Syncing live music with actors for a musical is tricky business, but it’s working for The Roxy Theatre Group and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony.
Actors and musicians for the two organizations dedicate upwards of 100 hours in rehearsals and performance time in an effort to coordinate the musical score with the acting. In addition to the hours in rehearsal, daily practice at home is essential. All this on top of a teen’s hectic pace with school.
The Sun-Sentinel - Culture
A New 'High' for Fort Lauderdale Playwright
When the drama "High" arrives at South Florida's Parker Playhouse next week, playwright Matthew Lombardo will, in a way, come full circle.
The Fort Lauderdale/New York resident wrote the Kathleen Turner starrer about a nun counseling a gay, teenage street hustler on his crystal-meth addition after Lombardo's own successful drug rehab in Broward County's Lambda South.
The Miami Herald - Entertainment
The Arsht’s Arts Party is Eclectic, Creative, Surreal — and Free
An arts party will be going on in the Carnival Studio Theater at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts this Thursday through Sunday, a celebration of the new, the young and the wildly creative from South Florida playwrights, dancers, actors, musicians and an increasingly famous choreographer.
The party’s official name is the Miami Made Festival 2012: When the Sun Goes Down. And one of the most enticing aspects of the four-night event is its come-one-come-all vibe. Not only do festival goers get to see some brand-new work, but they get to see it without paying a penny unless they opt for the $35 VIP guaranteed admission pass to all events.
Florida Theater On Stage - News
Miami Made Features Off-Beat Works By Mad Cat, The Project Theatre and Mark Della Ventura
No Neil Simon or Jerry Herman allowed here. Mad Cat Theatre Company’s Paul Tei, Alliance Theatre Lab’s Mark Della Ventura and The Project [theatre], all known for their edgy approach and Gen X/Y/Z-oriented material, are featured in free offerings this weekend at the crockpot of regional performance arts festival, Miami Made.
The cornucopia “made in Miami, about Miami, and by Miami artists” is being hosted by the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, which is providing its Carnival Studio Theatre, the black box space, as the venue. A schedule and details about tickets are available at http://www.arshtcenter.org/miamimade, or call (305) 949-6722.