Evita is coming to Coral Gables and we get a sneak peek when Barbara Stein, Executive Producing Director brings some of the cast to perform for us!
Founded by Dr. Lawrence E. Stein, and under the leadership of Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein and Artistic Director David Arisco, Actors’ Playhouse is an award-winning nonprofit regional professional theatre company celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017-2018. Located in the historic Miracle Theatre on Miracle Mile in downtown Coral Gables, Actors’ Playhouse is a Florida Presenting Cultural Organization and one of 13 major cultural institutions in Miami-Dade County. The company produces five Mainstage and four professional Children’s Theatre productions annually, a year round Theatre Conservatory and Summer Camp Program, educational arts outreach programs, and the Young Talent Big Dreams countywide youth talent contest in partnership with The Children’s Trust. www.actorsplayhouse.org
The mission of Actors' Playhouse is to enrich South Florida's cultural vitality with the highest caliber classic and contemporary live theatre productions; to provide comprehensive educational and outreach programs to multi-cultural audiences; to provide a supportive and creative work environment for Florida-based theatre professionals; to encourage the creation and production of new works for adults and children; and to maintain the identity of its home venue, the historic Miracle Theatre.
Actors' Playhouse entered into a partnership with the City of Coral Gables to renovate the historic Miracle Theatre, transforming the Art Deco movie house into the company's new home in an $8 million capital project. Actors' Playhouse is the managing agent of the three-stage performance center; a 600-seat Mainstage, 300-seat Balcony Theatre, and a 100-seat multi-purpose Black Box space. This partnership was the catalyst for revitalizing downtown Coral Gables, enhancing the quality of life for the community, and adding to its economic prosperity with over 150,000 patrons attending events each year. The book Miracle on the Mile archives the role model private/public partnership and acknowledges its contributors. Actors' Playhouse has produced 156 Mainstage productions including Broadway and Off-Broadway style musicals, mystery/thrillers, comedies and new works, and140 Children's Theatre productions. The company has received 85 Carbonell Awards (the South Florida equivalent of the Tony Award) for artistic excellence and was also named South Florida's Theatre Company of the Year for overall season excellence and community outreach.