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For all of us who have seen 17 too many editions of A Christmas Carol, City Theatre gifts us a joy-inducing riff on Charles Dickens’ public domain property, the gospel according to Jacob Marley.
Lots of news here as the theater season heats. Memorial set for Joe Adler; Over the long weekend of Nov. 10-14, there are TEN shows opening across the region and four will still be running: dramas, comedies, musicals, professional companies, a national tour, community theater and children’s theater. Check out the calendar at floridatheateronstage.com.
Yet another promising sign that local venues are optimistic about resuming indoor theater is the announcement of the 10th season of the Arsht Center’s Theater Up Close series featuring the work of Zoetic Stage and City Theatre, slated to kick off in October.
The pandemic and other issues are causing some companies performing at the programs at the Arsht Center in Miami to once again rearrange schedules. They will delay the start of the Broadway In Miami season from September to the end of the year, and cause City Theatre to postponed the anticipated Silver Anniversary of Summer Shorts to 2022.
Forgive the sappy saccharine metaphor, but it’s inescapable: Spring has arrived for South Florida theater with buds and shoots peeping out of the what was not barren but rocky ground. All you have to do is look at the Florida Theater On Stage calendar or Facebook or the inbox of your email for the next two or three weeks with programs competing head-to-head not just online but in person.
Usually fundraising galas are black tie events with hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Well, you can wear a black tie if you like, eat popcorn and dance if you like but in the privacy of your home at Slow Burn Theatre Company’s online Fireside Gala at Nov. 14. And if you are looking for a little Halloween a day early: City Theater is presenting four “short” and “spooky” playlets live on Facebook . Oct. 30.
The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts announced titles and dates for its Theater Up Close series, slated to begin in early December with locally-produced works from Zoetic Stage and City Theatre including world and regional premieres. But officials do not know whether the coronavirus will force changes in the schedule.
Next month was to have marked a milestone anniversary for City Theatre and the company’s much-admired Summer Shorts festival. This pandemic pause notwithstanding, it’s an appropriate time to look back and assess what City Theatre has accomplished.
Trivia contests, master classes, solo performances, new play development online, lectures, podcast-like schmoozing interviews, requests for video audition, 24-hour theater projects, even soliciting subscriptions for specific dates. The ghost light may be lit across the South Florida theater scene, but nearly every troupe is aggressively keeping the genre’s profile inescapable.
Other than two crippling developments, South Florida theater 2019 was marked by a wide array of what seemed like points on a volatile stock market chart marking the ebb and flow of an evolving arts community. Welcome to our annual idiosyncratic highly-subjective look back on the year.