Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: Florida - Southern

Another Opening, Another Show!
The Byron Carlyle Theatre

The Stage Door Theatre proudly announces occupancy of their new home in Miami Beach at the Byron Carlyle Theatre. As a mainstay theatre company in South Florida for the last nineteen years, the Stage Door is considered one of the most successful and stable arts organizations in the tri-county area. The company is known for productions of large scale musicals, and is the recipient of the 2011 Carbonell Award for best Production of a Musical.

The Byron Carlyle was purchased by the city of Miami in 2002. Following a 1.7 million dollar renovation, the city unveiled an exquisite performing arts jewel, the Byron Carlyle Theatre. The theatre will serve as a cultural centerpiece for the Miami Beach community.

"We are delighted the city has entrusted Byron Carlyle Theatre to the Stage Door. We embrace the challenges ahead of us, and look forward to being a destination for both residents and tourists in the area," said Stage Door Founder and Executive Producer, David Torres. Producing Artistic Director, Derelle Bunn, said "As a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the performing arts, our mission includes the preservation of Musical Theatre; and we intend to continue that Stage Door tradition at the Byron Carlyle."

The first show at the Byron Carlyle will be Suds, the Rockin' 1960's Musical that the was a long running success last year in their location in Coral Springs. After a "soft opening," a grand opening is planned for the fall.

The Stage Door Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre company hiring local and non-local nonunion actors and actresses. Their main theatre at 8036 W. Sample Rd in Coral Springs, Florida, has two stages open year round. For tickets and information on their season, you may contact them by phone at 954-344-7765 or online at

At Byron Carlyle Theatre
500 71st Street, Miami Beach, FL
954- 344-7765

Created by Bryan Scott, Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson and Javier Velasco
July 28 - September 4, 2011

At Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs, FL

Crossing Delancey
By Susan Sandler
July 8 - August 14, 2011

Song Man Dance Man
Jon Peterson
July 1 - July 24, 2011

2011-2012 SEASON

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
September 2 - October 9, 2011

Lend Me A Tenor
By Ken Ludwig
October 14 - November 13, 2011

My Fair Lady
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
October 28 - December 4, 2011

Irving Berlin's I Love A Piano
Music by Irving Berlin
December 2, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
December 23, 2011 - January 29, 2012

Last Of The Red Hot Lovers
By Neil Simon
January 27 - March 4, 2012

Guys and Dolls
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
February 17 - March 25, 2012

Little Shop Of Horrors
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics and book by Howard Ashman
April 13 - May 20, 2012

The All Night Strut
Conceived by Fran Charnas
March 23 - April 29, 2012

See the current theatre season schedule for southern Florida.

-- John Lariviere