Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's MID-LIFE 2! (THE CRISIS CONTINUES) Begins Tonight
Brand new and hot off the press, Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of MID-LIFE 2! (The Crisis Continues) from today, July 16 - August 17, 2014.
The follow up to the hilarious MID-LIFE! The Crisis Musical that performed to critical acclaim at Actors' Playhouse in the summer of 2008, MID-LIFE 2! takes audiences back to the middle ages once again with a hilariously tuneful look at the aches, pains, and joys of getting older. From ever-increasing trips to the doctor's office, to the horrifying moment when one qualifies for a senior discount, the ever-growing legion of aging Baby Boomers and beyond are sure to see their lives reflected in this witty musical revue lampooned with a Saturday Night Live non-sensibility.
Artistic Director David Arisco is elated to secure the original cast of Actors' Playhouse's 2008 production of MID-LIFE! The Crisis Musical to portray each hysterical scene of this much-anticipated sequel. Maribeth Graham, who received her first Carbonell nomination with Actors' Playhouse in Kendall with her performance in Angry Housewives, returns to the Miracle Theatre where her own original musical See Jane Run! made its world premiere in 2011. Last seen in 1776, Carbonell winner and Broadway actor Barry J. Tarallo returns to Actors' Playhouse, along with AP veteran Margot Moreland who has won multiple Carbonell awards with the company in shows like TomFoolery, Annie and Heartbeats. Carbonell nominee Wayne Steadman, another Actors' Playhouse favorite, was last seen here in Thumbs as the bumbling deputy Wilton Dekes. No stranger to the Actors' Playhouse stage is Carbonell winner Lourelene Snedeker who was last seen in Other Desert Cities which won the Miami New Times 2013 award for Best Play in Miami. Allan Baker, last seen onstage in Becky's New Car, rounds out the reunited cast of MID-LIFE 2!.
The award-winning creative team for MID-LIFE 2! includes Gene Seyffer (Scenic Design), Ellis Tillman (Costume Design), Mitch Furman (Sound Design), Luke Klingberg (Lighting Design) and Carl Waisanen (Stage Management).
Preview performances of MID-LIFE 2! (The Crisis Continues) will be held Wednesday and Thursday, July 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. The show will open on Friday, July 18 at 8 p.m. and play through August 17, 2014. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 3 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, July 23 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.
Group discounted rates are offered for 15 or more through our group sales department. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org.
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: NBC Miami and MegaTV.