As if life hasn’t been difficult enough with the 20-month lockdown we endured due to the COVID-19 pandemic and additional stresses from the Delta strain that followed, now area theaters and their audiences are bracing for what challenges the new Omicron variant of this insidious virus will bring.
If you’re looking for some holiday oriented South Florida Theater fare this season, there’s no better place to start than with “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” starring British actor Colin McPhillamy and playing at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theater from Dec. 2-19.
If you grew up boogeying down to the music of the Me Decade, you’ll agree “Streakin’! Thru the 70s” is a far-out musical revue that’ll get your groove on and help you to party hearty.
The Miami City Ballet will present a rare performance of “The Moor’s Pavane” Friday in West Palm Beach – specifically, at the Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway.
After a long pandemic intermission, the theatre season is getting back into swing, and as of today, October 1st, the Carbonell Awards’ eligibility period has officially begun as well. But, after four theatres withdrew from the awards and 11 more signed an open letter calling some of their practices into questions, they aren’t quite back to business as usual. After discussions with a special committee of theatre professionals, several changes were made, which were first announced publicly at a Town Hall about two weeks ago.
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.
To most performers, receiving a coveted Actors’ Equity Association union card means one has truly arrived as a professional. It’s a rite of passage, a privilege and an honor, proving to the world you’ve earned your stripes and your rightful place in the pantheon of performers. However, actually making a living as a member of AEA, especially outside of New York City, all too often comes with some startling realities that turn the sweet accomplishment of owning that union card into onerous burdens it can strap onto an actor’s career.
Just over a half-century since its 1967 inception, the 1,100-seat Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale is now in the final stages of an ambitious $30 million renovation project that began a little over two years ago. With the grand reopening, the venue will also change its name to simply, The Parker.
When we share stories of our cultures and those we have lost, it reminds the world of the struggles people have faced that have been swept under the rug throughout history.
How do you do theatre when it’s next to impossible for people to gather safely? It’s a question that has vexed theatremakers worldwide as they’ve searched for ways to make ends meet and satisfy their urge to create despite the raging pandemic that has stifled stages worldwide.