Happily Ever After?

What do fairy tales, botany, Jungian psychology, musicals, and New York City have in common? Seemingly nothing, but if you allow yourself to go just a little insane, you’ll find they all come together quite beautifully onstage. At least that’s the goal of the latest production from SoBe Institute of the ArtsFairy Tales: Songs of the Dandelion Woman, written and composed by SoBe Arts’ executive art director, Carson Kievman. It’s a project nearly 20 years in the making, and it will have its official debut this Thursday. You’ve probably never seen anything quite like it before. It’s the disjointed, nonlinear tale of a young and beautiful heiress, the bank examiner her family hired to spy on her, and their communal descent into madness. The production employs creative projection and multimedia to transport the actors and viewers into the characters’ bizarre world of fantasy and surreality. Though strong language makes this musical unsuitable for children, the story comes with a healthy dose of comedy, so expect to be delighted. Showtime for this world premiere is 8 p.m. Sunday, and tickets cost $10 to $25. The show runs through May 18. Call 305-674-9220 or visit sobearts.org.
Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: May 9. Continues through May 18, 2014

 
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