Calendar

Lake WoFordLongSeveral 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.

We ask the help of the theaters’ staffs to keep us abreast of any changes, including extensions. We’ll post them as soon as possible.

July 8-Aug. 16

Lookingglass Alice
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Lookingglass Theatre Company
Ziff  Ballet Opera House stage
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(786) 468-2326
www.arshtcenter.org.

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Experience this modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland when your favorite Wonderland characters defy gravity in this circus-infused marvel for all ages!  Journey down the rabbit hole and immerse yourself in Alice’s magical world. Adapted and directed by David Catlin; produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Previews July 8-9.

Link to Review

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July 10-Sept. 6

Waistwatchers the Musical
Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 Sample Road in Coral Springs.
954-344-7765
www.stagedoorfl.org

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Alan Jacobson had a runaway hit last season at the late Plaza Theatre with this revue of parody songs about dieting, exercise and body image using pop standards.

Link To Review

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July 15-Aug. 9

Unnecessary Farce
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
www.actorsplayhouse.org

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In an economy hotel room, an embezzling mayor is about to meet his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape.  But there’s some confusion as to who’s occupying which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps taking her clothes off.

Link To Review

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July 17-August 9

Mary Poppins
Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
Susan B. Katz  Theatre of the Performing Arts at River of Grass ArtsPark
17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884
pptopa.com

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Music, magic, and a spoonful of sugar! Step in time to join Mary as she teaches Jane, Michael, Winifred, and George Banks how to be a family again.  The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.” And yes, she flies.

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July 24-August 9

Reefer Madness the Musical
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
Mainstreetplayers.com

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This is the musical satire of the 1936 cult classic Reefer Madness, the movie. It satirizes the “marihuana” scare of the 1930’s and makes fun of how the evil weed changes a person from good to evil.

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July 30-Aug. 9

Cindy Cypress Catches a Dream
Broward College Visual & Performing Arts
Fine Arts Theater
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884
broward.edu

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Children’s Theater. By David Caudle, Becca Ayers, and Bryan Crook

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July 30-Aug. 9

Side by Side by Sondheim
MNM Productions
Crest Theater
51 N Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922

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A revue tribute to legendary Broadway composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is being produced by MNM’s co-founders Marcie Gorman and Michael Lifshitz, with Bruce Linser serving as director and Paul Reekie as musical director. Features Alix Paige, Shelley Keelor, Wayne LeGette and Leah Marie Sessa singing the master’s greatest hits.

Link To Review

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Aug. 1-30

I’ll Eat You Last (A Chat with Sue Mengers)
GableStage
At the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org

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Sue Mengers was the first female Hollywood “superagent” at a time when women talent agents of any kind were almost unheard of. She came from near poverty, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, and worked her way up through pluck, charm, and a legendary wit.  Now, you’re invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you. By John Logan, author of Red, a three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright. Stars Laura Turnbull in this one-woman show.

Link To Review

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Aug. 6-Aug. 23

Peter Pan
The Wick Theater
7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333
www.thewick.org

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The beloved J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan takes flight at The Wick Theatre as the final production of their inaugural summer series. The Tony Award-winning Broadway spectacular starring Mary Martin made its debut in 1954 and was broadcast on television; filled with classic tunes such as I’m Flying, I’ve Gotta Crow and I Won’t Grow Up.

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Aug. 13-16

Side by Side by Sondheim
MNM Productions
Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
561) 832-7469

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A revue tribute to legendary Broadway composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is being produced by MNM’s co-founders Marcie Gorman and Michael Lifshitz, with Bruce Linser serving as director and Paul Reekie as musical director. Features Alix Paige, Shelley Keelor, Wayne LeGette and Leah Marie Sessa singing the master’s greatest hits.

Link To Review

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August 14-23

110 in the Shade
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

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A staged concert version of the Tom Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical (the authors of The Fantasticks), both book and music, will be directed by Clive Cholerton. Based on a hit play and later a movie, 110 in the Shade takes place in a drought-stricken, Southwestern town in the 1930s, where a lonely young woman named Lizzie is convinced that she’ll never find true love. But the arrival of Starbuck, a charismatic con-man and self-proclaimed rainmaker, changes her life. The 1963 show was revived in 2007 starring Audra McDonald.

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Aug. 14-30

Thumbelina
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(561) 447-8829
solchildren.org

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An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale about a wayward little fairy girl. Thumbelina’s journey has been beloved by children and adults alike since it was first published in 1835.

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Aug. 19-20

African Queen
Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org
(561) 4506735

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This radio theater production is adapted from the 1951 adventure film starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.   After religious spinster’s missionary brother is killed in World War I Africa, dissolute steamer captain offers her safe passage. She’s not satisfied so she persuades him to destroy a German gunboat. The two spend most of their time fighting with each other rather than the Germans, though time alone on the river leads to love.

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Aug. 20-Sept. 6

Lazy Fair
Mad Cat Theatre
Performs at the Miami Theater Center
9816 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
www.madcattheatre.org
(866) 811-4111

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A new play by local playwright/actor Theo Reyna. Greed! Greed! Greed! Now and forever! Its power seems boundless, but what if it were possible to take too much? What if greed had a limit? What would happen if you pushed past it? Lazy Fair unravels the mystery of the greatest criminal adventure of the greediest man in the world. Perhaps money isn’t as material as you might think.

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Aug. 22-Sept. 4

Vincent River
Ground Up and Rising
Performing at Artistic Vibes
12986 SW 89th Ave, Miami
groundupandrising.org
(305) 562-5849

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By Philip Ridley. Davey has seen something he can’t forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. These two have never met. Tonight their paths cross, with devastating consequences. After her son, Vincent, is murdered in a homophobic attack, Anita must come to terms with her loss, and the hidden fact of his sexuality, an aspect of his identity that she had refused to countenance while he was alive. This grief and acceptance is complicated by the arrival of Davey, a battered and bruised seventeen-year-old boy, who confesses to Anita that he cannot escape Vincent’s ghost. Anita believes that Davey has come to admit to the murder, but it is a deeper crime, a crime of omission, that is haunting her son’s lover. The Aug. 30, 2 p.m. performance will feature ASL interpreters for Miami’s deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

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Aug. 28-Sept. 13

Bed and Sofa
Outré Theater Company
Performing at Abdo New River Room
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
outretheatrecompany.com
(954) 462-0222

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This three-character “silent movie opera” (based on Abram Room’s scandalous 1926 Russian film comedy) premiered at the Vineyard Theatre in New York, where it received two Obie awards and seven Drama Desk nominations, including Best Musical. In Moscow, in 1926, a housing crisis rages. In a cramped apartment, Ludmilla, a put-upon housewife, lives in dreamy complacency with her cheerful despot of a husband, Kolya. When Kolya’s handsome comrade, Volodya, arrives from the country, but can find no lodgings, Kolya offers him their sofa. When Kolya returns early from a business trip, he is shocked to discover that Ludmilla and Volodya have become lovers. Kolya moves out, but there is still nowhere to live, so he reluctantly returns, taking the sofa, leaving Ludmilla and Volodya the bed. Kolya attempts to stall the new couple’s lovemaking with endless games of checkers, to Ludmilla’s growing frustration.

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Aug. 28-Sept. 13

Waiting for Waiting for Godot
The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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The southeastern premiere of this backstage comedy about two understudies waiting to go in a production of Samuel Beckett’s modern classic Waiting for Godot. Written by Dave Hanson, a former joke writer for Late Night with Chelsea Handler, this new work premiered at the New York Fringe Festival in 2013 and swept the festival, winning Best of the Fringe.

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Sept. 5-13

Vincent River
Ground Up and Rising
Performing at Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
groundupandrising.org
(305) 562-5849

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By Philip Ridley. Davey has seen something he can’t forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. These two have never met. Tonight their paths cross, with devastating consequences. After her son, Vincent, is murdered in a homophobic attack, Anita must come to terms with her loss, and the hidden fact of his sexuality, an aspect of his identity that she had refused to countenance while he was alive. This grief and acceptance is complicated by the arrival of Davey, a battered and bruised seventeen-year-old boy, who confesses to Anita that he cannot escape Vincent’s ghost. Anita believes that Davey has come to admit to the murder, but it is a deeper crime, a crime of omission, that is haunting her son’s lover

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Sept. 16-17

Double Indemnity
Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org
(561) 4506735

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This live radio version is based on the 1944 classic film noir masterpiece directed by Billy Wilder, this cynical, witty, and sleazy thriller involves scandals including adultery, corruption and murder. Needless to say, all does not go according to plan . . . .

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Sept. 19 – Oct. 11

Slow Girl
Area Stage Company
Riviera Theater
1560 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
www.areastagecompany.com

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“Can a single act forever define your character?” When seventeen year-old Becky is shipped-off to her Uncle Sterling’s Costa Rican home – a sanctuary to which he escaped many years ago – the two lost souls navigate contrasting philosophies and a maze of regret. An intimate and elegant glimpse at two characters seeking forgiveness and finding each other. With sharp humor and authenticity, this South Florida premiere reminds us that escape is easy but redemption is hard. Directed by John Rodaz.

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Sept. 25-Oct. 4

Aida
Marquee Theater Company
West Boca Community High School
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(954) 464-8429
http://www.marqueetheatercompany.com/

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Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” is a timeless story of ill-fated lovers whose “. . . destiny ignited by an act of war,” featuring an award-winning pop/rock score from the seasoned duo. This is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the relationships between an Egyptian Captain and a Nubian Princess that transcends warring nations and brings a country together. With an unforgettable score featuring rousing rock numbers and heart-wrenching ballads, “Aida” embraces multi-cultural casting and exuberant dancing and staging.

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Sept. 25-Oct. 18

The Pot
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

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South Florida Premiere. This play, by Glenn Hutchinson, is a full-length drama about Laura, a college student, who brings home her boyfriend, Rick, at Thanksgiving. Rick has lived in the States since he was a young child, but he is undocumented. The play is about what happens when he meets Laura’s family, including her father who just has been elected to the State legislature. Narrated by Laura’s adopted brother, Nathan, whose biological parents were bi-racial,

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Oct. 1-Nov. 1

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

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Comedy tonight! This show — the first one that Stephen Sondheim wrote the words and lyrics for — takes comedy back to its farcical  roots; combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan named Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two.

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Oct. 2-11

The Pillars of Society
Florida Atlantic University
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539
http://www.fauevents.com/

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In the first of his revolutionary prose plays, Henrik Ibsen turns his unrelenting critical eye to the hypocrisies of society creating a timeless play that illuminates the same hypocrisies at work today. When his past threatens to explode, Karsten Bernick, a shipping magnate and “pillar of society,” willingly places his reputation and business interests above the lives of the passengers of the American ship, The Indian Girl. When his plot goes disastrously wrong, truth and freedom become the pillars that save society.

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Oct. 2-16

A Map of Virtue
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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By Erin Courtney.

A Map of Virtue is a symmetrical play guided by a bird statue, pivoting around an encounter with and dissection of evil. Part interview, part comedy, part middle-night-middle-forest horror story.

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Oct. 3-11

Bat Boy: The Musical
Nova Southeastern University
Black Box Theater, Don Taft University Center
3301 College Ave., Davie
(954) 262-8179
http://www.nova.edu/

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A musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature.

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Oct. 3-Nov. 1

Disgraced
GableStage
At the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org

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The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner is a scathing examination of race relations in modern day America. It deals with a Muslim-American attorney in New York City trying to define his identity. See our review of the New York production  by clicking here.

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Oct. 7-Nov. 8

Picnic
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

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By William Inge: A handsome stranger drifts into a small Kansas town and awakens the dormant dreams and repressed desires of a group of lonely women in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Specially-priced previews Oct. 7-8.

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Oct. 8-25

35mm: A Musical Exhibition
Evening Star Productions
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
www.eveningstarproductions.org

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If a picture is worth a 1,000 words – what about a song?  Can a picture inspire a song – or fifteen?  In 35mm, each photo creates a unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding; a glimpse of something happening.  This intricately woven collection of stories told through song re-imagines what the modern American musical can be.    Music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver; Based on photographs by Matthew Murphy; directed by Rosalie Grant.

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Oct. 8-25

Meet Me in St. Louis
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
www.lakeworthplayhouse.org
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A rare treasure in the musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming movie. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family.

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Oct. 21-Nov. 20

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Miami Theater Center – Main Stage
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
www.mtcmiami.org
(305) 751-9550

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Time, space, and cultures collide in Stephanie Ansin and Fernando Calzadilla’s interpretation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic English fairytale, Alice tackles the challenges of an ever-changing dream world infused with a contemporary South Florida flavor. As part of MTC’s Theater Inclusion Program (TIP), the performance on October 25 will include accessible services: ASL (American Sign Language), open captioning and audio description. Videography by Maria Teresa Alvarado; original music and sound design by Luciano Stazzone; set, costume & lighting design by Calzadilla; directed by Ansin.

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Oct. 22-Nov. 1

Circle Mirror Transformation
Black Box Series
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

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In the small town of Shirley, Vermont, five strangers gather in a dance studio to embark on a unique journey together in a creative drama class for adults. Taught by Marty, their free-spirited and supportive leader, the group – Schultz, a recently divorced, emotionally vulnerable carpenter, Teresa, an earnest and vibrant former actress, James, Marty’s quiet and genial husband, and Lauren, a reserved and self-conscious high schooler – move through a series of acting exercises, ranging from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. In this one small room, through these few seemingly trivial games, quiet wars are waged, emotional wounds are nursed, and healing is finally, slowly, able to begin. By Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker; directed by Daniel Eilola.

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Oct. 22-Nov. 8

Big Fish
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Performing at the Amaturo Theater
Broward Center For The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
Slowburntheatre.org

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Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and acclaimed film written by John August, Big Fish centers on Edward, a traveling salesman, who lives life to the fullest and then some! His incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife. But their son, Will, who will soon have his own child, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Big Fish swims deftly between two worlds: the lush, vibrant world of Edward’s fantasies and the subtler world of Will’s reality. With Shane Tanner and Amy Miller Brennan.

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Oct. 25-Nov. 15

Sex with Strangers
Theatre at Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org
(561) 450-6357

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From one of the writers of House of Cards, Laura Eason: when twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure 40s novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As the attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.

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October 30

The Twelfth Night
Asolo Repertory Theater
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
smdcac.org

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A madcap adventure begins in William Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, weaving love and longing into a tangled web of mischief, mayhem and mistaken identities. Adapted and directed by Jen Wineman; world-premiere adaptation; performed with Shadow Interpretation.

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Oct. 30-Nov. 22

Carousel
Pembroke Pines Theatre Of Performing Arts
Susan B. Katz Theatre at the River of Grass ArtsPark
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884
www.pptopa.com/

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November/December

Two Weekends and a Day
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
new-theatre.org
(786) 573-5300

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Penned by local playwright Susan Westfall, this new work is set on one couple’s beachside porch and another couple’s country deck, over the course of two weekends and a day. This play follows the friendship of four adults who, in the words of Jimmy Buffett, are growing older . . . and finally growing up through the most devastating moments in their lives . . . after mid-life crisis. The play was conceived with the help of the Cultural Affairs Departments Playwrighting Development Program alongside the mentorship of Deborah Zoe Laufer in 2014. World Premiere.

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Nov. 2

The Vivian Vance Story
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/upcoming-events/

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Known the world over as Ethel Mertz, Lucy’s sidekick in ‘I Love Lucy,’ this play tells the story of a difficult, complicated live, from her humble roots in Kansas to the lofty heights she reached as the most famous second banana in television history. Music by Eric H. Weinberger; directed by John Tolly. This is part of ‘an McArt’s New Play Reading Series , staged readings.

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Nov. 5-Dec. 6

Hello, Dolly!
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

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“And what do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?” asks Ambrose Kemper in the first scene. “Some people paint, some sew… I meddle,” replies Dolly. Hello, Dolly! is full of memorable songs including “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”, “Ribbons Down My Back”, “Before the Parade Passes By”, and “Hello, Dolly!”. This production will star Broadway veteran Lee Roy Reams (recently in The Wick’s La Cage aux Folles) ss Dolly, only the second time a major production has had a man in the leading role.

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Nov. 10

Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
TheatreworksUSA
Helen K. Persson Hall
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

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Alexander’s family is moving a thousand miles away because of his father’s new job, but Alexander absolutely refuses to leave his best friend, favorite babysitter and all the things he’s known forever. No way! He tries living with neighbors, building a tent and even hiding. But with help from his parents and even his bossy older brothers, Alexander learns that home is “where your family is, where you’re with the people who love you best of all.” (Family Fare)

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Nov. 12-Dec. 6

The Importance of Being Earnest
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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By Oscar Wilde – A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.

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Nov. 12-Dec. 13

Angry Fags
Island City Stage
Abyss Theater
2304 Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

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This explosive play is an uncompromising Oscar Wilde-meets-Fight Club fantasia” about how good ideas go bad, with fascinating forays into American politics, bomb building and pistachios. The play follows Bennet, a speechwriter for Georgia’s only gay congresswoman and his roommate Cooper as their fear and frustration turn to rage after the killing of Bennet’s ex. They come to the conclusion that “acceptance” as second class citizens isn’t enough and they quickly morph into a gay Thelma and Louise wreaking havoc with unintended consequences.

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Nov. 13-22

Agnes of God
Florida Atlantic University
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539
http://www.fauevents.com/

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By John Pielmeier. The winner of a Tony Award this Broadway hit dramatizes the story of a young nun accused of murdering her newborn after insisting that the child was the result of a virgin conception. As the truth of what happened is investigated, the three women of the play are forced to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love as it leads to a dramatic and compelling climax.

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Nov. 19-Dec. 6

I Hate Hamlet
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
www.lakeworthplayhouse.org

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A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. By Paul Rudnick. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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Nov. 20-22

Hamlet
Nova Southeastern University
Performance Theater, Don Taft University Center
3301 College Ave., Davie
(954) 262-8179
http://www.nova.edu/

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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of NSU Theatre with Shakespeare’s most famous play.

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Dec. 2-Jan. 3

The History Boys
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

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An unconventional teacher touches the lives of eight young men in this funny and moving, Tony Award-winning play that provocatively explores the mission of education. By Alan Bennett..

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Dec. 4-6

The Point
Mad Cat Theatre
Performs at the Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
www.madcattheatre.org
(866) 811-4111

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The Mad Cat Live! Band performs an all ages production of Harry Nilsson’s parable The Point – a fable about a boy named Oblio, the only round-headed person in the Pointed Village, where by law everyone and everything must have a point.

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Dec. 4-20

Once Upon a Mattress
Sol Children Theater
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
www.solchildren.org

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If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Directed by Rosalie Grant and Gisbert Heuer.

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Dec. 8-13

Blue Man Group
Kravis on Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org/broadway

Map To Theater

A combination of comedy, music, and technology. With no spoken language, BLUE MAN GROUP is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. It is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.

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Dec. 11-20

Songs for a New World
Marquee Theater Company
West Boca Community High School
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(954) 464-8429
http://www.marqueetheatercompany.com/

Map To Theater

This is the first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown. This collection of powerful songs adds the element of dance and weaves together characters and history, examining life, love and the choices we make, ultimately illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. A powerful diverse cast and a super-charged, well-crafted score appeal to old and new generations alike as each character – in their own way – takes hold of that one moment that alters their path and brings them into “A New World.

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Dec. 15-Jan. 9

Fools
Red Barn Theatre
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
Redbarntheatre.com
(786) 573-5300

Map To Theater

By Neil Simon. With a cast of ten, this comic fable is set in an idyllic Russian hamlet whose inhabitants have been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years. A young schoolteacher comes to town to save the day and win the girl who has only recently learned how to sit down.

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Dec. 15-Jan. 9

Casa Valentina
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
waterfrontplayhouse.org
(305) 294-5015

Map To Theater

In 1962, most men went to the Catskills to escape the summer heat, but others went to an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting like women. 2014 Tony, Drama League & Outer Circle Best Play Nominee. Written by Harvey Fierstein; directed by Murphy Davis; set design by Michael Boyer. Previews Dec. 15-16.

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Dec. 16-20

Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt … the Therapy Continues
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

Map To Theater

Steve Solomon, author and star of My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy returns with another evening of comedy. You’ll leave remembering why you left home in the first place – dinner for 35 … one toilet and no plunger!

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Dec. 31

The Producers
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

Map To Theater

A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in this Mel Brooks’ musical. Bialystock and Bloom! These names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Brooks’ 1968 satirical dark comedy film.

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2016

Jan. 5-10

42nd Street
Kravis on Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org/broadway

Map To Theater

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, this song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and, of course, “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, it tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for a Broadway musical.  When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.  With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival.

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Jan. 7-Feb. 14

South Pacific
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

Map To Theater

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, South Pacific, is drawn from a Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by James A. Michener. The original Broadway production won 10 Tony Awards, including all 4 acting awards. Many of its songs went on to have a life of their own outside of the musical, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” and “Bali Hai.”

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Jan. 11

The Goldberg Variations
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/upcoming-events/

Map To Theater

In a time of crisis a family is forced to come together, after several years, to deal with the present, the future and ultimately let go of the past.  Told through the lens of each character, is a whimsical, hysterical look at a family breaking apart. By Stuart Meltzer; directed by Margaret M. Ledford.

This is part of ‘Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series’ – “These are staged readings in the true sense of the word,” said Tony Finstrom. “With actors up on their feet, playing on a minimal set, with lighting, some sound effects, wearing bits of costumes, etc.  Like a real performance of a new play, except the actors, of course, carry their scripts.” Finstrom is Associate Producer of ‘Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series’.

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Jan 14-31

Oleanna
Evening Star Productions
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
www.eveningstarproductions.org

Map To Theater

A seething investigation of “political correctness” in a time when the nation’s morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment. Directed by Rosalie Grant.

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Jan. 14-31

High Society
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
www.lakeworthplayhouse.org

Map To Theater

Imagine that Philip Barry had written “The Philadelphia Story,” his classic 1939 romantic comedy, not as a play but a musical, with Cole Porter as his collaborator, and you have … “High Sociey!” It’s not only the show’s title but the show’s first song, in which the Lord Family’s amazing staff sets the scene (the Lord family lives on a waterfront estate in Oyster Bay now, not Philadelphia). Come join the Lords for a weekend of fun and games! Based on the play “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry.

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Jan. 14-Feb. 14

Who Killed Joan Crawford?
Island City Stage
Abyss Theater
2304 Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

Map To Theater

The world premier of Michael Leeds’ latest hilarious who-dunnit!

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Jan. 15

Improv Jam!
Nova Southeastern University
Black Box Theater, Don Taft University Center
3301 College Ave., Davie
(954) 262-8179
http://www.nova.edu/

Map To Theater

Student-produced improv and sketch comedy.

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Jan. 15-20

Scott and Hem
Red Barn Theatre
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
Redbarntheatre.com
(786) 573-5300

Map To Theater

By Mark St. Germain. In this fictional but probable meeting between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, the two legends literally and figuratively come to blows. Scott is holed up in a Hollywood hotel where he is hopefully writing more than he is drinking when Hem walks in for a visit. Starring Miami-based actors Tom Wahl (“Clark Gable Slept Here” and “I Am My Own Wife”) and Gregg Wiener. Both Carbonell Award-winning actors will direct.

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Jan. 15-Feb. 7

Circle Mirror Transformation
A
rea Stage Company
Riviera Theater
1560 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
www.areastagecompany.com

Map To Theater

In an artsy small town, an unlikely collection of strangers sign up for Marty’s “Adult Creative Drama” class: a recently divorced carpenter, a high school junior, a former actress, and Marty’s husband. Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the group plays Marty’s imaginative (and sometimes awkward) theatre games. But as their relationships develop over the course of the summer, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama. South Florida Premiere, directed by John Rodaz.

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Jan. 18

Play Reading: The Royal Family
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

Map To Theater

This play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, made its Broadway debut in 1927 and has been produced internationally. Reputed to have been based on the famous theatrical Barrymore clan, the play depicts three generations of a New York family of actors. Ferber’s great-niece Julie Gilbert, a novelist, biographer and playwright who leads The Writers’ Academy at the Kravis Center, will direct a reading of the classic work with legendary English actress Sally Ann Howes in the pivotal role of Fanny Cavendish.

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Jan. 21-31

Reckless
Black Box Series
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

Map To Theater

At home on Christmas Eve, Rachel is informed by her guilty husband that he has hired a hitman to kill her, and she must flee for her life-which she does by scrambling out the kitchen window and into the snowy night where she begins a series of picaresque escapades involving numerous psychiatrists and, eventually, an ill-fated reunion with her husband. This dark comedy marked the arrival of young playwright in Craig Lucas. Filled with bizarre characters and events, the play reflects the fractured life-styles which have become the norm for so many in our tenuous times. Directed by Richard Iverson.

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Jan. 21-31

Taking Sides
Chicken Coop Theater
Levis JCC
9801 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton
(561) 852-3200
chickencooptheatre.com/

Map To Theater

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Jan. 21-Feb. 7

Violet
Amaturo Theater
Broward Center For The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
Slowburntheatre.org

Map to Theater

Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway, Violet tells the powerful story of a young woman accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. Directed by Patrick Fitzwater; Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley; Music by Jeanine Tesori; Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts.

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Jan. 24-Feb. 14

Reborning
Theatre at Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org
(561) 450-6357

Map To Theater

The 2010 psychological thriller by Zayd Dohrn, Reborning, tells the tale of a sculptor with an unusual specialty. She meets a woman desperate to recreate her past leading to some frightening revelations.  Art and life become disturbingly interchangeable in this dark comedy that takes an unsettling look at work, latex and the power of creation. Directed by Keith Garsson

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Jan. 26-Feb. 13

Mothers and Sons
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
waterfrontplayhouse.org
(305) 294-5015

Map To Theater

A funny and powerful portrayal of a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son or their own. The complex relationships that evolve are surprising and deeply moving. Written by Terrence McNally, 4-time Tony Award-Winning playwright; directed by Murphy Davis; set design by Michael Boyer. Previews Jan. 26-27.

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Jan. 27-Feb. 28

Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

Map to Theater

All the demons of the Tyrone family are laid bare over the course of one very long August day in 1912, in this searing, Pulitzer Prize-winning, semi-autobiographical masterwork by Eugene O’Neill. Specially-priced previews Jan. 27-28.

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Jan. 28-29

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

Map To Theater

Legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes hunts for clues in this witty, fast-paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre, which features actors drawn from top British and American stages. Aquila was founded in 1991 to bring the greatest theatrical works to the greatest number of people. Holmes, who also is a composer and musician, is joined by other memorable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters, including trusted sidekick Dr. Watson; the resourceful and intelligent Irene Adler; and red-haired pawnbroker Jabez Wilson.

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Jan. 29 – Feb. 7

Jekyll & Hyde
Marquee Theater Company
West Boca Community High School
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(954) 464-8429
http://www.marqueetheatercompany.com/

Map To Theater

Murder and chaos are pitted against love and virtue in this sweeping gothic musical. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, this is a gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this musical phenomenon set to a powerful score by Frank Wildhorn. In an attempt o cure his ailing father’s mental illness, talented physician Dr. Jekyl inadvertently unleashes his inner demons along with an alternate personality of pure evil. A being who wrecks his murderous havoc on the city of London. A man the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

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Jan. 30-31

Romeo and Juliet
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

Map To Theater

British-American touring company Aquila Theatre brings to life one of literatures most iconic couples in this moving adaptation of William Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Set against a backdrop of warring households, young Romeo sneaks into a masked ball where he first beholds his beloved, the beautiful Juliet. The star-crossed lovers succumb to forbidden desire against the will of their unforgiving families and amid a brutal fate.

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Feb. 5-28

Water by the Spoonful
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

Map To Theater

This 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Quiara Algeria Hudes is the second in a trilogy about the Iraq War and the lingering effects for the veterans who return home after the war. Two stories that parallel each other in the play.  The first focuses on a young, Puerto Rican veteran of the war returning home to Philadelphia, injured both phyically and psychologically in his struggle to find his place in the world. The second story features the veteran’s mom, with whom he has been estranged from since he was a boy.

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Feb. 8-March 12

Buyer and Cellar
Red Barn Theatre
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
Redbarntheatre.com
(786) 573-5300

Map To Theater

By Jonathan Tolan. Nick Cearley of “The Skivvies” stars in this imagined tale of an out-of-work actor that gets hired by Barbra Streisand to be the clerk in her Malibu estate’s basement arcade where only Babs herself is the buyer.

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Feb. 9-14

Motown the Musical
Kravis on Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org/broadway

Map To Theater

It began as one man’s story … became everyone’s music … and is now Broadway’s musical. It’s  the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Features classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

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Feb. 10-11

PostSecret: The Show
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

Map To Theater

PostSecret: The Show is a visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of life. With projected images and video, three actors guide the audience through a narrative of the stories sourced from over a million anonymous and artful secrets mailed on postcards to artist, curator and internet phenomenon Frank Warren, making PostSecret.com one of the world’s top blogs.

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Feb. 19-21

Taffetas
Nova Southeastern University
Performance Theater, Don Taft University Center
3301 College Ave., Davie
(954) 262-8179
http://www.nova.edu/

Map To Theater

America in the 1950s, and four singing sisters make their national television debut.

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Feb. 19-28

The Country Wife
Florida Atlantic University
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539
http://www.fauevents.com/

Map To Theater

By William Wycherley. Often banned from the stage because of its outrageous and scandalous nature, this farce interweaves multiple plots including a licentious young gentleman’s trick of pretending impotence so as to safely bed married women and an inexperienced “country wife’s” discovery of the joys of town life and fascinating London men.

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Feb. 25-March 13

Inherit the Wind
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
www.lakeworthplayhouse.org

Map To Theater

This is the play that has as its genesis in the events of the famous Scopes trial. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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Feb. 25-March 27

Curtains: A Musical Comedy Murder Mystery
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

Map To Theater

“Robbin’ Hood of the Old West”, a bad Western adaptation of the Robin Hood story is reaching its conclusion. The untalented leading lady is a triple threat: she can’t sing, act, or dance. To the relief of everyone, she is murdered during her opening night curtain call. The entire company comes under suspicion, and Lt. Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police Department is called in to solve the homicide.

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Feb. 26-March 20

Young Frankenstein
Pembroke Pines Theatre Of Performing Arts
Susan B. Katz Theatre at the River of Grass ArtsPark
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884
www.pptopa.com/

Map To Theater

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Feb. 28-March 20

The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith Main Stage
Theatre at Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org
(561) 450-6357

Map To Theater

Theatre Arts Garage presents its own home-grown version of this musical by Angelo Parra and Joe Brancato. The show features such standards as Taint Nobodys Bizness If I Do and Theres Gonna Be A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight. It’s a dramatization of the turbulent story of the legendary “Empress of the Blues,” whose life was as large and as outrageous as her talent. The play re-imagines Bessie’s final electrifying evening after she and her band are turned away by a whites-only theatre. It all takes place in 1937 in a Memphis “buffet flat.” Directed by Genie Croft.

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March 1-6

Matilda the Musical
Kravis on Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org/broadway

Map To Theater

Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, this is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl.

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March 1-26

The Producers
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
waterfrontplayhouse.org
(305) 294-5015

Map To Theater

A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle. Based on Mel Brooks’ classic film, The Producers was the winner of the most Tony® Awards in Broadway history. Book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan; music & lyrics by Mel Brooks; directed by Danny Weathers; musical direction by Michael Fauss; choreography by Penny Leto. Previews March 1-2.

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March 7

Middletown
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/upcoming-events/

Map To Theater

Two couples, Don & Dottie Abrams and Tom & Peg Hogan, from Middletown, New Jersey, reminisce about their friendship of thirty-seven years, their marriages, the birth of their children and grandchildren, their disappointments and their great joys. By Dan Clancy, author of the highly acclaimed, award-winning drama The Timekeepers. Directed by Peter Pileski.

This is part of ‘Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series’ – “These are staged readings in the true sense of the word,” said Tony Finstrom. “With actors up on their feet, playing on a minimal set, with lighting, some sound effects, wearing bits of costumes, etc.  Like a real performance of a new play, except the actors, of course, carry their scripts.” Finstrom is Associate Producer of ‘Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series’.

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March 9-13

Becoming Dr. Ruth – An Unexpected Journey
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

Map To Theater

Everyone knows the surprisingly candid Dr. Ruth from her TV and radio shows Sexually Speaking. But few realize that the 4-foot-7 therapist’s life was anything but short on adversity. With warmth and humor, actress Susan Greenhill tells Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s story, from surviving the Holocaust to serving in the Haganah as a scout and sniper to her struggles as a single mother who went on to earn her doctorate.

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March 11

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical
Main Stage
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
mdcac.org

Map To Theatre

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny.

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March 11-27

Medea
Outré Theater Company
Performing at Abdo New River Room
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
outretheatrecompany.com
(954) 462-0222

Map To Theater

The ancient story of a woman with nothing left to lose, Euripides’ tragedy Medea, is reimagined in a modern context, Medea tells us of a woman spurned by her husband for a younger woman, and the lengths to which despair and rage can push us

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March 11-April 3

This is Our Youth
Area Stage Company
Riviera Theater
1560 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
www.areastagecompany.com

Map To Theater

In 1982, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the ’60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. The very last wave of New York City’s ’60s-style Liberalism has come of age—and there’s nowhere left to go. In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, Here we follow forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era. Directed by John Rodaz.

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March 16-20

Tones on Tales; An Evening of Samuel Beckett
Mad Cap Theater
Performs at the Miami Theater Center (Sandbox)
9816 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
www.madcattheatre.org
(866) 811-4111

Map To Theater

Three plays by Samuel Beckett (Not I; Eh Joe, and Footfalls) that explore the diminishing light, the diminishing space and the diminishing sound of our lives. Directed by company founder and artistic director, Paul Te.

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March 17-20

Love, Loss and What I Wore
Chicken Coop Theater
Levis JCC
9801 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton
(561) 852-3200
chickencooptheatre.com/

Map To Theater

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March 17-April 3

Spring Awakening
Amaturo Theater
Broward Center For The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
Slowburntheatre.org

Map to Theater

Directed by Patrick Fitzwater; music by Duncan Sheik; book and lyrics by Steven Sater; based on the play by Frank Wedekind.

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March 19

Saturday Night Fever
Main Stage
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
smdcac.org

Map To Theater

Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees, including  Stayin Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing, and How Deep is Your Love, in addition to several new songs written especially for this production.

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March 22-27

Bullets Over Broadway
Kravis on Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org/broadway

Map To Theater

This musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show was written by Woody Allen, with direction and choreography by Susan Stroman and based upon the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath. It’s the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from as mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend.

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March 22-April 16

Out of the City
Red Barn Theatre
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
Redbarntheatre.com
(786) 573-5300

Map To Theater

By Leslie Ayvazian. In this sophisticated and witty new comedy, two couples who have been close friends for years head off for a milestone birthday celebration at a B&B in the Poconos. An impulsive kiss tilts the long-term relationships, and old assumptions are shattered. Anything can happen in the woods.

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March 23-April 24

Outside Mullingar
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

Map to Theater

In this romantic comedy, by John Patrick Shanley, set on neighboring, feuding farms in Ireland, Anthony and Rosemary are single, on the cusp of middle age, and too obstinate to take a chance on love. Specially-priced previews March 23-24.

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March 27-April 17

Smoke
Theatre at Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org
(561) 450-6357

Map To Theater

A thriller, set in New York City, where James, an entitled college student and Julie, a jaded wannabe artist – with more in common than they thought – engage in a series of mind games, both erotic and humorous. But who gets the last laugh on whom? Directed by Keith Garsson.

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March 31-April 24

Out Cry
Miami Theater Center – Main Stage
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
www.mtcmiami.org
(305) 751-9550

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Tennessee Williams’ Out Cry (also known as The Two-Character Play), explores the themes of obsession, commitment, and control. It is a play within a play about brother and sister actors who find themselves abandoned by their entire troupe because they have run out of money. They are trapped performing in a play that’s a failure. As they move in and out of performance, they have difficulty differentiating themselves from their roles and reality from illusion. They really should run away and change their lives, but theater is what they were born to do and they can’t stop, even if it kills them. Set, costume & lighting lesign by Fernando Calzadilla; directed by Stephanie Ansin; presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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April/May

Roof!
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
new-theatre.org
(786) 573-5300

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This new work by New Theatre Artistic Director, Ricky J. Martinez revolves around Young Cuban American roomies Vic and Adam who are throwing an off-the-chain Friday night rooftop barbecue with their friends: a Columbian bombshell, a British hunk, a Nubian ghetto drag queen, and whoever else decides to show up Bohemian-style, as usual. But what is “usual” quickly tumbles into a life shattering moment that tests their friendship, loyalties and the ability to cope with change. This ode to Miami gives voice to the unique diversity in culture, language, and people that make up our community at the gateway to the Americas while it parallels the cities own transformation into a Global Metropolis. World Premiere.

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April 1-9

Marisol
Nova Southeastern University
Black Box Theater, Don Taft University Center
3301 College Ave., Davie
(954) 262-8179
http://www.nova.edu/

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Marisol Perez, a young Latino woman, experiences a nightmare journey into a war zone where angels try to save the universe.

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April 4

Wave Your Flag
Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/upcoming-events/

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Time: the fall of 1942.  Place: a legendary train, the Super Chief, as it races from Los Angeles to the nation’s capital filled with movie stars selling war bonds along the way, and promoting their new film about Betsy Ross that will premiere at their final destination.  …  With a Nazi spy among them? A new play with music by Tony Finstrom; starring Jan McArt, directed by Wayne Rudisill.

This is part of ‘Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series’ – “These are staged readings in the true sense of the word,” said Finstrom. “With actors up on their feet, playing on a minimal set, with lighting, some sound effects, wearing bits of costumes, etc.  Like a real performance of a new play, except the actors, of course, carry their scripts.” Finstrom is Associate Producer of ‘Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series’.

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April 7-17

Old Jews Telling Jokes
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

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Old Jews Telling Jokes is inspired by the website OldJewsTellingJokes.com and features both new and timeless songs and jokes. If you’ve ever visited a doctor or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog, these five actors – which make fun of themselves as well as followers of other religions – will give you a second opinion and ask you where you got that. This show contains explicit language.

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April 7-May 8

The Submission
Island City Stage
Abyss Theater
2304 Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

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He’s written a play – who’s the author? Race? Gender? Drama? Comedy!

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April 7-24

The Pajama Game
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
www.lakeworthplayhouse.org

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The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 TONY for Best Musical and over half a century later claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical – proving the story is truly timeless. Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well. Based on the novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell.

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April 13-30

Enchanted April
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
waterfrontplayhouse.org
(305) 294-5015

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When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they could never have expected. Tony Award Nominee – Best Play; written by Matthew Barber; directed by Danny Weathers; Preview April 13.

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April 14-May 1

Murdered to Death
Evening Star Productions
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
www.eveningstarproductions.org

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From the author of Out of Focus comes this hilarious spoof of the best Agatha Christie traditions, with an assembled cast of characters guaranteed to delight: Bunting the butler, an English Colonel with the prerequisite stiff upper lip, a shady French art dealer and his moll, bumbling local inspectors and a well-meaning local sleuth who seems to attract murder – they’re all here, and all caught up in the side-splitting antics which follow the mysterious death of the owner of a country manor house. But will the murderer be unmasked before everyone else has met their doom, or will audiences die laughing first? Directed by Rosalie Grant.

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April 14-May 22

I Love a Piano, the Music of Irving Berlin
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

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This follows the journey of a piano as it moves in and out of American lives from the turn of the century to the present. The story comes to life with over 60 of Irving Berlin’s most beloved songs including “Blue Skies”, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Cheek to Cheek,” and of course, “I Love a Piano.”

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April 15-17

Goblin Market
Outré Theater Company
Performing at Abdo New River Room
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
outretheatrecompany.com
(954) 462-0222

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This is adapted by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon from the poem by Christina Rossetti. This two-woman musical follows two grown sisters as they return to their childhood home, where the goblins and faeries of their adolescence beckon them to leave the proper Victorian world behind and revel in the pleasures of the senses.

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April 15-24

King Lear
Florida Atlantic University
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539
http://www.fauevents.com/

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By William Shakespeare. Considered to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, this incredibly electric tale of an old monarch’s tragic descent into madness and personal hell is the ultimate family drama and political thriller. With depictions of greater cruelty and greater tenderness than perhaps any of Shakespeare’s other plays, king and kingdom are scorched, human nature scrutinized, the wise made fools, fools venerated for their wisdom, and through it all, hope lives eternal.

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April 21-May 1

A Kid Like Jake
Black Box Series
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

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The Florida Premiere of Daniel Pearle’s play begins on the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools; Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake’s behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A Kid Like Jake is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both. Directed by Trish Weaver-Rhodes.

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April 22-May 15

Stage Kiss
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

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This play by prolific writer Sarah Ruhl is the story of She and He, two mid-forty year olds, who were romantically involved when in their twenties and pursuing an acting career.  The relationship ended when She quit show biz to have a family and live a normal life, while He has stayed the course, despite struggling for survival.  Now that She’s only child is older, She decides to get back in the game and auditions for a new play about a romantic relationship in the 1930’s. She gets the part and her leading man turns out to be He.

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April 26-May 1

The Bridges of Madison County, the Musical
Kravis on Broadway
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org/broadway

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This two time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, with a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marsha Norman and direction by Tony® winner Bartlett Sher. It’s the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

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April 26-May 14

The Cripple of Inishmann
Red Barn Theatre
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
Redbarntheatre.com
(786) 573-5300

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By Martin McDonagh. Six Tony Award nominations in 2014! The people of Inishmann learn that a Hollywood director is coming to a neighboring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him.

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April 29-May 8

Footloose
Marquee Theater Company
West Boca Community High School
12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(954) 464-8429
http://www.marqueetheatercompany.com/

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One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. “Footloose” features hit songs and is augmented with dynamic new songs for the staged musical. On the surface, our story revolves around Ren and his dealings with the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. “Footloose” celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with an open mind.

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May/June

Death of a Salesman
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
new-theatre.org
(786) 573-5300

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Death of a Salesman written by American playwright Arthur Miller was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This classic masterwork addresses the painful conflicts within one family, but it also tackles larger issues regarding American national values. The play examines the cost of blind faith in the American Dream and charges America with selling a false myth constructed around a capitalist materialism nurtured by the postwar economy — a materialism that obscured the personal truth and moral vision of the original American Dream described by the country’s founders.

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May 11-28

Die, Mommie, Die!
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
waterfrontplayhouse.org
(305) 294-5015

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This comic melodrama from Charles Busch features a faded pop singer trying to escape her corrosive marriage and find happiness with a younger lover. Bad acid trips, a resentful daughter, a weird son and a poisoned suppository all play a part. Written by Charles Busch; directed by Murphy Davis; preview May 11.

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May 11-June 12

Satchmo at the Waldorf
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

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Backstage prior to his final gig, the incomparable Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong reminisces about his life, his career, and his struggles just months before his death in 1971. By Terry Teachout. Specially-priced previews May 11-12.

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May 26-June 12

Gerald Ford Superfreak
Mad Cap Theater
Performs at the Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
www.madcattheatre.org
(866) 811-4111

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Gerald Ford is back and he means business. After taking over the South Beach Comedy Festival 2014, Gerald Ford Superfreak is bigger, bolder, and better than ever. Once again, this comedy explores the ripples of history, more specifically, how the effects of Gerald Ford’s presidency carried over to our country’s leadership in the year 2112, as told by a surprise narrator from the future. Directed by company founder and artistic director, Paul Tei.

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May 26-June 26

Feeding the Bear
Island City Stage
Abyss Theater
2304 Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 519-2533
islandcitystage.org

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Michael Aman’s world premiere about aging with a tasty twist!

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June 9-26

Heathers the Musical
Amaturo Theater
Broward Center For The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
Slowburntheatre.org

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Directed by Patrick Fitzwater; book, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy; based on the Original Motion Picture and Screenplay by Daniel Waters.

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June 17-July 3

Around the World in 80 Days
Sol Children Theater
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
www.solchildren.org

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Based on Jules Verne’s classic novel, the musical recounts the journey of Phileas Fogg who has made a bet with the members of his gentlemen’s club that he can travel around the world in 80 days. Accompanied by his servant Passepartout the plot revolves around the adventures Fogg faces in his attempt. Directed by Rosalie Grant and Gisbert Heuer.

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July 22-Aug. 7

Songs for a New World
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

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The first produced musical written and composed by now well-known Jason Robert Brown is all connected by the theme: “the moment of decision.”  The show features four performers who play a variety of characters throughout the show.

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July / August

Miss Saigon
Pembroke Pines Theatre Of Performing Arts
Susan B. Katz Theatre at the River of Grass ArtsPark
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884
www.pptopa.com/

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August 6-21

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sol Children Theater
Sol Theater
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
www.solchildren.org

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One of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream depicts the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, and his bride Hippolyta, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. Adapted and directed by Seth Trucks.

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Sept. 30-Oct. 23

Clybourne Park
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

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The 2011 Pulitzer Prize winning play originated at the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago and went on to win the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012.  The play is a sequel to the famous play, A Raisin In The Sun.  It deals with the issues of race and housing.  When the play starts, it is 1959 and a middle-aged white couple is selling their Chicago suburban home to escape some painful memories.  When they agree to sell the home to a young black couple, it creates tension with their white neighbors. The second act fast forwards to 2009 and now the same neighborhood has undergone a change where the values of the property have increased and gentrification has taken over the neighborhood of Clybourne Park.  Now, a white couple wants to buy the home from the family members of the black family, called the Youngers (the family name from A Raisin In The Sun). All of the actors play a different role in each act of the show.

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