Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Current Productions for the week of March 12, 2012

Come Fly Away
at The Kravis Center Until March 17
Blending the legendary songs of Frank Sinatra with a live on-stage big band and 14 of the world’s finest dancers, COME FLY AWAY, conceived, choreographed, and directed by Tony Award® winner Twyla Tharp (Movin’ Out), weaves an unparalleled hit parade of classics, including Fly Me To The Moon, My Way and That’s Life, while we follow four couples as they fall in and out of love during one song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub.

Sweet Charity
Featuring Margot Moreland as Charity
at The Boca Raton Theatre Guild
Until March 18
Sweet Charity tells the story of an optimistic young woman, Charity, who not only wears her heart on her sleeve, she's had it tattooed to her arm! When Charity finds herself taken advantage time and again she vows never again. The next night she finds herself trapped in an elevator with a claustrophobic tax accountant who soon sweeps Charity off her feet. Soon it becomes clear that this man is different, but will he still feel the same about her when he finds out that Charity works at the Fan-Dango as a dance hall hostess?

at Lake Worth Playhouse Until Mar 18
A thriller as well as a puzzler set in a foggy estate in Wales; this mystery opens as a stranger walks into a house to find a man murdered and his wife standing over him with a gun. But the woman is dazed and her confession unconvincing. So the unexpected guest decides to help her and blame the murder on an intruder. 

Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon
at Miami Stage Door
Until Mar 25
Barney Cashman is middle‐aged, overweight, and married. He wants to join the sexual revolution to have one last fling. Knowing that his mother's apartment is empty on certain days he lures three different women there and attempts to seduce the,. He bungles every attempt. He utterly and hilariously fails at seduction. In desperation he asks up the only other woman he can think of: his wife.

The Unseen by Craig Wright
at Promethean Theatre
Until March 25
Two men imprisoned by a totalitarian regime and mercilessly tortured for unknown crimes, Wallace and Valdez live without hope of escape or release. When an enigmatic new prisoner arrives and begins communicating in code, both men develop new relationships to each other, their captors, and themselves. A darkly humorous examination of faith in an uncertain world.

Cleansed by Sarah Kane
at Thinking Cap Theatre
Until Mar 31
Set in some kind of institution, part of a university set aside as a sanatorium for mental patients or drug offenders, but this is not completely clear. It also partly seems like a dream sequence, a drug-induced hallucination, or a future totalitarian regime ridding itself of undesirables. The head of the institution is Tinker, a drug dealer/doctor, who rules over it calmly meting out torture, brutal death, and pseudo-medical experimentation.

Working by Stephen Schwartz
at The Caldwell Theatre Company
Presents Until April 1
Based on the best-selling book of interviews with American workers by Studs Terkel, Working explores the American workday from the Monday morning blues to a working person's pride in having "something to point to." Music by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Lin Manuel-Miranda (In the Heights), and Grammy award winner James Taylor.

A Steady Rain by Keith Huff
at The Gable Stage
Until Apr 1
This hard-hitting Broadway smash chronicles love and rage on the streets of Chicago. A domestic disturbance call sends two cops, friends since childhood, on a harrowing journey that will test their loyalties and change their lives forever. As their lifelong friendship is put to the ultimate test, both men must deal with honor and loyalty in the face of adversity.

Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman
at Mosaic Theatre
Until April 1
Set in an unnamed country that is, like the author's native Chile, emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, the plot revolvs around Paulina, her husband Gerardo, and Dr. Miranda, a seemingly friendly stranger who provided Gerardo with a ride home after a car breakdown. The trouble begins when Paulina claims to recognize Miranda's voice, and accuses him of being the unseen doctor who had subjected her to horrific torture during her days as a prisoner of the country's former government.

Hello Dolly! By Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart
at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Until April 1
The story of Mrs. Levi's efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-millionaire, so that she can send his money circulating like rainwater, t not her late husband Ephraim Levi taught her. Along the way she also succeeds in matching the young and beautiful Widow Molloy with Vandergelder's head clerk, Cornelius Hackl; Cornelius's assistant Barnaby Tucker with Mrs. Molloy's loop assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist Ambrose Kemper with Mr. Vandergelder's weeping niece, Ermengarde.

Music and Lyrics by William Finn / Book by Rachel Sheinkin
At Waterfront Playhouse
Until April 7
H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S! This jubilant musical is about a group of quirky prepubescent overachievers who are pitted against each other in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. They are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. Ultimately, the nerdy and the wordy learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Infectious songs and a laugh-out-loud script (Tony winner for Best Book) make Spelling Bee a winner!

Joseph And The Amaxing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber / Lyrics by Tim Rice
at Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
Until April 8
The international musical sensation created by the team that brought you Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, is a fun, hip, colorful and tuneful adaptation of the well-known Biblical tale of Joseph. The melodious contemporary score features familiar songs like Close Every Door To Me, Any Dream Will Do, and Go Go Go Joseph.


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