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President Rosenberg’s Message Regarding Partnership with Royal Caribbean

President Rosenberg sent this message titled ‘The FIU-Royal Caribbean‘ partnership  to the FIU community on December 19, 2013.

Dear FIU Family:

We often talk it, but we rarely walk it. We believe that this time is different.

We are proud to share with you details of the new partnership between Royal Caribbean and FIU that will provide an improved production studio for Royal Caribbean’s onboard entertainment, as well as provide great learning and practical opportunities for our FIU students. We are particularly excited that more than 400 Royal Caribbean performers will have the opportunity to hone their talents and craft in an immersive environment at the beautiful FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, where they will work and live.

This initiative aligns with FIU’s strategic commitment to the arts and its robust effort to build win-win public-private partnerships. For Royal Caribbean, the partnership builds on the company’s passion for innovation and for encouraging employees to learn from one another.

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We are building something special to focus our project: a 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the art facility at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus.  This rehearsal and production center includes three-story studios, a 300-seat theater, 20,000-square-foot costume-making and storage facility and 10 other rehearsal studios. When it is not in use for Royal Caribbean purposes, FIU students from the College of Architecture + the Arts will be able to use the facilities. Royal Caribbean is providing 20 paid student internships each for the College of Architecture + the Arts and the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. We are also excited that students will have access to Royal Caribbean’s proprietary data for their research.

Royal Caribbean will renovate the FIU Bay Vista residence hall to provide housing for those performers training at the new facility. We expect construction to commence immediately and the new training facility to open in January 2015! Meanwhile, FIU will commence the design and construction of new residence halls at BBC for FIU students.

We are proud of this new groundbreaking relationship and are optimistic that the FIU-Royal Caribbean partnership will expand into other areas where both of us can benefit from bringing our resources together. This initiative can be the start of something even bigger and more powerful between our two enterprises. We hope it serves as a catalyst for our respective leadership and staffs to accelerate innovative thinking that can advance our excellence and competitiveness. Thank you to our teams for their thoughtful efforts over the past three years to bring this initiative to fruition. We are confident that the best is yet to come!

Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

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Mark B. Rosenberg

President

 

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Richard D. Fain

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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JUNE MOON Set Build

Finals are just freshly completed but the Spring semester shows have already begun to get into gear. Before taking a break for winter holidays the design team have already put up a portion of the JUNE MOON set.

Here’s a sneak peek at the set build in the WPAC Black Box – with columns that will rotate, some of the textures that will enhance the world of the show and an overview of the space!

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Don’t miss JUNE MOON January 24-26 & January 29-February 2, 2014!

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FIU Theatre presents: JUNE MOON
by George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner, directed by Wayne E. Robinson, Jr.

This show is a throwback to 1920’s New York City when big bands, popular song writing radio shows and creating catchy tunes were all the rage.  Set in Tin Pan Alley, June Moon features a wet-behind-the-ears young songwriter named Fred Stevens who sets off by train from Schenectady to NYC to make a name for himself in the world of song writing. Trouble begins when he and his composer partner, Paul, sell a song to a music publisher that becomes a hit.  Between the lines Fred finds out who his real friends are and who he truly loves.  This is a sweet, romantic drama with lots of music and laughs to counteract the betrayals.  Treat yourself and your significant other to an early Valentine’s present by coming to see this little gem of a show.

When: January 24-26 & January 29-February 2, 2014 | Wednesday-Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Location: Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center – Black Box Theatre
FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus
10910 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199

Tickets: $10 FIU Students & Alumni Association, $12 Seniors & FIU Faculty/Staff (with ID), $15 General Admission.
Available at WPAC.FIU.EDU or 305-348-0496.

JUNE MOON SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • Opening Night Reception: Friday, January 24 – Pre & post-show refreshments beginning at 7PM.
  • Theatre of the Mind: Sunday, January 26 – A 45-minute post show panel discussion of the ideas and topics of the play.
  • Inside Scoop: Wednesday, January 29- A 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show led by select members of the cast and production teams.

 

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Coconut Grove Playhouse Revival Plans Reach Another Deadline

Bill Hirschman of Florida Theater On Stage reports on new developments on the Coconut Grove Playhouse Revival which would include a partnership between FIU and Gable Stage.

The Miami-Dade County Commission faces a decision Tuesday that could make or break the resurrection of the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse as deadlines close in.

With discussions still underway on deal-killing debts, the commission will consider in its last meeting of the year whether to authorize the mayor to incur no more than $120,000 of expenses to seal outstanding deals before a Jan. 15 drop dead date, an agenda shows.

Jan. 15 is the deadline set by the current Playhouse owner – the state of Florida – for the title to be cleared of all encumbrances. If that occurs, the state would enter a 50-year renewable lease with the county. If not, the state can put the property on the auction block where commercial developers could bid on the sought-after property in the Grove business district.

The county wants to join with Florida International University and GableStage to create a professional theater and educational complex at the site. The nationally-renowned Playhouse’s non-profit board of directors shuttered the building in the spring of 2006 during its 50th season amid a mountain of debts.

Read the rest HERE.

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FIU Partners with Royal Caribbean

FIU partners with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

CARTA Dean Brian Schriner sent out this statement about the partnership:

Dear Colleagues,

On Tuesday, December 10 the University signed an agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) that permits RCL to build and operate a $20M state-of-the art production, rehearsal and performance facility at BBC. The lease agreement  enables RCL train their shipboard entertainers and will be fully operational by January 2015.

The agreement contains significant educational benefits for the entire University community. Specifically for the College of Architecture + The Arts, the agreement contains the following:

  • CARTA Access To Newly Constructed 125,000 sq. ft  Facility
  • Jointly-Designed and Taught Customized Curriculum
  • RCL Master Classes At MMC
  • 10 Annual Paid Internships For CARTA Students
  • CARTA Annual Student Scholarships
  • CARTA Annual Faculty Research Fellow
  • CARTA Annual Performing Arts Operational Funds
  • RCL Annual Juried Set Design Competition
  • RCL Guest Speakers
  • RCL Guided Tours Of Shipboard Facilities
  • RCL Membership On CARTA’s Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board

I am confident this agreement establishes a sustainable, public-private-partnership that immediately enhances our curriculum, and thus our students’ career options, by providing experiential learning opportunities, additional subject-matter expertise, operational funds, and access to facilities and technology that we would not otherwise be able to afford.

For additional details of the agreement, please review this morning’s Miami Herald’s article. Click here.

Warm regards,

Brian Schriner, Dean

Read the Miami Herald article HERE.

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High-flying performers to train and live on FIU’s campus

Partnership win-win for university, Royal Caribbean

FIU and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. have signed an agreement to build a unique new rehearsal facility for shipboard performers, while affording FIU students unprecedented access to training, internships and exclusive research opportunities in hospitality and the cruise industry.

The 130,000-square-foot, $20 million facility will break ground this week on the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus and is expected to open its doors in January 2015. The facility will be outfitted with full automation capability, where performers can train in either of two leading rigging systems.

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FIU – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Collaboration Launch Invitation

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Mark B. Rosenberg, President of FIU
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Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO of RCL

 

Cordially invite you to the FIU – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Collaboration Launch
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Please join us to witness the beginning of our collaboration with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL).
President Rosenberg and RCL’s Chairman Richard Fain will sign the agreements that bring a state-of-the-art production facility to our Biscayne Bay Campus.
FIU is proud to partner with this industry leader that we provide outstanding opportunities for our students and faculty.

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Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC)
3000 N.E. 151st Street
North Miami, FL 33181

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FIUSM Reports University to Revive Coconut Grove Playhouse

On Monday, December 2 The Beacon – FIU’s Student Newspaper and FIUSM.com – reported that the University will revive the long shuttered Coconut Grove Playhouse.

The University has partnered with Miami-Dade County to reestablish the Coconut Grove Playhouse – according to Kenneth Jessell, a good business deal that the University says will offer teaching and internship opportunities.

The senior vice president of Finance and Administration and chief financial officer mentioned some of the reasoning behind such a transaction.

“Certainly we were into it because it gave us a high priority to establish the Coconut Grove Playhouse as a real important treasure to the community, a high quality regional theater,” said Jessell.

The Coconut Grove Playhouse was constructed in 1927 and closed in 2006 according to a FIU Board of Trustees Finance and Audit Committee Meeting presentation. Jessel presented a Miami Today article that reported the State of Florida took ownership of the Playhouse in 2012 due to issues of violations against the state’s property deed.

Read the rest of the article HERE!

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Event Announcement: Fall Dance Showcase 12/4

WHAT: Department of Theatre Fall Dance Showcase

WHEN: Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Two performances, first show at 5:30PM and the second at 6:40PM.

WHERE: Veritas Haus (VH) 100 – Dance Studio, MMC.

DESCRIPTION: This showcase will feature all student works including work created from class and auditioned pieces. There will be two different shows, first show at 5:30PM and the second at 6:40PM.

FREE Event, all welcome.

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Help Theatre alumnus Caroline Spitzer (’12) Project Be Featured on a Doritos Super Bowl Commercial!

Watch & VOTE here!

Check out FIU Theatre alumnus Caroline Spitzer (’12) and her current project and vote for it to get featured on a Doritos Super Bowl Commercial!

Caroline Spitzer, class of 2012 – was the costume designer for a Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” Entry called Pharaoh’s Secret. The entry is #20 most viewed in the country, and #5 highest rated! Watch & vote here!

We look forward to seeing Caroline’s work Super Bowl Sunday!

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FIU Theatre Students and Alumni Featured In New Theatre’s “My First”

While there was drama on many levels to the opening of New Theatre’s My First, My Fist, My Bleeding Seeded Spirit by Megan Breen, it finally opened in a hasty relocation to Artistic Vibes this past weekend.

The play features current FIU Theatre student Amber Benson and several FIU Theatre alumni including: actors Evelyn Perez, Francesca Toledo, Nicole Quintana, and work by scenic designer Amanda Sparhawk.

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FIU Theatre Hosts Roxy Theatre’s Program During Temporary Facility Culture

This past weekend the Roxy Performing Arts Center venue was closed by the county when a water/sewage main broke in the plaza they are located in.

Over the weekend they searched for a venue at which to hold their after-school programs for their K-8 ‘Kidz On Stage After School Care’ program, and FIU Theatre hosted them on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 & 20.

Roxy’s Theatre Arts Director, Charles Sothers – one of many FIU Theatre alumni involved with the Roxy – had this message to share:

“… it has been an amazing boon that not only is FIU located right across the street from our facility, but more importantly that the staff of these nearby venues has been so generous!  It was a welcomed embrace in light of our shuttered facility that space was made available for our after school program.  We were able to quickly coordinate and mobilize the children into spaces on campus that so appropriately suited the work The Roxy Theatre Group has made its mission.  At the Frost, kids had the opportunity to learn in a facility with great big windows, and research shows that natural lighting is very conducive to learning.  We hope to give them a tour of the exhibits, in advance of the Discovery Gallery reopening, later this week when the museum is officially open. The kids seemed excited for the change of view.

At the Wertheim Performing Arts Center (home to FIU Theatre), the kids got to work in the spaces where many of our staff and students took classes, like the Stage Makeup classes I attended with Department Chair, Prof. Skow.  The kids certainly had a great time when we were allowed to give them a quick tour of the department, especially since students and faculty were in the midst of various projects. It was a great primer for these young minds into college life. It was also an opportunity for us, once FIU students, to pay it forward to our kids in the manner that our FIU teachers showed us patience and taught us more than we were aware of.

A lot of questions were asked by our kids and many of the FIU students were nice enough to answer them.  FIU has been the answer to the Roxy question these past couple of days. We are very appreciative.  This is the love that the Miami art scene should always share with its constituent contributors.  We were glad to share it with our kids.”

This announcement was on The Roxy Theatre Group Facebook page:

“We’re still locked out (for now), but our After School is still going strong, thanks to the generosity of FIU Theatre and the staff of The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU! Luckily, these arts venues are the perfect alternate learning spaces! #RoxyTheatreArts

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KCACTF Student and Faculty Nominees Announced

Student and Faculty nominees have been announced for 2014′s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). The College of Architecture + The Arts nominees are as:

Student Nominees : 

  • Liza Perez – Lighting Design, Last Days of Judas Iscariot
  • Chaille Stovall – Sound Design, Last Days of Judas Iscariot
  • Florencia Anciewicz – Scenic Design, Cardenio
  • Luis Etorre – Costume Crafts, The Liar

Irene Ryan actor nominations:

  • Ashley Capo – Songs for a New World
  • Lucas Hood – Last Days of Judas Iscariot
  • Danny Leonard – The Liar
  • Julio Liverpool – The Liar
  • Amber Lynn Benson – Cardenio

Faculty nominees:

  • Marina Pareja – Costume Design, The Liar
  • Michael Yawney – Director, The Liar
  • Michael Yawney – Director, Cardenio

Congratulations to all the nominees. Best wishes & break a leg!

FIU Theatre enters a production each season into KCACTF on a “participating” level and is eligible to nominate other productions for awards. KCACTF Region 4 Festival 46 will be held February 4-8, 2014 hosted by Hollins University and the Mill Mountain Theater in Roanoke, VA.

About productions entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF):

The aims of this national theater education program are to identify and promote quality in college-level theater production.  To this end, each production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACTF representative, and selected students and faculty are invited to participate in KCACTF programs involving scholarships, internships, grants and awards for actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics at both the regional and national levels.

Productions entered on the Participating level are eligible for invitation to the KCACTF regional festival and may also be considered for national awards recognizing outstanding achievement in production, design, direction and performance.

Last year more than 1,300 productions were entered in the KCACTF involving more than 200,000 students nationwide.  By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KCACTF goals to recognize, reward, and celebrate the exemplary work produced in college and university theaters across the nation.

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Alumna Playwright Presents in New York

FIU Theatre alumna France-Luce Benson (’98) is the playwright of FATI’S LAST DANCE which is presented at the Billie Holiday Theatre in New York through December 15. Check out this video with her!

France-Luce’s senior project was a play writing project, she was showing great potential while a student. After earning her Theatre BFA she went on to a graduate program at Carnegie Mellon University for an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing.

 

Fati's Last Dance playwright France-Luce Benson FIU Theatre alumna '98

 

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Related:

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Video - Billie Holiday Theatre Facebook

 

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Masterclass with Broadway Star and Celebrated Songstress – November 22

Message of Department of Theatre Chair Marilyn R. Skow:

On Friday afternoon, November 22, at 3:00 pm in our Main Stage Theatre there will be a Master Class with Joy Abbot and Davis Gaines.  It will be a great privilege for us to host them for this event.  Joy Abbot is the wife of the late, great, George Abbott, writer of many hit Broadway musical theatre shows, the most well known of which is Damn Yankees.  Ms. Abbott has had an amazing career herself as a singer and composer, and is coming to share her experiences with the College of Architecture + The Arts. Davis Gaines holds the record for the longest single actor run of playing a leading role on Broadway, that of the Phantom in the hit musical Phantom of the Opera.  He, too, is eager to share his experiences and answer any questions you might have.  I am asking that all of you make every effort to attend this special event, because it is expressly for you, the students.  Students from the School of Music are expected to attend as well.  Please come prepared with questions to ask.

In addition, Mrs. Abbot and Mr. Gaines will be performing the following evening in the WPAC Concert Hall as a benefit to raise funds to support the proposed Musical Theatre tracks in the Theatre Department and in the School of Music.  Some of our students from the Musical Theatre Workshop will be performing in the rotunda during the pre-show reception.  Tickets for the benefit can be purchased through our regular ticketing service.

For more information about the Masterclass visit: calendar

Tickets and event information for Broadway Medley Concert visit: wpac.fiu.edu

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Event Announcement: Broadway Medley Benefit Concert featuring Joy Abbott and Davis Gaines to benefit FIU Musical Theatre

Event Announcement: Broadway Medley Benefit Concert featuring Joy Abbott and Davis Gaines to benefit FIU Musical Theatre

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts presents: BROADWAY MEDLEY BENEFIT CONCERT: featuring Davis Gaines and Joy Abbott.

An evening of classical Broadway tunes to benefit FIU Musical Theatre starring DAVIS GAINES (Broadway star “Phantom of the Opera”) and JOY ABBOTT (celebrated songstress).

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2013. Pre-show Rotunda reception: 6:30PM, Concert: 7:30PM.

LOCATION: Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center – Concert Hall. FIU MMC. 10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199

TICKETS: $25 General Admission / $20 FIU Community (Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff). Available at WPAC.FIU.EDU.
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Broadway Medley Benefit Concert featuring Joy Abbott and Davis Gaines to benefit FIU Musical Theatre  Nov 23About Davis Gaines:

Davis Gaines is best known for his role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, in which he appeared over 2,000 times during his run on Broadway. He has also appeared in three PBS Great Performances broadcasts (Emmy Award-winning Sweeney Todd with the San Francisco Symphony, Broadway Originals with the Boston Pops and Jerry Herman’s Broadway at the Bowl), as well as the televised specials of the 1994 Kennedy Center Honors and the opening ceremony of the 1998 Goodwill Games.  Additionally, Gaines has sung for five U.S. Presidents, and with every major symphony orchestra in North America, including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl.

About Joy Abbott:

Joy Abbott is a patron of the American Theater Wing and The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, who regularly sponsors the annual “Mr. Abbott Award.” Her late husband George Abbott was a Pulitzer-prize winning writer, theater producer and director, and film director whose career spanned seven decades, earning him the title “Mr. Broadway.” Some of his hits included The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees. Mrs. Abbott has chaired the Theater Hall of Fame for eight years, and has written and directed several celebrity AIDS benefit events and other philanthropic theater galas. She directed for SUMMER SHORTS: MR. ABBOTT, A BROADWAY LEGACY, which she co-created for Florida Stage, and which was nominated for a Carbonell award.

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Meet SLEEPING BEAUTY Guest Director Margaret M. Ledford

Meet SLEEPING BEAUTY Director Margaret M. Ledford – Guest Artist-in-Residence Fall 2013

Margaret M. Ledford hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Speech from the University of Tennessee and studied Cubo-Expressionistic Scenography Post-WWI abroad at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.   She is a six time Carbonell Award nominated director, a multiple Silver Palm Award winner for Direction and she was the Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director for The Promethean Theatre for eight years.  Margaret has directed for many South Florida theaters including City Theatre, New Theatre, Naked Stage, Mosaic Theatre, Caldwell Theatre, and Florida Stage.  She currently serves on the board of the South Florida Theatre League as Board President.

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Sleeping Beauty guest director Margaret M. Ledford

Here’s what she has to say about SLEEPING BEAUTY:

This isn’t your childhood’s Sleeping Beauty.  Yes, yes, it has a sleeping princess who is awakened by a handsome prince’s kiss; however,  everything before, after and in between is not only different, but far more base, dark and infinitely more enlightening than the Disney-fied version. This Sleeping Beauty as written by British writer/director Rufus Norris is based on Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tale.  In that fairy tale as in this play the kiss that wakes the princess is just half the story.  The other half is filled with ogres, bodily functions, babies, songs and a discerning insight into the human experience as fairy tales in the past did before they were watered down.

Fairy tales introduce children into a mystical world of wonder where they can see and experience things about the human condition and journey that have yet to live through in life.  Central to this play’s fairy tale is the character of Goody the fairy. Unlike the fabulously dressed in black and purple and purely evil Maleficent, Goody tries to “do good.”  It’s a fairy’s nature “to do good,” Goody says.  At her best at “doing good” she can call the elements together to manifest an incantation that impregnates the childless Queen and King.  At her worst, she allows her own anger and hurt to best her regarding an intentionally overlooked party invitation for her. This slight drives her to craft the very spell that sends Beauty and the entire court into a 100 year sleep.  It is these opposites of good deeds and bad deeds or good and evil that this play explores and reconciles into one entity, the human being.

The world of this play is very like our own, a world filled of opposition and duality, where different sides of the same coin coexist: the wild forest versus the pristine man made palace, the fantastic gift of magic vs the bodily side effect of this power, ogres versus humans, control versus freedom, doing good in the world versus doing evil.  It is these dualities and polarities of Sleeping Beauty’s characters, environment and actions that allow the audience to explore these dichotomies within ourselves in our own human nature.  Isn’t man the epitome of dualism?

The human experience is an excellent example of duality:  it is birth and death, beginning and end.   We are made of both mind and body.  Our propensity to “do good” in the world is equal to our ability to do evil.  We are strong and can make changes in the physical world, but our flesh is weak, easily torn and broken.  We have a spiritual nature that aspires upward toward the divine and the heavens and yet we are bound by the laws of this world that plants out feet firmly on the ground.  We love and we hate, we desire and we refuse, we laugh and we cry.  We are human.  In this story Goody the fairy does a bad thing for the first time and in that single act begins her journey towards humanity.  A place where we all mistakes and learn and live through them.  This Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale reminds us that we all are just human in all is beauty and ugliness.  A fairy tale that each child either beside us or in us can understand.

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FIU Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty

FIU Theatre presents: SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Rufus Norris, Guest Director Margaret M. Ledford (Artist-In-Residence, Fall 2013)

This adaptation of the classic fairy tale is a wildly irreverent treat that will delight children and grown-ups alike.  It focuses on Goody, the fairy who puts the famous curse on Beauty and spends the rest of the play trying to make everything turn out all right.  Yes, there is a princess who pricks her finger and falls into a magic sleep, but there is also a vicious ogre mother-in-law, and ungrateful queen, and, in the center of it all, a grumpy fairy whose magic comes with stinky gas.

When: November 8 – 17, 2013 | Wednesday-Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Location: Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center – Mainstage Theatre
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus – 10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199

 Tickets: $10 Students, $12 Seniors & Faculty/Staff (with ID), $15 General Admission. Available at WPAC.FIU.EDU or 305-348-0496.

SLEEPING BEAUTY SPECIAL EVENTS:

  • Opening Night Reception: Friday, November 8 – Pre & post-show refreshments beginning at 7PM.
  • Theatre of the Mind: Sunday, November 10 – A 45-minute post show panel discussion of the ideas and topics of the play.
  • Inside Scoop: Wednesday, November 13 – A 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show led by select members of the cast and production teams.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY Trailer [Video]

SLEEPING BEAUTY Trailer

FIU Theatre presents: SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Rufus Norris, Guest Director Margaret M. Ledford

This adaptation of the classic fairy tale is a wildly irreverent treat that will delight children and grown-ups alike.  It focuses on Goody, the fairy who puts the famous curse on Beauty.  Yes, there is a princess who pricks her finger and falls into a magic sleep, but there is also a vicious ogre mother-in-law, and ungrateful queen, and, in the center of it all, a grumpy fairy whose magic comes with stinky gas.

WHEN: November 8-10 & 13–17, 2013 | Wed-Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM

LOCATION: Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus
10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199

TICKETS: $10 Students, $12 Seniors & Faculty/Staff (with ID), $15 General Admission.
Available at http://wpac.fiu.edu or 305-348-0496.

SLEEPING BEAUTY SPECIAL EVENTS:
- Opening Night Reception: Friday, November 8 – Pre & post-show refreshments beginning at 7PM.
- Theatre of the Mind: Sunday, November 10 – A 45-minute post show panel discussion of the ideas and topics of the play.
- Inside Scoop: Wednesday, November 13 – A 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show led by select members of the cast and production teams.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY Welcomes Guest Participant – Alexandria King

Guest Participant – Alexandria King

The Sunday, November 10, 2103 performance of SLEEPING BEAUTY will feature a guest appearance by Alexandria King as a “Thorn”. She won the chance for this exciting walk-on spot in an auction raising funds for CARTA hosted by Dean Brian Schriner.

Alexandria is a student at Ransom Everglades and has been performing since she was very young. We welcome her to our Mainstage and look forward to seeing her back on it in a few years as a student!

Break a leg Alexandria!

View the trailer for SLEEPING BEAUTY on our YouTube page – HERE!

And don’t forget to get your tickets at WPAC.FIU.EDU!

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Message from Alexandria -

First of all, I would like to thank you for this amazing opportunity to perform in your wonderful production. I am so looking forward to what fantastic memories I will make performing with the rest of your talented cast. I am so sorry that I have written this so late and I’m very embarrassed I did not write this earlier. I hope you forgive me.  -Alexandria King

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Audition Notice for Directing I

AUDITION NOTICE

Student actors for Directing I Final scenes.

WHEN: Friday, October 25th at 9:00AM.
WHERE: DM 150

Please have a 1-minute monologue prepared.

Scenes will be rehearsed during class time 9:00-10:50AM – Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
Rehearsals dates will be announced and will continue until last week in semester.

Any questions, please contact Michael Yawney: michael.yawney@fiu.edu.

Hope to see you there!

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