South Florida Summer Events: Nuziata brothers, and lots of drama in theather

Will and Anthony Nunziata (Colony Hotel)

Double the Pleasure

Twin singing sensations Will and Anthony Nunziata make return appearances at Palm Beach’s Colony Hotel Royal Room, June 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16. The handsome crooners will debut a new cabaret show, “Make Someone Happy,” featuring lots of swing and classic pop standards. Enjoy a gourmet prix fixee dinner and show for $90 per person or the performance only for $60. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the hotel box office, 561-659-8100.


A Summer Tradition Continues at Arsht

One summer tradition you can always count on in June is City Theatre’s Summer Shorts festival, one of the most popular theatrical events of the year. This year’s festival will include nine short plays, performed at the Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theatre, Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 17.

If you like “Saturday Night Live,” you’ll love the fast-paced program from some of the country’s most talented playwrights and performed by a troupe of seasoned local actors. They’ll have you laughing in minutes as they shift from story to the next. The 17th annual festival includes “The Audition Play” by Israel Horovitz, “Reality Show” by Mark Swaner and “The Man from Mars” by Christopher Demos-Brown.

Tickets are $35 at The festival almost always sells out, so reserve your seats today.

More Theatre News

South Florida drama lovers collectively sighed in desperation last winter when The Women’s Theatre Project (TWTP) announced it had lost its performance space in a downtown Fort Lauderdale warehouse. With a sour economy and support for the arts floundering in general, many feared the company might not take the stage again.

Last week, we learned TWTP found a new home in Boca Raton at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, also home to the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, where Genie Croft, founder and artistic director, had been recently directing. TWTP plans two shows for the 2012-13 season, including Delval Divas, a comedy by Barbara Pease Weber, Nov. 2-18, and Faye Sholiton’s The Interview, Jan. 4-20, 2013. According to Croft, a third production is “not an impossibility.”

We’re just pleased that smart lesbians will again have a place to flock, as noted by a prominent South Florida alternative weekly. Now, we just need to find a home for the gay-centric Rising Action Theatre that had most recently called the Sunshine Cathedral home before closing last season.

And Yet More Theatre News

Since we’re talking about the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, that company also announced its 2012-13 season:

Director Genie Croft will stage Sylvia, the comic tale of a middle-aged couple that moves back to New York City; however, their life gets upended when the husband adopts a most unusual canine. Sylvia will run Sept. 28-Oct. 14.

Two of South Florida’s top talents, Choreographer Ron Hutchins and Music Director Eric Alsford, join director Keith Garsson for Kander and Ebb’s hit musical, Chicago, in March. You’ll be humming along to familiar favorites like “All that Jazz,” “Cellblock Tango” and “Razzle Dazzle” in this elaborate musical production that has become one of the longest running shows on Broadway.

For more information, go to or call the Willow Theatre Box Office, 561-347-3948.

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