Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on January 26, 2012
IN THE FAMILY
"Next to Normal," winner of three Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is an emotional musical about family members trying to take care of themselves and each other and one woman’s struggle with manic depression and the toll it takes on her family. The performance is coupled with a surging score and is ultimately hopeful of how the family comes to terms with their past and faces their future. 8 p.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Matinee Wednesday. Performance through Feb. 12. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $15-$48. Details: (305) 444-9293 ext. 604 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
The Florida Grand Opera presents the first production of Giacomo Puccini’s "La Rondine," referring to a prediction made early in the opera that although the heroine, Magda, may spread her wings in search of love and romance, she will return to the place and life that she knows. Featuring soprano Elizabeth Caballero, bass-baritone Craig Colclough as Rambaldo and Corinne Winters as Lisette. 7 p.m. Additional performances through Feb. 4. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $25-$254. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
EVIL WITH EVIL
Giuseppe Verdi’s "Rigoletto" tells of a court jester who enables the duke’s philandering and mocks the husbands and fathers of the victims. When he finds his own daughter, whom he has kept a well-hidden secret, to be the duke’s newest victim, he tries to repay evil with evil, and it goes horribly wrong. Florida Grand Opera’s Young Artist Studio performs in this production with several former member, including West Palm Beach native Nadine Sierra as Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda and Jeff Buchman as director. Michael Fabiano joins the cast as the Duke of Mantua along with the resident conductor Andrew Bisantz. 7 p.m. Additional performances through Feb. 11. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $25-$254. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Stephanie Ansin and Fernando Calzadilla’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic English fairy tale "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" returns. South Florida cast members Linda Bernhard and Marjorie O’Neill-Butler are joined by New York actors Emily Batsford, Josh Carpenter and Jeremy Greenbaum; Chicago actor Makeba Pace, and South Florida actors Troy Davidson, Edson Jean and Nikki Lowe. In this adaptation, time, space and cultures collide as Alice tackles the challenges of her ever-changing dream world, with video projections enhancing every step of the way. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. 7 p.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Performance through March 11. The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. $10 per person for group of 20 or more. $20 per person. Details: (305) 751-9550 or www.theplaygroundtheatre.com.