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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 131

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Friday, March 27, 1998
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TGIF The Palm Beach Post MARCH 27, 1998 Page 35 ONSTAGE THIS WEEK (NR) LETTICE AND LOVAGE Peter Shaffer's comedy about a creative tour guide who gets fired from her job for embellishing the facts and then starts into other crusades. Runs through April 5 at the Stonzek Studio in Lake Worth. Tickets: $10. Phone 586-6410. Thursday through Saturday and 12:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Runs through May 10. Tickets: $44.95 (includes tax and tip). Phone 863-7723. (NR) TO HAVE AND TO HOLD Paul Harris' comedy about a stand-up comic who falls in love with a drag queen. Are you laughing yet? Continues through Sunday at the Edge Theatre, 405 Espanola Way, Miami Beach. Tickets: $12, $10 students and seniors. Phone (305) 531-6083. "k-r cv ft m hit HAVING A BEACHIN' TIME: Starring (from left) Brandy Rose, Bill Montgomery, Maureen Jackson, Norma Dauer and Andrew Fiacco, the world premiere musical Beach Blanket Party continues through April 5 at the Public Theatre in the Museum of Art auditorium in Fort Lauderdale. COLLEGIATE (NR) THE DIVINERS In a tiny Indiana town, a disturbed young man who fears water after a near fatal drowning forges a friendship with a disenchanted preacher. Directed by Ben Baxley. Continues through Sunday at the Eissey Campus of Palm Beach Community College in Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $5 preview, $12 regular performances. Phone 625-2345. ASSASSINS A look into the dark recesses of the minds of those who succeeded or tried to kill the president of the United States. And, yes, it's a musical, with eerily apt songs by Stephen Sondheim, echoing early American themes. Performances Thursday through Sunday and Apnl 9-1 1 at Palm Beach Community College, Duncan Theatre, 4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth. Tickets: $12, $6 students with I.D. Phone 439-8141. (NR) KICK THE CAN: AN EXPLORATION OF COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES An evening of student-directed one-act plays, including works or fragments by Romulus Linney, Christopher Durang, David Ives and Harold Pinter. Today through Sunday at Florida Atlantic University. 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Tickets: $5. Phone 297-3737. COMMUNITY Produced by regional amateur and volunteer organizations: (NR) THE DESPERATE HOURS Escaped convicts terrorize a family in this fact-based thnller that became a 1955 Humphrey Bogart movie. Runs through April 1 1 at the Bam Theatre, 2400 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Tickets: $13. Phone: 287-4884. r ABC's Rulfi Martin on "All My Children Starring in Neil Simon's if . i - ? MARSHALL BORDEN V 1 rj PLAY READINGS BROTHERS AND SISTERS A staged Capsule summaries of professional, showcase, community, collegiate and children's theater. Indicates the play is recommended by Hap Erstein, theater critic. "(NR)" Indicates that a show has not been reviewed. PROFESSIONAL Fully professional regional, stock and touring productions operating on Equity actors' union contracts: (NR) AFTER-PLAY Comic actress Anne Meara's first play, about two couples who have a post-theater supper at a New York restaurant and discuss their various woes as they eat. Performances continue Saturday through April 5 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami. Tickets: $30-$35. Phone (305) 442-4000. ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE "The story of a Texas divorcee's fixation with country singer Cline is told in a monologue interrupted by songs. Fortunately, Michelle Martin handles the musical numbers, capturing Cline's style down to the growl and hiccough." Hap Erstein. Continues through April 12 at Jan McArt's Rooftop Cabaret in the Royal Palm Dinner Theater in Boca Raton. Tickets: $33.75 Phone (800)841-6765. (NR) CATSKILLS COMEDY CAPERS A stand-up comedy act with Catskills on Broadway alumni Freddie Roman, Mai Z. Lawrence and Dick Capri. Performances through Sunday. Tickets: $30, $35 and $38. Phone 297-3737. (NR) FERRIS WHEEL A world-premiere play of four women overcoming obstacles to find independence and dignity, likened to "an Italian Comes of the Heart." Written by Janyce Lapore. Runs through Apnl 26 at Florida Shakespeare Theatre in Coral Gables. Tickets: $26 $ 17. THE GARDENS OF FRAU HESS "Milton Frederick Marcus's new Holocaust drama focuses on the wife of former Nazi commander Rudolph Hess and the Jewish gardener that she requisitions from the death camps. As they explore each other's past, they come to realize they are not as different as they thought. Patricia Hodges and Ken Kliban devour their juicy roles. which are more symbols than flesh-and-btood." Hap Erstein. Runs through Apnl 5 at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets: $29 and $37.50. Phone 241-7432. HELLO, DOLLY! A busybody matchmaker sets her sights on a wealthy Yonkers merchant, then meddles in various lives until she catches her prey. The hit Jerry Herman musical of the mid-'60s. Runs through Apnl 5 at Riverside Theatre in Vera Beach. Tickets: $18 28. Phone 231-6990. (NR) JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT A bright, tuneful romp through the Bible, retelling the history of Joseph, his many ealous brothers and his nse to wealth interpreting dreams of the Pharaoh. A merry collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber (before he got ponderous) and lyricist Tim Rice. Performances 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Coral Springs City Centre in Coral 1 Spnngs. Tickets: $27 and $37. Phone (954) 344-5990. MACK MABEL "One of Jerry Herman's best scores is grafted onto a not-quite-convincing tale of the early days of Hollywood moviemaking and the rocky romance between director-producer Mack Sennett and his star discovery Mabel Nor-mand. John Fonte and Irene Adjan are tine m the title roles, but the varying tone keeps slipping away from director Bob Bogdanorf. Worth it for the songs." Hap Erstet. Runs through May 31 at Jan McArt 's Royal Palm Dinner Theatre m Boca Raton. Tickets: $41 $49. Phone (800) 841765. NIGHT SONGS "An original musical about a Miami witches' coven getting mixed up with a Jewish family turns out to be a lot less mrtfiful than the premise promises. Songs by Oscar nominated composer George Barne and Ma Bomftetd are de cidedly bottom drawer." Hap Erstein. Runs through Apnl 1 2 at Hollywood Boulevard Theatre in Hollywood Performances 8 p m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 30 pm. Sundays Teets: $10 $16. Phone (954) 9267979. (NR) OLD TIMES Sexual tension and memories of past incidents hi the land- SHOWBIZ A musical revue covering years of American entertainers from Broadway to Hollywood. Presented by the Prime Time Players Saturday and Sunday at the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, 9801 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. Tickets: $12. Phone 852-3241. HIGH SCHOOL Regional high school drama department productions: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN The life and times of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her on-, again, off-again romance with rival Wild West Show producer Frank Butler is set to music by Irving Berlin. Performances Thursday, and April 3-4 at Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton. Tickets: $ 10 adults. $8 seniors, $6 student and children. Phone 852-6955. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF A musical based on the Sholom Aleichem stones of a put-upon Russian Jewish dairyman with five headstrong daughters. Presented by the Wellington High School Performing Arts Division today and Saturday. Tickets: $ 1 0 adults, $6 students. Phone 795-4924. CHILDREN'S Produced either professionally or by drama schools for young audiences: PUPPETRY ARTS CENTER OF THE PALM BEACHES Gulfstream Mall, 3633 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. This week's feature: Comic Conjuring & Puppets Tool Performances 1 1 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.Admission: $3. Phone 737-3334. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Queen Sylvia's sitting room js the setting for an eclectic assortment of characters that come and go in this children's classic. Presented by the Little Palm Family Theatre. Continues through Apnl 7 at the Royal Palm Dinner Theatre, 303 S.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. MAM iW Since 1 975, Ben's has been the place for award-winning Steaks.Seafood & Prime Rib. Wednesday-Saturday, dance to Top 40 hits & classic standards with STEVE & ANGELA.During the week, check out our Atrium Lounge for special events, like Ladies night on Wednesdays, Oldies night on Thursdays, and Singles night on Fridays. Cal! after 5PM for details. 3400 Congress, Palm scape of this triangular story of a married couple and their female friend. Wntten by Harold Pinter, the acknowledged master of the enigmatic pause. Runs through April 5 at the New Theater in Coral Gables. Tickets: $20-$30. Phone (305) 443-5909. (NR) OLIVERI Charies Dickens' Oliver Twist gets the musical twist, following a poor orphan on his way from rags to riches. With a boisterous music hall score by Lionel Bart. Runs through Apnl 5 at the Hollywood Playhouse in Hollywood. Phone (954) 922-0404. (NR) A PARK IN OUR HOUSE "A memory play by Nilo Cruz of his early days growing up among an extended family in Havana, circa 1970, as a curious Russian botanist comes to visit. Each family member's yearning for escape fills the evening with a dream-like mood. Well-performed by an ensemble cast, with the comedy and drama nicely juggled by director Benny Sato Ambush." Hap Erstein. Runs through Apm 26 at Florida Stage m Mana-lapan. Tickets: $27-$33. Phone: 585-3433. SHE LOVES ME "The Jerry Bock-Sheldon Hamick Old World musical about a pair of pen pals turning into lovers as they work sideby-side at a Budapest perfume shop. Much of the show's considerable charm comes through, thanks to leading players Kim Cozort and Barry J. TaraKo. and despite director David Ansco's tendencies to goose up the action into heavy-handed farce." Hap Erstein. Runs through Sunday at the Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. Tickets: $26.50 29 50. Phone (305) 444-9293. (NR) SHOWBOAT Harold Pnnce's Tony winning revival of the Jerome K em Oscar Hammerstem 1927 musical based on a sprawling Edna Ferber novel ot We on the Mississippi. By cutting and pasting from many versions, prince claims iu iwt shored up the show dramatically. Opens Saturday and runs through Apnl 26 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts m Fort Lauderdale. Tickets: $41 $66 50. Phone: (954) 462-0222. (NR) YENTA UNPLUGGED Confessions of a Jewish woman, with songs. Annie Korzen performs her own one-woman show. Oy. Continues through Tuesday at The Broward Stage Door Theater. 8036 Sample Road. Coral Spnngs. Tickets: $20. Phone (954)344-7765. reading 7 p.m. Monday at Florida Stage, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. Tickets $7. Phone 585-3433 or (800) 514-3837. THE NORMALS A staged reading 2 and 7 p.m. Monday at Caldwell Theatre Compa ny. 7873 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. SHOWCASE Regional non-Equity contract professional, semlprofesslonal or apprentice the atrical productions: (NR) BEACH BLANKET BABY A world-premiere musical by Vince Rhomberg and Terry Hammond about tounsts visiting Fort Lauderdale, told m the style of the Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello sun-and-sand movies. Runs through Apnl 5 at the Public Theatre in the Museum of Art auditorium, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd.. Fort Lauderdale. Tickets: $ 18. Phone (954) 568-2243. GRANDMA SYLVIA'S FUNERAL "It s interactive theater time again, in this in stance built around a wacky memorial service for a Miami matron who was run over by a garbage truck. Her family argues over her jewelry, over who she liked best and over the bagel buffet that is served at intermission. Creator Glenn We in directs and stars as Sylvia's whmy grandson Gary, but the show feels plodding and about as funny as. wen. a funeral." Hap Erstein. Runs through Apnl 30 at the Broward Stage Door Theater m Coral Spnngs. Tickets: $32 $35. Phone (954) 344 7765. (NR) KING SOLOMON HIS 700 WIVES A romantic musical comedy by Gaby Offenbach based on biblical legend is presented by Stone Soup Theatrical Productions at Rooftop Cabaret Theatre. Royal Palm Plaza. Boca Raton. Tickets: $15 and $20. Phone 395-1910. (NR) NOIR SUSPICIONS Interactive Theatre presents this open-ended run at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Seasons Room. 661 N W. 53rd St.. Boca Raton. Tickets: $39 (includes dinner). Group rates available. Phone (954) 922 7488. (NR) MURDER AT THE JEWISH-ITALIAN WEDDING Gail Plotkms interactive comedy performed at the Gulf Stream Dinner Theater, 3625 S. Federal Highway. Boynton Beach. Dmnershowtime 7 p m. I

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