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Suds - The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera
The Highly Anticipated Opening of the Miami Stage Door Theatre
at the Byron Carlyle

Suds
Rebecca Cesario, Emily Senn, Justin Michael Lore and Marissa Rosen
Opening on July 29th, Suds - The Rocking 60's Musical Soap Opera is the ideal choice for Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre's debut at the landmark Byron Carlyle in Miami Beach. Combining the best songs of the baby boomer era, Suds features more than 40 hits from the 1960s, with the accompaniment of a live three-piece band. From "Chapel of Love" to "Johnny Angel," Suds will take you back to your first kiss, your first make-out session under the boardwalk, or your first ride in a GTO. The music serves as a fun-loving backdrop for the hilarious story of three girls trying to find love in a laundromat.

The show's previous run at the Broward Stage Door Theatre garnered rave reviews and, while originally scheduled to run there for six weeks, it was so successful that it was extended for six months. Bill Hirschman, theatre critic at the Sun-Sentinel, praised Dave Nagy for his musical direction of Suds: "As musical director, Nagy has masterfully led the quartet in creating nougat smooth harmonies. The entertainment is as comfortable as a pair of saddle shoes." With the same production team for Suds at the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre, the show will certainly maintain the Stage Door's high level of excellence.

"Opening in the summer, we wanted to kick off the season with a light, fun musical production, continuing our tradition of presenting the best in musical theatre," says Derelle Bunn. "We are looking forward to our new second home and to working with the area businesses to make North Beach a thriving destination for locals and tourists alike."

Suds runs at the Byron Carlyle from Friday, July 29th through Sunday, September 4th. Show times are Wednesdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets range from $38 to $42; and are available at the box office at Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre. The theatre is located at 500 71st Street in Miami Beach, Fl. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 305-397-8977 or on line at www.stagedoorfl.org.

Following Suds, South Florida theatre patrons are in for a season of award-winning shows: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lend Me a Tenor, Guys and Dolls, Irving Berlin's I Love a Piano, Annie, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, My Fair Lady, The All Night Strut! and Little Shop of Horrors.


Photo: David Torres


See the current theatre season schedule for southern Florida.

-- John Lariviere



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