Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to Present RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD, 7/10-8/11
Rated P for Parenthood, the new Off-Broadway musical revue about the joys and quirks of having kids, will have its South Florida premiere at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre from July 10 - August 11, 2013.
In Rated P for Parenthood, a versatile cast of four takes the audience through the ups and downs of childrearing - from the sublime to the ridiculous - in a series of comic and musical vignettes in under 90 minutes. With book and lyrics by Sandy Rustin, music and lyrics by Dan Lipton and David Rossmer, Rated P for Parenthood is a sketch-comedy musical chronicling the 21st century joys and frustrations of raising children, from bleary-eyed late night feedings and private school kindergarten interviews, to nail-biting driving lessons and prom night. For mature audiences only, Rated P is sure to touch a chord with parents, and anyone who has had them...eliciting chuckles of recognition and maybe even a tear or two of remembrance.
Directed by David Arisco, the cast features Julie Kleiner (Hairspray, Spelling Bee, The Marvelous Wonderettes), Jim Ballard (The Color of Desire, 1776, Urinetown), Henry Gainza (In the Heights, Godspell, Spelling Bee) and Amy Miller Brennan (Footloose, Miss Saigon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver!).
"Rated P is the funniest sketch comedy and musical revue I've come across in the last decade," said Actors' Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco. "Our multi-talented cast is ready to deliver an incredibly topical and relatable evening of fun summer entertainment. If you are a parent or have a parent, this show is for you!"
The creative team for Rated P for Parenthood includes Manny Schvartzman (Musical Direction), Gene Seyffer (Scenic Design), Ellis Tillman (Costume Design), Patrick Tennent (Lighting Design) and Alexander Herrin (Sound Design).
Preview performances of Rated P for Parenthood will be held Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. The show will open on Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m. and play through August 11, 2013. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 2 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m.
Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $35. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $40, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $48. The theatre offers a 10 percent senior discount rate the day of performance and $15 student rush tickets 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability and exclude Saturday and Sunday.
This event is made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners for Major Cultural Institutions, and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, with support of the City of Coral Gables, and by the following sponsors: The Biltmore hotel, Funding Arts Network, NBC Miami and MegaTV.