Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP At Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre

June 12
10:09 AM 2012

Ira Levin's DEATHTRAP At Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre 


JUNE 15 – July 1

The trap is set . . . for a wickedly funny "Who will do it?"

Broadway's longest running mystery, Deathtrap, will open at the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre on Friday, June 15, with weekend runs through Sunday, July 1.

Written by Ira Levin, Deathtrap is a classic, pulse-pounding thriller with devilishly wicked characters and multiple twists. The plot thickens as a once famed playwright, now living on his laurels, is sent a more-than-promising manuscript from an aspiring playwright. His dilemma: Can he get the young author to collaborate with him. If not – is murder an option? Of course it is!

Clayton Phillips makes his directorial debut at the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre, leading a cast of accomplished actors in what promises to be a riveting production. Currently the Production Manager for Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Clayton has also directed local Florida productions of Music Man, Hairspray and Chicago for Lake Worth Playhouse and The Outgoing Tide for Arts Garage in Delray Beach. He is the recipient of the New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Director for his production of John Pielmeier's Slow Dance With A Hot Pick-Up and was Harold Prince's assistant for the Broadway and touring productions of Kiss of the Spider Woman, Candide and Parade.

Among Clayton's direction credits are productions of Kiss of the Spider Woman in Tokyo and Buenos Aires, where it won the national award for Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical; national tours of Oliver and Show Boat; the world premiere of Empire, the Musical in Los Angeles, where it won the Ovation award; premier productions of Gaugin in Chicago, Postcards on Parade and Out of the Sandbox and John Pielmeier's The Classics Professor in New York.

The cast of Deathtrap consists of veteran actors Clay Cartland (Clifford), Glen Lawrence (Porter), Kevin Reilley (Sidney), Elizabeth Sackett (Myra) and Paula Sackett (Helga).

Opened in 2011, the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre is operated by Derelle Bunn and David Torres, co-founders of the Broward Stage Door Theatre, their award-winning flagship theater in Coral Springs.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM; Sunday matinee at 2 PM. All performances are $38. Tickets are available at the Box Office at the Miami Beach Stage Door at the Byron Carlyle, 500 71st Street, Miami Beach or by calling (305) 397-8977.

DiSh – Dinner and a Show

The City of Miami Beach has launched "DiSh" the moniker for Dinner and a Show, a program in which participating restaurants near the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre offer ticket holders a 15% discount on their lunch or dinner simply by presenting their tickets or ticket stubs. Miami Beach residents also receive a 10% discount on tickets for Stage Door Theatre. For the "dish" on participating restaurants, log on to



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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


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