South Florida 2020-21 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.

 

 

Feb. 18-March 15

Hamilton
Broadway in Miami
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722

This is the  story  of  America’s  Founding  Father  Alexander  Hamilton,  an  immigrant  from the  West  Indies  who  became  George  Washington’s  right-hand  man  during  the  Revolutionary War  and  was  the  new  nation’s first Treasury Secretary.

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Feb. 27-March 15

Witness for the Prosecution
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose.

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March 3-15

Mean Girls

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0070

In this musical, Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. A South Florida premiere.

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March 5-29

Helen on Wheels
Pigs Do Fly Productions
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
(866) 811-4111

The play is about a woman who has lost the man she spent her whole happy life with, and now she’s acting out in crazy but hilarious ways as she looks for who she is on her own

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March 6-14

Sister Act

West Boca Drama Department
West Boca Raton Community High School
Performing Arts Theater
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 672-2066

A disco diva’s life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent!

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March 10-29

La Cage aux Folles

Riverside Theater
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, Georges and his male partner, Albin, get the thrilling news their son is getting married. Winner of multiple Tony Awards® – Best Musical in 1984 and Best Musical Revival in 2005 and 2010.

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March 11

Tommy Tune

Broadway Concert Series and Theater
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

Tommy Tune has received 10 Tony Awards® including the 2015 Tony for Life Achievement in the Theatre. He is a Tony Award Winner for The Will Rogers Follies, Grand Hotel, My One And Only, Nine, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and Seesaw.

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March 11

The Color Purple
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

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March 12-25

Barefoot in the Park

West Boca Theatre Co.
Levis JCC/ Sandler Center
21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton
(561) 558-2520

Neil Simon’s romantic comedy focuses on 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 12-April 12

A Chorus Line
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

Here are the true-life tales of the Broadway dancers – as they share the ordeal and joy of a live audition. Tony Award for Best Musical in 1976 and a Special Tony Award in 1984 for Longest Running Musical.

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March 13-15

Pretty Fire
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6161 NW 21st Avenue, Miami
(305) 638-6771

In five autobiographical vignettes, the play is a touching story of an African American family through three generations of love, struggle and triumph.

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March 13-29

Urinetown: The Musical

Pembroke Pines Theatre of Performing Arts
Susan B. Katz Theater
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884

A comedy musical that satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics

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March 13-April 5

Warrior Class
Primal Forces
The Sol Theater
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(866) 811-4111

A political thriller about a New York State Assemblyman who gets more than he bargains for when he hires a top fixer…assuring a bright future…maybe.

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March 14-22

Rigoletto
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010

A jester makes cruel sport of courtiers whose wives and daughters are seduced by the Duke until his own young daughter falls victim. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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March 14-April 5

To Fall in Love

Theater Lab
Florida Atlantic University
MainStage Series
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

Scientists claim that anyone can fall in love, simply by asking and honestly answering a specific series of 36 personal questions followed by four minutes of uninterrupted eye contact. But what if the goal is to fall in love AGAIN?  Can this exercise help Wyatt and Merryn save a marriage, splintered by tragedy? A Southeastern Premiere.

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March 14-15

The Color Purple
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

The official Broadway tour of the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival

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March 14-15

Gigi
Jan McArt and Live at Lynn
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s musical comedy is about a free-spirited young girl living in Paris at the turn of the 20th century and the wealthy young playboy who falls in love with her as she is transformed into a poised courtesan.

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March 17-April 5

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

J. Pierrepont Finch discovers a handbook that shows him how to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive.

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March 18 – April 12

Camelot
Actors’ Playhouse
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Borrowing from the Arthurian legends, Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is the duo’s masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production.

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March 18-29

The Miracle Worker
JCAT Community
The J’s Cultural Arts Theater
The Alan and Diane Lieberman Theater
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
(866) 811-4111

The classic story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller dramatizes the relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge.

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March 19-April 12

A Little Night Music
Theater Up Close
Adrienne Arsht Center with Zoetic Stage
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

This Stephen Sondheim classic explores the tangled web of affairs around actress Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her – a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom.

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March 20-April 5

Ragtime
Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

This musical tracks three families in New York at the start of the 20th Century as they pursue life, love and often-illusive justice.

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March 25-April 19

The Price

Gable Stage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

One son abandoned his dreams to support his father after the family lost their fortune in the Great Depression – the other didn’t. Thirty years later they reunite to sell the remainder of the estate.

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March 24-April 12

Bakersfield Mist

Riverside Theater
Waxlax Stage
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Inspired by true events, this new comedy/drama follows Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, who buys a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions.

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March 26-28

Rigoletto
Florida Grand Opera
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010

A jester makes cruel sport of courtiers whose wives and daughters are seduced by the Duke until his own young daughter falls victim. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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March 26-April 5

Tevye in New York

The Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
201 Plaza Real (2nd Floor), Boca Raton
(844) 672-2849

Based on the characters of Sholem Aleichem and from the writer and star of “Wiesenthal” – Ever wonder what happened to Tevye, wife Golde and his daughter? World Premiere.

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March 26-April 26

Suddenly, Last Summer
Island City Stage
Wilton Theater Factory
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

This classic Tennessee Williams play has Mrs. Venable determined to lobotomize her niece, Catherine, to keep her quiet about the mysterious circumstances of her son’s death.

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March 26-29

Vuelve A Contarmelo Todo (Tell me Everything Again)
Arca Images
Performing at Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
(786) 327-4539

This world premiere written and directed by Abel Gonzalez Melo is described as “A supporting actor, tired of the routine. A young actress, full of illusions. A basket of apples falls to the ground and they look at each other for the first time. From that moment they will no longer be separated. Nothing will stop them in their path towards the abyss of success. There will be no betrayal, no revenge, no crime they don’t commit to get to the cusp, together. On the edge of the cliff, they will be forced to reconstruct the story of which they are protagonists, to reinvent themselves in an endless Ferris wheel. A sentimental thriller with touches of black comedy. An archaic spell inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. A violent reflection, with the theater in tow, on the society of these times.” Performances in Spanish with simultaneous audio translation in English. The play will be performed in Madrid in May.

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March 31- April 5

Come From Away
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

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April 1

Lucie Arnaz

Broadway Concert Series and Theater
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

She is celebrating 50+ years in show business on television, film, Broadway and as a recording artist and cabaret performer. She received the Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle, Theatre World and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards for They’re Playing Our Song.

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April 2020

De lo lírico a lo popular 
Arca Images
Miami Dade County Auditorium
Mid Stage
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami
(786) 327-4539

An operatic concert from the most renowned areas from Opera and its influence on popular Latin America rhythms.

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April 2-19

Fefu and her Friends
Thinking Cap Theatre
Vanguard Sanctuary
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
954-610-7263

The masterwork by the late Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes centers on eight women who have congregated at the title character’s home for a meeting ostensibly about the importance of arts education. However, Fornes pulls back this veil to reveal a play subtly invested in the subconscious lives of these fascinating women, each of whom is struggling to understand herself, her friends, and the gendered rules of the world in which they live.. One of the pioneering landmarks of immersive, environmental and site-specific theater, the second portion of the play is the production divides the audience into four groups to watch each four separate scenes, then they rotate to the next set, as the scene is repeated until each group has seen all four scenes.

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April 3-26

The Light in the Piazza
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

In this musical, winner of six Tony awards, Margaret Johnson takes a trip to Italy in the summer of 1953 with her daughter, Clara, a beautiful young woman with the mind of a 10-year-old. Clara falls in love with Fabrizio, a handsome Florentine who wants to marry her.

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April 7-12

Miss Saigon
Broadway in Miami
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722

This is the story of a young Vietnamese woman who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I., but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

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April 7-19

Come From Away

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0070

This musical takes you into the heart of the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

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April 9-26

Emergency
M Ensemble Co.
Performing at Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue, Miami
305-200-5043

A slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending NYC into a frenzy. Emergency is an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free. An explosive often one-actor play by Daniel Beaty (where rhythm, rhyme and remembrance rise.

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April 9-26

Annie
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy..

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April 14-May 3

The Bodyguard

Riverside Theater
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

This romantic thriller follows Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, when he is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.

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April 17-26

Richard III

FAU Department of Theater and Dance
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

In this play by William Shakespeare, Richard, the hunchbacked, charismatic villain, leaves a trail of blood and despair as he works his way to the throne.

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April 17-May 10

Rapture, Blister, Burn
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

With insight and wit, this comedy by Gina Gionfriddo is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.

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April 23-May 3

The Boys Next Door

Black Box Series
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker named Jack.

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April 23-May 17

The Great Leap
Miami New Drama
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

This comedic drama is about a swaggering American basketball coach who brings his university team to Beijing for a 1989 exhibition game against a Chinese former protégé determined to prove himself. But their competition is upended by an ambitious Chinese-American high school star and the tragedy of the Tiananmen Square protests.

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April 23-May 17

Nunsense
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

The Little Sisters of Hoboken are taking over The Wick in this musical comedy, with songs including “So You Want to Be a Nun,” “We’ve Got to Clean Out the Freezer,” and “Tackle that Temptation.”

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April 25-May 3

Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage)

Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010

A father attempts to marry off his daughter with dramatic results and surprising complications in this comic operas from the late eighteenth century. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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April 28 -May 3

Summer, The Donna Summer Musical
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

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May 2020

Señoras
Arca Images
Paseo Wynwood
3000 N. Miami Ave., Miami
(786) 327-4539

Three  sisters, from their small apartment, reflect on old age and the tragicomic meaning of life.

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May 5-17

Bandstand

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0070

1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, it’s also a new America. They made the music that inspired the nation. A South Florida premiere.

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May 6-17

Noises Off
JCAT Community
The J’s Cultural Arts Theater
The Alan and Diane Lieberman Theater
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
(866) 811-4111

This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run

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May 7-24

Gringolandia
Theater Up Close
Adrienne Arsht Center with Zoetic Stage
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

Returning to the country he escaped from 50 years ago, a man returns to Cuba in search of a family heirloom. Accompanied by his non-Spanish-speaking son and daughter, he commences a journey of closure, truth, and an examination of cultural identity. This play by Hannah Benitez, a young, Miami-based Latina writer, explores issues of cultural, sexual and gender identity, and the importance of embracing where we come from. A world premiere.

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May 10-11

Overnight Theatre Project
Theatre Lab
Florida Atlantic University
MainStage Series
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

This annual fundraising event supports Theatre Lab’s student internship program and brings together some of South Florida’s most recognizable theatre artists to conceive, create, produce, and perform brand new plays overnight!  Held Sunday evening through Monday night, this overnight festival unites local playwrights, actors, directors, and technicians for a 24-hour period to write, rehearse, and perform up to 8 short plays.

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May 12-17

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Broadway in Miami
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. A Miami premiere.

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May 13 – June 7, 2020

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Actors’ Playhouse
280 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot. This new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece will take audiences on the most suspenseful, thrilling ride of Actors’ Playhouse’s 2019-2020 Season. Tony Award-winning Playwright Ken Ludwig succeeds in almost driving the Orient Express right off its rails.

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May 15-17

The Music Man
Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

Performed by students in grades 6-12, this classic American musical takes audiences on an adventure with fast-talking salesman Professor Harold Hill, who convinces the townspeople of River City, Iowa that they need a band, instruments and uniforms.

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May 15-31

Cabaret
MNM Theatre Company
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

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May 22-June 7

Lobby Hero
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

Four New Yorkers involved in a murder investigation face moral and ethical dilemmas in this comic drama. The play explores issues of racism and sexism, and whether it’s ever honorable to do the wrong thing for the right reason.

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May 23-June 21

The Niceties

Gable Stage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

A black student at an elite university and her esteemed professor meet to discuss a paper. They’re both intelligent, liberal women – but discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation – and the exchange explodes into a clash over history, patriotism and power.

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June 4-July 5

Summer Shorts
City Theatre
Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
305-949-6722

The 25th anniversary production of the region’s preeminent festival of short plays. This year there are two programs, one new works and the other a greatest hits edition.

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June 17-July 4

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds
City Theatre
Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
305-949-6722

Combining Bob Marley’s music and plot from a children’s book.

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June 5-21

Footloose The Musical
Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

A big city boy tries to adjust to high school life after moving to a small town and faces a few missteps after the daughter of a reverend, who just happens to have banned dancing, falls for him and the locals decide to trip him up.

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June 10

Beautiful, The Carole King Musical
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

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June 11-July 12

The Mystery of Love and Sex
Island City Stage
Wilton Theater Factory
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

This comedy by Bathsheba Doran captures the aimless, yet sexually-focused swagger of twentysomethings, as well as the guarded, practiced veneer of their parents. All four are carrying secrets and resentments that affect the others.

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June 11-26

Cowboy
M Ensemble Co.
Performing at Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue, Miami
305-200-5043

Just premiered in August at the National Black theatre festival, this work by Layon Gray (Kings of Harlem) is a tale of freedom, the aftereffects of slavery and other themes through a fictional tale about real-life African-American lawman on a bounty hunt.

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June 23-28

Jesus Christ Superstar
Broadway in Miami
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722

This is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas.

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July 2-19

Hair the Musical
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

The American tribal love rock musical Hair celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory.

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July 17-Aug. 9

Breaking the News
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

In this satire by Don Zolidis, the two news outlets at Presley High School take clear sides about Student Council president Christy: While one produces stories fawning over Christy’s cute First Boyfriend, the other digs through her report cards looking for scandals.

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July 24-Aug. 16

Evita

Pembroke Pines Theatre of Performing Arts
Susan B. Katz Theater
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s tale of the rise and fall of Evita Peron.

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July 25-Aug. 23

Fade

Gable Stage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

A Mexican-born novelist gets her first TV writing job on a white male dominated set and befriends the only other Latino around, a janitor. Soon after, plots similar to his personal stories show up in her scripts. A play about class, culture and identity within immigrant communities.

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August 2020

Hotel Desiderio
Arca Images
Miami Dade County Auditorium
Blackbox On.Stage
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami
(786) 327-4539

A new work by Pulitzer Prize Winner Nilo Cruz where immigration and the basic core of humanity are confronted.

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Aug. 20-Sept. 20

Bright Colors, Bold Patterns
Island City Stage
Wilton Theater Factory
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

This comedy by Drew Droege is about Josh and Brennan, who are about to get married in Palm Springs on a lovely Saturday afternoon. However, the night before becomes a drunken, drug-fueled riot, because their friend Gerry has arrived, furious that their invitation says “Please refrain from wearing bright colors or bold patterns.”

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September 2020

Su novela romántica en el aire
Arca Images
Paseo Wynwood
3000 N. Miami Ave., Miami
(786) 327-4539

Two couples who meet and disengage in a whirlwind, deluding themselves in an unequivocal mistake.

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Sept. 25-Oct. 18

Topdog/Underdog
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks’ latest riff on the way we are defined by history.

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Sept. 26-Oct. 25

Fairview

Gable Stage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

A middle-class, impeccably coifed and made-up mom, is anxiously preparing for a party. It’s her formidable mother’s birthday and she wants everything to be perfect. What at first appears to be a family comedy takes a sharp, sly turn into a startling examination of deep-seated paradigms about race in America. 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner.

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Oct. 1-18

9 to 5 the Musical
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot!

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Oct. 9-Nov. 1

Camping with Henry and Tom
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

Warren G. Harding, eager to get away from the press, prying eyes, and the presidency, accepts an invitation to join Henry Ford and Thomas Edison on their annual camping trip.

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Oct. 15-Nov. 1

Laced
Thinking Cap Theatre
Vanguard Sanctuary
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
954-610-7263

This play by Samantha Mueller , set on the eve of the 2020 presidential election, takes audiences into the lives of three distinct young women who are struggling to come to terms with the implications of what it means for anyone to be true to themselves in a society that is at once progressive, prejudiced, and divided.  On the night after a queer bar outside of Tampa is vandalized, the three bartenders gather to grieve, riot, and above all, piece together the events of the night before.

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Oct. 15-Nov. 15

Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

Take a trip back to 1960 and a Catskills resort with a trove of hit songs by Neil Sedaka.  Breaking Up is Hard to Do features Didi Conn and Barry Pearl, stars of the original production of Grease.

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Oct. 16-Nov. 1

Head Over Heels
Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

This comedy / love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s. A modern musical fairy tale, it follows the escapades of a royal family that sets out on a journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. A southeast premiere.

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Nov. 11-Dec. 20

On Your Feet!
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

This is the inspiring story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, a 26-time Grammy Award-winning couple who believed in their talent, their music and each other, and became an international sensation.

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Nov. 12-29

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history.

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Nov. 14-19

La traviata
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010

After a series of loveless liaisons, Violetta Valéry, a popular member of the Parisian demi monde (the class of women considered to be of doubtful morality and social standing), is stunned to discover she may have fallen in love at last. But her newfound happiness is shattered when her lover’s father appears, demanding that she give his son up. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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Nov. 20- Dec. 6

Lovesong

Thinking Cap Theatre
Vanguard Sanctuary
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
954-610-7263

This play by Abi Morgan  intertwines a couple in their 20s with the same man and woman a lifetime later. Their past and present selves collide in this tale of togetherness.

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Dec. 3-5

La traviata
Florida Grand Opera
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010

After a series of loveless liaisons, Violetta Valéry, a popular member of the Parisian demi monde (the class of women considered to be of doubtful morality and social standing), is stunned to discover she may have fallen in love at last. But her newfound happiness is shattered when her lover’s father appears, demanding that she give his son up. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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Dec. 3-27

Meet Me in St. Louis
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

Based on the 1944 film by the same name, this musical is the perfect holiday confection for the entire family. 

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Dec. 4-27

The People Downstairs
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

For two years and one month, Anne Frank and seven others hid in four small rooms concealed behind a bookcase in the building where her father worked. Her diary revealed their ordeal to the world. But what of the people who hid them, got them food, and kept them informed?

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Dec. 18- Jan. 3, 2021

A Wilde Holiday
Thinking Cap Theatre
Vanguard Sanctuary
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
954-610-7263

Based on Oscar Wilde’s most celebrated fairy tales such “The Happy Prince” and “The Selfish Giant” adapted by artistic director/company founder Nicole Stodard and managing director Bree-Anna Obst.

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Dec. 18-Jan. 3, 2021

Mary Poppins
Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

The stage adaptation based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, the musical features music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers, with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. A special holiday regional theater premiere.

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Jan. 14-31

The Producers
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!”

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Jan. 14-Feb. 21

Mamma Mia!
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

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Jan. 27-March 14

Middletown®
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Through story-telling by two couples, we explore how they endured the ups and downs of life over 33 years of friendship. Featuring a rotating cast of celebrities, it has been announced that Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) will join our Miami cast!

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Jan. 29-Feb. 14

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

A distant heir to a family fortune sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm…and a dash of murder.

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Jan. 30-Feb. 4

Otello
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010

Shakespeare’s great tragedy has provided endless inspiration to creative artists, and Gioachino Rossini was certainly one of these. The story of a hero’s boundless love transformed into murderous jealousy and rage is breathtaking to witness, and the evil poisoner is surely one of literature’s vilest and mesmerizing characters. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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Feb. 5-18

Intimate Apparel
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

Esther is a 35-year-old African-American seamstress of exquisite intimate apparel who aches to love and be loved. An unlikely opportunity arises when she enters into a correspondence with a man she’s never met.

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Feb. 11-13

Otello
Florida Grand Opera
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010

Shakespeare’s great tragedy has provided endless inspiration to creative artists, and Gioachino Rossini was certainly one of these. The story of a hero’s boundless love transformed into murderous jealousy and rage is breathtaking to witness, and the evil poisoner is surely one of literature’s vilest and mesmerizing characters. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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Feb. 25-March 14

Death Trap
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college-a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash.

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March 11-April 4

Damn Yankees
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

Based on Douglas Wallop’s novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, the musical comedy is jammed packed with classic songs.

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March 10-April 4

Disney’s Newsies
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Based on the Disney Film Newsies, this Broadway musical tells a story of Americana with a true story of newsboys who strike against unfair conditions in turn-of-the century New York City.

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March 19-April 4

The Full Monty
Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

The story of six down-on-their-luck steelworkers from Buffalo trying to raise a little cash to help a friend in need and who end up baring more than their souls.

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March 20-25

Faust
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010

Aging and disillusioned, Faust encounters the devil, who promises him everything he has lost in life for the mere price of his soul. Sung in French with English and Spanish projected translations.

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April 2-25

Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

Florence Foster Jenkins was a wealthy socialite who had unwavering confidence in her “pitch- perfect” voice and was blissfully unaware that her singing was astonishingly awful; it was so bad that it made her a celebrity. Cosmé McMoon was her longtime accompanist, who was pained by her lack of talent but came to admire her indomitability.

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April 8-10

Faust
Florida Grand Opera
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010

Aging and disillusioned, Faust encounters the devil, who promises him everything he has lost in life for the mere price of his soul. Sung in French with English and Spanish projected translations.

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Apr. 8-25

Ragtime The Musical
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future.

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April 23-May 17

Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

This exuberant rock & roll revue features hit songs like “On Broadway,” “Poison Ivy,” “Yakety Yak,” “Hound Dog,” and “Little Egypt.”

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April 24-27

Fellow Travelers
Florida Grand Opera
Made for Miami Opera at Knight
Knight Concert Hall
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010

On April 27, 1953, amidst the “Red Scare” paranoia, President Dwight Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10450, which deemed homosexuality a security risk. A systematic effort to remove gay people from the federal government began. This episode in US history became known as “The Lavender Scare.” Fellow Travelers tells the story of Timothy Laughlin, an aspiring young journalist, and Hawkins Fuller, a handsome State Department official. Sung in English with English and Spanish projected translations.

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May 12-June 6

Hank Williams: Lost Highway
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

This musical biography follows Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at only twenty-nine.

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May 21-June 6

The Dresser
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

It’s 1942, bombs are dropping over England, and a renowned but fading actor is bringing Shakespeare to the provinces with a ragtag troupe. Sir, scheduled to give his 227th performance of King Lear, is in no condition to go on, but his devoted, self-sacrificing dresser, Norman, is determined to get him onstage.

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June 11-27

TBA
Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Tony Award-winning summer musical.

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July 14-Aug. 8

Now and Then
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Sometimes what happens after the last call just might change your life. Jamie is a young aspiring pianist working as a bartender. He is closing up for the night when a desperate last-minute customer enters and offers him and his girlfriend two thousand dollars to sit and have a drink with him.

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July 15 – August 16

Fuacata! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe
Actors’ Playhouse
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

This one-woman tour-de-force brings more than 20 characters to glorious life on stage by weaving together tales of love, marriage, immigration and identity through eccentric stories and whimsical song. Three-time Carbonell Award-winning Cuban-American actress Elena María García is magical on stage, blending observant humor and poignant moments with sociopolitical commentary. Fuacata! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe finds endless humor in what it means to be a Latina in today’s America. Mirroring the path of Lily Tomlin’s Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe,.

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