The Carbonell Awards Seeks College-Bound Applicants for 2023 Jack Zink Memorial Scholarships

(South Florida – February 6, 2023) Gary Schweikhart, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theatre & Arts Honors, today reminded college-bound high school students that the nonprofit organization is now accepting applications for its 2023 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships. The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, February 13, 2023. Since 1978, the Carbonell Awards has given out more than $120,000 in scholarships to winning applicants.

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You’re Not Expected to Listen to Overtures: An Interview with Broadway’s David Chase

This post was originally published on Playbill - Features

Written by: Margaret Hall

Whatever happened to overtures? This musical theatre mystery is a hot topic, and Playbill is on a mission to uncover the answers for our readers.

Last week we hammered out how the purpose of the overture has changed throughout Broadway history. This week, Playbill met with celebrated Broadway dance arranger and music supervisor David Chase to get an expert’s perspective.

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An Absurdist Look at Love and Loss in “The Play About The Baby”

You know, you don’t often come across many Edward Albee plays being produced around these parts, perhaps due in part to how far the seminal playwright often veers into absurdism. Actually, you don’t come across much absurdism, period, for pretty understandable reasons. Theatre is hard enough to sell to audiences these days when it doesn’t threaten to be inscrutableand yet when the genre is done well, as it is in Albee’s The Play About the Baby, there’s a sense in which it can get at ideas stored on a deeper level of the psyche than a traditional play, or imply something entirely unique in its obliqueness.

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THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS HAS IT ALL THIS FEBRUARY

FORT LAUDERDALE – Broadway blockbusters and family theater, celebrities Antoni Porowski and Tyler Henry, and music icons David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Bobby Weir, Jim Messina, James Taylor and John Mellencamp join Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Samantha Fish, The Young Dubliners, a tribute to Johnny Cash and an evening of student-performed cabaret in an exciting line up this February at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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Tori Amos Returns to West Palm Beach Launching her Ocean to Ocean US Tour at the Kravis Center

(West Palm Beach, Fl.)  Today, trailblazing musician, author and activist Tori Amos announced a US tour this summer to continue celebration of her highly acclaimed 2021 album, Ocean to Ocean.  Tori Amos will launch her Ocean to Ocean US Tour at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Tickets for the West Palm Beach performance start at $39* and go on sale to the public on Friday February 3 at 10 a.m. online at kravis.org.

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“Last Night In Inwood” Looks At Generational Tension in the Face of Apocalypse

You’re unlikely to have much more fun observing preparations for an apocalypse than you’ll have while watching Last Night in Inwood, a new play by Alix Sobler that takes place after a cascade of natural disastersand the government’s inability to deal with themcollides with pre-existing political tensions to turn America into total turmoil. Director Matt Stabile, who is also Theatre Lab’s producing artistic director, brings another compelling new play to fruition in this wonderfully crafted world premiere.

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AILEY II, THE NEXT GENERATION OF DANCE LED BY FRANCESCA HARPER IN HER SECOND SEASON AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

MIAMI – January 31, 2023 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to present AILEY II (@aileyii), the next generation of dance,  for one night only at the Knight Concert Hall on February 25 at 8 p.m. AILEY II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. The critically acclaimed ensemble will inspire audiences with performances of  Andrea Miller’s Psūkhe, William Forsythe’s  Enemy in the Figure  and Francesca Harper’s Freedom Series.

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Celebration of Florida Playwrights Highlights Diversity on the Stage Feb. 10-12

Pompano Beach Cultural Center is excited to present the NCPLab Short Play Festival, which brings the South Florida community together to celebrate the diversity and resilience of the regionDozens of theatre artists have come together in the past year to write and act in brand new plays every month, and now you can enjoy six of the very best plays for the first time! Shows are on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 8pm, and Sunday, February 12 at 3pm. General admission tickets are $16, or $25 for admission, one drink and a raffle ticket for a chance to win tickets to upcoming NCP and Cultural Center events. Tickets are available at the door! For more information, www.pompanobeacharts.org

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So Far, So Good.

I turned 25 this month. And what a crazy 25 years it’s been. 25 years made up of days I thought my world was ending to the days so good I didn’t want them to end. Years of rough patches and loss. Years of losing loved ones, learning the harsh truth of outliving people at just the age of 25. Together, those difficult years mixed with years of success and immense happiness have led me to where and who I am today.

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