So its fitting that Rising Action Theatre (840 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) chose John Kanes award-winning musical, The 11 OClock Number, as their climactic second production after the opening of their new Fort Lauderdale digs. The play itself is a bit quirky: Bobby Dupree, a huge fan of classic musicals, receives a beat up old Scrabble set for his 45th birthday thats rumored to have belonged to the Great Dame of Broadway herself, Ethel Merman. Mermans been dead since ΄84, of course, but when her copy of Scrabble gets busted out
well, lets just say she cant resist a good match. Chances are Merman will be notching another 11 oclock number in her belt, even if its from beyond the grave. The show runs Thursday through Sunday until January 13. Tickets start at $30, and for $55 you get dinner too, courtesy of Primavera Restaurant. Visit www.risingactiontheatre.com, or call 800-595-4849.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 4. Continues through Jan. 13, 2008