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.

Through Feb. 14

The Golem of Havana
Miami New Drama
Performing at the Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 434-7091
visit miaminewdrama.org.

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A new musical about a Cuban-Jewish family in the period when Castro is threatening the Batista regime melds warm comedy and profound tragedy in an intriguing, sometimes moving, often thought-provoking evening. It encompasses the Holocaust, the Castro revolution, a hymn to a Yoruban deity, and Old World klezmer music pivoting instantly into a hot salsa celebration. Read our review at http://www.floridatheateronstage.com/reviews/haunting-jewish-cuban-the-golem-of-havana-explores-cross-cultural-tragedies/

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Jan. 7-Feb. 14

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

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

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Jan. 7-31

Boom
The Basement Project
MOCA North Miami
770 NE 125 street, Miami, FL
thebasementproject.org
(305) 677-9200

The play by acclaimed Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and directed by Oleg Kheyfets is a comedy about evolution and love. A grad student’s personal ad lures a mysterious girl to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of “no strings attached” sex. But when a global catastrophe strikes, their date takes on evolutionary significance. An epic and intimate comedy that spans over billions of years, it features live original music composed/performed by Afrobeta.

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Jan. 12-31

The Will Rogers Follies
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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Come celebrate the life of Will Rogers, a beloved American entertainer who never met a man he didn’t like. At the beginning of the 20th century, Rogers was at the zenith of his popularity, mastering every medium of the time — stage, screen, radio, newspapers and Hollywood. Winner of six Tony Awards®.

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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!

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Jan. 14-31

Rapture, Blister, Burn
Zoetic Stage
Performing at The Carnival Studio
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
(305) 949-6722
ZoeticStage.org

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Gina Gionfriddo’s answer to the Wendy Wasserstein masterwork, The Heidi Chronicles, exposes three generations of women as they debate the ultimate question: is the grass always greener? Polar opposites, but equally unfulfilled, Catherine and Gwen covet each other’s lives, initiating a dangerous game of “what-if?” With searing insight and trademark wit, this Pulitzer Prize finalist is a look at modern-day women and the choices they face in a post-feminist world.

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Jan. 14-Feb. 21

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

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Associate Artistic Director Michael Leeds directs the world premiere of his comic mystery “Who Killed Joan Crawford?” On a dark stormy night, five men arrive at a cabin for a soap star’s surprise birthday party. Each guest has been asked to dress as the birthday boy’s favorite actress, Joan Crawford, in one of her signature roles – and the results aren’t pretty. As they wait for the star, the five “Joans” begin drinking and dishing, dark secrets emerge and soon there’s one Joan less. … Who Killed Joan Crawford?!

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Jan. 14-31

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

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“The Nether” is a virtual wonderland that indulges your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, “The Nether” is both a serpentine crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams.

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Jan. 19-March 6

Too Marvelous for Words: A Salute to Johnny Mercer
ArtStage Studio Theatre
Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 Bay St, Fort Myers
FloridaRep.org
(239) 332-4488

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Featuring the lyrics of Johnny Mercer. Tap your toes and snap your fingers with some of America’s most beloved songs including Moon River, That Old Black Magic, One for My Baby, Dream, Come Rain or Come Shine, and Many More! Conceived, written and directed by Robert Cacioppo; music by Kern, Mancini, Ellington, Arlen and more!

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Jan. 21-31

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

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

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Jan. 21-31

Taking Sides
Chicken Coop Theater
West Boca Theatre Company
performing at Beifield Auditorium
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
21050 95th Avenue South in Boca Raton
(Off Glades Road between Lyons Road and U.S. 441)
www.levisjcc.org/boxoffice
(561) 852-3241

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Ronald Harwood, the writer of The Pianist and The Dresser, scripted This fictionalized account of the true post-war investigation into German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler, the distinguished and accomplished principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 1922 and 1945, and again from 1952 until 1954. He served as one of the Nazis’ foremost cultural assets, but he used his position and contacts to save hundreds of Jewish musicians from the concentration camps. The drama takes place in the American Zone of occupied Berlin in 1946 during the interrogation of Furtwangler. The play features local actor/director Jeffrey Bruce as Furtwangler.

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Jan. 21-Feb. 7

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

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Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway, Violet tells the powerful story of a young woman accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North Carolina town to Oklahoma in 1964. Along the way, she meets a young black soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. Directed by Patrick Fitzwater; Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley; Music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home). Recently revived on Broadway with Sutton Foster in the title role.

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Jan. 22-Feb. 28

Carnival
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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Based on the popular 1953 musical Lili, Carnival relates the story of a naive young orphan girl who joins a traveling French circus, where she meets a manipulative magician and a disillusioned puppeteer, who can only show his emotions via his whimsical puppet creations. Music & lyrics by Bob Merrill’ book by Michael Stewart.

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Jan. 21-30

The Journey: The Story of Your Life
Outré Theatre Company/ LLF Productions
Arts at St. John’s
4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach
(305) 613-2325
artsatstjohns.com.

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The original musical by Kristen Long and C. Stefan Morrisette received a staged concert reading by Outré in January 2013. This full production by composer/writer Kristen Long and Outré Managing Director Sabrina Lynn Gore stars Reggie Whitehead and Ann Marie Olson is a rock/reggae/jazz/funk musical set in New Orleans, where the streets are washed with alcohol and dreams. It introduces us to the Bum, an unlikely griot who weaves stories like enchantments. Our narrator plucks from the smoke the stories of five individuals whose lives and desires irrevocably collide on these cobblestones amidst the buskers and street performers. Adult language and themes.

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Jan. 22- Feb. 7

Ringing True
Miami Theater Center’s Sandbox Series
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores.
www.mtcmiami.org
(305) 751-9550

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Playwright and performer Rebecca Joy Fletcher presents a one-woman musical with a live band about indecision, con jobs, and spiritual truth. A single woman’s contemplations on marriage quickly transform into a wild goose chase, detective mystery, and mystical adventure on the streets of Paris. Directed by Michael Yawney and off-Broadway music director Bob Goldstone, Ringing True tells the almost true story of how Rebecca was given the best con of her life. When an old woman hands her a brass wedding ring, it sets Rebecca off on a tilt-a-whirl odyssey through Paris, and leads her to find true gold. The characters she meets range from ancient Talmudic rabbis to a chic Parisian dominatrix, each singing in his or her own signature style — and all played by Rebecca herself. The show’s music is quirky and eclectic, ranging from rockabilly to Hassidic prayer chants to chanson.
Jan. 23-30

Norma
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org/

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Norma is perhaps the opera that best exemplifies the great bel canto style and Vincenzo Bellini’s most successful composition. Set in Roman occupied Gaul, the Druid priestess Norma has consorted with the enemy, the Roman leader Pollione, and has secretly borne him children. But his interests have shifted to Adalgisa, one of the temple virgins, and passions flare. Norma is driven to murderous jealousy by her lover’s infidelity and sees to it that the guilty atone for their crimes. **Sung in Italian with projected titles in English and Spanish**

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Jan. 23-Feb. 1

It’s Only a Play
GableStage
At the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org

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It’s opening pight on Broadway – and playwright Peter Austin, his career on the line, anxiously awaits reviews at a private party. This insider’s farce by Terrence McNally, the four-time Tony Award winner — and author of last Season’s Mothers and Sons — is a celebration of theatre at its best…and theatre people behaving their not-so-best!

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Jan. 24-Feb. 14

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

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

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Jan. 26-Feb. 7

The Book of Mormon
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

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It’s back! The winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the Oscar-winning composer of Disney’s Frozen and Avenue Q, Bobby Lopez. It follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Contains explicit language.

Read our review of the tour earlier in the season

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Jan. 26-Feb. 13

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

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

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Jan. 27-Feb. 21

West Side Story
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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West Side Story returns to Actors’ Playhouse almost 20 years since it won the region’s Carbonell Award for “Best Production of a Musical. The Jets and the Sharks are back, along with the incomparable Leonard Bernstein score, Romeo and Juliet style romance, and Jerome Robbins’ based choreography. Book by Arthur Laurents; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

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Feb. 4- March 6

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. 28-30

The Wong Street Journal
Miami Light Project
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street, Miami
(866) 811-4111
miamilightproject.com

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The Wong Street Journal is a new solo theater work written and performed by performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong. Part plushy TED lecture, part amateur hip-hop extravaganza, and part travelogue, The Wong Street Journal breaks down the complexities of global poverty, privilege and economic theory using uneasy-to-read charts, live hashtag wars, and slide shows from post-conflict Northern Uganda. Wong tells the story of how she, as a not-so-white savior, become a hip-hop star in Northern Uganda.

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Jan. 28-Feb. 21

Unlikely Heroes
Family Pool Productions
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
Studio Theatre 2nd Floor
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(800) 595-4849
unlikelyheroesplay.com

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Laughter, love, dark secrets, anger, sadness, joy, and hope are woven into the fiber of this new play by Charles Gluck. It’s about ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances. A close family fragments when faced with a crisis and then comes together with unlikely heroes emerging. The cast includes Avi Hoffman, Patti Gardner, Kim Ostrenko, Margot Moreland, Michael H. Small, and Robert Johnston. Previews Jan. 28-30. Directed by Avi Hoffman.

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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 to cure his ailing father’s mental illness, talented physician Dr. Jekyl inadvertently unleashes his inner demons along with an alternate personality of pure evil: a being who wrecks his murderous havoc on the city of London, a man the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

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Jan. 29-Feb. 21

Franz & Albert
In rotating repertory with
Footprints
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
new-theatre.org

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What happened when Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein met in Prague, in 1911? In Franz & Albert, his latest work, local playwright Mario Diament recreates the circumstances of this encounter and imagines what those two young geniuses would have said to each other. The result is a maelstrom of thoughts and ideas, a conversation where nothing is left out, from space-time to insects, from war and revolution to sex and marriage. US Premiere.

Written by local historian, Sandra Riley, Footprints centers around Mary Bar and Kirk Munroe. Their intense passions for each other seem to propel their desires to create a new community in Coconut Grove and battle adversity at all cost to save Paradise Key Everglades. World Premiere.

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Jan. 30

The Double Twisted Life of Rev and First Lady Lee
Real Life Play
Coral Springs High School
7201 W. Sample Rd.
www.RealLifePlay.Eventbrite.com

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A gospel-tinged play about forgiveness that on the Agape Award for playwright Rosemarie Solomon. It is described as “Things that happen behind closed doors will bring you to your knees if it is ever brought to Life. This Real Life Production will “Keep It Real” for you and take you on a journey that you won’t soon forget. Great Singing, Great Laughs and a Deacon that will bring the house down!! We got that Mother of the Church that don’t take no mess!!”

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Feb. 3

Women’s Minyan
B’nai Torah Theatre Series
B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton
(561) 392-8566
bnai-torah.org

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In her award-winning play Women’s Minyan (based on a true story), novelist and playwright Naomi Ragen explores the strict rules that govern the lives of Orthodox Jewish women, and in particular, how religious leaders can twist biblical and other holy writings to suit their objectives. But more importantly, Ragen – who once described herself as “a very religious woman who relates to religion with great seriousness” – sheds light on the subject of domestic abuse, especially when it occurs in a close-knit, patriarchal community that prefers to keep its hidden secrets. Produced and directed by Shari Upbin and Cantor Udi Spielman.

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Feb. 5-28

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

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

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Feb. 5-28

I Love You Because
Punchline Theater Company
Black Box Studio
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
coralspringscenterforthearts.com.
(954) 344-5990

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This modern twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is set in New York City. The story begins with Austin Bennet, a young greeting card writer whose life is changed when he meets Marcy, a flighty photographer. Along with their eccentric friends and siblings, they learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them. “

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Feb. 5-28

I Love You Because
Black Box Studio Series
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive.
(954) 344-5990
www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com/

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This modern twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is set in New York City. The story begins with Austin Bennet, a young greeting card writer whose life is changed when he meets Marcy, a flighty photographer. Along with Austin’s brother Jeff, the eternal bachelor, and Marcy’s best friend, Diana, an actuary, the two learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them. Incredibly entertaining with both catchy music and a quick-witted script, this is the ideal musical about the pursuit of love in New York City.

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Feb. 7-21

Frost / Nixon
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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In 1977, David Frost was a struggling TV show host desperate to reignite his career and Richard Nixon was the disgraced former president of the United States. When Frost approached Nixon about doing a series of televised interviews, he saw it as a path to fame. Nixon saw it as a chance to win back respect and dignity. Ripped from the headlines, this fast-paced, riveting drama by Peter Morgan illuminates one of the most monumental political interviews of all time.

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Feb. 8-March 12

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

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Nick Cearley of “The Skivvies” stars in Jonathan Tolan’s off-Broadwayt hit imagining an out-of-work actor who gets hired by Barbra Streisand to be the clerk in her Malibu estate’s basement arcade where only Babs herself is the buyer.

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Feb. 9-14

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

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

Read review of earlier visit in the tour

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Feb. 9-March 2

Twelve Angry Men
Historic Arcade Theatre
Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 Bay St, Fort Myers
FloridaRep.org
(239) 332-4488

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Reginald Rose’s suspenseful modern classic about a jury deliberating a murder case.

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Feb. 11-March 6

Romance, Romance
Slow Burn Theatre Company
performing at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
Slowburntheatre.org

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Romance/Romance is a feisty look at how danger and illusion can spark the flames of attraction, from a romp in turn-of-the-century Vienna to the more modern look at two Manhattan couples summering in the Hamptons.

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Feb. 9

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
The Amp, The Pompano Beach Amphitheater
www.theamppompano.org
(954) 519-5500 or Ticketmaster.com

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Buddy tells the tale of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. The show features over 20 of Holly’s hits, including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.

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Feb. 11-13

Norma
Florida Grand Opera
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org/

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Norma is perhaps the opera that best exemplifies the great bel canto style and Vincenzo Bellini’s most successful composition. Set in Roman occupied Gaul, the Druid priestess Norma has consorted with the enemy, the Roman leader Pollione, and has secretly borne him children. But his interests have shifted to Adalgisa, one of the temple virgins, and passions flare. Norma is driven to murderous jealousy by her lover’s infidelity and sees to it that the guilty atone for their crimes.

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Feb. 12-21

Deathtrap
Actor’s Community Theater
The Davie Pine Island Multi-Purpose Center
3801 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie
(954) 327-3941
davie-fl.gov/gen/DavieFL_SpclPrjcts/act

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Written by Ira Levin in 1978 with many plot twists and which references itself as a play within a play, it tells of a washed up mystery thriller playwright hooking up with an ambitious acolyte. It holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.

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Feb. 13-28

The Graduate
Down in Front Theater
6501 West Sunrise Blvd, Plantation
(954) 609-7153
downinfronttheater.com

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Feb. 14

Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
aventuracenter.org
(877) 311-7469

Map To Theater

The celebrated performer’s one man show, combines an homage to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. with song and dance, humor and stories from Vereen’s life.

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Feb. 17-27

As You Like It
Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
University of Miami Coral Gables Campus
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
www.as.miami.edu/ringtheatre
(305) 284-3355

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Love, religion, circumstance and justice collide in As You Like It, one of the Bard’s most famous and provocative comedies. The Forest of Arden serves as a refuge for exiles, mistaken identities and the quest to uphold love at first sight. William Shakespeare put it best with penning the line from this masterpiece–“All the world’s a stage.”

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Feb. 18-March 13

Passion
Zoetic Stage
Performing at The Carnival Studio
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
(305) 949-6722
ZoeticStage.org

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This emotionally charged chamber musical tells the unlikely love story of a handsome soldier and the lonely, ailing woman who will stop at nothing to win his heart. Set in 19th century war-torn Italy, Passion is one of Stephen Sondheim’s most powerful and personal works about the nature of true love. Wondrously complex, hauntingly dark, lush, and unexpected, this musical will ignite the most skeptical of hearts. Book by James Lapine; based on the film Passione d’Amore directed by Ettore Scola. Some people love it; some hate it, but it will not leave you neutral.

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Feb. 19-21

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

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

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Feb. 19-21

Don Pasquale
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 822-7888
pbopera.org

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Don’t mess with love. While we do not advocate playing tricks on people in real life, we can assure you that this performance is all in good fun! You see, ol’ Don Pasquale tries to meddle with a young man and woman in love. They get back at him by playing the prank of a lifetime – she marries him!

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Feb. 19-28

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

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William Wycherley’s 17th Century comedy was often banned from the stage because of its outrageous and scandalous nature. The farce interweaves multiple plots including a licentious young gentleman’s trick of pretending impotence so as to safely bed married women and an inexperienced “country wife’s” discovery of the joys of town life and fascinating London men.

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Feb. 19-March 27

What’s New Pussycat
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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The return of last season’s Broward Stage Door hit: These Boots are Made for Walkin’ so let’s go Downtown taking The Long and Winding Road to A Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Then I’ve Got Georgia on My Mind, so I’ll Be Leavin’ on a Jet Plane with My Girl, My Guy and Eleanor Rigby. But if you’re California Dreamin’, I’m feeling those Good Vibrations, so just Walk Like a Man, and let’s Hit the Road, Jack, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me ‘cause Our Day Will Come and we’re gonna be Happy Together. How do I know . . . ? ‘Cause I Heard It on the Grapevine! Conceived by Kevin Black and Michael Leeds.

Read a review of last season’s production

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Feb. 25-28

Our Town
Performing Arts Theater
Barry University
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center
11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores
(305) 899-3100
barry.edu

Map To Theater

This classic play by Thornton Wilder presents life in the small town of Grover’s Corners. It is directed by John Manzelli, a Barry professor and longtime director of the widely acclaimed “Summer Shorts” by City Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

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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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The classic play about the collission of fundemantalism and humanism, based on the famous Scopes trial. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time.

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Feb. 25-March 27

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

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Rehearsals for “Robbin’ Hood of the Old West”, a bad Western adaptation of the Robin Hood story, is reaching its conclusion out of town. The untalented leading lady is a triple threat: she can’t sing, act, or dance. To the relief of everyone, she is murdered during her opening night curtain call. The entire company comes under suspicion, and Lt. Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police Department is called in to solve the homicide. Cioffi in heaven because he is a musical comedy lover. This is the last musical written by Kander and Ebb, with a posthumous help from Rupert Holmes. Wick executive Kimberly Wick will play the ill-fated diva.

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Feb. 26-March 20

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

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A musical version of the Mel Brooks film romp, complete with the doctor and the monster doing a soft shoe duet to “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”
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Feb. 28-March 20

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

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

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March 1-6

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

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

Read our review of the Broadway production

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March 1-13

Kinky Boots
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

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Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, this story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous cross-dressing entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible . . . proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein.

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March 1-26

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

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

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March 4-12

Mulan, Jr.
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater
FLCT Studio Theatre @ The Galleria Mall
2542B E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 763-6882
Flct.org

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Travel back to ancient China with this action-packed and heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. Based on the Disney animated film.

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March 7

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

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Two couples, Don and Dottie Abrams, and Tom and Peg Hogan from Middletown, New Jersey, reminisce about their friendship of 37 years, their marriages, the birth of their children and grandchildren, their disappointments and their great joys. By Dan Clancy, author of the highly acclaimed, award-winning drama The Timekeepers. Directed by Peter Pileski. This is part of Jan McArt’s staged reading series.

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March 8-27

Kiss Me, Kate
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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What do you get when you combine Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter’s music and lyrics? A musical that is just too darn hot! Follow the backstage story of feuding couples, raging egos, gamblers and gangsters in this Tony Award-winning show. Celebrate the joys, madness and rewards of working in the theater — both onstage and off.

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March 10-13

Romance, Romance
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
aventuracenter.org
(877) 311-7469

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Romance/Romance is a feisty musical look at how danger and illusion can spark the flames of attraction, from a romp in turn-of-the-century Vienna to the more modern look at two Manhattan couples summering in the Hamptons.

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March 11

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

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

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March 11-April 3

Fifty Shades of Hillary
Punchline Theater Company
Black Box Studio
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
coralspringscenterforthearts.com.
(954) 344-5990

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It’s Hillary Clinton like you’ve never seen her before in this satirical look into the history, career, and sex life of the modern political icon. Go on a journey with the former First Lady as she remembers it all from Arkansas to Benghazi and everything in between!!

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March 11-27

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

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

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March 11-April 3

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

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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 12-27

From Door-to-Door

Down in Front Theater

6501 West Sunrise Blvd, Plantation

(954) 609-7153

downinfronttheater.com

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A story of three generations of Jewish women by James Sherman.

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March 15-April 6

Becky’s New Car
Historic Arcade Theatre
Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 Bay St, Fort Myers
FloridaRep.org
(239) 332-4488

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Steven Dietz presents a mildly dissatisfied suburban Everywoman, barely aware she is ripe for a mid-life crisis, who is suddenly faced with an opportunity to lead a double life .

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March 16

Bridge and Tunnel
B’nai Torah Theatre Series
B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton
(561) 392-8566
bnai-torah.org

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Carbonell Award-winning actress Karen Stephens will reprise her award-winning performance in Sarah Jones’ Tony Award winning play Bridge & Tunnel. Stephens will once again inhabit the souls of 14 unique and diverse members of New York City’s melting pot.

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March 16-20

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

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

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March 16-April 3

Sondheim on Sondheim
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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The first ever South Florida production of the complete catalogue of the master’s career since its Broadway premiere, this amazing new piece of musical theatre is Stephen Sondheim’s final say on his unparalleled body of work. Sondheim on Sondheim is a portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words, featuring new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim songs, ranging from the beloved to the obscure, interspersed with mass media, including filmed commentary by the composer himself, as he reveals fascinating details about his life and art. Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; conceived by James Lapine.

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March 17-20

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

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A gently funny and knowing celebration of clothing not as fashion per se, but as talismans, totems and souvenirs that instantly summon associations of moments in our lives.

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March 17-20

La Traviata
Performing Arts Theater
Barry University
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center
11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores
(305) 899-3100
barry.edu

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Join Barry’s Department of Fine Arts for this fully-staged operatic production featuring well-known selections. Directed by Professor of Music Beverly Coulter, DMA. This event is free and open to the public.

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March 17-April 3

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

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The Broadway sensation merging a classic German play with rock music about teenagers struggling with sexual feelings. Directed by Patrick Fitzwater; music by Duncan Sheik; book and lyrics by Steven Sater; based on the play by Frank Wedekind.

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March 18-20

Ariadne auf Naxos
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 822-7888
pbopera.org

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This starts backstage, with an opera group and a comedy troupe. They learn they must take the stage together. In the second half of the production has an opera-within-an-opera while the two wildly different groups perform together. Richard Strauss’ melodies soar throughout the production, uniting the two stories

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March 18-April 24

Evita
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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Based upon the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron, who became the spiritual leader of the nation, Evita traces this charismatic woman’s rise from obscurity to fame and fortune as one of the most influential political figures in the country’s history. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Tim Rice.

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March 19

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

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

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March 22-27

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

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

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March 22-April 16

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

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

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March 23-April 24

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

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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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March 26-April 24

A Minister’s Wife
GableStage
At the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org

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Having premiered at Lincoln Center, this musical explores the fires burning beneath the surface of a marriage. The Reverend James Morrell is an energetic Socialist, a man after George Bernard Shaw’s own closely guarded heart. He and his wife, Candida, are happily married – or at least they think they are — until a romantic young poet enters the scene, turning their world upside-down. Based on Candida by Shaw, with music by Joshua Schmidt; lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen, and book by Austin Pendleton. By the composer, co-lyricist and co-librettist of The Adding Machine, which was produced by GableStage in 2008-2009 and won 7 Carbonells – including Best Musical.

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March 26-April 17

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

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

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March 31-April 3

Nunsense
Miami Acting Company
Performing at Banyan Bowl in Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
(877) 496-8499
miamiactingco.org

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On a left-over set from the musical Grease, the five surviving nuns of the “Little Sisters of Hoboken” perform a variety show to save their convent. What could possibly go wrong? The show begins and ends with rousing renditions of the song: “Nunsense is Habit-Forming.” You’ll understand why.

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March 31-April 24

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

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

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April 1-9

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

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

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April 2-9

The Passenger (Passazhirka)
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org/

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The horrors of World War II, still raw today, were fresh in 1959 when Auschwitz survivor Zofia Posmysz wrote a play titled The Passenger from Cabin 45 for Polish radio. The play became the basis of the opera by Mieczysław Weinberg in 1967. The action of the drama takes us from the stylish gentility of a luxury liner’s deck to the squalor of a death camp, where cruelty, despair, and unspeakable courage are evident in equal measure. En route to a new post with her husband, a German diplomat, Lisa is unnerved by the sight of a woman—another passenger—who eerily resembles Marta, one of the inmates Lisa oversaw when she was a prison guard at Auschwitz. Unique to this production is that it is polyglot, meaning it is performed in multiple languages, including German, English, Polish, Yiddish, French, Russian, and Czech. South Florida premiere.

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April 4

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

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

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April 7-9

Rudi Goblen, PET
Miami Light Project
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street, Miami
(866) 811-4111
miamilightproject.com

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PET is a theater work written and choreographed by Miami-based actor / writer / choreographer Rudi Goblen. It’s an interactive physical one-man theater piece set in a support group meeting for ex-lovers / serial monogamists built from an array of interviews and shared experiences of the broken-hearted. Drawing from a repository of human emotions, fears, hopes, dreams and instincts, while forging a blend of movement, speech and actions to tell its stories, PET deals with the complexities of relationships, love, and lack thereof.

 

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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 8-May 1

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

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This world premiere by New Theatre Artistic Director Ricky J. Martinez revolves around young Cuban-American roomies Vic and Adam who are throwing an off-the-chain Friday night rooftop barbecue with their friends: a Columbian bombshell, a British hunk, a Nubian ghetto drag queen, and whoever else decides to show up Bohemian-style, as usual. But what is “usual” quickly tumbles into a life shattering moment that tests their friendship, loyalties and the ability to cope with change. World Premiere.

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April 12-24

Dirty Dancing
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

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It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Baby’s life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off with breathtaking consequences.

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April 13-23

Guys and Dolls
Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
University of Miami Coral Gables Campus
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
www.as.miami.edu/ringtheatre
(305) 284-3355

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Frank Loesser’s celebrated 1950 musical comedy — considered one of the best msuicals of all time — about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway return to the Ring Theatre. Guys and Dolls takes us from Times Square to the cafes of Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

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April 13-30

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

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

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April 14-May 1

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

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

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April 14-May 22

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

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

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April 15-17

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

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

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April 15-24

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

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

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April 19-May 8

The Dingdong
Historic Arcade Theatre
Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 Bay St, Fort Myers
FloridaRep.org
(239) 332-4488

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Mark Shanahan’s adaptation of Le Dindon by Georges Feydeau posits that fidelity is put to the test in this classic sex farce! It is Paris 1939 and (too much) love is in the air as three couples are caught red-handed in the middle of a sordid love triangle!

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April 21-May 1

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

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

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April 22-May 15

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

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

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April 15-May 22

Same Time, Next Year
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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Bernard Slade’s warhorse romantic comedy chronicles the love affair between Doris and George, both married to other people, who rendezvous just once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out in this classic and popular romantic comedy.

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April 26-May 1

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

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

Read our review of the Broadway production

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April 26-May 14

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

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

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April 29-May 8

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

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One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts on stage. “Footloose” features hit songs and is augmented with dynamic new songs. 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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April 25-June 12

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

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

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May 4-12

Better Than Money
The Playgroup, LLC
Performing at Willow Theatre, Sugar Sand Park Community Center
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948
theplaygroupllc.com.

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World War II is over but World War III is just starting for the Noodleman family. Gussie, the matriarch has figured out the perfect life plan for everyone in the family…but the family is not cooperating in this comedy by Boca Raton’s Joe Feinstein.

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May 6-15

Short Cuts 6
The Playgroup, LLC
Performing at Willow Theatre, Sugar Sand Park Community Center
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948
theplaygroupllc.com.

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A sampling of comedy and drama from South Florida playwrights

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May 7-14

Don Pasquale
Florida Grand Opera
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org/

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There’s no fool like an old fool, particularly when it comes to love and money. Don Pasquale, worried that his wealth will be squandered by his scheming nephew Ernesto, sets out to find himself a wife. When a distinctly feline young lady conveniently turns up, he is smitten… but he soon finds out that marriage is not quite as straightforward as he expected. Set in Rome at the cusp of the Swinging Sixties, it’s the perfect setting for a titanic clash of the generations. Directed by Renaud Doucet; designer André Barbe. **Sung in Italian with projected titles in English and Spanish**

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May 10-22

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

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Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. This tells the true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

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May 11-28

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

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

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May 11-June 12

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

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Backstage prior to his final gig, the incomparable Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong reminisces about his life, his career, and his struggles just months before his death in 1971. The play will be directed by its playwright, Terry Teachout, the theater critic for the Wall Street Journal. Specially-priced previews May 11-12.

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May 13-15

Les Miserables, School Edition
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater
Bailey Hall @ Broward College
3501 Davie Rd., Davie
(954) 763-6882
Flct.org

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Join us at the barricade as FLCT presents one of the most popular musicals of all time. Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.

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May 13-22

Miracle on South Division St.
Actor’s Community Theater
The Davie Pine Island Multi-Purpose Center
3801 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie
(954) 327-3941
davie-fl.gov/gen/DavieFL_SpclPrjcts/act

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This is the story of the Nowak family, living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, New York City’s East Side. The matriarch happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom – a twenty-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother adjoining the house. The family’s faith is shaken when a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel.

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May 13-June 19

Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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At an all-night, black-tie party in a penthouse, the hosts, an older couple face their disillusions and marital troubles; a younger, less jaundiced couple struggle with their feelings and desires, and a commentator oversees and influences the action. The spouses deal with infidelity and divorce but finally reconcile before dawn. This musical compendium features almost 30 Sondheim tunes, including songs from Into the Woods, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music, Company, and Sweeny Todd.

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May 18-June 12

The Tin Woman
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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From the author of Making God Laugh comes Sean Grennan’s newest comedy. The Tin Woman is involves a postoperative heart transplant recipient struggling with her own survival guilt, who decides to meet the family of the late donor. The grief of the donor’s family coupled with the recipient’s own questions, fears and doubts evolve into this play.

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May 26-June 12

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

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

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May 28-June 26

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

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This play by Marco Ramirez is inspired by the story of boxer Jack Johnson who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the most famous and notorious black man on Earth. With a combination of rapid-fire dialogue and rhythmic percussion it depicts the epic journey of one man’s quest for fame – no matter the consequence. Award-winning playwright Ramirez was born and raised in Miami. After attending New York University, he was accepted into the playwriting program at Julliard. He left Julliard to go to Hollywood to write for television. Since there, he has worked on Sons of Anarchy, Orange Is The New Black, Daredevil and Da Vinci’s Demons.

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June 2-July 3

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

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A world premiere: Michael Aman’s “Feeding the Bear“ is a drama about a gay, single teacher with body dysmorphia who has become the caregiver for his once disapproving father now suffering from Alzheimers. His mess of a divorced sister and a hilarious TV chef in drag join him in his journey to understanding himself and his father.

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June 9-26

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

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A spoofy hoot musical riff on the dark comedy about the hell of high shcool. Directed by Patrick Fitzwater; book, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy.

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June 15-19

Beauty and the Beast
Au-Rene Theater
Broward Center For The Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

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The Broadway musical, based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, is a musical love story filled with characters and production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

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June 17-July 3

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

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

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July 22-Aug. 7

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

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

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July / August

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

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The writers of Les Miserables set Madame Butterfly in the Vietnam War.
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July 8-Aug. 14

Present Laughter
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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Present Laughter was described by its playwright Noel Coward as “a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics.” The play covers several days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed light comedy actor Garry Essendine as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to seduce him, placate both his long-suffering secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a crazed young playwright, and overcome his impending mid-life crisis (since he has recently turned 40).

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July 13-Aug. 7

Buyer and Cellar
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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Winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Award, this one-man tour-de-force is a show about the oddest of odd jobs: an underemployed Los Angeles actor who goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement. One actor will amaze audiences playing a handful of roles including himself, his boyfriend, Streisand’s Manager, James Brolin and ultimately Barbra herself.

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July 22-24

Singin’ In The Rain
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater
Bailey Hall @ Broward College
3501 Davie Rd., Davie
(954) 763-6882
Flct.org

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The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted for the stage in a splashy all-singing-all-dancing guaranteed toe-tapping good time.

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July 30-Aug. 28

I’m Gonna Pray for You so Hard
GableStage
At the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org

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Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father David proud. Over the course of a boozy, drug-fueled evening, they deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her off-Broadway debut… and things unravel from there. By Halley Feiffer.

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August 5-21

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

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Sept. 30-Oct. 23

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

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

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Oct. 1-30

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

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A thriller by Markus Potter based on a true story that aired on NPR’s This American Life, it follows renowned journalist David Holthouse’s secret pursuit of justice for a crime hidden for 25 years – and explores the dangers of vengeance, the power of forgiveness, the strength of family – and the bogeymen that lurk inside us all.

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