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50 Shades of Felt

 

It Never Felt Soooo Good!

Some puppet shows are wonderful family events — but Shaun McNamara’s 50 Shades of Felt is not one of them. This scandalous parody of the similarly titled bestselling novel features full puppet nudity, sexual themes and situations galore, and language that would make your grandmother blush, and most likely you as well! For all its naughtiness, however, 50 Shades of Felt is a riotously funny good time replete …more…

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, slices its way into West Palm Beach

 

Michael Mckenzie & Shane R. Tanner

The gruesome musical Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, slices its way into West Palm Beach at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. Set in the year 1846, the tale of Sweeney Todd is an adaptation of the 1973 Christopher Bond play based on a 19th century British penny dreadful in which a London barber is driven to murder after a malevolent judge …more…

A Map of Virtue

Thinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard presents the Southeastern Premiere of A Map of Virtue  by Erin Courtney from October 1 – 18, 2015 at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale.  Theatre goers need look no further than Thinking Cap Theatre’s Southeastern premiere of Erin Courtney’s award-winning play (Special Citation Obie Award, 2012),  A Map of Virtue, for a thrilling way to kick off the month of …more…

Kismet

Live at Lynn and the Lynn Conservatory of Music present the staged concert version of Kismet September 26th & 27th at the Wold Performing Arts Center. This special concert version production opens Lynn’s arts, culture and ideas season with a magnificent evening featuring the full Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra accompanying a cast lead by Broadway veterans Jay Stewart and Jan McArt,  with John Lariviere as the Caliph, Rachel Klein as Marsinah, …more…

Killer Joe

Andrews Living Arts brings Tracy Lett’s award winning play, Killer Joe, to its black box stage in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 24th for a limited engagement.  This exciting first play by the author of August: Osage County, premiered in New York in 1993. Set in Dallas, Killer Joe revels in its “white trash” stereotypes with inherent intensity and violence. Hired by the dissolute Smith family to murder the matriarch for the insurance money, Killer Joe takes the …more…

Hustle

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) proudly presents a return engagement of their production of Hustle, written and directed by Keith C. Wade to continue its celebration of its Sankofa 40th Anniversary. The play stars: Andre’ L. Gainey, Lorenzo Johnson, Jesus C. Mitchell, Keith C. Wade, Njie Sabik, Herman McGloun, Jamil Malik and Charita Joseph.                                                                           

Hustle is a theatrical play that speaks to the hearts of men of color. Wade’s …more…

The Dana Plays 2015

On Monday, August 31st, the South Florida Theatre League will proudly present The Dana Plays 2015 – a play reading fundraiser inspired by Dana Castellano – at The Vanguard (1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) at 8 pm. The playwrights contributing to The Dana Plays 2015 are Andie Arthur, Christopher Demos-Brown, Jessica Farr, Tony Finstrom, Avi Hoffman, Michael McKeever, David Nail, Matt Stabile, and Paul Tei. 

The Dana Plays …more…

2015-16 Abdo New River Room Theater Series

Tickets for the 2015-16 Abdo New River Room Theater Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts go on sale September 1 for: Dogfight (November 12–29), It’s a Wonderful Life (November 4 and 5), Diva Diaries (January 6–31), Casablanca (February 5 and 6), Romance/Romance (February 11–March 6) and Diego & Drew Say I Do (March 31–April 10). 

Dogfight , staged by Slow Burn Theatre Company, starts off the …more…

The Sinatra Songbook To Close Out 2015 Cabaret Festival

Back by popular demand, The Sinatra Songbook, featuring singer John Lariviere, will close out the 2015 Cabaret Festival in Venice, FL.  Both previous performances on July 12th and 19th sold out almost immediately, so a final engagement has been added to the calendar to round out this years’ festival!

Cabaret Scene Magazine has called John Lariviere “a voice of the gods”.  Cabaret and jazz singer John Lariviere regularly headlines throughout South Florida performing …more…

Lazy Fair

Mad Cat Theatre and MTC present a world premiere of Lazy Fair, written and directed by company member Theo Reyna. The play features Mad Cat company member Ken Clement, Meredith Bartmon and Andy Quiroga.   Sound will be designed by Mad Cat company member Matt Corey, Lights by Mad Cat company member Melissa Santiago Keenan and costume and set design by Mad Cat’s founder Paul Tei.

Money! Money! Money! Now and forever! …more…

Stung and Wounded

Main Street Players presents a play reading of Stung and Wounded by Florida based playwright Patricia Wakely Wolf on August 3rd at the Main Street Playhouse.  The show will be directed by Ivan Lopez; and the cast will be as follows: Manny Catalino – Jordan Reams,  Michael Fernandez – Robbie Meeks, Peter Galman – Clive McFadden,  Robert Coppel – Tom Crawlston, Donna Warfield – Ali Williams, Paul Steinsland – Stage Directions.

A young …more…

Bug

Evening Star Productions, in partnership with Infinite Abyss, will present Tracy Letts’ Bug at the Abyss Stage from August 12th through August 29th.  Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, Bug centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a tragic history, and a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War veteran and drifter introduced to her by her lesbian friend, …more…

Shorts Gone Wild 3

City Theatre and Island City Stage are proud to present the return of Shorts Gone Wild 3, South Florida’s hottest short play festival that celebrates the LGBT and Progressive communities, from August 6 – September 6 at Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale and from September 10 – 13 at the Fillmore in Miami Beach.

City Theatre is a professional theatre company in Miami, FL that celebrates 20 years of dedication to …more…

The Prey

The Prey, an original work by South-Florida playwright Gina Montet, will be presented by Mangrove Creative Collective at its first public reading on July 27, 2015 at The Little Haiti Cultural Complex- 212 NE 59th Terrace in Miami, FL 33137. The reading is part of the South Florida Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest, which hosts a reading series of new works by local playwrights at member theatres.

Set deep within the …more…

Peter Pan

The beloved J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan takes flight at The Wick Theatre as the final production of their inaugural summer series. The Tony Award-winning Broadway spectacular made its debut in 1954 and has been enchanting audiences ever since. Filled with classic tunes such as “I’m Flying”, “I’ve Gotta Crow” and “I Won’t Grow Up”, this musical fantasy is an experience the entire family will cherish.

Shanon Mari Mills will play …more…

Remount of Daniel’s Husband Announced

Due to overwhelming popular demand Michael McKeever’s Daniel’s Husband is coming back! Island City Stage and West Boca Theatre Company will partner to revive the smash hit this fall at the Beifield Auditorium on the campus of the Levis JCC, in Boca Raton. 

Daniel’s Husband has become Island City Stage’s most successful production to date, which prompted an extension during its original, just-completed run at Fort Lauderdale’s Empire Stage. Local critical acclaim and sensational word-of-mouth made this play the …more…

2015-2016 Play Reading Series

Jan McArt announces her 2015-16 new play reading series. What is her mission with this play reading program?  To develop new commercially entertaining plays by Florida playwrights. This upcoming season she will present four brand new, never before seen-or-heard works (currently still being written and rewritten) in the beautiful Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University.

“A number of years before ‘A CHORUS LINE’ I remember …more…

Mad Cat Live!

 Mad Cat’s inaugural event as the resident theatre company of Miami Theatre Center (MTC) kicks off this summer with the company’s new contemporary concert series, Mad Cat Live! The company has a long tradition of interweaving live music into its theatrical productions and several of its core members are trained musicians from such prestigious schools as Berklee College of Music and University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. The Mad …more…

Summer Theatre Fest Returns

Summer Theatre Fest Returns — Be Sure to Check Out the Reading Series!

The Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest has become an integral part of South Florida’s cultural landscape, and this year, South Florida audiences will once again have the opportunity to see theatre for free, check out new plays in development by South Florida playwrights, and tell the world what the arts – and theatre – mean to them. The …more…

The Last Five Years

Evening Star Productions will follow their sold out production of The Addams Family with The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown’s look at love and marriage from an unusual and innovative ‘his and hers’ perspective.  The musical will open on July 17th and run through August 2nd at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.   

The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two young New Yorkers who fall …more…

Text “M” For Murder

BaCA presents the free event Text “M” For Murder by Carole White on Monday July 22, 2015.  Presented by the South Florida Theatre League as part of their Summer Theatre Fest. Playwrights range from established local favorites, including local award winners and nominees, to emerging talents, with plays vastly ranging in subject matter and style.

The Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest has become an integral part of South Florida’s cultural landscape, and …more…

George M!

The Wick Theatre celebrates July as a cast of 20 brings to life the remarkable story of one of greatest showmen of all time, George M. Cohan. This fully-costumed concert version of George M! will be narrated by Susan Powell, Miss America 1981, and will feature toe-tapping tunes including “You’re a Grand Old Flag”, “Yankee Doodle” and “Give My Regards to Broadway”.

“We are kicking off our first summer season with …more…

Bed and Sofa

The Outré Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Skye Whitcomb and Managing Director Sabrina Lynn Gore are honored to announce that Outré will be presenting the Southeastern premiere of Polly Pen and Laurence Klavan’s “silent movie opera,” Bed and Sofa. Winner of the 1996 Obie Award for Best Music, and nominated for seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical. 

Based on Avram Room’s 1926 silent film masterpiece Tretya meshchanskaya, Bed and Sofa focuses …more…

Reefer Madness

Main Street Players presents Reefer Madness, The Musical.   The musical features a book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy, and music by Dan Studney. Reefer Madness is a satire of the 1936 American exploitation film of the same name. The 1936 film (originally titled Tell Your Children) was financed by a church group, who intended it to be shown to parents as a morality tale warning them about the dangers of …more…

A Little Night Music In Concert

Old love is rekindled, young love is awakened, and foolish romantic escapades intertwine in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music In Concert, opening Friday, July 10th (8pm) at Palm Beach Dramaworks. This concert presentation, which runs through July 19th at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, is directed by Lynnette Barkley, with musical direction by Kevin David Thomas. 

A Little Night Music, suggested by the Ingmar Bergman film …more…