SEASON OF THE ARTS
another Tony Award-winning musical, Little Shop of Horrors,
Like many theaters, the pandemic caused The Barn to lose
money due to show cancellations, reduced attendance and
reduced demand for season tickets. Theater president Dennis
McGeady said several fundraisers are planned starting in
December and continuing through April. Go to barn-theatre.
com for details.
LYRIC TENTATIVE LINEUP
The historical 1926 Lyric Theatre in Stuart is ready to roll
with performances in November and December. Due to the
pandemic, executive director Kia Fontaine recommends calling
the box office at 286.7827 before attending any November
or December shows.
John Mayall, the godfather of British blues, may be coming
to town Dec. 18 with a sound that has evolved over five
decades. Check out this rare opportunity to hear one of the
greats. Be sure to check the theater’s website at lyrictheatre.
com to see if the date has changed.
Johnny Cash’s daughter, Rosanne Cash, comes to the theater
in January with her husband, John Leventhal, to create
magic. “The love flowing between the two of them comes
right off the stage and into the audience,” Fontaine said.
Violinist Joshua Bell is at the top of his game and he returns
to the Lyric in February with pianist Peter Dugan. Bell has performed
for three American presidents and the sitting justices
of the Supreme Court in a career that spans more than 30 years
as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor and
director. He has performed with virtually every major orchestra
in the world. This is a great chance to see him locally.
Adapting to the pandemic for the safety of guests “is
something we take very seriously,” Fontaine said. “We want
added to the parking lot and guests will find a new drop-off
spot, especially handy for those with disabilities or when it
rains. Because of the help from two skilled volunteers, Jim
LaPorte and Gerry Quimby, the theater only bought supplies
as needed for the project, McNamee said. Very generous discounts
from suppliers kept costs down, she said.
The current show is the hilarious Things You Shouldn’t Say
Past Midnight, directed by Jon Putzke – about three pairs of
lovers each trying to enjoy a romantic night. This is for mature
audiences only and is a fully staged reading. The theater
guild goes on to bring audiences the iconic Death of a Salesman,
Over the Tavern set in the 1950s, the romantic comedy
Almost Maine, and many more including the smash hit musical
Sister Act in April.
Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach canceled its entire season,
moving all its plays to next season. But it is continuing its
lively weekend events – Live in the Loop with outdoor dining
and live music, and Comedy Zone’s hilarious stand-up
comedy. Shows change each weekend so visit riversidetheatre.
com for up-to-date listings.
Pineapple Playhouse on the southern border of Fort Pierce
offers its Holiday Spectacular Dec. 4-6 and then hits the stage
running for 2021 in January with Calendar Girls featuring
friends producing an alternative calendar as a fundraiser.
The playhouse follows up with a variety show in February, a
great three-week tribute to Carol Burnett in March, a concert
– Great American Songbook -- featuring Randy Earll with a live
band in April, and the comedy The Last of the Red Hot Lovers
by Neil Simon in May.
The Barn Theatre in Stuart, celebrating its 50th anniversary,
hosts The Cemetery Club in November, a comedy-drama
featuring three friends who recently became widows and are
considering dating. The theater kicks off 2021 in January with
the mega Tony Award winning hit musical A Chorus Line followed
by Neil Simon’s classic comedy Rumors in March, and
Belle reads to Beast in a Barn Theatre production of Beauty and the Beast.
Joshua Bell at The
Lyric Theatre never
fails to surprise and
awe with his violin.
He has performed
with virtually every
major orchestra in