Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on December 23, 2004
‘A STOOP ON ORCHARD STREET’
Jay Kholos’ off-Broadway musical hit returns to Florida on a national tour. "A Stoop on Orchard Street" tells the story of Jewish immigrant life in the tenements of New York’s Lower East Side around 1910. The musical follows the successes and struggles of the Lomansky family as they adjust to a new life in America after leaving Eastern Europe. Residents escape to the stoop to share their lives with one another. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Highway, Miami. $39-$49. Details: (305) 442-4000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Actors’ Playhouse will present "Shear Madness," America’s longest-running murder, mystery and comedy act. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 2 at Actors’ Playhouse, Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $30-$45. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’
Actors’ Playhouse presents Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast." Join Belle, the Beast, Lumiere and Mrs. Potts as they perform this enchanted love story. The first five consecutive Saturdays of this performance will include a character brunch where the whole family can enjoy brunch with Belle and the Beast. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 2 at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Brunch will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. $37.50-$45 for show tickets only; $65 brunch and show for adults; $45 brunch and show for children. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
The GableStage presents the Florida premier of "Bug" by Tracy Letts, the author of "Killer Joe." This thriller is about a Gulf War veteran convinced that the government is implanting real live bugs inside our bodies to control us. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays Through Jan. 2 at the GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $35. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS
The Concert Association of Florida presents "The Emperor of Atlantis," an operatic parody of Hitler and life under the Nazis. The premise is that life and death have lost their ordinary meanings. Featuring students of the Juilliard Vocal Arts Program. 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 541 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. $35-$75. Details: (305) 808-7446, ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.