Gulfshore Playhouse's Third Annual New Works Festival will continue to bring exciting new programming to Naples audiences. Bringing together four playwrights and a team of actors and directors, this week long festival will offer a place for the playwrights to hone their plays and then present their work to an audience.
One of the most important steps for a playwright in the creation of a new play is the transition from writing in a solitary environment, to adding actors, and ultimately an audience to see how the play works in performance. Gulfshore Playhouse's audiences now have the pleasure of stepping into that incredibly magic space where a play is taking flight for the first time.
Throughout the week, these four selected playwrights will carefully craft their works with actor and director input, culminating in a weekend of staged readings. Gulfshore Playhouse is thrilled to contribute to the development of new work in the American theatre, and even more thrilled to offer our audiences access at an incredibly affordable price.
http://www.theatermania.com/florida-theater/shows/as-crime-goes-by_159534/As Crime Goes By
As Crime Goes By2015-09-042015-09-04$54.95 Including tax & Gratuity
As Crime Goes By2015-09-052015-09-05$54.95 Including tax & Gratuity
When a wealthy entrepreneur is shot down and killed in his prime his murder reveals a history of indiscretions including infidelity, bribery, fraud and even manslaughter. But it takes more than one cook to stir this broth, and no doubt cyanide may season the recipe. His little black book is rather revealing. The suspect list grows and grows. Take a sentimental journey and unravel a web of lies, secrets and unprecedented events that lead to some surprisingly unexpected homicides. It's a case of deception, of deep, dark secrets, and self centered disloyalty. This homicide investigation is so much fun, you'll want to play it again, Sam.
As Crime Goes By
Lani Kai Island ResortLani Kai Island Resorthttp://www.theatermania.com/fort-myers-beach/theaters/lani-kai-island-resort_8402
http://www.theatermania.com/orlando-theater/shows/blue-man-group_133393/Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group, the wildly successful live entertainment experience, occupies the state-of-the-art Sharp AQUOS Theatre, adding an entirely new dimension in live entertainment for Universal Orlando theme park guests and Florida residents.
The new show combines music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create the blissful party atmosphere that is a Blue Man Group trademark. The production has been custom-designed for Universal Orlando and includes elements of the group's existing shows as well as newly created material exclusive to this production.
Bernard is engaged to Gabriella. And to Gloria. And to Gretchen. With three gorgeous stewardess fiancees, Bernard is flying high and living the dream. But things get a bit rocky when shy friend Robert comes to stay, a new turbo-charged Boeing is introduced, and we quickly learn that one woman is all Bernard can handle. This turbulent tale about a jet-setting American playboy is sure to keep you laughing, so buckle up and enjoy the ride!
Described as "a miracle of unified thought" (La Presse, Montreal) and as "four highly intelligent, deeply sensitive virtuosos" (Strings Magazine), the Calidore String Quartet has established an international reputation for its informed, polished, and captivating performances. Within two years of its formation in 2010 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, the Calidore String Quartet won grand prizes in virtually all the major American chamber music competitions, including the Fischoff, Coleman, Chesapeake, and Yellow Springs while capturing top prizes at the 2012 ARD Munich International String Quartet Competition, and Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.
Broadway's Michael McCorry Rose and Tiffany Haas present their show Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Romance, a fun and flirty musical exploration of love in the American Songbook.
Soaring ballads and swinging up-tempos come to life through rarely before heard stories about what was happening in the romantic lives of composers like George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Lorenz Hart when they were writing their most famous love songs. Michael and Tiffany present brand new arrangements of cherished classics from landmark composers and exciting new songs by some of New York's most talented up and coming musical theater writers.
Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Review
Area Stage CompanyArea Stage Companyhttp://www.theatermania.com/coral-gables/theaters/area-stage-company_11721
The Coral Springs Comedy Club launches the season on November 14 and 15 with Orange, New Jersey born & raised Roslane Gholston, known to some as Lady Roz G or just ROZ, one of the funniest up & coming female comedians in the country. As soon as she blazes the stage with her comedic skills, thunderous voice, and her voluptuous persona, promoters are waiting to book her and the audience is eagerly waiting to shake her hand. The statement …"I'm not going behind her" is frequently heard from other comedians. Funny females are hard to find but she is definitely moving and shaking to the next level.
On December 12 and 13 see Rich Vos, an incredibly gifted comic who not only has sharp, insightful material, but he is also a master at working the crowd. His ability to perform in front of any audience has landed him television shows as varied as being the first white comic on Def Jam to performing on the View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC Last Comic Standing Seasons 1 and 3, was a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and wrote for Chris Rock when he hosted The Academy Awards in 2005. He also played Lenny Bruce on NBC American Dreams and is a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show. He has one of the highest rated half hour specials on Comedy Central.
Bonnie McFarlane on January 16 and 17 has appeared in her own ½ Hour HBO comedy special, Comedy Central special, and has appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Friday Night, Premium Blend, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with David Letterman. Bonnie was a regular on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Her television show appearances include, Gross Pointe, Scare Tactics and The Drew Carey Show. She was on the second season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. And now get a chance to see Bonnie live and in person in Coral Springs.
On Friday and Saturday nights the Coral Springs Center for the Arts operates the largest outdoor dance club in northwest Broward County - Dancing Under The Stars. Located in the courtyard of the theater, northwest Broward's newest hot spot will feature a 120-person dance floor, a variety of special seating, including cocktail tables and VIP Cabana Areas, as well as state-of-the-art lighting and special effects. Smoking is also permitted in the outdoor nightclub.
Enjoy happy hour specials on Fridays from 5-8pm and dance under the stars all night with live DJ and Bands. Exclusive VIP seating is available in luxurious cabanas. As the event is outdoors, Dancing Under the Stars is seasonal; please check the website for specific schedule information.
Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector's wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all…from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred as herself in Leader Of The Pack, credited as Broadway's first 'jukebox musical.' Darlene has appeared on numerous television programs, running the gamut from her weekly appearances on Shindig to a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled Women Who Rock. Darlene's background vocals for The Blossoms, Tom Jones, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. Her Billboard hits include: He's A Rebel, The Boy I'm Gonna Marry, Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home, He's Sure the Boy I Love and the #1 holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come Home. Inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love
New Dances of the League of David is a piano suite that mingles short works by leading American composers (including Augusta Read Thomas, Gabriel Kahane, Caroline Shaw, and Marcos Balter) with the youthful masterwork, Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 by Robert Schumann. The New York Times raved: "'New Dances' is no gimmick… it was fascinating to hear Schumann through the ears of these perceptive, stylistically varied contemporary composers... Mr. Kaplan played Schumann's score and the new contributions to it with command, elegance and character."
When Thomas Stockmann, the town doctor, discovers something shocking that threatens to harm the people in his community, he is poised to do whatever he can to stop it. However, this discovery threatens to harm the livelihood of his small town and the people, led by his own brother the Mayor, fight to silence him. This fast-paced thriller takes politics to a personal level in this new version of Ibsen's timeless classic, more relevant today than the day it was written.
One of the greatest playwrights of all time masterfully creates a personal and haunting "memory play" focused on an aging Southern Belle who struggles to find a better life for her grown children. Her guilt-ridden son brings home a gentleman caller to meet his painfully shy sister, and what follows is a compelling and heartbreaking story of love, loss, shattered dreams, and unmet hopes.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton, celebrates its 39th season among the world's top contemporary dance companies and as a global cultural ambassador. Since its founding by Lou Conte in 1977, Hubbard Street has grown through the establishment of multiple platforms. The company is critically acclaimed for its exuberant and innovative repertoire, featuring works by master American and international choreographers.
http://www.theatermania.com/west-palm-beach-theater/shows/i-love-a-piano_122568/I Love a Piano
I Love a Piano2015-08-302015-08-30
I Love a Piano2015-09-022015-09-02
I Love a Piano2015-09-042015-09-04
I Love a Piano2015-09-052015-09-05
I Love a Piano2015-09-052015-09-05
I Love a Piano is a look at America through the insightful and hopeful eyes of Irving Berlin, who, according to Jerome Kern, "... has no place in American music. He is American Music." The show, which traces the life of a uniquely flawed upright piano, celebrates the music and lyrics of the legendary composer, showcasing 64 of his more than 1000 songs. From "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "Blue Skies"; from "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "Cheek to Cheek" to "Always" and "White Christmas" to "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" and "God Bless America", Irving Berlin's songbook is a history lesson set to music. Conceived and written by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley, this joyful salute captures the spirit of America from the ragtime rhythms of the early 20th century, through the rich sophistication of the 1920s and 30s; from the rousing patriotism of two World Wars into the prosperous spirit of the 1950s and well beyond.
The critically acclaimed Irrera Brothers has captivated audiences throughout the U. S. and abroad. The New York Concert Review cited their 2013 concert in Carnegie Hall as a "riveting and dynamic performance". Joseph and John have also performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Eastman Theatre, and internationally throughout France, Germany, Italy, and Costa Rica. In addition to their duo collaboration, Joseph and John are also celebrated soloists. Joseph, a Steinway Artist, has appeared with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and performed with conductors including Leonard Slatkin and Christopher Seaman.
I’ll Eat You Last (A Chat with Sue Mengers)2015-08-302015-08-30$42-$45
I’ll Eat You Last (A Chat with Sue Mengers)2015-08-302015-08-30$42-$45
By John Logan, author of Red, is a three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright.
Hailed as the first female "super-agent," Sue Mengers was the talk of the entertainment industry, respresenting stars like Barbra Streisand, Steve McQueen, and Cher. She came from near poverty, a refugee from Hitler's Germany, and worked her way up through pluck, charm, and a legendary wit. Now, you're invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you.
Warning: This play contains profanity, smoking, alcohol consumption, drug use, and gossip!
Cody Nickell returns to Gulfshore Playhouse in this one-man tour de force which is a magical departure from the Dickens classic. This theatrical adventure will move you in unexpected ways. It is a marvel to behold, as this production leaves everything and nothing to the imagination. Look with new eyes at a story that you think you know as you follow Marley through the streets of London, Christmases past, present and future, Heaven, Hell, and the dimensions beyond. This journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal is sure to warm your hearts and bring you hope as you join us for Naples' most beloved holiday tradition.
Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and always something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular children's book.
The show name La Nouba originates from the French phrase "faire la nouba," which means to party, to live it up. It is a world where dreams and reality intertwine as the urban and circus worlds meet on stage. Blending acrobatics, dazzling choreography, whimsical characters and live music, La Nouba stimulates our imagination from beginning to end.
Cirque du Soleil is offering a special price to Florida residents on tickets to La Nouba in honor of the company's 25th anniversary. Between Aug. 18 and Oct. 3, local guests can celebrate this milestone when they buy one ticket to La Nouba at the regular price, they can bring a friend for $25.00.
http://www.theatermania.com/west-palm-beach-theater/shows/limon-dance-company_309745/Limon Dance Company
Hailed as one of the world's greatest dance companies, the Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American Modern dance since its inception in 1946. The Company is the living legacy of dance theater developed by José Limón and his mentors, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, whose innovative works revolutionized the American dance. In celebration of its 70th anniversary world-wide tour, the Company will restage several of Limón's masterpieces that have not been seen in over 20 years.
Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the "cool" rats, he is labeled as a looser and a geek. To get away from the continuous badgering, he retreats into his science books and a world of
fantasy. He longs to have adventures, to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime; a trip to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket, where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and bring him the glory and acceptance he craves? Lightwire Theater is proud to present Moon Mouse, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences.
http://www.theatermania.com/florida-theater/shows/moon-over-buffalo_308913/Moon Over Buffalo
George and Charlotte Hay are has-been theatre actors from the 1950s. Charlotte dreams of becoming a film star, while George is satisfied with life as a stage actor. Struggling to perform Cyrano de Bergerac and Private Lives in rep while on the brink of splitting up due to George's infidelity, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom. Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does go wrong in this side-splitting farce, resulting in non-stop hilarity.
Friday nights have become Motown nights at The Colony. The hotel is now featuring the soul-stirring sounds of Memory Lane in Polo every Friday night from 9 p.m. to closing. It is music from the Temptations, the Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye -- all the Motown favorites from the 60s to the 80s -- and it is bringing the house down every week. People are dancing, singing, rocking away -- right here in Palm Beach. In fact, The Colony is making a huge success with R&B, just as it has with the songs from the Great American Songbook in the Royal Room. The Colony really has become Music Central in Palm Beach as the hip and happy localities and socialites bebop the night away!
Since 1985, comedy duo Jessie and James have brought their unique blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. In 2005, the duo turned their attention to creating a comedy dog act. Their amazing canine partners are all adopted from shelters. Spreading the message of animal rescue, this top-notch, family friendly show includes: stunt dogs, dancing dogs, trick dogs, a world class frisbee dog, and even talking dogs! Expect the unexpected as Mutts Gone Nuts! unleash havoc & hilarity as veteran entertainers, Jessie and James attempt to match wits with their hilarious pack of pooches in a comedy dog thrill show that is leaving audiences howling for more.
http://www.theatermania.com/west-palm-beach-theater/shows/navah-perlman-piano_309746/Navah Perlman, Piano
Known for her lyrical eloquence on the stage, Navah Perlman has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation. She has performed to critical acclaim in major concert venues throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Perlman has appeared with numerous orchestras throughout North America including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Montreal Symphony. Internationally, Ms. Perlman has appeared with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Mexico, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Prague Symphony.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles. Dance maker Paul Taylor is a cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. Program will include selections from the company's March 2016 season at Lincoln Center. "The American spirit soars whenever Taylor's dancers dance." – San Francisco Chronicle
This collaborative dance company is acclaimed for its mix of humor, invention, and drama. Pilobolus has created a dance vocabulary all its own – and emerged into an innovative, unlikely and almost uncategorizable dance company that combines athleticism, and grace with a profound sense of unity. Their smooth, organic choreography -- featuring unusual partnering and lifts -- often blurs the lines between individual performers.
For a bouncy, upbeat mixture of good times and great music, ranging from rock and pop, classic love songs to dance-happy disco tunes, the Polo's in-house band gets people movin' and groovin' every Saturday night. Even more exciting, the big name cabaret stars appearing in the Royal Room will frequently stop by for an impromptu, music-filled "Cast Party," hosted by the hotel's own man-about-town Rob Russell.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters sit idle, Skippy heads off for the real adventure awaiting him in his closet. There, as his alter ego Skippito Friskito, and with the help of his friends the Seven Chimichangos, Skippyjon must rescue the beautiful princess Nieve Qué (Snow What), battle the evil dragon and defeat the Bruja. A brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Tennessee Williams, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, penned many of his theatrical works while residing in the cultural riches of Coconut Grove and Key West. Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating the diverse tapestry of selections from Mr. Williams' collection of short plays that are all rooted in the beauty that is the human experience.
Zarina is a talented young writer who often clashes with her very traditional father and sister. Focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam, Zarina meets Eli, a man who helps to connect her modernistic life and the traditions forced upon her with her heritage. But when Zarina's father and sister learn about her book, the entire family must face their beliefs and their culture. Playwright Ayad Akhtar is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize.