GableStage selects its next leader

Photo courtesy of Magnus Stark     By AARON KRAUSE During her time as associate director of Florida Repertory Theatre in Ft. Myers, Bari Newport heard about another theater company down south. It was a company that was consistently doing work that everyone else admired, Newport recalled hearing. “What was...

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Brush up your sleuthing skills for ‘Safe House’

  Photo by Jack Cooper Krystal Millie Valdes and Chris Hayhurst will not appear in person, but digitally in Urbanite Theatre’s production of Safe House.   By AARON KRAUSE After Fletcher leaves his cybersecurity job with a powerful corporation, he and his wife, Ava, hide with damning company secrets. Then...

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Come this Spring, enter Emily Dickinson in co-production

Photo courtesy of Actors’ Playhouse  Actors’ Playhouse and Palm Beach Dramaworks present The Belle of Amherst starring Margery Lowe.   By AARON KRAUSE Southeast Florida theater goers who have remained isolated during the pandemic might be able to particularly identify with Emily Dickinson when she visits the region this spring. A one-woman...

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Broadway in Ft. Lauderdale back in business by November

Broadway in Ft. Lauderdale at Broward Center for the Performing Arts will return to the stage this November. Specifically, the season will open on Nov. 3. That is when the musical hit Come From Away will land in Ft. Lauderdale for an 11-day run. The musical, about a Canadian town...

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Do you want your play workshopped or produced?

    If you’ve ever dreamed of witnessing actors perform your play onstage, Zoetic Stage could give you your first big break. Specifically, the Miami-based company is seeking never-produced, full-length plays for a festival series of workshopped new work. And Zoetic Stage might fully produce your piece as part of...

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Celebrating top ‘Shorts’

And the winner is — Webster’s Bitch. More specifically, it is the winning short play in Miami-based City Theatre’s annual National Short Playwrighting Contest. City Theatre staff chose Webster’s Bitch, and 24 finalists, from more than 750 writers. “The list comprises playwrights new to the company, alongside several writers who...

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You may not have seen ‘A Christmas Carol’ like this one

Photo by Chris Whitaker Jefferson Mays, as Ebenezer Scrooge, appears in A Christmas Carol.    By AARON KRAUSE Theater came alive each holiday season in Tony Award-winning actor Jefferson Mays’ childhood home. Specifically, each year, his father would read aloud A Christmas Carol “with clarity and humanity,” as Mays recalls. Meanwhile,...

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MNM Theatre Co. to bring audiences ‘Closer Than Ever’

    By AARON KRAUSE “Since we haven’t been together for a long time, we knew it was time to be Closer Than Ever,” said MNM Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director and CEO Marcie Gorman. “Just the name of this show seemed to be a perfect fit for these times.”...

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Thinking Cap Theatre’s ‘Laced’ will leave you hopeful for better days

  Thinking Cap Theatre Cat (played by Jordan Patriarca in Thinking Cap Theatre’s virtual production) thought wrong.   By AARON KRAUSE The owner of a gay bar “used to throw a mean right hook in the face of some homophobic mother—ers, that’s for sure,” a character says in Samantha Mueller’s...

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Creating scenes of intimacy safely, seamlessly and convincingly on stage

  Photo by Kiaa Janell Spencer Landis as Usnavi and Lauren Horgan as Vanessa appear in a scene from Measure for Measure’s production of In the Heights. Obviously, the scene required a moment of intimacy, which Intimacy Choreographer Nicole Perry staged.   By AARON KRAUSE Even before the current strain...

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