Miami’s vibrant theater scene

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Not all the action in Miami and environs is to be had out on sunny beaches.

Not all the action in Miami and environs is to be had out on sunny beaches. Wonders await in the darkened wings of theaters as well.

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s playing:

  • A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings looks at how poverty and greed can harm human beings. At the same time, it celebrates just how redemptive a child’s faith and imagination can really be. At The PlayGround Theatre through May 25, the show is recommended for ages eight and up.
  • Death and Harry Houdini is just as gripping for those forever fascinated by the escape artist as those who are new to his story. The show is visually stunning, a careening, entertaining ride through the life of a mythic man. It runs through May 20 at Theater Up Close.
  • If all this is still too tame, here’s the ticket: All Night Strut. Playing at Stage Door Theater May 4 through June 10, this is a sassy, consummately classy musical celebration of the 1930’s and 1940’s/ Blues, be-bop, and classics are the fare. The show’s written by the likes of Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, and George and Ira Gershwin.
  • Rev up Becky’s New Car at Actors’ Playhouse. The show runs May 9 through June 3. The age-old muddle of middle-aged longing and regret are fodder for this out-of-control comedy. It’s a laugh-out-loud affair, one that could strike close to home.

Here’s a contrarian suggestion next time south Florida beckons: ditch the beach and explore the great indoors of live theater.

Story by Jerry Chandler

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Miami’s vibrant theater scene was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Jerry Chandler
Author: Jerry Chandler (2562 posts)

Jerry Chandler loves window seats – a perch with a 35,000-foot view of it all. His favorite places: San Francisco and London just about any time of year, autumn in Manhattan and the seaside in winter. An award-winning aviation and travel writer for 30 years, his goal is to introduce each of his grandkids to their first flight.