Actors' Playhouse Pushes Back EVITA Start Date Due to Hurricane Irma
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre will postpone the start of its 30th anniversary season one week due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.
The company's production of Evita will now begin on November 1, 2017 instead of the original October 25, 2017 start date, with the rest of the season schedule to continue as planned.
"In respect for the community, we have decided to delay the start of our season one week as South Florida remains in recovery mode post Hurricane Irma," said Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein. "We also experienced delayed power outages after the storm, much like the rest of our region, causing us to lose valuable production time. This new schedule will allow our neighbors the much-needed time to recoup, while giving us the time needed to kick off our milestone season off with a bang."
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's 2017 - 2018 schedule will now continue as follows:
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
November 1 - 26, 2017 (English language run)
November 30 - December 17 (Spanish language run)
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Duarte Peron. It follows her journey from fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America-and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33. This musical theatre masterpiece fuses evocative chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences to create an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself. Actors' Playhouse is thrilled to reprise Evita, one of the most significant productions in our 30-year history, in both English and Spanish.
January 17 - February 4, 2018
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing's On. This hysterical comedy features a single-set farce where the audience gets to see the show from onstage and off as lovers frolic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away and a festival of delirium ensues. Noises Off is a well-known romp that was just nominated for the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of A Play.
Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
Book by Enda Walsh
Based on the film Once by John Carney
February 28 - March 25, 2018
Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Performed by an extraordinary cast of actor musicians who sing, dance and play their hearts out on stage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and the beautiful young woman who takes an interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once is the only show to have music that won the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Tony Award and will be a 'once' in a lifetime experience at the Miracle Theatre.
Million Dollar Quartet
Original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux
May 9 - June 24, 2018
Back by popular demand after a high-voltage 11 week run, Actors' Playhouse is proud to announce the return of Million Dollar Quartet in its 30th anniversary season. Inspired by the famous photo and phenomenal true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time in their careers. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the most electrifying jam and storytelling sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings the heart and soul of that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of excitement and passion, featuring 21 timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Fever," "Hound Dog" and more.
The Big Bang
Music by Jed Feuer
Book and lyrics by Boyd Graham
July 25 - September 2, 2018
In this whirlwind musical, two comedy writers try to raise enough "dough" for the most historically expansive show ever conceived. In a record 90 minutes, and using all of the furniture and decorations on stage, both actors are put to the test as they try to convince their potential theatrical backers (the audience) that this insane frivolity is somehow worthy of the author's unrealistic hopes and aspirations.
The best way to be a part of the exciting 30th anniversary season is to become a valued Actors' Playhouse subscriber. Season subscriptions for the 2017 - 2018 Mainstage Season are on sale now with prices from $185 for preview performances, $245 for Wednesday or Thursday evenings or Sunday matinees, $282 for Friday or Saturday evenings, and $285 for VIP Flexible/Anytime tickets for premium seats to any performance. Opening Night Subscriptions, which include invitations to the Gala Opening Night celebrations, are $400. Miracle Maker donor subscriptions, including two tickets to the Gala Opening Night celebrations, donor acknowledgement and invitations to special events including the annual Reach For The Stars Gala Auction are $1,500. Subscriptions for children 18 years and younger with a full paid adult subscription, and college students, are $141 (restrictions apply). All prices include handling charges and fees.
Actors' Playhouse subscribers receive guaranteed best seating and pricing, lost ticket insurance, generous membership benefits to Coral Gables' finest restaurants and discounts on single tickets, among other benefits. To become a part of the Miracle as an Actors' Playhouse subscriber, call 305.444.9293 or order online at www.actorsplayhouse.org. Group rates are available for 15 people or more through the Group Sales Department.
Visit www.actorsplayhouse.org for up-to-date information on details and schedules.