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By Clyde Powell
West Events Information
I have listed here some of the events that
go on year round. Many take place in Key West but there are some that happen all
over the Florida Keys. Many are small like (Key West Country Western Dancers)
and they are targeted more for the locals. But do not let that stop you if you
see something that you like you may still want to check it out while you are
Have an event or activity you
want here e-mail me at
question (at) clydeskeywest.com put Key West in the Subject Line.
activities. 3145 Flagler Ave., Key West. 295-9622.
Key West Film Society presents presents
the best in first-run art, independent, and alternative cinema every day. Now
with three fully equipped theaters showing in both 35mm and high definition
digital. Modified stadium seating, digital surround sound and full handicapped
access. The award-winning Tropic marquee is your entry to 8,000 sq. ft of
cinematic enlightenment. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St., Key West. 294-5857. For
full schedule of events visit
Key West & lower keys
Custom House (Key West Museum of Art &
History), 281 Front St. 295-6616. kwahs.com.
Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt
Blvd. 296-3913. www.kwahs.com
Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum,
111 Front St. 294-9911.
Heritage House Museum, 410 Caroline St.
West Martello Tower, Key West Garden Club,
Atlantic Blvd. 294-3210.
K.W. Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden,
5210 College Rd., Stock Island. 296-1504.
Lighthouse Museum, 938 Whitehead St.
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, 200 Greene St.
Museums and Nature Center of Crane Point,
5550 Overseas Hwy. 743-3900.
Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Hwy.
History of Diving Museum, MM 83, Bayside,
82990 Overseas Hwy. 664-9737.
Tennessee Williams Theatre
Ella Fitzgerald Tribute - 4/6/2008, 8:00 pm
Freda Payne, celebrated R&B and jazz vocalist, who shot to fame with
her #1 Hit, “Band of Gold,” and “Bring the Boys Home,” pays tribute to the
legendary Ella Fitzgerald, as no one else can! Payne, the star of such Broadway
shows as Jelly’s Last Jam, Sophisticated Ladies and Blues in the Night,
“conjures the spirit of Ella” with her renditions of “A-Tisket, a-Tasket,”
“Sweet Georgia Brown,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” and “Mack the Knife,” as well as
many other Fitzgerald classics.
Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway - 4/11/2008, 8:00 pm
Anyone who loves Broadway musicals is in for a treat as this
powerhouse group of Broadway veteran singers hits the stage for a tribute to a
century of great tunes from the Great White Way. It's a jubilant revue of
Broadway's biggest numbers presented in concert form by the actual stars of such
shows as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISERABLES, AIDA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR,
and JEKYLL & HYDE. 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY spotlights Broadway's most beloved
songs, including treasures from Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and
Ebb, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
An Evening of Cole Porter - 4/13/2008, 8:00 pm
Starring soprano Kristi Davis and baritone John Rudolph, and
accompanied by Vicky Rosenblatt, this intimate evening will feature the music of
legendary composer Cole Porter.
Musical Celebration of Shirley Bassey - 4/14/2008, 8:00 pm
A Celebration of song honoring fifty musical years of Shirley Bassey
Written by Kathleen Peace
Arranged by Larry Smith and Kathleen Peace
From showstoppers to Bond, along with some of Shirley's personal
favorites, this night of sassy and sultry music takes you through a turbulent
and tenacious journey of Dame Shirley's career, as only Kathleen Peace can
perform it. Kathleen will move you to poignant lows and highs with her striking
style, and three-octave vocal range.
In her Cabaret debut, Kathleen Peace takes the stage with
Larry Smith on Grand Piano, and special guests Chicago based Geoffrey Lowe on
Bass, Skipper Kripitz on percussion, Tim Mc Alpine on Guitar and from Berkley in
Boston, Tim Mayer on Sax.
Lina Robles' Mother's Day Concert - 5/11/2008, 7:00 pm
Key West native Lina Robles will return from the University of
Florida to present a Mother’s Day tribute in the Cabaret at Tennessee Williams
Theatre. A seasoned performer, Robles’ sumptuous voice and charming presentation
will be the perfect gift for the well-deserving ‘mom’.
Evening of Jerry Herman - 12/14/2008 -
12/15/2008 8:00 pm
The lyrics of Jerry Herman - starring Risa Wachsman and Bruce Moore.
MARCH 18- April 12, 2008
By A. R. Gurney Directed by Joy Hawkins
Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as
delicious and dizzy as the one that begins this smash hit comedy. When
middle-aged Gregg returns to his Upper West Side apartment accompanied by
Sylvia, a frisky blonde he has just picked up in the park, he turns his life
upside down. The trouble is the frisky blonde is an irresistible dog who is
about to chew a hole in his 22-year old marriage. This show is a hilarious
commentary on mid-life and the role pets play in our lives. Reprising her tour
de force performance in one of the Barn’s most beloved tales is Marjorie
Paul-Shook as the adorable pooch, along with Richard Grusin and Mimi McDonald
from the original cast.
“Marjorie Paul-Shook sparkles, shines, bounces and flounces and acts altogether
doggy.” -The Key West Citizen
“Forget Lassie and Rin-Tin-Tin. I’ve never seen a dog portrait in films or on
the stage that quite matches the truth and wit of Sylvia.” -The New York Times
MAVIS AND THE THREE BEARS
Limited engagement, 2 weeks only ! April 22 - May 3, 2008
A Musical Fable Book and Lyrics by Blake Hunter
Music by Franko Richmond Directed by Joy Hawkins
Living in a doublewide trailer, working in a cafeteria and putting up with a
good for nothing boyfriend named Floyd can get a girl down but luck changes for
Mavis Fluck when she dyes her hair blonde and meets the adorable Bear family.
The incredible melodies of Franko Richmond and lyrics of Blake Hunter will tug
at your heartstrings and tap on your funny bone with songs like Spunk and A Grin
on My Face. However the surprise ending will ensure that this adult story is no
ordinary fairy tale. The Red Barn is proud to present this original musical
fable written by two of Key West’s most notable artists.
Limited engagement, 2 weeks only ! May 13 - May 24
A Collection of Shorts
Lots of Playwrights, Various Directors and All Kinds of Actors
Celebrating short attention span theatre, The Red Barn is proud to present a
collection of short plays with an exciting mixture of playwrights, directors and
actors. Included in the evening will be Libations written by Michael Marrero,
the winner of this summer’s successful collaboration between The Red Barn
Theatre and The Studios of Key West, One Night Stand – an original short play
competition. This theatrical venture will make for a very memorable, high-energy
evening—Key West style.
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Sunday/ Monday Series
MAR 23, 24, 30, 31, Apr. 6, 7
By Eve Ensler Directed by Carole MacCartee
Eve Ensler has put vaginas on the map. To be more accurate, she has put them all
over the globe, from Sarajevo to Johannesburg, from Antarctica to Manila, and
many places in between—over 800 productions have been staged in over 30
countries. The brilliance of the show is part stand-up routine, part
consciousness-raising session, part political rally, part market research
survey, part revival meeting, part group therapy, and part theatre. The Red Barn
enjoyed a huge success with this show and is bringing it back to Key West. You
won’t want to miss this roller coaster ride. Spread the word.
“ A bona fide phenomenon. Sex has never been funnier or more poignant.”
-The New York Times