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Picks of the Week: Music, Museums, and More...

Picks of the Week: Music, Museums, and More...

Music

Published 7/15/21

AREA STAGE COMPANY: DOGFIGHT THE MUSICAL IN CONCERTThrough July 18th It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. More event details here.WIENER MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS: THE TINY TREASURES TRAILThrough September 30thAhoy, Mateys! Join the fun at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts for the Tiny Treasures Trail scavenger hunt and search for miniature ceramics hidden around the museum. These amazing mini works of art were created by local master potter, Alex Meiklejohn and are scaled to 1:12, 1 inch to 1 foot, which is the standard for miniatures in dollhouses. The Tiny Treasures Trail is fun for …

Area Stage Company presents ‘The Ballad of Janis Matthews’ as podcast series

Area Stage Company presents ‘The Ballad of Janis Matthews’ as podcast series

Music

Published 12/8/20

Theater director Giancarlo Rodaz is known for producing children’s classics including “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Matilda the Musical.”His latest project, “The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts,” embraces all the wonder and sense of adventure common to these stories. Still, it bears a heaviness that elevates it beyond what would be considered kids’ fodder.“It is a family musical, but I think there are a lot of really intense themes that we try to tackle,” says Rodaz, who is associate artistic director at Miami’s Area Stage Company. “Kids love it when we’ve done it, and people get hooked on the music, but when it comes to the actual themes of family and division and unity and community, there’s really a lot for adults to chew on.“I really did not write it to be a kids’ show – it’s really not that, although there are kids in it.”“Janis Matthews,” which was also directed and designed by Rodaz, will be presented by …

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