‘Lady Day’ back
Paulette Dozier is a successful singer with a new CD, In Walked You, but she’s also a strong musical actress, earning appreciative reviews for her turn as Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. Next weekend, she’ll portray Lady Day again, this time at the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre at the Byron Carlyle Theatre, 500 71st St., Miami Beach.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 23. Tickets are $38 (10 percent discount for Miami Beach residents, $16 for students); 305-397-8977, stagedoortheatre.com.
Piñera fest ending
The final entry in the University of Miami’s Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera’s Theatre is also the first production of the 2012-2013 season at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Carrying Water in a Sieve is a program of two Piñera one-acts, You Always Forget Something and False Alarm. Directed by UM’s Henry Fonte, the plays (translated by Kate Eaton) are in English with Spanish supertitles.
The plays run through Saturday, with performances at 2 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $18 weeknights and matinees ($16 seniors, $8 students), $20 Friday-Saturday ($12 students). The Ring is at 1312 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-3355, miami.edu/ring.
Vanessa Garcia and Wendy White have a new in-development piece titled The Underground, described as “a show about making art in the 21st century.” The production focuses on the story of Maude, a newly graduated architect who has returned home to live with her parents. The Underground involves theater and dance, and it’s just the first step in a piece that collaborators Garcia and White will develop throughout the 2012-2013 season.
It happens in two locations. First up are shows at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday at GAB Studios, 105 NW 23rd St., Miami. On Oct. 12-13, the show will be done at 7 p.m. at New Light Theatre at Gallery 101, 3354 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale. The Miami show is pay what you can; admission to the New Light show is $12; 305-450-9931, email@example.com.
• Classical South Florida has entered into a partnership with the Janklow Program in Arts Leadership, a new master’s degree program at Syracuse University. The public radio service, which broadcasts on 89.7 FM, will provide internships for program participants; janklow.syr.edu.
• Florida Youth Orchestra, now in its 25th season, has received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its STEPS program, which provides free after-school lessons and instruments to at-risk elementary students; floridayouthorchestra.org.
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