Song, dance, and the chill­ing “Col­lec­tor’

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - Showtime - Palm Beach - - ON STAGE - By Rod Stafford Hag­wood

This is what’s hap­pen­ing in the South Florida the­ater scene this week.

The Col­lec­tor

In­fi­nite Abyss Pro­duc­tions presents this psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller that tells the story of a quiet but­ter­fly col­lec­tor who adds an art teacher to his col­lec­tion tucked away in a se­cluded coun­try home. This two-char­ac­ter play is co-directed by its two ac­tors, Erynn Dalton (In­fi­nite Abyss’ founder and artis­tic di­rec­tor) and Do­minick J. Daniel (a vet­eran of Abyss pro­duc­tions). “Do­minick and I have acted along­side each other for years, so it was a nat­u­ral tran­si­tion for us to col­lab­o­rate as codi­rec­tors on ‘The Col­lec­tor’ since we both shared a sim­i­lar vi­sion for the piece,” Dalton says in a press re­lease. “Also, ‘The Col­lec­tor’ fits per­fectly within Abyss’ wheel­house — it is a chill­ing story that has rarely been pro­duced, and In­fi­nite Abyss is com­mit­ted to in­tro­duc­ing au­di­ences to pieces like that.”

When: Through Satur­day, 8 p.m. Thurs­day-Satur­day

Where: The Abyss Theatre, 2304 N. Dixie High­way, Wil­ton Manors Cost: $25 Con­tact: 954-489-8440 or In­fi­nite-Abyss.org

Chris­tine Eber­sole

The Broad­way Con­cert Se­ries at Parker Play­house closes with an ap­pear­ance by two-time Tony Award-win­ning leg­end Chris­tine Eber­sole. In the se­ries, stage stars en­gage in some dishy con­ver­sa­tion with Sir­ius/XM Broad­way host Seth Rudet­sky and oc­ca­sion­ally dash over to a pi­ano to belt out a tune from the per­form­ers’ Great White Way song­books. That’s a wide field with Eber­sole, who has starred in “On the Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury,” “Grey Gar­dens” (Tony No. 1), “Blithe Spirit,” “Din­ner at Eight” and “42nd Street” (Tony No. 2). When: 8 p.m. Satur­day. Where: Parker Play­house, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Laud­erdale (in Hol­i­day Park) Cost: $37-$123 Con­tact: 954-462-0222 or Park­er­Play­house.com

Maks, Val And Peta Live on Tour: Con­fi­den­tial

The two studs of ABC’s “Danc­ing With the Stars,” Maks and Val Ch­merkovskiy come back through South Florida with a new terp­si­chorean show. The ball­room brothers brought their first tour, “Our Way,” to West Palm Beach in 2016. Join­ing the dy­namic duo this time around is Peta Mur­ga­troyd, no slouch her­self, hav­ing won “Danc­ing With the Stars” twice. Maks and Peta were mar­ried last sum­mer. “Usu­ally, I’m act­ing out a love story through dance,” Mur­ga­troyd says in a press re­lease. “This time, there will be no act­ing, and we have the unique op­por­tu­nity to per­form a gen­uine love story. I found the power of ‘Our Way’ to be the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Maks and Val, and this time, I hope to cut in on that love story. What have I got my­self into?” When: 8 p.m. March 29 Where: Kravis Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 701 Okee­chobee Blvd., West Palm Beach Cost: $25-$105 Con­tact: 800- 572- 8471 or Kravis.org

The Rad­i­cal­iza­tion of Rolfe

Re­mem­ber Rolfe from “The Sound of Mu­sic”? He’s the one who pur­sues Liesl von Trapp, duet­ing “Six­teen Go­ing on Seven­teen” in the ef­fort. In this play be­ing pro­duced by Is­land City Stage, the story imag­ines what Rolfe’s life is like out­side of the Von Trapps. “What I love about the play is that the hu­mor­ous ref­er­ences to ‘The Sound of Mu­sic’ don’t over­whelm the dra­matic ten­sion that weaves to­gether all of these mi­nor char­ac­ters from the mu­si­cal,” Andy Ro­gow, artis­tic di­rec­tor of Is­land City Stage, ex­plains in a press re­lease. “The plot cre­ates sev­eral twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat and re­flect the anx­i­ety work­ing-class Aus­tri­ans must have felt as the shadow of the Nazi takeover loomed nearby.”

When: March 29-April 29; 8 p.m. Thurs­days-Satur­days; 5 p.m. Sun­days

Where: Is­land City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie High­way, Wil­ton Manors Cost: $35 Con­tact: 954-519-2533 or Is­landCi­tyS­tage.org

FER­NANDO BAR­RON II/COUR­TESY

Erynn Dalton and Do­minick J. Daniel star in in In­fi­nite Abyss Pro­duc­tions’ “The Col­lec­tor” at the Abyss Theatre in Wil­ton Manors.

GE­ORGE WENTZLER/COUR­TESY

Sahid Pabon and Jor­dan Arm­strong in “Rad­i­cal­iza­tion of Rolfe.”

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