Winston Churchill is arguably the most significant figure of the 20th century and British actor and playwright David Payne’s one-man show, “Churchill,” celebrates not only his accomplishments, but the man himself. The show will play four performances at Delray Beach Playhouse and Mizner Park Cultural Center on Oct. 2 and 3, respectively.
It’s much like the penultimate scene in a sci-fi movie. At just the moment you think you’ve beaten the coronavirus and are on the verge of getting back to some semblance of a normal life, a new strain emerges to pull you back down into the thick of the fight.
Jessie Dez might never have arrived on the South Florida entertainment scene if not for a disastrous event that nearly took her sister’s life.
Avery Sommers has long served the world of theater with her booming voice and talent she presents on the stage. Starting in the original cast of Platinum (1978), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978) where she replaced Nell Carter after stepping down from her role, she moved on to do a national tour with Chicago as Matron “Mama” Morton (1997) lasting eighteen months.
The Miami City Ballet (MCB) expects to welcome in-person audiences back to its three home performance stages in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties this fall as it cautiously, but confidently announces its 2021-22 “Sunshine in Motion” dance season.
Emily Elizabeth Tarallo has seen the performing arts stage from both sides.
“My mother (Amy London) is a brilliant director/stage manager, and my father (Barry Tarallo) is an actor/musician with one of the best voices I’ve ever heard. He performed on and Off-Broadway in Grease and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I remember growing up in various theaters, watching them on stage. It’s all I’ve ever known.”
Carey Brianna Hart knew she wanted a career in the theatre at the tender age of three.
“I watched a lot of Shirley Temple movies when I was little and was a flower in a play in pre-school,” she laughed. “I got to sing a little song and everybody applauded. My mind was blown. I was hooked. That was it.”
The morning before I arrived at the Miracle Theatre to see “¡Fuácata! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe,” the funky one-woman show by Stuart Meltzer and Elena Maria Garcia that will be running there until this September 12th, I happened to be feeling very out of place.