Monday, November 14, 2011

Current Productions for the week of November 14, 2011

54 Forever at The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
on the University of Miami campus Until Nov 19
Once upon a time in New York City, there was a magical disco that everyone clamored to get into. Passing through Studio 54’s velvet ropes were the world’s most famous stars, politicians, and athletes — the glitterati of the 1980s. The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre is presenting the first production of Tommy Tune’s exciting and glamorous musical portrait of the world’s most famous nightclub. South Florida theatre audiences are the first to experience this exciting new musical.

Thrill Me - The Leopold and Lobe Musical
Rising Action Theatre Until Nov 20

The South Florida premiere of the acclaimed musical based on the true story of Leopold and Loeb, the so-called thrill killers who murdered a young boy in 1924 in order to commit the perfect crime. While this crime was previously depicted in the film dramas Hitchcock's Rope and Compulsion, this is the first musical version, and the most frank in revealing the couple's mutual sexual attraction.

After The Revolution
at The Caldwell Theatre Company Until Nov 20
After the Revolution is the story of the brilliant, promising Emma Joseph who proudly carries the torch of her family's Marxist tradition, devoting her life to the memory of her grandfather, much revered for refusing to “name names” during the McCarthy hearings. But when history reveals a shocking truth about the man himself, the entire family is forced to confront questions of honesty and allegiance they thought had been resolved.

at Zoetic Stage Until Nov 20
Over the course of a weekend reunion, three siblings come together in the hopes of celebration and re-connection.When their parents join them, rivalry, sex and a hurricane turn the family upside down. Stranded together, they are forced to face each other with honesty and bottles of wine. Captiva is a smart and stinging contemporary comedy about family, fear and the future.

The Tale Of The Alergist Wife
at The Boca Raton Theatre Guild Until Nov 20
Marjorie Taub: shopaholic, avid reader, loved by her devoted husband...but her beloved psychiatrist has just died, her mother obsesses about her gastric tract and her husband is now retired and devoted to sinus infections for the homeless.  After a breakdown in the Disney store...what is Marjorie to do?  Enter her friend from the past, Lee Greene...who has a few secrets of her own!

Lobby Hero
at The Alliance Theatre Lab Until Nov 27
When Jeff, a luckless young security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation, loyalties are strained to the breaking point. As Jeff's tightly wound supervisor is called to bear witness against his troubled brother, and an attractive rookie cop finds she must stand up to her seasoned partner, truth becomes elusive and justice proves costly.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts Until Nov 27
Based on the Academy® Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to 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 eternity

Death for Sydney Black
at The Thinking Cap Theatre Until Nov 27
Death for Sydney Black represents offoffBroadway-style theatre at its best!! Set at the fictitious Northeast Valley High during cheerleading tryouts and prom season, the play is a biting, quirky, and hilarious response to cult films such as Heathers, Mean Girls, and Bring It On.  Girls, guns, gore, and more! Don't miss this world premiere!

Radio Golf
at The M Ensemble Until Nov 27
RADIO GOLF, the final play in August Wilson's unprecedented 10-play cycle chronicling African-American life in the 20th century, is a fast-paced, dynamic and wonderfully funny work about the world today and the dreams we have for the future. Set in Pittsburgh in the late 1990's, it's the story of a successful entrepreneur who aspires to become the city's first black mayor. But when the past begins to catch up with him, secrets get revealed that could be his undoing.

Guys and Dolls
at Broward Stage Door Theatre Until Dec 4
Nathan Detroit, the organizer of the oldest permanent floating crap game, bets Sky Masterson that he can't make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. Featuring “Guys and Dolls”, “Luck Be a Lady Tonight”, and “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat”, this beloved musical is also a great American classic and multiple Tony-Award Winner!

RED by John Logan
at The Gable stage at the Biltmore Until Dec 4
It is 1958 and abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art; a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Raw and provocative, this 2010 Tony Award-winning play is a searing portrait of the ambition, vulnerability and agony inherent in the art of making art.

at The Mosaic Theatre Until Dec 4
Don't miss this story of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi and his wife Marie. The play takes place mostly in November of 1965, when a young journalist from New York City, Michael McCormick, comes to live with the Lombardi family in order to write a story.

All My Sons
at The Palm Beach Dramaworks Until Dec 11
This morality play about the cost of lying and the price of truth-telling examines a troubled family and a father who placed duty to his family above the lives of others, and now must face the consequences.


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