FORT LAUDERDALE – Filled with epic fairy tales that will take audiences into the woods and under the sea and poignant stories of faith, love and acceptance, Slow Burn Theatre Company announces its 2023/2024 season of five Broadway musicals in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The five musicals are Into the Woods, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, The Prom and Spongebob The Musical.

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‘To Life 3’ Opens Jan. 20, Paying Tribute to Jewish Composers Who Created Great Hollywood Musicals

George Gershwin. Irving Berlin. Johnny Mercer. Harold Arlen. Sheldon Harnick.  Jerry Herman. 

These composers and others like them crafted the great Hollywood musicals we still enjoy today.

Their contributions to this great body of entertainment will be highlighted in To Life 3: Stories & Music Celebrating the Contributions of Jewish Composers to the Great Hollywood Musicals.  

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My Recap of 2022 & Hopes for 2023

This year has come full circle for me as I am ending 2022 where it started. This time last year, I got my dream role of “Sandy” in Grease with MNM Theater Company at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. Fast forward to 2023, I am in the middle of rehearsals for The Full Monty at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. Same venue… different show… different year… still doing what I love!

I thought it would be fun to look back at all of my theater achievements in 2022 and write down my hopes for the new year.

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Simple Southern Charm In A Genuinely Comedic “Savannah Sipping Society”

Pigs Do Fly Productions, which was established with the specific goal of telling stories featuring characters over 50 “living their lives in interesting, involved and exciting ways,” embodies that mission 110 percent with their current production of The Savannah Sipping Society, staged at Wilton Manors venue Empire Stage. This charming and straightforward southern-themed comedy is centered around not one such interesting older character but a full foursome of them, all of who are brought to life by an equally vibrant coalition of mature South Florida actresses who are giving their all to respective roles. 

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Theatre-Work Balance… Does It Exist?

Since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a performer. It came quite naturally, as it does to those who truly have a passion for the arts. My parents recognized that, so they put me in all the classes they could! Dance classes, acting classes, singing classes, and the list goes on and on. As I grew older, my passion for the arts did not waiver. I was committed to being an actress, so I did the next best thing. I got a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theater! Then I was off to the races and started auditioning for EVERYTHING in my area, near and far. Then I asked myself the question that every actor faces, can I make a living out of this?

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The Highs and Lows of Audition Season

Theater has officially made its comeback since the pandemic and that means auditions are in full swing. This is what every actor, singer, dancer and director has been waiting for… including me. I was ready to give it my ALL at these auditions and I did… but that doesn’t mean it was easy. This audition season was probably the hardest one in a very long time. The highs and lows of audition season are just part of the industry. One moment you can feel so confident walking out of an audition room. The other moment you can be crying in your car questioning your worth for not getting cast. 

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‘The Blues Opera’ Is Back By Popular Demand!

Back by popular demand, Juggerknot Theatre Company, creators of “Miami Motel Stories” presents “The Blues Opera”, an autobiographical, immersive one-man-show written by Miami blues musician, Eric Garcia, AKA “Uncle Scotchy”. Returning on Wednesday, Sept. 21, after two months of sold out shows, this one-of-a-kind intimate performance opens to 12 guests at a time in a secret location in Little Havana

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