Arts & Entertainment NEWS & REVIEWS

Review: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at the Wick

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Opening April 25 - May 19. Look for our review after opening.

 

The Wick Theatre is delighted to present Always...Patsy Cline, based on the true story of legendary country artist Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife, Louise Seger. The Wick production runs from April 25 through May 19, 2019. Tickets are $75-$85, www.TheWick.org or call the box office at 561-995-2333.

“This show is a tribute to a lasting friendship that melds Patsy Cline’s trailblazing poignant songs with a life of humor, sadness and reality,” said Marilynn A. Wick, Managing Executive Producer. “It celebrates the strong bond enjoyed between Patsy Cline and her adoring friend and confident, Louis Seger.”

Louise Seger met her idol in 1961, when Cline went to Houston for a show. Louis arrived early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. They immediately struck up a friendship and over a pot of strong coffee, the women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline left for Dallas, Louise never expected to hear from her idol again. But, a pen-pal relationship followed and provides much of the show’s plot.

The play focuses on the fateful evening in 1963 at Houston's Esquire Ballroom when Louis hears of Cline's death in a plane crash. Louis supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous--Anytime, Walkin' After Midnight, She's Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy--to name a few. This brilliant show offers fans a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what experiencing Patsy Cline was like and what she meant to her original fans .

Review: THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at Palm Beach Dramaworks

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May 17 - June 2. An untalented songwriter hopes a blessing from the Pope will help him achieve his Hollywood dream in this surrealistic, heartbreaking and hilarious Obie Award-winning play. By the award-winning director, J. Barry Lewis. Starring acclaimed actress Vanessa Morosco and a star-studded cast -  Bruce Linser, Elena Garcia, Jim Ballard, Margery Lowe, Elizabeth Dimon, Irene Adjan, Austin Carroll, Krystal Millie Valdes, and Pierre Tannous. A triumphant end to the Palm Beach Dramaworks season - and a play not to be missed. For tickets and information, click here: www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.  

Review: DOUBT, A PARABLE at Actors' Playhouse

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Opens May 15 - June 9 at Actors' Playhouse at Miracle Mile. Look for our review. 


 

Doubt, A Parable, which opened on Broadway in 2005, won the Tony Award for Best Play, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, The Drama League Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. It was turned into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysius and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Father Flynn.

Set during the civil rights era in 1964 at a Catholic school in the Bronx, Doubt: A Parable focuses on the school’s principal, Sister Aloysius, a nun who values a stern hand over progressive education. When the priest, Father Flynn, is suspected of inappropriate behavior with the school’s first black student, Sister Aloysius begins a crusade to rid the church of him—jeopardizing her own career as well as his. As the play unfolds, ideas of compassion, innocence, tolerance and certainty are tested, forcing the question the playwright himself posed: “What is lost and what is gained when the world changes?” For more information and tickets, click here: www.actorsplayhouse.org.

MNM Theatre Company Announces New Season

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MAN OF LA MANCHA

September 13 - September 29, 2019

Written by Dale Wasserman

Music by Mitch Leigh · Lyrics by Joe Darion

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,”

“Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”


All perfomances held at The Rinker Playhouse at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.


Tickets are available by clicking: www.kravis.org

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season

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 The 2019/20 season will begin with The Curious Case of the Curse of Count Dracula (October 27 – November 10), an all-new world premiere that combines the epic horror story of Count Dracula with a dash of Mel Brooks and Monty Python for a lightning fast, laugh-out-loud comedy. We continue with The Mystery of Edwin Drood (December 3 – 19), a hilarious whodunit-mystery musical based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name that invites audiences to choose the outcome of the mystery. Next up is Chicago (January 14 – February 2), the beloved and sexy Tony Award®-winning smash hit musical about rival murderesses that is sure to give audiences a little razzle dazzle! Then join us forBrighton Beach Memoirs (February 23 – March 8), Neil Simon’s award-winning play that follows 15-year-old Eugene Jerome as he navigates the waters of adolescence prior to World War II. Our incredible season ends with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (March 17 – April 5), Frank Loesser’s nine-time Tony Award®-winning musical that pokes fun at big business as it follows a lowly window washer who follows a handbook to climb the corporate ladder to high powered executive. “We’d like to invite audiences to embrace the fright of our world premiere production of The Curious Case of the Curse of Count Dracula – which will feature fantastic illusions by the same artist who designed the illusions for the recent production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway – and ‘choose the who’ in the musical romp The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “Then experience the passion of the dazzling hit musical Chicago, fall in love with the angst and coming-of-age story that is Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and celebrate the hilarious satire of corporate ambition with How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.”

New City Players Current Season

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New City Players at The Vanguard presents classic and contemporary theatre that provides an emotional and transformative experience for every audience member. 


The new season is on sale now and includes:

  • Macbeth: August 15- September 1
  • Falling: October 10-27


For information and tickets, go to www.newcityplayers.org.

GableStage 2018-2019 Season

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GableStage is now one of the longest running and most highly acclaimed theater companies in South Florida striving to present the most vital and cutting edge works of contemporary playwrights worldwide (currently over 100 successful productions). Currently, six plays are mounted annually at the Biltmore Hotel location and productions are regularly transported to area performing arts venues such as the Lyric Theatre, the Joseph Caleb Auditorium, and The Seminole Theatre in order to engage a larger audience and outreach to the community. For information and tickets, go to www.gablestage.org.