As the theater season is poised to begin, a pair of performers from Broadway’s Wicked will teach and sing at Area Stage, and a theater critic who played a major role in shaping the South Florida community is honored.
SINGERS AT AREA
Tiffany Haas and Michael McCorry Rose, both of whom have appeared in Wicked on Broadway, are headed to Area Stage in Coral Gables for a one-night-only concert titled Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Romance. The duo will perform love songs by a host of Broadway greats: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Stephen Schwartz, John Bucchino and Jason Robert Brown.
The actor-singers will also teach a master class on audition preparation from 2 to 4 p.m. that day. Their performance is at 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at Area, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables. Tickets are $20 and $25 ($10 for students). Call 305-666-2078 or visit areastagecompany.com.
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Jack Zink, the late Sun Sentinel theater critic and founder of the region’s Carbonell Awards for theatrical excellence, will be honored by having the organization’s annual scholarships named for him. The first Jack Zink Memorial Carbonell Awards Scholarships will be presented to students from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties at the 40th annual Carbonell ceremony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on April 4, 2016.
The critic’s widow, Cynthia Zink, expressed her appreciation for the honor and wrote of her husband, “He covered the arts in South Florida for almost 40 years. He especially loved live theater … It made him laugh, gave him energy, made him reflect, and at times almost made him cry. He always wanted more.”
For information on the Carbonell Awards program, visit carbonellawards.org.