Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Current Productions for the week of May 21, 2012

HomeExchange by Hy Conrad
Waterfront Playhouse Until May 26
What happens when you trade houses with total strangers and think you’ve discovered a murder plot? A producer of TV crime shows exchanges her Manhattan apartment with a couple from England. Once in the English cottage, she and her brother (her traveling companion) grow suspicious that something is about to happen to the British husband. A suspenseful comedy in the mold of Deathtrap but with a bit of Rear Window thrown in for fun.

Love Burns by Cherie Margulies
At Thinking Cap Theatre Until May 26
LOVE BURNS brings together contemporary dramatic comedy, live music, freshly brewed coffee, and delicious desserts.  ‘DATE WITH A STRANGER’ and ‘ALL ABOUT AL’, two hilarious one-act plays by NYC-based playwright Cherie Vogelstein form the foundation for a wonderfully funny evening.   

I Am Music: The Songs of Barry Manilow
At The Plaza Theatre Until  May 27

Finito: The Dream Is Real
At The Red Barn Theatre Until June 2
What would happen if some of your favorite on screen characters arrived at the Red Barn for a night of uproarious song and dance? Scenes from Flashdance, to Japanese Anime and characters from Ziggy Stardust to Patrick Swayze will light up the stage with nothing short of the spectacular. Marky Pierson directs the cast and crew of Key West Burlesque in this stew of has beens, icons, and legendary songs on this wild ride into the depths of TV and movie-land.

Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies
The Gable Stage Until June 3
Sarah and James, a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent, have been together for nine years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. When her battlefield injuries force them to return home to New York, they find their future together threatened by the prospect of a more conventional life. Penned by Pulitzer Prize Winning playwright Donald Margulies, Tony nominated Time Stands Still was hailed as one of the best new plays on Broadway!

Prisoner  of 2nd Avenue by Neil Simon
At The Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts Until June 3
During an intense summer heat wave and a prolonged garbage strike, Mel Edison and his wife Edna have to cope with being unemployed at middle age, noisy neighbors, loud sounds emanating from Manhattan streets up to their apartment and even a robbery of their apartment during broad daylight. After all of this it is up to Mel's family to help him get a firm grip back on reality after he suffers a nervous breakdown.

Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz
At The Actors Playhouse Until June 3
BECKY’S NEW CAR is a laugh-out-loud amusement park ride where the comedy spins out of control like a bumper car.  Becky is married in her 40’s and working at a car dealership, when one night, by chance, she’s offered an opportunity to step into another life, and takes it.  This fresh, new, delightful and devious comedy is about life, love, marriage, and the detours we make on our way to happiness.

Disney’s The Lion King
At The Adrienne Arsht Center Until June 10
Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you've ever heard.  Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors.  Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pride Lands and an unforgettable score by Elton John and Tim Rice.  The New York Times says, "There is simply nothing else like it."

Proof by David Auburn
At The Palm Beach Dramaworks Until June 17
Catherine is the daughter of a recently deceased mathematical professor, Robert, whom she cared for during his lengthy mental illness.  Upon Robert's death, his ex-graduate student Hal discovers a paradigm-shifting proof about prime numbers in Robert's office.  Can Catherine prove the proof's authorship and authenticity while at the same try and sidestep her father’s inheritance of insanity?


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