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 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 7-24

No Fear of Flying
Pigs Do Fly Productions
performing at
Andrews Living Arts
23 NW Fifth Street, Ft. Lauderdale
www.pigsdoflyproductions.com
(866) 811-4111

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Seven brand new short plays chosen to highlight ‘vibrant, healthy people over the age of 50 doing interesting things with their lives’, the plays were selected with all audiences in mind. Six of the seven plays are world premieres, including pieces by well-known local playwrights Michael McKeever and Michael Leeds. Other playwrights include John Kane, Marj O’Neill-Butler, Marv Seigel, Jeffrey Strausser, and Charles West.

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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 14-31

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

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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 29-June 7

The Runner Stumbles
The Town of Davie’s Actors Community Theatre
Pine Island Multi-Purpose Facility
3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie
954-327-3941 or or 954-473-0372
actofdavie1999@yahoo.com or fernkatz1955@yahoo.com

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Based on a 1919 murder trial, The Runner Stumbles is a courtroom drama set in an isolated Michigan town. Gossip ignites as a priest and a nun are suspected of having an affair ending in the nun’s murder. With the priest held as the chief suspect, the play illuminates the trial and flashbacks while the nun was alive.

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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

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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!

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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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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/

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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/

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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

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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 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-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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