made by contacting the theater
—–Coral Springs Center for the Arts Theatre’s season launch slated for Friday has been cancelled.
Updated 10:31 a.m. Wednesday
—–The Pre Carnival event scheduled for Friday evening at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Ridge has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Dance classes slated to begin on Tuesday of next week will take place only if Miami Dade County Schools and Miami-Dade County facilities have been reopened.
Updated 9:55 a.m. Wednesday
—-Shorts Gone Wild presented by Island City Stage and City Theatre will perform Thursday and Friday, but they have cancelled Saturday and Sunday.
Updated 9:17 a.m. Wednesday
—-Proyecto Teatral Las Mercedes this Saturday at Main Street Players in Miami Lakes has been cancelled. A new performance date will be announced soon.
Updated 9:55 a.m. Wednesday
—-Shorts Gone Wild presented by Island City Stage and City Theatre will perform Thursday and Friday, but cancel Saturday and Sunday.
Updated 7:48 p.m. Sept. 5.
With Hurricane Irma closing in, those in charge of theater performances and venues are considering whether to cancel or postpone productions and events.
Florida Theater On Stage has reached out to most of the artistic directors, producers and venue operators in the three counties, and asked them to keep us informed of any changes, and, after the storm has subsided, how it has affected them.
We will post this information on an ongoing basis regularly updated here on the site, on Facebook and Twitter, assuming we also are operational.
Please stay safe everyone
—–Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s ArtsLaunch2017 event originally scheduled on Saturday is now cancelled along with all activities scheduled for the venue. The event might be rescheduled.
—-Arca Images has cancelled Baño de Luna slated for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center.
—- The radio play It Happened One Night slated to be performed this weekend at the Broward Center has been cancelled.
—-Broward Stage Door plans to cancel performances of Saturday Night Fever on Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon, although a final decision is still being made. Exchanges can be made by contacting the theater.
—-Pompano Beach Amphitheater as of 6 p.m. Tuesday *did not* plan to cancel its Thursday concert Blackberry Smoke with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
—-Glory Days, a musical slated to open this weekend from the Maplewood Playhouse at The Kelsey Theatre in Lake Park in Palm Beach County, has been rescheduled to open Sept. 15-17