Flurries & Firebirds: Miami City Ballet’s “Winter Mix”

Among its annual programming, Miami City Ballet is currently showing “Winter Mix,” a medley of four ballets, ranging from contemporary works to a famous Balanchine-choreographed piece, premiering first at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, then the Arsht Center in Miami, with the finale happening this weekend at the Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale. With its wide range, “Winter Mix” has a little something for every type of viewer. South Florida Theater Magazine caught the performance at the Kravis Center, and it was a delightful showcase of the form.

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Famed tenor Anthony Nunziata welcomes holidays with vibrant Christmas Concert at Arts Garage Dec. 22

Everybody knows, of course, that Santa Claus is coming to town. 

But before the chubby, benevolent bearded guy embarks on his worldwide toy distribution journey on Christmas Eve, renowned Italian-American tenor Anthony Nunziata will visit South Florida to deliver his own holiday “present” — an “Italian Christmas Concert” at the Arts Garage in downtown Delray Beach.

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Best Theater of 2023

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Written by: Website Administrator

JESSE GREEN

If 2023 was a tragedy in the world, on New York stages it was a dramedy year, highlighted not only by serious plays with great jokes, but also by flat-out comedies with dark underpinnings. And though not all 10 shows (and various bonuses) on my mostly chronological list below fit that mongrel category, even the gravest of them seem to have gotten the memo that theater should not be a bore or a drag. It should thrill you into thought or, as the case may be, solace.

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A Miami Transplant Takes On Maine In A Delicious “Sweet Goats”

If you’re up for taking a risk on a new script, you’re likely to find yourself pleasantly surprised by Sweet Goats And Blueberry Señoritas, the product of a collaboration between South Florida playwright extraordinaire Vanessa Garcia and nationally renowned poet Richard Blanco. Initially commissioned by Maine’s Portland Stage Company, where it premiered earlier this year, the work can now be seen in its only second major production at Miami’s Actor’s Playhouse until only this Dec 3rd

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Mastering the Mundane

Life can be pretty mundane sometimes. 

I know, my pessimist is showing. As a glass half full kind of girl, I truly don’t mean to start this blog off on such a negative tone. Although, I do feel like sometimes you get so caught up in and concerned with your day-to-day life that the days become ordinary and practical. It seems that this is a feeling most people, if not all, can relate to- especially adults. The older I get and the more time I let pass in the mundanity of it all, I realize the only way to bring excitement to your live is to actively seek it out. 

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Pulitzer Prizes Expand Eligibility to Noncitizens

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Written by: Alexandra Alter

The jury for the memoir category had raised concerns that the citizenship requirement was excluding a large part of American culture.

The board that administers the Pulitzer Prizes announced on Tuesday that it would expand eligibility for the awards to authors, playwrights and composers who are not U.S. citizens.

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The Playwright Who Changed the Face of American Theater

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Written by: Patti Hartigan

Since 1965, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, tucked away in the bucolic seaside town of Waterford, Conn., has lured theater professionals every summer for the National Playwrights Conference. Named for the Nobel Prize-winning playwright who spent his childhood summers nearby, the O’Neill was initially informal and heady, but Lloyd Richards, who directed the 1959 Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” brought a sense of gravitas when he became artistic director in 1969.

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