Curtain to Rise Jan. 5 on Marathon Community Theater’s 2012 Season

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Singers, dancers and musicians are gearing up for a busy 2012 season of adventure, drama, skits and music at the Marathon Community Theater, located at 5101 Overseas Highway.

The 2012 slate of shows opens with “Dixie Swim Club,” running Jan. 5-28 and written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The comedy follows the lives and friendships of five southern women who, since college swim team days, gather each year for a long weekend sans … Read the rest

World Premiere of ‘Surviving Mommie Dearest’ Set for Oct. 19-20 in Key West

Joan CrawfordKEY WEST, Florida Keys — The world premiere of a one-woman multimedia show written by and starring Christina Crawford, author of the blockbuster memoir “Mommie Dearest,” is to be staged in Key West Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19-20. Performances are to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Road on the campus of Florida Keys Community College.

“Surviving Mommie Dearest” features Crawford’s intriguing personal insights into her childhood as the adopted daughter of film icon Joan … Read the rest