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-May 31

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.

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April 5-May 5

Native Gardens
Florida Repertory Theater
Artstage Studio Theater
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
(239) 332-4488

A brand-new hot-button comedy that pits neighbor against neighbor in a backyard turf war. When rising career professionals, Pablo and Tania, move in next door to deep-rooted D.C. socialites, Frank and Virginia, they try to be neighborly. But when a questionable fence line threatens Frank’s prize-winning orchids, the gardening cloves come off.

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April 9-27

Sex with Strangers
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015

“Who are you?” are the first words spoken in this comedy about fame, cyber identity and ambition. Olivia, a talented but unrecognized novelist who is in her 40s, puts that question to Ethan, a 20-something superstar sex blogger who shows up one snowy evening at Olivia’s remote cabin in the woods. Previews on April 9-10.

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April 10-21

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

A true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. With folk-punk music, creators and stars Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore a fundamental question: how do we make the most of the time that we have? Book by the Bengsons and Sarah Gancher; music & lyrics by the Bengsons. A South Florida premiere.

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April 11-28

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

In 1940s Harlem, two sisters take in a boarder. Although he is young and they are older, their life choices parallel one another.

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April 11-28

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

Inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, this show explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City.

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April 11-May 5

Hell’s Belles
Empire Stage Theater
1140 N Flagler Drive, Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 678-1496

See the world’s most infamous women carry a tune. Or an axe. Or a grudge.  In Hell’s theatre district, a show-biz-loving devil hosts a revue featuring famous and infamous women from history.

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April 12-May 5

37 Postcards
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

After years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is happy to return to the comfort of his home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he remembered it. The entire house is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn’t been fed in five years, and Avery’s Grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is still alive and kicking. Forced to either accept the oddities of his family, or leave them behind, 37 Postcards suggests that you can, in fact, go home again… You just never know what you’re going to find.

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April 16-May 5

Legally Blonde – the Musical
Riverside Theatre
Stark Stage Shows
A Co-Production with the Walnut Street Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Filled with song-and-dance numbers, this follows the exploits of effervescent sorority girl Elle Woods and her plans to follow her Ivy League ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School. Determined to get him back, she charms her way into the prestigious law school. This award-winning comedy is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the subsequent hit film starring Reese Witherspoon.

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April 18-28

Murder Ballad
Measure for Measure
The Abdo New River Room
at the Broward Center
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(561) 860-2736

A rock musical with a book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Hartmere and music by Intrabartolo. The story focuses on two gay high school students and their struggles at their private Catholic boarding school.

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April 19-May 5

The Wizard of Oz
Area Stage Company
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

After a tornado whisks Dorothy Gale away from Kansas to the magical land of Oz, she embarks on a quest with some magical creatures to find the mighty Wizard of Oz in the hopes of having their wishes granted.

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April 23-May 5

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

A brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

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April 24-25

Carmen
Opera Naples
Artis-Naples Hayes Hall
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples
(239) 963-9050

Georges Bizet’s Carmen (sung in French with English supertitles) is set in southern Spain, and presents a love triangle with zesty temptress gypsy girl Carmen, a love-struck soldier (who descends into jealousy and desperation), and a handsome bull fighter.

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April 24-May 5

Disney’s The Lion King
Kravis On Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

This follows the adventures of the young lion Simba, the heir of his father, Mufasa. Simba’s wicked uncle, Scar plots to usurp Mufasa’s throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.

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April 25

Pete the Cat
Student Matinee Program Production
Presented by Theatreworks USA
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

In this musical adaptation of the popular book series by Kimberly and James Dean, join Pete the Cat as he brings a little art and music to little Jimmy Biddle’s very organized life. Recommended Ages: Grades Pre-K through 3.

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April 25-May 5

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

This drama was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, where it received its world premiere. After years in prison and subsequent hardships, Ray, has a new identity and has made a new life for himself, thinking that he cannot be found. Una, upon seeing a photo of Ray in a magazine, has arrived unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the passionate relationship they had fifteen years ago.

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April 25-May 23

Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Actor’s Playhouse
Musical Theater for Young Audiences
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

This pop culture phenomenon follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher, who is extremely worried about his first day of school tomorrow. While watching a TV show for inspiration, he drifts off to sleep and magically the characters from the show he was watching begin to come to life before his very eyes!  “All Kids Included” Sensory-Friendly Performance on May 11 at 11 a.m.

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April 25-May 12

Always . . . Patsy Cline
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

This is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s long friendship with a fan named Louise Seger. The show includes a live band and features Patsy’s hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight.” 27 songs in all!

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April 25-May 19

Viva La Parranda!
Miami New Drama
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

A village, a dream, a new musical. Bringing passion and color through traditional rhythms and dances, Betsayda Machado and La Parranda El Clavoher villages own multi-generational band invites audiences to the contagious beats of Afro-Venezuelan soul through stories and songs of their real-life struggles and triumphs. A world premiere.

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April 25-May 26

Ballroom Stories
Microtheater Miami
CCEMiami
1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(305) 814-6151

Seven shipping containers; eight original 15-minute plays.

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April 27-28

Tightrope, A Musical Memoir
Primal Forces
At the Sol Theatre
3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton
www.PrimalForces.com
866-811-4111

Veteran local actress Angie Radosh with pianist Caryl Fantel perform an autobiographical evening of stories and music directed by Genie Croft. Revised version of reading at GableStage ina previous season. Sarurday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

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April 27-May 5

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

A portrait of a lonely-hearted dreamer obsessed with a love he can never have. Sung in French, with projected translations in English and Spanish.

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April 27-May 5

Shortcuts 9
The Playgroup, LLC
Willow Theater
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948

Several plays in ten minutes or less each: comedies, dramas, and a few surprises.

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May 2019

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
West Boca Drama Department
West Boca High School
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 672-2066

Third interactive dinner theater

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May 3-4

Frida Kahlo: Unmasked
Conrad N. Hilton Theater
425 24th Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 805-9927

This one-person show is based on the life of acclaimed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her relationship with chronic pain as the harbinger of art, beauty and life. It explores Kahlo’s multi-cultural identities and her complicated yet undeniable bond to her husband famed muralist Diego Rivera.

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May 4

Emily and the Thing
Family Fare
Tall Stories
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(800) 572-8471

One evening, Emily Brown and her old gray rabbit, Stanley, hear a Thing crying outside. The poor Thing just can’t get to sleep, so the intrepid pair embark on a trip to discover why. Touching on themes of fear, bravery and adventure (and bedtime excuses), this production from London’s Tall Stories theater company is suitable for ages 3 and up.

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May 4-19

United Flight 232
Theater Up Close
Adrienne Arsht Center with Zoetic Stage
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 headed for Chicago with 296 aboard was paralyzed mid-air. For 44 minutes, the aircraft descended towards an emergency landing and crashed at Sioux City Gateway airport; 184 of 296 passengers and crew survived. Drawing on the interviews and research conducted by author Laurence Gonzales for his book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival, this play is a reflection on how to comprehend tragedy and celebrate human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges. A South Florida premiere.

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May 7-19

The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
JCAT Community
The J’s Cultural Arts Theater
Michael-Ann Russell JCC/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
(866) 811-4111

A large Long Island mansion with secret passages, a blizzard, a theatrical troupe and a homicidal maniac on the loose – what could possible go wrong? This rip-roaring farce by John Bishop has those assembled (or at least those who aren’t killed off) untangle the mystery of the “Stage Door Slasher.”

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May 8-26

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

Giraffes strut.  Birds swoop.  Gazelles leap.  The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before.  And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. Disney’s Lion King is a special season option.

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May 9-11

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

A portrait of a lonely-hearted dreamer obsessed with a love he can never have. Sung in French, with projected translations in English and Spanish.

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May 9-12

Hamletmachine
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2nd Street, Miami
(305) 237-3135

This postmodernist drama is loosely based on Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

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May 10

In to America
Griffin Theater Company
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler St., Miami
(305) 547-5414

A world premiere drama that traces the American immigrant experience from Jamestown to present day through the stories of ordinary men, women and children who departed their homelands in the hopes of creating a new life.

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May 9-26

Precious Little
Thinking Cap Theatre
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 610-7263
Ticket Link: https://tinyurl.com/y6fulqgv
Company Website: http://thinkingcaptheatre.org

A talking ape wearing a chic Chanel suit walks onto the stage . . . This is not the lead in line of a joke, but, in fact, how the dark comedy begins. This funny, taut, touching play packs a punch and pulls none in its exploration of themes such as the universal search for connection, compassion, and understanding; language barriers and the power of the ineffable; and motherhood after 40—an increasingly common scenario for women in the 21st century.

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May 10-11

Madagascar A Musical Adventure JR
Conservatory Production
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure JR.. follows the animals of New York’s Central Park Zoo on an unexpected journey to the zany world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5.

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May 11

Arch8 Tetris
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550

Coming all the way from Copenhagen, this high energy performance is for the kids who can’t sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls, and those who can imagine further than they can see!

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May 14-June 1

Red Speedo
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015

This play by Lucas Hnath is about Ray – a young swimming phenom who has swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll get a deal with Speedo, which means he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to crush the rumors or risk losing everything. Previews on May 14-15.

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May 15-June 9

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

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for “Best Play,” all elements come together in this story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal than about fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty.

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May 16 

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

With songs by pop star Cyndi Lauper, this musical romp is about friendship and the belief that you can change the world if you change your mind. Inspired by true events, it is a stroll from a shoe factory in Northampton to the catwalks of Milan.

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May 17-18

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

Based on the book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production tells the story of personified cats as they gather for the biggest night of the year, the Jellicle Ball. Featuring students in grades 6 -12 and the Professional Training Program.

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May 17-June 2

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

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

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May 18-June 16

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

A funny new play by Sarah Burgess about money, politics and the state of the American republic – it premiered last season at the Public Theatre in NYC. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist.  When she represents a political neophyte with staunch ideals, she is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in?

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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.

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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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Summer 2019

Summer and Smoke
Area Stage Company
Professional
1560 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 103, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078

It is 1916 in Glorious Hill, Mississippi. Alma Winemiller, a highly-strung, unmarried minister’s daughter, must navigate through the growing spiritual and physical romance between her and the wild, undisciplined young doctor who grew up next door.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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June 13-30

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

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

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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 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 5-28

The Soul of Motor City
Stage Door Theater
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 N. 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

In the early 1960s Detroit was on the move. The distinctive sound that emerged from the city was the sound of young America. This show celebrates the classics of the time by such artists as The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and many more.

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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 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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Aug. 1-10

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

An original play to be written by Nilo Cruz exploring the lives of the DREAMERS. A world premiere.

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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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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. 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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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. 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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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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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 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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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

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 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 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 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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