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-July 28

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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May 30-June 30

Veronica’s Position
Island City Stage
2038 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533

Love, politics and art intermingle in Rich Orloff’s set in Washington, D.C., 1990. When Veronica, a self-absorbed movie star in mid-life agrees to co-star in a revival of Hedda Gabler with her favorite ex-husband, both egos and calories get burned. The director (who is young, female and attractive) gets a better performance from Veronica’s ex-husband off-stage than on. When conflicts build between those she adores, the fervently apolitical Veronica is forced to take a position on the one subject she cares about – love. To read our review, click here.

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May 30-June 30

LGBTQ Out of the Container
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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May 30-June 30

Summer Shorts
City Theatre
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
(305) 949-6722

A yearly theatrical celebration that showcases the diversity of Miami through a 90-minute program of new comedies, dramas, and mini-musicals. To read our review, click here.

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June 6-23

Sisters
The M Ensemble Company
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave., Miami
(305) 284-8872

Sisters provides an intriguing chronicle of the relationship between two African-American women who represent opposite ends of the “color spectrum”. When the two women find themselves snowbound and alone, in the middle of a power outage, they reluctantly accept an opportunity to filter through their mutual pre-conceptions and expectations, of one another…and themselves. To read our review, click here.

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June 7 -22

Sabrina Fair
Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Theatre and Dance
Festival Repertory Theatre
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Studio One Theater, Boca Raton

The romantic comedy, “Sabrina Fair” is a modern retelling of the Cinderella story that flips the fairytale on its head. When it ran on Broadway, it was called a “delightful, sparkling hit” and “the best American comedy in more than a decade.” “Sabrina Fair” charms the audience with a strong female character, witty dialogue, and plenty of romance and comedy.

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June 11-23

A Bronx Tale
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

This story of loyalty and family takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks direct this musical based on Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri’s story. To read our review, click here.

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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. To read our review, click here.

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June 18-23

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

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world – 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. On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

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June 20-30

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Entr’Acte Theatrix
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach
561-243-7922.

This company revives its 2013 production of the award-winning musical lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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June 25-30

The Lightning Thief
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

A rock musical based on the Percy Jackson novels for young reader by Rick Riordan. Described as “The Greek gods are real, and they are ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly-discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt to prevent as war between the gods.”

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June 28-29

In the Heights
Conservatory Production
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

In the Hispanic community of Manhattan’s Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi dreams of saving enough money to return to his home country, the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, the people in Usnavi’s neighborhood face the challenge of sustaining their tight-knit community. Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Featuring students in grades 6 -12.

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July 4-Aug. 4

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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July 5- 21

Sister Act
Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Theatre and Dance
Festival Repertory Theatre
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Boca Raton

The musical comedy smash based on the 1992 film, featuring music by Oscar and Tony winning composer Alan Menken, and when it played on Broadway, it was nominated for several Tony Awards including Best Musical.

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July 6-27

Puss in Boots
Actor’s Playhouse
Musical Theater for Young Audiences
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Discover how Puss gets his Bodacious Boots and Flashy Fedora, and then join him as he helps the Miller’s youngest son go from rags to riches. Can Puss convince the King that the poor Miller’s son is the Marquis de Carabas? Can he help the Miller’s son win the hand of the beautiful Princess and trick the Ogre out of his castle? “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly Performance on July 20 at 11 a.m.

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July 11-28

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

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher.

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July 12-Aug. 4

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Pembroke Pines Theatre of Performing Arts
Susan B. Katz Theater
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884

Inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch, a brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas, for more than a century. Under the proprietorship of Miss Mona, business is thriving. Mona takes care of her girls and is on good terms with the local sheriff. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down.

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July 17-Aug. 11

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

Here is a musical murder mystery with a twist; one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all 13 suspects, and they both play the piano!

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July 19-21

Disney’s Frozen Jr
Session II
Area Stage Company
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Elsa and Anna discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

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July 19-Aug. 11

Men on Boats
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

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July 20-Aug. 18

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

The play tackles the corrosion of the American Dream – and the economic, racial, and social tensions of a city, a workforce, and a nation. Set in a small factory in Detroit – the play articulates the workers struggle to survive. Their banter and confrontations are a powerful currency, posing urgent questions and revealing startling truths.

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July 26-27

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Conservatory Production
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic. Join Charlie, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Linus and their good old pal Snoopy on their many neighborhood adventures! Featuring students in grades 3 – 5.

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July 26-Aug. 4

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Lightning Bolt Productions
At West Boca Performing Arts Center
West Boca Raton Community High School
12811 Glades Rd, Boca Raton

This product of the hippie culture and sexual revolution of the late 1960s,several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement.The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of “rock musical”.

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Aug. 2-11

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

I was home waiting for the rain to fall
takes place on a summer evening when the only son of a family returns from a long estrangement, coming back to the small town of his youth.

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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. 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.

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Aug. 19-24

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Area Stage Company
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. 21-Oct. 20

Wiesenthal
Gable Stage
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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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. 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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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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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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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. 31-Feb. 16

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

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

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Feb. 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. 18-March 15

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

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

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Feb. 23-March 8

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

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

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Feb. 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 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 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

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 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 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 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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