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Area Stage’s Giancarlo Rodaz’s visionary, deeply moving new production of Beauty and the Beast, a near identical production as it mounted last summer, but with two new leads, is as radical a restaging as John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd.
Area Stage’s Giancarlo Rodaz’s visionary, deeply moving new production is still Beauty and the Beast, but it’s as radical a restaging as John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd.
Area Stage Company travels back to 1982 on an exploration of the sociological jungle of Manhattan as born-rich 20-somethings give birth to the Me Generation in the issues oriented drama with a wry humor in This Our Youth.
A nerdy teenager struggling with being an outsider takes a pill with a dangerous computer that advises him on dealing with high school hell in Area Stage Company’s intriguing but flawed sci-fi fantasy musical Be More Chill which has been a huge hit with the target peer group.
News: Miami New Drama, Main Street Players, MNM, Area Stage, Silver Palms, Actors’ Playhouse, Kravis, GableStage, Tovah Feldshuh
Theater isn’t just coming back to life, it’s emerging in a score of ways. Here’s a sampling of opening nights, fundraisers, new venues, even a call for ushers. News about Miami New Drama, Main Street Players, MNM, Area Stage Company, Silver Palm Awards, Actors’ Playhouse, Kravis Center, GableStage, Tovah Feldshuh
Young, visionary director Giancarlo Rodaz’s winning approach in Area Stage Company’s current unorthodox, yet triumphant production of the classic musical Annie features eight adult actors playing all roles in a stripped down environment in the round.
For its next professional production, South Miami’s Area Stage Company promises the musical Annie “like you’ve never seen before” later this month. It’s set in a speakeasy, has eight adult actors doubling and tripling parts, Miss Hannigan is a man in drag — and there are no children.
Area Stage revives its imaginative 2018 production of Shrek the Musical as conceived, directed and designed by Giancarlo Rodaz, but with mostly new cast members, on an outdoor stage near its new home at a shopping center.
A look back at 2020: Yes, South Florida theater was crippled by the pandemic. But its acolytes remained driven to express their artistry, and patrons remained ravenous for their work. They continued to explore projects, create avenues and seek paychecks with efforts ranged from filmed full-fledged productions to monologues newly penned in bedrooms.
Giancarlo Rodaz of Area Stage Company and Rachel Dean have turned their still-evolving musical The Ballad of Janis Matthews & The Dodo Scouts into a podcast.