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Monday, January 27, 2020


Actors' Playhouse is thrilled to announce the complete cast for its production of global smash-hit musical "Mamma Mia" playing January 22-February 23, 2020 at the Miracle Theatre.

A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, told through the story telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, propel this enchanting tale of love, romance and friendship into one of the most unforgettable musicals of all time.

Tickets now on sale by calling 305 444-9293, or visiting or at the Actors Playhouse Box Office 280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables Fl 33134. Please visit the Actors' Playhouse website for more information.

I recommend this highly energetic musical with a live orquestra and great talent, come and feel the songs that made history. An impressive and elegant stage design set.

Congratulations to the MAMMA MIA actors, singers, musicians, dancers and David Arisco Artistic Director.


Sunday, November 10, 2019

"RING OF FIRE" The Music of Johnny Cash

 By Gloria Alfonso/Miami Review News

Actors' Playhouse presents "Ring of Fire" The Music of Johnny Cash, From the iconic songs of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about his life and family dating back to the early 1940's and 1950's, his struggle with drugs, his faith in God and his success.

Five extremely talented performers actors, singers, musicians who play different instruments, some comedy mixed with drama and music. Featuring songs "I Walk The Line" which he wrote to his first wife Vivian, "A Boy Named Sue," "Ring of Fire" and much more of his early hits.

Katie Barton and Scott Moreau 
The portrait of Man in Black is a true crowd favorite, a show you don't want to miss, full of electrifying energy, lots of great music, excellent direction, a real life story of this unique musical legend. 

Directed by Ben Hope, great performance by Scott Moreau (Johnny Cash) has a distintive voice with deep, low, calm-bass unique baritone tone, Katie Barton (June Carter), Eric Scott Anthony, Marcy McGuigan and Spiff Wiegand.  The creative team includes Set Design by Jodi Dellaventura, Lightning Design by Eric Nelson, Sound by Shaun Mitchell and Costume Design by Katie Barton and Debbie Barton. 
Gloria Alfonso/ MRN Publisher

Tickets can be purchased by calling 305 444-9293 or visiting  Actors' Playhouse is located at 280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables Fl 33134. Final performance will take place on December 8th 2019. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. 

Gloria Alfonso and Mary Fernandez

Mary Fernandez
Actors' Playhouse is celebrating 32 years of great cultural offerings a a Florida Presenting Cultural Organization.

Friday, July 12, 2019


It is illegal to dump dogs like trash in the Redland area in South Florida Homestead. If you see someone dumping, abusing, need to call 311 immediately. If you see something say something! Local authorities have a civic duty and responsibility for the welfare of the communities and an important function for the control and protection of the Animals as well as Environmental, it is imperative to revisit, change and enforce Animal Cruelty Law already in place in Miami Dade County. Make laws stricter and stronger, increase penalties and fines instead of slap on the wrist.

This is a serious crime and it needs to stop, our animals deserve more protection from irresponsible  people. Our community is requiring protection and accountability.

Constituents voted 65% approving the Pet Trust and Mayor Gimenez along with kill shelter Alex Munoz did nothing about these animals allowing them to die painful deaths in the streets, the Redlands, The Everglades, Naranja rather than overwhelm the shelter and tank their lie of 93%. Alex Munoz needs to send not only their MDAS employees as far south as Homestead but he also needs to go himself, he lies and claims he does, all fake news. Getting salaries and benefits without doing their jobs, not helping the community and not delivering the promised vote from all of us constituents who put Gimenez in office over 5 years ago.

Shame on Gimenez for his incompetence. A new humane management be instilled not with a governmental hack like Munoz but an experienced and responsible Shelter Director.

Enough is Enough! Get your butt moving and fund the Pet Fund Trust not colluding with Munoz to unfund it. 



Thursday, March 28, 2019

"MEMPHIS" The Musical

Coral Gables, Fl-Actor's Playhouse Opening Night of the smash hit musical "Memphis" was a total success.

Playing now through April 7, 2019. Featuring an impressive ensemble of South Florida and New York's finest triple-threat performers, regional theater favorites from across the country and a member of the Broadway National Tour of Memphis.

The principal cast features Eddie Egan as Huey (The New York Radio City Christmas Spectacular; West Side Story; La Mirada Theatre), Gabrielle Graham as Felicia (It shoulda Been You, Actor's Playhouse), Chaz Rose as Delray (Off-Broadway; black Angels Over Tuskegee and She Likes Girls), Margot Moreland as Mama (It shoulda Been You, Soundheim On Sondheim, at Actors Playhouse), David Berry as Gator (Dreamgirls, Marquee Theater), Mark Sanders as Mr. Simmons (Carrousel, Ragtime at Actors Playhouse) and Jerrial T Young as Bobby (Bobby in the Broadway National Tour of Memphis).

Great Cast...Great Performances....Great Show....Great Musical....Great Production....Great Dancing and Singing...Great Story and Great Band. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations. Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer Felicia Farrell. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.

Call to reserve your seats today at 305 444-9293
or visit 



Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia.

Whistleblowers told the Democrat-led House panel it could destabilise the Middle East boosting nuclear weapon proliferation.

President Donald Trump met nuclear power developers at the White House on February 12 to discuss building plants in Middle Eastern nations, including Saudi Arabia.

And Mr. Trump's son-in-law, White House advisor Jared Kushner, will be touring the Middle East this month to discuss the economics of the Trump's administra

tion peace plan.

Critics say giving Saudi Arabia access US nuclear technology would spark a dangerous arms race in the volatile region.

The House report is based on accounts and documents showing communication between Trump administration officials and nuclear power companies.

It states that "within the US, strong private commercial interests have been pressing aggressively for the transfer of highly sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia".

These commercial entities could "reap billions of dollars through contracts associated with constructing and operating nuclear facilities in Saudi Arabia".

Mr. Trump is reportedly "directly engaged in the effort". As well as Rick Perry, Kushner and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was found guilty of lying about Russian contacts by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The White House has yet to comment on the report.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents Richard Bean’s Award-Winning British Comedy One Man, Two Guvnors

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – January 14, 2019 – Actors’ Playhouse is proud to continue its 2018-19 Season with Richard Bean’s internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. This award-winning comedy will play January 23 – February 10, 2019 at the Miracle Theatre.

Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses – who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue – all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four.

The company features Wesley Slade (Hand to God, GableStage) as Francis Henshall, Cliff Burgess (Unnecessary Farce, Actors’ Playhouse) as Stanley Stubbers, Clay Cartland (The Toxic Avenger, Actors’ Playhouse) as Alan, Christopher Chisholm (Fiddler on the Roof, The Banyan Bowl) as Harry Dangle, Anna Lise Jensen (Once, Actors’ Playhouse) as Dolly, Paul Louis (Real Men, Off-Broadway, New World Stages and Regionally, Actors’ Playhouse) as Charlie “The Duck” Clench, Christian Ortega (A Christmas Carol, The Musical; Actors’ Playhouse) as Gareth, Krystal Millie Valdes (Crooked, Thinking Cap Theatre) as Rachel Crabbe, Phillip Andrew Santiago (Havana Music Hall, Actors’ Playhouse) as Alfie, Leah Sessa (Company, MNM Theatre Company) as Pauline Clench and Reggie Whitehead (All The Way, Actors’ Playhouse) as Lloyd Boateng.

One Man, Two Guvnors includes toe-tapping music by a skiffle band featuring accomplished musicians Daniel Bailey (Musical Director/bass), Lukas Webber (percussion), Erik Fabregat (lead vocals and guitar) and Chase Maddox (electric guitar).


Ticket prices range from $30 to $75. Tickets can be purchased by calling (305) 444-9293, visiting, or at the Actors’ Playhouse Box Office (280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134). The theatre offers 10 percent off all weekday performances for seniors and $15 student rush tickets to any performance 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Group discounted rates are offered for 15 patrons or more through the group sales department at (305) 444-9293 ext. 1 or on

Sunday, December 9, 2018


The friction between the United States and China on a range of issues threatens to slow global action on climate change at a critical time.

The emissions produced by both countries account for more than 40 percent of the global total-and those emissions went up this year. That fact is hovering over Katowice, Poland, where the United Nations is leading two weeks of talks on how to implement the Paris Agreement.

In the U.S., the Trump administration is hurriedly clearing the way for oil exploration in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, seen above, as part of the administration's campaign to exploit fossil fuels and erase restrictive policies protecting the environment and addressing global warming.

After reviewing the permit application, Peter Nelson, director of federal lands at the advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife, said: "One thing is pretty notable: how many inaccuracies and missing pieces of information there are. It really provides more evidence that industry and the Trump administration are being pretty reckless with this process."

Oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge- a vast wilderness in northeastern Alaska those coastal plain is home to polar bears in winter and porcupine caribou and hundreds of migratory bird species in summer-has sparked a fierce debate for four decades. No drilling has been done there since it became a refuge in 1980 and no seismic work has been done since the mid-1980s. 

Jenny Keatinge, a senior federal lands policy analyst at Defenders of Wildlife, said in an interview that conducting seismic testing when polar bears have retreated to dens could imperil the federally threatened Southern Beaufort Sea populations, of which there are roughly 900 polar bears left. She noted that 77 percent of the coastal plain is designated as critical habitat for polar bears.

Given the effects of climate change, "those bears are using the coastal plain more and more, " Keatinge said.

Keatinge questioned why the firm's proposal did not include detailed maps of areas to be excluded from testing, or how it would address the harm that could stem from the disturbance that could result from the operation. Some caribou winter on the plain, and additional caribou come in during the spring, she said, when the seismic exploration may still be underway.

"They don't identify sensitive wetland areas or sensitive wildlife areas," she said of the firm, adding that when it comes to the prospect of federal approval, "we are ready to fight any attempt by the administration to shortcut any protection for the coastal plain and the people and wildlife it supports."

Now we know why President Trump continuously says that "climate change is a hoax" and truly this is due to the influence from these oil companies pumping money into his own pipeline as well as many of his dirty businesses he owns and manages....big money in his dirty pocket!