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.

 

 

May 9-June 24

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

Inspired by the famous photo and phenomenal true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time in their careers. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the most electrifying jam and storytelling sessions of all time. Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux; original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux.

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May 25-July 1

From Door to Door
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766

When one woman reflects upon her past as a daughter, wife, and mother, who does she see?  By James Sherman, this is a bittersweet celebration of one family of women across generations.

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May 31-July 1

Summer Shorts
Presented by City Theatre and Adrienne Arsht Center
Carnival Studio Theater
In the Ziff Ballet House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722

This is part of the Summer 4U @ Arsht Series; an annual theatrical celebration now in its 23rd year, that offers theatergoers a 90-minute program of new comedies, dramas, and mini-musicals.

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Summer 2018

James and the Giant Peach
Area Stage Company
Stg1 & Stg2 (Ages 5 to 14)
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

An offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure: a boy and his insect friends take a journey across the ocean. This musical about is courage and self-discovery.

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June 8-17

Into the Woods
Lightning Bolt Productions
West Boca Performing Arts Center
West Boca High School
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 886-8286

This multi-award-winning (Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Awards) musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world.

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June 8-23

Easy Virtue
Festival Repertory Theatre
FAU Department of Theatre and Dance
Studio One Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

From Noel Coward comes a comedy with a young Englishman, who marries a glamorous, modern young woman and brings her home to meet his parents. Sparks fly as his new bride, Larita, arrives like a jolt from the future to celebrate a woman’s right to lead her own life.

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June 9-July 8

I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father, David, proud. Over the course of a boozy evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut… and things unravel from there. Halley Feiffer’s dark, probing and funny new play pulls the audience into the middle of a deeply complicated relationship and sheds new light on the eternal struggles of parents and children to find common ground.

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June 14-July 1

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

Dreaming big, playing loud and partying, this is the love story of a small town girl who meets a big city rocker in the most famous club on the Sunset Strip. Set in 1987, their story is told through the hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more. The show contains adult subject matter that may not be appropriate for children under 14.

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June 14-July 1

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

Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play ‘Art’ asks you how much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends has just bought a very expensive painting, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but another friend is eager to please and says he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas.

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June 14-July 15

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

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

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June 15-16

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

Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film and featuring all the musical hits. Starring kids aged 12 and up.

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June 15-July 8

Pink Unicorn
Primal Forces
Andrews Living Arts
Empire Stage
23 NW 5th Street, Fort Lauderdale
(866) 811-4111

How on God’s green earth can you be both a boy and a girl? Laura Turnbull stars as a widowed Texan housewife whose relationship with her small community is tested after her daughter makes a startling confession. By Elise Forier Edie.

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June 17-July 15

The Big D
Infinite Abyss Productions
The Abyss Theatre
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 489-8440

Two gay men who never seem to leave the bedroom find their relationship challenged after a devastating secret is revealed in this play by Michael Mizerany. The performance includes male nudity. The world premiere is produced by Ronnie Larsen Presents.

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June 22-23

Sister Act
Maltz Jupiter Theater
The Conservatory
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a moving story, featuring students in grades 6 -12.

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June 29-30

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

Based on the popular animated films and featuring the songs from the movies, Madagascar, Kids will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” Starring kids aged 7 to 11.

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July

XXXIII International Hispanic Theatre Festival
Teatro Avante
Miami Dade County Auditorium
Blackbox On.Stage
2901 W. Flagler Street. Miami
(786) 327-4539

For the sixth year in a row Teatro Avante brings its critically acclaimed theatre festival to MDCA’s On.Stage Black Box

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July 5-22

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

Dance like you’ve never danced before! This is the story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Based on the Paramount Pictures film.

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July 6-22

Cabaret
Festival Repertory Theatre
FAU Department of Theatre and Dance
Studio One Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

The winner of multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival, this musical comes roaring to life in the infamous Kit Kat Klub where some of Broadway’s most memorable songs spill out onto the stage. While the emcee promises to help us forget all our troubles, Germany begins its descent into hell and we are reminded what happens when we bury our heads in the sand and forget to love our neighbors.

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July 6-28

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Actor’s Playhouse
Musical Theater for Young Audiences
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical. The whole gang is 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 “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. “All Kids Included” Sensory-friendly performance on July 21.

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July 6-Aug. 12

Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766

Set in a Catskills resort in 1960, this sweetly comic story of two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance one wild Labor Day weekend.  Book by Erik Jackson and Ben H. Winters; music by Neil Sedaka; lyrics by Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield, and Philip Cody.

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July 12-Aug. 5

Woody Guthrie’s American Song
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

Woody Guthrie was a wandering minstrel and poet of the downtrodden, the voiceless, the powerless, and the forgotten. He was a humanist who railed against injustice, particularly during the Great Depression, but also extoled the splendors of this country, especially in his most famous song, “This Land is Your Land.” That is among the more than two dozen numbers sung during the course of the evening. There will be a preview on Thursday, July 12.

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July 13-Aug. 5

Summer of 2018 TBA
Pembroke Pines Theatre Of Performing Arts
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884

TBA

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July 20-21

Once On This Island, Jr.
Riverside Theatre
Stark Stage Shows
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Adapted from the celebrated Broadway musical, this rousing Calypso-flavored tale follows one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.

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July 20-Aug. 12

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

This comedy was written in 1993 by Alan Ball and is set at the home of the bride in Knoxville, Tennessee during the newly married couple’s ostentatious wedding reception. The five bridesmaids have found refuge in the room of Meredith, the sister of the bride. The women come to realize that despite their differences, they have more in common with each other than any of them do with the bride.

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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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July 27-28

The Wizard of Oz, Young People’s Edition
Maltz Jupiter Theater
The Conservatory
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

Dorothy dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away to another world. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5.

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July 27-Aug. 12

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
MNM Theatre Company
Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as ‘the relationship.’ This comedy pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’

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Aug. 2-12

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

Chilean writer-director Guillermo Calderón tells the story of Anton Chekhov’s widow, the actress Olga Knipper, who arrives in a dimly lit rehearsal room in St. Petersburg in the winter of 1905. As Olga and two other actors await the rest of the cast, they huddle together, act out scenes from their lives and muse on their art form and love – while, unseen, striking workers are being gunned down in the streets by the Tsarist regime. Directed by Nilo Cruz.

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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. 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. 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. 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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Sept. 13-30

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

A new play by Nicole Stodard about many famous ‘Marys’. Talkback will be with Guest Panelist Carolyn Eichner, PhD.

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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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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.

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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. 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. 13-Nov. 1

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

Last show of the season.

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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. 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. 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. 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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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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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. 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-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. 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. 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. 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. 1-24

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. 5-24

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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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.

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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 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-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 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 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-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 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 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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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 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 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 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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