South Florida 2019-20 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.

April 4-Sept. 29

Amparo
Private Villa
221 NE 17th Street, Miami
www.TheAmparoExperience.com

The world premiere of a full-length 90-minute interactive immersive drama in which an audience is separated into five groups, weaving in and out of a narrative tracing the true story of the Arechabala family – founders of The REAL HAVANA CLUB rum empire – from 1957 in Cuba through the Revolution and the exile experience to current day Miami. The large cast of actors, dancers and musicians include Miamians and some native Cubans.  See the website for details. To read our review, click here.

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Aug. 8-Sept. 8

The Road Not Taken
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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Aug. 10-Sept.  8

Starmaker
Island City Stage,
2304 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors
islandcitystage.com
954-519-2533

Rock Hudson was an incredibly handsome but closeted sailor who craved stardom. Henry Willson was a homely, openly gay, larger than life agent who groomed him and created a star! Hollywood dubbed them Beauty and the Beast, but with Rock’s looks and Henry’s ruthless ambition, they reached the pinnacle of success. Then Henry fell in love with his creation and a life of lies led to final credits neither would have written. To read a review click here.

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Aug. 15-Sept. 1

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

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth takes the prophecy into his own hands…grasping the throne for himself. To read a review click here.

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Sept. 7-29

When She Had Wings

A Heckscher Theatre for Families production
Theater Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

A story told in sound, movement, and words about 9-year-old B – just plain “B”, like the letter – who knows that before she could walk, she could fly. Desperate to return to the sky before her 10th birthday weighs her down for good, B encounters a mysterious stranger, who seems to have fallen out of a summer storm directly into B’s treehouse. Could this possibly be her hero, Amelia Earhart? Together they must help each other remember how to fly … literally and metaphorically.

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Sept. 13-23

Rocky Horror Show
Entr’Acte Theatrix
The Field House at Old School Square
http://entractetheatrix.com/

Halloween is just around the corner, and who better to celebrate with than the denizens of Dr. Frank N. Furter’s home-sweet-castle in Richard O’Brien’s beloved cult classic.   The Rocky Horror Show is an outrageous assemblage of – and humorous tribute to – the most stereotypical science fiction and horror movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello outings and rock ‘n’ roll of every vintage. The play (upon which the classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show is based) has grown from an experimental production originally produced in a small London theatre in June 1973, to a cult phenomenon with fans world-wide.  The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple who, when caught in a storm, find refuge in the home of a decidedly unusual scientist who is madly working towards unveiling his latest and greatest creation.

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Sept. 13-29

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Area Stage Company
Mainstage
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

This is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination, a sharp mind, and a hint of magic, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

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Sept. 13-29

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

This musical celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion.

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Sept. 19-22

Boca Bound: A New Musical

White Ibis Productions
The Wick Theater
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

Boca Bound tells the story of Nadine, a successful New York Attorney. But life has a way of throwing curve-balls, and when a significant change occurs in her well-ordered life, she must learn to adapt – and to reassess. Premier performance. Book by Bonnie Logan and music and lyrics by Richard Peshkin, both of whom are residents of Boca Raton.

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Sept. 21-Oct. 20

Wiesenthal
GableStage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

Filled with hope, humanity and humor – this is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, who devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble – his unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life.

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Sept. 27-Oct. 20

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

Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

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October 2019

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

Is a libertarian hero born or built? The play Simón, by Isaac Chocrón, is about the friendship between Simón Bolívar and his teacher Simón Rodríguez, during the time they shared in Europe.

Is a libertarian hero born or built? The play Simón, by Isaac Chocrón, is about the friendship between Simón Bolívar and his teacher Simón Rodríguez, during the time they shared in Europe.

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Oct. 3-20

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

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent!

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Oct. 8-20

Les Misérables

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

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, this musical tells the story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption

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Oct. 10-27

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

Based on the playwright’s own experiences, Falling boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with a son, named Josh, who has autism. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with each of them trying to balance what is best for the family, themselves, and Josh.

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Oct. 11-Nov. 3

A Streetcar Named Desire
Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

When Southern belle Blanche DuBois arrives in New Orleans to stay with her sister, Stella, in the cramped quarters of the dingy Kowalski apartment, the tension between Blanche and brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski is instantaneous and leads to growing hostility that culminates in a shattering confrontation.

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October 4 – 20

Little Shop of Horrors
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
www.solchildren.org

Meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it… BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

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Oct. 17-27

Lunes

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

The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas-the seas themselves aren’t very calm-and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.

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Oct. 17-Nov. 10

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

The fun begins when the seven tap brothers receive a telegram – telling them that they will inherit millions from their late father if they reproduce the famous Hot Shoe Shuffle one month after his death. More surprises follow when a lost twin sister turns up.

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Oct. 21

Palazzo
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
lynn.edu/events
561-237-9000.
 
Written by Michael McKeever, Directed by Stuart Meltzer. Over the course of the twentieth century, the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni became home to three intriguing women who used this illustrious locale to reinvent themselves and influence the times in which they lived. Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim: Three fascinating women, one magical palace in Venice, a menagerie of extravagant stories.

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Oct. 24-Nov. 17

The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Miami New Drama
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

David Greenspan adapts Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of five travelers in colonial Peru hurled to their deaths by a collapsing bridge.

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Oct. 25-Nov. 10

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

This musical features an ogre and his sidekick donkey who set off to rescue a temperamental princess from her tower.

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Oct. 27-Nov. 10

The Curious Case of the Curse of Count Dracula
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

Combining Count Dracula with a dash of Mel Brooks and Monty Python, this comedy has five actors playing dozens of characters, telling their stories through illusion and special effects.

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Oct. 29-Nov. 3

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

The timeless traditions that define faith and family are featured in this story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives. A Miami premiere.

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Oct. 31-Nov. 17

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

This Pulitzer Prize finalist centers on the lives and experiences of nine high school girls through their weekly Saturday morning pre-game soccer warmups, using their team and relationships as a meta­phor for survival in 21st Century America. Personalities and backgrounds clash, as these young women navigate the bumpy terrain of a teenage life in America today. A South Florida premiere.

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November 2019

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

This work by María Irene Fornés brings together issues of politics, gender, and sexuality to show how forms of national and domestic violence often exist in direct relationship to one another. The play centers on Orlando, a career military officer who interrogates and tortures prisoners at the command of an unseen fascist regime in an unspecified Latin American country.

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November 1 – 24, 2019

The Lost Virginity Tour
Pigs Do Fly Productions
Performing at Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale,
www.pigsdoflyproductions.com

The Lost Virginity Tour is a funny, profound, and provocative play about four women in their golden years – not talking about their grandkids or their knitting circles, but talking about sex and love, and recalling their ‘first time’ with often hilarious but sometimes harrowing detail.   This humorous and adventurous road trip conjures up the choices we make that shape our lives forever, and the friendships that hold us up when we can’t walk on our own. Oct. 31 preview.

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Nov. 1-17

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

More details later.

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Nov. 14-Dec. 1

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

A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol.

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Nov. 14-Dec. 15

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

This farce (by Alice Stanley) has a heart of gold and a drawer full of sex toys.  You’ll meet Anna, who is hurriedly preparing for a first date; Mal, her gay best friend whose potential suitors keep magically appearing at her door; and Cara, her ex, who is supposed to be getting married … to a man!  Chaos and hijinks ensue. A world premiere.

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November 14 – December 1, 2019

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

West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.

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Nov. 15-Dec. 8

Andy and the Orphans
Primal Forces
The Sol Theater
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(866) 811-4111

A poignant comedy about a family’s strange road trip through Long Island that uncovers a countywide scandal.

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Nov. 15-31

West Side Story
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
At Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
Broadway in Broward Series
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is re-imagined in 1950s New York City.

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Nov. 16-24

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart tells the story of the world’s greatest lover, Don Juan, a young, arrogant, and charismatic aristocrat, who will stop at nothing to fulfill his ravenous lust. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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Nov. 19-Dec. 1

Jimmy Buffett’s  Escape To Margaritaville
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0070

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. A South Florida premiere.

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Nov. 22-Dec. 8

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
MNM Theatre Company
Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

This musical takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

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Nov. 29-Dec. 29

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

The classic Broadway blockbuster, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

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Nov. 30-Dec. 22

Everything is Super Great

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

A typical day in the life of 19-year-old Tommy involves triple shot lattes, yearning after his assistant manager at Starbucks, and arson at Applebee’s. Such distractions are therapeutic when your older brother has been missing for months, but when a well-meaning, if somewhat misguided, therapist shows up on his doorstep, Tommy must finally face his loss. A Co-World Premiere in conjunction with New Light Theater Project and Stable Cable Lab Co.

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December 2019

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

A musical concert with the most beloved carols from Spain and Latin America.

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Dec. 3-8

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Broadway in Miami
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. A Miami premiere.

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Dec. 3-19

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

In the small town of Chesterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, this whodunit mystery-comedy is structured as a show within a show. Rupert Holmes’ Tony Award®-winning musical invites audience members to choose the outcome of the mystery by voting on the killer’s identity.

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Dec. 5-7

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart tells the story of the world’s greatest lover, Don Juan, a young, arrogant, and charismatic aristocrat, who will stop at nothing to fulfill his ravenous lust. Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations.

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Dec. 5-22

The Cake
Theater Up Close
Adrienne Arsht Center with City Theater
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary, and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. Then, her late-best-friend’s daughter Jen comes home from New York City to ask Della to bake her wedding cake! An emotional and funny play by Bekah Brunstetter (“This is Us”). A South Florida premiere.

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December 5 – 22, 2019

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

This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award: On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.

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Dec. 6-29

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

World Premiere. 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.

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Dec. 13-29

A Christmas Story, 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 boy’s Christmas present dream of an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle is challenged by his nightmare life of humiliating pink bunny pajamas, demented department store Santas, gaudy leg lamps and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole.

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December 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020

My Son the Waiter – A Jewish Tragedy
Playhouse Productions
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Boca Raton,
http://playhouseinfo.com/miznerpark

My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy is the story of Brad Zimmerman’s 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.  Brad tells of his pursuit, along with stories about his childhood, family, and misbegotten love life with warmth, wit, self-deprecating humor, and wicked charm, and combines his years of training as an actor with his innate comedic talent.

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Dec. 20-Jan. 12

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

When Claire returns home from an afternoon at the mall, she encounters a mysterious stranger who seems to know all about her suspicious “shopping” habits. Larceny and trickery abound as three women compete in a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse.

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2020

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Jan. 8-19

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

The timeless story of Aladdin, where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. A South Florida premiere.

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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.

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January 10 – February 2, 2020

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. 13

With Eyes Closed
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
lynn.edu/events
561-237-9000.
 
Written by Martha Patterson. Directed by Margaret Ledford. When 20-something political crank Jane meets a math-loving cab driver, Rich, sparks fly. Once married, will she be able to retain her love for the man who thinks she’s too left-wing, or will her politics send Rich off the deep end?

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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.

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January 15 – February 23, 2020

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.

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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. 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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January 23 – February 9, 2020

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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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. 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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February 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. 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. 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. 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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February 20 – March 8, 2020

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. 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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February 26, 2020

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

Vuelve a contármelo todo
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 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 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-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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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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June 4-July 5

Summer Shorts’ 25th Anniversary

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722

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 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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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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