South Florida 2018 Theater Calendar

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

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

Jan. 11-Feb. 18

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. The run has been extended a week; check website for new shows.

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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. 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-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. 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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Feb. 1-17

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

In an interrogation room, a writer named Katurian Katurian is being questioned – and tortured – by two detectives. Next door, Katurian’s mentally disabled brother Michal waits. The detectives want to know why Katurian’s stories feature gruesome plots about child murder and torture, and in particular, why they seem to mirror a string of recent child murders in the area. Warning: audiences may be jolted by the events described and simulated –  severed fingers and heads, electric drills, barbed wire and premature burial all figure prominently. This management has asked that this show not be reviewed.

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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. 2-18

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. 2-25

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

A retired couple’s solitude is interrupted when their daughter arrives with her fiancé and his son.

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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-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. 4-18

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. 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. 15-24

The Gin Game
Fringe Theater Key West
Key West Women’s Club
319 Duval, Key West
(305) 731-0581

New friends Weller and Fonsia decide to pass the time with a game of gin. But tensions build when a winning streak changes the dynamics of what once was a friendly game.

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Feb. 15-March 11

Solomon’s 700 Wives
Triton Talent
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
(845) 598-2850

A new musical comedy based on the Biblical story of King Solomon, written and directed by Ginger Reiter. The King’s accomplishments are derailed when the Queen of Sheba shows up in Jerusalem, wreaking havoc among the temple builders, disrupting harem life among the wives, and shattering the misbegotten dreams of Chlorina, the transvestwife wannabe.

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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. 22-March 3

Blind Mouth Singing
University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences
Ring Theater
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
(305) 284-3355

This new play by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas asks the question— is it more dangerous to follow our desires, or to bury them? Reiderico sneaks out of his house and spends his nights in the garden conspiring with a boy who lives at the bottom of a well, testing stormy waters between reality and the surreal.

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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. 24-25

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical
Abdo New River Room
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Master improvisers gather made-up song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The first half of the show is a glamorous award shows in which the improvised songs vie for the Phony Award. The audience votes for their favorite and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical – complete with characters, dialogue and plot twists galore.

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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

My Heart in a Suitcase
Theater at the J
Sandler Center
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
9801 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton
(561) 852-3200

My Heart in a Suitcase – A True Tale of the Kindertransport is by Nathan Oravec. In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport – Anne, a 12 year old German-Jewish girl, lived with her family in Berlin before she and 10,000 other Jewish children became the Kindertransport. This production is followed by Q&A with survivors of the Kindertransport. Presented in partnership with School Educational Services, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Performed by Arts Power National Touring Theater. This production is appropriate for ages 10 and up and their families.

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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 1-11

Handle with Care
Theater at the J
Sandler Center
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
9801 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton
(561) 852-3200

In this romantic comedy, circumstances both hilarious and tragic brings together a young Israeli woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man, who has little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident…or is it destiny, generations in the making?

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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

Varry Harry
Mad Cat Theater
MTC SandBox
9816 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550

Inspired by Harry Nilsson’s 1971 television special for the BBC entitled The Music of Nilsson, his unreleased documentary Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? and the documentary A Touch of Schmillson in the Night, this illuminates the songs of the Grammy Award Winning troubadour Harry Nilsson. An intimate evening inside the studio of a man trying to organize his life by creating the perfect set list, featuring Erik Fabregat.

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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 9-10

‘Til Death Do Us Part . . . You First!
Stonzek Theater
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 296-9382

True confessions about Sex, Marriage and other things that end prematurely . . . . Eternal bachelor Peter Fogel has major commitment issues. It’s the holidays and Fogel is looking forward to a romantic evening with his girlfriend.  Instead she dumps him. Distraught and confused, he is visited by a Special Visitor who mentors him on how he continually screws up his own love life. From the trials and tribulations of marriage… to on-line dating… to “studying for his prostate exam…”

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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 13

Words . . . Alive!
Theater at the J
Sandler Center
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
9801 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton
(561) 852-3200

Glass Castle/Half Broke Horse – Meet three generations of women from one family captured in two “true-life-novels” by Jeanette Walls. In tracing one families’ history, Jeanette discovers the origins of her own indomitable will. Words . . . Alive! founded by Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke.

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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-April 22

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

In this comic fantasia, emerging poet Emily Dickinson is unexpectedly visited by a desperate Edgar Allen Poe.

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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 5-22

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

This 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner is in two acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in 2009, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

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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 19-28

Pirates of Penzance
University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences
Ring Theater
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
(305) 284-3355

Prepare to set sail off the coast of Cornwall with the swashbuckling Pirates of Penzance! Frederic has earned his dues as the pirates’ apprentice waiting to be promoted to full pirate-dom on his 21st birthday, but upon discovery that he is a leap year baby born on February 29th, it seems he may never get the chance.

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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 18-June 3

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

A psychiatrist attempts to treat a young man who has a troubling obsession with horses.

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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 1

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

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

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June 14-July 15

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

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

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June 15-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 12-Aug. 5

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

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

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July 13-Aug. 5

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

TBA

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July 20-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. 9-26

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

This play by Nick Payne begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
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Aug. 11-Sept. 9

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

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

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Aug. 24-Sept. 9

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

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

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Sept. 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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Oct. 18-Nov. 4

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

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

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Oct. 19-Nov. 11

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

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

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Oct. 28-Nov. 11

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

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

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Nov. 8-25

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

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

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Nov. 27-Dec. 16

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

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

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Nov. 29-Dec. 2

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

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

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Dec. 7-30

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

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

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Dec. 13-30

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

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

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2019

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Jan. 15-Feb. 10

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

Public reveal on April 1.

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Jan. 31-Feb. 17

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

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

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Feb. 1-24

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

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

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Feb. 24-March 10

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

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

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Feb. 28-March 10

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

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

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March 14-17

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

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

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March 26-April 14

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

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

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March 28-April 14

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

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

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March 29-April 21

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

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

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May 17-June 2

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

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

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June 13-30

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

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

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