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Area Stage Conservatory Presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.

Area Stage Conservatory Presents Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.

Performing Arts

Published 12/5/21

ASC’s Director of Conservatory Education, Rebecca Ashton, directs and choreographs this wondrous production which will be performed by students, ages 6-17.For over 50 years, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has captivated audiences in a world of pure imagination. Featuring the enchanting songs that you know and love from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, this performance is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight every audience member's sweet tooth. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka, world-famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. This production will feature innovative, in-the-round staging, and a new, modern take on the charming tale that has been a worldwide favorite for decades. Shows will be performed at ASC’s Black Box Theatre at 5701 Sunset Dr Suite 286, South Miami, Florida …

Cuento de Navidad (A Christmas Carol)

Cuento de Navidad (A Christmas Carol)

Performing Arts

Published 10/27/21

The production is a collaboration between Area Stage Company and PAFF (Primer Acto Florida Foundation) and will take place the weekend of November 19-21 at the ASC Black Box Theatre in Sunset Place. It will be a play with music presented in the Spanish language.This adaptation, which features a female Scrooge, proposes that you can stay true to the classic without interfering with the original Dickens story. Scrooge, a greedy and bitter woman, is able to reconsider and change her attitude towards the world, paying tribute to those first women who fought for their rights to be recognized as contributing members of our society. At the time that Dickens wrote his famous A Christmas Carol (1843), it was unthinkable that its protagonist, Scrooge, was a successful businesswoman. It was in 1870, that the Law of Assets of Married Women finally recognized the right of women to own the money that she earned from her work.We will see the classic Christmas Carol from a female point of view where …

Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play

Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play

Performing Arts

Published 10/20/21

The show will be running November 5th - 7th 2021 at the ASC Black Box Theatre. ASC’s own Silver Palm Award-Winning Associate Artistic Director, Giancarlo Rodaz, serves as Director and designer for this action-packed production.Mirror of Most Value kicks off when a strange Terrigen Mist descends upon Jersey City and our heroine, Kamala Khan, is imbued with polymorphic powers. Her life is changed forever, as are the lives of her family and friends. Using her newfound abilities to fight evil and protect Jersey City, she becomes the all-new Ms. Marvel! Kamala attempts to boost Ms. Marvel’s fledgling superhero profile by writing her own fan fiction. But when building a fandom becomes an obsession, Kamala’s schoolwork and relationships begin to suffer. To become the Jersey City hero of her dreams, Kamala must learn to accept herself just as she is – imperfections and all. This production will be performed by a cast of talented, pre-professional ASC Conservatory students, ages 14-19. …

 THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW TO OPEN AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW TO OPEN AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE

Performing Arts

Published 10/11/21

This production played a sold out run at the Waterfront Playhouse in 2019 and will feature most of the cast from that production. Directed and Choreographed by Tom Thayer, Set Design by Michael Boyer, and Lighting Design by Kim Hanson this production will star International Star Christopher Peterson in the role of that sweet transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Peterson, the star of La-De-Da’s Eyecon’s, most recently appeared on the Waterfront stage in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which was the last production at the Waterfront prior to the covid shut down. That lovable duo, Brad and Janet, will again be played by Key West favorites Arthur Crocker and Belle Jampol.Crocker also appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert while Jampol has been entertaining Key West as lead singer for Coconut Victrola. That mad three-some, Magenta, Riff-Raff and Columbia, will be played by Jillian Todd, Donovan Pavlicek and Carolyn Cooper. Ross Pipkin will dance into the role of Eddie, John McDonald will …

Actors' Playhouse 2021-22 Season

Actors' Playhouse 2021-22 Season

Performing Arts

Published 10/11/21

The lineup includes the new play MIDDLETOWN® written by South Florida Playwright Dan Clancy that stars a rotating cast of beloved celebrities such as Didi Conn (Grease), Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H), Donny Most (Happy Days) and Adrian Zmed (TJ Hooker) who will all be featured in the Miami production (November 17 – December 12, 2021). The South Florida regional premiere of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! tells the inspiring story of Cuban-born superstars Emilio and Gloria Estefan (January 26 – March 6, 2022). An off-the-rails stage production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (April 6 – 24, 2022). The spectacular musical biography of a legendary singer-songwriter Hank Williams: Lost Highway (May 18 – June 12, 2022), and the captivating romantic comedy Now and Then (July 13 – August 7, 2022).Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's Mainstage Season:MIDDLETOWN®November 17 – December 12, 2021By Dan ClancyThrough the highs, the lows, and everything in-between, …

PPTOPA BRINGS CURTAIN UP ON “PLACES: THE 2021-2022 SEASON” WITH MUSICAL FAVORITE “CABARET”

PPTOPA BRINGS CURTAIN UP ON “PLACES: THE 2021-2022 SEASON” WITH MUSICAL FAVORITE “CABARET”

Performing Arts

Published 9/22/21

Cabaret is based on a play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood with a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. In a Berlin nightclub, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Musical numbers include "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies." The PPTOPA production is directed by Jeffrey Bruce, with music direction by Jesse Veliz, and choreography by Del Marrero. The creative team includes costume design by Samantha Palomino, lighting design by Michael Graham and set design by John Blessed.The PPTOPA cast features Gaby Tortoledo as Sally Bowles, Geoffrey Mergele as Cliff Bradshaw, Pablo Pernia as Emcee, Christopher Dreeson as Herr Schultz, Colleen Pagano as …

Area Stage Company 21-22 Season

Area Stage Company 21-22 Season

Performing Arts

Published 9/10/21

Beauty and the Beast will run for only one weekend in the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theater from August 5th - 7th. This will be a lavish, full scale, enchanting production, featuring a full cast of exquisitely talented Conservatory students, perfect for the whole family to attend. It will be directed and choreographed by ASC Director of Conservatory Education, Rebecca Ashton, with music direction by Katie Duerr. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman with a book by Linda Woolverton, is based on the 1991 animated classic film. This “tale as old as time” tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all …

Intermission is Over. Live is Back!

Intermission is Over. Live is Back!

Performing Arts

Published 8/6/21

Always responsive to audience requests for “more Broadway, more comedy, more music superstars from Bach to rock,” Palm Beach County’s largest and most popular entertainment venue promises a dynamic line-up of award-winning shows, world-class talents and powerful performances that will generate enthusiastic standing ovations from discerning audience members of every age and demographic.In addition to performances in the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall, the Kravis Center will present a diverse array of drama, music and dance in the intimate 285-seat Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, and the flexible 300-seat Helen K. Persson Hall. Kravis Center SeriesAmong the popular Kravis Center series that are returning for the 2021- 2022 season are: Kravis On Broadway Hosting hit shows since 2008, Kravis On Broadway celebrates its 14th season with a spectacular line-up:COME FROM AWAY - November 16-21
DEAR EVAN HANSEN - December 15-19
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER …

RISING STARS - An Evening of Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts

RISING STARS - An Evening of Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts

Performing Arts

Published 2/21/20

The Rising Stars Exhibition, The Condition of Being Oneself, kicks off the showcase featuring a wide range of artwork created by the college and high school students of the prestigious New World School of the Arts in downtown Miami. The themes of this show are the self, the uniqueness of every person, and the viewpoint of the artist. In approaching their work for this exhibition, visual arts students will focus on something that they bring to their work that is particular to themselves, or the way in which they see the world. Whether it is a painting, a sculpture, a photograph, a film or a design, it is the artist’s singular vision and being that serves as inspiration to make the work unique.Just blocks away, at the historic Olympia Theater, NWSA continues an evening of artistic showings with excerpts of renowned works in dance, music and theater that will capture the artistic heart and soul of the audience. Presenting an excerpt from Paul Taylor’s dynamic masterpiece work, Cloven …

SUMMER SHORTS SQUEEZES BIG IDEAS INTO LITTLE PLAYS AT THE ARSHT CENTER

SUMMER SHORTS SQUEEZES BIG IDEAS INTO LITTLE PLAYS AT THE ARSHT CENTER

Performing Arts

Published 5/29/19

A police trainee has to make a split-second decision about shooting a black man with a briefcase that may or may not hold a gun. A housewife has an existential crisis in her supermarket’s frozen food aisle. A woman from HR has her most challenging assignment to date: giving sexual harassment training to a trio of Vikings. As climate change is doing its worst, a regular guy is building an ark, per the Big Man Upstairs.“This year, we have a lot of things on our minds,” says Margaret M. Ledford, the company’s artistic director. “If nothing else, we should have the difficult conversations.”The festival, which previews Thursday-Friday, May 30-31, before its official opening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the Carnival Studio Theater at Miami’s Arsht Center, was the brainchild of Susan Westfall, Stephanie Norman and Elena Wohl. Then, they were three theater professionals with young children. Now, both their real kids and their artistic baby are all grown-up, and Westfall …

Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis return to Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in the high voltage rock ‘n’ roll musical Million Dollar Quartet

Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis return to Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in the high voltage rock ‘n’ roll musical Million Dollar Quartet

Performing Arts

Published 5/7/18

Actors’ Playhouse brings back the much-anticipated return of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet. One of the company’s most acclaimed (and longest running) productions in its 30-year history, Million Dollar Quartet will once again rock the Balcony Theatre from May 9 – June 24, 2018.This high voltage rock ‘n’ roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring over 20 timeless hits such as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Fever," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more, this thrilling musical brings audiences inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together to create a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.Directed …

Showcasing Rising Stars

Showcasing Rising Stars

Performing Arts

Published 3/1/18

With an exciting program that includes a vibrant and diverse art exhibition at the New World Gallery, followed by performance excerpts of renowned works in dance, music and theater at the Olympia Theater, the showcase will capture the artistic heart and soul of its guests. With excerpts from the performing arts divisions, the evening will highlight the work of world-renowned choreographers including Echad Mi Yodea by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin. This iconic dance is set to the music of Israeli rock group Nikmat Hatractor and will be performed by select college dance students. Overture by NWSA alumnus Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance will also grace the stage.Led by Maestro Alfred Gershfeld, the NWSA Orchestra will come alive with the famous Overture to Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Opera (popularly known as the William Tell Overture), premiered in 1829 and the last of Rossini’s 39 operas. NWSA Wind Ensemble will present a movement from …

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