Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Current Productions for the week of January 9, 2012

August: Osage County
at The Waterfront Playhouse in Key West Until Jan 14

It’s August in Oklahoma.  You are cordially invited to one bitch of a family reunion.  A father is missing, a mother is in the grip of addiction, a marriage is unraveling, and lies are being exposed.  This raucous dark comedy transforms one family gathering into an evening filled with sex, secrets, and really inappropriate behavior.  August: Osage County is a can’t-miss, hilarious and stinging look at the American family.

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
at The Kravis Center Until Jan 15
This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” "Good Morning, Starshine" and “Easy To Be Hard.”

Snow White Trash
at Infinite Abyss Productions Until Jan 28
Snow White Trash isn't your classic classy fairy tale. After the beautiful, innocent Snow White escapes death at the hands of the Evil Queen, she finds herself in a strange land surrounded by sexy good ole boys. Little does Snow know that her new friends have arranged her marriage to the incredibly hunky (and very gay) Prince, who can only inherit his father's fortune by marrying a "nice girl."

Boeing – Boeing
at Promethean Theatre Until Jan 29
Revived on Broadway in 2008, this 1960's French farce features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has international fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers". He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.

Soul Doctor, The Shlomo Carlebach Musical
at The Parker Playhouse Until Jan 29
This Broadway-bound hit Musical is an odyssey through challenges and triumphs of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach. Beloved and controversial, he ignited the spirit of millions with his soul-stirring melodies, storytelling, and boundless love. An All-Star Broadway Cast and 30 Carlebach hits, scored by the orchestrator of Elton John's AIDA! THE WHO'S TOMMY, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE.

The Prisoner Of Second Avenue
at Broward Stage Door Theatre Until Jan 29
New York City is in the middle of the worst heat wave in decades, and a garbage strike is in full swing.   Mel Edison is being driven crazy by the two stewardesses who live next door and their all night parties.  Just when he thinks it couldn’t get any worse, he gets robbed, and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000.00 of his money.

The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds
at The Palm Beach Dramaworks Until Jan 29 
Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize, the Obie Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as Best American Play of the season. The story revoloves a single mother whose life has gone awry and her two daughters: Ruth, a pretty but highly strung girl subject to convulsions; and Matilda, plain and almost pathologically shy with an intuitive gift for science who undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school—and also brings on the shattering climax of the play.

The Producers
at The Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts Until Jan 29

Max Bialystock, a theatrical producer, and his mousey accountant, Leo Bloom, scheme to get rich by overselling interests in a Broadway flop.  Complications arise when the show unexpectedly turns out to  be successful. The humor draws on ridiculous accents, caractures of homosexuals and Nazis, and many show business inside-jokes.

at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Until Jan 29
Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! Cabaret is set amid the decadence of 1929 Weimar Germany’s netherworld and follows the unlikely romance between writer Cliff Bradshaw, a writer who has traveled to Berlin in search of inspiration, and Sally Bowles, a cabaret performer at the Kit Kat Klub. 

Jersey Boys
at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts Until Jan 29
The 2006 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. Four blue-collar kids that became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide -- all before they were 30!

The Motherfucker with the Hat 
at The Gable Stage Until Feb 5 
A high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery.  Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the 8th grade.  But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living with and loving his volatile soul mate Veronica who is fiercely loving, but far from sober.  Still, their love is pure.  And true.  Nothing can come between them – except a hat.

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
at The Caldwell Theatre Company Until Feb 12
Fresh from its Pulitzer Prize nomination, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is the comedic look into the world of professional wrestling but told through a thoughtful examination of race relations, geopolitics, and personal introspection.

Divorce Party The Musical
at The Kravis Center Until Feb 19
Still reeling from her divorce, Linda is rescued by her three friends who have come to turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. Using popular songs with clever new lyrics, the ladies sing and dance their way through the wildest divorce party ever.


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