Song, dance, and the chilling “Collector’
This is what’s happening in the South Florida theater scene this week.
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
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
Erynn Dalton and Dominick J. Daniel star in in Infinite Abyss Productions’ “The Collector” at the Abyss Theatre in Wilton Manors.
Sahid Pabon and Jordan Armstrong in “Radicalization of Rolfe.”