One-Man Show About One-Man Shows at Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre Opening 9/10/11

One-Man Show About One-Man Shows at Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre Opening 9/10/11
Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm on September 10, 17 and 24.
Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre at the Byron Carlyle
500 71st Street
Miami Beach

Tickets are $38 for the matinee and $42 for the evening performance and are available at the Box Office, by calling 305/397-8977 or purchase online at

Opening Saturday, September 10th, the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre presents “Song Man Dance Man,” a one-man show about one-man shows created and performed by Jon Peterson, emcee from Broadway’s revival of “Cabaret” and Drama Desk Nominee for the title role in the off-Broadway production “George M. Cohan Tonight!”

Receiving accolades such as “a true theatrical fusion reactor,” “galvanic performance,” “a storm of show business energy” and “ferociously talented” was just part of British-born Peterson’s motivation in creating his own, about song and dance stars who were the whole package.

“Song Man Dance Man” is a joyous celebration of seven consummate artists who captured the eyes, ears and hearts of their audiences. They are Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, whose unique styles transformed the movie musical; Donald O’Connor and Sammy Davis, Jr., both geniuses who had to struggle for appropriate recognition; Bobby Darin, who made the leap from ‘50s pop-star to sophisticated concert artist; the eccentric, brilliant Anthony Newley, whose pulsating, emotional style reverberated throughout the musical theater world; and, of course, George M. Cohan, who invented the song and dance man.

“I wanted to remind people of just how good it can be; of how magical the world of show business was in those golden days because of these performers,” says Peterson about why he was motivated to create the one-man show. “The dazzling talent and charisma of these artists inspire life-changing devotion.”

YouTube glimpse of Peterson’s tour de force in a production of “Song Man Dance Man” in Las Vegas.

With personality and talent to spare, portraying multiple artistic personalities is not a stretch for Peterson. When “Song Man Dance Man” premiered in New York in 2008, a Cabaret Scenes critic reported: “When he (Peterson) plants his feet and looks into the lights, it’s the kind of razzle-dazzle showmanship that will send goose bumps up your spine…”

“Song Man Dance Man” is presented by Derelle Bunn and David Torres, co-founders and executive producers of the recently opened Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre. With the new theatre housed in the Byron Carlyle, the pair continues their 19-year tradition of producing award-winning musicals at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, their flagship theatre in Coral Springs.

DiSh – Dinner and a Show
The City of Miami Beach has launched “DiSh,” the moniker for Dinner and a Show, a program in which participating restaurants near the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre offer ticket holders a 15 percent discount on their lunch or dinner simply by presenting their ticket or ticket stub. Miami Beach residents also receive a 10 percent discount on tickets at theatre. For the “dish” on participating restaurants, log on to

2011 – 2012 Season at the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre:
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” October 14 – November 13
“Guys and Dolls” December 9 – January 8
“I Love a Piano” January 13 – February 12
“Little Shop of Horrors” March 2 – April 8
“The All Night Strut” May 4 – June 10

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