By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
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 International University (305-348-3789), which has had strong programming, presents Steve Martin's comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile, plus As You Like It, Cabaret,and a new AIDS drama, Before It Hits Home.
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.