Monday, December 12, 2011

Current Productions for the week of December 12, 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.

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. 

The Santaland Diaries Presented by
Zoetic Stage at Adrienne Arsht Center Until Dec 23
A blisteringly funny evocation of Christmas Hell. One man’s hysterical and often insightful look at the humilities, frustrations and joys of working as an elf at Macy’s Santaland. This holiday classic is David Sedaris at his biting best and a reminder of why Sedaris is one of the greatest humorists of our time.

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol 
at Actor's Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Until Jan 1
Move over Scrooge, its time for Jacob Marley to tell his story! Jacob Marley desperately attempts to free himself and escape his own chains, but first he must redeem Scrooge. Filled with laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, this wonderful play is irreverent, funny, and a deeply moving twist on Dickens’ classic, told with warmth and infectious zest.

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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