2017 South Florida Theater Calendar

Several companies stage previews while the production is fine-tuned. The range of dates listed below may begin with preview performances. Please ask theater staff when making reservations when opening night is scheduled.

While we will strive to keep this as current as possible, all information is provided by the theaters and is subject to change.

 

 

Dec. 9-Jan. 22

Vegas . . . A Night on the Strip
Stage Door Theater, Theater 2
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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and Feb. 3-12

Willow Theatre in Boca Raton

This revue is all that you love about the old days of Vegas presented the only way that Vegas knows how. The show dives into the history that made the city of Las Vegas a hot destination for entertainers from around the world. Featuring music from some of Vegas’ most memorable icons; Frank, Sammy & Dean, Elvis and countless others grace the stage once again for a night of vintage Vegas entertainment. Songs will include Luck Be A Lady!, High Roller, Wild Card, Big Spender and more.

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Jan. 12-Feb. 26

West Side Story
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333
thewick.org

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Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. They struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice in this musical.

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Jan. 17-March 12

Shear Madness
Florida Repertory Theater
ArtStage Studio Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488
floridarep.org

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One of the longest-running nonmusical plays in the world, by Paul Pörtner. The comedy is set in a hair salon. The landlady is murdered. Time to solve the crime. Previews Jan. 17-19.

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Jan. 23

The Long Reunion
McArt New Play Readings’ series
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/upcoming-events/

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Daisy, Billy and Jimmy attended their high school reunions for 65 years, sharing magic moments, laughter, grievances and more than a little animosity. A new play by Jack Gilhooey, directed by Peter Pileski.

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Jan. 25-March 26

WaistWatchers The Musical!
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens
(855) 448-7469
waistwatchersthemusical.com/

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This is set in Cook’s Women’s Gym and takes a light-hearted look at four women dealing with food, friendship, love, life and sex!

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Feb. 1-26

 Carousel
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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The poignant and heartbreaking story of the faithful Julie and her brutish husband Billy is one of the most powerful books in musical theatre history and perfectly matches its extraordinary score with the memorable songs “If I Loved You,” “June is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and Billy Bigelow’s famous “Soliloquy.”  Tony Award-winning music by Richard Rodgers with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; based on the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnar as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer.

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Feb. 1 – 26

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center/Studio Theatre 2nd Floor
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
866-811-4111
ajewgrowsinbrooklyn.com

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From the streets of Brooklyn and struggle with his family’s survivor past, to the laughter and rebirth of a Catskills nightclub – with music, humor and multi-media – Jake Ehrenreich recreates his unforgettable journey of discovery – now made more famous in his critically acclaimed bestselling book by the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers.

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Feb. 2 – 25

Real Women Have Curves
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

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This comedy by Josefina Lopez takes place in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles and features five Mexican-American women.  The story deals with the immigrant experience as well as celebrating the individual and collective power of full-figured women and the bonding that takes place when challenged to succeed.

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Feb. 3-March 5

Collected Stories
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
palmbeachdramaworks.org

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Whose life is it, anyway? Loyalty vs. creative freedom is the moral issue at the center of this play by Donald Margulies, in which the protégée of an established author writes a novel based on her mentor’s affair with a famous poet.

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Feb. 9 – March 12

Shooting Porn! Live on Stage!
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale
818-590-4448
empirestage.com/

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The play examines two directors and three actors working in the world of the gay adult film industry in the ’90s. Davenport originates the role of Lucas Lovett, inspired by adult film star Glenn Marsh (“Blue Blake”), who was found dead in his London apartment in October 2015. Before becoming a porn actor, “Blake” was a marine and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

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Feb. 10 – 26

Cactus Flower
Actors Community Theater
The Davie Pine Island Multi-Purpose Center
3801 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie
(954) 327-3941
davie-fl.gov/gen/DavieFL_SpclPrjcts/act?textPage=1

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This is a story of a philandering dentist who keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children. When the ruse threatens to catch up with him, he drafts his prickly nurse to pose as his “wife”. She blossoms and he finds himself falling in love with the lovely “cactus flower” right under his very nose. This production may contain language and content that some may find offensive or not suitable for themselves or younger persons.

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Feb. 10-March 26

The Bris, The Bar-Mitzvah & Beyond!!
Stage Door Theater, Theater 2
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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This new comedy takes Gary and Max Shapiro through a lifetime, stopping to visit with them at Max’s bris and bar-mitzvah and the other rites of passage that bring Jewish Fathers and sons together.

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Feb. 12 – 26

Disgraced
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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There are some things that you just shouldn’t discuss at a party. What begins as innocent table conversation among four friends explodes when the topic turns to current events, leaving everyone’s relationships and beliefs about race and identity in pieces. But will their friendship survive? This Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines the stories we share with our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves.

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Feb. 12-March 4

The Lion in Winter
Curtain Call Playhouse, Inc.
A Touring Theater Company
2500 SE 3rd St., Pomano Beach
Performing Venue TBA
(954) 784-0768
curtaincallplayhouse.com

Here is the story of the Plantagenet family, locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom, as well as King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183

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Feb. 14-March 5

Into That Darkness
Outré Theatre Company
503 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton
(954) 300-2149
outretheatrecompany.com/

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In 1971, London-based journalist Gitta Sereny (whose family fled the Nazis in Austria in 1938) interviewed Franz Stangl, the commandant of the Treblinka death camp. During those seventy hours of interviews in a Düsseldorf prison, Sereny repeatedly pressed Stangl on his part in the deaths of 900,000 men, women, and children in the gas chambers of Treblinka. Nineteen hours after the conclusion of those interviews, Stangl died of a heart attack. These interviews, and interviews with family and colleagues of Stangl, became the book Into That Darkness, published in 1974 and adapted for the stage by Robert David MacDonald in 1994.  After receiving permission from the estates of both Mr. MacDonald and Ms. Sereny, Outré is humbled to bring the U.S. premiere presented in conjunction with Showtime Performing Arts Theatre.

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Feb. 14-March 8

To Kill a Mockingbird
Florida Repertory Theater
Historic Arcade Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488
floridarep.org

Map to Theater

The timeless American classic by Harper Lee comes to life onstage. Adapted by Christopher Sergel. Previews Feb. 14-16.

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Feb. 17 – 26

 Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR
Area Stage Company
Stage I and II
Student Production
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
areastagecompany.com/

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The classic tale of toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz; book by David Stern. Ages 6-11.

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Feb. 17 – 26

The Spitfire Grill
Florida Atlantic University
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539
fauevents.com/

Map to Theater

This musical celebrates the generosity of the human spirit. When Percy, a feisty parolee, arrives in the small town of Gilead, she gets a job at the Spitfire Grill, meets the local residents, and charms them all so thoroughly that she revitalizes the town’s soul and restores hope to its people.

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Feb. 19 – 21

Don Pasquale
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/event/don-pasquale/

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Don Pasquale tries to meddle with a young man and woman in love. They get back at him by playing the prank of a lifetime – she marries him! Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

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Feb. 22

Beau Jest
B’nai Torah Theatre Series
B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton
(561) 392-8566
www.bnai-torah.org

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Sarah Goldman is a nice Jewish girl with a problem:  her parents want her married – to a nice Jewish boy, of course. They’ve never met Sarah’s boyfriend, Chris Kringle, who doesn’t exactly fit that description, so to make them happy she invents Dr. David Steinberg – the man of their dreams.  When they insist upon meeting Dr. Steinberg, Sarah contacts an escort service to provide her with a Jewish date – but instead they send her Bob Schroeder, an out of work actor who agrees to perform the impersonation.  Sarah’s mother – armed with challah and lokshen kugel sets out to snare this Beau for her daughter. By James Sherman; produced and directed By Shari Upbin.

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Feb. 22 – 27

Cock Talk
Fringe Theater Key West
The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street, Key West
(305) 731-0581
fringetheater.org/

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Think ‘Vagina Monologues’ for men and you’ve the basic concept behind the presentation Daniel, Richie, and Jimmy planned. Just three guys talking about …. well, you know. But the best laid plans are not always laid …  and their evening takes an unexpected turn. This new script from a local playwright is very funny and surprisingly touching.  Oh come on …. Not like that! You know what we mean. Very adult topic. Decidedly not family friendly — unless you mean “family.” In that case, it’s VERY “family” friendly.  Written by Wayne Keller Language/Sexual Content.

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Feb. 22-March 5

The Little Mermaid
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

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In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric.

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Feb. 23

Remembering Joan Rivers
Levis JCC in association with Words Alive
Beifield Auditorium
21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton
(561) 558-2512
levisjcc.org/culture/music_theater/

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Reminisces about the famous comedienne..

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Feb. 23-March 4

Spring Awakening
Jerry Herman Ring Theater
University of Miami Dept. of Theater Arts
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
(305) 284-3355
ringtheatre@miami.edu

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An angsty, rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood. The landmark musical, winner of 8 Tony awards and recently revived on Broadway, is a fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll.

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Feb. 23-March 5

Xanadu
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Abdo New River Room
Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
Slowburntheatre.org

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This roller-skating musical, based on the cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, is about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you. Roll and sing along to along to the hits “Magic,” “All Over The World,” “Suddenly,” “I’m Alive,” “Evil Woman,” “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “Xanadu,” all composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. This event contains adult language or content.

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Feb. 23-March 12

¡Fuácata! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe
Zoetic Stage
Carnival Studio Theater
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(877) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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This one-woman tour-de-force performance brings more than 20 Latina women to life on stage by weaving together tales of love, marriage, immigration, and identity through stories and song. A world premiere collaboration between Zoetic Stage Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer and three-time Carbonell Award-winning Cuban-American actress Elena María García, this comedy explores what means to be Latina in today’s America, where politicians speak of building walls while tourism booms in Havana. Directed by Stuart Meltzer.

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Feb. 23-March 12

Audience and Protest
Mad Cat Theater
MTC SandBox
9816 NE 2nd Ave Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550
madcattheatre.org/

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Written in 1978, Audience by Vaclav Havel deals with the travails of Havel’s alter-ego Ferdinand Vanek – recently released from jail for anti-government activities. Vanek is stuck in the bleak office of the foreman of the brewery where he has been forced into menial labor. The tedious bureaucracy and constant paranoia of life under the Communists have driven the foreman to alcoholism and to the brink of insanity – he is prone to bouts of rage and despair.

In Protest, Havel’s alter ego Ferdinand Valek has escaped his hellish office to visit the middle-class home of one of his friends. He is hoping to convince his old friend Stanek to sign a petition renouncing the regime. Both plays seek to shine a light on the darkness of censorship and tyrannical rule.

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Feb. 23-March 18

Love and Human Remains
Infinite Abyss
The Abyss Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 326-7767
infinite-abyss.org/

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David McMillan is a former actor and current waiter. Together with his book reviewing roommate Candy and his best friend Bernie, David encounters a number of seductive strangers in their search for love and sex. However, the games turn ugly when it appears one of their number might be a serial killer. Love and Human Remains (by Brad Fraser) was immediately controversial for its violence, nudity, frank dialogue, and sexual explicitness

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Feb. 24 – 26

Once Upon a Mattress
Performance Theater
Don Taft University Center
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 262-7632
nova.edu

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A comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. It opened off-Broadway in May 1959, and then moved to Broadway. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea.

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Feb. 24-March 19

She Loves Me
Pembroke Pines Theatre Of Performing Arts
Susan B. Katz Theatre
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884
pptopa.com/

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Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash, who are at odds with each other at work, fall in love when they become each other’s secret pen pal.  She Loves Me has a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof); book by Joe Masteroff, with Beverley Shanahan as director; Michael Biggs as assistant director; Michael Day as musical director and Del Marrero as choreographer.

 

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Feb. 24-April 9

The Kid from Brooklyn
Stage Door Theater, Theater 1
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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Based on the turbulent and triumphant life of Danny Kaye, this musical chronicles Kaye’s career and his relationships on and off the stage as we follow the rise of Danny Kaye from an undisciplined improvisational comic to his success under the guidance of his wife, Sylvia Fine. Songs include “Tchaikovsky,” “By Jingo,” “Minnie the Moocher” and “Inchworm,” among others. The Kid From Brooklyn features the work of songwriters Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Sylvia Fine, Rodgers & Hart, Frank Loesser and Cole Porter and more.

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Feb. 25 – 26

Uncle Philip’s Coat
Levi’s JCC West Boca Theater Company
Beifield Auditorium
21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton
(561) 558-2512
levisjcc.org/culture/music_theater/

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There is more than meets the eye with Uncle Philip’s Coat. This special coat has a very unusual history —it literally saves Philips life, and in turn, becomes a metaphor for man’s road to self-realization. Though a seemingly worthless garment, the threads of the coat hold together family stories and journeys of the human spirit. The coat everyone in this family once wanted to destroy becomes a precious artifact…the coat of dreamers. Winner, Best Production of a play in the 2015 United Solo Theater Festival in New York.

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Feb. 26

Swan Lake
Russian National Ballet Theater
Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org

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Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2016–17 Dance Series. Among the world’s greatest love stories and the most loved in the classical ballet repertoire, Swan Lake tells the fairytale of a beautiful princess, a passionate prince and the evil spell that threatens their happiness together.

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Feb. 28-March 25

Avenue Q
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015
waterfrontplayhouse.org

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Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book and one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a recent college grad. He and his friends struggle to find decent jobs, stable relationships and a purpose in life in a musical. Music and lyrics by Jeff Marx & Robert Lopez; book by Jeff Whitty; directed by Danny Weathers; musical director: Michael Fauss. Previews: Feb. 28 & March 1.

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March 2

Annie
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471
kravis.org/

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Based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, this brand new incarnation of the Broadway smash is directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro. Sponsored by John D. Herrick.

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March 2 – 5

Jewtopia
Levi’s JCC West Boca Theater Company
Beifield Auditorium
21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton
(561) 558-2512
levisjcc.org/culture/music_theater/

 Map To Theater

In this comedy by by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson, Christian O’Connell has met the girl of his dreams in Alison Marks. Unfortunately, Christian told Alison that his name was Avi Rosenberg, and that he was Jewish – neither of which is true. Desperate to keep up the illusion, he turns to his childhood best friend, Adam Lipschitz , to teach him how to “act Jewish.” But Adam has problems of his own, with a non-Jewish fiancée pushing him closer to a mental breakdown as their wedding approaches. With the best intentions, Adam and Christian attempt to help each other out, but things quickly go completely wrong when cultures collide and chaos ensues! Jewtopia is presented by special permission of Samuel French.

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March 2 – 19

The Sugar Bean Sisters
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
866-811-4111
lakeworthplayhouse.org/

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A Southern Gothic comedy written by Nathan Sanders tells the story of romance, murder and alien abduction and the Nettle sisters determination to escape spinsterhood: Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the “space people” return for another visit. A strange bird-like woman suddenly appears out of the darkness and cane fields of Buster Swamp, setting in motion a chain of extraordinary events. Lies begin to unravel and the truth is revealed as the Sugar Bean Sisters hatch a diabolical plot in search of happiness.

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March 3 – 5

Annie
Broadway Across America
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org.

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Leapin’ Lizards! This musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, it’s a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.

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March 3 – 11

Crazy for You
West Boca Drama Department
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 672-2066
boxoffice@wbhsdrama.com

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Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical, Crazy For You includes such memorable Gershwin tunes include “I Can’t Be Bothered Now,” “I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” “Embraceable You,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” This high production is a high-energy comedy featuring plot twists, mistaken identity, dance numbers, and classic Gershwin music. This award-winning musical pays homage to one of the greatest songwriting teams of the twentieth century.

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March 3 – 12

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
KWP Productions
Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor’s Rep
1009 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
(561) 339-4687
kwpproductions.com/

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An eclectic group of six-graders arrives at a spelling bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyper-allergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. Conceived by Rebecca Feldman; additional material by Jay Reiss; Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin

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March 3 – 12  

Good Mourning
The Playgroup, LLC
Performing at Willow Theatre, Sugar Sand Park Community Center
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948
theplaygroupllc.com.

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Mildly neurotic writer Scott Newton hates therapy. He tried it once, it didn’t work. But now his problems have become overwhelming and the worst of it is his mother, who used to help him through everything, is dying. In desperation he turns to a new therapist, who is literally a NEW therapist – just got her license three weeks ago. Everything about her annoys Scott, from her lack of a couch, to her ‘endorphin therapy’, to her unprofessional penchant for hugging. He is so outta there. But when the worst happens and his mother does pass away…why does he come back?

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March 3 – 19

Capitol Steps
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471
kravis.org/

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The Capitol Steps’ ever-changing bipartisan riot, which began in 1981, pokes fun of vote madness with songs from their current album, What to Expect When You’re Electing, as well as How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea, Ain’t No Pipeline Now It’s Gone and The iMpossible iWatch. See Hillary Clinton serve (server?) up a show tune, Donald Trump make a rock song great and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do ballet. Sponsored by Donald and Linda Silpe

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March 4 – 26

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Play
Little Haiti Cultural Complex Theatre
212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami
(305) 998-5825
incidentsplay.com

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Born a slave, Harriet Jacobs was constantly tormented by her master; and finding no other way to escape his unwanted advances, she went into hiding for nearly seven years. Incidents Play portrays her incredible and inspiring story of how she found the strength to overcome adversity.

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March 6

The Berenstain Bears Live!
Family Matters, the Musical
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922
OldSchoolSquare.org

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Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this show brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life.  As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food.

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March 6

The Camp
McArt New Play Readings’ series
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/upcoming-events/

Map To Theater

With the war over and the camps of Eastern Europe liberated, a Pandora’s Box is opened.  Disgusted by the Nazis’ crimes against mankind, a U.S. Army general ignites a battle of wills with a village of “good people” who claim to have known nothing of the horrors in their own backyard. A new play by Michael McKeever, directed by Margaret M. Ledford.

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March 8-April 9

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Curtain Call Playhouse, Inc.
A Touring Theater Company
2500 SE 3rd St., Pomano Beach
Performing Venue TBA
(954) 784-0768
curtaincallplayhouse.com

Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. This musical has dating and waiting . . . love and marriage . . . the agonies of in-laws, newborns . . . and trips in the family car.

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March 9 – 12

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Cabaret Series
Black Box Theater
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
smdcac.org/events/
(786) 573-5300

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This Off-Broadway comedy is a one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, and is based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.

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March 9 – 12

Rene’s Tale (El Cuento de René)
On.Stage Blackbox
MDCA
2901 W. Flagler Street. Miami
(954) 519-2533
arcaimages.org

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Rene’s Tale (El Cuento de René) is a collection of tales by Cuban writer Rene Ariza, staged and adapted for the theatre by Larry Villanueva who also features as an actor in the play along with Ariel Texidó, Rosy Inguanzo, Andy Barbosa and Carlos Acosta-Milián. Black humor and the horror of a society entrapped in suspicion, misunderstandings and paranoia, is the central theme of the overall tale. Who doesn’t have a story to tell? Each character recounts the same theme from their personal delirious perspective and simple wit.  Performances in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English.

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March 9-April 9

Guys and Dolls
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333
thewick.org

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Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Join Nathan, Adelaide, Sky, and Sarah in this musical comedy. It features song such as “Luck Be A Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

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March 10-12

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn
Coral Springs Performing Arts Center
2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs
(954) 344-9550
coralspringscenterforthearts.com/ 

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From the streets of Brooklyn and struggle with his family’s survivor past, to the laughter and rebirth of a Catskills nightclub – with music, humor and multi-media – Jake Ehrenreich recreates his unforgettable journey of discovery – now made more famous in his critically acclaimed bestselling book by the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers.

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March 10 – 12

Rigoletto
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
kravis.org

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Powerful forces unravel this tale of a father’s love, deception, debauchery and revenge. Originally named “The Curse,” the lives of a hunch-backed jester and a lecherous duke collide in this story of a daughter abducted, a father outraged, and a curse fulfilled. Rigoletto will be sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Conductor for this production is Antonello Allemandi, making his Palm Beach Opera debut, with Jay Lesenger serving as director.

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March 10 – 26

Heathers
Area Stage Company
Stage III
Student Production
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
areastagecompany.com/

Map To Theater

Based on the cult-classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under. By Laurence O’Keefe, Kevin Murphy. Ages 15+.

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March 15 – 25

The Glass Menagerie
Fringe Theater Key West
The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street, Key West
(305) 731-0581
fringetheater.org/

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Tom invites us personally into Tennessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical play and introduces us to the members of a family whose love both sustained and suffocated him.  Their story is drenched with fierce commitment, stifling expectations, burgeoning sexuality, and a longing for more.  Presented in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, produced annually by the Tennessee Williams Exhibit in Key West. This play will also be presented to Monroe County high school students thanks, in part, to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys 20/20 Arts Program. Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson.

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March 16 – 19

Love, Loss & What I Wore
Levi’s JCC West Boca Theater Company
Beifield Auditorium
21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton
(561) 558-2512
levisjcc.org/culture/music_theater/

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This intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman and uses clothing and accessories as a time capsule of a woman’s life to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to. Love Loss & What I Wore is presented by special permission of Dramatists Play Service.

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March 16-April 2

 Big River
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Amaturo Theater
Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
Slowburntheatre.org

Map To Theater

Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River.  With an award-winning score by Roger Miller, this musical provides a theatrical celebration of pure Americana. Book by William Hauptmann; directed and choreographed by Patrick Fitzwater.

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March 17-April 9

Breadcrumbs
Theatre at Arts Garage
BlackBox
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
(561) 450-6357
artsgarage.org/

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A writer’s memory jumps between past and present in this supernatural thriller by Jennifer Haley and directed by Keith Garsson. A social worker is assigned to the mysterious Alida, a reclusive fiction writer. In a symbiotic battle of wills, they delve into the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy that shatters their notions of language and loneliness.

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March 18 – 20

Ariadne auf Naxos
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/event/ariadne-auf-naxos/

Map To Theater

Sometimes when two worlds collide, something unexpected and amazing happens. Here Richard Strauss combines a tragic opera with a romantic farce in lavish 18th century Vienna. When the wealthiest man in Vienna throws an opulent party to dazzle his guests, proverbial fireworks erupt when a traditional opera group and a slapstick comedy troupe are forced to perform at the same time, in order to keep the real fireworks on schedule. Sung in German with English translations projected above the stage.

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March 18 – 25

Before Night Falls
Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
of Miami-Dade County / Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org/

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Based on the famous memoir of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas by Jorge Martín, this follows Arenas’ life from childhood poverty in the Cuban countryside to his emigration to the United States in the 1980 Mariel boatlift, and his last decade in New York City. Disillusioned by the Cuban Revolution and persecuted by the Castro regime as a dissident writer and homosexual, the opera follows his trials and tribulations as a political prisoner forced to smuggle his manuscripts abroad for publication. In 2000, Before Night Falls was made into an award-winning feature film directed by Julian Schnabel and starring Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp.

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March 21-April 2

Something’s Rotten!
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

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Set in 1595, this comedy tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical!

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March 21-April 9

Gypsy
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this story follows the dreams and efforts of a powerhouse stage mother to get her two daughters into show business. This Tony Award®-winning hit musical features songs by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim.

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March 21-April 12

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Florida Repertory Theater
Historic Arcade Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488
floridarep.org

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An eclectic group of six-graders arrives at a spelling bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. A Tony-winning musical with music & lyrics by William Finn; book by Rachel Sheinkin; conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Previews March 21-23.

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March 22

Barefoot in the Park
Montana Repertory Theater
Bailey Hall
3501 Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884
baileyhall.org

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary season, Montana Repertory Theatre presents a revival of this Neil Simon classic. Through comedy, Simon explores love, relationship, marriage, and family––the pangs of loss and the joy of reunion. Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy focusing on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone.

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March 22-April 9

 All the Way
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

Map To Theater

One man. One year. One chance to change America. 1964 was a pivotal year in American history and Lyndon Baines Johnson sat at the center of it all. A master politician with towering ambition and ruthless tactics, the conflicted Texan will do whatever it takes to get the Civil Rights bill passed and secure his re-election. Meanwhile, in faraway Vietnam, a troublesome conflict looms. Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, by Robert Schenkkan.

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March 23 – 26

In the Heights
Miami Acting Company
Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Miami
(888) 622-4849
miamiactingco.org

 Map To Theater

Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical.

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March 23 – April 1

The Phantom of the Opera
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471
kravis.org/broadway

Map To Theater

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical premieres at the Kravis Center as part of a brand new North American Tour, with scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.

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March 23-April 2

Marisol
Broward College Theater
Main Stage Production
3501 Davie Rd, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 201-6840
browardvpa.com

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A play in two acts written by José Rivera, earning a 1993 Obie Award. Marisol Perez, a young Puerto Rican woman, is a copy editor for a Manhattan publisher. God is dying and an army of angels, including Marisol’s guardian, start a revolution to restore order and beauty in the world, and Marisol gets caught up in the battles.

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March 24 – 26

Barefoot in the Park
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922
OldSchoolSquare.org

Map To Theater

Neil Simon’s romantic comedy focuses on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walk-up apartment in a Manhattan brownstone.  Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit.  As the young couple contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life’s challenges.  2017 National Tour.

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March 25-April 9

Once Upon a Mattress
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281
delraybeachplayhouse.com/

 Map To Theater

A musical comedy by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Bearer. This retelling of the story of “The Princess and the Pea” is set in the castle of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain. Their son (Prince Dauntless) has reached the age when he should marry, but his mother (convinced that no girl is worthy of her son) has prepared a battery of tests that no ordinary girl could pass. Happily, Princess Winnifred the Woebegone (or “Fred” to her friends).  is not an ordinary girl. She is a spirited tomboy who is more than willing to battle Queen Aggravain for her son.

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March 25-April 23

Dry Powder
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org/

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This new drama/comedy by Sarah Burgess is about the people shaping and skewing the American economy.  About rapacious wheeling and dealing in the world of high finance – the play addresses the hot-button topics of income inequality and the collapse of American manufacturing.

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March 30-April 16

The Caretaker
Zoetic Stage
Carnival Studio Theater
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(877) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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From Nobel Prize Laureate Harold Pinter, The Caretaker is an exploration of control, social class and the human condition. This tale of two brothers and the mysterious stranger who enters their world is a South Florida premiere directed by Stuart Meltzer. The Caretaker sold out runs in both New York and London, and remains one of Pinter’s most performed works.

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March 31-April 30

Arcadia
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
palmbeachdramaworks.org

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Set in one stately house and two different centuries, this Oliver Award-winning comedy by Tom Stoppard explores great mysteries of science and art, and illuminates the very human desire for making connections, both intellectual and romantic.

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April 4 – 9

Jersey Boys
Broadway Across America
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org.

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This is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It’s the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30. The creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

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April 7 – 9

Suddenly Last Summer
Performance Theater
Don Taft University Center
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 262-7632
nova.edu

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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

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April 7 – 16

Barefoot in the Park
KWP Productions
Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor’s Rep
1009 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
(561) 339-4687
kwpproductions.com/

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Corie and Paul are newlyweds, fresh from their honeymoon. Corie is still enthralled by her recent sexual awakening and the adventure that comes with youth and marriage. She wants their passionate romantic life to continue at full speed.  Paul, however, feels it is time to focus on his burgeoning career as an up-and-coming lawyer. When they don’t see eye-to-eye about their apartment, their neighbors, and their sex drive, the new marriage experiences its first patch of rough weather. By Neil Simon; director: Jim Tyminski.

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April 7 – 22

Retiro
Miami Theater Center, The Sandbox
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550
mtcmiami.org

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An exploration of what it means to be a woman. To grow old. And to remember. This piece, which is part documentary video and part live performance, is a journey into the lives of women over 65 years of age across Miami, Puerto Rico and Québec. It melds the autobiographical with the surreal to illustrate the volatility of time, the reconstruction of memories, and the process of aging in women. Created by Natalia Lassalle; part of the 5th Annual Sandbox Series: Mujeres, new performances by Latina & Hispanic women.

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April 8 – 9

Madame Butterfly
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Co-Produced with Miami Lyric Opera
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
smdcac.org/events/
(786) 573-5300

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The story of a trusting and innocent young geisha who falls disastrously in love with an American Navy lieutenant.

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April 12 – 15

Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471
kravis.org/

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No topic is taboo in this romantic comedy, set in a university auditorium at a meet-the-authors event. Shy and studious moderator Robyn welcomes guest author Dan Anderson of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. With the help of a hunky stage assistant named Stefan, Dan aims to turn the presentation into an interactive seminar. The play, based on the real-life book by Anderson and Maggie Berman, is for mature audiences.

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April 12 – 29

Good People
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015
waterfrontplayhouse.org

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When Margie loses her job at the Dollar Store, she faces eviction and scrambles to make a break. She thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie and become a successful doctor might be her ticket to a new start.  A dark comedy, this recent Broadway hit by David Lindsay-Abaire asks why some people manage to escape from the situations into which they are born. Directed by Danny Weathers; preview: April 12.

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April 13 – 22

The Drowsy Chaperone
Jerry Herman Ring Theater
University of Miami Dept. of Theater Arts
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
(305) 284-3355
ringtheatre@miami.edu

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When a die-hard theater fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this musical farce. Winner of 5 Tony awards (including “Best Book” and “Best Original Score”) this is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical feature one song and dance number after another.

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April 13 – 30

They’re Playing Our Song
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
866-811-4111
lakeworthplayhouse.org/

Map To Theater

This musical is a collaboration between Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlish along with Oscar winner Carole Bayer Sager. This romantic comedy about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist will have you cheering them on from their first meeting to hearing their hit song played for the first time on the radio…and of course there’s a happy ending.

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April 13-May 6

Marjorie Prime
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

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This science fiction play by Jordan Harrison was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and will be a South Florida premiere.  The story features 85-year-old Marjorie, feisty and physically fit, but battling the loss of memory.  She is living with her quick-witted daughter, who is facing her own life crisis and her daughter’s easy going husband.  The other character in the play is the 35-year-old man/holographic image of Marjorie’s deceased husband, who spends time with her reliving the precious moments they shared when he was alive.

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April 14 – 23

Fame Jr.
Area Stage Company & Theater Conservatory
Stage II and III
Student Production
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
areastagecompany.com/

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This show features a high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song) and a touching coming-of-age story. Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, it is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. By Jose Fernandez, Jaques Levy, and Steve Margoshes. Ages 13+.

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April 14-May 1

 Murdered to Death
Evening Star Productions
Sol Theater
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org

Map To Theater

A British comedy.

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April 14-May 28

No Way to Treat a Lady
Stage Door Theater, Theater 2
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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A comedy thriller:  Detective Morris Brummell and actor Christopher “Kit” Gill have much in common: both dream of success headlined in The New York Times and contend with overbearing mothers. Morris shares an apartment with his mother, Flora Brummell, while Kit’s mother, Alexandra, a recently deceased theatrical star, continues to haunt him.  Gill becomes a serial killer who is fixated on his late mother, who had been an actress, so Gill preys on older women who remind him of her. As a Broadway theater director and costumer, he adopts various disguises, e.g. priest, policeman, plumber, hairdresser, etc., to put his victims at ease (and also avoid being identified) before strangling them and painting a pair of lips on their foreheads with garish red lipstick. Gill strikes up a complicated and funny relationship with Detective Morris Brummel who is investigating the murders.

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April 16

Judgment at Nuremberg
L.A. Theatre Works
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471
kravis.org/

Map To Theater

As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of World War II and as politics continue to steer human rights, L.A. Theatre Works revisits a landmark courtroom drama. Originally a TV play, Abby Mann’s Judgment at Nuremberg became an Academy Award-winning film and a poignant stage play. Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director.

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April 18 – 23

Kinky Boots
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471
kravis.org/broadway

Map To Theater

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this musical is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell; book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein; and winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

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April 20 – 23

Conch Republic, the musical . . . revisited
Fringe Theater Key West
The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street, Key West
(305) 731-0581
fringetheater.org/

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Three actors and a piano tell the story of how the Conch Republic began. It will be an evening of song, dance, and plenty of flags – which is in truth HOW the Conch Republic began!   All your favorite characters will be there. Make sure you are too.   Join us as we celebrate our heritage. You can even sign-up for our ‘Pride in the Conch Republic’ Costume Contest – Awards nightly! Book by Monnie O. King and Music by Gayla D. Morgan; directed by JB McClendon.

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April 20-May 7

 Waiting for Godot
Evening Star Productions
Sol Theater
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org

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Rosalie Grant will direct this play by Samuel Beckett. Two characters meet and discover they are both waiting for the same person: Godot.

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April 20-May 7

Aida
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Amaturo Theater
Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
Slowburntheatre.org

Map To Theater

Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is a musical chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal. Directed and choreographed by Patrick Fitzwater

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April 20-May 14

Beehive, the ‘60’s Musical
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333
thewick.org

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The titles say it all: “Downtown,” “To Sir With Love,” “It’s My Party,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Respect.” It’s “Beehive, the ’60s Musical,” a salute to the women who made the music of the 1960s so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to Aretha Franklin. And everyone in between.

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April 25-May 7

Matilda the Musical
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

Map To Theater

Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards and based on the novel by Roald Dahl, this is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

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April 26-May 21

Death & Harry Houdini
The Adrienne Arsht Center with The House Theatre of Chicago
Carnival Studio Theater
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(877) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Reappearing by popular demand following a sold-out run in 2012, this is a ride through the life of the legendary Harry Houdini. House Company Member and award-winning magician Dennis Watkins performs Houdini’s original magic including Houdini’s most renowned and dangerous escape – the dreaded Water Torture Cell! Written and Directed by Nathan Allen.

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April 27-May 7

Good People
Black Box Series
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
866-811-4111
lakeworthplayhouse.org/

Map To Theater

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

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April 28 – 30

Directors Choice
Broward College Theater
Fine Arts Theater
3501 Davie Rd, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 201-6840
www.browardvpa.com

Map To Theater

A collection of short plays to be announced.

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April 28-June 11

Nine
Stage Door Theater, Theater 1
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

Map To Theater

This 5 time Tony award winner is the story of Guido Contini, who has turned forty and faces double crises: he has to shoot a film for which he can’t write the script, and his wife of twenty years, the film star Luisa del Forno, may be about to leave him if he can’t pay more attention to the marriage. Luisa’s efforts to talk to him seem to be drowned out by voices in his head, voices that are  the women Guido has loved!

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April 29 – 30

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr
Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

Map To Theater

Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5.

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April 29-May 6

A Masked Ball
Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
of Miami-Dade County / Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org/

Map To Theater

Riccardo, the young and popular king, is planning a masked ball. His secretary and close friend Renato has become aware of conspirators who want Riccardo dead. Unbeknownst to Renato, the king is in love with Renato’s wife Amelia. When Riccardo eavesdrops on Amelia and hears her confess that she loves him, a chain of events is unleashed that leads inexorably toward tragedy. By Giuseppe Verdi.

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May 6 – 14

Fame, the Musical
Marquee Theater Company
West Boca Performing Arts Theater
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(954) 340-5296
marqueetheatercompany.com/

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This musical provides an open look at New York City’s High School of Performing Arts, where sweat and hard work are the key factors to a successful life as a performer. The plot follows a group of students across the acting, dancing and music faculties from 1980-1984 as they learn to master their craft and grow up alongside each other, rising to the various challenges that face them.

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May 9 – 14

The Sound of Music
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471
kravis.org/broadway

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Directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, this is the musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

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May 9 – 14

The King and I
Broadway Across America
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org.

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Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

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May 10 – 27

Forever Plaid
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015
waterfrontplayhouse.org

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One stormy night, four eager singers known as The Plaids meet their untimely ends. Miraculously they return from the afterlife to do the show they never got to perform. Written and originally directed & choreographed by Stuart Ross; directed by Cameron Murray. Preview: May 10.

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May 11 – 13

A Masked Ball
Florida Grand Opera
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org/

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Riccardo, the young and popular king, is planning a masked ball. His secretary and close friend Renato has become aware of conspirators who want Riccardo dead. Unbeknownst to Renato, the king is in love with Renato’s wife Amelia. When Riccardo eavesdrops on Amelia and hears her confess that she loves him, a chain of events is unleashed that leads inexorably toward tragedy. By Giuseppe Verdi.

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May 12 – 13

West Side Story
Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Featuring students in grades 6 -12.

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May 12 – 14

The Legend of Pocahontas
KWP Productions, Children’s Series
Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor’s Rep
1009 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
(561) 339-4687
kwpproductions.com/

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Listen to the tom-tom drums and the message spoken by the “Wordspinner” that opens and closes this adventure by Vera Morris. The name Pocahontas, belonging to the daughter of the powerful Algonquin Chief Powhatan, means “She-Who-Likes-To-Be-Mischievous.” It’s a fitting name, because the princess enjoys playing tricks and games, especially with Wolf, Raven and Squirrel… her playmates in the forest. She also makes friends with the English settlers in the struggling community of Jamestown. They have no food, and sickness has almost wiped them out. Pocahontas would like to help them, but Thundercloud, the medicine man, forbids it. When Captain John Smith, the leader of Jamestown, comes to the Indian village, he is condemned to death. In a thrilling scene, Princess Pocahontas saves his life and finds a way for the Indians and the settlers to live in harmony and friendship. Directed by Sean Gogan.

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May 17 – 27

Shirley Valentine
Fringe Theater Key West
The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street, Key West
(305) 731-0581
fringetheater.org/

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Shirley might as well talk to the wall for as much as anyone listens to her. So she does. Talk to the wall. Constantly. While wondering how the rebellious girl who was Shirley Valentine has become the invisible mother-wife Shirley Bradshaw. But her life could take a sharp turn! Will she take a leap of faith (or at least a step onto an airplane) and accompany her friend to Greece? But how will the wall manage without her? Written by Willey Russell; directed by Carole MacCartee.

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May 17-June 11

 It Shoulda Been You
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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Audiences are cordially invited to the wedding of the year. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature; his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than one can whistle. This South Florida premiere has book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove; music by Barbara Anselmi.

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May 18-June 10

Quills
Infinite Abyss
The Abyss Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 326-7767
infinite-abyss.org/

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Inspired by the life and work of the Marquis de Sade, Quills re-imagines the last years of the Marquis’ incarceration in the insane asylum at Charenton.

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May 19 – 21

Mamma Mia!
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

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This musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with a tale of love, laughter and friendship.

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May 19-June 4

Spamalot
MNM Productions
Rinker Playhouse, Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org/boxoffice

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Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards , including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

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May 19-June 11

 Fun Home
Area Stage Company
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
areastagecompany.com/

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When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Book and lyrics written by Obie Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron, and score composed by Tony Award-nominated Jeanine Tesori.

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May 19-June 18

The Cripple of Inishmaan
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
palmbeachdramaworks.org

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In this darkly comic play by Martin McDonagh, a handicapped young man seeks to escape the cruelty and bleakness that engulf him on the desolate island of Inishmaan by participating in a Hollywood film being made nearby.

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May 20-June 4

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281
delraybeachplayhouse.com/

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Christopher Durang’s family comedy tells the story of three self-absorbed middle-aged siblings. Masha is a successful film actress, who (at 50) is no longer being offered the sexy roles that made her famous. Her sister and brother continue to live in the family home in Bucks County, supported through the years by Masha’s lucrative film career. Her income dwindling, Masha has been advised to sell the family home; but for her siblings, this would be a life-altering catastrophe. A potential family tragedy quickly turns comic when we begin to realize how utterly clueless each sibling is about the effect of their actions on others, including the family housekeeper (a voodoo priestess) and Masha’s hyper-sexual “boy-toy” named Spike. This comic tour-de-force won the 2013 Tony Award as “The Best Play of the Year.”

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May 27-June 25

The Legend of Georgia McBride
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org/

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How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? With an empty bank account and pregnant wife, Casey’s going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy by Matthew Lopez about finding your true voice.

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June 9-25

Once Upon This Island, Jr.
Sol Children Theatre
Sol Theater
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
solchildren.org

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Adapted from the celebrated Broadway musical, with its story of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice, this is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; directed by James Skiba.

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June 10-26

Hay Fever
Florida Atlantic Theater
Festival Repertory Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
800-564-9539
fauevents.com

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From Noel Coward, this comedy is set in an English country house in the 1920s. The play imagines one couple’s “quiet” weekend getaway gone awry when their children show up. The Bliss family become embroiled in a family feud as this farcical comedy of manners descends into a flurry of comic mayhem.

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June 13 – 25

Finding Neverland
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

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Winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this tells the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers.

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June 15-July 16

The Goldberg Variations
Island City Stage
2304 Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

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It’s the Goldberg family’s annual celebration of Grandma Bessie’s birthday, even though she’s been dead for 21 years.  A surprise crisis forces this quirky family to come together to deal with the present, let go of the past, and face the future as we see the story unfold through the lens of each character. A world premiere comedy by Stuart Meltzer.

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June 16-July 30

Social Security
Stage Door Theater, Theater 2
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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A political comedy play that focuses on trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn, whose life is upended when her housewife sister Trudy deposits their eccentric mother Sophie on the couple’s doorstep while she and her husband Martin head to Buffalo to rescue their sexually precocious college student daughter from a ménage a trois with two men. Barbara and David introduce Sophie to suave nonagenarian artist, who offers to paint her portrait and soon begins to brighten her life in ways she never expected in her twilight years.

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June 17-26

 The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)
Evening Star Productions
Sol Theater
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org

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A play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare.

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June 23 – 24

Guys and Dolls
Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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An oddball romantic comedy: gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town. Featuring students in grades 6 -12.

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June 29-July 16

Firemen are Rarely Necessary
Mad Cat Theater Company
Miami Theater Center, MainStage
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550
mtcmiami.org

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A world-premiere dark comedy by Theo Reyna about some light censorship. In 2011, Florida’s Governor banned the use of the phrases “climate change” and “global warming” by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. By 2015 he had the ban extended to most other state agencies. “Fireman are Rarely Necessary” is set in a not so distant Florida future where it has become increasingly difficult to find the right words to describe a place where things have gone very wrong.

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June 30-Aug. 6

Minnie’s Boys
Stage Door Theater, Theater 1
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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The Madcap Marx Brothers Musical, a story of the early days of the Marx Brothers and their mother/manager, with book by Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher; music by Larry Grossman; lyrics by Hal Hackady.

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July 1 – 2

Godspell
Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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A troupe of actors helps Jesus Christ stage parables with games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comedic timing. This first major musical by three-time Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz reminds us of the importance of kindness, tolerance and love. Student Production.

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July 12-Aug. 13

Finding Mona Lisa
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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In his newest play, Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever explores the history of the world’s most famous painting, including Leonardo da Vinci’s meeting of Senora del Giocondo (Mona Lisa) and his masterful creation of her indelible countenance. This presents highlights throughout the painting’s infamous past, including her vandalism, her theft, her journey to America (at the request of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy) and the various places she spent her storied lifespan, including hanging in Napoleon’s bedroom, before her final resting place at the Louvre.

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July 20-Aug. 12

Bad Jews
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

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In this dark comedy by Joshua Harmon cousins battle over a special memento left behind by their grandfather after his death.  The grandfather was a Holocaust survivor and the two cousins feel differently about their Jewish roots and heritage.

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July 21-Aug. 6

Company
MNM Productions
Rinker Playhouse, Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org/boxoffice

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Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. Stephen Sondheim’s game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships.

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July 28-29

James and the Giant Peach, Jr.
Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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A boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5. By Roald Dahl.

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July 29-Aug. 27

Informed Consent
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org/

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With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? This play by Deborah Zoe Laufer takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our DNA is our destiny.

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Aug. 6-21

 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Evening Star Productions
Sol Theater
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org

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By William Shakespeare, this project is directed and adapted by Seth Trucks.

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Aug. 6 – 21

Alice in Wonderland
Sol Children Theatre
Sol Theater
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
solchildren.org

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Alice will once again fall through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar anthropomorphic creatures.  This classic fantasy by Lewis Carroll will be adapted especially for Sol’s stage by actor/director/playwright Seth Trucks.

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Aug. 17-Sept. 10

 Shorts Gone Wild
Island City Stage
2304 Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

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5th Annual version of this series of eight 10-minute plays produced in partnership with City Theatre.

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Sept. 28-Oct. 21

The Underpants
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

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A public scandal takes place when Theo’s very attractive wife’s underpants fall to the ground during a parade for the King in 1910 Germany.  He is a government clerk and this incident caused him much anxiety as he fears he will lose his job. By Carl Sternheim and adapted by Steve Martin.

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Oct. 6 – 22

La Cage aux Folles
MNM Productions
Rinker Playhouse, Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org/boxoffice

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After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza’. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be.

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Oct. 7-Nov. 5

TBA
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org/

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An exciting new play that is currently in negotiation.

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Oct. 25-Nov. 26 (English language run)
Nov. 30-Dec. 17 (Spanish language run)

Evita
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Duarte Peron. It follows her journey from fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America—and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33. Actors’ Playhouse will reprise Evita in both English and Spanish.

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Nov. 9-Dec. 10

Hir
Island City Stage
2038 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

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Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Along with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to exact revenge on an abusive marriage. But in Taylor Mac’s comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it. The production will feature Carbonell-Award nominee Mia Matthews and will be directed by Artistic Director Andy Rogow.

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Jan. 11-Feb. 11

Zanna, Don’t!
Island City Stage
2038 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

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This musical fairy tale by Tim Acito and Alexander Dinelaris is set in a parallel universe somewhere in middle America where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is a taboo.  Most of the action takes place at heterophobic Heartsville High where Zanna, the school’s magical matchmaker, brings together happy couples; that is until the football team’s new quarterback and the captain of the Girls’ Intramural Mechanical Bull-Riding Team begin to discover their feelings for each other. Joining director Andy Rogow for this adventure will be Musical Director Michael Ursua and Choreographer Andy Fiacco.

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Jan. 17-Feb. 4

Noises Off
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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This farce by Michael Flynn presents a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On. This comedy features a single-set farce where the audience gets to see the show from onstage and off as lovers frolic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away and a festival of delirium ensues. Noises Off was just nominated for the 2016 Tony Award for Best Revival of A Play.

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Feb. 28-March 25

Once
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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Winner of eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Once tells the tale of a Dublin street musician and the beautiful young woman who takes an interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. Once is the only show to have music that won the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Tony Award. Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová; book by Enda Walsh; based on the film Once by John Carney.

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March 29-April 29

The Radicalization of Rolfe
Island City Stage
2038 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

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The world premiere of Andrew Bergh’s intriguing play – Remember Rolfe in “The Sound of Music” who’s seventeen, going on eighteen and dating Liesl Von Trapp? His boyfriend isn’t happy with that fact but Herr Zeller, the head of the local Nazi party, uses the relationship to infiltrate the Von Trapp household. Franz, the butler and Frau Schmidt the housekeeper become ensnared in spy games in which no one ends up the winner. German actor Michael Kehr will be joining a local cast directed by Associate Artistic Director Michael Leeds.

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May 9-June 24

Million Dollar Quartet
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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Inspired by the famous photo and phenomenal true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time in their careers. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the most electrifying jam and storytelling sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings the heart and soul of that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of excitement and passion, featuring 21 timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Fever,” “Hound Dog” and more. Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux; original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux.

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June 14-July 15

Mr. Parker
Island City Stage
2038 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

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Michael McKeever brings the world premiere of his new play: At 52 years old, Alex Parker finds himself at a crossroads in his life.  Suddenly single and unable to adjust to the new era of social media and APP dating, he wakes up one morning in the bed of a 27 year old man he met the night before.  Over the next two hours the two debate life, death and how the world has evolved in the 25 years between them. What starts out as a one-night stand becomes a journey of self-discovery for a man trying to cope with the pressures of being middle-aged, gay and overwhelmed in the ever-changing landscape of today’s America. Michael Leeds helms this production.

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July 25-Sept. 2

The Big Bang
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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In this whirlwind musical, two comedy writers try to raise enough “dough” for the most historically expansive show ever conceived. In a record 90 minutes, and using all of the furniture and decorations on stage, both actors are put to the test as they try to convince their potential theatrical backers (the audience) that this insane frivolity is somehow worthy of the author’s unrealistic hopes and aspirations. Music by Jed Feuer; book and lyrics by Boyd Graham.

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