Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on February 26, 2004
The University of Miami’s Theatre Arts Department presents two works that show the versatility, endurance and pleasure of Anton Chekhov’s plays. "The Cherry Orchard" is a wise, witty and compassionate portrait of a disappearing way of life in turn-of-the century Russia. The story of a once-prosperous family facing financial ruin and an uncertain future was translated by "Noises Off" author Michael Frayn. 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. "Anton in Show Business" is a hilarious skewering of theatrical egos battling through an ill-fated production of Chekhov’s "Three Sisters" set in Texas. Winner of the 2001 American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg New Play Award. 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Admission $16 Friday and Saturday nights, $14 other performances. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3355 or www.miami.edu/ring.
JOLSON AND CO.
A dramatic and musical chronicle of the life of Al Jolson, one of the most famous and successful performers in the history of popular culture. Runs in the Mainstage Theater through March 7. $35-$45. Details: (305) 442-4000.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable as presented by the Miami Children’s Theater. This play takes the audience on a journey with Joseph, a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, in which he explores his spirit and humanity by facing the challenges and betrayals inflicted upon him by his own brothers. Alper JCC, Russell Theater, 11155 SW 112th Ave. 7 p.m. March 11 and 18; 8 p.m. March 13 and 20; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. March 14; 2 p.m. March 21. Details: (305) 233-2206 or www.miamichildrenstheater.com.
HALPERN & JOHNSON
Hal Linden and Brian Murray star in the American premiere of Lionel Goldstein’s warm and witty play. The story is a revealing and surprising exploration of the funny, rocky and unusual relationship between two very different men who meet by chance and discover they have much more in common than they could have ever imagined. Runs through April 4. Tickets are $35-45. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Highway, Miami. Details: (305) 442-4000 or www.cgplayhouse.org.