The line of educational mainstage offerings for the upcoming fall season certainly deserves attention from South Florida playgoers. This selection of shows is a lot livelier than what most of the pros offer and many of the student performers offer a lot of talent and creative juice. Just the thing for a jaded playgoer with an attack of the gripes. Here's a look at what's ahead at some of the area's educational theaters:
Barry University (305-899-3398) in Miami Shores offers the comic operetta The Pirates of Penzanceand the grand opera La Boheme.
Florida Atlantic University (561-297-3810) serves up Alfred Jarry's absurdist classic Ubu Roi, followed by Peter Weiss's hard-hitting take on Auschwitz, The Investigation; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead; and Much Ado About Nothing.
The University of Miami (305-284-3355) starts off with Noises Off, the British comedy hit, followed by the strange, intriguing musical Violet; Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard; Jane Martin's sendup of Chekhov, Anton in Show Business; and the classic musical Sweet Charity.