Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Current Productions for the week of May 28, 2012

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?

Summer Shorts
Presented by City Theater
At The Adrienne Arsht Center Until June 17
Summer Shorts is one fast and furiously fun program of the nation's hottest "short" plays! Strung together in a whirlwind of bite-size nuggets, these mini-plays will one minute have you laughing hysterically and the next shocked beyond belief. Hang on for the ride of your life in this wonderful evening of theater that promises something for absolutely everyone!

AVENUE Q by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty
At The Andrews Living Arts Studio Until June 23
AVENUE Q is an "Autobiographical and Biographical" coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children, they were assured by their parents, and by PBS's Sesame Street, that they were "special" and "could do anything"; but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world their options are limited, and they are no more "special" than anyone else.
Warning: This Show Contains Puppet Nudity

Small Membership by Mark Della Ventura
At The Alliance Theatre Lab Until June 24
Matt, a big boy with a small problem, is 26 years old and seeking attention and guidance from a group of strangers.  The show centers on male insecurity and through a series of flashbacks we see his childhood and adulthood struggles with puberty, sexual orientation, anxiety, true love, heartbreak and self-determined celibacy.


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