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.

 

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 28-July 5

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

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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 29- June 21

Leveling Up
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
(305) 443-5909
new-theatre.org

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In this new play by Deborah Zoe Laufer, three 20-something roommates are glued to their video games. They are masters of the virtual worlds behind the computer screens in their Las Vegas basement. When one of them uses his gaming skills to land a job with the National Security Agency launching actual drones and missiles, online battles begin to have real consequences.

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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

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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! The cast includes Mike Westrich as Seymour Krelborn, Amy Miller Brennan as Audrey, Shane Tanner as Orin, and Matthew Korinko as Mushnick.

Link To Review

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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

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They sold over 75 million records, nine of them gold. They had more Top Ten hits than the Beatles or Elvis. Until the advent of The Supremes, The Andrews Sisters – Patty, Maxene, and Laverne – were the most imitated of all female singing groups; they are still one of the best-selling female vocal groups of all time. Sisters of Swing, which will run from June 5th through July 12th at the Stage Door Theatre, details the fascinating journey of these three sisters from their early days in vaudeville through their success in ‘the big time’. Sisters of Swing follows Patty, Maxene, and Laverne through their sometimes stormy personal relationships, their career, as well as several entertaining interactions with other celebrities of their era, including Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. The show’s musical numbers include “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”, “Three Little Fishies”, “Beer Barrel Polka”, Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”, and of course, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”.

Link to Review

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June 4-28

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

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South Florida’s venerable annual parade of short plays

Link To Review

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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/

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This satire by David and Amy Sedaris chronicles the plight of Sister Elizabeth Donderstock (of the Squeamish Order) renowned for her delicious cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community. However, upon the arrival the sanctimonious Brother Brightbee, and feeling decidedly unappreciated, Donderstock flees from her home in Clusterhaven to try her luck in the real world. Her adventures lead her to an array of distinctly Sedaris-esque characters, from a Ukrainian immigrant dressed as a giant peanut to the alcoholic staff of a local diner, as she struggles to figure out where she belongs. The Book of Liz is described as a fun romp that asks serious questions about identity, self -worth, and status. Stars Christina Groom, Elena Maria Garcia, Matt Stabile, and Scott Douglas Wilson

Link to Review
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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-June 28

Into the Woods
Entr’Acte Theatrix
Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts
51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922
www.entractetheatrix.org

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Into the Woods, the multi-award-winning (Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Awards) musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, skillfully interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. The tale involves a baker and his wife who, unable to have the children they so badly desire, agree to complete a number of “errands” for a witch who promises to grant them their wish if they’re successful.

Kevin Black has taken on the directorial and choreographic duties. Sharyn Peoples who played The Lady of the Lake in Entr’Acte Theatrix’ recent production of Spamalot will play The Witch, Justin Schneyer, who played Brad in Entr’Acte’s production of The Rocky Horror Show will play The Baker, and John Costanzo (King Arthur in Spamalot) will play Cinderella’s father.

Performances are at 2 pm and 8 pm – To celebrate Father’s Day, ticket prices for the Sunday, June 21, 8 pm performance will be ‘Buy One/Get One Free’.

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June 26-July 25

The Royal Family

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

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“The Royal Family” is a rollicking comedy that offers a thinly-veiled parody of the legendary Barrymore Family (particularly John and Ethel Barrymore) – stars of stage and screen. Written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, the play explores the eccentricities of one of America’s most “royal” families. Nominated for a TONY Award in 2010 for Best Revival of a Play.

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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

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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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July 3–26

She Loves Me
Florida Atlantic University
University Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539
http://www.fauevents.com/

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Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, this is set in a 1930s European perfumery, where rival clerks Amalia and Georg unwittingly fall in love after responding to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper. The play, which was nominated for five TONY Awards in 1964 and the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 1993, was the basis of the film “You’ve Got Mail.” The music for the play was written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, who also wrote the music for “Fiddler On the Roof,” and the book was written by Joe Masteroff, who also wrote the book for “Cabaret.”

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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.

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July 9-26

The Who’s Tommy
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
www.lakeworthplayhouse.org

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A deaf, dumb and blind boy’s journey from pain to triumph is a sensory-defying rock and roll experience. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed, and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time TONY Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by Des McAnuff.

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July 10-19

A Little Night Music
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
ww.palmbeachdramaworks.org

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A staged concert version of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical, both book ad music, will be directed by Lynnette Barkley. A Little Night Music is a ravishing, sophisticated, fairy-tale operetta set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, suggested by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night. It’s a bittersweet confection about intertwining romantic misadventures, and features some of Sondheim’s most gorgeous melodies, including his best-known song, “Send in the Clowns.” The original 1973 production, received six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book.

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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

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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

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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.

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July 17-19

Seussical the Musical
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre Bailey Hall, on the Broward College campus
3501 Davie Rd., Davie, 33314
(954) 763-6882
flct.org

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Join the Cat In The Hat on an adventure through the fantastical imagination of Dr. Seuss!  This musical features many beloved Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant and Gertrude McFuzz and is fun for the entire family!

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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 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.”

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July 21–26

Love Letters
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft Lauderdale
1-800-745-3000
www.browardcenter.org

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Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other. They defied a fate that schemed to keep them apart, and lived – through letters – for the one most meaningful thing, their undying love for each other. Starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, directed by Gregory Mosher and written by celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney  is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America and The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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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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The musical 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.

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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. 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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The musical 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/

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August 14-23

110 in the Shade
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
ww.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. 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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Don’t miss the Southeastern Premiere of this hilarious 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, winning Best of the Fringe.

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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. 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. 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” is a modern crown pleaser that 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. 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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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; vocal arrangements and orchestrations by Ryan Scott Oliver; additional percussion arrangements by Jeremy Yaddaw; additional guitar arrangements by Matt Hinkley; 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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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. 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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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. Specially-priced previews Dec. 2-3.

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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. 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/

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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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Jan 14-31

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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. 27-Feb. 28

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

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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. 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/

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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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Feb. 25-March 13

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

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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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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

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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 23-April 24

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

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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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