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ARE WE THERE YET Arrives At Actors' Playhouse At The Miracle Theatre 7/7-8/15

By: Jun. 25, 2010
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Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents a hysterical summer musical that takes a fresh, contemporary look at the typical and not-so-typical American family. Are We There Yet?, which runs July 7 - August 15, 2010, is a musical revue that allows audience member's to "Enjoy the Ride" as a cast of four covers nearly all possible family plights.

Fresh, funny, and totally entertaining, this light-hearted comedy tackles the question we so often ask ourselves on life's roller coaster journey of ups and downs, Are We There Yet? The typical bumps, u-turns, and roadblocks that are all too familiar are played out on stage in a riotous fashion. Through a series of very funny vignettes, the show takes a look at the modern American family - and every variation of it - in a way that may strangely remind audiences of their own family situations. This refreshing and reflective comedy that has been called the parents' edition of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! will ultimately prove that the answer to life's question is to simply have a sense of humor.

"Are We There Yet? is the perfect summer event for our audiences," Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein said. "It looks at the universalities of family life and tackles them in a fun way. This musical comedy is a great way for audiences to come and enjoy themselves at the Miracle Theatre."

Artistic Director David Arisco also feels Are We There Yet? is the perfect fit for the summer months.

"Are We There Yet? is exactly the kind of new musical I love for the summer -- fresh, relevant, relatable material presented in a vignette style," said Artistic Director David Arisco. "It's very funny, a little 'out there' and totally now."

Artistic Director David Arisco has compiled a slew of talented musical and comedic professionals to present these twisted tales of life and love. Multiple-Carbonell nominaTed Christopher A. Kent who has been seen at Actors' on numerous occasions including The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Aida and Footloose, performs alongside his wife Carbonell-nominated actress Lisa Manuli, who has performed in Grease, Beauty and the Beast and Aida. Meghan Moroney, who was first seen in Oliver! back when the Actors' Playhouse was located in Kendall, Florida, has since made her debut at the Miracle Theatre in this season's The Great American Trailer Park Musical, and has also worked with the likes of Jimmy Buffet and the Broadway company, Mamma Mia. Having recently been seen in Mid Life! The Crisis Musical, Thumbs and Urinetown, Allan Baker, who also played FDR in the 30-year anniversary national tour of Annie, rounds out the talented cast. Actors' Playhouse's award-winning creative team for Are We There Yet? is made up of costume designer Ellis Tillman and set designer Gene Seyffer, with lighting design by Patrick Tennant and sound by Alexander Herrin.

Are We There Yet? will preview at the Miracle Theatre July 7 and 8, open on July 9 and will play through August 15, 2010. Performances will be held Wednesday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through July 24, Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through August 15, with additional Wednesday matinees on July 14 and 21 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 the group sales department. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at <> .

Actors' Playhouse, the nonprofit resident theatre company and managing agent of the Miracle Theatre, has an agreement with Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors, New York. Under the leadership of Founding Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein and Artistic Director David Arisco, Actors' Playhouse has brought home 63 regional Carbonell Awards for artistic excellence; six for last season's musical Les Misérables which won Best Production of a Musical and Best Director. Actors' Playhouse is a Florida Presenting Cultural Organization and one of 22 major cultural institutions in Miami-Dade County. In addition to its Mainstage season, Actors' Playhouse offers a year-round five-show season of Musical Theatre for Young Audiences, a National Children's Theatre Festival, a Theatre Conservatory and Summer Camp Program, educational arts outreach programs for underserved youth, and is initiating its Young Talent Big Dreams Talent Contest for children in the fall of 2010.

This event is made possible with the support of the City of Coral Gables, with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, The Cultural Affairs Council, The Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and by the following sponsors: NBC 6, Comcast, the Spanish Broadcasting System and The Funding Arts Network.



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