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.

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.

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Feb. 26-April 19
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Abdo New River Room Series
Slow Burn Theater and The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Abdo New River Room
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
slowburntheatre.com

Map To Theater

Audience members follow the cast of six awkward adolescents through a daunting and delightful spelling championship quest. Winner of two Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards.

 

March 18-April 18

Let’s Get Lost
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
(305) 296-9911

Map To Theater

Compiled by and starring Joy Hawkins, Denis Hyland, and Marjorie Paul Shook.

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March 20-April 26

George M. Cohen Tonight!
Broward Stage Door Theatre
Theater 2
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

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John Peterson will return to the Stage Door Theatre in this upbeat one-man play about the beloved song and dance man George M. Cohan – capturing in 95 minutes the essence of the man, his music, and the fabulous era of show business he came up in.

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March 27-April 26

Buried Child
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
Palmbeachdramworks.org

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Sam Shepard’s seriously bizarre tale about a seriously bizarre dysfunctional family. In the heartland of America, a young man returns home with warm memories after an absence of six years to find he is unrecognized by his decaying family in this tragicomic, unsettling, Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Stars Cliff Burgess, Paul Tei, Gregg Weiner, Angie Radosh and Rob Donohoe.

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March 28-April 26

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

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The interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza in Amsterdam in 1656.  When the city of Amsterdam accuses the young philosopher Spinoza of atheism, the elders must summon him to the synagogue to defend himself. Presented in association with The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science & The Appignani Foundation. Winner of Dramatist Guild’s Hull-Warriner Award.

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April 2-April 26

Oklahoma!
The Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

Map To Theater

The first collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. If you have to ask….

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April 3-26

Women Playing Hamlet
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(305) 443-5909
new-theatre.org

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A entry in the National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere series. A new work by William Missouri Downs, and utilizing an all female cast, this follows a flawed actress who wrangles with being cast as the archetype role of Hamlet.

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April 4-9, Previews
April 10-26, Run

Redwood Curtain
Andrews Living Arts Theater
23 NW 5th St. Fort Lauderdale
www.primalforcesproductions.com
(866)811-4111

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A teenager searches for her real father amongst the Viet Nam veterans living in the Redwood Forest. Lanford Wilson’s drama centers on a young woman, Geri, who, while visiting her aunt in northern California, meets a homeless veteran, Lyman, who lives behind the curtain of the Redwood Forest. As Geri uncovers similarities between Lyman and the birth father for whom she’s been searching, she decides that he’s the key to her heritage.Stars Ethan Henry, Jacqueline Laggy and Amarie Lee.

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April 8-May 3

The Magnificents
Carnival Studio Theater
House Theater of Chicago & Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Regional Premiere. This original story by Dennis Watkins features an extraordinary family that brings magical entertainment to adoring audiences. As their glory and popularity begin to fade, the aging star of the show takes a young boy under his wing and teaches him all his tricks – and much more. Watkins was the star of Death and Harry Houdini also from the House Theater which specializes in stylistically adventurous shows.

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April 8-May 17

A Chorus Line
Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

Map To Theater

One singular sensation….

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April 9-26

Rent
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Performing at West Boca Performing Arts Theatre
12811 West Glades Rd., Boca Raton
(954) 323-7884
slowburntheatre.com

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Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it’s based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

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April 9-26

Cabaret
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

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Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood and featuring an iconic score by Kander & Ebb, Cabaret tells the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930’s Berlin where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an American writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub. Community theater.

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April 14-19

Sister Act
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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This stage version of the Whoopi Goldberg movie features original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. It tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

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April 16-May 3
Vita and Virginia
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

Map To Theater

By Eileen Atkins.

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April 16-May 16

The Little Dog Laughed
Island City Stage
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 519-2533
Islandcitystage.com

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This Broadway comedy by Douglas Carter Beane follows the adventures of a movie star whose resourceful and rapacious agent keeps pushing him back in the closet, even while he’s falling for a cute rent boy with a girlfriend. (Wait, the rent boy has a girlfriend?)

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April 17-18

New Playwright’s Festival
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu/

Map To Theater

Two programs: A and B

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April 17-26

Play
Bob Carter’s Actors Workshop and Repertory Theatre Co.
1009 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7529
actorsrep.org

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A play, TBA, directed by Bob Carter.

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May 1-9

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

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A children’s version of the movie musical. Directed by Maria Banda-Rodaz

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April 17-May 3

The Addams Family
Evening Star Productions
performing at Sol Theatre, 3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org/

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In this original musical, the macabre Addams family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Charles Addams dark, delightful, and beloved characters, Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.

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April 20

Mira
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Wold Performing Arts Center
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/

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This new play in progress by local director and writer Michael Leeds is the story of a mirror that comes to life because she yearns to be seen. Directed by John Manzelli

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April 24-26

Conch Republic (The Musical)
Fringe Theater Key West
The San Carlos Institute,
516 Duval Street, Key West
(786) 529-2281
keywestfringe.org/

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The musical recounts the battle between the Feds and the Conchs over a roadblock that threatened Key West’s tourist business. By Monnie King and Gayla Morgan; directed by Rebecca Tomlinson; music director Gayla Morgan.

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April 24-26

Short Ribs 4
Broward College Visual & Performing Arts
Fine Arts Theater
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884
broward.edu

Map To Theater

Second Stage Production. Directed by Deborah Kondelik

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April 24-May 17

God of Carnage
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
Mainstreetplayers.com

 Map To Theater

This comedy by Yamina Reza was the Tony Award Winner for Best Play in 2009. It deals with two pairs of parents meeting to have a civilized discussion about the schoolyard fight that left one of their sons badly hurt. What starts out as a cordial evening ends up with the adults themselves acting like children.

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April 25

Curious George
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

Map To Theater

Family Fun Series presented by Whole Foods Market and sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida

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April 26

Cinderella
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

Map To Theater

Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts 2014-15 Family Fun Series

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April 28-May 3

Pippin
Kravis on Broadway
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

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Returning after 40 years, Pippin has won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival for its  circus-themed approach. With a beloved score by  Stephen Schwartz (Wicked and Godspell), it tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. Pippin is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus, with choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main.

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April 29-May 3

Venus in Fur
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
(305) 296-9911

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A study of the politics of sex: An actress comes late to an audition for a less-than-impressed director, but she soon turns the session into a tango for dominance.

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April 29-May 16

Me and Jezebel
The Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street in historic Mallory Square, Key West 33041
(305) 294-5015
WaterfrontPlayhouse.org

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One day in 1985, Elizabeth Fuller’s normal Westport, Connecticut life with her husband and their 4-year-old son was turned upside down when, during a New York hotel strike, screen legend Bette Davis came to stay in the guest room for “a night or two.”  Ms. Davis stayed for over a month. Starring Christopher Peterson as Bette Davis. April 29 is a specially-priced preview.

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April 30-May 3

Rent
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

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Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent is set in the East Village of New York City. Jonathan Larson’s musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Presented by the City of Aventura and the Slow Burn Theatre Company.

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May 1-10

Kimberly Akimbo
Lake Worth Playhouse
Black Box Series at Stonzek Studio Theater
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

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Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, this is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love. Community theater.

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May 1-17

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Outré Theatre Company
Performing at Abdo River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 300-2149
outretheatrecompany.com

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Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s blistering rock musical that skewers current-day American arrogance by comparing it to the manifest destiny policy of Jackson’s era.  Industry performance May 11.

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May 8-June 27

Dial M for Murder
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Herb Skolnick Center
800 S.W. 36th Ave., Pompano Beach and other venues
(954) 786-4590 or (954) 784-0768
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. Who will get caught? The stage play that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film.

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May 4

Curious George
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Kids Korner Series
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
www.jupitertheatre.org
(561) 575-2223

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Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George (star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show) in this new musical! All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away.

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May 5-17

Anything Goes
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org.

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All aboard for this winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s production. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love … proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. It includes some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”

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May 7- May 24

Dames at Sea
The Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

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A long-running hit off-Broadway that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters, this campy song and dance show is based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30’s. Dames at Sea was selected as “Best Musical of the Year” by Time, Newsweek, and Outer Critics Circle.

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May 8-17

Dial M for Murder
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Willow Theater (Sugar Sand Park)
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948
curtaincallplayhouse.com

Map To Theater

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. Who will get caught? The stage play that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film.

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May 8-19

Little Mermaid Jr.
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

Map To Theater

Directed by Giancarlo Rodaz

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May 9-16

The Consul
Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org

Map To Theater

A devoted wife collides with the bureaucracy of a police state while trying to obtain an exit visa for her family. The suspenseful opera will surprise you with several magical touches and a melodic score in which love, hope, and redemption all play their part. Florida Grand Opera premiere. By Gian Carlo Menotti, composer of Amahl and the Night Visitors.

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May 13-June 7

The Book Club Play
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
www.actorsplayhouse.org

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This comedy by Karen Zacarias is about books and the people who love them.  When the members of a devoted book club become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker, their intimate discussions of life and literature take on a new meaning with the camera rolling; add in the unexpected arrival of a provocative new member, and the sudden inclusion of some questionable titles.

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May 13-June 14

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
Palmbeachdramworks.org

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Just four months before her death, the great Billie Holiday takes the stage at a watering hole in Philadelphia, where she relates the story of her hard-knock life and triumphantly shares more than a dozen songs. May 13-14 are specially-priced previews. This play with music by Lanie Robertson has been produced several times in South Florida, but always to audience acclaim. The version currently playing in New York City won Audra McDonald her sixth Tony award.  Directed by J. Barry Lewis;

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May 14-18

The Skin of Our Teeth
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu/

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama! This surrealistic fantasy comedy by Thornton Wilder depicts an “Everyman Family” as it narrowly escapes one end of the world disaster after another. Follow George and his family as they barely manage to survive “by the skin of their teeth”!

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 May 14-31

Betrayal
Zoetic Stage
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

Map To Theater

For seven years, Emma and Jerry engage in a passionate love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other, and at times, even themselves. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter explores the complexities of love, guilt, and duplicity.

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May 15-June 21

Bell, Book, and Candle
Broward Stage Door Theatre
Theater 2
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

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In this fun and sexy romantic comedy from 1950, we meet Gillian Holroyd, a beautiful and lively free spirit – who also happens to be a witch. Frustrated by a lack of romance in her life and smitten by her handsome neighbor, she “helps things along” by casting a spell. But will she give into the one thing that will take away her magical powers forever?

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May 27-28

The Thin Man
Arts Radio Theater
Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
artsgarage.org/Page/RadioTheater
(561) 450-6357

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Wealthy, glamorous husband-wife detectives Nick and Nora Charles solve murders, drink martinis and crack wise in this romantic screwball comedy. This is a recreation of a live radio broadcast complete with sound effects based on the famous play and film versions.

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May 28-June 28

Daniel’s Husband
Island City Stage
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 519-2533
Islandcitystage.com

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This world premiere play by Michael McKeever is about a contemporary gay couple who are challenged with the consequences of not getting officially married. Even in an enlightened society, when fundamental rights are denied, the results can be devastating to all involved. With humor, pathos and great insight, Daniel’s Husband explores the consequences of accepting the limitations defined by society.

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May 30-June 28

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

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 as women.  This script by Harvey Feirstein was a 2014 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play; 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee for Outstanding New Broadway Play; 2014 Drama League Awards Nominee for Outstanding Production Of A Broadway Or Off-Broadway Play.

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May 31

Dial M for Murder
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Sunrise Civic Center Theater
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
(954) 747-4646
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. Who will get caught? The stage play that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film.

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June-July Date TBA

Clybourne Park
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(305) 443-5909
new-theatre.org

Map To Theatre

Portrays fictional events set before and after Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun and is loosely based on historical events based in the city of Chicago. This play, by Bruce Norris, about race, gentrification, real estate, and the volatile values of each has won the Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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June 4-21

Circle Mirror Transformation
Alliance Theatre Lab
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 259-0418
thealliancetheatrelab.com

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Southeastern Premiere. When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. This script by up-and-comer Annie Baker won Obie Award for Best New American Play and a Drama Desk nomination for Best New American Play. Nov. 12 and 13 are previews. Stars Niki Fridh, Katherine Amadeo, Steven Chambers,  Andy Quiroga and Michelle Brino

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June 5-21

The Submission
Alliance Theatre Lab
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 259-0418
thealliancetheatrelab.com

Map To Theater

This play centers on Danny, who has has written a complex new drama about an African American family trying to get out of the projects, and it has just been selected for the nation’s preeminent play festival. Problem is: Danny, a young white playwright, submitted the work under a pen name in the hope of increasing its chances for production. So he hires Emilie, a black actress, to stand in for him as author. What starts as a terrible idea becomes more and more terrible as Danny drags Emilie, his boyfriend, and his best friend down a long and dirty path of truth, lies, revelation, and betrayal. This comic drama, by Jeff Talbott, has won the Outer Critics Circle Award, the John Gassner Award and the 2011 Laurents/Hatcher Award for best new play

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June 5-28

Little Shop of Horrors
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Performing at West Boca Performing Arts Theatre
12811 West Glades Rd., Boca Raton
(954) 323-7884
slowburntheatre.com

Map To Theater

The cult spoof of 1950s science-fiction movies is turned unto a funny stage musical about a meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

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June 5-July 12

Sisters of Swing
Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 Sample Road in Coral Springs.
954-344-7765
www.stagedoorfl.org

Map To Theater

A musical revue based on the lives of The Andrews Sisters.

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June 11-28
The Book of Liz
The Vanguard, in association with Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

Map To Theater

By Amy & David Sedaris.

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June 12-28

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
solchildren.org

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A multi Tony Award-winning musical by Rupert Holmes. This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve – but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit?

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June 18-28

It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues
The M Ensemble Company
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211th Street, Miami
(305) 893-3551
themensemble.com/

Map To Theater

The Broadway hit musical revue.

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June 27

Dial M for Murder
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Township Center for Performing Arts
2452 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek
(954) 970-0606
curtaincallplayhouse.com

Map To Theater

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. Who will get caught? The stage play that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film..

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July 10-Aug. 16

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

Map To Theater

Alan Jacobson had a runaway hit last season at the late Plaza Theatre with this revue of songs about dieting.

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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

Map To Theater

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.

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July 17-Aug. 2

The Last Five Years
Evening Star Productions
performing at Sol Theatre, 3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org/

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This contemporary song-cycle by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up . . . or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. The show is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view – his going forwards and hers going backwards. Starring Bruno Vida and Sara Grant with a live trio: Jason Buelow piano, Brad Miller bass, Pippa Scroggins violin.

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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 31-Aug. 16
Garbo’s Cuban Lover
The Vanguard, in association with Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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By Odalys Nanin. East Coast Premiere.

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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.

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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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Sept. 24-Oct. 11
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.

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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. 3-Nov. 1

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

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From Conor McPherson, author of The Weir, Shining City and The Seafarer, comes this compelling new drama—his newest play is by turns funny and frightening, but always deeply human. 2014 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award – Best Play.

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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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