South Florida 2017 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.

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

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

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

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Nov. 3-Dec. 10

Dreamgirls
Stage Door Theater, Theater 1
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766

Three talented black singers and close friends – Deena, Lorrell, and Effie began as a group called the Dreamettes. They gradually sharpen their act and rename themselves “The Dreams”. Little do they know of the hard, competitive world of show business when they enter a talent show held at New York’s Apollo Theatre.

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Nov. 8-26

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

Peter and the Starcatcher is an upending of the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be “The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up” (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, this also explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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Nov. 9-Dec. 10

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

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Along with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to exact revenge on an abusive marriage. The production will feature Carbonell-Award nominee Mia Matthews and will be directed by Artistic Director Andy Rogow.

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Nov. 16-Dec. 3

A Christmas Story
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
866-811-4111

One boy, one holiday wish, and a world that seems to be conspiring to make it certain it doesn’t come true. Join us in all the pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory.

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Nov. 21-26

The Book of Mormon
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

This musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Contains Explicit Language. Open Captioning occurs for all Saturday performances at 2 pm. Sign language interpreters are provided at all Sunday matinee performances.

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Nov. 25-Dec. 23

 Becoming Dr. Ruth
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer as America’s most famous sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth.” The play is written by Mark St. Germain.

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Nov. 28-Dec. 3

The Book of Mormon
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

A nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, this musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Contains explicit language. The Dec. 3 performance will be open-captioned.

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Nov. 28-Dec. 17

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

Based on the real-life 1899 New York newsboys’ strike, Disney’s Newsies tells the story of the youth who struggle to sell newspapers in order to survive. As paper prices rise, they band together to take on the biggest names in New York media. Sponsored by the Admirals Cove Foundation and John McDonald Company.

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Nov. 28-Dec. 23

Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Actor’s Playhouse
Musical Theater for Young Audiences
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Based on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from The Chronicles of Narnia, this musical follows the four mischievous Pevensie children through a Magical Wardrobe into a mystical land of beauty and danger. The White Witch has frozen the land of Narnia, once ruled by the great and majestic lion, Aslan, King of Narnia, in a perpetual winter of darkness and despair. “All Kids Included” Sensory-friendly performance on Dec. 9.

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Nov. 29-Dec. 3

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

An intimate portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Camelot’s “queen mother,” as she retraces the rise and fall of her great family. Based on never-before-heard interviews compiled by distinguished Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 2

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

The score for Gaetano Donizetti’s Scottish tragedy features some of the most dramatic music Donizetti ever composed. Playing the heroine who is forced by her family into an arranged marriage and winds up slaughtering her bridegroom on their wedding night is soprano Anna Christy. Christy shares the role with Haeran Hong. Sharing the role of Edgardo, the lover whom Lucia’s family maneuvers out of the way, are tenors Joshua Guerrero and Jesús León. The conductor is Alexander Polianichko.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 2

A Christmas Carol, The Musical
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Performance Project, Ebenezer Scrooge, the stingiest man in town, is visited on Christmas Eve by three spirits that change his life forever. This musical rendition of the Charles Dickens classic sings and dances its way through Christmas past, present and future. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinees offer literature-based shows that promote reading skills and S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) to make challenging concepts accessible to younger learners.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 3

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

This adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s bestselling novels won five Tony Awards® and upends the century-old story of how a sad orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, the show explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 17

Most Wanted
Mainstay Productions
Theater Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

A comedy from NPR’s Peter Sagal:  Frank and Doris are retired, comfortable and desperate. One day, they snatch their darling baby granddaughter and make a run for Florida, land of eternal sunshine and eternal rest, where they meet a variety of characters living on the fuzzy border between life and la-la-land – all of whom look just like the people they left behind. Cornered by an affable detective, they make one last run to President Truman’s Little White House in Key West, at the very end of the road. There, their daughter Isabel, an avenging angel in expensive clothes, corners and confronts them with every mistake they’ve ever made. Preview Performance: November 30.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 23

Stalker Bob and His Mother
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 678-1496

Loosely based on actual events, this comedy asks the question: When you retire, is it the end of the adventure or the beginning? Jim and Jimmy have retired to Florida and are thrown into an adventure when a trick turns out to be the son of a career criminal who uses her son’s sexual charms to lure her next victims. Written & directed by Michael Aman.

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Dec. 1-2

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

Enjoy a little girl’s dreamlike journey to the magical Land of the Sweets with the Sugarplum Fairy.

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Dec. 1-2

The Lower Depths
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater, Room 5903
25 NE 2 Street, Miami
(305) 237-3541

NWSA Studio – Sophomore Project. Russian writer and founder of Socialist Realism Maxim Gorky’s master play examines the outcasts of society, who live in the underworld, as they form their own system of living and surviving in a dog-eat-dog world. The play exposes a light at who really are the savages in oppressive governments and who are the heroes. The Lower Depths is not a traditional, plot driven play rather an examination of the human spirit.

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Dec. 1-10

It’s Only a Play
Curtain Call Playhouse
Willow Theater
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948

A spoof on what it takes to make a show a hit. It’s opening night on Broadway, and all await the reviews, the playwright, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, and infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant.

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Dec. 1-10

 Sweet Charity
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541

Directed by NWSA faculty member Matthew Buffalo, the NWSA high school music theater students will present Sweet Charity, a musical that 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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Dec. 1-17

Little Shop of Horrors
MNM Productions
Co-Production with the Kravis Center
Rinker Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

A rock and roll/doo-wop musical about a shy florist and his ravenous flesh-eating plant is loosely based on the cult movie. It features music by Alan Menken and a script by Howard Ashman. Bruce Linser as director, Paul Reekie as musical director, choreography by Kimberly Dawn Smith, and a cast that includes Mike Westrich as Seymour, Mallory Newbrough as Audrey and Peter Librach as Mushnick.

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Dec. 1-17

Mistletoe Lounge
Thinking Cap Theater
The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 344-7766

An original holiday show inspired by old Hollywood legends.

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Dec. 1-17

Annie Get Your Gun
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281

Irving Berlin’s classic musical is about Annie Oakley (the world’s foremost female sharp-shooter) and Frank Butler (the star of Buffalo Bill Cody’s famous traveling Wild West Show). It’s the story of the unlikely romance between an illiterate backwoods hillbilly and a chauvinistic “swollen-headed stiff” who gradually fall in love as they work together in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

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Dec. 1-17

Ifigenia en Áulide (Iphigenia at Aulis)
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

The Greek army has assembled in a battle against Troy. The winds have been calm and the ships cannot sail. Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, has been chosen as a commander in the army. The soldiers have become impatient about being stagnant and demand for Agamemnon to find a solution. Agamemnon consults with an oracle who predicts he must sacrifice his eldest daughter, Iphigenia, to the gods for the troops to set sail. Iphigenia is brought to the port under the false pretense that she is to marry decorated soldier Achilles. This classic by Euripides will be performed entirely in Spanish.

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Dec. 7-10

Peter and the Starcatcher
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

Winner of five Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher is the theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels. It upends the century-old story of how a sad orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). Produced by Slow Burn Theatre Co.

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Dec. 7-17

A Little Princess
Area Stage Company
Stg1, Stg2 and Stg3 (Ages 10 – 25)
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

Written by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist, Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley, this is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This version includes African music and dance, exotic locales like Mali and Timbuktu and a journey around the world.

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Dec. 7-23

Winter Shorts
City Theater
Carnival Studio Theater
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(877) 949-6722

Get in the spirit of the holidays with City Theatre’s brand-new Winter Shorts! This festive version features a jolly program of short plays, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long!

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Dec. 8

Tuesdays with Morrie
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Parker Playhouse
Holiday Park
707 N.E. Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Jamie Farr stars in the stage adaptation of the Mitch Albom’s autobiographical tale of his friendship with his former college professor.  When the accomplished journalist learns his old teacher is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease, weekly visits become a pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

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Dec. 8-10

The Nutcracker
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

Snowflakes, sugarplums, naughty little boys, magical dolls and the charm of the holidays returns to Tchaikovsky’s popular score based on the tale of Ernest Hoffman. The performance is choreographed and directed by Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev.

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Dec. 8-23

Around the World in 80 Days
Sol Children Theater
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

Based on Jules Verne’s classic novel, the musical recounts the journey of Phileas Fogg who has made a bet with the members of his gentlemen’s club that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Accompanied by his servant Passepartout the plot revolves around the adventures Fogg faces in his attempt. Directed by Rosalie Grant. Book and Lyrics by Chris Blackwood; music by Piers Chater Robinson.

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Dec. 9

Virginia Rep On Tour: Beatrix Potter’s Christmas
The Tailor of Gloucester

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

A play for children 5 years old and up, based on Beatrix Potter’s 1903 classic, The Tailor of Gloucester. The struggling tailor receives a shot at wealth after being asked to sew a coat for the mayor’s Christmas wedding, but a mischievous cat needles him by hiding a vital piece of silk!

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Dec. 12-24

School of Rock
Au-Rene Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

This musical is based on the hit film School of Rock and follows wannabe rock star/would be substitute teacher Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. It features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie; the cast members play their instruments live on stage. Presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by Bank of America. The Dec. 23 performance will be open-captioned.

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Dec. 14

The Nutcracker
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee
Performed by Arts Ballet Theatre
The Parker Playhouse
Holiday Park
707 N.E. Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Featuring the timeless score by Tchaikovsky, this tells the story of a spectacular Christmas Eve party and the magical events that take place late that night. Recommended for grades 4–8.

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Dec. 14-31

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

A tale of forgiveness and renewal in this story of an orphaned girl who leaves India to live with unwelcoming relatives in England on an estate that has many wonders including a magic garden which beckons to her and her disabled cousin. The Dec. 24 performance will be open-captioned.

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Dec. 16-17

It’s Only a Play
Curtain Call Playhouse
Herb Skolnick Center
800 S.W. 36th Ave, Pompano
(954) 786-4590

A spoof on what it takes to make a show a hit. It’s opening night on Broadway, and all await the reviews, the playwright, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, and infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant.

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Dec. 18

Holiday Traditions Around the World
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

In this musical, students take a tour of dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many other traditions. Students will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions, customs and folklore that instill the magic of the season in this production recommended for grades 2–4. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinees offer literature-based shows that promote reading skills and S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) to make challenging concepts accessible to younger learners.

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Dec. 18-Jan. 14

Smokey Joe’s Café
The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Stage Door Theater, Theater 2
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766

Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an experience that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized ’50’s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions.

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Dec. 23

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage
Family Fare
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

Charles M. Schulz’s heartwarming yuletide tale, which has aired on TV every year since it premiered in 1965, comes to life on stage complete with your favorite characters and Vince Guaraldi’s jazz score. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and their Peanuts pals discover the true meaning of Christmas.

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Dec. 23

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Great Hall
Pembroke Pines City Center
601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines
(800) 745-3000

Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph star in an adventure that teaches what makes you different can also be what makes you special. This is based on the animated television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer which was adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks. This show is not recommended for children under three years old.

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Dec. 26-31

Finding Neverland
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical is directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and is based on the Academy Award® winning film. It  tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. The Dec. 31 performance will be open-captioned.

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Dec. 28

The Sleeping Beauty
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

This production was choreographed by Marius Petipa and presents 55 of Russia’s ballet stars to bring this celebration of true love.

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Dec. 29-Feb. 11

Flashdance, the Musical
Stage Door Theater, Theater 1
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766

The unforgettable story of a welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. What a feeling!

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Jan. 2-7

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

Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, this tells the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Open Captioning occurs for all Saturday performances at 2 pm. Sign language interpreters are provided at all Sunday matinee performances.

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Jan. 2-21

Million Dollar Quartet
Riverside Theater
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-5860

This Tony Award®-winning musical takes audiences back to December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins together in what became one of the most memorable nights in music. Based around that historical event, the musical recounts how these legends ended up in the same room at Sun Records in Memphis for an impromptu rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. Book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott.

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Jan. 3-4

Capitol Steps
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

This Washington-based troupe of Congressional staffers turned songwriter presents a night of music and political satire. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. What more would you expect from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy?!

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Jan. 6-7

It’s Only a Play
Curtain Call Playhouse
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
(954) 747-4646

A spoof on what it takes to make a show a hit. It’s opening night on Broadway, and all await the reviews, the playwright, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, and infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant.

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Jan. 9-21

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

The winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical, this is the story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress, his fiancé 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. Presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by Bank of America. The Jan. 20 performance will be open-captioned.

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Jan. 9-28

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

It’s 1962 Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad – a girl with big hair and an even bigger heart – is on a mission to dance her way onto national TV. When her dream comes true on the Corny Collins Show, Tracy transforms from social outcast to teen star­­­­ and sets out to integrate the show. Winner of eight Tony Awards®. Sponsored by John Osher, Jana and Ken Kahn and Kathy and Joe Savarese, Homecare America.

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Jan. 11-Feb. 4

Sassy Mamas
The M Ensemble Company
Sandrell Rivers Theater
Audrey M. Edmonson Transit Village
6101 NW 7th Ave, Miami
(786) 733-3161

Cougars are the focus of this play by Celeste B. Walkers. This comedy with serious undertones is centered around three lively and professional women who start dating younger men.

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Jan. 11-Feb. 11

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

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

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Jan. 11-Feb. 18

Singin’ in the Rain
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Lauded for its iconic choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, Singin’ in the Rain, offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the 1920’s as stars transitioned from silent films to “talkies.”

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Jan. 12-14

Menopause the Musical
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

This musical parody is staged with classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 16 years!

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Jan. 12-13

1984
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts,
Arts Radio Network Theatre Project and WLRN
Abdo New River Room
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

George Orwell’s 1984 has Winston Smith as a member of the Outer Party, where he works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth, rewriting and distorting history. In order to escape Big Brother’s tyranny, Winston begins a diary and starts an affair with fellow rebel Julia — acts punishable by death.

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Jan. 12-21

It’s Only a Play
Curtain Call Playhouse
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
(954) 839-9578

A spoof on what it takes to make a show a hit. It’s opening night on Broadway, and all await the reviews, the playwright, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, and infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant.

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Jan. 13

Charlotte’s Web
Theatreworks USA
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

Based on E.B. White’s heartwarming children’s book, this is the story of a pig named Wilbur and a little barn spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a major problem, so he turns to Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, who assures Wilbur that she will save him. The tale, featuring farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. Part of the Family Fun Series presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

 

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Jan. 14

The Cat in the Hat
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. While their mother is away, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure, but what will their mom find when she returns home? This staging by Theatre Works USA is recommended for grades K–3.

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Jan. 14

A Night with Janis Joplin
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Parker Playhouse
Holiday Park
707 N.E. Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

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Jan. 16-Feb. 4

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Waxlax Stage Shows
Riverside Theater
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-5860

Winner of five Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this is based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens and was the first musical where the audience determined the ending. This hilarious and interactive mystery musical tries to solve the murder of the young and charming Edwin Drood.  Was it a romantic rival? The purveyor of opium and vice? The newly-arrived twins from the east? The audience chooses the dastardly villain in this tuneful tale of intrigue. Book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes.

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Jan. 17-Feb. 4

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

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

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Jan. 17-Feb. 4

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
JCAT
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center
Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
1-866-811-4111

Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; directed by Michael Andron. This is a family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son… a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

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Jan. 17-March 4

Old Jews Telling Jokes
Playhouse Productions
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens
(855) 448-7469

This showcases five actors in a comedy that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present. The humor can be suggestive (sometimes even raunchy) as the ‘Old Jews’ make fun of themselves as well as followers of every other religion.

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Jan. 18-Feb. 4

Paint Your Wagon
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
866-811-4111

In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes a community in his own name. The show follows the progress of the town as hundreds of men come to dig for gold. But there’s a problem: the town has no women! That is soon remedied and the town competes for the affections of too few women. Filled with gorgeous standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star,” Paint Your Wagon is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s take on freedom and family in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853.

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Jan. 18-Feb. 4

Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts
Zoetic Stage
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(877) 949-6722

This world premiere by one of Zoetic’s founders is a dark comedy, which has had staged readings in past years, including one at Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Following a fatal plane crash, Laura Mendes, a struggling personal injury lawyer, scampers to sign up the case of a lifetime. The play by Christopher Demos-Brown takes a wry, satirical look at the crude ways in which Capitalism places value on human life.

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Jan. 18-Feb. 4

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

Winner of two Tony Awards®, this is based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller. Two people are caught between decision and desire as a chance encounter becomes a second chance and so much more when an Iowa housewife has a life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with a traveling photographer. The Jan. 28 performance will be open-captioned.

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Jan. 20-28

Judgment at Nuremberg 
Pembroke Pines Theatre Of Performing Arts
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884

Judge Dan Haywood arrives in Nuremberg in 1948 to preside over the trial of four Nazi judges, each charged with having abused the court system to help cleanse Germany of the politically and socially undesirable, allegedly guilty of war crimes.

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Jan. 22

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

The true story of Hollywood super-agent Henry Willson and his relationship with his super-client Rock Hudson, as told by Henry himself, accompanied by a Greek chorus of his other famous clients.  Written and directed by the co-artistic directors of Fort Lauderdale’s award-winning Island City Stage.

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Jan. 24

Sense and Sensibility
Aquila Theatre
Bailey Hall
Broward College, Central Campus
3501 Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884

This play by Jane Austen illustrates the effects of economic uncertainty brought about by the common practice of the first-born male inheriting entire family fortunes, often leaving the rest of the family to fend for themselves. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives, while their half-brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for the two sisters is a profitable marriage.

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Jan. 24-Feb. 18

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

Set in 1957 London, this suspenseful noir mystery by Douglas Post and starring Simon Slater follows a photographer who’s been hired to follow and snap pictures of a beautiful showgirl. After witnessing her murder, he shifts to finding her killer, leading him through a labyrinth of suspects, including a suspicious hustler, a nefarious magician, and a saxophone player with something to hide.

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Jan. 25

Black Violin
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Combining am array of musical styles and influences that include jazz, hip-hop, funk and classical, Black Violin is composed of Kev Marcus and Wil B, two classically trained musicians who first met as students playing violin at the Dillard Center for the Performing Arts. In this performance recommended for grades 5–12, From Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin is redefining the music world—one string at a time. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinees offer literature-based shows that promote reading skills and S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) to make challenging concepts accessible to younger learners.

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Jan. 25

The Cat in the Hat
Theatreworks USA
Smart Stage Matinee
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. While their mother is away, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure, but what will their mom find when she returns home?

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Jan. 25

Musical Thrones: A Parody
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Parker Playhouse
Holiday Park
707 N.E. Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

This journeys through all six seasons of the Emmy® Award-winning Game of Thrones series.  Jon and Al Kaplan have created a love letter to fans in a show that allows them to sing and dance along with Daenerys and her dragons, Tyrion, Joffrey and all the members of the Lannister and Stark families.

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Jan. 25

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

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

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Jan. 25-Feb. 18

The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity
Miami New Drama
In co-production with ASOLO REP
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

Ladies and gentlemen, in this corner, weighing in with a unique combo of powerful physicality and wickedly smart comedy, please make some noise for this vibrantly entertaining play about – wait for it – professional wrestling. When the rivalry between three professional wrestlers is used to exploit racial stereotypes and raise ratings, the men find themselves fighting for more than just the title belt. Winner of the 2011 Obie for “Best New American Play” and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Written by Kristoffer Diaz; directed by Jen Wineman.

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Jan. 25-March 25

Cooking with the Calamari Sisters
Playhouse Productions
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens
(855) 448-7469

Hilarity, delicious dishes, and two over-the-top plus-size Italian Sisters from Brooklyn (stars of their very own fictional cable television show) take you on a Tour de Force of Italian, pop & show tunes and cuisine as they sing, dance, joke, and laugh through a very special cooking lesson!

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Jan. 26-27

Burlesque Magnifique
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Black Box Theater
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

Burlesque, show girls, and comedy acts in a cabaret burlesque revue.

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Jan. 26-28

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

Giacomo Puccini’s tragic tale of a romance complicated by dirty politics and betrayal with soprano Keri Alkema portraying the title role on Jan. 26 & 28. On January 27, Alexandra Loutsion returns to the Palm Beach Opera stage as Floria Tosca. The lead tenor role of Cavaradossi is shared by Riccardo Massi (January 26 & 28) and Adam Diegel (January 27). Scarpia is portrayed by Michael Chioldi, as well as Russian baritone Alexandr Krasnov. The cast and orchestra will be led by Palm Beach Opera Chief Conductor David Stern; stage director of the production designed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle is Fenlon Lamb.

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Jan. 26-Feb. 11

Garland in Word and Song
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948 

Actress Jody Briskey channels Judy Garland and recreates the star’s iconic 1961 performance at Carnegie Hall.  Musical direction and accompaniment by David Nagy. Book by William Randall Beard. Produced by Black Box Booking.

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Jan. 26-Feb. 11

Communion
Primal Forces
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
(866) 811-4111

A lesbian psychiatrist, an alcoholic and an evangelical form a tense triangle in Daniel MacIvor’s examination of women in modern-day society.

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Jan. 27-Feb. 3

Salome
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

Richard Strauss’s Salome portrays the decadence of King Herod’s court in ancient Jerusalem. Starring as the depraved princess is soprano Melody Moore. She shares the role with Kirsten Chambers. Filling out the cast are baritone Mark Delavan, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop, and tenor John Easterlin. Leading the orchestra is Timothy Myers.

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Jan. 28

Darius & Twig
Family Series
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

A Kennedy Center world premiere commission based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers. This tale is about the power of friendship – the story of two young men who must overcome obstacles by finding the best within themselves. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay; sponsored by Culture Shock Miami.

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Jan. 30

Darius & Twig
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

“Can two young friends—a writer and an athlete—break away from the inner city to live their dreams?” With Darius’ mother barely scraping by, pressure from Twig’s uncle to give up racing, and bullies Midnight and Tall Boy constantly on their case, these true-blue allies may not truly be free to use their gifts. Based on the novel by Walter Dean Myers, this story is recommended for grades 9–12. Staged by the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour, Darius & Twig was created as a Kennedy Center world premiere commission. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinees offer literature-based shows that promote reading skills and S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) to make challenging concepts accessible to younger learners.

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Jan. 30-Feb. 18

Lombardi
Riverside Theater
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-5860

One of the greatest sports legends of all time, Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi is the basis for this new play by Eric Simonson. One of the most inspirational personalities of our time, Lombardi’s ambition and passions are on display as well as his ability to influence people to achieve what they never thought possible.

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Jan. 31

Hamlet
Aquila Theatre
Bailey Hall
Broward College, Central Campus
3501 Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884

Written in 1602 by William Shakespeare, this is tale of familial discord, personal ambition, love and revenge. Mortality and madness are two of the most pronounced themes of Shakespeare’s epic and the characters; Hamlet, Ophelia, Gertrude, and Claudius inhabit a landscape replete with deceit, mistrust, and schemes.

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Feb. 1-4

Notas que Saben a Olvido
Teatro Avante
Miami Dade County Auditorium
Blackbox On.Stage
2901 W. Flagler Street. Miami
(786) 327-4539

Making use of theater’s power to communicate and acknowledging the need to know more about this cognitive disorder, the play by Araceli Mariel Arreche explores the complex situation of those who live with Alzheimer’s Syndrome.

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Feb. 1-11

Bachelorette
Black Box Series
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
866-811-4111

Ten years out of high school, Regan, Gena and Katie convene in the luxurious bridal suite of their old friend, Becky, the night before her wedding in New York City. Fueled by jealousy and resentment, the girls embark on a night of debauchery that goes from playfully wasted to devastatingly destructive. Their old fears, unfulfilled desires and deep bonds with each other transform a prenuptial bender into a night they’ll never forget. A wicked black comedy by Leslye Headland about female friendship and growing up in an age of excess.

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Feb. 1-18

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

This is an East Coast premiere of the adaptation by Erika Soerensen of Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 indie hit, reimagined with an all-female cast. A group of thieves assemble to pull off the perfect diamond heist, which turns into a bloody ambush when one of the women turns out to be a police informer. Outré’s production of Reservoir Dolls will also be the first production of the play to be directed by a woman, assistant artistic director Shannon Ouellette.

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Feb. 1-22

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 Feb. 17.

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Feb. 1-March 25

My Son the Waiter – A Jewish Tragedy
Playhouse Productions
NSU Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale
One Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
(855) 448-7469

Written & Performed by Brad Zimmerman: the story of his struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York, He spent 29 years “temporarily” waiting tables in New York, all the while chasing a career in acting and comedy.

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Feb. 2-3

The Fantasticks
Curtain Call Playhouse
Township Center for Performing Arts
2452 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek
(954) 970-0606

The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

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Feb. 2-18

And the World Goes Round: The Music of Kander & Ebb
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281

A musical by David Thompson, Scott Ellis and Susan Stromen. When John Kander and Fred Ebb met in 1962, it was the beginning of one of the most successful pairings of two musical theatre talents since Richard Rodgers met Oscar Hammerstein. Their first show together was Flora The Red Menace. It wasn’t a big hit, but it was a great learning experience and it also introduced a bright new talent to the world named Liza Minnelli (a lady who continued to inspire and champion their work for the rest of her career)! Their first great success was Cabaret!

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Feb. 2-25

Clark Gable Slept Here
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

When the corpse of a male prostitute is found in his client’s hotel room during the Golden Globe Awards, megastar agent Jarrod Hilliard and hotel manager Gage Holland are left to sweep things under the rug. Time to call in some favors… But when you work in the make-believe world of movies, everyone’s acting, and nothing’s what it seems in this jet-black comedy by Michael McKeever about what it means to be a “man” in Hollywood. Adult language and content.

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Feb. 2-March 11

Imagine
Stage Door Theater, Theater 2
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766

Relive the music, magic, and memories of the Fab Four from their days in Liverpool through their solo careers.

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Feb. 3

Childsplay Theatre: Go, Dog. Go!
Family Fare
Helen K. Persson Hall
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

It’s canine chaos and a new leash on life lessons in Childsplay Theatre’s Go, Dog. Go! production of P.D. Eastman’s 1961 tale. Recommended for children pre-kindergarten through third grade, the one-hour pooch musical includes crazy cars, goofy hats, audience participation and a touch of vaudeville as six actors portraying Eastman’s memorable mutts hound one another and have a fetching good time.

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Feb. 3

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey
Old School Square
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

This family show is a high-tech, cosmic adventure about Marvin the Mouse, who wants to be popular but is bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats. He retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy, where he becomes a hero! Produced by Lightwire Theater, it’s a story about celebrating differences.

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Feb. 3-March 4

If I Forget
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

A powerful tale by Steven Levenson of a Jewish-American family and a culture at odds with itself. Three siblings reunite to celebrate their father’s 75th birthday. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, they negotiate with biting humor and razor-sharp insight-how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.

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Feb. 4

Go Dog Go!
Childsplay
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

The musical brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a dog party, with cars, hats, audience participation, and even a wild game of ball. Part of the Family Fun Series presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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Feb. 4-18

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

When an inspector mysteriously arrives at the home of the affluent Birling family, their intimate dinner party takes a turn for the worst. Inspector Goole brutally questions each family member regarding the death of a young woman supposedly known to the Birlings, but each denies they know the victim. Sponsored by Jodie and Dan Hunt and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation and Priscilla Heublein.

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Feb. 5

Judy Blume’s Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Being a 10-year-old kid is kind of a pain. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is … well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in this. This staging by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre is recommended for grades 3–6. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinees offer literature-based shows that promote reading skills and S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) to make challenging concepts accessible to younger learners.

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Feb. 6

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee
The Parker Playhouse
Holiday Park
707 N.E. Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

This is a tribute to the great American icon who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend Sarah Bradford narrate the story of Harriet’s adventurous life, students share in the joys, sorrows and challenges faced by these brave women who changed the world with courage. Recommended for grades 5–8.

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Feb. 6-11

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

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Open Captioning occurs for all Saturday performances at 2 pm. Sign language interpreters are provided at all Sunday matinee performances.

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Feb. 8

The Vagina Monologues
Florida Atlantic University
University Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539

By Eve Ensler: various personal monologues read by a diverse group of women, each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience. Starring Sharon Gless; Jan Savarick, past president of the Boca Raton Community Hospital Foundation; Lalita Janke, board president for the U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women; Mary Wong, president of the Office Depot Foundation; and others.

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Feb. 8-10

 Salome
Florida Grand Opera
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010
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Richard Strauss’s Salome portrays the decadence of King Herod’s court in ancient Jerusalem. Starring as the depraved princess is soprano Melody Moore. She shares the role with Kirsten Chambers. Filling out the cast are baritone Mark Delavan, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop, and tenor John Easterlin. Leading the orchestra is Timothy Myers.

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Feb. 8-18

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

This comedy starts as a night of boogie fever among New York’s hottest A-listers at the opening of a floating casino discotheque that quickly changes to panic when the ship succumbs to multiple disasters. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive…or at least escape the killer rats.

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Feb. 8-25

The Revolutionists
Mainstay Productions
Theater Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

True story? Total fiction? Or that special place where the two collide in your very own imagination? Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy by Lauren Gunderson set during the French Revolution. At the height of the Reign of Terror, playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette hang out, plot murder and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. Advisory: The Revolutionists is appropriate for adults and older teenage audiences. Preview Performance: February 8.

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Feb. 9-25

Four Weddings and an Elvis
Actors Community Theater
Pine Island Multi-Purpose Center
3801 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie
(954) 473-0372

A comedy by Nancy Frick.

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Feb. 10

Nugget & Fang
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Tammi Sauer and Michael Slack’s Nugget & Fang has been adapted into a musical by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre. Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, get along swimmingly until Nugget’s first day of school where he learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks. Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures to regain Nugget’s trust in this tale of true friendship.

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Feb. 11

Moon Mouse A Space Odyssey
Lightwire Theater
Family Series
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

Marvin the mouse, bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. Join him on the space adventure of a lifetime; a trip to the surface of the moon! Appropriate for ages 5-10. Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay.

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Feb. 12

Widow on the Loose
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

Is it acceptable for a married woman to make love to a preacher, a car salesman and a mysterious hotel guest who keeps changing his identity?  And, if a bellman has an affair with a guest, is it reasonable to still expect a tip?  Featuring Jan McArt and Jay Stuart. by Jay Stuart; directed by Michael McKeever.

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Feb. 12

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Lightwire Theater’s glow-in-the-dark adventure tale is recommended for grades K–3 and combines dance, puppetry and traditional theater accented by electro-luminescent wires that create dazzling and colorful 3D sculptures. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats, Marvin the Mouse is labeled as “a loser” and “a geek.” As an escape, Marvin retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy where he travels to the surface of the moon on his homemade rocket. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinees offer literature-based shows that promote reading skills and S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) to make challenging concepts accessible to younger learners.

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Feb. 12-13

Jerry Hermann: The Broadway Legacy Concert
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

The Crest Theatre Cabaret Series presents Broadway and concert stars, Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst and Jason Graae, with musical director John Boswell, in a celebration of the songs and stories of legendary composer/lyricist, Jerry Herman.  They will perform hit songs from some of Herman’s most iconic shows – Hello Dolly, Mame, La Cage aux Folles and others.

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Feb. 16-25

The Rivals
Florida Atlantic University
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan, this comedy of manners spins its tale around two couples who are thwarted on their way to matrimony. It features the windbag Sir Anthony Absolute and the foolish Mrs. Malaprop. Directed by Jean-Louis Baldet.

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Feb. 16-25

Guys and Dolls
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541

This Tony award winning show is a musical romantic comedy involving a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

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Feb. 14-March 4

Wicked
Au-Rene Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

In the Land of Oz, long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.”  Presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by Bank of America. The Feb. 24 performance will be open-captioned.

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Feb. 16-March 4

Small Mouth Sounds
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(877) 949-6722

Bess Wohl’s unique and compassionate 2015 play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. In the quiet of the woods, six strangers embark on a silent retreat. As they struggle to confront their internal demons, their vows of silence collide with their achingly human need to connect. Written by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy) and directed by Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812).

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Feb. 16-March 4

Carrie The Musical
Area Stage Company
Stg2 & Stg3 (Ages 14+)
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical hasn’t been seen since its 1988 Broadway production. Carrie White is a misfit, an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it… by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore, and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford.

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Feb. 17-18

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

The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

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Feb. 22-25

Disaster!
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

A comedy: it’s 1979 and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque but what begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive…or at least escape the killer rats.

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Feb. 23-25

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

Candide, in the first ever fully staged Bernstein work presented by Palm Beach Opera, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Chief Conductor David Stern and friend of the Bernstein family will be at the musical helm. Tenor Miles Mykkanen sings the title role of Candide in his Palm Beach Opera debut. Also making her company debut, soprano Alisa Jordheim portrays the character Cunegonde, while former Palm Beach Opera Benenson Young Artist Tobias Greenhalgh plays Maximilian. Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves returns to Palm Beach Opera as The Old Lady.

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Feb. 23-25

House of Blue Leaves
Black Box Theater
Don Taft University Center
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 262-7632

This play by American playwright John Guare won the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play and the Obie Award for Best American Play in 1971. It is set in Sunnyside, Queens in 1965, on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City. The black comedy focuses on Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper who dreams of making it big in Hollywood as a songwriter. Artie wants to take his girlfriend, Bunny with him to Hollywood. His wife Bananas is a schizophrenic destined for the institution that provides the play’s title. Their son Ronnie is a GI headed for Vietnam who has gone AWOL. Three nuns are eager to see the pope and end up in Artie’s apartment.

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Feb. 23-March 18

Jesus Christ Superstar 
Pembroke Pines Theatre Of Performing Arts
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884

A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion.

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Feb. 24-25

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

The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

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Feb. 26-27

An Evening with Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

The Crest Theatre Cabaret Series presents a concert event featuring two of Broadway’s most beloved stars in a celebration of iconic composers, Marvin Hamlisch and Steven Sondheim. McArdle and McKechnie perform the composers’ biggest hits from their Tony Award winning Broadway shows and Oscar winning movies.

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Feb. 27-March 4

The Color Purple
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

The 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival is directed by Tony winner John Doyle, and is the story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. The March 4 performance will be open-captioned.

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Feb. 28-March 25

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

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

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March 1-18

Lend Me a Tenor
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
866-811-4111

It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world-famous tenor, Tito Merelli, “Il Stupendo,” is to perform his greatest role, Otello, at the ten-year anniversary gala season opener. Henry Saunders, the opera’s executive director, has high hopes that Merelli’s performance will put Cleveland on the operatic map. However, at the final dress rehearsal of Otello, Merelli is nowhere to be found, Saunders is in a panic, and, along with Max Garber, Saunders’s personal assistant, they scramble to figure out what to do. From here on, the play unfolds into mistaken identities and renewed love!

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March 1-18

Cinderella
Sol Children Theater
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Adapted for the stage with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits! Directed by Seth Trucks.

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March 1-18

Wake of the Flood
Mad Cat Theater
MTC SandBox
9816 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550

Interspersed with the inner monologue of a roving drone combing the South Eastern coastline, WASTELAND, imagines a post-nuclear world where five relative strangers struggle to cohabitate in a makeshift fallout shelter. When one of the shelter’s inhabitants ventures out in search of food, the world outside of containment calls to them once more. World Premiere, by Jessica Farr.

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March 2-4

Disaster! A 70s Disaster Movie…Musical!
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Subscription Series
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

Disaster! is a new musical comedy straight from Broadway! It features some of the most unforgettable songs of the ’70s including, “Knock on Wood,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Sky High,” “I Am Woman” and “Hot Stuff and is set to the parody “horror” movies of that era.

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March 2-10

Annie
West Boca Drama Department
Thespian Troupe 6760
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 672-2066

Little orphan Annie, determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage, finds a new home and family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a dog named Sandy.

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March 2-11

All Together Now
The Playgroup, LLC
Performing at Willow Theatre
Sugar Sand Park Community Center
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948

It’s Paul’s 40th birthday. What do you give the man who has everything? Paul has a loving partner, a great career, and supportive parents. But when the fifteen-year-old son he never knew comes knocking at the door, it’s time to reevaluate everything. Paul loves his life the way it is…is there really room for something more?

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March 2-18

Kindertransport
Curtain Call Playhouse
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
(954) 839-9578

The deeply moving story about the psychological scars left on some of the 10,000 unaccompanied Jewish children who were evacuated to England prior to the war against Germany. This story moves between the past and present time, Eva as a child, and Evelyn, now an adult.

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March 2-April 15

Nice Work If You Can Get It
Stage Door Theater, Theater 1
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766

A new musical comedy that pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of socialites and bootleggers, set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin.

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March 6-11

The Illusionists – live from Broadway
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

This showcases the jaw dropping talents of five Illusionists. Open Captioning occurs for all Saturday performances at 2 pm. Sign language interpreters are provided at all Sunday matinee performances.

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March 6-25

Gypsy
Riverside Theater
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-5860

This musical follows indomitable stage mother Mama Rose as she chases vicarious success and stardom through her daughters on the vaudeville circuit. When younger daughter, June, elopes, Rose turns her attention to her older, less talented daughter, Louise, who eventually becomes the acclaimed burlesque stripper named Gypsy Rose Lee. Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents, based on Gypsy: A Memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee.

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March 6-25

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

On an island in the South Pacific, a World War II nurse finds herself in the midst of love and war. Nellie Forbush has fallen deeply in love with Frenchman Emile De Becque, a widowed plantation owner who has lived on the island for many years. But their sweeping romance is tested by the complexities of politics and prejudices of their time. Sponsored by Cornelia T. Bailey, Gil Walsh Interiors, LLC and Patty and Bob Hendrickson.

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March 8-11

The Album
Miami New Drama
In co-production with Tectonic Theatre Project
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

Work in Progress Series; written and directed by Moises Kaufman. The working title, “The Album”, is inspired by what has now become an indispensable document of the Holocaust, The Höcker Album, a collection of Nazi regime photographs depicting Auschwitz officers cheerfully relaxing and singing while nearby, in the camp itself, horrifying suffering is taking place.

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March 8-25

Dancing Lessons
Zoetic Stage
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(877) 949-6722

Dancing Lessons is the story of Ever, a young man with high-functioning autism, who enlists the help of a Broadway dancer to in order to help him survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, is recovering from an injury that may end her dancing career. As their relationship unfolds, they are caught off-guard by the discoveries – both hilarious and heartwarming – that they make about each other and themselves. Mark St. Germain is the author of several plays produced locally including Freud’s Last Session.

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March 8-April 8

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

This is a Scottish fantasy about a town that disappears into the Highland mist and returns for only one day every one hundred years.  It includes Waitin’ for My Dearie, I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean, Come to Me, Bend to Me, Almost Like Being in Love, There But for You Go I, The Heather on the Hill and My Mother’s Weddin’ Day. This is a tribute to simplicity, true love and goodness, which is hidden from the ordinary traveler. The Lerner and Lowe musical opened on Broadway in 1947, and was adapted to film in 1951 starring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse.

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March 10

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

This brings the best of selected short family films from Colorado’s Telluride Mountainfilm festival, which has been screening notable documentaries as well as short works and rare movies since 1979. Cultural, environmental and inspirational stories, such as how it feels to be an immigrant or the challenges of pursuing a competitive sport, are told in fun, engaging ways to not only entertain but also to get children and parents talking about today’s issues.

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March 12

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

The story of the Reddington family – father, mother, daughter, son – tracing the family’s history over a period of sixty years.  Although the action takes place in the family’s Brooklyn brownstone, their story will resonate with your own.  By Dan Clancy, the author of Middletown. directed by John Tolley.

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March 12-13

Mandy Gonzalez
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

Currently recognized for her starring role as Angelica Schuyler in the Tony® Award-winning hit musical Hamilton, Gonzalez is best known for her portrayal of Nina Rosario in In The Heights, for which she received a Drama Desk Award after originating the role Off-Broadway at 37 Arts.

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March 14-25

Last Night of Ballyhoo
JCAT
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center
Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
1-866-811-4111

By Alfred Uhry, the author of Driving Miss Daisy, this Tony Award-winning play explores the lives of Jews in the American south. It is December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s uppercrust Freitag family is much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, Atlanta’s Jewish cotillion and the social event of the season.  The ensuing comedy proves both hilarious and thought provoking as it touches on themes of assimilation, anti-semitism and change. Directed by Michael Andron.

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March 15-April 1

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

A brand new musical comedy by Peter J. Loewy about the perils of dating at a certain age… in South Florida.

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March 17-18

Million Dollar Quartet
Old School Square
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

This Tony Award winning smash hit Broadway musical was inspired by the true story of the 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!

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March 17-24

Orfeo ed Euridice
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice paves the way musically from the Baroque to the age of Mozart, tells of the harrowing journey that the poet and musician Orpheus takes to the Underworld to rescue his beloved wife, Euridice. Countertenors Anthony Roth Costanzo and John Holiday alternate in the role of Orfeo. Euridice is played by Cuban-American soprano Eglise Gutiérrez.

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March 20-April 8

Buyer & Cellar
Waxlax Stage Shows
Riverside Theater
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-5860

Struggling actor Alex More is excited about his new job, even though it’s in a Malibu basement. You see, the basement belongs to beloved superstar, Barbra Streisand, who happens to have a shopping mall in her cellar. When Babs comes downstairs to play one day, a real bonding takes place, but will that friendship transfer out of the cellar?  By Jonathan Tolins.

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March 21

On Golden Pond
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

The stirring tale of a single family and how they pull apart and then find each other.

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March 21

Billie The Musical
Old School Square
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

Taking place in 1932, the story of Eleanora Fagan at 17 years old unfolds as a hard-lived child, whose Mother struggled in the world as a single parent. The story of Billie Holiday in this two-Act production, produced by Woman of Jazz South Florida, offers a glimpse into a world of challenge and sacrifice through the eyes of a legend.

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March 21-April 8

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

Inspired by real events and the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., this tells the story of a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical. The April 1 performance will be open-captioned.

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March 21-April 8

Truman and the Birth of Israel
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(844) 672-2849

From humble beginnings as a poor farmer, soldier, and failed businessman to the unimaginable: President. Thrust headlong into global turmoil, this tells the real story of how one Kansas man’s unlikely rise to power changed the future of the Jewish people forever. ​A world premiere play from Chicago playwright William Spatz!

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March 22-25

Estaba en Casa y Esperaba que Llegara la Lluvia
Arca Images
Miami Dade County Auditorium
Blackbox On.Stage
2901 W. Flagler Street. Miami
(786) 327-4539

Five women and a young man. They had been waiting for him for a long time, days, months, years, always the same story. They never expected to see him alive again. By Jean-Luc Lagarce.

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March 22-April 8

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Outré Theatre Company
Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 W Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
(954) 545-7800

This story of the genderqueer and the outsider by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask is styled in a cabaret/rock show format. The musical allows Hedwig to tell their story, from their lonely childhood in East Berlin to their botched gender reassignment surgery to their search for love and completion.

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March 23-25

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888

A new co-production between Palm Beach Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Philadelphia, and San Diego Opera under the direction of Stephen Lawless. Set and costume designs are by Leslie Travers, with lighting design by Thomas C. Hase. Antonino Fogliani returns to conduct the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and an international cast that includes Italian Marko Mimica as Figaro, and Janai Brugger as the bride-to-be, Susanna. The Countess is sung by Caitlin Lynch. Multi-media artist David Adam Moore sings the Count, and Irene Roberts returns as Cherubino.

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March 23-April 1

Honk! Jr.
Area Stage Company
Stg1 (Ages 5 – 12)
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, this is a story of being different. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

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March 23-April 8

Blackout
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281

In this mystery thriller by Rick Harlowe, we learn that (thirteen years ago) a five-year-old boy was abducted and brutally murdered in the woods outside of a small town in Massachusetts. At the time of the murder, it was assumed that the killer had to be a vagrant, since everyone in this small community knew each other so well. Thirteen years later, the mother a mysterious letter. Suddenly, the community realizes with horror that the unidentified murderer they had assumed to be a passing stranger was in fact one of their own neighbors.

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March 23-April 29

Raunchy Little Musical – Belle Barth is Back!
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens
(855) 448-7469

This musical is filled with laughter and touching reminders of the ongoing struggle of women and men to find both love and sex…and a good laugh. And in Belle’s words: “If I embarrass you…tell your friends!” Born Annabelle Salzman, Belle started performing at Borscht Belt hotels and small nightclubs at age 16.  She initially billed herself as a singer-pianist who also did impersonations; but when Barth mixed her talents for music and comedy with a splash of ‘red hot mama’ spice, her career began to flourish.

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March 24

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Children’s Performance
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888

The annual Children’s Performance, a one-hour abridged version of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), will star members of the Benenson Young Artist Program and the Apprentice Artist Program, conducted by Associate Conductor and Chorus Master Greg Ritchey.

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March 24-25

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

The deeply moving story about the psychological scars left on some of the 10,000 unaccompanied Jewish children who were evacuated to England prior to the war against Germany. This story moves between the past and present time, Eva as a child, and Evelyn, now an adult.

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March 29-31

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

Richard Strauss’s Salome portrays the decadence of King Herod’s court in ancient Jerusalem. Starring as the depraved princess is soprano Melody Moore. She shares the role with Kirsten Chambers. Filling out the cast are baritone Mark Delavan, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop, and tenor John Easterlin. Leading the orchestra is Timothy Myers.

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March 29-April 29

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

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

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March 30-May 6

Time Step
Stage Door Theater, Theater 2
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766

That recognizable rhythmic tap combination…the time step, a term that derives from the era of great tap dancers who used their distinctive footwork to set the pace of the music. A mix of European Jig, Reel Steps, Clog and African Rhythms all combined to create an exciting new dance style. This was, some say, the creation of Tap in America as a theatrical art form. World Premiere.

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April 3-8

The Bodyguard
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, this is a South Florida premiere. The April 8 performance will be open-captioned.

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April 5-8

Scapino!
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541

Scapino, or the Trickster, is an archetypal figure used in commedia dell’arte, a theater practice originating in Italy. In this modern adaptation of Moliere’s farce ”Les Fourberies de Scapin,” written in 1671 and reimainged, Scapino plans to help two pairs of lovers overcome parental opposition, which is actually not even there. Through manipulation he orchestrates things so everyone is doing exactly what he plans. By Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale.

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April 5-22

Be Here Now
Mainstay Productions
Theater Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

When life just seems too difficult to face, how far are we willing to go for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives? Two lost souls come together under most unusual circumstances in this new play by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed working at a small-town fulfillment center. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. Advisory: Be Here Now is appropriate for adults and older teenage audiences. Preview Performance: April 5.

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April 6-7

Dark Victory
Presented by The Broward Center For the Performing Arts,
Arts Radio Network Theatre Project and WLRN
Abdo New River Room
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

This melodrama follows a young socialite-heiress who suffers from a brain tumor and ultimately falls in love with her doctor, who decides to keep the seriousness of her illness a secret from her. When she learns the truth, she leaves him and is left to decide whether to live for the moment or return to the man she loves in this re-creation of the classic radio play.

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April 6=15

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

The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

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April 7-May 6

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

A funny, trenchant and powerful new play that follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. When an ordinary workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever. The Pulitzer finalist was written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

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April 8

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE
Family Series
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

This tour through pre-historic Australia features a collection of life-like dinosaurs and other creatures. Appropriate for children ages 3+. Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay.

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April 9-10

Max Von Essen
Crest Theater
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

Max von Essen recently finished a Broadway run of An American in Paris as Henri Baurel, a role which earned him a Tony® Award nomination for best featured actor. He previously appeared in the revival of Evita as Agustin Magaldi, the first revival of Les Miserables as Enjolras, Dance of the Vampires as Alfred, the closing company of the original Les and the first revival of Jesus Christ Superstar.

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April 10-15

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

Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Open Captioning occurs for all Saturday performances at 2 pm. Sign language interpreters are provided at all Sunday matinee performances.

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April 10-29

Mamma Mia!
Riverside Theater
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-5860

The tells the amusing tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads! On the eve of the daughter’s wedding on a Greek island paradise, her quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s songs propels this tale of love, laughter and friendship. Music by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson, book by Catherine Johnson.

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April 11-22

Waitress
Au-Rene Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of waitress and expert pie maker Jenna who 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. Presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by Bank of America.  The April 21 performance will be open-captioned.

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April 11-22

Squeeze My Cans
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(844) 672-2849

Following her sold-out Chicago run, Ex-Scientologist Cathy Schenkleberg tells all in this no-holds-barred, tour-de-force performance about her journey through, and escape from, the world’s foremost intergalactic religion

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April 12-29

Oliver!
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
866-811-4111

The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dicken’s novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs to ever hit the stage.  Follow Oliver’s journey on the streets of Victorian England from poor house to pickpocket and finally the true love of family.

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April 12-May 6

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

This multicultural contemporary adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie is set in the back kitchen of a Miami Beach hotel during a night of debauchery against the backdrop of Art Basel. Directed by our artistic director, Michel Hausmann and written by Hilary Bettis. World Premiere.

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April 12-May 13

Fun Home
Zoetic Stage
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(877) 949-6722

Recent winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical, Fun Home is about a graphic novelist who dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, a volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Through her work, she relives her unique upbringing in the family’s funeral home, her burgeoning sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father. Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanie Tesori (Caroline, Or Change), based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.

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April 13-15

The Other Mozart
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Black Box Theater
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

The Other Mozart is the true, forgotten story of Nanneri Mozart, the sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.  Co-presented by Culture Shock Miami.

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April 13-22

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Florida Atlantic University
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539

This play features one of William Shakespeare’s best loved comic characters, Sir John Falstaff, the loud, foolish, blowhard with his love of liquor, ladies and money. When he sets his lecherous sights on two merry wives, Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, a hilarious battle of wits ensues in which the ladies have the last laugh and many a man gets his comeuppance. Directed by Lynn McNutt.

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April 13-May 25

 This Random World
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

Mining the comedy of missed connections, this play by Steven Dietz asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. Does serendipity bring us together? From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.

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April 14-15

La Bohéme
Miami Lyric Opera
Subscription Series
South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stagae
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

The passionate and timeless story of love among young artists in Paris – with the music of Giacomo Puccini.

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April 19-May 13

Jerry’s Girls
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

As the only composer-lyricist with the distinction of having three musicals that ran more than 1500 consecutive performances on Broadway, Jerry’s Girls is an homage to Jerry Herman.  Created by Jerry Herman and Larry Alford, it showcases songs from Herman’s shows.

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April 19-May 6

Secondary Cause of Death
Evening Star Productions
Sol Theater
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

The sequel to Peter Gordon’s comedy thriller Murdered to Death: It’s now 1939, and storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Having inherited Bagshot House, Colonel Charles Craddock has converted the property into a hotel for the discerning visitor. Soon Inspector Pratt arrives once again at Bagshot House, bearing grim news for Colonel Craddock. But that’s just the beginning—who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an army captain? And where does the flamboyant thespian Cardew Longfellow fit into the picture? When Joan Maple’s sister Cynthia arrives to stage a murder mystery evening, it’s not long before Pratt’s visit turns into a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher than ever! Directed by Rosalie Grant.

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April 20-29

Grease Jr.
Area Stage Company
Stg 2 (Ages 12 – 17)
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

Multiple Tony Award Nominee for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, 1994 Best Revival of a Musical and 2004 Best Revival of a Musical, this evokes the look and sound of the 1950s,

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April 22-23

Are You My Mother?
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. When she is not there, Baby Bird sets out to find her with the help of Dog, Cat and Hen in this musical adventure recommended for grades K–1. ArtsPower National Touring production is based on P.D. Eastman’s picture book. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinees offer literature-based shows that promote reading skills and S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) to make challenging concepts accessible to younger learners.

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April 26-May 6

Bent
Black Box Series
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
866-811-4111

This play by Martin Sherman revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word “bent” used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. When the play was first performed, there was only a trickle of historical research or even awareness about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. This play highlights the reason why – a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power.

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April 28-May 5

Florencia en el Amazonas
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

Daniel Catán’s lyrical masterpiece is the story of a soprano’s emotional journey as she searches for her missing husband, thanks to its libretto, influenced by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez, coupled with Catán’s lush, Puccini-esque score. Soprano Ana María Martínez shares the title role with Sandra López. Heading the supporting cast are baritone Steven LaBrie, soprano Cecilia Violetta López, and tenor Andrew Bidlack.

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April 28-May 19

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 May 12.

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April 30

My Heart in a Suitcase
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee
The Parker Playhouse
Holiday Park
707 N.E. Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Based on Anne Lehmann’s book, this relates what happened in Germany and in other occupied nations prior to and during World War II and how Anne survived thanks to her own courage and the generosity of others. Anne struggles to bring meaning out of the despair of the Holocaust, to cling to love and to continue to hope even in a world that seems to be filled with hatred and violence. Recommended for grades 5–8,

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May 1-6

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

Welcome to the ’90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard”. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. Open Captioning occurs for all Saturday performances at 2 pm. Sign language interpreters are provided at all Sunday matinee performances.

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May 2

The Ugly Duckling
Amaturo Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale is a musical recommended for grades K–2. Born different from the other hatchlings, the Ugly Duckling is ridiculed by his brothers and sisters, rejected by the other ducks and eventually shunned by the entire barnyard. The little bird leaves home, embarking on a rollicking journey through hecklers, hunters and hilarious hijinks only to discover that the beauty he was seeking was inside him all along. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinees offer literature-based shows that promote reading skills and S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) to make challenging concepts accessible to younger learners.

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May 4-20

An Accident by Lydia Stryk
Primal Forces
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
(866) 811-4111

The Southeastern premiere stars Elizabeth Price as Libby, a young woman who, after a near fatal car accident, is visited by the perpetrator.

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May 4-June 7

Victor / Victoria
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766

Victoria, a penniless soprano, schemes with a struggling impresario to disguise herself as a man named Victor – who entertains as a female impersonator known as ‘Victoria’ – and as a result becomes the toast of Paris.  Complications arise when a Chicago mobster sees the act, and finds himself attracted to the star.  Based on the 1982 film, with book by Blake Edwards, music by Henry Mancini, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.

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May 5

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Rainbow Fish
Family Fare
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

The Rainbow Fish learns to share his most prized possession in this one-hour show aimed at children pre-kindergarten through third grade.

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May 5-6

Mulan Jr.
Maltz Jupiter Theater
The Conservatory
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

Disney’s Mulan Jr. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5.

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May 6

The Rainbow Fish
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(877) 311-7469

This adaptation is of the award-winning book about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Part of the Family Fun Series presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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May 8-13

Chicago
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

This musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history. It’s a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz. The May 13 performance will be open-captioned.

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May 8-20

Jersey Boys
Au-Rene Theater
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical, this is the true story about how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide all before they were 30. Presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by Bank of America. The May 19 performance will be open-captioned.

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May 9-27

Avenue Q, School Edition
JCAT
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center
Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
1-866-811-4111

Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, this  musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. This is a Student Edition adaptation with editing it to make it more appropriate for younger audiences and performers. Joining the Lead Cast Members will be a full puppet ensemble. Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, book Jeff Whitty; directed by Michael Andron.

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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 10-13

Durang / Durang
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541

A series of six one-act plays written by Tony Award winner Chirstopher Durang.

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May 11-12

Suspicion
Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts,
Arts Radio Network Theatre Project and WLRN
Abdo New River Room
The Broward Center for The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

In this suspense thriller, a lonely, prim, overprotected and very rich British wall-flower falls in love with a charming playboy. Following their marriage, with the groom’s business ventures failing and his business partner’s unexpected death, the bride fears her husband might kill her for her inheritance in this re-creation of the classic radio play.

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May 11-20

Time Stands Still
Actors Community Theater
Pine Island Multi-Purpose Center
3801 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie
(954) 473-0372

A drama by Donald Margulies.

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May 18-19

42nd Street
Maltz Jupiter Theater
The Conservatory
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

A musical comedy classic, this is an American Dream story. Featuring students in grades 6 -12.

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May 18-June 3

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281

Edward Albee made his explosive debut in 1962 when Virginia Woolf became the most talked about and controversial play on Broadway. Damned by some for its explicit use of language and sexual themes, it was hailed by others as the most brilliantly written examination of a marriage in the modern theatre.

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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-June 17

Mixtape III: You’re Gunna Get it!
Mad Cat Theater
MTC SandBox
9816 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550

A collection of world-premiere, original, mixed-media theatrical pieces, incorporating film, music, and puppetry, this is the third iteration of Mad Cat’s Mixtape short form theatre festival.

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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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Summer 2018

Hunchback of Notre Dame
Area Stage Company
Stg2 & Stg3 (Ages 12 to 25)
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

A retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.

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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 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-July 1

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 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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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 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 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-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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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. 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. 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. 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. 13-Nov. 1

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

Last show of the season.

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