South Florida 2018-19 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.

 

Nov. 11-Dec. 23

The Best of Micro
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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Nov. 24-Dec. 23

Actually
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

Two freshmen at Princeton spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy – and if unspoken, can it be called consent?

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Nov. 27-Dec. 16

Disney Beauty and the Beast
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

This classic story of a tenacious beauty who meets a selfish prince-turned-beast is a tale as old as time. Disney Beauty and the Beast is a fairy tale filled with magic, romance, and a young woman’s determination to find her own way.

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Nov. 27-Dec. 19

A Christmas Carol: The Tale of Ebenezer Scrooge
Florida Repertory Theater
Historic Arcade Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488

A world-premiere adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, crafted as a love letter to the theatre and to the world of Charles Dickens: the iconic story of discovery and redemption takes Scrooge on a journey through Christmases past, present and future to learn the error of his ways and gives him a second chance to open his heart.

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Nov. 29-Dec. 23

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

Annie will star Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan, the mean headmistress at the orphanage. Fun for the entire family, this tells of Little Orphan Annie, who stole the heart of a lonely millionaire.

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Nov. 29-Dec. 16

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

This world premiere by Dan Clancy invites the audience into the lives of the Reddington family over a period of 50 years. From the time Esther and Michael meet at Teacher’s College, to the birth of their 2 children, their Brooklyn brownstone brims with the stories of a family’s life.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 16

Te juro Juana que tengo ganas (I Swear Juana I Really Wanna)
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

This comedy questions the behavior of a society that represses and condemns passions, where dreams are left unfinished by fulfilling the expectations of a “moral procedure” full of prejudices and false constructions around life and especially love. This show will be performed in Spanish.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 16

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

This play by Tammy Ryan takes place in 1970s New York City as teenagers navigate adolescence, a failing marriage and a power outage while the Son of Sam roams free. A Southeastern Premiere.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 22

Miami Motel Stories
Juggerknot Theater Company
Location TBA

Miami Motel Stories™ is an, real-time immersive theater experience that takes place in developing neighborhoods, inside selected buildings. Here, writers will work, alongside developers, to tell the story of Miami’s past, present, and future, one room at a time.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 23

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

Theories of identity are put under the microscope in this time-bending drama by Jennifer Haley. An aging writer, who despises technology, accompanied by a mysterious stranger, travels back in time to the dark woods of the past, unearthing a tragedy that shatters their notions of language, loneliness and essential self.

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Dec. 3-23

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Actor’s Playhouse
Musical Theater for Young Audiences
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Tiny Tim and the entire Cratchit family join three unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his “Bah Humbug” ways. Special Holiday Performances on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly Performance on Dec. 15 at 11 a.m.

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Dec. 4-16

The Addams Family
JCAT Youth
The J’s Cultural Arts Theater
Michael-Ann Russell JCC/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
(866) 811-4111

Based on the cartoon characters created by Charles Addams, this Broadway hit musical brings the macabre and charming characters to the JCAT Stage. With a twist on the usual ‘Boy meets Girl’ story, this tune-filled show is an eerie romp through the world of Gomez, Morticia and the whole Addams clan.

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Dec. 6-16

Six Characters in Search of a Play
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Dr, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 678-1496

Del Shores delivers a one-man show filled with six characters Shores met in real life, including “Yvonne” the anti-vegetarian Dallas waitress; “Sarah”, a Trump-hating elderly actress with an inhaler in one-hand and a cigarette in the other; “Jimmy Ray”, the evolving, Magic Mike-loving latent Georgia redneck; “Loraine”, the once brilliant drama teacher who has lost her mind and is now obsessed with porn; “Marsha”, the monkey-hating lesbian with COPD; and “Aunt Bobby Sue”, the racist Republican with a heart of gold.

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Dec. 6-23

Winter Shorts
City Theatre
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
(305) 949-6722

An evening of short plays, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long!

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Dec. 7-16

The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts
Area Stage Company
Workshop
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

This original, world premiere, workshop production musical story follows Janis Matthews, a young girl living in 1960’s Colorado. During the course of a summer, she is set on a rollicking journey through an increasingly divided America, which will decide the fate of her little Rocky Mountain town.

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Dec. 7-16

Mary Poppins
Area Stage Company
Stage I, II and III Conservatory
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

Based on the Disney film and P. L. Travers’ books, Mary Poppins starts with charismatic chimneysweep, Bert, introducing the troubled Banks family in 1910 England.

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Dec. 7-30

House on Fire
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

In this World Premiere parable by Lyle Kessler of love, resentment, family, and redemption, an old man and his two sons battle for dominance. Miracles abound when two strangers appear and lives are changed forever.

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Dec. 7-31

The Wiz
Stage Door Theater
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 N. 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum’s classic tale with a mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. This is the timeless tale of Dorothy’s adventures in the land of Oz.

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Dec. 11-16

Hello, Dolly!
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in this winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

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Dec. 11-Jan. 6

Peter and the Starcatcher
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015

This Tony Award-winning play with music is a prequel to Peter Pan, as we learn how a young orphan boy becomes The Boy Who Won’t Grow Up. It is based on the best-selling novels of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Previews on Dec. 11-12.

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Dec. 13-29

An Abyss Christmas Carol
Infinite Abyss Productions
Wilton Theatre Factory
2304-2306 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors
(954) 489-8440

The theater with a dark gallows humor vibe takes on the classic Dickens tale.

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Dec. 13-30

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

Determined to get her ex-boyfriend back, Elle Woods charms her way into Harvard Law School and, along the way, tackles stereotypes and scandal as she pursues her dreams in this action-packed musical that explodes with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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Dec. 14-15

Arts Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010

This tells the story of a spectacular Christmas Eve party and the magical events that take place late that night. The performance is an introduction to the ballet for grades 4–12. Saturday December 15 at 1 p.m. as a sensory-friendly performance.

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Dec. 14-16

A Christmas Story: the Musical
Florida Children’s Theater
Bailey Hall
3501 Davie Rd., Davie
(954) 763-6882

This takes place in the early 1940s in Indiana, where 9-year-old Ralphie Parker lives with his parents and younger brother Randy. Ralphie has one mission during the holiday season: convincing his parents to get him the Christmas present of his dreams, a Red Ryder BB Gun.

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Dec. 14-Jan. 13

WaistWatchers the Musical
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Grab your girlfriends for this musical comedy about food, friendship, fun and the universal journey to positive self-image.

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Dec. 15-16

The Goodbye Girl
Curtain Call Playhouse
Herb Skolnick Center
800 S.W. 36th Ave, Pompano
(954) 786-4590

This musical follows the unlikely romance between Paula, a bitter single mother who has been jilted one too many times, and Eliot, the opinionated actor who shows up – unexpectedly – on her doorstep with a lease to sublet her apartment.

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Dec. 18-Jan. 20

Hamilton
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

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. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, it is the story of America then, as told by America now. It is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.

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Dec. 18-Feb. 24

Tenderly: A Rosemary Clooney Musical
Florida Repertory Theater
Artstage Studio Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488

This new musical follows Clooney’s rise from a modest childhood to Hollywood stardom – and a breakdown that nearly ended her career.

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Dec. 19-21

Aida
Opera Naples
Artis-Naples Hayes Hall
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
(239) 963-9050

Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida (sung in Italian with English supertitles) is set in ancient Egypt and is an epic tale of forbidden love, power and loyalty amidst the sorrows of war, known for its famous “Triumphal March” and grand pageantry.

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Dec. 21 

The Sound of Music
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and the title song.

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Dec. 23 

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Family Fare
Lightwire Theater
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

The beloved TV classic is recommended for ages 4 to 10.  See all of the favorite characters as they come to life.

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Dec. 25-30

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

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process.

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Jan. 3-4

Forbidden Broadway
City of Aventura
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

The City of Aventura presents this musical roast that returns with a blast. Having released more than a dozen albums, picked up 9 Drama Desk Awards, a Special Tony®, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award, this revue sharply spoofs show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway musicals.

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Jan. 4

Swan Lake
National Ballet Theater of Odessa
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

The quintessential classical ballet is a heartbreaking story of a heroic prince who strives to free a beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. This is a full-scale production by Russia’s 55-member National Ballet Theatre of Odessa, in their U.S. debut.

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Jan. 4-5

The Goodbye Girl
Curtain Call Playhouse
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
(954) 747-4646

This musical follows the unlikely romance between Paula, a bitter single mother who has been jilted one too many times, and Eliot, the opinionated actor who shows up – unexpectedly – on her doorstep with a lease to sublet her apartment.

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Jan. 5-6

Abbacadabra: The Ultimate ABBA Tribute
Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

Dust off the leisure suits and platform shoes and be transported back to the ‘70s.

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Jan. 8-13

On Your Feet!
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

This will take you behind the music and inside the real story of record-making and groundbreaking couple Emilio & Gloria Estefan who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

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Jan. 8-27

Evita
Riverside Theatre
Stark Stage Shows
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this is the story of Eva Peron who used her charisma and charms to rise from her penniless origins to political power as the first lady of Argentina at the age of 27. Acclaimed and adored as a champion of the poor, her glamour, power and greed ended with her death at an early age.

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Jan. 8-30

August Wilson’s Fences
Florida Repertory Theater
Historic Arcade Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488

This modern American classic follows Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro leagues now working as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and teenaged son, who now has his own chance to play.

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Jan. 9-Feb. 10

Old Jews Telling Jokes
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(844) 672-2849

Again with the jokes? Jewish humor is everyone’s humor! Join Morty, Bunny, Nathan, and the rest of the cast, as they demonstrate why “kvelling is better than kvetching.”

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Jan. 10-27

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

Shortly before World War II, Rose Weiss and her father escaped Poland for America, but were forced to leave behind Rose’s mother and sister, Lusia. This play explores family, faith, and forgiveness in the pursuit of a better future when the two sisters reunite in New York City many years later.

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Jan. 10-Feb. 10

Bette and Barry: From Bathhouse to Broadway
Island City Stage
2038 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

Imagine Bette Midler and Barry Manilow premiering their new club act in Wilton Manors! All those unforgettable songs, from “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “The Rose” to “I Write The Songs” and “Copacabana”, sung by two of the biggest pop stars in the world! These two superstars haven’t performed together since the Continental Baths but now they’re back – or are they? By Michael Leeds; a world premiere.

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Jan. 10-Feb. 10

Next to Normal
Riverside Theatre
Waxlax Stage Shows
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Winner of three Tony Awards® and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this contemporary musical tells the story of a seemingly normal suburban household – Dad’s an architect, Mom’s a diligent housewife, and the kids are bright, wise-cracking teens. Yet, their lives are anything but normal due to Mom’s mental illness.

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Jan. 10-Feb. 10

Anything Goes
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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Jan. 11-12

One Funny Mother
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Have you ever gone un-showered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder or had a kid pee on you? Dena Blizzard’s show will help women realize they’re not crazy … motherhood is!

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Jan. 11-13

The Goodbye Girl
Curtain Call Playhouse
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
(954) 545-7800

This musical follows the unlikely romance between Paula, a bitter single mother who has been jilted one too many times, and Eliot, the opinionated actor who shows up – unexpectedly – on her doorstep with a lease to sublet her apartment.

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Jan. 11-13

Romeo and Juliet
Florida Shakespeare Theater
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest
(305) 669-6990

In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long simmering feud between two noble families erupts in the city of Verona. Forced to choose between love and loyalty, the blood feud, and a cruel twist of fate, the young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, meet a tragic end.

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Jan. 11-20

Billy Elliott: The Musical
Lightning Bold Productions
West Boca Performing Arts Theatre
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 886-8286

This Elton John musical is about a boy who yearns to become a professional ballet dancer in North Eastern England during the 1984-1985 coal miners’ strike.

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Jan. 11-27

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Area Stage Company
Professional
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

This telling of the classic-Disney-film-turned-stage-musical reimagines the setting and characters while keeping the essence of the beloved coming-of-age story of a young woman seeking more than what her current life has to offer.

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Jan. 11-Feb. 3

Having Our Say
Primal Forces
The Sol Theater
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(866) 811-4111

The Delany sisters’ true story of our nation’s heritage recalls Paul Robeson, Harlem’s Golden Age and Jim Crow. As graduates of Columbia University, Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist while Sadie integrates the New York City school system. By Emily Mann, from the book by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth.

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Jan. 13

Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner
Broadway Concert Series
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

Nominated for Tony Awards® for their co-starring roles in Side Show, the duo are back together on stage. A Tony-winner for Next To Normal, Ripley also appeared in American Psycho, The Rocky Horror Show and Sunset Boulevard. Skinner’s Broadway credits include Billy Elliott, Jekyll & Hyde and The Fully Monty.

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Jan. 14

Agent of Change
Jan McArt New Play Readings
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

A retired Air Force pilot is about to give up all hope in his country, when he discovers something startling about the woman treating him.

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Jan. 14 

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

This tells the tale of King Arthur and his crew as they embark on their mirthful quest, replete with flying cows, killer rabbits and taunting Frenchmen.

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Jan. 15

Shadowland: The New Adventure
Pilobolus
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

The movement troupe unveils a love story about a couple and their quest to save a magical bird. This blends mixed media to create a mashup of science fiction, film noir and romantic comedy. (Contains partial nudity.)

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Jan. 15-Feb. 10

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

As her wedding day approaches, Sophie is desperate to find her biological father. After reading her mother’s diary from a wild summer 20 years ago, Sophie learns that her dad could be one of three men. She invites the men to her wedding without telling her mother, who is unprepared by the surprise reunion with her three ex-lovers

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Jan. 17-Feb. 3

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Theater Up Close
Adrienne Arsht Center with Zoetic Stage
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

Simon Stephens’ Tony Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel: fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but not well equipped to deal with everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery that will change his life. A South Florida premiere.

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Jan. 17-Feb. 3

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

Borrowing from the Arthurian legends, Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is the duo’s masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that lead to a film version and numerous revivals in New York,

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Jan. 17-Feb. 9

Abyss Double Creeper Feature: The Feast and Bite Correction
Infinite Abyss Productions
Wilton Theatre Factory
2304-2306 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors
(954) 489-8440

Infinite Abyss combines two one-acts: The Feast by Cory Finley and Bite Correction by Erynn Dalton. Guests at this show will be seated at a long table, Last Supper style, to watch the terrifying events unfold!

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Jan. 17-Feb. 24

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

The musical biography of the legendary Fanny Brice and her tempestuous love affair with gambler Nicky Ornstein. This stellar score was written by Jules Styne and features such hits as “Don’t Rain on my Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star” and the timeless ballad, “People.”

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Jan. 18-20

Romeo and Juliet
Florida Shakespeare Theater
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3845 Main Hwy. Coconut Grove
(305) 442-6866

In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long simmering feud between two noble families erupts in the city of Verona. Forced to choose between love and loyalty, the blood feud, and a cruel twist of fate, the young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, meet a tragic end.

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Jan. 18-Feb. 3

To Life – The Stories and Music of the Golden Age of Broadway
Black Box Booking
Performing at Willow Theatre
Sugar Sand Park Community Center
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948

This event that highlights the contribution of Jewish composers and stars to Broadway: from Irving Berlin to Brock and Harnick, and from Rogers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim, not to mention performers such as Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand, Zero Mostel, and Jerry Orbach.

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Jan. 18-Feb. 10

The Producers
Stage Door Theater
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 N. 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars.  Only one thing goes wrong:  the show is a smash hit!

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Jan. 19-20

Cirquesco
Dodson’s Live at Lynn
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

The magical artistry of Cirque. The flirtatious camp of Burlesque. Cirquesco combines international dance and European circus.

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Jan. 22-Feb. 9

A Doll’s House, Part 2
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015

This is the continuation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House. The story picks up 15 years after Nora famously slams the door on her stifling marriage. In Lucas Hnath’s updated version, Nora is now a successful business woman, who finds her husband, daughter and wise-cracking maid to be as changed as she has become. Previews on Jan. 22-23.

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Jan. 23

Les Miserables
David Posnack Jewish Day School

Cappies

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Jan. 23-Feb. 10

One Man, Two Guvnors
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Mistaken identity is closer than you think in this multiple Tony Award-winning comedy. Join leading character Francis Henshall as he enlists the aid of willing and unwilling audience members, and a large hilarious cast of characters, in his quest to serve two masters and his pursuit of a good meal. Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.

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Jan. 24-Feb. 3

We Will Not Describe the Conversation
Storycrafter Studio
885 NE 125th St., North Miami
(786) 615-4436

Dani’s a massage therapist who prides herself on choosing not to break her clients’ necks. Sonya’s a secretary who carries a bloody axe in her bag because it makes her feel powerful. They meet one night after the disappearance of a young man who has murdered an elderly woman. Together, they piece together what happened and uncover their own dark desires and fear that they will turn out like him… and what’s that noise coming from the closet? Inspired by a missing scene in Crime and Punishment.

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Jan. 24-25

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Aquila Theatre
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Two hundred years after it was written, this poses an ageless ethical question about innovation: Just because you can do it, should you?

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Jan. 24-Feb. 10

B for Baby
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546

Everyone dreams of something in their life. B wants a real hairdressers’ scissors and a wife. D wants a Winter Wonderland snow globe and ‘a big head of dirty auld curls’. Mrs C, she wants a baby and will do anything to have one. And if they can all help each other to be happy, what’s the harm in that? Rights Pending.

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Jan. 24-Feb. 17

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

Amidst cut-throat competition at a renowned auction house, Camila has just been promoted as the head of the Latin American Art Department when she is presented with one of her great-aunt Amelia Pelaez’s paintings as a last-minute inclusion. The authenticity of the painting is questionable, Camila’s dedication to her great aunt is not, forcing Camila to decide between her own burgeoning career and Amelia’s legacy. A world premiere.

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Jan. 25-27

La Traviata
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888

In the salon of Violetta’s Parisian apartment, any cause to celebrate inspires a lavish party. But when Violetta unexpectedly meets her first real love, Alfredo, will moral obligations of society and a life-threatening illness keep her from the promise of true love? By Giuseppe Verdi.

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Jan. 25-27

Romeo and Juliet
Florida Shakespeare Theater
Mizner Park Amphitheater
590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(561) 393-7890

In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long simmering feud between two noble families erupts in the city of Verona. Forced to choose between love and loyalty, the blood feud, and a cruel twist of fate, the young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, meet a tragic end.

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Jan. 26-27 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Aquila Theatre
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Through a web of theatrical magic that takes audiences to an enchanted forest, love and its complications are mirthfully explored in one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies

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Jan. 26-Feb. 3

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

The servants turn the tables on the masters in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s biting and sexually charged comedy about the established social order’s being tossed on its head. Sung in Italian, with projected translations in English and Spanish.

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Jan. 26-Feb. 24

Indecent
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

Inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance” – a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. Set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America, this play with music charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.

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Jan. 31-Feb. 3

En ningún lugar del mundo (Nowhere in the World)
On-Stage Black Box
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St., Miami
(305) 547-5414

Do visible borders define one’s homeland? Exile breaks up families, and years of separation produce the mirage of a reunion. Because without love we would have no homeland. Nowhere in the world would we fit, except there, where it is.

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Jan. 31-Feb. 10 

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

This play tells the tale of a group of self-absorbed 20- and 30-somethings, social benefactors who suffer the consequences of mistaken identity and misconstrued relationships. These are the kids who protest. They protest arts funding and arms funding. They protest school cutbacks and AIDS cutbacks and welfare cutbacks. But, one day, their morality is put to the test…

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Jan. 31-Feb. 17

Jekyll and Hyde
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

A devoted man of science, the kind and passionate Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a breakthrough that can solve some of humankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Testing his experimental treatments on himself, he accidentally unleashes his inner demons and transforms into the degenerate Mr. Hyde. By Broadway writer and lyricist Leslie Bricusse and composer Frank Wildhorn. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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Jan. 31-March 3

The Boys Upstairs
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Dr, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 678-1496

Sex, Dating, Friendship, and all the blurry lines in between . . . The Boys Upstairs invites you into the living room of Josh, Seth, and Ashley. These three Hell’s Kitchen Boys encounter all of the challenges, thrills, disappointments, tops and bottoms that young adult New York life has to offer.

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Feb. 1-2

Romeo and Juliet
Florida Shakespeare Theater
ArtsPark Amphitheater
1 North Young Circle, Hollywood
(954) 921-3500

In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long simmering feud between two noble families erupts in the city of Verona. Forced to choose between love and loyalty, the blood feud, and a cruel twist of fate, the young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, meet a tragic end.

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Feb. 1-3

City Shorts
City Theatre
Key Biscayne Community Center
10 Village Green Way, Key Biscayne
(305) 365-8900

City Shorts is a special traveling program of “Best of the Fest” short plays. The plays, running ten minutes or less, include entertaining classics and new work selected from City Theatre’s 23 seasons.

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Feb. 1-10

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.
Area Stage Company
Stage I Conservatory
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above. But first, she will have to defy her father, King Triton, who has other plans for his youngest daughter.

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Feb. 1-24

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

A young parolee hopes to find balm in Gilead, Wisconsin, where she gets a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. As she starts her life anew, the moribund town begins to awaken with her in this folk musical.

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Feb. 2

Henry and Mudge
Family Fare
Theatreworks USA
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Moving to a new town can be tough! Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate. Good thing is he has Mudge, his giant, irrepressible, canine pal. This musical for ages 5 to 8 is based on author Cynthia Rylant’s best-selling series.

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Feb. 2-3

‘Til Death Do Us Part…You First
West Boca Theatre Co.
Levis JCC/ Sandler Center
21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton
(561) 558-2520

Peter Fogel brings this comedy / multi-media show that focuses on true confessions about marriage, sex, and other things that end prematurely.

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Feb. 5-10

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

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, this tells a story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

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Feb. 5-24

The Last Romance
Riverside Theatre
Stark Stage Shows
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Love can make anyone feel young again, even an elderly widower. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph decides to take a different path on his daily walk. Instantly smitten by an elegant, mature woman, Carol, he turns on the charm hoping for a second chance at love. Defying Carol’s reticence, Ralph embarks on a journey to regain the happiness that seemed all but lost. A comedy by Joe DiPietro.

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Feb. 6-17

Love Letters
The J’s Cultural Arts Theater
Michael-Ann Russell JCC/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
(866) 811-4111

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, this play centers on two characters, sitting side by side at tables and reading the notes, letters and cards “in which over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats” that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.

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Feb. 7

I Have a Dream
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010

The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of our time. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King becomes the prime mover behind the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, putting his philosophy of non-violent protest to work. Recommended for grades 4–8.

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Feb. 7-9

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

The servants turn the tables on the masters in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s biting and sexually charged comedy about the established social order’s being tossed on its head. Sung in Italian, with projected translations in English and Spanish.

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Feb. 7-March 21

Cinderella
Actor’s Playhouse
Musical Theater for Young Audiences
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Loved the world over, Charles Perrault’s classic tale of a young lady’s struggle to overcome the tyranny of her wicked Stepmother and Stepsisters springs to life. “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly Performance on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. Kids Fest Family Day on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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Feb. 8-24

We Will Not Be Silent
Theater Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

This tells the true story of Sophie School, a German college who led the only major act of civil disobedience to the Nazis during the Second World War. A Southeastern Premiere.

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Feb. 8-March 3

Race
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface.

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Feb. 10

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

She received Tony nominations for A Catered Affair, Bells are Ringing and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway and appeared in the Broadway casts of Disaster! The Musical, The Little Mermaid and the revival of Annie. She also won a Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls,

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Feb. 11

The Quintessence of Joy
Jan McArt New Play Readings
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

A comedy by Stuart Meltzer immersed in the world of jazz, where adults in the throes of midlife crises face obstacles in the way of their “happily ever afters.”

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Feb. 12-17

Les Misérables
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and ClaudeMichel Schönberg’s Tony Award ®-winning musical phenomenon direct from its acclaimed Broadway return and with new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.

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Feb. 12-March 6

Hay Fever
Florida Repertory Theater
Historic Arcade Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488

Set in the glamour of the 1920’s, this comedy features the Bohemian Bliss family, gathered for a relaxing weekend in the English countryside – at least that’s what their unsuspecting houseguests are looking forward to – but instead, the relaxing retreat spirals into mayhem.

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Feb. 14-March 3

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

In this one-person tour de force by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, a man attempts to cure his mother’s depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. The list grows as he progresses from childhood (“Ice Cream”) and adolescence (“Star Trek”), to college (“Surprises”) and marriage (“Falling in Love”). But when life deals a bitter blow, the list proves to be helpful to the son in ways that it could never be for the mother. A South Florida premiere.

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Feb. 14-March 10

Afterglow
Ronnie Larsen Productions
Wilton Theater Factory – Main Stage
2304 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors
(954) 826-8790

This is a complex play about monogamy and the risks involved with an open marriage.

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Feb. 15-24

Big Fish
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2nd Street, Miami
(305) 237-3135

This musical revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman, and his adult son Will, who looks for what is behind his father’s tall stories.

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Feb. 15-24

Mill Fire
Department of Theatre and Dance
Florida Atlantic University
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

Told through a tapestry of memory, Mill Fire, explores the mysterious causes and devastating effects of a steel mill explosion as seen through the eyes of Marlene, a defiant young widow desperately in need of closure. As she wrestles with her memories, her conflicting emotions carry her through a search for meaning in her life.

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Feb. 15-March 10

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

The true story by Gail Louw of Stella Kubler who, in present day London, reflects on her days as a young Jewish girl in Nazi Germany. As she recounts her past, will we still see Stella as a victim? Or were her misdeeds as monstrous as those who imprisoned her?

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Feb. 16

It’s Not You, It’s Me
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

This Second City show takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships as seen through the eyes of the next generation of comic writers and performers.

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Feb. 16-17

Divas 3
Dodson’s Live at Lynn
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

A celebration of the greatest divas in history.

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Feb. 20-March 3

Fiddler on the Roof
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

The original production won ten Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. This new production, with movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, tells of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.

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Feb. 21

She Kills Monsters
Pompano Beach High School

Cappies

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Feb. 21-23

L’isola disabitata (The Deserted Island)
Opera Naples
Wang Opera Center
2408 Linwood Ave, Naples
(239) 963-9050

This comedy composed by Haydn takes place on a tiny deserted island. Disheartened Costanza and her younger sister, the innocent Sylvia, abandoned for 13 years by Constanza’s fiancé get a big surprise when he returns after escaping captivity at the hands of pirates and tries to resolve the misunderstanding. (Sung in Italian with English supertitles.)

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Feb. 21-March 9

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

Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach’s musical comedy based on the 1960 Oscar- winning film The Apartment follows Chuck Baxter, a bachelor with an apartment for hanky-panky.

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Feb. 21-March 10

A Raisin in the Sun
New City Players
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 591-0818

Set on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, this play revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the African American Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and Matriarch Lena.

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Feb. 22

B – The Underwater Bubble Show
Family Series
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

A magical under-the-sea journey for the whole family! Join Mr. B as he escapes to fantastical Bubblelandia, where mermaids, acrobats and giant sharks cavort amidst an endless ocean of bubbles. Appropriate for all ages.

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Feb. 22-24

Don Giovanni
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888

Don Giovanni is a young, arrogant, and charismatic aristocrat, who will stop at nothing to challenge unrequited lust – even if it means violence. But after one seductive conquest ends in murder, Don Giovanni finds himself at odds with the vengeful women from his past, and a simmering force beneath the surface. By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Feb. 22-March 3

Boeing Boeing
FIU Theatre
Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th Street, Miami
(305) 348-0548

By Marc Camoletti.

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Feb. 23

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical
Mainstage
Bailey Hall
Broward College, Central Campus
3501 Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884

An all improvised comedy as a troupe of master improvisers create a spontaneous evening of music and laughter. Working from audience suggestions, the cast creates hits songs on the spot for an unscripted awards show. The audience then votes for its favorite song and watches as comic wizards turn it into a full blown musical complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists.

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Feb. 24-March 10

A Doll’s House, Part 2
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

When Henrik Ibsen’s Nora slammed the door shut on her marriage in A Doll’s House, it was said to be the slam heard around the world. Fifteen years since closing the door and 138 years since Henrik penned the story, Nora returns to her beloved husband and children in A Doll’s House, Part 2. In this comedy, Nora wonders what she will find when she opens the door.

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Feb. 25

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

A dramatization based on the best-selling novel by Kristen Hannah. It tells the story of two sisters in France during World War II, and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation.

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Feb. 26-March 3

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

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, this show tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker. Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

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Feb. 26-March 23

Young Frankenstein, the Musical
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015

This is the stage version of Mel Brooks’ parody of the horror film genre, Young Frankenstein. All the iconic characters are included: Dr. Frankenstein, Igor (or Eye-gor, as the character insists), Frau Blucher and of course, the Monster. Previews on Feb. 26-27.

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Feb. 20

Mikveh
Cultural Theater Arts Series at B’nai Torah
B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton
(561) 392-8566

Mikveh offers a glimpse into the secretive world of the Jewish ritual bath. The intimate stories of seven women unfold in this revealing story of religious observance and evolving feminist consciousness. With humor, sincerity and tragedy, this provocative play explores the evolving position of women in this religious society.

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Feb. 28-March 10

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Abdo New River Room
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, here bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse and the “blockhead” Charlie Brown is in the middle of it all.

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Feb. 28-March 17

Wait Until Dark
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent.

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March 1

My Fair Lady
West Broward High School

Cappies

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March 1-17

Sweet Charity
Area Stage Company
Stage III Conservatory
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess, is a taxi dancer: a dance-partner-for-hire at a seedy dance hall in New York City. Though the job may be undesirable, Charity’s hopeful romanticism and unfailing optimism lift her out of her circumstances and help her reach for a life beyond.

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March 1-24

My One and Only
Stage Door Theater
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 N. 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

Here’s a musical spoof about a barn-storming pilot, a pretty Channel swimmer, and a host of other characters with the music and songs of George and Ira Gershwin.

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March 2

Curtains
NSU University School

Cappies

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March 3

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Sagemont School

Cappies

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March 4

Farce and Away
Jan McArt New Play Readings
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

Andy is married to Elsa but having an affair with Suzanne, who is sneaking around with Bernard, who may or may not be seeing Max, etc.

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March 5-10

Waitress
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s film, this tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness.

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March 6

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

Star of the world premiere production of Disney’s Newsies on Broadway, for which he received both Tony Award and Grammy Award nominations. Other Broadway credits include Bonnie & Clyde and Rock of Ages. He is also known for his television roles in Smash and Supergirl.

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March 7

Mamma Mia!
Cypress Bay High School

Cappies

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March 7

The Diary of Anne Frank
Deerfield Beach High School

Cappies

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March 7-April 7

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

Based on the documentaries by Billy Corben, Cocaine Cowboys chronicles the development of the illegal drug trade in Miami during the 1970s and 1980s through the eyes of Rivi Ayala, a hired assassin working with the notorious drug dealer Griselda Blanco. Created from the actual texts of Ayala’s depositions, newspaper articles of the time, and other found documents, this theatrical documentary is a world premiere.

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March 8-16

Hairspray
West Boca Drama Department
West Boca High School
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 672-2066

In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters, leading to social change as Tracy campaigns for the show’s integration.

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March 9

Legally Blonde
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

The official national tour of the Broadway show “Legally Blonde – The Musical.” Based on the hit movie, the ultimate theatrical tribute to Girl Power follows Elle Woods as she confronts stereotypes, sexism, cheating boyfriends and manipulative mentors.

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March 9-10

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective
Dodson’s Live at Lynn
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

Combing the creative forces of artists, musicians, composers and choreographers with the earth harp.

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March 12-31

My Fair Lady
Riverside Theatre
Stark Stage Shows
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Professor Henry Higgins loves language and Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle desires to speak like a lady. Embarking on a social experiment, sparks fly in the most unexpected places in this clash of cultures. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion. 

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March 13-April 7

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

Inspired by actual events, this follows the story of Huey Calhoun, a fictitious white radio DJ who was one of the first to play black music in 1950s Memphis, and Felicia, a black club singer who is hoping for her big break.

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March 14

Hairspray
West Boca High Drama Department

Cappies

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March 14-17

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

Based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, here bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse and the “blockhead” Charlie Brown is in the middle of it all. There is a special sensory friendly performance on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m.

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March 14-17

Estaba en casa y esperaba que llegara la lluvia
Arca Images
Miami Dade County Auditorium
Blackbox On.Stage
2901 W. Flagler Street, Miami
(786) 327-4539

Five women and a young man, coming from everything, coming from the war and their battles, finally returning to their home, which is here, in the house, now, spent by the road and life, half asleep or half dead.

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March 14-24

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

Isabel “Izzy” Grossman spends her time going from her tiny, solitary West Side apartment to her Bubbie’s apartment on the Lower East Side. Izzy is pining for a handsome local author but her irascible Bubbie brings in Hannah the matchmaker who fixes her up with a young pickle merchant. When neither man is what Izzy thought he would be, her initial reluctance gives way to a blossoming romance.

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March 14-24

The Wish Maker
Storycrafter Studio
885 NE 125th St., North Miami
(786) 615-4436

TBA

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March 14-April 7

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Theater Up Close
Adrienne Arsht Center with Zoetic Stage
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

This modern musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler tells the story of the obsessively vengeful barber Benjamin Barker and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett who together devise a plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has all of London dying for their pies.

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March 14-April 14

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

This show won the Tony Award for Best Musical with its score by the Gershwins, dance numbers and hilarious story.

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March 15

Honk!
St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Cappies

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March 15-17

Last of the Red-Hot Lovers
Curtain Call Playhouse
Willow Theater
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948

Neil Simon’s comedy follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman, who wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 30-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally comes Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend.

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March 16

Once Upon a Mattress
Monarch High School

Cappies

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March 16

Chicago
American Heritage School

Cappies

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March 16-24

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

Wracked by agonizing physical pain and caught up in a stormy marriage to Diego Rivera, the flame that fueled Frida Kahlo’s art just kept burning and never turned to ash. She created fifty-five self-portraits. But no portrait of her is quite revealing as the one in Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s opera. Sung in English and Spanish with projected translations in English and Spanish.

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March 16-April 14

The Children
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they’re shocked to discover the real reason for her visit. This scary play makes tense drama out of the catastrophic results of human meddling in the natural world. 2018 Tony Best Play Nominee!

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March 19-20 

Friends! The Musical Parody
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

This new musical lampoons TV’s Friends, celebrating the misadventures of your favorite 20-to-30-somethings as they navigate life, love and work in 1990s New York. Recommended for mature audiences.

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March 20

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

A Tony Award winner for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Frankie Valli in Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Young claims to be the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award for a Broadway debut.

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March 20-23

Spellbound Theatre’s World Inside of Me
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550

Featuring public performances and interactive workshops especially developed for babies’ aged 0–2, Spellbound artists will lead the audience through the a journey that follows the growth of the human body.

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March 21-April 21

From White Plains
Island City Stage
2038 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

In an emotional Academy Awards acceptance speech, Dennis Sullivan publicly denounces Ethan Rice, the high school bully Dennis believes pushed his gay best friend Mitchell to suicide, and who, fifteen years later, inspired the screenplay that garnered the Oscar. As the speech rapidly escalates from internationally-televised to viral, a now more mature Ethan must confront what he did as a teenager.

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March 21-April 21

Rituals
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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March 22-24

Die Fledermaus
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888

It’s New Year’s Eve at Prince Orlofsky’s lavish masquerade ball, where Viennese guests waltz, drink, and revel in opulence, blissfully oblivious to an elaborate revenge plan taking place. Not even the Prince knows who will be appearing during the party, but after a delightful evening of waltzes, misunderstandings, rendezvous gone wrong, and a final unmasking of lies, only champagne is to blame in Johann Strauss’ intoxicating and high-spirited comedy about revenge, deception, and disguise.

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March 22-24

Wiesenthal
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(844) 672-2849

Written by and starring Tom Dugan, and directed by Jenny Sullivan, this is the true story of Simon Wiesenthal. Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a universal hero.

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March 22-April 7

Bare: A Pop Opera
Measure for Measure
Countess de Hoernle Theatre
Spanish River Community High School Campus
7901 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton
(561) 860-2736

A rock musical with a book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Hartmere and music by Intrabartolo. The story focuses on two gay high school students and their struggles at their private Catholic boarding school.

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March 22-April 10

Million Dollar Quartet
Florida Repertory Theater
Historic Arcade Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488

One night in Memphis, record producer, Sam Phillips, brought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley together for a jam session that changed music history.

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March 22-April 14

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

One of Neil Simon’s mature comedies. It’s 1971 in New York City and Evie is a cabaret singer compromised by her excessive lifestyle. As she tries to rebuild her life with her insecure friends Toby and Jimmy, can she also establish a closer relationship with her daughter?

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March 22-April 14

TBA
Outré Theatre Company
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 SW 1st Ave, Pompano Beach
(954) 839-9578

TBA

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March 23

Last of the Red-Hot Lovers
Curtain Call Playhouse
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
(954) 747-4646

Neil Simon’s comedy follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman, who wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 30-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally comes Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend.

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March 24

Die Fledermaus
Children’s Performance
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888

The company’s annual Children’s Performance will be a one-hour abridged version for children and families, starring members of the Benenson Young Artist and Apprentice Artist programs.

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March 24-25

Piaf – No Regrets
Dodson’s Live at Lynn
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

A voice for the ages is revived as Christine Andreas delivers a celebration of Edith Piaf – performed in French and English.

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March 26-April 7

Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards® including best musical.

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March 26-April 7

The Good Doctor
JCAT Youth
The J’s Cultural Arts Theater
Michael-Ann Russell JCC/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
(866) 811-4111

Neil Simon’s homage to Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov, who claimed all Chekhov’s plays were comedies!

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March 26-April 14

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

Tony and Maria – two young, idealistic lovers – find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. They fight to find a place for themselves in a violent world, only to discover that love doesn’t always have a happy ending.

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March 26-April 14

Ghost Writer
Riverside Theatre
Waxlax Stage Shows
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his secretary Myra continues to take dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Wooley’s legacy now that she cannot have his love, or might she truly possess a gift the world cannot understand?

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March 27-31

School of Rock
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Based on the film, this follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. This musical comedy features new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever live kids rock band!

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March 28-30

Frida
Florida Grand Opera
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010

Wracked by agonizing physical pain and caught up in a stormy marriage to Diego Rivera, the flame that fueled Frida Kahlo’s art just kept burning and never turned to ash. She created fifty-five self-portraits. But no portrait of her is quite revealing as the one in Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s opera. Sung in English and Spanish with projected translations in English and Spanish.

*        *        *

March 28-April 14

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

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture with music by Dolly Parton and book and lyrics by Patricia Resnick. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with their sexist, egotistical, lying boss Mr. Hart. Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy giving their workplace a dream makeover and taking control of the company that had always kept them down. This musical contains adult subject matter and language. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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March 28-April 21

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Infinite Abyss Productions
Wilton Theatre Factory
2304-2306 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors
(954) 489-8440

Martin McDonagh’s tense thriller about a plain and lonely woman in her forties with her first and possibly final chance at love and the manipulative mother who sets out to derail it.

*        *        *

March 29-30 

Rooming House
Lucky Plush Productions
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

A hybrid of high-level dance and theater, this is a playful and personal program that propels the ensemble into a game of whodunit, looking at how we tell stories and interpret the truth.

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March 29-April 7

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Lightning Bold Productions
West Boca Performing Arts Theatre
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 886-8286

Who would’ve guessed knowing how to spell would be so much fun?  Audience members get to be a part of this very fast moving experience.

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March 29-April 14

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

After suffering a potent physical trauma, Harlowe loses her sense of touch. When her sister brings her home to convalesce, she retreats to the bathroom and spends hour after hour languishing in the tub. This is a story of sisters and bodies; it is a story of how we heal. A world premiere.

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March 29-April 14

Dance Nation
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546

Written by Clare Barron. Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power. Rights Pending.

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March 29-April 21

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

An embittered sanitation worker, a former Negro League star denied a shot at the major leagues because of the color of his skin, takes his resentment out on his wife and son, fracturing relationships and thwarting dreams in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by August Wilson.

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March 30-31

Last of the Red-Hot Lovers
Curtain Call Playhouse
Herb Skolnick Center
800 S.W. 36th Ave, Pompano
(954) 786-4590

Neil Simon’s comedy follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman, who wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 30-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally comes Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend.

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March 31

Friends! The Musical Parody
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th St, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010

A delightfully naughty confection that plucks the best moments from the TV show’s ten years and recreates them in an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp that celebrates the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a seemingly typical day at the coffee shop until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. This event is not recommended for mature audiences.

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TBA

TBA
Coral Gables High School

Cappies

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TBA

TBA
Somerset Academy

Cappies

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TBA

TBA
Miramar High School

Cappies

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April 4-7

The Rover
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2nd Street, Miami
(305) 237-3135

This play in two parts depicts the amorous adventures of a group of Englishmen in Naples at Carnival time.

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April 4-14

Tony & Tina’s Wedding
The Abdo New River Room
at the Broward Center
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(561) 860-2736

The classic interactive audience intensive evening in which the patrons are attending a madcap wedding with a crazy cast of characters. Includes a meal.

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April 5-7

King Solomon & His 700 Wives
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(844) 672-2849

The compelling mystery of how the wise King Solomon could slip into moral decadence is unraveled in this musical comedy. The King’s accomplishments are derailed when the Queen of Sheba shows up in Jerusalem, wreaking havoc among the temple builders, disrupting harem life among the wives, and shattering the misbegotten dreams of Chlorina, the Transvestwife wannabe.

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April 5-7, 12-14

Last of the Red-Hot Lovers
Curtain Call Playhouse
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
(954) 545-7800

Neil Simon’s comedy follows middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman, who wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 30-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally comes Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend.

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April 5-May 5

Native Gardens
Florida Repertory Theater
Artstage Studio Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488

A brand-new hot-button comedy that pits neighbor against neighbor in a backyard turf war. When rising career professionals, Pablo and Tania, move in next door to deep-rooted D.C. socialites, Frank and Virginia, they try to be neighborly. But when a questionable fence line threatens Frank’s prize-winning orchids, the gardening cloves come off.

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April 6

Mountainfilm on Tour
Family Fare
Theatreworks USA
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

A selection of short family films from Colorado’s acclaimed Telluride Mountainfilm festival, these stories are told in fun, engaging ways to entertain and inspire families to talk about today’s issues. Recommended for ages 4 to 7.

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April 9-14

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

Based on the hit film, this new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

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April 9-27

Sex with Strangers
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015

“Who are you?” are the first words spoken in this comedy about fame, cyber identity and ambition. Olivia, a talented but unrecognized novelist who is in her 40s, puts that question to Ethan, a 20-something superstar sex blogger who shows up one snowy evening at Olivia’s remote cabin in the woods. Previews on April 9-10.

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April 10-21

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

A true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. With folk-punk music, creators and stars Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore a fundamental question: how do we make the most of the time that we have? Book by the Bengsons and Sarah Gancher; music & lyrics by the Bengsons. A South Florida premiere.

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April 11-28

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

Inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, this show explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City.

*        *        *

April 12-13

New Playwrights Festival
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2nd Street, Miami
(305) 237-3135

This features young playwrights from both the high school and college who will see their work produced onstage.

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April 12-21

The Suicide
FIU Theatre
Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th Street, Miami
(305) 348-0548

By Nikolai Erdman and adapted by Gyllian Raby and Anna MacAlpine.

*        *        *

April 12-21

Next to Normal
Department of Theatre and Dance
Florida Atlantic University
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards, this is the story of a woman and her family as they cope with her mental illness.

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April 12-May 5

Ghost the Musical
Stage Door Theater
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 N. 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

Adapted from the film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, this follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death.  Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger.

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April 12-May 5

37 Postcards
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

After years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is happy to return to the comfort of his home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he remembered it. The entire house is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn’t been fed in five years, and Avery’s Grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is still alive and kicking. Forced to either accept the oddities of his family, or leave them behind, 37 Postcards suggests that you can, in fact, go home again… You just never know what you’re going to find.

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April 13-14

Rent
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

The Pulitzer and Tony winning Broadway musical returns on its official 20th anniversary national tour. Based on Puccini’s opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s rock musical recounts the wild lives, edgy dreams and outsider passions of a rebellious community of artists in New York City’s East Village during the dark, delirious 80’s.

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April 16-May 5

Legally Blonde – the Musical
Riverside Theatre
Stark Stage Shows
A Co-Production with the Walnut Street Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Filled with song-and-dance numbers, this follows the exploits of effervescent sorority girl Elle Woods and her plans to follow her Ivy League ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School. Determined to get him back, she charms her way into the prestigious law school. This award-winning comedy is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the subsequent hit film starring Reese Witherspoon.

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April 17 

Rent
20th Anniversary Tour
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Based on Puccini’s La Bohème, this rock musical recounts a year in the life of friends and roommates living in New York City’s East Village in the late 1980s. Jonathan Larson’s tale, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996, tackles love, loss, addiction, AIDS and other relatable life struggles.

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April 18-28

Murder Ballad
Measure for Measure
The Abdo New River Room
at the Broward Center
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(561) 860-2736

A rock musical with a book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Hartmere and music by Intrabartolo. The story focuses on two gay high school students and their struggles at their private Catholic boarding school.

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April 19-28

The Wizard of Oz
Area Stage Company
Stages I and II Conservatory
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

After a tornado whisks Dorothy Gale away from Kansas to the magical land of Oz, she embarks on a quest with some magical creatures to find the mighty Wizard of Oz in the hopes of having their wishes granted.

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April 20

Shh! We Have a Plan
Family Series
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

Based on an award-winning children’s book, this show follows three determined characters as they plot to capture a beautiful bird. Irish theater troupe Cahoots NI uses pantomime, puppetry, and music to engage children as young as three in the magic of theater. Appropriate for ages 3 and up.

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April 23-May 5

Anastasia
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

A brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

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April 24-25

Carmen
Opera Naples
Artis-Naples Hayes Hall
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
(239) 963-9050

Georges Bizet’s Carmen (sung in French with English supertitles) is set in southern Spain, and presents a love triangle with zesty temptress gypsy girl Carmen, a love-struck soldier (who descends into jealousy and desperation), and a handsome bull fighter.

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April 24-May 5

Disney’s The Lion King
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

This follows the adventures of the young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa. Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar plots to usurp Mufasa’s throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.

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April 25

Pete the Cat
Student Matinee Program Production
Presented by Theatreworks USA
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

In this musical adaptation of the popular book series by Kimberly and James Dean, join Pete the Cat as he brings a little art and music to little Jimmy Biddle’s very organized life. Recommended Ages: Grades Pre-K through 3.

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April 25-May 5

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

This drama was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, where it received its world premiere. After years in prison and subsequent hardships, Ray, has a new identity and has made a new life for himself, thinking that he cannot be found. Una, upon seeing a photo of Ray in a magazine, has arrived unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the passionate relationship they had fifteen years ago.

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April 25-May 23

Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Actor’s Playhouse
Musical Theater for Young Audiences
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

This pop culture phenomenon follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher, who is extremely worried about his first day of school tomorrow. While watching a TV show for inspiration, he drifts off to sleep and magically the characters from the show he was watching begin to come to life before his very eyes!  “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly Performance on May 11 at 11 a.m.

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April 25-May 12

Always . . . Patsy Cline
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

This is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s long friendship with a fan named Louise Seger. The show includes a live band and features Patsy’s hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight.” 27 songs in all!

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April 25-May 19

Viva La Parranda!
Miami New Drama
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

A village, a dream, a new musical. Bringing passion and color through traditional rhythms and dances, Betsayda Machado and La Parranda El Clavoher villages own multi-generational band invites audiences to the contagious beats of Afro-Venezuelan soul through stories and songs of their real-life struggles and triumphs. A world premiere.

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April 25-May 26

Ballroom Stories
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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April 27-May 5

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

A portrait of a lonely-hearted dreamer obsessed with a love he can never have. Sung in French, with projected translations in English and Spanish.

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May TBA

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

A concert-style reading of a new musical by Mark Walter Braswell, based on the true story of Operation Pedro Pan – a secret plan that flew 14,000 children from Havana to Miami between December 1960 and October of 1962

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May 2019

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
West Boca Drama Department
West Boca High School
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 672-2066

Third interactive dinner theater

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May 3-19

The Wedding Warrior
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546

A return engagement of an autobiographical play detailing South Florida’s Casey Dressler’s days as a wedding planner in the Florida Keys.  In the show, Dressler portrays more than a dozen characters, including a Cuban, weed-smoking cigar roller; a stern, detail-oriented mother-of-the-bride; a maid of honor with food issues; a low-key busboy; and a southernism-spouting hotel clerk.

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May 4

Emily and the Thing
Family Fare
Tall Stories
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

One evening, Emily Brown and her old gray rabbit, Stanley, hear a Thing crying outside. The poor Thing just can’t get to sleep, so the intrepid pair embark on a trip to discover why. Touching on themes of fear, bravery and adventure (and bedtime excuses), this production from London’s Tall Stories theater company is suitable for ages 3 and up.

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May 4-19

United Flight 232
Theater Up Close
Adrienne Arsht Center with Zoetic Stage
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 headed for Chicago with 296 aboard was paralyzed mid-air. For 44 minutes, the aircraft descended towards an emergency landing and crashed at Sioux City Gateway airport; 184 of 296 passengers and crew survived. Drawing on the interviews and research conducted by author Laurence Gonzales for his book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, this play is a reflection on how to comprehend tragedy and celebrate human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges. A South Florida premiere.

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May 7-19

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
JCAT Community
The J’s Cultural Arts Theater
Michael-Ann Russell JCC/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
(866) 811-4111

A large Long Island mansion with secret passages, a blizzard, a theatrical troupe and a homicidal maniac on the loose – what could possible go wrong? This rip-roaring farce by John Bishop has those assembled (or at least those who aren’t killed off) untangle the mystery of the “Stage Door Slasher.”

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May 8-26

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

Giraffes strut.  Birds swoop.  Gazelles leap.  The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before.  And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. Disney’s Lion King is a special season option.

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May 9-11

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

A portrait of a lonely-hearted dreamer obsessed with a love he can never have. Sung in French, with projected translations in English and Spanish.

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May 9-12

Hamletmachine
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2nd Street, Miami
(305) 237-3135

This postmodernist drama is loosely based on Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

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May 10

In to America
Griffin Theater Company
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St., Miami
(305) 547-5414

A world premiere drama that traces the American immigrant experience from Jamestown to present day through the stories of ordinary men, women and children who departed their homelands in the hopes of creating a new life.

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May 10-11

Madagascar A Musical Adventure JR
Conservatory Production
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure JR.. follows the animals of New York’s Central Park Zoo on an unexpected journey to the zany world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5.

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May 11

Arch8 Tetris
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550

Coming all the way from Copenhagen, this high energy performance is for the kids who can’t sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls, and those who can imagine further than they can see!

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May 14-June 1

Red Speedo
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015

This play by Lucas Hnath is about Ray – a young swimming phenom who has swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo, which means he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. Previews on May 14-15.

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May 15-June 9

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

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for “Best Play,” all elements come together in this story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty.

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May 16 

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

With songs by pop star Cyndi Lauper, this musical romp is about friendship and the belief that you can change the world if you change your mind. Inspired by true events, it is a stroll from a shoe factory in Northampton to the catwalks of Milan.

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May 17-18

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

Based on the book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production tells the story of personified cats as they gather for the biggest night of the year, the Jellicle Ball. Featuring students in grades 6 -12 and the Professional Training Program.

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May 17-June 2

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

The Pope is in New York City for the day, and an untalented songwriter hopes a blessing from the Pontiff will help him achieve his Hollywood dream, with his celebrity-obsessed girlfriend at his side. First, though, he’d have to institutionalize his schizophrenic wife, in this surrealistic, heartbreaking and hilarious Obie Award-winning play by John Guare.

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May 18-June 16

Kings
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

A funny new play by Sarah Burgess about money, politics and the state of the American republic – it premiered last season at the Public Theatre in NYC. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist.  When she represents a political neophyte with staunch ideals, she is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in?

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May 24-June 16

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Stage Door Theater
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 N. 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

Set in New York City in 1922, this tells the story of young Millie Dillmount who comes to the big city from Kansas in search of a new life for herself. Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Musical.

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May 30-June 30

Veronica’s Position
Island City Stage
2038 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

Love, politics and art intermingle in Rich Orloff’s set in Washington, D.C., 1990. When Veronica, a self-absorbed movie star in mid-life agrees to co-star in a revival of Hedda Gabler with her favorite ex-husband, both egos and calories get burned. The director (who is young, female and attractive) gets a better performance from Veronica’s ex-husband off-stage than on. When conflicts build between those she adores, the fervently apolitical Veronica is forced to take a position on the one subject she cares about – love.

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May 30-June 30

LGBTQ Out of the Container
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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Summer 2019

Summer and Smoke
Area Stage Company
Professional
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

It is 1916 in Glorious Hill, Mississippi. Alma Winemiller, a highly-strung, unmarried minister’s daughter, must navigate through the growing spiritual and physical romance between her and the wild, undisciplined young doctor who grew up next door.

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May 30-June 30

Summer Shorts
City Theatre
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
(305) 949-6722

A yearly theatrical celebration that showcases the diversity of Miami through a 90-minute program of new comedies, dramas, and mini-musicals.

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June 11-23

A Bronx Tale
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

This story of loyalty and family takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this musical based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story.

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June 13-30

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Based on the smash-hit movie, this tells of a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio that agrees to take its show to the middle of the Australian outback on a battered old bus nicknamed Priscilla. Searching for love and friendship, the three men end up finding more than they ever dreamed in this funny musical that features outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favorites The production is presented though special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

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June 18-23

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

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world – 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. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

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June 28-29

In the Heights
Conservatory Production
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

In the Hispanic community of Manhattan’s Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi dreams of saving enough money to return to his home country, the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, the people in Usnavi’s neighborhood face the challenge of sustaining their tight-knit community. Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Featuring students in grades 6 -12.

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July 4-Aug. 4

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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July 5-28

The Soul of Motor City
Stage Door Theater
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 N. 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

In the early 1960s Detroit was on the move. The distinctive sound that emerged from the city was the sound of young America. This show celebrates the classics of the time by such artists as The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and many more.

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July 6-27

Puss in Boots
Actor’s Playhouse
Musical Theater for Young Audiences
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Discover how Puss gets his Bodacious Boots and Flashy Fedora, and then join him as he helps the Miller’s youngest son go from rags to riches. Can Puss convince the King that the poor Miller’s son is the Marquis de Carabas? Can he help the Miller’s son win the hand of the beautiful Princess and trick the Ogre out of his castle? “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly Performance on July 20 at 11 a.m.

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July 17-Aug. 11

Murder for Two
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Here is a musical murder mystery with a twist; one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all 13 suspects, and they both play the piano!

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July 19-Aug. 11

Men on Boats
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

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July 20-Aug. 18

Skeleton Crew
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

The play tackles the corrosion of the American Dream – and the economic, racial, and social tensions of a city, a workforce, and a nation. Set in a small factory in Detroit – the play articulates the workers struggle to survive. Their banter and confrontations are a powerful currency, posing urgent questions and revealing startling truths.

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July 26-27

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Conservatory Production
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic. Join Charlie, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Linus and their good old pal Snoopy on their many neighborhood adventures! Featuring students in grades 3 – 5.

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Aug. 1-10

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

An original play to be written by Nilo Cruz exploring the lives of the DREAMERS. A world premiere.

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Aug. 8-Sept. 8

The Road Not Taken
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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Aug. 15-Sept. 1

Macbeth
New City Players
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 591-0818

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth takes the prophecy into his own hands…grasping the throne for himself.

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Sept. 21-Oct. 20

Wiesenthal
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

Filled with hope, humanity and humor – this is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, who devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble – his unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life.

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Sept. 27-Oct. 20

True West
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

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Oct. 10-27

Falling
New City Players
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 591-0818

Based on the playwright’s own experiences, Falling boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with a son, named Josh, who has autism. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with each of them trying to balance what is best for the family, themselves, and Josh.

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