The Play’s the thing, at Miami Palmetto Senior High

Local students will perform “Little Women,” the musical version, on October 28 and 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Miami Palmetto Senior High, 7460 SW 118th Street.The Broadway musical by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and book by Allan Knee is based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, which follows the saga of the March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they grow up in Civil War America. Students Elizabeth Cuenca, Meredith Flinn, Kayla Ladis, Brooke Sterling and Diane Hemingway will bring the characters to life on stage and drama teacher Robin Barson, a former actress herself, is looking forward to seeing all their efforts come to fruition.

“I am thrilled to bring this beautiful musical to our community,” said Barson. “We are so fortunate to have such incredibly talented students working so hard to present high quality, live theatre in our neighborhood. I hope that families will come out and take advantage of this wonderful experience.”

Presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI), General Admission tickets are just $10.

The Annual State of the Village Address, presented by Mayor Eugene Flinn, will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Palmetto Bay Municipal Center, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street, in Palmetto Bay. The sponsor is Baptist Heath South Florida. To R.S.V.P. call 305-259-1234. Be there or be square!

Something new… Village Manager Edward Silva will be hosting “Mondays with the Manager,” an informal after-work gathering each month during which residents drop by to discuss Village operations, parks, police, the Council Meeting agenda — and have a cup of coffee! The first one was October 5, but there’ll be more each Monday at the Municipal Center, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street.

Spooky! Village residents participating the recent “Pick the Flick” Movie Survey chose “Book of Life” as their Top Pick. The film will be shown Oct. 30 at Coral Reef Park to during the annual Halloween Party. It was reportedly close, but “Book of Life” barely beat out all the other movie choices. For info call 305-259-1234.

Movie fans, take note! Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival is hosting GEMS 2015 to whet Festivalgoers’ appetites for next year’s 33rd edition. GEMS is October 22 – 25 and premieres highly-touted films from Cannes, Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals; Oscar hopefuls; and many international box office sensations. All screenings will take place at MDC’s Tower Theater at 1508 SW 8th Street, Miami.Tickets: 1-844-565-6433 or

Thought of the Day:
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
— Edith Wharton

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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