The future of the 24-Hour Theatre Project – a popular fund-raiser that cemented the theater community’s solidarity – seemed endangered when its founders, the Amadeos, announced they would be leaving the state. Enter the Theatre Lab, which will present Project on May 1 with the Amadeos’ blessing.
A different season advance: Quietly, oh so quietly, the 2016-2017 theater season in South Florida is shaping up to be as notable for tidal growth, contraction, ebb and flow as it is for the actual productions scheduled.
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Tagged Actors Playhouse, Andie Arthur, Antonio Amadeo, Arquitectonica International Corp., Arts Garage, Broward Center, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Colony Theatre, Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Dave Arisco, David Gordon, Empire Stage, Fantasy Theatre Factory, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, GableStage, Gabriel Hammad, Giancarlo Rodaz, Infinite Abyss, Island City Stage, Katherine Amadeo, Katherine Siegel, Keith Garsson, Lost Girls Theatre, Louis Tyrrell, Main Street Players, Mark Della Ventura, Meera Hammad, Miami New Drama, Michel Hausmann, Moises Kaufman, Naked Stage, New City Players, New Theatre, outre theatre company, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Pigs Do Fly Productions, Punchline Theatre Company, Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, Stringlight Theatre Co., Theatre Lab, Thinking Cap Theatre, Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts
Antonio and Katherine Amadeo, who separately and together championed cutting edge work through their Naked Stage company and who helped unite the local artistic community with their 24-Hour Theatre Project, plan to leave the state. Their departure ends their plans to open a new venue in West Palm Beach focused on exciting younger audiences about theater as an entertainment option.
GableStage has produced a version Terrrence McNally’s satire about theater, It’s Only A Play, that is funnier and has far more heart than the Broadway edition.
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Tagged Antonio Amadeo, Christopher Chisholm, GableStage, It's Only A Play, Joe Ferrarelli, Joseph Adler, Lourelene Snedeker, Michael McKeever, Terrence McNally, Wesley Slade
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, Arsht Center, Arts Garage, Avi Hoffman, Barbara Sloan, Beverly Blanchette, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Bruno Vida, Buried Child, Casey Dressler, Christian Vandepas, Christina Groom, Christine Dolen, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Collin Carmouze, Darrick Penny, Ellie Patterson, Emmanuel Schvartzman, Fully Committed, Genie Croft, Giordan Diaz, Gypsy, 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, 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, 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, Zoetic Stage
Like a spinning gem with an infinite number of glittering facets, GableStage’s kaleidoscopic production of Constellations is an outstanding achievement in playwriting, direction and some of the most skilled acting you may see this season.
Twenty-seven theater artists and organizations will receive the eighth annual South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards honoring an outstanding or unique contribution,” the group announced Monday.
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Tagged Andy Rogow, Angie Radosh, Antonio Amadeo, Barbara Sloan, Bruno Faria, David Arisco, Derelle Bunn, GableStage, Iris Acker, Island City Stage, John Manzelli, Joseph Adler, Josieu Jean, Kristian Bikic, Lance Blank, Laura Turnbull, Makeba Pace, Mary Damiano, Mia Matthews, Michael McClain, Michael McKeever, Mike Westrich, Natalia Coego, Nicholas Richberg, Nicole Stodard, Niki Fridh, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Robert Johnston, Ron Levitt, Shane Tanner, Shelley Keelor, Silver Palm Theatre Awards, The Vanguard Theatre, The Wick Theatre, Tony Finstrom
If the context of the eight sketches in Shorts Gone Wild 3 is primarily gay-centric, the material and performances have markedly improved year after year until it has reached a high-water mark in the series’ quality.
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Tagged Andy Rogow, Antonio Amadeo, Christina Groom, City Theatre, Craig Moody, Gail S Garrisan, Gladys Ramirez, Island City Stage, John Manzelli, Kevin Black, Larry Buzzeo, Michael Leeds, Michael McKeever, Niki Fridh, Patricia Cotter, Paul Rudnick, Sheri Wilner, Shorts Gone Wild 3, Stuart Meltzer, Tony Finstrom
The Naked Stage, the 8-year-old company that has won acclaim and awards despite a tiny budget and no permanent home, is planning to open a 145-seat theater in a former antiques shop on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach in 6 to 12 months.
South Florida Theater patrons checking and responding to email during a performance has mushroomed in recent years, but it reached a high water mark last week indicating a worsening of the collision of technology, performance art, the obsession with staying connected and the etiquette of communal interaction.