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Vegas: A Night on the Strip

From Soul to Swing, Kevin Black’s recent productions – created exclusively for Stage Door Theatre – have had audiences on their feet and dancing.  The Soul of Motor City, his tribute to the music of Motown, which was extended several times over this past summer, and Swing! Swing! Swing! his lovingly assembled compendium of Jazz and Swing classics were both recommended for Carbonell nominations.  Black’s newest creation, Vegas: A Night …more…

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written by and starring James Lecesne, the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for a limited performance engagement Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4, 2016.

The new play, awarded the United Solo Special Award and a New York Times Critic’s Pick, is produced by Darren Bagert and …more…

My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy

Brad Zimmerman will return to South Florida this season in his highly praised autobiographical comedy, My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy.  The show will run from December 15th through January 29th at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton.  My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy is the story of Zimmerman’s struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York.  One-part …more…

Middletown

The West Boca Theatre Company proudly presents Middletown, a new play by award-winning playwright, Dan Clancy, author of The Timekeepers (presented in 2014).  Both humorous and poignant, Middletown is the story of two couples, Don and Dottie Abrams and Tom and Peg Hogan, from Middletown, N.J., their friendship of 37 years, their marriages, the birth of their children and grandchildren, as well as their disappointments and great joys. 

Middletown was initially developed …more…

La Pasión según Antígona Pérez

This December, Main Street Players will present that their first Spanish language play, La Pasión según Antígona Pérez by Luís Rafael Sánchez. The talented cast of ten is currently in rehearsal and is excited to bring this production to life.

 Held captive in the palace of Generalísimo Creón Molina, Antigona Pérez is a political prisoner awaiting execution. She stole and buried the irons of two friends who attempted to assassinate Creón, …more…

The Who’s Tommy

Outré Theatre Company, in conjunction with Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, is proud to announce the second production of its fifth season, The Who’s Tommy by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff. Coming on the heels of the critical success of the production of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer, Tommy continues Outré’s dedication to thought-provoking artistic work.   

The iconic and seminal rock opera, Tommy introduces us to a traumatized child, whose abuse, …more…

Naked Boys Singing

Sunday, Nov 6, 7 p.m.
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

2015-16 Silver Palm Theatre Awards

 

 

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2015-16 SILVER PALM THEATRE AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards committee, founded nine years ago to honor theatrical excellence in South Florida, has announced that this year it will present the coveted award to 28 individuals and organizations.”The Silver Palm Awards are presented annually to those who’ve made an outstanding or unique contribution to South Florida Theatre,” explained Silver Palm Awards Executive Committee Chairman Tony Finstrom.  “There …more…

Perfect Arrangement

Island City Stage opens it’s fifth season with the regional premiere of Topher Payne’s Perfect Arrangement which The New York Times heralded as a “clever canape of comedy” during its premiere Off-Broadway last fall at Primary Stages, the same company that will be producing Michael McKeever’s play “Daniel’s Husband” this coming Spring which had its world premiere at Island City Stage.

It’s 1950 and new colors are being added …more…

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

How on earth can three men do the impossible: act through Shakespeare’s entire canon – 37 plays – in 97 minutes? KWP Productions’ second offering in their newly expanded season will try to answer that question when they present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] at the Bhetty Waldron Theatre in West Palm Beach from October 14 – 23.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]) cleverly and …more…

Peter and the Starcatcher

In keeping with their mandate to nurture and support the next generation of theatre artists, Entr’Acte Theatrix and The Peter Halmos Foundation will collaborate with a brand new company – Theatre of Collaborative Arts – to present the award-winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher.  The production will run from October 6 – 16 at the William G. Skaff Center in West Palm Beach.

The winner of numerous honors, including five …more…

Swing! Swing! Swing!

Swing! Swing! Swing! will have its world premiere at Stage Door on October 7th.  The show is scheduled to run through November 20th.  “Swing! Swing! Swing! pays tribute to these Jazz and Swing classics, told through various thematic groupings of songs and artists,” says director Kevin Black. “That Big Band sound, normally created by a 20 plus piece swing band, will be reimagined by utilizing live piano, bass and drums, …more…

Surfing The Rubicon

The Playgroup, LLC presents Surfing The Rubicon

Six performances at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL, 33486. November 11 through November 20, 2016. Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM. Rated PG-13. Tickets: $25, groups of 4 or more are $15 each. Visit www.theplaygroupllc.com or call (561) 347-3948.

The Playgroup, LLC is proud …more…

Notorious

The 2016-17 Arts Radio Network Theater Season of live radio plays at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts begins with Notorious on Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Abdo New River Room. 

In this recreation of the suspenseful radio play, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy in order to help …more…

The Rothschilds

Stage Door Theatre’s September production of The Rothschilds is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the fascinating story of one family’s rise from the ghettos of late eighteenth century Germany to domination of the European financial community and the loftiest echelons of society.  The Rothschilds will open on September 2nd and run through October 16th in the theatre’s large auditorium.

The Rothschilds has been called ‘one of the boldest book musicals …more…

Duncan Theatre 2016/17 Season

The reputable Duncan Theatre has announced their 2016/17season with prominent artists MOMIX, tribute artists such as Stayin’ Alive to the extraordinary Drumline LIVE, the mesmerizing Pants Down Circus: Rock and the underwear performing Skivvies and many more! The intimate Duncan Theatre with the 700 seat and 122 seat Stage West Theatre performing arts venues will be exploding with dance, concerts, family shows, classical music as well as a spectacular cinema …more…

Why Not? With Richard Nixon

Just in time for the presidential election this November, Why Not? With Richard Nixon is an absurd political satire ready to bring the laughs. This world-premiere comedy follows a late night public access television show hosted by Richard Nixon out of his house on Key Biscayne. With the help of his best friend, Bebe Rebozo, and his daughter, Tricia Nixon, the trio put on a colorful variety show that spirals …more…

It Had To Be You

KWP Productions will start off their expanded season in their new location with a delightful comedy sure to please audiences of all ages.  It Had To Be You will open at the Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor’s Rep on August 19th and run through September 4th.

Written by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, It Had To Be You is an absurd, fast-paced comedy about Theda Blau, a zany, eccentric, ex-Hollywood B …more…

Juliet Among The Changelings

Lost Girls Theatre presents

Juliet Among the Changelings

A New Play by Andie Arthur
August 12 – 21, 2016

August 12 at 8 PM
August 13 at 2 and 8 PM
August 14 at 8 PM
August 18 at 8 PM
August 19 at 8 PM
August 20 at 8 PM
August 21 at 8 PM

Tickets $20 General Admission and available now at www.lostgirlstheatre.com.

Juliet has spent her entire life torn between two worlds — the mundane world of high school …more…

KWP Productions Announces Next Season

KWP Productions has an ambitious season planned for 2016 – 2017.  The company will produce 6 ‘adult’ plays and 3 children’s productions at the Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor’s Rep in West Palm Beach. “I’m delighted to finally be able to announce our upcoming season,” says the company’s Managing Director, Kimberly Rommel-Enright. “We’re changing it up this year, and going back to basics.  While our mission remains the same – to …more…

Cancer’s a DRAG – A Magical Musical Tour!

Tom Hantzarides, host and producer of GET OUT! South Florida, today announced that America’s only terrestrial-radio LGBTQ talk show is hosting Cancer’s a DRAG – A Magical Musical Tour! This sequin-and-glitter packed fundraiser on behalf of the Connor Moran Cancer Foundation will be held on Sunday, September 25, from 6 to 9 pm, at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square.  Cancer’s a DRAG – A Magical Musical Tour is a story told through the eyes …more…

Choreographing a Rape Scene to go into a Feminist Play

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…

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