View Our Facebook PageView Our Facebook PageView Our Facebook Page
Your Guide to Cultural
Arts in America
Art Museums, Theater, Dance
& Music Happenings in 90+ Cities!
or go to

Arts News

Edited and commented on by Justin Martin.

John Lariviere Croons The Sintra Songbook

Cabaret and jazz singer John Lariviere will be appearing at the 4th Annual Florida Summer Cabaret Festival in his acclaimed Sinatra Songbook. 

The 2016 Cabaret Festival runs from July 7th – August 28th at the Venice Theatre in lovely Venice, FL.

Local audiences are invited to enjoy the art of cabaret in its purest form as some of Florida’s hottest cabaret artists present a variety of music in a nightclub setting.

Cabaret Scenes …more…

The Wedding Warrior

The Wedding Warrior is thrilled to announce its summer tour at The 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival and The Chicago Fringe Festival, with 3 special preview performances in The Wedding Warrior’s hometown of Islamorada in the Florida Keys!

The Wedding Warrior is a One Woman Show based on playwright/performer, Casey Dressler’s time working as a Wedding Coordinator in her hometown of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Better off wed? That …more…

Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Lynn University

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are now available for the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. Starting in January 2017, five of Manhattan’s leading cabaret shows will be presented in Lynn’s Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Season tickets are $150.  Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida, with approximately 3,000 …more…

The Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series.

“The Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series will feature seven amazing shows this year that will delight entertainment fans of all ages,” says McArt. “Anyone who loves beautiful music and dance from around the world, all brilliantly performed by top-tier talents should plan to attend …more…

Jan McArt’s 2016-17 Play Reading Series Announced at Boca Raton’s Lynn University

An unusual retelling of a King’s assassination at a masked ball. One couple’s love and marriage through the years, examined over five vignettes. Friends attending sixty-five years’ worth of high school reunions. An Eastern European village of “good people” vs. a U.S. General, following WWII. These are the plays that comprise the 2016-17 ‘Jan McArt New Play Readings’ series, to be presented at Boca Raton’s Lynn University beginning Halloween night, Monday, October 31st.

Jan McArt, Florida’s First Lady of Theater, …more…

Outré Returns to Boca Raton for it’s Fifth Season

Outré Theatre Company, known for its dedication to challenging and thought-provoking works, is proud to announce its return to Boca Raton for its fifth season. Outré’s first two seasons were produced at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, before the company relocated to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for seasons three and four. Now, Outré returns to Boca to present its fifth season jointly with Showtime Performing Arts, …more…

Gilligan’s Fire island

EMPIRE STAGE PRESENTS
THE EAST COAST PREMIERE

OF

A NEW PLAY BY
JAMIE MORRIS

When hot, young Youtube sensation Cody Tanner boards the ferry for his first trip to Fire Island he is over the moon! Soon, he is overboard, knocked unconscious by an overzealous drag queen. He washes ashore on a certain “uncharted desert isle” with seven stranded castaways who are suffering from a severe case of island fever! The always sassy Cody …more…

Broadway Bound

Stage Door Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound will open on July 8th and run through August 14th. “Broadway Bound is the third in Neil Simon’s ”BB” trilogy, which includes Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues,” explains the show’s Carbonell Award-winning director, Michael Leeds. “In Broadway Bound Eugene has returned to his family after the war and is teetering on the verge of becoming the famous comic genius we …more…

Theatre Lab at FAU to Produce a Three-play Season for 2016-17

Florida Atlantic University has announced that Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of FAU, will fully produce three new works as  part of its 2016-17 season.  Housed on the Boca Raton campus, Theatre Lab is in the process of completing a renovation of its intimate 99-seat Heckscher Stage theater space in Parliament Hall to accommodate the design elements for full production.  Theatre Lab’s mission is the development and production of new work …more…

Forever Plaid

The Wick Theatre is busier than ever this summer with Murder Mystery Dinners, Pancetta Opera, Sunday Brunch and now a new summer musical, the Off-Broadway sensation, Forever Plaid.  Go back to an era when do-wop, big hairdos, huge automobiles with fins and tight-harmony boy bands were all the rage. This delightful jukebox musical comedy by Stuart Ross is an homage to the “guy groups” like The Four Aces and The Four Freshmen and celebrates …more…

The Soul of Motor City

Kevin Black’s The Soul of Motor City, which will open at Stage Door Theatre on June 10th and run through July 17th, is the happy realization of a personal goal for the multi-talented director/choreographer.  The tunes that came out of The Motor City were timeless songs that have impacted generation after generation.  Although they’re often remembered as “feel-good” dance hits, The Soul of Motor City focuses on the lyrics of these …more…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

Evening Star Productions presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised] from June 17th through June 26th at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. An irreverent, fast paced comedic condensation of all the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was written in 1987 by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield (aka Reduced Shakespeare Company), and was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  It eventually ran for nine …more…

Invasion of Privacy

Pigs do Fly Productions is on the move! The company’s September production, Larry Parr’s Invasion of Privacy will run from September 8th through September 25th at The Abyss Stage Wilton Manors.  Invasion of Privacy is based on the lawsuit brought against Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling) by her neighbor, Zelma Cason.  Cason contended that Rawlings’ description of ‘her’ character in Rawlings’ book Cross Creek made her out …more…

Summer Shorts 2016

The Flick

MAD CAT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

THE FLICK

BY ANNIE BAKER

MAY 26th – JUNE 12th, 2016

MIAMI THEATER CENTER

9806 NE 2ND AVE

MIAMI SHORES, FL 33138 

Mad Cat Theatre Company presents

The Flick

by Annie Baker 

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play …more…

Party

RONNIE LARSEN PRESENTS
in association with
Empire Stage
Present

The comedy that The Advocate calls “one of the most uplifting and affirming representations of gay life on any stage ever” gathers a group of friends together to play the Truth or Dare-type game Facts or Fantasies. Clothing is soon shed, along with inhibitions and secrets, in this “hilariously impassioned” and “raucously funny” (The New York Times) play by David Dillon. The long-running Off-Broadway hit now comes to …more…

Chaos Theory: Unbroken

South Florida’s most prolific poetry group in their first full presentation 

Solo, duet, and trio combinations of poetry and performance will come together when Chaos Theory: Unbroken is performed at the Main Street Playhouse in Miami Lakes, on May 20th and 21st. Conundrum Stages will present the prominent poetic ensemble in an exciting stand-alone showcase of material the group has composed since its inception in 2008.

Chaos Theory is a …more…

The Rocky Horror Show

Evening Star Productions, in partnership with Infinite Abyss will present Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show at The Abyss Stage from May 12th through May 28th.   Evening Star Productions’ Rosalie Grant, and Abyss Stage’s Erynn Dalton will share the directing duties along with Chris Bare as Film Director.

The Rocky Horror Show is an outrageous assemblage of – and humorous tribute to – the most stereotypical science fiction and horror movies, …more…

Same Time Next Year

Stage Door Theatre presents Same Time Next Year.  Comedy, drama, history, and romance:  Bernard Slade’s Same Time Next Year, provides a fascinating – and often very funny – look at two ordinary people who grow and change over an extended period of time.   The Tony and Drama Desk award-winning play will open at Stage Door Theatre on April 15th, and run through May 22nd.

 
Doris and George, both married to others, meet …more…

Short Cuts 6

Short Cuts 6

May 6 – 15, 2016, Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Fl., April 5, 2016 — The Playgroup’s wildly popular shorts program is back for its 6th season, featuring the very best in South Florida playwriting talent: comedies, dramas and a few surprises. Eight amazing ten-minute plays by South Florida playwrights.  Rated PG-13.  Directed by Brian Reeves and Charlene …more…

The 40th Annual Carbonell Awards

South Florida’s answer to the Tony Awards, and a highlight of each arts season, the Carbonell Awards pay tribute to the very best theatrical productions on local stages; and features the area’s top entertainers and theater insiders as they step out from behind their roles in an unforgettable yearly celebration. Revelers gathered on Monday April 4th to celebrate an artistic standard in the local theatrical community—the 2016 Annual Carbonell Award. …more…

Mad Cat And More Homegrown Comedy Week

Mad Cat Theatre Company and The Gleason Room backstage at the Fillmore, supported by The City of Miami Beach, present four-nights of stand-up comedy and original works by Miami’s own home-grown companies. Wednesday, April 6th kicks off the festival with the local stand-up comedy group The Have-Nots, Thursday night features local theatre group The Project [theatre] with their new piece SOUND BITE: SOUTH BEACH, Friday night local …more…

Shrek The Musical

KWP Productions will present Shrek The Musical, the award-winning fairy tale adventure based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film from April 15th through April 24th at the William T. Dwyer High School Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens.

With new songs by Jeanine Tesosri (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change, and the 2015 Tony Award-winner Fun Home) and a book by David Lindsay-Abaire, whose previous works include High Fidelity, Good People, and …more…

Murdered to Death

Evening Star Productions  presents
Murdered to Death
April 15 – May 1
(Preview Performance April 14)
 

Evening Star Productions will present Peter Gordon’s comedic send-up of classic ‘whodounnits’, Murdered to Death, from April 14th through May 1st at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.  (There will be a preview performance on April 14th). 

Gordon’s spoof – which has been described as ‘deliciously wicked’ and ‘hilarious and very clever’ – has created a cast of …more…

Island City Stage Announces its 2016 – 2017 Season

 ISLAND CITY STAGE

ANNOUNCES ITS 2016-2017 SEASON

In its fifth anniversary season, Island City Stage continues it’s commitment to producing new work in addition to finding unusual selections of LGBT-themed plays from around the country.   ’SON,’ James L. Beller‘s family drama, will open the season November 10th.  After twelve years, Jean and Day, a lesbian couple, are finally slated to get married.  On the morning of the wedding a police …more…

Fatal Error: Cannot connect to the database: