These are a combination of happy and sad days. Sad because the theater seasons are coming to a close…happy and excited because they’ve released a stellar new season for 2016/17.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre ended the season with a bang. Kiss Me Kate, a spectacular production that features a story line behind the scenes of the Shakespeare production of The Taming of the Shrew, has everything going for it from set design, costumes and ensemble talent to wonderful leads with the amazing talents of Peter Reardon as Fred Petruchio and the amazing vocal range of of Sally Wilfert as Lilli/Katharine.
Every year at this time, the theaters within the area announce their productions for the coming season. It’s always great to speculate on what might be in store for theater goers; however, I’m always surprised at some of the productions that are available.
Congratulations to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for the 21 well deserved Carbonnell nominations received! Speaking of the Maltz, the Jupiter Theatre has come up with a brilliant move by including the fast-paced, riveting drama about one of the most monumental political interviews of all times—the award-winning production Frost/Nixon opens February 7-21.
Tapping into 2016! by Jan Davisson After all of that holiday partying, the perfect solution to getting back your energy is to take in a few of the high energy theatrical shows that kick off 2016 season. Starting on January…
Hopefully, most of your Christmas shopping is done and you’re ready to enjoy the season. For sheer “getting yourself into the season,” you can’t top The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton. From top to bottom, it’s a holiday extravaganza.
Blue Man Group is best known for theatrical shows and concerts that combine comedy, music and technology into a wordless narrative that’s tough to describe, but the Blue Man Group performance works for people of all ages, languages and cultures.
So far, the 2015-16 theatrical season is rating 10 from Boca to Jupiter. The Wick Theatre kicked off in October with the musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Then Palm Beach Dramaworks lived up to its name with a stellar cast and production of Picnic, running through November 8. (See Curtain Up Nov. 13)
No need to pack a basket to go on this Picnic. Just get dressed to the nines, and head for the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis, West Palm Beach. That’s where the 2015/16 season opened for Palm Beach Dramaworks. Director William Hayes zeros in on the William Inge classic, Picnic, which runs through November 8.
The Palm Beach County theater season starts in a street in Rome two hundred years before the Christian era…. It’s comedy tonight at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton! In fact, all through the month of October there will be music, laughter, great costumes and high jinxes with the kick off for the 2015/16 season. It’s the Tony award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Drama Desk Award winner Ken Jennings, who starred as Tobia Ragg in the original production of Sweeney Todd, will be filling some mighty big comedic boots in the role of Pseudolus; however, his Broadway credits make it a sure fire bet that he’ll succeed.