South Florida 2020-21 Theater Calendar


Several companies stage previews while the production is fine-tuned. The range of dates listed below may begin with preview performances. Please ask theater staff when making reservations when opening night is scheduled.

While we will strive to keep this as current as possible, all information is provided by the theaters and is subject to change.

 

Jan. 7-26

Thoroughly Modern Millie

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

When Millie Dumont arrives in New York City from Kansas, she quickly finds an exciting new world filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a villainess audiences love to hate. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. To read a review, click here.

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Jan. 9-26

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

Set in a South Florida police station in the middle of the night, two parents search for their missing teenage son, who happens to be African-American.  A South Florida premiere by award-winning Miami playwright and Zoetic Stage co-founder Christopher Demos-Brown. To read a review, click here.

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Jan. 10-26

A Few Good Men

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

This story revolves around the court-martial of two U.S. Marines charged with the murder of a fellow Marine and the tribulations of their lawyers as they prepare a case to defend their clients. To read a review, click here.

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January multiple dates, times and places

Macbeth
Florida Shakespeare Theater
Jan. 24-26
Pinecrest Gardens
https://www.shakespearemiami.com/

Admission is free to these outdoor productions starring Seth Trucks and Sara Grant as the Bard’s power couple. Fri & Sat at 8 p.m. & Sun at 6 p.m.

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Jan. 10 – Feb. 2

To Life 2 – More Stories and Music of the Golden Age of Broadway
Black Box Booking & Hy Juter
Performing at The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
http://www.willowtheatre.org

A brand new follow-up to the 2019 sold out concert event, once again highlighting the contributions of Jewish composers and stars to Broadway.  Directed by Shari Upbin.

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Jan. 14-Feb. 2

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

This musical tells the story of rival vaudevillian murderesses, Velma and Roxie, who are locked up in Chicago’s Cook County Jail for crimes of passion. Along with a slew of other murdering inmates, Velma and Roxie enlist the help of lawyer Billy Flynn to turn their incarceration into a media frenzy. To read our review, click here.

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Jan. 15–Feb. 23

The Secret Comedy of Women – Girls Only
Playhouse Productions
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Boca Raton,
http://playhouseinfo.com/miznerpark

Girls Only is an original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor, and silliness of being female.  Born out of the earnest and sweetly ridiculous writings the two authors discovered in their girlhood diaries, the show is a unique examination of all things girly.  A delightful mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, and hilarious songs and videos.
Warning:  This show contains feminine subject matter, including teenage diaries, breast feeding, tampons, shadow puppets, pantyhose, menstrual cycles, slumber parties, menopause, and maxi pads.

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Jan. 16-Feb. 2

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

This tale is of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success… while secretly yearning for her own.

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Jan. 16-Feb. 16

Altar Boyz
Island City Stage
Wilton Theater Factory
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

This off-Broadway musical comedy is about a fictitious Christian boy band that sets out to save the world one screaming fan at a time.

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Jan. 16-Feb. 23

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

This tells the story of Eva Peron’s life, loves and her climb to power from a life of poverty. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1980 and Best Revival in 2012. Evening performances star Miami semi-finalist of America’s Got Talent, Daniella Mass. To read our review, click here

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Jan. 17-18

Nut/Cracked

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

With David Parker and the Bang Group, this rendition of a holiday classic is combined with music by Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, and others.

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Jan. 17-26

Water by the Spoonful
Actor’s Rep
1009 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7529

Takes place several years after Elliot, a veteran, has returned to his home in Philadelphia after being wounded while serving in Iraq. The production contains strong language and mature content (drug references and addiction).

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Jan. 17-Feb. 2

Peter & Wendy
Area Stage Company
Mainstage
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

All children, except one, grow up. This is a modern adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic novel by Ginacarlo Rodaz that brings the story to a new generation, while staying true to the original novel. An original world premiere adaptation.

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Jan. 18-26

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

A love affair goes horribly wrong in a fateful meeting of East and West. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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Jan. 18-Feb. 16

Ordinary Americans

Gable Stage at the Biltmore
Co-Production with Palm Beach Drama Works
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

Based on actual events. In the early 1950s, Gertrude Berg and Philip Loeb, the pioneering stars of television’s The Goldbergs, struggle to save their show, their careers, and their friendship in the face of McCarthyism, anti-Semitism, and the political climate of the country. To read a review, click here.

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Jan. 21-Feb. 9

The 39 Steps

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

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit. Winner of two Tony Awards®

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Jan. 22-Feb. 23

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

On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s 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.Previews are Jan. 22-23.

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Jan. 23-Feb. 16

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

The debut of the first play by Cuban-American playwright and actor Michael Leon: when Christy returns to Miami for a family celebration, she clashes with her overbearing mother over her life choices and family expectations – until a life-shattering event forces them to confront their relationship.

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Jan. 23 – Feb. 9

Kinky Boots
Broadway In Broward (Local Not National Tour)
Performing at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
https://lpacfl.com/

Based on a true story, this heartwarming story tells of Charlie, a factory owner struggling to save his business, and Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.  The two have nothing in common, but with a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unlikely duo learns to embrace their differences and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

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January 23 – February 16

The Graduate
Empire Stage
1140 North Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
http://www.empirestage.com/
954-678-1496

Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation, based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film, is a dark comedy, full of rapid fire dialogue between fascinating and horrifying characters. This play explores family dysfunction, parental expectations, crumbling marriages, and the naive, yet disillusioned, dichotomy of youth, against the shiny backdrop of affluent Southern California in the 1960s. Directed by Michael Leeds.

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Jan. 28- Feb. 16

Hamilton
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

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Jan. 30-Feb. 1

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

A love affair goes horribly wrong in a fateful meeting of East and West. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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Jan. 30-Feb. 9

Fulfillment Center

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

In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer takes a job at a giant online retailer’s shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. A raw, surprising, and funny play about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment.

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Jan. 30-Feb. 16

My Name is Asher Lev

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

Based on Chaim Potok’s novel, artist Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasidic Jew with great talent. His sect of Judaism does not believe art is worthwhile, but his Rebbe learns of Asher’s gift, and allows him to work with a Jewish master painter.

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Jan. 31

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Arts Garage
94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 450-6357

This new musical is filled with traditional and original Gospel and Freedom songs and tells the true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on the Voting Rights March in 1965.

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Jan. 31-Feb. 16

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

A jaded metropolitan weatherman is stuck on assignment in rural Pennsylvania for the annual groundhog sighting only to discover there is no way out and he is stuck there reliving the same day again and again.

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Feb. 4-23

Lost in Yonkers

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

Written by Neil Simon and set in Yonkers, New York in 1942, this is the Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about two brothers who are sent to live with their stern German grandmother after their mother’s death.

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Feb. 6

The Diary of Anne Frank

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

The Olney Theatre Center’s National Players touring production tells the story of 13-year-old Anne Frank who, in 1941, goes into hiding with her family from the Nazis.

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Feb. 6-16

Diego & Drew Say I Do

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

This is your invitation to a fantabulous gay wedding as Diego Torres and Andrew Boudreaux III head down the aisle with pride in this Silver Palm Award-Winning interactive theatrical experience. Two loveable eccentric families, an uptight wedding planner, an ex-boy band crooner and a diva in drag create the perfect storm.

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Feb. 6-23

Ain’t Misbehavin’
M Ensemble Co.
Performing at Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue, Miami
www.TheMEnsemble.com

The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, Fats an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song “Ain’t Misbehavin'”.

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Feb. 6-29

Miami Motel Stories (North Beach)
Juggerknot Theatre Company
The Broadmoor Hotel
7450 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach
info@Juggerknottheatre.com

The critically acclaimed real-time immersive theatre experience telling the history of Miami neighborhoods in motels and hotels mounts another edition written by Juan C. Sanchez, directed by: Ana Margineanu and Tai Thompson.  There arev four tracks and two starting times each night. Check out the website for further information at https://ci.ovationtix.com/35278/production/1021440

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Feb. 7

As You Like It

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

The City of Aventura presents this play by William Shakespeare. Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool, Touchstone. While disguised as a man, Rosalind meets fellow outcasts in the forest, including the dashing and lovesick Orlando.

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Feb. 7-March 1

Church and State
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

This look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.

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Feb. 7-March 1

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

Tom Sergeant, a wealthy, middle-aged businessman, had a long, ardent love affair with Kyra Hollis until his wife discovered their relationship. Kyra walked out, and now teaches underprivileged children and chooses to live in poverty. Can incompatible values and opposing worldviews be bridged if the passion remains?

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Feb. 7-March 1

A Funny Thing Happened …
Primal Forces
The Sol Theater
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(866) 811-4111

…on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York CityA stand-up comedienne and a rich divorcee meet in the strangest location and proceed through a bizarre romance…with their mothers “watching.”

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Feb. 8-March 1

The Glass Piano

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

Alexandra thought her life would never change. Living in the castle with her father, the failed poet, her maid, the wise Galstina, and catching glimpses of her mother as she runs from the stables to the rose bushes, trying not get caught by the palace guard.  And of course, there was the grand piano made of glass that she swallowed as a child, sitting inside her at all times.  But then Lucien arrives and suddenly, anything seems possible. A US Premiere.

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Feb. 9

Lillias White

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

Lillias White has won the Tony Award®, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award Winner for The Life and the Tony Award nominee for Fela!

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Feb. 10

The Night Before
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
lynn.edu/events
561-237-9000

Written by Dan Clancy. Directed by Wayne Rudisill. It is only natural to wonder, “What happened in the home of a young man the night before he became a school shooter?” This work seeks to determine where the fault lies in a horrific act of terror, hoping to find sense in the senseless.

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Feb. 13

Jersey Boys

Coral Springs Performing Arts Center
2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs
(954) 344-5990

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in this Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, from the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Feb. 14-March 1

Happy Days
Thinking Cap Theatre
Vanguard Sanctuary
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
http://vanguardarts.org/
954-610-7263

A Samuel Beckett masterpiece, an absurd darkly comic love story. It’s a funny, offbeat, endearing, and thought-provoking study of a day in the life of one aged couple, Winnie and Willy. Winnie, buried to her waist, follows her daily routine and prattles to her husband, Willie, who is largely hidden and taciturn. Her frequent refrain is “Oh, this is a happy day. Karen Stephens and Jim Gibbons star.

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Feb. 18-March 15

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

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

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Feb. 19

Betty Buckley

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

Her global career spans theater, film, television and concert halls. Currently headlining the national tour of the new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly!, Buckley won a Tony Award® originating the role of Grizabella in Cats and earned a Tony nomination for Triumph of Love.

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Feb. 20–March 8

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Broadway In Broward (Local Not National Tour)
Performing at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
https://lpacfl.com/

The classic ‘tale as old as time’ of Belle, a young woman in a small town, and a Beast who is really a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.  If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.  But time is running out, and if the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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Feb. 21-23

Love Letters
Palm Beach Dramaworks
The Diane & Mark Perlberg Studio Theatre
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

In this funny and bittersweet play, the relationship between two people who can’t live with each other and can’t live without each other is revealed through letters that illuminate their special connection – and missed connections – over the course of five decades.

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Feb. 21-March 1

The Provoked Wife

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

In this Restoration comedy, Lady Brute is provoked by her loveless marriage and finds solace in the arms of a younger man but, when solace and spice threaten to turn into scandal, Lady Brute does all she can to protect her happiness.

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Feb. 22-23

From Brooklyn to Broadway in Only 50 Years!

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

Steve Solomon uses his gift for acting, dialects and voices, bringing to life more than 20 oddball people in hysterical situations, from family to friends, from TSA officers to his doctors and from Brooklyn to Broadway.

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Feb. 23-March 8

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

Set in 1937 Brooklyn, Neil Simon’s play captures a classic coming-of-age story surrounded by identifiable family characters, as they confront the pressures of the impending war.

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Feb. 26

The Interview
Culturaltheatre Arts Series At B’nai Torah
Performing at B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33433
www.bnai-torah.org


Faye Sholiton’s moving memory play about the legacy of human suffering, courage and humanity, mothers and daughters, and forgiving and being forgiven.  The Interview is at once a powerful documentation of a horrific historical event and one artist’s deeply felt response to it.  Written with clarity and feeling, it resonates on all levels.

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Feb. 27-March 15

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

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

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March 2020

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

A new work by renown Spanish-Cuban Playwright Abel Gónzalez Melo. The idea is to create an unstoppable whirlwind that triggers the blame that forces a couple to undress their most intimate secrets and to have to choose between public commitment and family stability.

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March 2

His Heroine
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
lynn.edu/events
561-237-9000

Written by Michael Aman. Directed by Peter Pileski. Facing a parent’s worst nightmare, Glen still struggles to accept his missing daughter’s life choices while at the same time imagining a joyful reunion made possible only by his fictional rewrite of her entire life to erase the painful reality of her heroin addiction.

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March 3-15

Mean Girls

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

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

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March 3-8

Miss Saigon
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

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March 5-8

The Marvelous Wonderettes

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

At the 1958 Springfield High School prom, we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts.

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March 5-April 5

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

A world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, with songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong. It traces Armstrong’s odyssey, the musical genre he helped define, and the complex history of race in America, from the birth of jazz in Armstrong’s native New Orleans to international stardom and the Civil Rights era.

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March 6-14

Sister Act

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

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

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March 10-29

La Cage aux Folles

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

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

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March 11

Tommy Tune

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

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

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March 11

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

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March 12-25

Barefoot in the Park

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

Neil Simon’s romantic comedy focuses on newlyweds Corie and Paul as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone.

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March 12-April 12

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

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

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March 13-29

Urinetown: The Musical

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

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

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March 13-April 5

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

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

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March 14-22

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

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

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March 14-April 5

To Fall in Love

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

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

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March 14-15

The Color Purple
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay
https://smdcac.org/

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

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March 14-15

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

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

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March 17-April 5

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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

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

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March 18-29

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

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

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March 19-April 12

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

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

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March 20-April 5

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

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

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March 21-April 19

Life Sucks

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

In this brash reworking of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a group of old friends, ex-lovers, estranged in-laws, and lifelong enemies gather to grapple with life’s thorniest questions–and each other. What could possibly go wrong?

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March 24-April 12

Bakersfield Mist

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

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

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March 26-28

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

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

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March 26-April 5

Tevye in New York

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

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

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March 26-April 26

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

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

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March 31- April 5

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

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April 1

Lucie Arnaz

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

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

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April 2020

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

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

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April 2-19

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

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

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April 3-26

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

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

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April 7-12

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

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

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April 7-19

Come From Away

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

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

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April 9-26

Emergency
M Ensemble Co.
Performing at Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue, Miami
www.TheMEnsemble.com

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

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April 9-26

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

Based on Roald Dahl’s Matilda, this musical is tells of the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

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April 14-May 3

The Bodyguard

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

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

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April 17-26

Richard III

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

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

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April 17-May 10

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

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

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April 23-May 3

The Boys Next Door

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

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

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April 23-May 17

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

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

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April 23-May 17

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

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

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April 25-May 3

Il matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage)

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

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

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April 28 -May 3

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

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May 2020

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

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

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May 5-17

Bandstand

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

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

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May 6-17

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

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

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May 7-24

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

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

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May 10-11

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

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

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May 12-17

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

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

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May 15-31

Cabaret
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

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May 22-June 7

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

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

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May 23-June 21

Kissing Che

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

Miami, Florida, 1984 – four years after the Mariel Boatlift. A man is dying in a nursing home claiming to have been Cuba’s last famous drag queen and to have had a passionate love affair with the Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara. An African-American nurse, strikes up a friendship with him. World Premiere.

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June 4-July 5

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

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

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June 17-July 4

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

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

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June 5-21

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

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

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June 10

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

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June 11-July 12

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

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

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June 11-26

Cowboy
M Ensemble Co.
Performing at Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue, Miami
www.TheMEnsemble.com

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

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June 23-28

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

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

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July 17-Aug. 9

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

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

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July 24-Aug. 16

Evita

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

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

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July 25-Aug. 23

The Price

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

This play examines the relationship of two long-estranged brothers who meet after many years to dispose of their late father’s belongings.

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August 2020

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

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

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Aug. 20-Sept. 20

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

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

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September 2020

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

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

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Sept. 25-Oct. 18

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

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

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Sept. 26-Oct. 25

Fairview

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

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

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Oct. 15-Nov. 1

Laced
Thinking Cap Theatre
Vanguard Sanctuary
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
http://vanguardarts.org/
954-610-7263

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

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Nov. 20- Dec. 6

Lovesong

Thinking Cap Theatre
Vanguard Sanctuary
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
http://vanguardarts.org/
954-610-7263

This play by Abi Morgan  intertwines a couple in their 20s with the same man and woman a lifetime later. Their past and present selves collide in this tale of togetherness. An emotionally, viscerally, and visually moving examination of love, from its youthful inception to its golden maturity. Moving back and forth in time, the play imaginatively and grippingly explores the intricacies of long term love, the highs and lows that couples must endure if they are to grow together gracefully, not apart.

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Dec. 18- Jan. 3, 2021

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

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

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