For the 2015-2016 season, Island City Stage will make a move.
The theater company, known for its LGBT-themed plays aimed at progressive communities, will mount their shows at the Abyss Theatre in Wilton Manors, at 2304 Dixie Highway. The new performance space will give their productions a stage with more height and depth than is currently available at Empire Stage, which was Island City Stage's home for the first three seasons.
The new venue also has 70 movie-style seats, as opposed to about 50 at Empire.
Andy Rogow, Island City's artistic director, explains in a press release:"Empire Stage has been a welcoming home for us, and we could not have grown as fast as we have without the support and partnership of its owner,David Gordon. It'll be hard to say goodbye.I know people appreciatethat theater'sintimacy.However, as our audiences have grown, we've been selling out most of our performances, and there's a need for us to move to a location with more seats and a larger stage. We will also...Read more
During each performance of "Buried Child" at Palm Beach Dramaworks, cast members shuck 24 ears of corn and peel 20 carrots during the course of the play by Sam Shepard.
That's 160 carrots and 192 ears of corn a week being used by the West Palm Beach theater company.
But the produce, donated by FreshPoint, doesn't go to waste. Dramawork's production manager Patrick Heydenberg reached out to the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Mounted Unit and now he feeds the vegetables to the horses three times a week.
"The horses show excitement when I arrive, knowing they are about to be fed," Heydenberg says in a press release.Read more
Miami City Ballet plans on making its 30th anniversary season in 2015-2016 an ambitious one.
The company will not only perform in its home theaters in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Naples, but they will add a national tour with stops in New York, Chicago and Minneapolis.
"The ability to sustain high-quality art over 30 years while becoming an integral part of one's home communities is a huge accomplishment, and one that we're very proud of," says Lourdes Lopez, the ballet company's artistic director. "While we revere our past, and our programming reflects this, we are also determined to take risks in order to share an abundance of exciting new works with excited new audiences."
The upcoming season will include masterworks from George Balanchine (the company has a strong foundation performing ballets from the late, legendary choreographer) as well as leading modern dance choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Justin Peck and Liam Scarlett.
Four major works have been...Read more
It's a big ol' food fight in Davie with Delish 2015, a culinary battle between Broward and Miami-Dade chefs (CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GALLERY ABOVE FROM LAST YEAR).
This year's honorary chair is Carla Pellegrino of "Top Chef" fame and CBS Miami's Lisa Petrillo will host the evening where SoFla's favorite foodie stars face-off to take home the title of Most Delish County. The fundraiser is Friday, April 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Young at Art Museum, 741 SW 121st Ave., in Davie.
Tickets cost $150 for general admission. The fourth-annual event benefits ARC Broward, which supports critically needed services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. To order, call 954-746-9400 or go to ARCbroward.com.
Participating chefs include:
Bravo TV's "Best New Restaurant" Chef Nuno Grullon of R House Wynwood
Chopped Winner Chef Adrienne Grenier of 3030 Ocean
Chef Philip Darmon of Hardy Park Bistro
Chef Andres Marin of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute
"Hell’s Kitchen" Alum Robyn Almodovar...Read more
Are you a teenager with enough style to battle with the big boys? Well then the brand new sew-sew reality show "Project Runway Junior" is looking for you.
The fashion designer wannabes must be 14-17 years old. The application deadline is May 4th.
To apply or to get more information, go to MysticartPictures.com (and click on "Now Casting").
If you have any questions, either email ProjectRunwayJR@gmail.com or call 818-563-4131.
The winner of the competition will receive cash prizes and a scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).Read more
In addition to appearing in comedy clubs throughout New York, Recine has appeared on "Conan" and written for the MTV Video Music Awards. South Floridian's Jay Risk opens the show.
"A Comedy Evening" will be Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.) at Stage Left Theatre, 145 S.E. 2nd Ave., Boynton Beach. Tickets are $20. To order, call 561-301-5404 or go to StageLeftTheatre.net.Read more