Stage Door Theatre presents THE WIZ December 7 – December 31

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Stage Door Theatre
present
s
The Wiz
December 7 – December 31
at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
Carol@CarolKassie.com / 561-445-9244


November 29, 2018:

LAUDERHILL, FL:  Stage Door Theatre’s third production in their new home is an exuberant journey down the yellow brick road! Based the L. Frank Baum’s classic “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, The Wiz is a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music, and told in the context of African American Culture.    The family friendly musical will open at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) on December 7th and run through December 31st.

The winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and Five Drama Desk Awards, The Wiz retells Baum’s tale of Dorothy, who is transported by a tornado to a world of Munchkins, witches, and magic.  On her way to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her get back to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion – friends who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West – and eventually learn that there really is ‘no place like home’.

The Wiz will be directed and choreographed by Lloyd Culbreath who brings years of theatrical experience to the production.  He has performed on Broadway, and on tour for over 25 years as a dancer, singer, actor, teacher, dance captain, stage manager, and assistant and associate choreographer.

“Working on The Wiz is such a joy!” says Culbreath. “Soulful, sassy, and brimming with joy! The show is such a wonderful combination of amazing memorable songs, spectacular dancing and armfuls of heart and love. It offers something for everyone. I’m thrilled to spend this time in the land of Oz!”

Cast in The Wiz are Nayomi Braaf as Dorothy, Kedrick D. Faulk as Scarecrow, Ben Bagby as Tin Man, Darius J. Manuel as Lion, Kyaunnee Richardson as Aunt Em/Glinda, Arlene Coutee as Addaperle, and Jamari Johnson Williams as The Wiz. 2017 Carbonell Award-winner (Best Actress, Musical) Sarah Gracel will play Evelline. Also in the cast are Michael Baugh, Kolten Bell, Alexander Domingue, Cameron Jackson, Kimberly Mhoon, Johanna Moise, Alicia Nicole, Mickey Nixon, Amy Romero, Andre Russell, Johanna Taylor, and Shanna Woods.

David Nagy will serve as the production’s Musical Director and keyboard 1; he will be accompanied by Karen Nagy on keyboard 2,  Andrea Gilbert on woodwind, Sandy Poltarack on bass and Guitar, Brian Sayre on drums, and Rupert Ziawinski on Bass.  Marissa Calabrese is The Wiz’ Associate Director. Scenic Design is by Randall Parsons, Lighting Design is by Kirk Bookman, and Sound Design is by Rushnay Henry.  The production’s Stage Manager is Nancy Clay.

The Wiz will run from December 7 – December 31 at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC). The theatre is located at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill (33311), in the Central Broward Regional Park on the North East corner of Sunrise Boulevard and 441 (State Road 7).

Tickets for The Wiz range from $48 to $58. (LPAC charges a $5 service fee per ticket, however if a package of four Stage Door shows is purchased the service fees will be waived.) Group rates are available, as are student prices (with valid ID). Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoorfl.org or on the LPAC website at https://lpacfl.com.

For more information about The Wiz and/or Stage Door Theatre, please visit http://www.stagedoorfl.org, or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244).

Production photos by David Martinek

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The Wiz
December 7 – 31
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Book by William F. Brown
Based on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
Tickets:  $48 – $58
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
www.stagedoorfl.org
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Rome Saladino’s FEELIN’ GOOD – A SALUTE TO MICHAEL BUBLÉ in Aventura & Boca in December

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Rome Saladino’s
Feelin’ Good
A Salute to Michael Bublé
 at
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center &
The Boca Black Box Center
in December

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
Carol@CarolKassie.com / 561-445-9244

November 20, 2018

AVENTURA & BOCA RATON, FL:  Multi-talented singer/dancer/actor/choreographer Rome Saladino will celebrate the stylings of Grammy and Juno Award-winner Michael Bublé in Feelin’ Good – A Tribute to Michael Bublé at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on December 20th and return to the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on December 23rd.  (The show was a sell-out when it played at the Boca Black Box in April.)

Saladino will sing the songs that made the popular singer-songwriter a world-renowned phenomenon.  He will be accompanied by a seventeen-piece band at Aventura, and (due to space constraints) a seven-piece band at the Boca Black Box, talented dancers, and special guest star Cantor Geniene Shelley.

“Many people ask me why I tribute Michael Bublé,” Saladino says. “Well, because, he truly brings ALL GENERATIONS TOGETHER! Other artists do amazing jobs in their individual styles and genres, but he brought back the music of the last 100 years and made it cool again!”

Inspired by Bublé’s Jazzy Big Band style, Saladino will perform the hits that put the Canadian superstar on the charts –“Haven’t Met You Yet”, “Everything”, and “Home”, and will channel ‘Frank, Dean, Ray, and Ella’ with classics such as “Feeling Good”, “Come Fly With Me”, “Cry Me a River”, and “Sway. The evening will also include covers of The Beatles, The Eagles, Otis Redding, and Queen.  The show will also feature some of Bublé’s beloved renditions of everyone’s favorite holiday classics.

Rome Saladino was born and raised in Miami, Florida.  His extensive theatrical career – he has a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Florida Atlantic University –  has included such roles as Curly in Oklahoma, John the Baptist in Godspell, Caleb in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Charles Dalrymple in Brigadoon.  He has also appeared in Annie, A Chorus Line, Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, and West Side Story, and he was one of the leads in Encore!  The American Theatre in Tokyo Disney, Japan.  During his ballet career he performed with the Sacramento Ballet, Icelandic Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre.  Rome appeared on the Discovery Channel during Shark Week playing the role of Ian in an Australian shark attack reenactment, and in the film, “Catch Me If You Can”, where he played an FBI Agent next to Tom Hanks. He recently self-produced, directed and starred in Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain, a song and dance revue honoring the career highlights of Hollywood legend Gene Kelly, and Gotta Dance, a celebration of the Great American Songbook and the Hollywood movie musical.

Geniene (Miller) Shelley has been acting, singing, and dancing since she was a child. She has had leading roles in numerous shows at the Hollywood Playhouse, Dillard High School of the Performing Arts, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and theatres in Los Angeles and Chicago. Shows include Oliver, Oklahoma, Bye Bye Birdie, Meet Me in St. Louis, HMS Pinafore, A Chorus Line, Life With Father, and Cabaret.  She is a graduate of Dillard High School for the Performing Arts and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Geniene’s life took a spiritual turn – she studied and became the Cantorial Soloist at prominent synagogues in South Florida; she can be heard weekly as the Cantor at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. She leads Passover Seders weddings, and religious life cycle events throughout the country. Geniene and her husband, Commissioner Bob Shelley share the love of theatre.  She is the mother of three beautiful children.

Tickets for Feelin’ Good – A Tribute to Michael Bublé at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center are $42 – $50; tickets for the performance at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts are $35 – $45.  All tickets are on sale now.  Ticketing information is listed below.  The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 NE 188th Street in Aventura (33180). The Boca Black Box Center for the Arts is located at 8221 Glades Road (#10), in Boca Raton (33434).

For more information about Rome Saladino and/or Feelin’ Good – A Tribute to Michael Bublé please contact Carol Kassie at Carol@CarolKassie.com / 561-445-9244.

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Feelin’ Good – A Tribute to Michael Bublé
Created, directed, and choreographed by Rome Saladino

Thursday, December 20th at 8 pm
Tickets: $42 & $50
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL  33180
Click HERE to purchase tickets on line
or call 877-311-7469

Sunday, December 23rd at 7 pm
Tickets:  $34-$45
Boca Black Box Center for the Arts
8221 Glades Road, #10
Boca Raton, FL  33434
Click HERE to purchase tickets on line,
Or call 561-483-9036

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Jake Ehrenreich’s A TREASURY OF CHRISTMAS SONGS – With Jazz Artist Roger Kellaway – December 9th, 12th, & 16th Only!

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Jake Ehrenreich’s
A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs
Pays Tribute to Jewish Songwriters of the Christmas Classics
Performances on December 9th, 12th, and 16th Only!

Jake Ehrenreich & Roger Kellaway celebrate the contributions of Jewish Composers to Christmas!

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244

November 13, 2018

BOCA RATON/WEST PALM BEACH/AVENTURA, FL: Broadway, film, and television star, recording artist, author, and playwright are just a few of the titles to which Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Famer Jake Ehrenreich can lay claim. The popular entertainer, whose one-man-show A Jew Grows In Brooklyn has been a perennial hit with South Florida audiences, will be joined by Grammy Award-winner / Oscar nominee Roger Kellaway in a brand new show A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs that features many great Christmas songs written by Jewish composers. The show is based on Ehrenreich’s newest CD of the same name.

“The idea for this project has been with me for over decade,” Ehrenreich explained recently. “As a child of Holocaust survivors growing up in Brooklyn, the idea that I would have a secret love affair with Christmas music was as incongruous as… well the very notion that Jewish songwriters would create so many of the classics. But, as life is often stranger than fiction, I did, and they did.”

Featuring behind the scenes stories and rare video appearances by Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), Charles Strouse (AnnieBye Bye Birdie), and Alan and Marilyn Bergman (“The Way We Were”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”) among others, Ehrenreich and Kellaway will be accompanied by world class jazz musicians Roni Ben Hur on Guitar, and Floridian David Winograd on Bass.

Ehrenreich and Kellaway’s exciting new interpretations have garnered universal praise since their CD’s release in December 2017.  It was selected as Downbeat Magazine’s Top Holiday Pick and is now in consideration for a Grammy Award nomination.  Among the classics Ehrenreich and Kellaway will perform in A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs are “Christmas Time is Here,” “Let it Snow,” “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland, “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” and “Silver Bells”.

Jake Ehrenreich and Roger Kellaway’s A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs will be performed in three prestigious local venues between December 9th and December 16th:  The Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center (December 9), The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (December 12), and the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center (December 16).   Performance times and ticketing information are listed below. These dates are part of a tour which includes the world-famous Birdland Jazz club in New York City.

For more information about A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs and/or Jake Ehrenreich, please visit www.jewishchristmassongs.com/ or contact Carol Kassie (carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244).

www.jewishchristmassongs.com
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A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs
With Jake Ehrenreich and Roger Kellaway

Sunday, December 9th at 3 pm
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
Black Box Theatre
201 Plaza Real, 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL  33432
Tickets $36 – $48
Ticket Link:  http://miznerparkculturalcenter.com/events/jewish-christmas-songs/

Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30 pm
Rinker Playhouse at
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Call:  561-832-7469
Tickets: $35
Ticket Link:    www.kravis.org/jewishchristmas

Sunday, December 16th at 3 pm & 7 pm
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL  33180
Tickets:  $45 – $55; $75 VIP tickets include premium seating and an autographed CD
Ticket Link:  https://www.aventuracenter.org/events/detail/jake-ehrenreichs-2018

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JAKE EHRENREICH is a vocalist, musician, author and playwright. He is currently featured in the film The Last Laugh alongside Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. A Brooklyn born child of survivors, he is best known as star and creator of the award-winning show A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, which broke box office records at the historic Lambs Theater in the heart of Broadway. Jake has appeared on Broadway in Dancin’, Barnum, and They’re Playing Our Song, and toured internationally as Ringo in Beatlemania. A veteran NY vocalist and musician, Jake has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Richie Havens, Tito Puente, Greg Allman, and Whitney Houston. His writings appear in Summer Haven, The Catskills, The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination alongside Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, and A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, The Curious Reflections of a First Generation American is now a best-selling book by HCI (the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers). Jake received a Special Congressional Citation and was inducted into the Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame in 2016. His new TV variety talk show, The Jake Ehrenreich Show premieres in November 2018 on JBS TV.

ROGER KELLAWAY is a Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominated Pianist/Composer and has recorded more than two hundred and fifty albums. He’s worked with everyone from Duke Ellington to Elvis, and Barbra Streisand to Quincy Jones and Yo-Yo Ma. He has written and conducted twenty-nine film scores including the Clint Eastwood film INVICTUS and Barbra Streisand’s A Star Is Born, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Kellaway composed and performed Remembering You, the closing theme for All in the Family. In 2005, Roger conducted the world premiere of Sir Paul McCartney’s “Nova” and has toured as musical director with Tony Bennett, Van Morrison, and Bobby Darin.

Praise for A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs:

“Swings like a young Tony Bennett. Add Roger Kellaway and it’s enough to make nuns and orthodox rabbis put away their rulers.  Fun stuff throughout.”
Chris Spector ~ Midwest Record 

“Jake Ehrenreich is a classy Jazz singer who projects pure tones…”
  Frank-John Hadley ~ Downbeat Magazine – December 2018

“Jake is so much more than just a vocalist…the pacing is perfection;
every little nuance is full of joy.”
Dick Metcalfe – Contemporary Fusion Reviews

“You will wish Christmas came more than once a year. It’s just wonderful!”
Alan & Marilyn Bergman~ Legendary Grammy/Oscar winning songwriters

“I can’t think of a better Christmas present! Jake & Roger’s rendition truly
brings the song to life.”
Johnny Mandel ~ Legendary Grammy/Oscar winning songwriter (composer of “A Christmas Love Song”)

 

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WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL! Jogs into Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre for a 4 Week Run! (December 14 – January 13)

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Dana Matthow
presents
WaistWatchers The Musical!
December 14, 2018 – January 13, 2019

The High-Energy Musical Comedy about Food, Friendship, Fun, and the Universal Journey to Positive Self-image Heads to Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Mile

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
carol@carolkassie.com  / 561-445-9244

November 12, 2018

CORAL GABLES, FL:  The show that has had audience members “burning off pounds just laughing,” according to the Los Angeles Times, WaistWatchers The Musical! will spend five fun-filled weeks at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.  Produced by Dana Matthow and starring four talented local actresses, including award-winning performer Mimi J, who wowed audiences recently in I Will Survive, the musical takes a lighthearted and hilarious look at women dealing with their relationship to food, diets, body image, and fitness, while celebrating the transformative power of female friendship on the journey to self-acceptance. Capturing audiences of all ages from start to finish, the production will run from December 14th through January13th at the popular Coral Gables theatre.

“Women have described WaistWatchers The Musical! as an empowering vehicle – one that defines happiness as confidence, laughter and love,” says the show’s producer Dana Matthow. “WaistWatchers The Musical! encourages women to reject the social pressures of achieving the mirage of so-called perfection and to simply embrace themselves for who they are.”

Boasting successful tours across the country in over 20 cities, including an upcoming international tour across Australia and New Zealand, WaistWatchers The Musical! is full of high-powered energy. The production is 90 minutes of non-stop exercise, song, and dance, featuring three women and their exuberant younger trainer, as they all tackle the universal issues of dieting, exercise, plastic surgery, sex, and self-love.

Krissy Johnson, will direct and choreograph the production, taking over from the show’s original director Matt Silva. Johnson has been part of the WaistWatchers family for over 3 years, performing in the show’s national tour first as Cheryl, and then as Carla.

The show’s original choreographer Dani Tucci-Juraga describes it best – “WaistWatchers The Musical is about strong, sensitive, passionate and evolving women who function best with humor, grit, and good friends by their side.  As choreographer, getting to work with the cast is much like the plot. We are there to support each other and above all, laugh.”

WaistWatcher’s musical director is the show’s composer, Vince DiMura, who has provided original music to accompany creator Alan Jacobson’s clever lyrics.

Along with Mimi J, who will play Cheryl, the WaistWatchers cast includes Jordana Forest as Cindy, Sara Elizabeth Grant as Carla, and Angela Thomas as Connie.   Nicole Stav will pull double duty as the show’s MC and Stage Manager.

WaistWatchers The Musical! will run from December 14, 2018 – January 13, 2019 at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre. The theatre is located at 280 Miracle Mile, in Coral Gables (33314).  Tickets for WaistWatchers The Musical! are $49-$59. Group rates (12 or more) are also available. Tickets may be purchased on line at waistwatchersthemusical.com or www.actorsplayhouse.org/ or by phone at 305-444-9293.  For group rates call 305-504-5020.

For more information about Waist Watchers The Musical please visit waistwatchersthemusical.com , or contact Carol Kassie at carol@carolkassie.com  / 561-445-9244.
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Waist Watchers The Musical!
December 14, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Creator, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jacobson
Music by Vince Di Mura
Tickets: $49 – $59
Phone: 305-444-9293
On line: wwww.waistwatchersthemusical.com / www.actorsplayhouse.org/
Group Sales (12 or more):305-504-5020
Show Times:
Wednesday at 2 pm & 7 pm
Thursday at 7 pm
Friday at 8 pm
Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday 3 pm
All performances will take place at
Actor’s Playhouse at Miracle Mile
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33314
www.waistwatchersthemusical.com
www.actorsplayhouse.org/
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ABOUT:

Alan Jacobson

ALAN JACOBSON (Creator, Author & Lyrist) Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, Alan is a true renaissance man. He is a former clothing manufacturer, world-class track and field athlete and actor. He has had his own theatre and entertainment company for many years, including many years in Palm Beach County, and has produced more than 80 productions around the country, with two, If You Ever Leave Me I’m Going With You and Down the Garden Paths, reaching Broadway and Off Broadway. Not only does he fill the roles of producer, actor, director and coach, but with the hit production WaistWatchers The Musical!, he adds the title of playwright. The production (which was originally titled “Food Fight”) premiered in 2007 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, ran for 6 months at The Plaza Theatre in Palm Beach County, 3 months at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, and has continued to tour nationally. Alan produced WaistWatchers The Musical! for several years until turning it over to Dana Matthow in late 2015. Alan lives in Jupiter with his wife, Melissa. Their sons, Noah and Eli, go to UCF and the University of Miami.

VINCE Di MURA (Musical Director, Music Composer) Vince is an award-winning composer, arranger, jazz pianist and musical director. He has appeared on concert stages and theatres throughout North America, Canada, Europe and Latin America. He currently serves as the Resident Composer and Musical Director for the Lewis Center of the Arts at Princeton University. Vince is best known for his arrangements of “My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra,” I Left My Heart: A Tribute to Tony Bennett,” and “Simply Simone.” Vince is also the author and curator of “A Conversation with the Blues,” a 14-part web instructional series on improvisation through the blues. Produced by Soundfly Inc., Vince has five CDs on the market, including the 2000 release, “Imperfect Balance,” the 2007 release, “A Darker Shade of Romance,” 2008 release, “For Lost Words,” in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa, the 2010 release, “California Sage:” (with James Leary on Bass and Fritz Wise on drums) and the 2012 release, “Love Was,” a second collaboration with poet Yusef Komunyakaa.

DANA MATTHOW (Producer) is a Long Island-born native New Yorker whose theatrical career spans 35 plus years of producing, general management, theatre management, advertising, and promotions.  His credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Touring Productions:  Kingdoms starring Roy Dotrice, Armand Assante, and Maria Tucci, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, Carnival Knowledge, a behind the scenes look at the astounding and disappearing world of the American Sideshow, Magic Hands Freddy starring Michael Rispoli and Ralph Macchio, Underneath the Lintel, Maybe Baby It’s You, Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral (a/k/a the longest running funeral in history), Hysterical Blindness starring Leslie Jordan, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, RESPECT – A Musical Celebration of Women, My Son the Waiter – A Jewish Tragedy, The Calamari Sisters, and his first show, Sea Marks by Adventures in Paradise star Gardner McKay. For 10 years Mr. Matthow owned and operated the Soho Playhouse in New York City.  For the screen he produced the feature film Silent Prey.  He is also the founder and original publisher of City Guide Magazine, New York’s #1 visitor and entertainment guide.

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Entr’Acte Theatrix Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY – A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY – October 25 – November 4

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Entr’Acte Theatrix
presents
The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy
October 25 – November 4

They’re creepy… and they’re kooky…and they’re back!
Charles Addams’ weird and wonderful family comes to life in this award-winning musical comedy.     

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244

October 1, 2018
DELRAY BEACH, FL: Entr’Acte Theatrix audiences are in for a fiendishly delightful treat beginning October 25th when Delray Beach’s Crest Theatre @ Old School Square will host Charles Addams’ wonderfully bizarre cast of characters known as The Addams Family – just in time for Halloween! The award-winning musical will run through November 4th

Charles Addams’ ghoulishly clever and devilishly satirical Addams Family cartoons first began appearing in the New Yorker magazine in 1938, and his characters captured the hearts and the humor of the American public almost immediately.  A close knit, loving family, with a few odd quirks – and a definite affinity for the bizarre and macabre – the Addams Family has appeared in a number of film and television adaptations since their debut, however The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy is based on Addams’ cartoons, rather than any of the characters as they were portrayed in film or on television.

Addams Family patrons are being encouraged to come dressed in Halloween costumes, and several appropriately garbed audience members will be invited to join the cast on stage during the last scene of the show!

Jeremy Quinn, who directed Entr’Acte’s most recent production of The Rocky Horror show will helm the production:

The Addams Family has been around for a little over 80 years, whether in cartoon form, on television, in film or on Broadway,” he says. “This family has endured the test of time because they are, above all else, a family. Even though they have a zombie for a butler, a cousin covered in hair, and a dismembered hand in a box named “Thing”, they are actually quite relatable. If we look closely enough at our own families…we’ve got at least one “Addams” somewhere along the line! 

“But we love the Addams Family because they embrace their strangeness, which we should all do, within the most “normal” of circumstances,” he continues. “There’s nothing “wrong” here…just different. Let’s be real – unique authenticity is an increasingly valued trait. With 7.7 billion people on Earth, a little diversity provides an abundance of beautiful color!

“I am inspired by the book writer’s quote,” he says: “The unknown may be frightening, the darkness overwhelming, but if we don’t run from it, we may see our mysterious, miraculous lives finally illuminated. If we move toward the darkness, we might find love and acceptance. For when it is dark enough, we can see the stars.” – Rick Elice, book writer for The Addams Family.

Entr’Acte’s Addams Family members include Ashley Gravlin as Morticia Addams, Carlo Sabusap as Gomez Addams, Mary Grace Tesoriero as Wednesday Addams, Greg Halmos as Pugsley Addams, John Costanzo as Fester Addams, Rosseroni Parris as Grandma Addams, Gustavo Garcia as Lurch, Robyn Eli Brenner as Lucas Beineke, Nicole Stav as Alice Beineke, and Mark Kirschenbaum as Malcolm Beineke. Also cast – as Addams Ancestors – are Irma Gloria, Emma Sue Harris, Nysia Matos, Mackenzie Anderson, Elana Vital, Jonathan Thoresen, Ben Shaevitz, Andy Morejon, and Trevohnn Garner.

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Entr’Acte Theatrix’ The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy will run from October 25 – November 4 at The Crest Theatre @ Old School Square in Delray Beach.  Tickets are $45 (premium seating) or $35 (regular seating). Student and group rates are also available. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Crest Theatre box office at 561-243-7922 or on line at www.entractetheatrix.com.  The Crest Theatre @ Old School Square is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (33444).

For more information about Entr’Acte Theatrix contact Carol Kassie at 561-445-9244 / carol@carolkassie.com.

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The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
October 25 – November 4
For tickets:  561-243-7922 / www.entractetheatrix.com
Performances:
Thursday, October 25th at 8 PM
Friday, October 26th at 8 PM
Saturday, October 27th at 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, October 28th at 2 PM and 7 PM
Wednesday, October 31st at 8 PM
Thursday, November 1st at 8 PM
Friday, November 2nd at 8 PM
Saturday, November 3rd at 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, November 4th at 2 PM
All performances at
The Crest Theatre @ Old School Square
51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
http://oldschoolsquare.org/about/crest-theatre/
www.entractetheatrix.com
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“Gomez and Pugsley are enthusiastic. Morticia is even in disposition, muted, witty, sometimes deadly. Grandma Frump is foolishly good-natured. Wednesday is her mother’s daughter. A closely knit family, the real head being Morticia—although each of the others is a definite character—except for Grandma, who is easily led. Many of the troubles they have as a family are due to Grandma’s fumbling, weak character. The house is a wreck, of course, but this is a house-proud family just the same and every trap door is in good repair. Money is no problem…”  Charles Addams

 

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MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Announces Aventura Cast! Limited Engagement – October 23 – 28 at The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

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Menopause The Musical®
Announces the Aventura Cast
For the Show’s Limited Engagement 
October 23 – 28
at
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244

September 26, 2018:

AVENTURA, FL: – GFour Productions has completed casting for Menopause The Musical’s limited run at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center. The production will run from October 23rd through October 28th only.

Linda Boston will play ‘Professional Woman, South Florida native Ingrid Cole will take on the role of ‘Earth Mother’, Terri Dixon will play the ‘Iowa Housewife’, and Kathy St. George has been cast as the ‘Soap Star’.  Three of the four women have performed in the musical previously, however the Aventura run will be Terri Dixon’s first time in the production.

Although the Menopause The Musical debuted over seventeen years ago in Orlando, Florida, the show is as relevant today as it was in 2001.  Not only does it entertainingly deal with the issues all women inevitably face as they navigate ‘the change’ – hot flashes, body changes, and short term memory loss just to to name a few – it addresses the larger meaning of what it means to be a woman, and delivers an empowering message to women of all ages:   Take charge of your life, celebrate the now, and look to the future.

Chock full of clever wit and humor, great songs and exhilarating dance numbers, the laughter filled production consistently inspires its audiences – both men and women – to jump out of their seats and sing along to the catchy parodies of classic pop songs of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Menopause The Musical® is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas and continues to entertain nightly at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The show recently celebrated its 5000th performance there.  The much-loved musical has entertained audiences across the country in more than 450 U.S. cities, nearly 300 international cities, and a total of 15 countries.

Menopause The Musical® will run from October 23 – October 28 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on line at http://menopausethemusical.com/ or   https://www.aventuracenter.org/ or by calling 877-311-7469.  Tickets are $46.50 – $66.50. For group sales (10 or more) call 954-660-6307. The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 NE 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.

For more information about Menopause The Musical®  visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com or contact Carol Kassie at 561-445-9244 / carol@carolkassie.com.

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Menopause The Musical®
October 23 – October 28
Tickets:  $46.50 – $66.50
For Tickets:  http://menopausethemusical.com/ / https://www.aventuracenter.org/  or
877-311-7469
For Group Sales (10 or more) call:  954-660-6307
Performances:
Tuesday, October 23 – 8 pm
Wednesday, October 24 – 8 pm
Thursday, October 25 – 8 pm
Friday, October 26 – 8 pm
Saturday October 27 – 2 pm
Saturday, October 27 – 8 pm
Sunday, October 28 – 2 pm
Sunday, October 28 – 6 pm
All performances will take place at
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL 33180
http://menopausethemusical.com/
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Linda Boston (Professional Woman) – has decades of performing, literary and teaching arts experienceHer collaborations include Randy Scott, Mary Wilson (Supremes), Wendell Harrison, Whitney Houston, Anthony Mackie, Pearl Cleage, Tavis Smiley, Michael Eric Dyson, Dick Gregory, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson & MORE… including requested opening vocalist for Detroit’s 2006 Mayoral Inauguration, President William Clinton, the LINKS National Convention, several Detroit Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Dinners, and a host of weddings & home-goings. Return for the one woman show Moms Mabley: The Naked Truth remains ongoing. Visit www.imdb.com for film, series and other credits, With almost a decade of MTM performances, she says, “Change manifests when we embrace intuitive thought to see our similarities…not our differences. Remember, YOU ARE the CHANGE you seek.

Terri Dixon (Iowa Housewife) is originally from the Maryland suburbs of Washington DC. She is so excited to be joining the Menopause The Musical family. Credits include Smokey Joe’s Café on Broadway, the national tours of My One and Only and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ann Margret and Gary Sandy. Regional credits include Godspell at the Muny in St. Louis, Smokey Joe’s Café at Maine State Musical Theatre, Always…..Patsy Cline at the New Harmony Theatre. Terri was in the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn’s Waiting for the Moon. She has performed extensively as a cabaret performer with her tribute to Patsy Cline, and has performed on cruise ships for many years, first as lead singer/dancer, then as lead vocalist.

Ingrid Cole (Earth Mother) is a critically acclaimed actor/singer based in Atlanta, GA. In 2010 and 2012, she was honored with a Suzi Bass Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for A Catered Affair at the Aurora Theatre, and for her portrayal of Rose in Gypsy with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. She has toured the US extensively with Menopause The Musical. Other regional credits include Matron Mama Morton in Chicago, See What I Want To See (Suzi Bass Award for Best Ensemble and Atlanta Theatre Fan Winner Best Actress in a Musical) Music Man, Grand Night For Singing (Curtain Up Award Best Actress in a musical) The Medium, Into The Woods, Fiddler On The Roof, Call Me Madam, Ragtime, Pirates Of Penzace, Iolanthe, The Mikado, Cinderella, A Funny Thing Happened…Forum, And Nunsense.  www.IngridCole.

Kathy St. George (Soap Star), first appeared in Menopause The Musical in 2004 in Boston, MA.  She played two roles in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival Of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF starring Topol and directed by Jerome Robbins.  Off-Broadway: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and six national tours. Some regional credits include Gypsy, Respect, Peter Pan, Mame, Dear Miss Garland, Showboat, Violet, Significant Other, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Pete ‘N Keely, 42ndStreet, Shear Madness, 9 To 5, Follies, and Ruthless! Kathy has received the Elliot Norton Award and two IRNE Awards.  B.S., M.Ed. Salem State College. www.kathystgeorge.com

About GFOUR PRODUCTIONS: Proud producers of Menopause The Musical, now in its seventeenth year as the longest-running musical in Las Vegas history and can be seen nightly at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip. Menopause is also on tour around the U.S., as well as playing in Spain, Australia, Mexico City, and the U.K. Other recent productions include The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway, winner of London’s Olivier Award for Best Comedy, and starting its U.S. tour this fall; their acclaimed production of Dreamgirls, currently selling out on London’s West End; Groundhog Day The Musical, nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical; and their Tony Award-nominated production of Fiddler On The Roof, also launching its national tour this fall. Other selected highlights include winning the 2013 Tony Award for their 50th anniversary production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf; Co-financing the 5 time Tony Award, 5 time Drama Desk Award, and 7 time Olivier Award winner for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical; and producing the popular 9 To 5 The Musical with music by Dolly Parton, and Ring Of Fire the Johnny Cash Musical Show. They began producing in 1981 with Nine, winning the Tony Award that year for Best Musical. Among their favorite past Broadway productions are My One And Only starring Tommy Tune, Zorba The Greek starring Anthony Quinn, The Rink starring Liza Minnelli, Baby, Grand Hotel, Grind, Big, True West, the original and the revival of La Cage Aux Folles which won them Tony Awards for Best Musical in 1983 and Best Revival in 2004. Their combined shows have been nominated for 121 Tony Awards, winning 44 and 110 Drama Desk Awards, winning 56. For more information, please visit GFourProductions.com.

Sol Children Theatre Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE – October 19 – November 4

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Sol Children Theatre
to present
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
October 19 – November 4

“…Hilariously F-U-N-N-Y (enjoyment, amusement or lighthearted pleasure) and delightfully Q-U-I-R-K-Y (characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits) night of theatre.”
Ilene Chalmers – DC Metro Theater Arts

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244

September 25, 2018

BOCA RATON, FL:  Sol Children Theatre will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton from October 19th through November 4th.

Nominated for six Tony Awards, and winning 2, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features an eclectic group of sixth graders who arrive at a fictional spelling bee set in the geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School to vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter – one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box! 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be directed by Ryan McAtee.  McAtee is a Seattle based director, choreographer, actor and solo performance artist.  He is also Theatre/Movement Educator and teaches youths spanning pre-K to 12th Grade:

Ryan McAtee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is one heck of a musical comedy, and truly one of my favorite shows” McAtee says. “This story revolves around a handful of 10-to-14-year-olds as they traverse the societal and familial pressures of what it means to be a competitive speller. While originally the roles are played by adults, implementing a cast of teens and preteens illuminates an honest and motivated outlook to the quirks and realities of these characters. Given this fresh perspective, I am beyond fortunate to be working with this cast: to present a story full of loveable and relatable humans with a passion for words and language. Even in a setting as organized as a Spelling Bee, we discover that life really can be P-A-N-D-E-M-O-N-I-U-M.”

Spelling Bee’s young cast consists of Mia Salerno as William Barfee, Kylie Lawrence as Olive Ostrovsky, Angeline Zylstra as Leaf Coneybear, Abigail Medvecky as Judy Blanch, Brayden Wartmann as Chip Tolentino, Kimmy Wilkinson as Marcy Park, Sofia Jorgensen as Logan Schwartzandgrubenierre, Celia Roberts as Rona Lisa Peretti, Melissa Garcon as Douglas Panch, Nisa Guvenilir as Mitch Mahoney, Tinsley Louv as Leaf’s Mom and Carl, and Maureen Tracy as Jesus and Leaf’s Sister.

Ryan McAtee will also serve as the production’s Musical Director, and Sara Elizabeth Grant is the show’s Assistant Director and Stage Manager.  Scenic Art is by Kate McVay, Set Construction and Lighting Design is by Ardean Landhuis, and Costume Design is by Briana Earhart.  Natalie Macadar is the Assistant Stage Manager.

Tickets for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee are on sale now and can be purchased on line at www.solchildren.org, or by phone at 561-447-8829. Tickets are $20 and $15 for Juniors (11 and under).

For more information about Sol Children Theatre or The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, visit www.solchildren.org or contact Carol Kassie at carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244.        

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

October 19 – November 4
Music & Lyrics:  William Finn
Book: Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by: Jay Reiss
Performances:
Friday & Saturday at 7:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets:  $20 / $15 juniors (11 and under)
Tickets:  561-447-8829 / www.solchildren.org/
Performances:
Friday & Saturday: 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2 pm
Sol Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL  33431
www.solchildren.org/
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Stage Door Theatre presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at LPAC – October 12 – November 4

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Stage Door Theatre
present
s
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
October 12 – November 4
at their new venue
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
Carol@CarolKassie.com / 561-445-9244

September 25, 2018:

LAUDERHILL, FL:  Stage Door Theatre’s move to the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) has proved to be the right one, according to the company’s Executive Producer, Derelle Bunn.  “Our patrons’ responses have been totally positive,” she says.  “They love the venue, the ambiance, and the conveniences LPAC offers them.  They’ve all promised they’ll be back, and that they’ll be bringing their friends!”

Stage Door’s second production in their new state-of-the-art home should definitely entice their audiences –returning and new:  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is an award-winning musical comedy based on the hit movie of the same name.  It will open at on October 12th and run through November 4th

Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money.  Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health.  After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that their small town isn’t big enough for both of them. They agree on a settlement – the first one to extract $50,000 from their mutual target, young heiress Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town.

Sophisticated, suave, and with a good dash of mischief, this thoroughly entertaining musical features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards.  The music is by David Yazbek (The Full Monty, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and this year’s Tony Award winner for Best musical, The Band’s Visit).  The show’s book is by Jeffrey Lane (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown).

Clayton Phillips

The production will be directed by Clayton Phillips: “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a perfect example of an escapist piece of musical theatre,” he explains.  “It does not take itself too seriously, and it has a wonderfully jazzy score.  I guess if there is a message in it at all, it is that greed does not pay (or does it?). The show is full of twists and turns and is a real comedy from start to finish.  I love this musical because it is smart and funny and entertaining,” he says.  “And what more could we want these days?!”

Cast in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are Michael Cartwright as Lawrence Jameson, Matthew Kurzyniec as Freddy Benson, and Sabrina Lynn Gore as Christine Colgate. Also in the cast are Aaron Bower, Austin Carrol, Marty Craft, Alexandra Nicole Garcia, Sebastian Goldberg, Chris Hendricks, Michael Kruetz, Cat Pagano, Vincent Pelligrino, Sarah Rose, Laura Titus, and Alexandra Van Hasselt.

David Nagy will serve as the production’s Musical Director, Choreography is by Danny Durr, Scenic Design is by Daimien Matherson, Lighting Design is by Ardean Landhuis, and Costumes are by Jerry Sturdevant.  The production’s Stage Manager is Nancy Clay.  

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will run from October 12 – November 4 at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC). The theatre is located at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill (33311), in the Central Broward Regional Park on the North East corner of Sunrise Boulevard and 441 (State Road 7).  

Tickets for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and for all Stage Door productions remain at $48. (LPAC charges a $5 service fee per ticket, however if a package of four Stage Door shows is purchased the service fees will be waived.) Group rates are available, as are student prices (with valid ID). Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoorfl.org or on the LPAC website at https://lpacfl.com.

For more information about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and/or Stage Door Theatre, please visit www.stagedoorfl.org, or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244).

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
October 12 – November 4, 2018
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Tickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
www.stagedoorfl.org
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Pigs Do Fly’s THE LADIES FOURSOME Returns to Empire Stage – October 4 – 21

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Back by Popular Demand!

Pigs Do Fly Productions
The Ladies Foursome
Will hit the links again!

“Norm Foster’s hit comedy The Ladies Foursome is a fun-filled romp from beginning to end” ~ Joe Belanger ~ The London Free Press

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carol Kassie
carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244

September 11, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL:   Pigs Do Fly Productions’ production of The Ladies Foursome played to consistently full houses when it ran at Empire Stage last March.  The show was such a success that the company’s founder and Executive Producer, Ellen Wacher decided to bring ‘the ladies’ back onto the golf course and let them swing their way through another round!   The show will run from October 4th through October 21st – once again at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.

“Why not?” Wacher said recently.  “I kept hearing from people saying their friends heard great things about the show and were sorry they’d missed it. Or that they hadn’t laughed so much in the theatre for ages and wanted to see it again.  The play – and the dialogue – is thoughtful, clever, realistic, and very, very funny, and it really resonated with our audiences – both men and women.   So this is truly a case of ‘back by popular demand’!”  

The show’s premise is simple: It’s the day after the funeral, and three women gather for a round of golf in honor of their recently departed play partner.  A mysterious fourth joins them, and so begins a raucous and rowdy 18 holes filled with secrets, surprises, confessions… and sex

The production will once again be directed by Genie Croft and all four original cast members – Janice Hamilton, Deborah Kondelik, Jacquie Laggy, and Elissa Solomon are back on board for this round.

“I am delighted we have the opportunity to be on the links once more, with this production,” Croft says. “Having done the show with this talented cast before, this time around they are able to expand in a more significant, and deeper way to their friendships, and pursuits of their own dreams, while achieving a higher level of humor.

“These four women have played golf together every week for 14 years, and they believe this is the perfect way to honor their friend,” Croft explained when she spoke about the play last March. “Each one of the foursome has her secrets – some have been taken to the grave, and others are revealed in moments of anger, jealously, drunkenness, and guilt.  As they play the links, confessions about men, sex, love, children, and careers come to the fore as they challenge each other’s views.  The Ladies Foursome is a tribute to the pitfalls and pleasures of friendships and their lasting significance in our lives.”

Norm Foster is considered to be Canada’s most produced playwright. He discovered his talents as a playwright in Fredericton, New Brunswick, while he was working as host of a popular morning radio show. He accompanied a friend to an audition, and landed his first acting job, as Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, without ever having even seeing a play. Intrigued with the theatre, he set his pen to paper and wrote his first play titled Sinners.

An extremely prolific writer, Foster has had more than fifty plays produced on professional stages around the world. Other well-known plays include The Love ListThe Long WeekendBedtime StoriesKiss the Moon, Kiss the SunStorm WarningSkin FlickOutlawHilda’s YardOn A First Name BasisOld LoveMending Fences and Here on the Flight Path. Frequently compared to American playwright Neil Simon, Foster pens plays that are known for their humor, accessibility, and insight into the everyday tribulations of life.

Tickets for The Ladies Foursome are $39 and are available on line at www.pigsdoflyproductions.com  or by calling 866-811-4111.  Performances are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm, and on Sunday at 5 pm. All performances will take place Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flager Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.

For more information about Pigs Do Fly Productions, please visit www.pigsdoflyproductions.com.   For more information about Ellen Wacher, please visit www.ellenwacher.com.  To arrange for interviews, or for photos, please contact Carol Kassie at carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244.

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The Ladies Foursome
By Norm Foster
Directed by Genie Croft
October 4 – 21
Performances:
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday at 5 pm
Tickets:  $39
For tickets:  www.pigsdoflyproductions.com / 866-811-4111
All performances will take place at
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
www.pigsdoflyproductions.com
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2018-2019 THEATRE & CONCERT PRODUCTION SCHEDULES

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2018-2019 THEATRE/PRODUCTION SCHEDULES
for
Pigs Do Fly Productions
GFour Productions
Entr’Acte Theatrix
Menopause The Musical
Playhouse Productions
Black Box Booking
Shari Upbin/B’nai Torah
Stage Door Theatre
Spanish River Concerts

PIGS DO FLY PRODUCTIONS

The Ladies Foursome
By Norm Foster
October 4 – 21, 2018
Tickets: $39
Tickets:  866-811-4111 / www.pigsdoflyproductions.com
Performances:
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: 8 pm
Sunday: 5 pm
All performances will take place at
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
www.pigsdoflyproductions.com
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It’s the day after the funeral, and three women gather for a round of golf in honor of their recently departed play partner.  A mysterious fourth joins them, and so begins a raucous and rowdy 18 holes filled with secrets, surprises, confessions… and sex.   Directed by Genie Croft.  Starring Janice Hamilton, Deborah Kondelik, Jacquie Laggy, and Elissa Solomon.

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SOL CHILDREN THEATRE

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
October 19 – November 4
Music & Lyrics:  William Finn
Book: Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by: Jay Reiss
Performances:
Friday & Saturday at 7:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets:  $20 / $15 juniors (11 and under)
Tickets:  561-447-8829 / www.solchildren.org/
Performances:
Friday & Saturday: 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2 pm
Sol Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL  33431
www.solchildren.org
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Nominated for six Tony Awards, and winning 2, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on an eclectic group of sixth graders, who arrive at a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School to vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime; the Bee is run by three equally quirky grown-ups. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter – one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box!

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GFOUR PRODUCTIONS

Menopause The Musical
October 23 – October 28
Tickets:  $46.50 – $66.50
Click HERE For Tickets or call  
877-311-7469
Performances:
Tuesday, October 23 – 8 pm
Wednesday, October 24 – 8 pm
Thursday, October 25 – 8 pm
Friday, October 26 – 8 pm
Saturday October 27 – 2 pm
Saturday, October 27 – 8 pm
Sunday, October 28 – 2 pm
Sunday, October 28 – 6 pm
All performances will take place at
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL 33180
http://menopausethemusical.com/
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Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 17 years! It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change®

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ENTR’ACTE THEATRIX

The Addams Family – A New Musical
Book by Marshall Brickman
Book by Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by  Andrew Lippa
October 25 – November 4
Tickets: $35 – $45
For tickets: 561-243-7922 /
Performances:
Thurs, Oct 25th – Soft Opening:  8 pm
Fri, Oct 26th – Opening Night 8 pm
Sat, Oct 27th – 2 pm & 8 pm
Sun, Oct 28th – 2 pm
Wed, Oct 31st – Halloween Show 8 pm
Thurs, Nov 1st – 8 pm
Fri, Nov 2nd – 8 pm
Sat, Nov 3rd – 2 pm & 8 pm
Sun, Nov 4th – 2 pm
All performances will take place at
The Crest Theatre at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL  33444
http://entractetheatrix.org
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That lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from mixed-up potions to a scorching tango) ensues.

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Waist Watchers The Musical!
December 14, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jacobson
Music by Vince Di Mura
Tickets:
Phone: 305-444-9293
On line: www.waistwatchersthemusical.com
Group Sales (12 or more):305-504-5020
Show Times:
Wednesday at 2 pm & 7 pm
Thursday at 7 pm
Friday at 8 pm
Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday 3 pm
All performances will take place at
Actor’s Playhouse at Miracle Mile
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33314
www.waistwatchersthemusical.com

This hilarious and inspirational musical  comedy will leave you laughing so hard you’ll burn more calories during the show than in the past week!  Come and dance in your seat, or jump right in!
Set in Cook’s Women’s Gym, Waist Watchers The Musical is a lighthearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love, and sex!
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PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTIONS

Old Jews Telling Jokes
January 9 – February 10, 2019
Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent
Based on the website:  www.oldjewstellingjokes.com
Tickets:  $45 – $65
For Tickets:  844-672-2849 / http://playhouseinfo.com/miznerpark
Group Sales: 1-888-264-1788
Performances:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm
Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3 pm
All performances will take place at
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
201 Plaza Real (2nd Floor)
Boca Raton, FL 33432
http://playhouseinfo.com/miznerpark

Old Jews Telling Jokes showcases five actors in a comedy that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present.   It celebrates the rich tradition of Jewish humor “and all the rabbis, complaining wives, fed-up husbands, patience-challenged physicians, gossiping ladies and competitive men” populating it. The humor can be suggestive (sometimes even raunchy) as the ‘Old Jews’ make fun of themselves as well as followers of every other religion.

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BLACK BOX BOOKING

To Life – The Stories and Music of the Golden Age of Broadway
January 18 – February 3, 2019
By Scott Siegel
Tickets:  $35 / $30 for groups of 6 or more
Tickets:   561-347-3948 / www.willowtheatre.org
Showtimes:
Friday, & Saturday at 8:00 pm,
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 pm
All performances take place at
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
http://www.willowtheatre.org

An exciting concert event that highlights the contribution of Jewish composers and stars to Broadway.  From Irving Berlin to Brock and Harnick, and from Rogers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim, not to mention performers such as Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand, Zero Mostel, and Jerry Orbach.  Starring Jodie Langel, Wayne LeGette, Alix Paige, and Mark Sanders.  Conceived and Written by Scott Siegel. Directed by Shari Upbin.

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CULTURAL THEATRE ARTS SERIES AT B’NAI TORAH
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY SHARI UPBIN

Mikveh
February 27, 2019
2 pm & 7:30 pm
By Hadar Galron
Tickets: $36 / $25 congregational members (group rates)
Tickets:  561-392-8566
Performances take place at
B’nai Torah Congregation
621 SW 18th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33433
www.bnai-torah.org

Mikveh offers a glimpse into the secretive world of the Jewish ritual bath. The intimate stories of seven women unfold in this revealing story of religious observance and evolving feminist consciousness. With humor, sincerity and tragedy, this provocative play explores the evolving position of women in this religious society.  Mikveh was nominated for six Israeli Theatre Academy Awards including Best Play, Playwright, Director, and Scenery and was named the Play of the Year 2004 at Israeli Theatre Academy Awards.

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STAGE DOOR THEATRE

Group and Subscriber Discounts are available for these productions
Please note that Stage Door Theatre’s production of La Cage Aux Folles will be the first in their new home – the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (

La Cage Aux Folles
August 31 – September 23, 2018
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play by Jean Poiret
Tickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
https://www.stagedoorfl.org/
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After twenty years of unwedded bliss, Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer, Zaza. 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
October 12 – November 4, 2018
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Tickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
https://www.stagedoorfl.org/
https://www.facebook.com/stagedoorfla/

Sophisticated, suave, and with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards.   Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money.  Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health.  A hilarious tale of cons and high jinks on the French Riviera.  Based on the popular 188 MGM film.

The Wiz
December 7 – 31, 2018
Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Based on “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank BaumTickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
https://www.stagedoorfl.org/
https://www.facebook.com/stagedoorfla/

A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum’s classic tale with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music.   This timeless tale of Dorothy’s adventures in the land of Oz is a fun, family friendly, modern musical.  Winner of seven Tony Awards.

The Producers
January 18 –  February 10, 2019
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Music and Lyrics by Mel BrooksTickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
https://www.stagedoorfl.org/
https://www.facebook.com/stagedoorfla/

Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film:  A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars.  Only one thing goes wrong:  the show is a smash hit!

My One and Only
March 1 – March 24, 2019
Book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira GershwinTickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
https://www.stagedoorfl.org/
https://www.facebook.com/stagedoorfla/

Take the heart-stopping songs “S’Wonderful”, “Funny Face”, and of course “My One and Only” from George and Ira Gershwin’s Funny Face, along with great numbers from several other Gershwin shows and joins them into a fun, frothy, and buoyant musical spoof about a barn-storming pilot, a pretty Channel swimmer, and a host of other wonderful characters.

Ghost the Musical
April 12 – May 5, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin
Music and Lyrics by Dave Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Glen Ballard
Tickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
https://www.stagedoorfl.org/
https://www.facebook.com/stagedoorfla/

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost the Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death.  Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger.  Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda May Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

Thoroughly Modern Millie
May 24 – June 16, 2019
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlon
New Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book by Richard Henry Morris, Dick Scanlan
Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film
Tickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
https://www.stagedoorfl.org/
https://www.facebook.com/stagedoorfla/

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount who comes to the big city from Kansas in search of a new life for herself.   Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men, and a dragon lady of a villainess, the show is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.  Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical.

The Soul of Motor City
July 5 – July 28, 2019
Conceived, directed, and choreographed by Kevin BlackTickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
https://www.stagedoorfl.org/
https://www.facebook.com/stagedoorfla/

In the early 1960s Detroit was on the move.  The distinctive sound that emerged from the city was the sound of young America.  The music from that time left an indelible stamp on the heart, soul, and minds of subsequent generations.   The Soul of Motor City celebrates the classics of the time by such artists as The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and many more.

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SPANISH RIVER CONCERTS

Concerts take place at Spanish River Church (2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, 33431) and Kings Point Theatre (7000 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, 33446).  For tickets, and information: https://spanishriverconcerts.com/ or 800-716-6975.  Series ticket prices:  Premier: $269, Preferred: $239, Standard: $209, Value: $159. 

David D’or
January 28 – February 5, 2019
Israeli superstar David D’or flaunts his 4-octave vocal range, in a magical evening of international music.  D’or has 15 gold and platinum albums to his credit, and is also an accomplished painter and humanitarian, known for integrating his diverse interests into his live performances.  Backed by a full orchestra, David welcomes special guest soprano Betty Lipska to the stage during this very special engagement.

American Rustic
January 7 – January 21, 2019
A concert featuring uniquely American music and instrumentation.  Country and Folk music have evolved into sophisticated art forms, fostering the emergence of highly skilled instrumentalists and uniquely emotive singer-songwriters.  Featuring the heartfelt lyrics and soulful harmonies of some of the most beloved Folk, Country, and Folk-Rock icons, including Peter, Paul, and Mary, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and more.

Four Best Men
March 11 – March 25, 2019
By popular demand, Spanish River Concerts brings back four of the most lauded tenors we have introduced to South Florida audiences in recent years.  The members  of this all-star cast have individually thrilled: now the sky’s the limit as Daniel Montenegro, Marc Devigne, Omer Shaish, and David Burnham join forces to create an incredible evening of Broadway, Opera, and Popular favorites.

Vintage Reflections
February 18 – March 4, 2019
A tribute to the quirky genius of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox concept, featuring a collection of fabulous singers, performing in visually stunning vignettes.  This performance showcases popular songs that have been re-stylized in ways that will make audiences fall in love with the music all over again.