Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on January 15, 2004
The musical "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein will be presented by the Visual and Performing Arts Program of Michael M. Krop Senior High School. Featuring the Starlight and Lightning Singers, Platinum Dancers and Silver Lightning Orchestra. 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday at 1410 Countyline Road, Miami. $10.00. Details: (305) 652-6808 ext. 167.
Palm Beach Dramaworks Studio Theatre presents "The Dresser" by Ronald Harwood. The plot revolves around Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor-managers. As his dresser tries to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear, he is having difficulty remembering who and where he is, let alone Lear’s lines. With a Herculean effort on the part of Norman, the dresser, Sir finally makes it on stage and through the performance in a World War II-era English provincial theater during an air raid. Backstage after the performance, more drama unfolds and presents a challenge even Norman is not prepared for. 8 p.m. Fridays and select Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, at 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. $25 adults, $22.50 seniors, $10 students. Runs through Sunday. Details: (561) 625-6010.
‘RUM AND COKE’ (EXTRA DATE)
Cuban American actress and playwright Carmen Pelaez’s acclaimed comedy runs through Feb. 8. "Rum & Coke" showcases Ms. Pelaez’s dramatic and comedic talents as a writer, performer and director when she portrays a host of colorful characters – fictionalized versions of real-life women she has known. Her characters include an aging ÈmigrÈ aunt, a psychic, a Cuban hooker who supports an ungrateful family and a former dancer at Havana’s famous Tropicana who now works in the nightclub’s bathroom folding and selling toilet paper. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Highway, Miami. Details: (305) 442-4000.
"My Cousin’s Wedding" follows an unmarried couple as they face a relative’s wedding from the paranoia of choosing the perfect wedding gift to the humiliation of performing the chicken dance at the reception. Following the 7:30 p.m. opening-night presentation today (1/15), a Coral Springs couple will tie the knot onstage. Runs through Sunday. $27-$29. Details: (954) 462-0222.