South Florida 2018 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.

 

July 25-Sept. 2

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

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

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Aug. 1-19

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

This one-woman tour-de-force performance brings more than 20 Latina women to life on stage by weaving together tales of love, marriage, immigration, and identity through eclectic stories and whimsical song!

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Aug. 2-26

Shorts Gone Wild 6
City Theatre and Island City Stage
2304 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

Shorts Gone Wild features new ten-minute plays by local and national playwrights, with scripts that span the rainbow – hilarious comedy, poignant romance and sharply political.

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Aug. 3-19

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

Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters singer Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub. When she is fired by the club’s owner—her jealous boyfriend—she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin taking control of the government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change.

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Aug. 3-19

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Sol Children Theater
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

Based on the comic strip “Peanuts” By Charles M. Schultz.

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Aug. 9-26

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

This play by Nick Payne begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

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Aug. 9-Sept. 2

The Gay Naked Play
Ronnie Larson Presents
The Foundry at the Abyss Theater
2308 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors
(954) 826-8790

A struggling local theater company packs the house when nude actors are cast in their “serious” productions. And, of course, chaos ensues in this comedy by David Bell. The performance includes male nudity.

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Aug. 11-Sept. 9

White Guy on the Bus
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

A fearless new play by Bruce Graham that unravels a complex web of moral ambiguity, revenge, and racial bias. A wealthy white businessman and a struggling black single mom ride the same bus week after week. As they get to know each other, their relationship sparks a candid and surprising look at racial and economic divides.

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Aug. 13

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

This dark, family comedy focuses on how technology helps us stay close, while still enabling us to keep our distance. The play is told almost entirely via text messages. As we all know, sometimes texting is just easier than saying something face to face. You have to be careful of auto-correct, though. It can be murder.

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Aug. 20

Stars of David: Story to Song
The Yiddishkayt Initiative
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(844) 672-2849

Based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, this new musical adaptation celebrates the Jewish identity of America’s most notable public figures.

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Aug. 21

Stars of David: Story to Song
The Yiddishkayt Initiative
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(800) 211-1414

Based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, this new musical adaptation celebrates the Jewish identity of America’s most notable public figures.

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Aug. 22

Stars of David: Story to Song
The Yiddishkayt Initiative
David Posnack Jewish Community Center
5850 South Pine Island Road, Davie
(954) 434-0499, ext.336

Based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, this new musical adaptation celebrates the Jewish identity of America’s most notable public figures.

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Aug. 25-26

Dixie’s Tupperware Party
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

This comedy stars Dixie Longate, as the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, who has packed up her catalogues, and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to journey across America. She throws a good ol’ fashioned Tupperware Party filled with tales, heartfelt accounts, giveaways, audience participation and an assortment of Tupperware. The show has adult content.

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Aug. 26

Stars of David: Story to Song
The Yiddishkayt Initiative
Michael-Ann Russell JCC
18900 NE 25th Ave, Miami
(305) 932-4200

Based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, this new musical adaptation celebrates the Jewish identity of America’s most notable public figures.

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Aug. 24-Sept. 9

James and the Giant Peach
Sol Children Theater
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family.  Featuring a score and book by Timothy Allen McDonald. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Directed by Rosalie Grant

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Aug. 29-Sept. 2

When a Baby Cries
Herman LeVern Jones’ TheatreSouth
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
(954) 545-7800

This comedic drama, written by Benita Alane Cornick, is about the redemptive power of new life. It showcases the lives of two women, with differing perspectives on love, marriage and children. Lemon is a woman healing from the scars of a tragic fire intentionally set by her husband 18 years ago, which claimed his life and the life of their infant son. She again begins to feel the sting of loneliness as her best friend, Sweetness, awaits a proposal of marriage from Manny.

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Sept. 8-9

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

Silencio” (Silence), is a performance where the daily lives of immigrants and the actors’ own vision come together. Silencio is a show designed to interact with the audience and make them see beyond what they hear on the news: The Truth, told through 10 stories.

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Sept. 8-30

Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter
Theatre Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

In a mythic countryside in a mountain fort surrounded by wild forest and woodland creatures, young Ronia is raised and loved by her family, who happen to be a band of robbers. Everything changes when she encounters the impetuous son of a rival band of robbers. Their friendship forces Ronia to question her fiery father’s actions— and to take a stand for her own beliefs. A Heckscher Theatre for Families production and US Premiere.

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Sept. 13-30

Crooked
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 610-7263

Catherine Trieschmann’s play is described as “Fourteen year old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi with a twisted back, a mother in crisis and a burning desire to be writer. When she befriends Maribel Purdy, a fervent believer in the power of Jesus Christ to save her from the humiliations of high school, Laney embarks on a hilarious spiritual and sexual journey that challenges her mother’s secular worldview and threatens to tear their fragile relationship apart.”

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Sept. 20

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

This play takes place in Miami Beach on All Soul’s Day. It follows the travails of a lonely transvestite who tries to summon the spirit of his dead lover, instead he is confronted with two restless ballroom dancers who had been his idols, a German umbrella mender, and two “body guardian” angels.  It offers a fable of loss, fear and disorientation during the AIDS epidemic. Written and directed by Nilo Cruz.

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September 22

Til Death Do Us Part… You First
ArtServe Theater
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
www.tildeathdousparttheplay.com ;
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3569915

Eternal bachelor Peter Fogel, has major commitment issues and is stuck in “Manolescence” He also senses his own mortality and after much soul searching decides to revisit the scene of all his romantic disasters. And with that decision he brings you his auto-biographical tale of a comedian’s Quixote Quest to finally searching for the one woman who can transform his life. Similar to in structure to the  Defending The Caveman one-man show format, a portion of proceeds will go to MS Views and News, a not-for-profit organization that educates and assists people with Multiple Sclerosis!, according to the show’s publicity.

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Sept. 28-Oct. 7

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
FIU Theatre
Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th Street, Miami
(305) 348-0548

By Nilo Cruz and based on the short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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Sept. 28-Oct. 14

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
MNM Theatre Company
Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

A musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, featuring 56 songs recorded by “Old Blue Eyes”.

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Sept. 28-Oct. 21

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

The play by Tracy Letts focuses on the relationship between despondent Arthur Przybyszewski, a former 1960s radical who owns a rundown donut shop in Uptown, Chicago, and Franco, his energetic but troubled young African American assistant who wants to update the establishment with lively music and healthy menu options. Dialogue scenes are separated by soliloquies in which Arthur discusses his past and reminisces about the city as it was in his younger years. The TV series Superior Donuts is based on this play. Sunday, September 30th performance rescheduled to Thursday, October 18th.

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Oct. 1

The Value of Gold
Island City Stage Mainstage
2304 N Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

A Staged Reading. Jacob Gold is an orthodox Jew, and closeted gay man with a strict, homophobic father, for whom he works in a New York City jewelry store. His only outlet is a gay video store, which he frequents regularly, where he witnesses a brutal murder. He faces a moral dilemma, where he must decide whether to help the police find the killer, which would reveal his secret life and upend his family relationships, or stay quiet, and let the killer remain on the loose.

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Oct. 4-21

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

Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors.

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Oct. 10-21

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

This production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. It also features a new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor.

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Oct. 10-Nov. 18

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

A world premiere, this reflects the pulse of our community with its story centering on Cuban musicians Rolando and Ramona Calderon, and their lives in Cuba from 1958 to the present. Just as their local Havana band is about to get its big break, the Revolution tears apart the only world they have ever known.

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Oct. 11-28

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

It’s 1897, and Jonathan Harker and his fiancée Mina Murray are welcoming Count Dracula from Transylvania. From that point on, nothing is what you’d expect it to be. Using Bram Stoker’s novel as starting point, Michael McKeever has reinvented the Gothic horror tale and – taking a feminist point of view – created female characters that not only stand up to the title character, but eventually overcome him. A world premiere.

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Oct. 12-21

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

The play is set in a New York City slum and portrays of life in a tenement building. It focuses particularly on the tragedy of one family, the Maurrants, which is destroyed when the husband shoots and kills his wife and her lover. Street Scene won a Pulitzer Prize.

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Oct. 13-Nov. 1

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

A scathingly 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.

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Oct. 13-Nov. 10

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

A modern day “Beauty” named Bella is reading a book about a selfish Prince who has a “Beastly” curse placed upon him. While reading, Bella is visited by a mysterious Dog named Worm who replaces Bella’s book with a magical one that allows the book’s characters to communicate with Bella. The Beastly Prince has to find someone to love him so he captures Bella’s father and uses the enchanted book to bring Bella to his castle, hoping to convince her to love him. “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly Performance on Nov. 10 .

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Oct. 13-Nov. 11

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

The head of the admissions department at a New England prep school is fighting to diversify the student body. With her husband, the school’s Headmaster, they’ve brought a stodgy institution into the 21st century. When their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values! A play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.

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Oct. 16

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

Playwright’s Forum with Andrea Stolowitz. In 2006 playwright Stolowitz receives a copy of her great-grandfather’s 1939 diary from the archivist at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. The parallel lives of Max Cohnreich and Stolowitz create a nested detective narrative about the search for home and family which operates at the border of reality and memory and the intersection of national history and private lives. A play about remembering and forgetting.

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Oct. 17-21

She Stoops to Comedy
FIU Theatre
DM-150 Theatre
10910 SW 17th Street, Miami
(305) 348-0548

By David Greenspan.

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Oct. 18-Nov. 4

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

This classic story tells of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. Based on the novel by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films, the story has been given a contemporary spin with a hilarious new book and pop score by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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Oct. 18-Nov. 11

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

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance is a comedy with swashbuckling pirates, a love story and bumbling constables.

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Oct. 19-Nov. 11

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

For 16 years, Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance was a success all over the world – and then a firestorm erupted shortly after its 1923 Broadway premiere. This drama with music by Paula Vogel is a spellbinding exploration of the play’s journey, and a heartfelt tribute to the people that brought it to life.

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Oct. 19-Nov. 11

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

Pastor Paul has guided his congregation through the years, from its origins as a tiny storefront church to today’s beautiful new megachurch with thousands of congregants. Now, on a Sunday, in the middle of his sermon, Paul is about to challenge one of his congregation’s most fundamental beliefs. What do you do when you realize that you’ve been lied to? If the stakes are eternity, how far are you willing to follow those you love? South Florida premiere and winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award by Orlando-native playwright Lucas Hnath. This production contains adult language.

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Oct. 22

The Diamond Girl
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 dramatization by Tony Finstrom of Anthony Trollope’s 1872 novel ‘The Eustace Diamonds,’ it’s part romantic dramedy, part Masterpiece Theatre.

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Oct. 23 

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

Playwright’s Forum with Ken Weitzman. The President has just pardoned a notorious racist. Now the Supreme Court must decide on whether or not to allow it. But an unexpected twist thrusts two unwitting Supreme Court clerks into the middle of the Court’s decision.

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Oct. 23-28

Menopause the Musical
G-Four Productions
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

This musical parody is set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more. This show is intended for mature audiences due to subject matter.

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Oct. 23-Nov. 11

Smokey Joe’s Café
Riverside Theatre
Stark Stage Shows
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

One of Broadway’s longest-running hits and a celebration of legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

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Oct. 25-Nov. 18

One Night in Miami . . .
Miami New Drama
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

The night of February 25th, 1964 a young Cassius Clay emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach’s hotspots to celebrate the match, Clay, unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws, spends the night in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown.

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Oct. 26-28

The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(844) 672-2849

Men and women from eighteen to eighty laugh non-stop as Robert Dubac embarks on a quest to answer the age old question, “What do women want?” With a shrug of his shoulders or a crook of his neck, he seamlessly transforms himself into five hysterical boneheads who offer sidesplitting advice on how to best straddle the gender gap – all while drinking a beer.

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Oct. 27-Nov. 18

King Lear
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 610-7263

A drama by William Shakespeare. Talkback will be with Guest Panelist Sara Deats, PhD at 5 pm, following the Nov. 11 performance.

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Oct. 28-Nov. 11

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

The women of Truvy’s beauty salon are quick with a quip and hilarious repartee, unafraid to show their eccentric personalities. But when the threat of tragedy begins to wilt their delicate Louisiana charm, the women reveal they are stronger than despair. By Robert Harling.

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Oct. 30

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

Playwright’s Forum with E.M. Lewis. Twenty years ago, Lissie and Roger fled from their family farm and made themselves disappear. But the family secrets chase them still. No one ever tells you how hard it will be to break the silence.

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Nov. 1-Dec. 2

Buyer and Cellar
Island City Stage
2038 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

A struggling actor in L.A., Alex More takes a job as a “shopkeeper” in the nostalgic, Main Street-inspired basement of beloved megastar, Barbra Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? A Broward debut; by Jonathan Tolins.

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Nov. 7-Dec. 30

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Florida Studio Theatre
Gompertz Theatre
1241 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota
(941) 366-9017

The story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by any means necessary. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress, his fiancée, and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. Opening night is Nov. 9.

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Nov. 8-25

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Abdo New River Room
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

This musical is told through of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage: Hanschel, a “slip of a girly-boy” from communist East Berlin, becomes the “internationally ignored song stylist” known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. With a little help from her band and her back-up singer Yitzhak, Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love and, ultimately, for her identity. This musical is intended for mature audiences.

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Nov. 9-18

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

By Lillian Hellman.

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Nov. 15-Dec. 2

Barefoot in the Park
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find – too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six-day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic, Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.

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Nov. 16-Dec. 2

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

The most popular movie musical in history is set in Rydell High School in 1959. It will be co-presented with the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

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Nov. 20-25

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

The bold and enchanting Dolly Gallagher Levi is a widow, matchmaker and professional meddler. When she decides the next match she needs to make is for herself, she weaves a web of romantic complications for her newest client, the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder, his two clerks, a pretty hat maker and her assistant.

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Nov. 20-Dec. 2

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

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

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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. 29-Dec. 2

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

This musical is told through of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage: Hanschel, a “slip of a girly-boy” from communist East Berlin, becomes the “internationally ignored song stylist” known as Hedwig after a botched sex change operation. With a little help from her band and her back-up singer Yitzhak, Hedwig examines her quest for her other half, for love and, ultimately, for her identity. This musical is intended for mature audiences.

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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. 30-Dec. 9

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

This musical drama focuses on a Russian Jewish immigrant family during the first quarter of the 20th century.

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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. 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. 1

Christmas with the Ricardos
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(844) 672-2849

Celebrate the holidays with “Lucy and Ricky!” This show includes everything from musical numbers to Christmas songs from the 40’s and 50’s, as well comedy skits, and audience participation.

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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. 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. 7-9

The Goodbye Girl
Curtain Call Playhouse
Willow Theater
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948

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. Music by Marvin Hamlisch and Book by Neil Simon.

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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. 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. 13-30

Legally Blond
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. 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. Music by Marvin Hamlisch and Book by Neil Simon.

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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. 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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2019

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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. 4-5

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. Music by Marvin Hamlisch and Book by Neil Simon.

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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. 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-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. 11-13, 18-20

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. Music by Marvin Hamlisch and Book by Neil Simon.

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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. 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. 15-Feb. 10

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

Public reveal on April 1.

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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. 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. 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-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. 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. 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. 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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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. 1-24

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. 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. 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. 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. 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-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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 7-April 7

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

Based on the acclaimed 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 new theatrical documentary is a world premiere.

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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 14-17

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-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 15-17

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-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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 29, 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 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 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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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 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 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.

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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.

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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 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 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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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 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 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 9-12

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 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 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 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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June 2019

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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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 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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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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