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Musical theaters

No, we're not talking theaters that do musicals, though both of these in-the-news companies do.  On the same day -- how weird is that? -- we learn that two of South Florida's most honored companies, GableStage and Florida Stage, are moving

GableStage, you already know if you read my story in Tuesday's Miami Herald, has been chosen as the new "theater operator" at the long-shuttered Coconut Grove Playhouse  What that means is that Joseph Adler and company will be leaving Coral Gables for the Grove, but not 'til 2012 at the earliest  But it's a big step for South Florida's theater godfather (which we mean in the very nicest way) and his theater, which will double its seating capacity from 150 to 300.  So congrats!

And just because we're obsessive-compulsive, when we checked our e-mail late tonight, we learned that Florida Stage will move from Manalapan to the Marshall E. Rinker Sr. Playhouse at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach in July.  It will remain an autonomous company, but the facilities at the Kravis (not to mention the nearby eateries at City Place) should be a cool enhancement for Florida Stage's avid audience.  Just thought you'd want to know.  More tomorrow.

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