Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on December 25, 2008
A smash hit in London and across the US, "Shakespeare (abridged)" is an irreverent 97-minute race through the Bard’s 37 plays performed by just three versatile actors, including Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin, managing partners of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Designed for Shakespeare fans and phobics alike, the Miami production will feature updates incorporated in a London revival last year. Ends Jan. 18. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $45-$50. Details: (786) 468-2326 or www.arshtcenter.org.
The Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre hosts a self-deprecating musical by Scott Brown and Anthony King. "Gutenberg! The Musical!" is a two-man show about aspiring playwrights pitching their musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg to prospective producers. Ends Jan. 4. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Darkly comic and heartbreakingly beautiful, the award-winning musical adaptation of Elmer Rice’s 1923-play "Adding Machine" tells the story of Mr. Zero who, after 25 years of service to his company, is replaced by a mechanical adding machine. The play is a satiric view of capitalism that bears comparison with today’s unsettled economy. Ends Feb 1. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-1116 or www.gablestage.org.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts hosts a production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s "Cats." Mr. Weber’s award-winning show was inspired by a book of poems in an airport bookstore and became the longest running show in Broadway’s history. Ends Jan. 4. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $20-$61. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.