ISLAND CITY STAGE’S BEHIND THE RED CURTAIN COMMUNITY FORUM SERIES RETURNS FOR 11TH SEASON WITH “SECRETS OF A BEAUTY QUEEN: NO TEA, NO SHADE” ON SEPTEMBER 28

Produced in Conjunction with The Miss Florida F.I. Pageant, This Special Event Will Precede the Opening of Pageant in October…

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (September 14, 2022) – Island City Stage, creating quality professional theatrical experiences focused on the LGBT+ community for a universal audience, has announced its 11th South Florida Season, and with it, the return of its popular Behind the Red Curtain community forum series. On September 28, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., the theater company, together with the Miss Florida F.I. (Florida Impersonator) Pageant, will present “Secrets of a Beauty Queen: No Tea, No Shade,” an entertaining, insightful and sometimes outrageous peek into the world of drag beauty pageants. This program will set the celebratory mood for Island City Stage’s October 20 opening of the glittering, grandiose and glorious comedy Pageant.

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Boca Stage Announces 2022/2023 Season

Boca Stage presents a ghost story, emotional journey and laugh-out-loud comic moments during 2022-23 season starting Nov. 4

Now established as a redoubtable acting troupe in South Florida, Boca Stage hopes to break free of the past few COVID-complicated performance years with a fourth season of diverse productions kicking off Nov. 4 at the Sol Theatre on North Federal Highway.

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THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS RAISES THE CURTAIN ON A NEW ARTS SEASON THIS OCTOBER

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts scares up unforgettable excitement this October with the ill-fated wives of Henry the VIII, an alien plant with a taste for blood, Halloweentown’s pumpkin king and an All Abilities Class Halloween Dance Party along with nights of heart-pounding rock and roll, laugh-out-loud comedy and family-friendly theater.

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BROADWAY IN FORT LAUDERDALE: HAMILTON AT THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 11, 2022

PUBLIC ON SALE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 10AM  

PERFORMANCES NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 11, 2022

AT THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Producer Jeffrey Seller and the Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale series announce today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 15 at 10AM. Ticketmaster is the only official ticket service of Broward Center. Tickets are available at BrowardCenter.org and Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 954.468.0222 or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office located at 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33312. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more can be purchased by calling 954.660.6307. Ticket prices start at $49.00*. Tickets will be available for performances November 22 – December 11, 2022.

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Barry Bostwick Hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Cult Classic Kicks-off Halloween Season!

“Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!” Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce The Rocky Horror Picture Show 47th Anniversary Spectacular Tour featuring Barry Bostwick will take place at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center on October 1, 2022. Join the original ‘Brad Majors,’ actor Barry Bostwick, for a screening of the original unedited movie featuring the live professional shadow cast ‘Creatures of the Night,’ and of course, audience participation! The event will also include a costume contest, a display of memorabilia including photos, documents and wardrobe items from the film, and more surprises! The Meet & Greet is at 7 pm and the event begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $50, and V.I.P. Meet & Greet tickets with Barry Bostwick are an additional $100. Prop bags will be sold onsite for $5, no outside props are allowed into the Center. Tickets and details at www.pompanobeacharts.org.

“We are honored that Barry Bostwick is coming to Pompano Beach to host this iconic interactive experience,” said Ty Tabing, Cultural Affairs Director. “Rocky Horror has remained socially relevant and has become embedded in our cultural fiber thanks to the passionate participation of audiences around the world. We are thrilled to kick-off the Halloween season with this cult classic—get your costumes, and we will have your prop bags ready!”

Bostwick, a Tony Award and Golden Globe Award winner, has said of Rocky Horror’s legacy, “It’s fun, noisy and rude and only exists today because of the dedicated fan base and incredible “shadow casts” from around the world.  They make it spectacular entertainment every show.  It is nicely naughty!!! They bring the party.  They invite you to participate.  It’s rock and roll !!!”

“Three generations of partygoers have passed it down from one to another.  It is a rite of passage from innocence to understanding and questioning!” he continued, capturing the film’s multi-generational appeal.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show began as a stage production and was adapted for film in 1975. The plot is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror “B” movies of the 1930s through the early 1960s. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught with a flat tire in a storm and seeking assistance at the eerie mansion of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. While at the home, the scientist unveils his newest creation, a Frankenstein-style monster in the form of a physically perfect muscle man named Rocky, complete “with blond hair and a tan.” As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet are introduced to a houseful of wild characters, who lead the audience in the iconic dance, The Time Warp!

$100 V.I.P. Meet & Greet includes:

  • Special Rocky Horror VIP Laminate

  • Get a photo taken with Barry Bostwick with your own camera

  • Bring your own personal item to autograph, or pick out a photo of Barry’s collection to get signed

About the City of Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department

The mission of the Cultural Affairs Department is to provide cultural programming that includes visual arts, digital media, music, film, theater, dance and public art for the enjoyment and enrichment of residents and visitors to Pompano Beach, Broward County, and the greater South Florida area. The department programs and manages the City’s premiere cultural arts venues, including the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, and the Blanche Ely House Museum. The department also oversees the City’s Public Art Program and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant awarded to the Pompano Beach Crossroads place-making arts initiative.

The Carbonell Awards Announces 2022 Winners of Prestigious George Abbott Award and Six Special Awards

The Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theater & Arts Honors, today announced the recipients of the prestigious George Abbott Award and six Special Awards that will be presented at the Carbonell Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311. Tickets are only $32 each (including facility fee) and will soon be available for public purchase.

Several hundred actors, musicians, performers, writers, directors, technicians, producers, reviewers, designers, specialty artists, and diehard theater fans are expected to attend the glamorous, entertainment-packed event that is widely recognized as South Florida’s version of Broadway’s Tony® Awards.

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Empire Stage’s “Bent” Is Agonizing Yet Incredible

The 2022-2023 season came to a rather electric startand my current tenure as a regular reviewer in residence for South Florida Theatre Magazine to a rather electric endwith Empire Stage’s production of Bent, a 1979 Martin Sherman play that earned a lasting place in the canon with its premiere but is seldom produced given its inflammatory subject matter: the treatment of homosexual men during the Third Reich. 

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