ABT in West Palm Beach, March 2013
Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:57 AM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:41 AM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:02 AM
On the ABT Facebook page, ABT says (in answer to a question) that the 2013 Met season will be announced in mid-October. The 2012 Met season was announced (including principal casting!) on October 13, 2011.
I thought it was interesting that the Nutcracker BAM casting was announced last week, before tickets go on sale August 20. But we're still waiting for the casting for the City Center season, even though tickets for that have been for sale since July 23. I wonder if BAM and/or CC had anything to do with that.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:15 AM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:43 PM
Thanks, California, for the link. Yes, they've always had fundraisers in Palm Beach, but minus the appearance, so glad to see they will be performing. The Kravis is one of my favorite venues for dance or anything else. Beautiful theater - no bad seats - even on the sides of the nosebleed section. ( Please don't let them do The Leaves are Fading or Rodeo .....)
I love the Kravis lay out, but I hate the color scheme. I wish they had picked a different color scheme. I think the colors make it look a bit kitschy, but I guess I will live! LOL The lobby with grand staircase and big windows and the horseshoe shape of the inside is absolutely wonderful. My parents live in Jupiter (20 minutes north), so I have always made sure my visits coincided with opera (in the past) and now ballet.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:20 PM
I understand why you don't like the Arsht, but did you ever see the Dade County Auditorium which was where Florida Grand Opera performed? I think it was the main performing arts center for a long time. Oh, my God! It was like a high school auditorium. Truly a provincial center. Miami was in DESPERATE need of a new performing arts center. The Arsht is not ideal, but the Dade County Auditorium was a total joke when Miami suddenly took off in the late 80s. All the performing arts organizations were very embarrassed. I think everyone was so embarrassed by it.
The Arsht has a different set of problems but I don't think it is embarrassing. The lobby is too narrow, and it does have a coldness about it, but you don't go, "I feel like I am in a third world country!" like you did when you walked into the Dade County Auditorium!
Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:08 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:33 AM
Arsht actually reminds me of a cruise ship. I always thought that was the theme...Carnival Cruise Lines, to be exact. :-)
Yes, I think Carnival was the biggest donor until Arsht gave even more and the Center gave Carnival its donation back, I believe. I think it was designed to evoke a cruise ship. That is what I thought too, and it made sense when it was the Carnival Center. Thanks for reminding me of that!
Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:54 AM
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