Performances

SAT JUL 13, 2019, 7PM/SHOW

Ben Wahlund

“Mile Marker Zero” is a recital length solo marimba work comprised of fifteen short, audience friendly pieces – a potpourri of musical memories collected around Key West as part of the Residencies at Key West Studios program. Ranging from jazz, to rock, funk, classical and more, Ben Wahlund’s eclectic voice on marimba and compelling storytelling for each piece is sure to engage audience members of all ages and backgrounds. (75 minutes)

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SUN JUN 23 & MON JUN 24, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

Classics of Comedy

Nichols and May. Abbott and Costello. Brooks and Reiner. Bob Newhart. Monty Python. Burnett, Korman, and Conway, and more! Theatre XP’s Summer Stage celebrates the giants of classic comedy by faithfully recreating their most famous bits and sketches. Join us for a night of belly laughs…punctuated by a few awkward chuckles.

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MON JUN 10, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

Twice Told Tales

The hit of Summer Stage returns for a third round of dueling monologues! Can the same words mean more than one thing? Twice Told Tales provides a fresh twist on a theatrical staple. Each monologue is presented by one director, but two actors, giving two wildly different takes on the material.

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SAT MAY 18, 2019, 7:30PM/BLUE HEAVEN CONCERT SERIES

Cottage Concert with Seth Glier

Glier brings his congenial stage presence back to Key West to perfect his songwriting skills in an artist residency. Taking a break from the creative process, he presents a stripped down outdoor show featuring favorite foot-stompers and new works. Join Glier “at home” on the back deck of the residency cottages for a unique springtime show.

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TUE-FRI JUN 4-7, 2019, 7PM/SHOW

The Pride, Presented by Fringe Theater

The Pride, a contemporary British drama, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, examines changing attitudes to sexuality between the late 1950s and current times. The story counterpoints two parallel love stories, one in 1958, the other in 2008. The Pride premiered in 2008 at Royal Court Theater to critical acclaim, winning the Laurence Olivier Award before making its Off-Broadway debut in 2010.

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WED-SUN MAY 22-26 & TUE-SAT MAY 28-JUN 1, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

Prime Time

Blake Hunter has penned a new musical following a female TV Executive in the 1970s who fights to keep her variety show afloat, her star husband in check and temptation at bay. Under the direction of Murphy Davis, the script takes off, propelled by commanding performances and a whiff of classic TV nostalgia.

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FRI MAY 10, 2019, 4PM/SHOW

Key West Songwriters Festival

The largest festival of its kind in the world celebrates its 23rd year as both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights of big stars in intimate settings, introducing audiences to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

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FRI MAY 3, 2019/EVENT

Mermaid Truth or Consequences: A Survivalist Game Show with Elizabeth Doud

This interactive game show, hosted by radical mermaids, spills out of a parked Airstream allowing visitors the chance to strike up conversations with environmental experts. An irreverent approach to climate change conversation, this event is one-part game show, one-part science jam, and one-part mermaid magic. A wildly imaginative approach to tackling a difficult topic!

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FRI APR 26, 2019, 8PM/BLUE HEAVEN CONCERT SERIES

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Tara O’Grady’s music, which encompasses jazz, blues, folk and Americana, can be heard around the globe. The songstress channels the style of the 1920s and the energy of the 1950s in her foot-tapping live shows.

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SAT APR 20, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

Celebrate Cuba with Cortadito

Cortadito brings explosive energy to early 20th century Cuban arrangements, evoking a time when Cuban music was influencing sounds throughout the globe. Occasionally, guest musicians back Cortadito, creating a sound reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. Celebrate the release of the ensemble’s latest album, Canciones de Julio, with house-made mojitos and cigars hand-rolled on site.

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