The biggest names in South Florida cabaret will perform together on Saturday, Aug. 7 at The Foundry, 2306 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors.
Singer Terry Dyer assembled the all-star cast, including Miss Bouvée, The Boys, Antonio Edwards, Christopher Hamblin, LeNora Jaye and Jennifer McClain, for “An Evening of the American Songbook,” with two performances at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
“We’re celebrating friendship, love and community,” said Dyer, who also serves as director of development at SunServe. “It’s a special opportunity for all of these talented people to be on one stage for one evening only and showcase each other’s talents.”
Dyer was inspired by the 1986 TV movie “Sisters in the Name of Love,” starring Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight as three performers who reunite for a legendary one-night concert.
“There’s an immense amount of talent in one show,” he said of both the show and the upcoming Wilton Manors concert. “It’s going to be an unforgettable evening.”
Tickets are $50 at Tickets.TerryDyer.org. VIP tickets including an Afterglow meet and greet session with the artists are $75.
Masks are Back at the Theater
If you want to see a show on or Off-Broadway, you’ll need to have gotten a shot recently. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a mandate Aug. 3 requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter performance venues, gyms and restaurants.
The news comes just days after the Broadway League announced audience members would be required to get vaccinated before entering any of the 41 Broadway theatres.
Florida’s governor and the legislature may have passed a law forbidding responsible business owners from requiring “vaccine passports” — even as the deadly COVID-19 Delta variant surges in the state — but local theaters are beginning to resort to the only option available and requiring patrons to wear masks after a three-month respite.
Miami Theatre Works, a new semi-professional summer company, announced masks would be required regardless of vaccination status for upcoming performances of “[title of show],” Aug. 6 – 8 and 11 – 12 at Coral Gables Art Cinema.
Look for other local theater companies and performing arts venues to do the same as the fall season kicks off in the coming weeks.
Tickets are $25 at MiamiTheatreWorks.org.
Drama on Grindr? No way!
Grindr’s first original television series – yes, that Grindr – will debut at OutFest LGBT film festival in Los Angeles next weekend.
“Bridesman” follows Terry, gay and awful, as he is forced to fulfill bridesmaid duties for his best friend despite his disdain for the construct of marriage and an electric sexual connection with the groom. When Terry threatens to upstage the control-freak maid of honor, secrets are made public, parties are ruined and every relationship is pushed to its breaking point.
Learn more at OutFest.org.