Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Current Productions for the week of January 16, 2012

A Woman’s World
at Empire Stage Until Jan 28
by Infinite Abyss Productions
Infinite Abyss Productions is pleased to present, as part of it's “Youth in the Abyss” program to support young and emerging playwrights and producers, A Woman’s World.  A four-woman show created by local actors/singers Victoria Brown and Sara Grant that will showcase songs from such popular musicals as Jekyll and Hyde, Aida, Rent, Les Miserables, and Next to Normal. The production will run in tandem with Infinite Abyss’s current play, Snow White Trash.

Snow White Trash
at Empire Stage Until Jan 28
by Infinite Abyss Productions

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."

at Slow Burn Theatre Co. Until Jan 29

In a time when evil corporations control the world's toilets, a revolutionary hero emerges to save mankind from their wicked grip. An inspired, exuberant, wickedly funny romp with a Tony-winning musical score. This one is sure to be the talk of the town! My town! YOUR town! Urinetown!

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,  and 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.

25th Annual Putname County Spelling Bee
at The Lake Worth Playhouse Until Feb 5
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.  Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

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.

Next To Normal
at Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Until Feb 12
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. It is about one woman's struggle with manic depression and the toll it takes on her family. Next to Normal's surging score is intense, emotional and ultimately hopeful of how the family comes to terms with their past and faces their future.

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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