White Christmas, I Love You Because and New Adoption Play Slated for FL's Actors' Playhouse

News   White Christmas, I Love You Because and New Adoption Play Slated for FL's Actors' Playhouse The Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in sunny Coral Gables, Florida, will present the world premiere adoption drama The Boy From Russia in its 2006-07, the Equity troupe announced.

Also on the season is one of the first resident productions of the recently created stage version of the musical comedy Irving Berlin's White Christmas, to play Nov. 15-Dec. 31. The theatre will also serve the Florida premiere of the intimate Off-Broadway musical I Love You Because (Jan. 17-Feb. 11, 2007), inspired by "Pride and Prejudice."

Miami playwright Susan Westfall's The Boy From Russia will have its world premiere May 9-June 3, 2007. The play tells the "heartwarming story of a husband and wife's journey to fulfill their dreams to expand their family," according to Actors Theatre notes. "Jack Goldman and Beth Marshall impulsively decide to adopt an orphaned boy they see on a video. Leaving the doubts of friends and family behind, their journey to find the child takes them to a wintry Russian village where they find themselves in a lonely hotel room…waiting. Although warned of unexpected surprises, they are unprepared for what awaits, and at odds with the people they must trust. As events spiral beyond their control, Beth and Jack discover the risk they have taken could cost them the boy and each other."

Moonlight and Magnolias (Oct. 11-Nov. 12) makes its Florida premiere. The regionally popular play takes audiences into the inner sanctum of 1939 Hollywood where "Gone With the Wind" is being developed.

Also on the season:

  • Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's La Cage aux Folles plays March 7-April 8, 2007.
  • Tom Foolery, the revue of satiric songs by Tom Lehrer, returns July 11-Sept. 2, 2007. Lehrer is the writer of such ditties as "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park," "When You Are Old And Grey," "The Masochism Tango," "The Old Dope Peddler," "The Vatican Rag" and a Gilbert and Sullivan-esque recitation of the table of elements. For more information, visit www.actorsplayhouse.org.

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    Actors' Playhouse, the resident theatre company and managing agent of the Miracle Theatre, has an agreement with Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors. Under the leadership of executive producing director Barbara S. Stein and artistic director David Arisco, Actors' Playhouse is one of eight major Florida professional theatre companies, and one of twenty major cultural institutions in Miami Dade County.

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