A global, curated theatre action created by Zac Kline and Blair Baker of Missing Bolts Productions and Caridad Svich/NoPassport Press that includes over 70 playwrights from the U.S, Canada, the U.K. and Africa who have written short plays specifically in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016. Playwrights include award winning, notable and emerging voices in the theatre, including Israel Horovitz and Neil Labute, Anders Lustgarten, Caridad Svich, Lindsey Ferrentino, and more. Throughout the fall of 2016, staged readings will be presented by over 50 venues in the US and internationally. Proceeds benefit the Pulse of Orlando fund.
http://www.theatermania.com/florida-theater/shows/as-crime-goes-by_159534/As Crime Goes By
As Crime Goes By2016-09-302016-09-30$54.95 Including tax & Gratuity
As Crime Goes By2016-10-012016-10-01$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
Dig this. One of the most highly anticipated new musicals from one of the hottest writing teams on the planet, Beatsville has its world premiere at Asolo Rep next spring. It's Greenwich Village, 1959 – the world of underground coffee shops, goateed artists, turtle-necked poets, and bongo-playing jazzbos. Tragically square busboy Walter Paisley wants nothing more than to be one of the beatniks, but he has no artistic talent whatsoever. When he accidentally kills a cat and hides it in a lump of clay, "Dead Cat" is declared a masterpiece, and Walter a genius. More "sculptures" bring more acclaim – but will the world discover Walter's secret? Hip, rollicking, and bona fide hilarious, hang onto your berets – we're headed to Beatsville!
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.
Bodytraffic is helping establish Los Angeles as a major center for contemporary dance. Founded in 2007 by Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, Bodytraffic has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. Named "the company of the future" by The Joyce Theater Foundation.
http://www.theatermania.com/tampa-theater/shows/book-of-days_313901/Book of Days
Acclaimed by Frank Rich as "a writer who illuminates the deepest dramas of American life with poetry and compassion," Lanford Wilson is one of the most esteemed contemporary American playwrights of our time. Book of Days won the Best Play Award from the American Theater Critics Association in 1999. The play is set in a small town dominated by a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theater. When the owner of the cheese plant dies mysteriously in a hunting accident, Ruth, his bookkeeper, suspects murder. Cast as Joan of Arc in a local production of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, Ruth takes on the attributes of her fictional character and launches into a one-woman campaign to see justice done.
A Broadway triumph and 1950 Academy Award-nominated film, this deliciously witty comedy is also a biting commentary on politics and the power of female persuasion. With his ex-showgirl girlfriend Billie Dawn in tow, junkyard magnate Harry Brock moves to Washington D.C. where he hopes to break into some "special interest" business with an ethically-challenged senator. When Billie's lack of social graces embarrasses even him, Harry hires a young reporter to give her the polish she needs to get ahead in D.C. society. But Harry gets more than he bargained for when, in a deliriously funny turn of events, he discovers a little bit of learning can be a dangerous thing.
During a six-week adult Creative Drama class, four strangers and their teacher learn more about themselves than they do about acting by one of the country's hottest young playwrights. Listed among the top ten plays of 2009 by The New Yorker, The New York Times and Time Out New York, this quirky "indie charmer" (Los Angeles Times) won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play and received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Play. This is the second of four plays that Baker set in the fictional college town of Shirley, Vermont, including Body Awareness, The Aliens and Nocturama.
Circle Mirror Transformation
Area Stage CompanyArea Stage Companyhttp://www.theatermania.com/coral-gables/theaters/area-stage-company_11721
This 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is the sequel to the famous play, A Raisin in the Sun, and deals with the issues of race and housing. It begins in 1959 as a middle-aged white couple is selling their home to escape the place where their Korean War veteran son killed himself. When they agree to sell the home to a black couple, it creates tension with their white neighbors. Fast forward to 2009: the neighborhood of Clybourne Park has undergone many changes including increased property values and gentrification, and now a white couple wants to buy the home from a black family that has owned it for the past 50 years.
Main Street PlayhouseMain Street Playhousehttp://www.theatermania.com/miami-lakes/theaters/main-street-playhouse_3995
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.
http://www.theatermania.com/tampa-theater/shows/the-drunken-city_313903/The Drunken City
One of the great new playwrights in this country telling the story of three twenty-something brides-to-be who set out on a celebratory evening, only to have one of them question her future after a chance meeting with a recently jilted handsome stranger. A wildly theatrical play that captures the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a very surprising way!
Winner of the Obie for Best New American Play, this Pulitzer Prize finalist is as hilarious as it is relevant. Macedonio "Mace" Guerra is a really good professional wrestler, but he's not the champion – that's the impossibly charismatic Chad Deity. When Mace discovers an Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of the champ, he decides to recruit him as the perfect foil. But when their rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes to raise ratings, all three men find themselves fighting for more than the title belt. This no-holds-barred comedy transforms the Cook Theatre into a wrestling arena where you'll have a ringside seat for this invigorating tale that masks a sly allegory about race, class and power.
http://www.theatermania.com/tampa-theater/shows/the-great-society_313895/The Great Society
On the heels of Asolo Rep's wildly successful All The Way, The Great Society continues Robert Schenkkan's profound exploration of Lyndon Johnson's turbulent years in the White House. In his second term as president, besieged by political opponents, Johnson summons all his political wiles to try to push through Congress some of the most important social programs in U.S. history through Congress. His vision of a Great Society became the most ambitious effort ever to test what American government is capable of achieving. And in doing so, to discover what it is not. Actor Nick Wyman returns to the Asolo Rep stage to reprise his role as L.B.J. in this unflinching examination of the morality of power.
http://www.theatermania.com/tampa-theater/shows/guys-and-dolls_313894/Guys and Dolls
When it comes to wit, style, and sheer exuberant joy, Guys and Dolls is the odds-on favorite as the best musical comedy of all time. Set under the bright lights of Broadway and bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, Guys and Dolls features one of the greatest scores ever written by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and those glorious Damon Runyon characters who have become classics in the world of musical theatre. The plot involves the unlikeliest of romantic pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a save-your-soul missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a craps game manager who is anything but. Place your bet on love conquering all in this hilarious classic that defined Broadway's Golden Age.
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/tampa-theater/shows/the-little-foxes_313898/The Little Foxes
Relevant, ruthless, and gripping, Lillian Hellman's chronicle of the dark side of the American Dream is a masterpiece of 20th century drama. Set in 1900 in the deep South, Regina Hubbard Giddens and her two brothers are nouveau-riche cotton growers who have a chance to become mega-rich by investing in a new mill. But the siblings still need $75,000 to seal the deal, which they attempt to swindle from Regina's ailing husband. And so the sinister games begin with each of these "little foxes" nibbling at the other's tender grapes (the title comes from the Song of Solomon) as each will let nothing stand in the way of financial gain.
http://www.theatermania.com/west-palm-beach-theater/shows/malpaso-dance-company_316721/Malpaso Dance Company
Based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is committed to bringing Cuban contemporary dance into the 21st Century by collaborating with top international choreographers and nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company's core artistic vision is led by resident repertory choreographer Osnel Delgado. The company was founded in 2012 by Delgado, Dailedys Carrazana and Fernando Saéz, and consists of 10 dancers, including former members of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. Currently on tour in the United States in partnership with New York's Joyce Theater.
Mel Schwartz, a Homophobic Senior Citizen, circa 1981 Miami Beach, discovers that his Beautiful Mistress of five years, is the long-lost Transgender son of his childhood buddy, Milty. With bawdy ex-wives thrown into the mix, Havoc breaks loose when Milty, becomes hellbent on killing the now suicidal Mel - first. A Comedy-of-Errors, with 11 New Songs, a Cast of 7, and featuring Comedian Sheba Mason as Liz - the second ex-wife.
The entire company of second year graduate students at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in Shakespeare's hilarious comedy about four young lovers, five rude mechanicals, and an army of fairies and spirits who all cross paths one magical night in a forest outside of Athens. The most beloved of Shakespeare's plays, capturing the essence of young, and not-so-young love, performed by the future of the American theatre.
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!
http://www.theatermania.com/florida-theater/shows/of-thee-i-sing_316822/Of Thee I Sing
Music & Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind
This Pulitzer Prize-winning political satire is as relevant today as ever in this enthralling election season. Join fictional candidate John P. Wintergreen on the campaign trail in this engaging musical as he runs for president, promising to marry the winner of a beauty pageant if he wins the election. Ultimately, love gets in the political way of a campaign for presidency; will it be true love or the oval office?
Of Thee I Sing
Jerry Herman Ring TheatreJerry Herman Ring Theatrehttp://www.theatermania.com/coral-gables/theaters/jerry-herman-ring-theatre_12108
Justice Antonin Scalia's unexpected death at age 79 has thrown a wrench into the political arena, but has brought intense interest in this daring new stage play that had its world premiere at Arena Stage last spring. When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and unexpected mentor. Written by Charles MacArthur Award-winning playwright John Strand and starring four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Scalia), this powerful work depicts passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth.
Across the nation and around the world, Philadanco is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Founded in 1970, Philadanco has a legacy of breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides, consistently performing for audiences representing an amalgamation of people from diverse communities. Philadanco is recognized for its artistic integrity, superbly trained dancers and electrifying performances.
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.
Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss is the story of She and He, two mid-forty year olds who were romantically involved when in their twenties and pursuing careers as actors. The relationship ended and She quit show business to get married and have a child who is now a teenager. He stayed the course and his acting career has been a constant struggle for survival. Now that She's daughter is a bit older, She decides to get back in the game by auditioning for a new play about romance in the 1930s.
She gets the part of the leading lady while, unbeknownst to her, He has already been cast as the leading man.
Main Street PlayhouseMain Street Playhousehttp://www.theatermania.com/miami-lakes/theaters/main-street-playhouse_3995
A searing tragedy of classical proportions by one of our country's most important contemporary playwrights. The man who gave us Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and All My Sons, turns his eye on the dockworkers of New York, in particular Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman who helps smuggle in two of his wife's cousins into the country. When one of the two cousins begins to pursue Eddie's teenage niece, a monstrous change creeps up on the kind and loving uncle, and the play explodes in a tragic display of violence and unconscious passions.