April shows

Through May 1

Dusk Rings A Bell
Mosaic Theatre
Plantation
Stephen Belber (author of Tape) depicts a middle-aged couple who had an adolescent fling and suddenly run into each other. ‘Their encounter reveals two vastly different paths taken and two lonely souls attempting to reclaim a moment of possibility, when they were young and perhaps at their very best.’

Through May 1

The Sparrow
Arsht Center in Miami
A small-town girl returns home 10 years after a tragic accident that claimed the lives of her entire class.’As the town struggles to accept the strange girl who reminds them of their collective loss, Emily attempts to hide the special powers that make her different.

Through May 1

Annie
Tamarac Theatre of the Performing Arts
Irrepressibly upbeat 1977 family musical about an orphan adopted by a billionaire in Depression Era America.

Through May 15

God of Carnage
Caldwell Theatre
Boca Raton
Yasmina Reza’s wildly popular comedy-drama’ about two modern couples whose civilized veneer begins to erode when they meet to talk about their children fighting.

Through May 1

Annie
Lake Worth Playhouse
Irrepressibly upbeat 1977 family musical about an orphan adopted by a billionaire in Depression Era America.

Through May 27

The Red Thread
The PlayGround Theatre
Miami Shores
Inspired by Chinese folklore, this original play with music by Stephanie Ansin and Fernando Calzadilla is technically for children, but with production values and themes designed to astound and enthrall adults as well.

Through May 15

Sunday on the Rocks
The Women’s Theatre Project
Fort Lauderdale
Teresa Rebeck’s play about three housemates who decide to have scotch for breakfast. Elly is pregnant and considering an abortion, Jen is being harassed by a co-worker who is obsessed with her, and Gayle just feels a bit lost.’ Their problems are compounded by a fourth roommate, Jessica, a religious young woman who has little compassion for their confused attempts to make sense of modern life.’ As they drink, joke and argue, it becomes clear how difficult it is to make moral decisions in an increasingly complex world.

Through May 1

Blood Brothers
Slow Burn Theatre Company
West Boca
Willy Russell’s musical tragedy about an indigent mother raising two troubled sons in Britain.

Through May 1

Fugadas (Runaways),
Hispanic Theater Guild at Teatro 8
Little Havana
Two women, an octogenarian and a housewife, meet on a road at 1 a.m., both looking for a ride in this play by Pierre Palmade and Cristophe Dethuron and directed and adapted by Marcos Casanova.

Through May 8

Meshuggah-Nuns
Double Chai Theatrical Series
(Mazel Musicals at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center)
Yet another Dan Goggin musical comedy about those zany nuns. This time, the sisters are on an all-expense paid trip on the ‘Faiths of All Nations’ Cruise. When the cast of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (with the exception of the guy playing Tevye) gets seasick, the ship’s captain asks the sisters and Tevye to put on a show.

April 29-June 19

The Music Man
Broward Stage Door
Coral Springs
Meredith Willson’s eternal charmer about a con man trying to bilk residents of a small town — no relation to Madoff or Rothstein.

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