Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on March 18, 2004
Coconut Grove Playhouse presents "Fully Committed," an exposition of bad behavior when desperate diners try to get into one of New York’s red-hot, fully booked restaurants. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their obsession to obtain a reservation and fabulous table at the restaurant. Through May 9. Tickets are $25 and $30. Details: (305) 442-4000, (305) 446-3857 or www.cgplayhouse.org.
‘WEST SIDE STORY’
A revival of the Broadway musical about a doomed interracial love that developed amid conflict between two warring street gangs on the west side of 1960s New York City. When one gang member falls in love with the sister of a rival gang member, tensions and hostilities escalate. 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays through March 28 at the 1444 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors. $26-$29. Details: (954) 344-7765.
A chance encounter on a park bench between a blind writer and a banker unfolds into a tale of love, passion, betrayal, fate and the probability of parallel worlds. Mario Diament’s new play is loosely inspired by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges and is constructed like one of Borges’ poetic labryinthes that entangles and links the writer and the banker. Through April 4. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. New Theatre, Burstein Family Stage, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. Tickets $30-$40; student tickets are $7. Details: (305) 443-5909.
‘JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT’
The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes life in this musical parable 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. today (3/18), 2 p.m. Sunday. Details: (305) 233-2206 or www.miamichildrenstheater.com.
HALPERN & JOHNSON
Hal Linden and Brian Murray star in the American premiere of Lionel Goldstein’s play. The story explores the 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. Through April 4. Tickets $35-45. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Highway. Details: (305) 442-4000 or www.cgplayhouse.org.