Legendary Ladies of Song at The Stonzek Theatre of Lake Worth Playhouse

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Legendary Ladies of Song: Side by Side
(performed in our Stonzek Theatre)
March 10-12, 2017
$25
Performance Dates:
Friday – March 10 – 8pm
Saturday – March 11 – 8pm
Sunday – March 12 – 2pm
Come see the previously sold out event you won’t forget!
Your favorite Playhouse Songbirds, Meri Ziev and Kelly DiLorenzo unite to bring you a night of Cabaret you won’t forget! Come out for a night of cabaret! Featuring the standards of your favorite Chanteuses. This show features classic standards of your favorite legendary ladies of song… Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, and others!
FEATURING
Meri Ziev (Bloody Mary from South Pacific)
and
Kelly DiLorenzo (Eva Peron from Evita)
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Meri Ziev is an award-winning performer who was honored for Outstanding Performances, as “Lady Thiang” in The King and I, and for her portrayal of “Bloody Mary” in South Pacific! She has performed all over South Florida in small and large ensembles and in a duet show, “A Celebration of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.”
Kelly DiLorenzo has a vast history of musical theater. She played Fantine in Les Miserable, Belle in Beauty and The Beast, Jasmine in Aladdin, Mame Dennis in Mame, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Louise in Gypsy and the list of shows goes on and on. Kelly has also performed in Europe, Singapore and Indonesia . She has also starred in many cruise line productions including Guys & Dolls, Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, On The Town and Cats.
Accompanying them on the piano will be Roger Blankenship who brings many years of experience.
Here’s what people are saying:
“The perfect combination of music AND personalities! These ladies shine!”
– David Scism, Director of Entertainment, Five Star Premier Hollywood
“Simply Sensational! From sentimental to sexy.”
– Pennington of Dunlap & Pennington, Concert Artists
“We sold more tickets to this performance than any other show this season.  You Ladies put on a wonderful show and everyone really enjoyed it!”
– Norman Krameisen, Theatre Chairman, The Palace Theatre at Kings Point Tamarac
“Meri and Kelly really stand out, because they have live piano accompaniment, and they REALLY sing!” 
– Elissa Solomon, Big Beat Productions, Inc.
“I have worked here for two years and this is by far the best show they have had here ever!”
– Daniel Caso, Technical Director, Bellaggio Lake Worth
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Call to Audition: Black Box Series “Good People”

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Audition Notice:
Playhouse Black Box Series
GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Daniel Eilola

When: March 14th and 15th at 7pm

Where: Stonzek Studio Theatre at the Lake Worth Playhouse

What to prepare: One-minute contemporary monologue (be prepared to read from the script)

Production Dates: April 27th – May 7th 2017

Synopsis:
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

Roles:
Margie: Female, 40 – 50
a woman from a blue-collar family in South Boston. She is poorly educated and debt strapped, with a disabled kid at home. She is filled with resentment, fear and need. She is searching for a way out of her situation when she remembers someone from her past who has made good. She attempts to reconnect with him, but he has long since left the world that she is still in.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Stevie: Male, 25-35
Margie’s boss at the Dollar store, and still maintains their friendship after he fires her. He is a nice guy who is often made fun of by colleagues.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Dottie: Female, 65-75
Margie’s landlady who also takes care of Margie’s child who has a disability. Dottie is patient with Margie and her constant financial woes but only to a point. Dottie is not in a position to be giving away free housing and does need to get paid at the end of the day
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Jean: Female, 40-50
a loyal friend to Margie, there when she needs her. She has a comic edge to her and uses that humor to make tough situations feel better.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Mike: Male, 40-50
grew up in the same neighborhood as Margie, but has gone beyond the blue-collar lifestyle he grew up in. He is now a doctor living with his wife (Kate) who is nothing like the women of Southie. He is clinging on to his new life just waiting for the inner-Southie in him to come in and destroy what he has created for himself.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Kate: Female, 25-35
the opposite of the other characters in so many ways. She is a kind, well educated, has manners and grew up privileged. She is a college professor and although she can be pushed a little bit she will fight if you push her too hard. She is married to Mike.
Ethnicity: African American

Call to Audition: They’re Playing our Song

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AUDITIONS

They’re Playing our Song

Book by Neil Simon

Music by Marvin Hamlish

Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager

 

DIRECTOR:  Clayton Philips

CHOREOGRAPHER:  Nicole Perry

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Roger Blankenship

 

Audition dates: Tuesday January 31 at 7:00pm and Wednesday February 1, at 7:00pm

Auditions will be held in the main theatre, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out forms, no appointment is necessary.

 

Please prepare:  Either a pop song from the era (1979) or a song from the show.  Please pick a song that best shows your vocal range, that being top and bottom notes.  We will have readings from the script and a dance will be provided.

Please provide music with your audition, it can be karaoke tracks on your cell phone or a CD. All auditioning must have music.

America’s premier funny man (Neil Simon) and the Tony Award-winning composer of A Chorus Line collaborated on this hit musical, a funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlike Carole Bayer Sager. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Of course, there’s a happy ending.

 

CHARACTERS:

 

VERNON GERSCH – an established composer, age range: 30-40 vocal range: Baritone.  If you can play the piano it’s a plus but not necessary.
SONIA WALSK – a young lyricist. Age range: late 20’s- 35. Vocal range: mezzo/soprano. Has just gone through a break up of a long term relationship, very eclectic
VOICES OF VERNON GERSCH – 3 men, these are three backup singers and dancers
VOICES OF SONIA WALSK – 3 women, also backup singers and dancers.

 

Nontraditional casting.  If you’re right for the part you will be considered.

 

Contact Jodie Dixon with any questions: jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org

 

 

 

Call to Audition: Black Box Series “New Country”

 

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Playhouse Black Box Series Auditions

December 12th & 13 at 7pm – 10pm (open call)

Stonzek Studio Theatre

 

New Country by Mark Roberts

Directed by Daniel Eilola

 

Prepare:

*One minute contemporary monologue

*Be prepared to read from the script

*Heavy southern accents needed for some roles.

 

Cast:

Uncle Jim – 60/70’s, Justin’s outrageous and politically incorrect pig farming uncle  (Role has already been cast)

 

Paul – 40’s/50’s, authoritative, controlling country music manager; can be persuasive & manipulative; strong Southern accent; often has a lot to say.

 

Justin – Early to mid-20’s, handsome, swaggering country music star; strong Southern accent; totally sure of his own entitlement.

 

Chuck – country music manager; strong Southern accent; a bit ridiculous; convinced that he deserves what he wants.

 

Ollie – early 20’s, hotel staff; assertive, very ambitious; strong Southern accent; requires great comic timing.

 

Sharon – Mid 30’s, Justin’s vigilante, scorned ex-girlfriend.

 

**Please note this production contains very strong language and adult situations**

 

Production Dates:

 

February 2nd – 12th, 2017

 

For further information please contact Daniel Eilola at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org.

Spend the Holidays with The Lake Worth Playhouse!

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This season come spend the holidays with the Lake Worth Playhouse!
We have something for everyone,
but get your tickets ahead of time before they sell out!

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Winter Wonderland
Wednesday December 7, 2016

Performed by : Belle Glade Excel Charter & Plumosa School of the Arts after school programs
7 pm
FREE ADMISSION, NO TICKETS NECESSARY

 

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Divas Holiday Party
December 9, 2016 8:00pm

$15
Take a moment to enjoy yourself during the Holidays! Join our favorite Queens as your favorite Holiday Divas! Including Songs, Skits & a Comically good time! Buy your tickets early…tickets sell out fast!

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE RADIO PLAY
ADAPTED FROM THE ORIGINAL ORSON WELLES RADIO DRAMA
December 10, 2016 7:00pm
December 11, 2016 2:00pm

Adults $25, Kids 12 and under $15
The Lake Worth Playhouse rings in the Holiday Season with the Orson Welles radio drama version of the Charles Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol. This adapted version of the classic radio play will be brought to life on our stage complete with live sound effects. Travel back in time with us to the golden age of radio drama as we tell the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to discover the real meaning of Christmas. This live interactive performance is the perfect way to usher in the holiday season for the whole family!

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Downtown Dance – A Nightmare Before Christmas
December 18, 2016

On-line sales will begin at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 14
Direct Box Office Sales will begin at 10:00 am on Monday, November 14
On-Line Sales will end at 11:30 pm (day-prior to show date) on Saturday, Dec. 17.
(2) Performances: 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm
Advance Tickets – $15
Day-of-Show Tickets – $20 – Thru the box office only (561-586-6410)

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Ballet Atlantica – Clara’s Dream
December 20, 2016

A TRUE HOLIDAY TREAT!
Featuring the glorious music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
a wonderful cast, guest artists and innovative choreography!
Ticket Prices:On-Line Sales will end at 11:30 pm on 12-19-16.
Orchestra: $20 (Day of performance: $25) (day of show tickets direct thru box office only at 561-586-6410)
Mezzanine: $15 (Day of Performance: $20) (day of show tickets direct thru box office only at 561-586-6410)

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Jimmy Mazz New Year’s Eve: Remember When …Music Of The 50’s, 60’s & 70’s
December 31, 2016

What do you get when American Bandstand Meets The Mod Squad ? You get a top quality, high energy, multi-decade, crazy hip and very cool show, that’s what!

Remember When… Music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s takes you on a chronological zig-zag through all the great music of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies featuring the dynamic Jimmy Mazz. Jimmy’s thirty-five years as an entertainer have been rooted in the good old days of Vegas-style entertainment, but with a contemporary twist. As a full time professional singer and entertainer Jimmy has toured Europe and has had appearances in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Relive these memorable years as you go Cruisin’, Swingin’ and Groovin’ through the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. You’re sure to “dig it” you crazy hip daddy-O’s. What a ride!

Options available:

General Admission
$40 – Admission to the show, complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, complimentary champagne toast to ring in the New Year.

Dinner and a Show at Paradiso Ristorante
$98 (does not include tips/gratuity)– Enliven all the senses with a winning combination of culture and cuisine by choosing our dinner and a show package. Usher in the New Year in style with premium seating for the show along with a special dinner package with Paradiso Ristorante, an elegant restaurant in Downtown Lake Worth that specializes in Italian regional and continental cuisine (Dinner at Paradiso Ristorante: Reservations between 5pm and 6pm – show at 8pm).

 

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————————————————————————–ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth. Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available.

Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.

Upcoming Auditions – Evita & The Sugar Bean Sisters

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EVITA

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Auditions dates:  October 25, 26 at 7:00 pm no appointment necessary.

Director:  Erin Pittleman

Music Director: Roger Blankenship

Choreographer: Katie Petronio

Looking for strong singers, strong dancers and strong actors of all ethnicities, shapes and sizes from the age of 10 to …

Please prepare a song and bring sheet music in the proper key as an accompanist will be provided.  You may also (strongly recommended) have a CD or accompaniment on your phone.  Be prepared to dance at the audition, the dance will be taught at auditions.  Doors to the auditions will open at 6:30 and will be first come first see.

For more information or any questions please contact Artistic Director, Jodie Dixon-Mears at 561-586-6169 ext. 204 or Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org

Characters:

Evita: (female) Must be able to play ages 18-33 while projecting both a toughness and charisma.  She is beautiful, ambitious and power-seeking woman, who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by the age of 26.  The actor playing this role must be a trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control.  A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix that can belt to a high G and sing to low E (below middle C).  Must be a passionate and strong actor who can move well.

Che:  (Male, 18-35) this character is dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative.  Che is a political activist and the narrator of the show, a radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers.  An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.

Peron: (Male, 30-50) an officer in the Argentinean army who rises to become the Argentine President.  He is a man who dignified, charming and authoritative.  A strong actor and singer who can play character/leading man.  Vocal bass/baritone to high F.

Mistress: (female 15-25) A very beautiful, fragile, vulnerable, innocent young girl who plays Juan Peron’s teenaged Mistress.  She is “dismissed” out of Peron’s life by his future wife, Eva.  The Mistress ponders the rejection during her song, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” She will also appear in the ensemble.  Must be able to move well and sing a low A to high E.

Magaldi (Male, to play 30-40) A tango singer with who Eva has her first love affair.  A charming loser-never quite made it.  Has the first number in the show, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” and sets up the world in which Eva exists and establishes a Latin flavor to the piece, which is essential.  He will also appear in the ensemble.  Needs to be bigger than life, but real at the same time.  Sings high tenor high G.

Ensemble:  Seeking a broad range of males and females of all ethnicities.  Excellent singing voices in all ranges, some must be strong dancers to play soldiers, tango dancers etc.   All shapes and sizes to play everything from Generals to Peasants.  A fully featured, versatile ensemble that helps define this world.  Understudies for the principal roles of Eva and Che will b assigned from the ensemble.

Children’s ensemble:  Looking for at least 2 boys and 2 girls ages 10-16.  Must sing and be able to hold harmonies, act and move moderately well.  These young actors will be featured as well as appearing in the adult ensemble at times.

 

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SUGAR BEAN SISTERS

A Comedy by:  Nathan Sanders

January 10 and 11, 2017 at the Lake Worth Playhouse, 7:00pm, no appointment necessary.  Doors to the auditions will open at 6:30 and will be first come first see. 

Please prepare:  Find a story you would like to tell the director, it can be a story from childhood or something passed down through your family.  No longer than one minute, we will also be reading from the script. 

Director:  Teresa Vignau

In this Southern Gothic comedy of romance, murder and alien abduction, the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood—Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the “space people” return for another visit. We meet Faye and Willie Mae as they return home to their ramshackle swamp dwelling in Sugar Bean, Florida, after a disastrous daytrip to Disney World, where Willie lost her prized Eva Gabor wig on Space Mountain. Having witnessed the landing of an alien space craft some 25 years ago in her daddy’s sugarcane field, Faye prepares for the return of her celestial visitors on this night, the very anniversary of that fateful day. A disturbance in the sugarcane field lures the sisters outside to investigate, and Faye recalls how their infamous daddy claimed to have witnessed dead folk walking through Sugar Bean on a similar night many years before. A strange bird-like woman suddenly appears out of the darkness of Buster Swamp, setting in motion a chain of extraordinary events. Lies begin to unravel and the truth is revealed as the Sugar Bean Sisters hatch a diabolical plot to ensure the space people’s return.

Characters:

Faye Clementine Nettles (40’s-60’s) The spinster daughter of the infamous Papa Fate Nettles, Sugar Bean’s long-dead mass murderer.  Having witnessed the landing of an alien spacecraft some twenty years prior in her daddy’s sugarcane field, Gaye awaits the return of her celestial visitors on this night, the very anniversary of that fateful day.  With the surety of a Southern Cassandra, Fay hatches a diabolical plot to ensure the “space people’s” return and her escape from Sugar Bean forever.  Earthy, inappropriate and unconventional, Faye is the “enfant terrible” of Sugar Bean.

Willie Mae Nettles (40’s-60’s) Faye’s the exacting older sister.  A deeply devout, bald-headed Mormon woman who suffers “spells” and fears the creature that lurks beneath the bed.  Willie longs to leave for Salt Lake City, Utah, in the hopes of finding a “good Mormon” husband.  Severe, humorless and dictatorial, Willie is the quintessential Southern spinster.

Miss Videllia Sparks (40’s-50’s) A strange, meretricious woman from New Orleans who arrives at the Nettles home in the middle of Buster Swamp on the night of the expected “landing”.  Half bird-woman, half sideshow carnival performer, Miss Sparks has a peculiar habit of making up her own works.  Freakish, eccentric and bizarre, Videllia Sparks is the mysterious stranger who comes to town.

The Bishop Crumley (25-40’s) A Mormon bishop from Salt Lake City, Utah, now living in Sugar Bean, Florida.  The Bishop Crumley is gentle, strikingly handsome man and the object of Willie Mae’s unrequited love and affection.

The Reptile Woman (30’s-70’s) Looking for African-American, Native American, Caribbean, Cajun.  The snake and “gator” lady of Sugar Bean, Florida. The Reptile Woman, an eccentric swamp mystic, is summoned to the Nettles home on the night of the “landing”.

For more information or any questions please contact Artistic Director, Jodie Dixon-Mears at 561-586-6169 ext. 204 or Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org

August Events at Lake Worth Playhouse

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

AUGUST EVENTS AT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE:

 

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Black Box Series:

“Reasons to be Pretty” Auditions

When: August 15-16th, 7pm, Callbacks August 17th

Where: Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Studio Theatre

713 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, Fl 33460

Please prepare a one minute contemporary monologue.

Questions?

Contact Daniel Eilola: daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org

Click for more details: Audition Info

 

 

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Registration for 2016/17 classes begins!

When: August 17th, 2016

List of classes and registration will be available starting August 17th, 2016

Check our website for more details:

http://www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/education.html

 

 

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Lake Worth Has Talent II Auditions

When: August 27-28 1-5pm

Talent Show/Performance: October 30, 2016

Where: Lake Worth Playhouse 713 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, Fl 33460

For more info email: lakeworthhastalent@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2016/17 Season is here!

Online single ticket sales begin August 29th, 2016.

Renewing subscribers should have received their subscription renewal packets. If you have not received yours, please contact us by phone or email.

561-586-6410 or Judith@lakeworthplayhouse.org

 

For single tickets prior to online availability, please contact the box office direct at 561-586-6410.

 

 

http://www.lakeworthplayhouse.org/season1617.html

 

 

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ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE

Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.