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.

 

July 10-Sept. 6

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

Map To Theater

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

Link To Review

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Aug. 20-Sept. 6

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

Map To Theater

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

Read our review

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Aug. 22-Sept. 5

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

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

Read our review

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Aug. 28-Sept. 13

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

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

To read our review, click here

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Aug. 28-Sept. 13

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

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

To read our review, click here

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Sept.  3-6

The Best of Micro
MicroTheater Miami
1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
(305) 448-9677 or (305) 448.9676
miamimicrotheater@gmail.com
microtheatermiami.com

Map To Theater

The last week of the continuing series of seven 15-minute plays (changed each week) presented simultaneously in side-by-side shipping containers in an office building courtyard. Shown six times each evening, in English on Wednesday and Thursday 8-11p.m. and in Spanish on Friday-Sunday 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. Play titles in English are Christopher Walken’s Adventure Through Time by Comedy School Dropouts; Animal Attraction by Brian Michael Cohen, R.I.P by Gloria Cardona, Tri-X Or Treat by Frank Quintana, Happy? Birthday to Me? by Marjorie E. Glantz. Plays in Spanish are Habitación 067 de Miguel Ángel Gonzalez, Seamos Realistas de Daniel Corpas Hansen y Samuel Pinazo, Habitación 305 de Abel Zamora, El Ojo de Mabel Leyva, Gaby Gonzalez, y Julie De Grandy, Trapos Sucios Al Aire de Julie De Grandy, Matarile de Pablo Porras , Mi Multimedia Naranja de Pedro Herrero

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Sept. 4- 11

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

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The world’s longest running musical is about a boy, a girl, two fathers, a wall… and a world of moonlight and magic. The timeless score includes the classic “Try to Remember”, as well as “Soon It’s Gonna Rain”, “They Were You”, and “Plant a Radish”. Music by Harvey Schmidt; lyrics by Tom Jones.

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Sept. 5-13

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

Map To Theater

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

Read our review

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Sept. 10-Oct. 4

Mommie Queerest
Empire Stage
1140 North Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
http://tix.smarttix.com/Modules/Sales/SalesMainTabsPage.aspx?ControlState=1&DiscountCode=&SalesEventId=4361&DC=
(212) 868-4444
www.empirestage.com

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Return engagement of a slightly different take on Joan Crawford: Oscar winner, Clean freak, Child Protective Services worst nightmare! Riffing off Christina Crawford’s tell-all about her tumultuous relationship with her famous mother, amie Morris’ twisted version rethinks the oft-quoted campy tale with the simple premise, “what if Joan had really been a man all those years?”

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Sept. 16-17

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

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

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Sept. 11-12

Hustle
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami-Dade
(305) 638-6771 or (305) 503-6171 (Leave A Message)
www.aapact.com
hartheo@miamidade.gov.

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The return engagement of the play written and directed by Keith C. Wade to continue the celebration of African Heritage Cultural Arts Center’s Sankofa 40th Anniversary. Wade’s play creates a bond between African-American, Latin–American and men of the Caribbean formulating a love and understanding for basketball and the struggle of being a minority in America. “Hustle” fuses these two concepts into an inspirational, funny, cutting edge, and touching commentary on life as a man of color, and how the game of basketball provides a venue for a catharsis, growth and understanding. “Hustle” follows the story of four men that are drawn to their neighborhood basketball court. The court acts as their vestibule to share their fears, frustrations, anger and dreams while playing a game to give their lives balance. “Hustle” targets young men of color between the ages of 18 to 40. It speaks to their hopelessness, to their feelings of powerlessness, and hopefully provides a recognition. The play contains language and material that is inappropriate to young audiences. The play stars Andre’ L. Gainey, Lorenzo Johnson, Jesus C. Mitchell, Keith C. Wade, Njie Sabik, Herman McGloun, Jamil Malik and Charita Joseph.

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Sept. 17-Oct. 4

The Aliens
Alliance Theater
The Pelican Theater at Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
(786) 576-0372
thealliancetheatrelab.com

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This play by Annie Baker is set in a café in Vermont. Two men in their thirties decide to teach a lonely high school student everything they know

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Sept. 19 – Oct. 11

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

 Map To Theater

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

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Sept. 23-Oct. 3

Tennessee’s Treasures
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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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams penned many of his theatrical works while residing in the cultural riches of Coconut Grove and Key West. This is a tapestry of selections from  Williams’ collection of short plays that are all rooted in the beauty that is the human experience.

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Sept. 25-Oct. 4

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

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

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Sept. 19

Hip Hop Won’t Save You
The Project [theatre]
Performing at the Bardot
3456 North Miami Avenue, Miami
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hip-hop-wont-save-you-bardot-tickets-17870841167

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HIP HOP WON’T SAVE YOU moves the audience around Bardot to experience the rise and fall of a Miami hip-hop duo told through a mix of staged play, film and live hip-hop performances. Get a glimpse into Miami’s hip-hop scene at one of Miami’s hottest music venues in this site specific, immersive, guaranteed good time. The beats are hard, the stakes are high, and the bass is down low. “Hip Hop Won’t Save You” gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional 305 rap duo’s rise from local legends to the top of the charts.

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Sept. 25-Oct. 18

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

Map To Theater

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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Sept. 25-Nov. 1

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

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Infused with the swinging energy of 1968 Manhattan, Promises, Promises is the musical tale of a lovelorn young executive and a romantically troubled waitress.  Featuring a number of hit songs, including “A House is Not a Home”, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”, and “I Say a Little Prayer for You”.  Music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David; book by Neil Simon.

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Sept. 26-27

Kismet
Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu

Map To Theater

Broadway leading man Jay Stuart stars in a staged concert version of the classic Arabian musical fable Kismet, produced by Jan McArt with a cast of 14 plus the 60-piece Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra.The show’s score is best known for the standards, “Baubles, Bangles and Beads,” “Stranger in Paradise” and “This Is My Beloved.”

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Oct. 1-Nov. 1

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

Map To Theater

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

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Oct. 2-11

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

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

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Oct. 2-18

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

Map To Theater

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

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Oct. 3-11

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

Map To Theater

A musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature, a production spoofing tabloid news but also needling prejudice against people who are “different.”.

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Oct. 3-Nov. 1

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

Map To Theater

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

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Oct. 3

“We…” The Passion & Rhythm of the People
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
browardcenter.org
(954) 462-0222

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A Broadway-style extravaganza celebrating Broward County’s 100 birthday starring stage actress and recording artist Linda Eder, multiple Grammy Award-winning entertainer Jon Secada and more than 100 local artists. Created by Cirque Dreams founder Neil Goldberg.

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Oct. 6-18

Once
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 eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once features an ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage. It tells of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights . . . but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

Read our review of the tour last year

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Oct. 6-Nov. 1

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
ArtStage Studio Theatre
Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 Bay St, Fort Myers
FloridaRep.org
(239) 332-4488

Map To Theater

Adapted from the best-selling memoir by Giulia Melucci, Jacques Lamarre’s comedy proves that Italian home cooking is the best remedy when romance goes cold!

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Oct. 7-Nov. 8

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

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

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Oct. 8-25

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

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

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Oct. 8-25

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

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Oct. 8-25

7 Brand New Short Plays
Pigs Do Fly Productions
Empire Stage
1140 North Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
(866) 811-4111
pigsdoflyproductions.com

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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 are selected with all audiences in mind. Playwrights include E.M. Garcia, Andrea Rassler, Marv Siegel, and Carol White.

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Oct. 9-Nov. 1

The Rocking Dead
Punchline Theater Company
Black Box Studio
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs
coralspringscenterforthearts.com
(954) 344-5990

Map To Theater

After suffering an embarrassment on national television, the most popular band in the world, The Rocking Dead, retreats to a cabin in the woods for some soul searching and reflection. However, instead of rest and relaxation, the band and their manager are terrified to find the dawn of the zombie apocalypse right outside their door. After the sudden arrival of a small town sheriff, worlds collide as opposites are forced to work together to survive the outbreak. Book and lyrics by Gabriel Hammad; music by Barrett Shuler.

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Oct. 9-18

American Idiot
Showtime Performing Arts Theatre
510 Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton
(561) 394-2626
http://www.showtimeboca.com

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The adult series produced by the youth conservatory takes on the edgy challenging musical based on Green Day’s album.

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Oct. 14-Nov. 8

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

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Based on the classic cult film of the same name (Lloyd Kaufman’s film The Toxic Avenger), this new rock-pop musical is a love story that has it all – an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor, and two guys who play EVERY other character in the play; including bullies, monsters, old ladies and stiletto-wearing back up singers. “Toxie” is an unconventional contemporary love story. Music & lyrics by David Bryan (founding member of Bon Jovi); book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro, (I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change).

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Oct. 21-Nov. 20

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

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

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Oct. 22-Nov. 1

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

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

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Oct. 22-Nov. 1

Young Frankenstein
Entr’Acte Theatrix
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922
entractetheatrix.org

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Mel Brooks’ comedy masterpiece follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen!) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. Together with his oddly shaped and endearing helper Igor (that’s Eye-gor), his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancé Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster — but not without scary and quite often hilarious complications.

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Oct. 22-Nov. 8

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

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

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Oct. 23

Bernadette Peters
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
aventuracenter.org
(877) 311-7469

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Bernadette Peters kicks off the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center’s fifth anniversary season. Peters has dazzled audiences and critics across all disciplines: on stage and television, in movies, in concert and with six solo albums.

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Oct. 23-Nov. 7

Jesus Christ Superstar
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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Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship in this modern adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera.

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Oct. 25-Nov. 8

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

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When a group of strangers becomes stranded at a boarding house during a snowstorm, they discover that a murderer is in their midst. So who is the next victim? Will the murderer be unmasked in time to stop more deaths? This masterful whodunit by Agatha Christie weaves an intricate plot filled with nerve-rattling suspense, all leading up to the ultimate final twist! The world’s longest-running play will leave you guessing until the very end.

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Oct. 25-Nov. 15

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

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

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Oct. 26-Nov. 2

Stripped
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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Christopher Demos-Brown, author of the award-winning plays Fear Up Harsh and Captiva, explores new territory in the battle between a mother’s rights and the American legal system. Here is the story of Masha, an immigrant, an exotic dancer, and a mother. Devastated when the State takes custody of her daughter, Masha must struggle against all odds to reunite her family – a portrait of one woman’s quest for true freedom.

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Oct. 27-Nov. 18

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

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A classic murder mystery by Agatha Christie filled with suspense, intrigue, and shocking plot twists. What is to be done when a man is murdered and EVERYONE has a motive?

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October 30

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

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

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Oct. 30-Nov. 22

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

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Oct. 30-Dec. 6

Dial ‘M’ for Murder
Stage Door Theater
8036 W Sample Rd, Margate
(954) 344-7766
stagedoortheatre.com

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Deception, murder, and passion complicate this darkly brilliant tale of jealousy and greed. Motivated by his wife Margot’s large fortune and a previous infidelity, Tony Wendice decides it’s time to murder her. The classic thriller by Frederick Knott later turned into a Hitchcock film.

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Nov. 2

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

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

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Nov. 5-Dec. 6

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

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

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Nov. 6-14

Scenes from a Chinese Restaurant
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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Set in a humble Chinese restaurant, run by the wise and mysterious Xu Shin, local playwright Tom Andrew has served up a sweet and sour stir fry of romance, comedy and satire in five delicious courses.

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Nov. 10

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

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

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Nov. 11-21

Saturday Night
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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A status-obsessed Brooklynite ultimately learns the incredible value of love in this little known Sondheim gem, set in the landscape of 1929 New York. Based on a play by the two brothers responsible for the classic film Casablanca, Saturday Night features a Broadway-style score that hints at Sondheim’s triumphs to come while staying firmly rooted in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tradition. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Julius J. Epstein

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Nov. 12-Dec. 13

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

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

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Nov. 13-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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Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy that epitomizes sardonic wit, subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”

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Nov. 13-22

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

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

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Nov. 13-22

The Odd Couple, Female Version
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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Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers.

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Nov. 14-21

The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
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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This opera traces the adventures of handsome young Count Almaviva as he spots the lovely Rosina and courts her in spite of her jealous guardian’s attempts to thwart him. Of course, he would never have succeeded without help from that crafty Figaro, who is much, much more than just a barber. Witness the delicious unfolding of comic opera at its best: energetic young lovers’ foiling a buffoon’s schemes; mistaken identities; a plot that turns and twists—all wrapped up in Gioachino Rossini’s unmistakably masterful music.

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Nov. 17-29

Newsies
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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They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines . . .  Newsies won the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography. Based on true events and a less true Disney film, it tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are. Score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman; book by Harvey Fierstein.

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Nov. 17-Dec. 13

The Seafarer
ArtStage Studio Theatre
Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 Bay St, Fort Myers
FloridaRep.org
(239) 332-4488

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Conor McPherson’s Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Best Play depicts a group of Irishmen gathering as they do regularly to get drunk but are joined by a mysterious stranger.

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Nov. 19-22

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

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The Gilbert and Sullivan musical in which a gang of pirates swash their buckles, a bevy of beauties sashay their bustles, and a troop of bobbies twirl their billy clubs like Keystone Cops, as all sing and sigh and chase their way along the seashore of Queen Victoria’s England.

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Nov. 19-Dec. 6

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

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

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Nov. 20-22

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

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

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Nov. 20-Dec. 13

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

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

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Nov. 20-Jan. 3

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

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Loosely based on the memoirs of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy focuses on Mama Rose, who has been called the ‘ultimate show business mother’. It chronicles Rose’s dreams and efforts to raise her two daughters, Louise and June to perform onstage, and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of a life in show business. Musical numbers include “Let Me Entertain You”, “Some People”, “If Momma was Married”, “Together”, and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”. Music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Arthur Laurents.

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Nov. 21-Dec. 20

Constellations
GableStage
performing at the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org

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This romantic journey by Nick Payne begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. What happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

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Nov. 27-Dec. 13

A Very Kosher Christmas
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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After being forced to spend their precious winter break with their eccentric aunt, siblings Kara and Kody are desperate to get home for Christmas. But when a winter storm cancels their flight home, the brother and sister duo are faced with a Christmas without their parents or any of their beloved family traditions. Stranded in an airport terminal with no holiday dinner and a drunken Santa impersonator, all hope for a merry Christmas rests upon their Jewish Aunt and Uncle. Featuring all of your favorite Christmas classics and a few new holiday hits, with music By Barrett Shuler

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Dec. 1-20

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

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Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story comes to life onstage! A celebration of childhood. Adapted by Philip Grecian.

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Dec. 1-20

Billy Elliot The Musical
Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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This Broadway blockbuster will draw you into the life of Billy, the youngest child of a blue-collar family who discovers his unlikely and extraordinary gift for ballet. Set during the UK miners’ strike of 1984, Billy’s only escape may be the prestigious Royal Ballet School, a place no working-class boy has ever gone. This winner of 10 Tony Awards features music by Elton John.

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Dec. 2-27

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
Actor’s Playhouse
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
actorsplayhouse.org

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It’s now one year since his miraculous transformation, and good old Scrooge is back to his old ways, or so it seems. Ebenezer is now suing Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder, and intentional infliction of emotional stress. It’s the “Trial of the Century” with hysterical courtroom antics; by playwright Mark Brown.

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Dec. 2-Jan. 3

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

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Prolific British playwright Alan Bennett wrote tale of an unconventional teacher who touches the lives of eight young men in this funny and moving, Tony Award-winning play that provocatively explores the mission of education.

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Dec. 3-5

The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
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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This opera traces the adventures of handsome young Count Almaviva as he spots the lovely Rosina and courts her in spite of her jealous guardian’s attempts to thwart him. Of course, he would never have succeeded without help from that crafty Figaro, who is much, much more than just a barber. Witness the delicious unfolding of comic opera at its best: energetic young lovers’ foiling a buffoon’s schemes; mistaken identities; a plot that turns and twists—all wrapped up in Gioachino Rossini’s unmistakably masterful music.

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Dec. 3-6

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

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Dogfight garnered the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical off-Broadway and is based on the 1991 cult classic movie about the unlikely romance between a shy waitress and a young marine who meet in 1963 the night before he ships out to Vietnam.

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Dec. 4-6

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

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

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Dec. 4-20

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

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

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Dec. 8-13

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

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A combination of comedy, music, and technology. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. It is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else.

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Dec. 11-20

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

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

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Dec. 15-27

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The 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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Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original book breathes new life into this timeless story. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the loveable Whos.

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Dec. 15-Jan. 9

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

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

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Dec. 15-Jan. 9

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

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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 like women. 2014 Tony, Drama League & Outer Circle Best Play Nominee. Written by Harvey Fierstein; directed by Murphy Davis; set design by Michael Boyer. Previews Dec. 15-16.

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Dec. 16-17

Miracle on 34th Street
Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org
(561) 4506735

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Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle – Santa Claus. Her mother told her the “secret” about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn’t expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who’s convinced he’s the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all – something to believe in

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Dec. 16-20

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

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

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Dec. 18-20

Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater
Bailey Hall @ Broward College
3501 Davie Road, Davie
(954) 763-6882
Flct.org

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Be our guest as FLCT presents this enchanting Disney classic based on the award-winning animated film

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Dec. 26-Jan. 13

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

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What do the Everly Brothers, Bobby Darrin, Ben E. Kng, Frank, and Elvis have in common? Great music and great hair! Pompadour is the new musical review that features five incredible guys singing and dancing through five decades of unforgettable songs.  It’s the music you remember made famous by the singers and groups you’ll never forget.  So put your comb in your pocket, your brush in your bag, and get ready to raise the roof! Conceived by Michael Leeds.

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Dec. 31

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

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

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Jan. 5-10

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

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

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Jan. 5-27

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

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By A.R. Gurney. A comedy about family and traditions! From the author of Florida Rep’s hit, Sylvia!

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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. 8-24

The Jazz Singer
Black Box Booking
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948
willowtheatre.org/

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The Jazz Singer explores the internal coming of age struggle of a talented son’s passion for music interfering with his cantor father’s plans for him to follow in his footsteps. The musical features songs by various artists and composers including Irving Berlin and George Gershwin. Based on the play by Samson Raphaelson.

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Jan. 8-24

#Unhappy Hour
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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A team of local writers, including award winners Mark Della Ventura and David Sirois, merge original plays about love, life, and loneliness in South Florida into one magic night of moving comedy. While working their usual shifts at a rundown dive bar, co-workers Charlie and Claire try their best to balance their complicated relationship, unfulfilled desires, and the nightly happy hour rush full of Florida’s craziest customers.

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Jan. 11

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

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In a time of crisis a family is forced to come together, after several years, to deal with the present, the future and ultimately let go of the past.  Told through the lens of each character, is a whimsical, hysterical look at a family breaking apart. By Stuart Meltzer; directed by Margaret M. Ledford. This is part of  Jan McArt’s  staged readings in the true sense of the word,” said Tony Finstrom.

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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

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

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

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Jan. 14-31

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

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

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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. 14

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. 15

Improv Jam!
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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Student-produced improv and sketch comedy.

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Jan. 15-20

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

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By Mark St. Germain (Freud’s Last Session)  In this fictional but probable meeting between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, the two legends literally and figuratively come to blows. Scott is holed up in a Hollywood hotel where he is hopefully writing more than he is drinking when Hem walks in for a visit. Starring Miami-based actors Tom Wahl (“Clark Gable Slept Here” and “I Am My Own Wife”) and Gregg Wiener. who will direct.  Both appeared in the show in 2014 at Actors’ Playhouse.

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Jan. 15-Feb. 7

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

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

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Jan. 18

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

Map To Theater

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

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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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

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Jan. 21-31

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

Map To Theater

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Jan. 21-Feb. 7

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

Map to Theater

Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway, Violet tells the powerful story of a young woman accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North Carolina town to Oklahoma 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. 22-24

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

Map To Theater

In soap operas and reality shows, it’s totally trashy. On the Palm Beach Opera stage, it’s completely classy. Our performance begins as wild Carmen seduces naïve soldier Don José. His innocence quickly turns as Carmen’s manipulations bring out the very worst in him.

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Jan. 22-Feb. 28

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

Map To Theater

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. 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/

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

A funny and powerful portrayal of a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son or their own. The complex relationships that evolve are surprising and deeply moving. Written by Terrence McNally, 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

Map To Theater

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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Jan. 27-Feb. 28

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

Map to Theater

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

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Jan. 28-30

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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/

Map To Theater

Murder and chaos are pitted against love and virtue in this sweeping gothic musical. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, this is a gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this musical phenomenon set to a powerful score by Frank Wildhorn. In an attempt 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

Map To Theater

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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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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

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Feb. 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

Map To Theater

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. 7-21

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

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

Map To Theater

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

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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/

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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. 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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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/

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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/

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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-March 13

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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/

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

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March 1-6

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

Map To Theater

Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards, this is the story of an extraordinary 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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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/

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theatre

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

Map To Theater

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

Map To Theater

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

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March 11-April 3

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

Map To Theater

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

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March 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-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 4-12

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 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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