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When I think of newly organized amateur theater groups putting on a show, somehow I’m figuring they will do some light breezy comedy to lure in the audience and keep the acting away from deep characterization and weighty themes. Not so for Cody Innovations, the ensemble that is currently presenting one of the great Greek […]

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Transformation. Photo by John Kane.

“We are bringing a whole new program for the Miami audience this year, including the brand new Houdini-esque collaboration with Penn& Teller and another raucous romp with frequent collaborator

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The latest mystery to hit the boards at Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, is Emlyn Williams’ “Night Must Fall.” This one is not a murder mystery where all the attention is on the whodunit aspect of drama, nor is it really a psychological thriller, where you’re wondering what kind of mental games are going […]

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CASK | Marissa Alma Nick. Photo by Neil de la Flor.

Marissa Alma Nick takes on Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of of Amontillado” in “Cask,” a risky surrealist performance piece set to open next Thursday and Friday (October 24-25) at 9 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Taking on iconic works by iconic writers, such as Poe, can prove fatal when adapting them for live theater, […]

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“You are about to see some strong Asian-American woman power up here,” said Mu Performing Arts’ new artistic director, Randy Reyes, as he introduced the Knight Arts grantee theater company’s season opener, “Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals.” He’s not kidding: the play is a marvel, packed with fluid fight sequences (hat-tip to choreographer Allen Malicsi […]

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If you like the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein — and even if you don’t or are unfamiliar with them — you will still have a great time at the production of “A Grand Night for Singing” from the Actors’ Summit, a Knight Arts grantee. The musical revue/play is the brainchild of Walter Bobbie, and enjoyed considerable success on […]

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Are you feeling lucky? If not, maybe the chance to stand face-to-face with John Heisman, legendary namesake of college football’s highest honor, will lift your spirits. He passed away long ago, but his spirit lives on. This October, you’re in luck, when the Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy presents the sixth annual “Spirits in October.” According […]

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Indie Film Club

Business cards are (almost) dead. The Internet and social media has transformed the ways in which we connect and communicate with each other. This change demands sophisticated knowledge of how to build

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There is still time to get tickets for The Brothers’ Network Night at “The Brothers Size”… but not much. The October 12 event has 15 tickets available at the special $15 price. The Henry “Box” Brown Festival (a Knight Arts grantee) and The Brothers’ Network are in the midst of their month-long production of the much anticipated […]

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Octavio Campos performs at MLP

Published on October 7, 2013 by in Dance, Miami, Theater

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Ocatvio Campos. Photo by Robert Flynt.

When I think of Octavio Campos, I think of the ancient Greek mythological beast, the Chimera. Not that Campos is a beast per se, but he embodies the wild fire-breathing magic of the Chimera. His work, and his heart, exists in a space where fearless imagination enables him to push the boundaries of

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