Cocktales: Confessions of a Nymphomaniac 11/28/14

Cocktales: Confessions of a Nymphomaniac
Thursday, 11/28/2014 – 12/07/2014 09:00 pm –
Cocktales-Art-Basel-4x6-pcard-front-1Railroad Blues
30 NE 14th Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $20 General Admission / $40 with Two Drink Tickets

New York’s the cell, presents “Cocktales – Confessions of a Nymphomaniac” during Miami Art Basel at downtown Miami’s Railroad Blues, a 1920’s style speakeasy. Back by popular demand, the show returns for a second run this year. Audiences will have another opportunity to witness Eve’s escape from the Garden of Eden to Dr. Truth’s TV show, where Dr. Truth treats Eve’s predilection for erection and forces her to face her twisted sexuality. Directed by award-winning director Kira Simring and written by Tjasa Ferme with the cell’s Founding Artistic Director, Nancy Manocherian. Cocktales will feature Tjasa Ferme and New York comedian, Victor Cruz, along with local Miami talent, Stephanie White and Kristian Bikic.

Miracle on South Division Street 12/3/14 – 12/28/14

Miracle on South Division Street
Wednesday, 12/03/2014 – 12/28/2014 08:00 pm –
Miracle-SDS-6x8Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $15 – $53

Fresh from its Off-Broadway run, Miracle on South Division Street is the story of the Nowak family living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, NY’s East Side. Clara the family matriarch happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom, a twenty-foot shrine of the Blessed Mother, which adjoins the house. This beacon commemorated the day in 1942 that the Virgin Mary appeared to her father at his home-based barbershop. During the course of this very funny and original play, the entire family’s faith is shaken to the core as the family legend seems to be unraveling. The evening’s results are heartfelt and hilarious.

Performances are Wednesday – Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.
A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, December 10 at 2 p.m.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical 11/22/14 – 12/21/14

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 12/21/2014 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm
Christmas-CarolActors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $20

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his “Bah-Humbug” ways in A Christmas Carol, the Musical. This fabulous adaptation written especially for family audiences will warm your heart as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays.

To encourage the “Spirit of Giving” during the theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, the Musical, Actors’ Playhouse will give every child who brings a new, unwrapped toy to donate during a performance, a free Flexible Anytime Ticket valid for any remaining show in the Musical Theatre for Young Audiences 2014-2015 Season. Last day to donate toys will be on Saturday, December 20. All donations will be delivered that evening to Neighbors 4 Neighbors for distribution to families in need through their Operation Elf Toy Drive.

Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Special holiday performances on December 20 at 7 p.m. and December 21 at 5 p.m. Select weekday performances at 10 a.m. for pre-arranged fieldtrips through our Education Department.

Mouse King Returns for a Three-Day Run at Mandelstam Theater in South Miami 12/12/14

Mouse King Returns for a Three-Day Run at Mandelstam Theater in South Miami
Friday, 12/12/2014 – 12/14/2014 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Mouse-King-poster-2014Mandelstam Theater
8530 SW 57th Ave,
South Miami, Florida 33134
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Cost: $20

The 2013 smash debut of Mouse King featured two sold-out shows. Lovers of what is sure to become a new holiday classic, conceived by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and featuring music by South Florida composer Jim Camacho, will now have three chances to take it in. Premiere night at Mandelstam Theater (8530 SW 57th Ave, South Miami, FL 33143) is Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14. Tickets for Mouse King cost $20 and can be purchased online at http://mousekingtickets.com or by phone by calling 800.838.3006.

Mouse King, a delightfully entertaining family-friendly production, revisits the story of the seasonal favorite The Nutcracker from the mice point of view. The tale chronicles the story of prince Mouserick, the future ruler of the Kingdom of Sweets, and his struggles with Krakatuck, the human who wants to get rid of all vermin and become the king himself. The court magician Astrolog guides the young mouse king along the way and through some highly entertaining encounters and musical adventures.

“We’re excited about bringing Mouse King back this year,” offers MacNeal. “The reaction from the crowd during the performances last year plus the feedback we received after indicated to us that we have something truly special.” Says Camacho: “I’m honored to once again be working with Noel in bringing a new holiday tradition back to life. We’re looking forward to this year’s run.”

The cast also includes Jim Henson Company alum James Wojtal, Jr., puppeteer and stage veteran Arlee Chadwick, along with child actors, professional actors and puppets. The 2013 original cast recording featuring 13 original songs by Camacho is available online at www.MouseKingMusic.com. For more information, visit www.JimCamacho.com.

City Theatre presents Swamp Shorts, readings of original Florida-inspired short plays at Miami Book Fair International 2014 11/17/14

City Theatre presents Swamp Shorts, readings of original Florida-inspired short plays at Miami Book Fair International 2014
Monday, 11/17/2014 – 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
playwrightsMiami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

City Theatre will serve up a sizzling series of Florida-inspired short plays entitled Swamp Shorts on Monday, November 17 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Miami Book Fair International’s newest attraction The Swamp.

The Swamp is a pop-up lounge (think Jimbo’s meets the Delano) that showcases Florida stories, music, dance, film, history, and art. All week long, Swamp events exploring the beauty, contradictions, uniqueness, and downright “weirdness” of life in Florida will be offered free of charge.

As a partner of Miami Book Fair International and the Center for Theatre and Literature at Miami Dade College, City Theatre was asked to solicit and curate a selection of shorts plays that align with The Swamp’s mission to reflect the personalities that animate Florida’s, and specifically Miami’s, cultural scene. A call for scripts was sent to homegrown playwrights, resulting in City Theatre’s Swamp Shorts, a vibrant one-night-only collection of readings of new short plays written by South Florida playwrights near and far, that celebrate the stories, characters, patois and sabor of the local community and Sunshine State.

Directed by City Theatre Guest Artist Gail Garrison, Swamp Shorts will be performed by The Swamp Troupe Acting Ensemble: Joshua Jean Baptiste, Ashley Chang, Chasity Hart, Andres Maldonado, David Kwiat, Jessica Brooke Sandford, Karen Stephens and Michael Uribe.

The Swamp Shorts play line-up includes:

Risen from the Dough by France-Luce Benson
Two Haitian sisters own a local bakery and learn that running a business in Miami is more than they expected.

Hey Girl by Jessica Farr
An encounter between a woman and a man waiting for a bus goes bad. Very bad.

Sand and Sam by Lauren Feldman
A woman mourning the death of a grandparent gets an assist from an understanding rabbi and a helpful gravedigger.

The Crocodile’s Bite by Vanessa Garcia
Four characters, all immigrants to the city, connect and collide one night in Miami.

A Pair of Miami Monologues by Gail Garrisan
A South Florida perspective on how to get from here to there, and how to look the part.

Roof by Ricky J. Martinez
A scene from a new full-length play set on a rooftop overlooking Biscayne Blvd.

Swamp Girl by Marj O’Neill-Butler
A South Florida single who’s more comfortable clubbing, considers an invitation for a blind date to the Everglades.

Two of the region’s literary disrupters combine to present this free event from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 17 at The Swamp, located in the big tent at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus on the southeast corner of NE Third Street and Second Avenue. Craft beers, food trucks and fun take place on The Swamp Porch prior to and following Swamp Shorts. Free parking is available in the adjacent garage.

For more information on City Theatre, call (305) 755-9401 or visit www.citytheatre.com.

Casting Calls/Auditions for 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival 12/3/14

Casting Calls/Auditions for 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival
Sunday, 12/03/2014 – 03:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Princess-Juana-2-Bob-CarlsonStudio 1
800 NW 57 Pl,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309
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Cost: Free.

Casting calls and auditions for the 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach. The show will take place at Quiet Waters Park on weekends from February 7, 2015 to March 15, 2015.

More information on the Florida Renaissance Festival: ren-fest.com.

AUDITION
NOTES: Please prepare a one to two-minute classical monologue and a one to two-minute contrasting contemporary monologue or 16 bars of a classical or contemporary styled song to sing a Capella. Be prepared for some improvisational exercises and readings as well. Actors must have weekend availability and flexible schedules. Only actors 16 or older will be considered without a parent accompanying them.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. by appointment only. Open Call Auditions on Sunday, December 6 from Noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Studio 1 – 800 N.W. 57th Place, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33309.

How to Apply:
Appointments are required – walk-ins will be seen as time permits: Please email Betty Spreen at [email protected] to reserve your audition spot. Auditionees must provide 1) full name, 2) headshot and resume, and 3) current contact information and 4) (4.) Two choices for audition appointment times. You will be contacted with a confirmed audition time.

Voices of The Island: A Caribbean Fantasy 11/7/14 – 11/22/14

Voices of The Island: A Caribbean Fantasy
Friday, 11/07/2014 – 11/22/2014 08:00 am –
SandboxHomepage4Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $20

Voices of The Island: A Caribbean Fantasy
by Lab 9

Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of shamanic magic in this Caribbean fantasy. Find yourself in the midst of a culture clash as an atheist government undermines an island society’s ancient mystical beliefs. Influence the outcome as your choices five the story through audience participation.

Nov. 7 – 22, 2014
Tickets $20
www.mtcmiami.org