Monday, December 5, 2011

Current Productions for the week of December 5, 2011

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.

RED by John Logan
The Gable stage at the Biltmore Until Dec 11
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.

Shrek: the Musical
at Adrienne Arsht Center
in The Ziff Ballet Opera House Until Dec 11
Shrek: The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!  Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 
at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Until Dec 18
This colorful, family-friendly retelling of the story of Joseph, his coat of many colors and his amazing ability to interpret dreams is a musical blockbuster of Biblical proportions! Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s award-winning musical parable features a delightful array of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, entertaining your entire family.

Twain and Shaw Do Lunch
at New Theatre Until Dec 18
This witty and based-on-truth play is set in 1907 when the world's two greatest living writers, Mark Twain & George Bernard Shaw, had lunch together. This, their first meeting, was monumental. It would be Mrs. Shaw's job to make sure they didn't destroy each other.

Avenue Q
at The Area Stage Compnay Until Dec 18
AVENUE Q: part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Don't miss out on this chance to see this long-running Broadway hit! AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q, where he meets Kate, Rod Trekkie, Lucy the Slut and other HELPFUL characters who help him discover his purpose in life! If this were a movie it would be rated PG-13. 

Irving Berlin's - I Love A Piano
at Broward Stage Door Theatre Until Jan 8
Join us for a nostalgic journey that spans seven decades of American history as seen through the eyes of legendary songwriter Irving Berlin. Including timeless classics such as “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” I Love a Piano does more than define the music of a generation - it defines the music of our country.


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