Calendars

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.

(CT) means community theater

2011

Nov. 4-Dec. 6

 A Day in the Playground
Area Stage Company at Riviera Plaza
1560 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
www.areastagecompany.com

Student production.

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Nov. 5-Dec. 11

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

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The stunning two-man play, which won the 2010 Best Play Tony, examines the nature of art and creativity, illustrated by the ramblings of abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko as he works with a young apprentice. Rothko is working feverishly in his studio on the Bowery to complete the biggest commission in the history of modern art. When his assistant challenges his ambition, Rothko is faced with the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also be his undoing. This edition stars Gregg Weiner and Ryan Didato.

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Nov. 10- Dec. 4

Lombardi
Mosaic Theatre
at the American Heritage Center for the Arts
12200 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation
(954) 577-8243
mosaictheatre.com

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The story of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi and his wife Marie. The play takes place mostly in November of 1965, when a young journalist from New York City, Michael McCormick, comes to live with the Lombardi family in order to write a story. Stars TV star Ray Abruzzo, Laura Turnbull and Antonio Amadeo.

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Nov. 10-Dec. 8

Radio Golf
M Ensemble
performing at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th St., Miami
(305) 899-2217 or (305) 571-9978
themensemble.com

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August Wilson’s last play in his cycle about the history of African Americans in the past century. This one centers on middle-class black businessmen and politics.

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Nov. 10-26

Death for Sydney Black
Thinking Cap Theatre
performing at Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 678-1496
thinkingcaptheatre.com

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Described as “”Mean Girls” with bite, “Heathers” with fangs. It follows Nancy, the frumpy new girl at Northeast Valley High as she maneuvers her way through an absurdist deconstruction of a familiar movie genre. Props fall from the sky and original songs on ukulele (mandolin) frame this wacky world, but a truth about the way girls – and ultimately women – treat each other rises from the extreme imagination of playwright Leah Nanako Winkler

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Nov. 11-Dec. 17

Chat
Teatro en Miami Studio
2500 SW Eighth St., Little Havana
(305) 551-7473
www.teatroenmiami.org

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Details to come

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Nov. 11 -Dec. 11, 2011

The Prisoner Of Second Avenue
Miami Stage Door
at the Byron Carlyle Theatre
500 71st St., Miami Beach
(954) 344-7765
www.stagedoortheatre.com

New York City is in the middle of the worst heat wave in decades, and a garbage strike is in full swing.   Mel Edison is being driven crazy by the two stewardesses who live next door and their all night parties.  Just when he thinks it couldn’t get any worse, he gets robbed, and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000.00 of his money. Don’t miss this wildly funny Neil Simon comedy.

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Nov. 12 – Dec. 18

 All My Sons
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

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Dramaworks opens their new space at the old Cuillo Centre with Arthur Miller’s early morality play about the cost of lying and the price of truth-telling. It examines a troubled family and a father who placed duty to his family above the lives of others, and now must face the consequences. The plot focuses on a patriarch has cut corners in business with tragic results that force the audience to examine the conflict between greed, the American Dream and responsibility to society — all viewed through a father and son relationship. The cast includes Cliff Burgess, Jim Ballard and Elizabeth Dimon.

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Nov. 17-Dec. 4

 

Shout! A Mod Musical
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave.
(561) 586-6410
www.lakeworthplayhouse.org

 

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Jukebox revue. (CT)

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Nov. 26- 27, Dec. 1-18  

Woyzeck, The Musical
The Jesus Quintero Studio
8245 SW 48th Street, Miami
(717) 676-9827
www.thejqstudio.com

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In 2000, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan collaborated with Robert Wilson to create this musical version of the play. This production follows a traditional narrative while still incorporating Wilson’s signature blend of music, visuals, and movement.  Presented at a covered outdoor setting, visual art will enhance the plays haunting atmosphere along with live musicians, Randy and Matthew Garcia.  In Quintero’s vision, Woyzeck is a soldier living in the modern day and has arrived home from serving in Iraq. Suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Nov. 29-Dec. 18

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s early collaboration is a tuneful, irreverent romp through the Bible stories. In some productions, it’s awkward and saccharine; in others, a surprising amount of fun.

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Dec. 1-18

Women’s Minyan
Levis JCC West Boca Theatre Company
21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton
(561) 852-3241

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The story of a respected rabbi’s wife in the patriarchal ultra-Orthodox community of Jerusalem. After years of abuse by her husband, she breaks her silence only to find herself excommunicated and forcibly separated from her twelve children. She convenes a Minyan (a quorum) of women closest to her, including her mother, mother-in-law, sister, daughters, and friends, asking them to decide her worthiness to be reunited with her children. Even as they sit in judgment, it is ultimately they themselves, and their entire society, that are on trial.

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Dec. 2-Jan. 8

Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano
Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
www.stagedoortheatre.com

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Five young people learn life lessons from Berlin’s musical catalogue.

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Dec. 2-18

Twain and Shaw Do Lunch
New Theatre
DATE TENTATIVE / LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
(305) 443-5909
www.new-theatre.org

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A world premiere by Chambers Stevens directed by New Theatre’s literary manager Steven Chambers (not the same person). In 1907, the world’s two greatest living writers, novelist Mark Twain and playwright George Bernard Shaw, had lunch together. Their first meeting was monumental. It would be Mrs. Shaw’s job to make sure they didn’t destroy each other. This witty and based-on-truth play won the Palm Beach International Playwriting Competition as Best Comedy, and the Long Beach Playhouse New Play Award.

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Dec. 2-18

Nunsense
The Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street
(561) 272-1281
www.delraybeachplayhouse.com

 

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The venerable musical comedy depicts a fund-raiser staged by The Little Sisters of Hoboken. (CT)

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Dec. 2-4

Antigone
New World School of the Arts
NWSA Studio – Room 5902
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu

 

Sophocles’ classic translated by Jean Anouilth. Free and open to the public

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Dec. 2-4

Rhinoceros
New World School of the Arts
NWSA Studio – Room 5903
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu

Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist tale about conformity. Free and open to the public

 

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 Dec. 2-11

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu

Student production of the musical based on the movie about two or three conmen.

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Dec. 2-18

Avenue Q
Area Stage Company at Riviera Plaza
1560 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
www.areastagecompany.com

Student production of irreverent off-beat musical

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Dec. 3

The Kinsey Sicks’ Oy Vey in a Manger
Broward Center 2011-12 Pride Series
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org

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Combining a cappella singing, over-the-top drag and plenty of Jewish angst, the Kinsey Sicks turns its talents to the global effort to stamp out holiday cheer. A cross between Capitol Steps and Sex in the City, the performance will feature holiday parodies such as “Harried Little Christmas,” “Jews Better Watch Out,” “Macaroona,” “God Bless Ye Femmy Lesbians,” “A Lay in a Manger,” “Papirossen” and the new Christmas cuisine standard, “Soylent Night.”

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Dec. 3

Idina Menzel in Concert
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

Map to Theater

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Dec. 3

My Fair Lady
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469 or (800)572-8471
www.kravis.org

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The classic Lerner and Loewe musical.

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Dec. 4

Singalong Sound of Music
Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark
2400 Civic Center Place
(on Red Road, north of Miramar Parkway)
(954) 602-4500
MiramarCulturalCenter.org

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 Dec. 5

 Florida Playwrights’ Festival
Jan McArt’s Theatre Arts Guild Play Reading Series
Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000

Details to come

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Dec. 6-11

Shrek the Musical
Broadway in Miami
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Based on the first of three animated films, the show had a respectable run on Broadway with its satiric fairy tale about the titular monster, a gorgeous princess and a smart-aleck donkey all learning that you shouldn’t judge a boogeyman by the chartreuse color of his skin. Reportedly, the show has was fine-tuned for a successful reboot for a European tour including the addition of a large dragon. No words whether that’s the version that is touring here.

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Dec. 7-10

Jesus Hopped The ‘A’ Train
Barry University Theatre Department
Pelican Theatre
11300 Northeast 2nd Avenue , Miami Shores
(30) 899-3420
finearts@barry.edu

Stephen Adly Guirgis’s scorching play is the senior directing project of AAPACT alumni Giordan Diaz . Free admission but space is limited. Reserve now.

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Dec. 7-Jan. 1

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

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

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Join Marley and his heroic behind-the-scenes effort to save old Scrooge’s soul – and in the process save his own. Chained and shackled, and condemned to a hellish eternity, Jacob Marley desperately attempts to free himself and escape his own chains, but first he must redeem Scrooge. Filled with laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, this wonderful play is irreverent, funny, and a deeply moving twist on Dickens’ classic, told with warmth and infectious zest.” It stars Ken Clement.

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Dec. 7-11

Let There Be Balloons
Lovewell Theatre Project
Museum of Art Theatre
1 Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale
www.ticketleap.com
www.lovewell.org.

World premiere of a light-hearted but poignant musical that takes a look at issues such as the impact of the global economy, unemployment, the brave new world of reproductive technology, autism and gay parenting . It is written by professional Lovewell artists who are older and more experienced than the participants of the youth programs that the Institute usually sponsors.

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Dec. 8-23

The Santaland Diaries
Zoetic Stage
at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 741-3180
zoeticstage.com

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A blisteringly funny evocation of Christmas Hell. One man’s hysterical and often insightful look at the humilities, frustrations and joys of working as an elf at Macy’s Santaland. This holiday classic is satirist David Sedaris at his biting best.

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Dec. 9-11

A Christmas Carol
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Performance Project production depicts the antics of Scrooge as he rediscovers the joy of Christmas Day combined with music, dance and special effects accompanying the arrivals of ghosts.

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Dec. 9- Jan. 8

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Dec. 9-18

Ruthless! The Musical
Showtime Performing Arts Theatre
503 SE Mizner Blvd.,  Boca Raton
www.ShowtimeBoca.com /// 561-394-2626

This fast-paced, wickedly twisted musical pokes fun at The Bad Seed, All About Eve, Gypsy and every other classic story about overbearing stage mothers and Broadway brats.   A hilarious musical that shows the dark side of ambition proving there’s no business quite like show business.  (C )

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Dec. 12

Buried Child
Outre Theatre Company
At  Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st Street, Miami Beach
(954) 300-2149
outretheatrecompany.com

Staged reading of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play that es on Dodge, the aging patriarch of a Midwestern family with a disturbing secret, and the destructive scars this secret has inflicted upon the family. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $8, and are available at the door.

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Dec. 12-21

Hey Mr. Producer! (The Legacy of Florenz Ziegfeld)
The Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street
(561) 272-1281
www.delraybeachplayhouse.com

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A musical revue of songs from the Follies era. (CT)

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Dec. 14-18

 How Lucky Can We Get? The Songs of Kander and Ebb
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188th Street
(954) 462-0222
AventuraCenter.org

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Mazel Musicals, Inc. and the Broward Center present this musical revue on honoring the team that wrote Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Zorba, and Chicago. This is a presentation in the Melodies & Memories Series, celebrations of America’s greatest songs from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood, conceived and directed by Barry Levitt, former Artistic Director of New York’s 92nd Street Y’s smash Lyrics and Lyricists Series.

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Dec. 17

Miracle on 34th Street
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

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In a story faithful to the film, Kris Kringle, aka Santa Claus, goes on trial, Macy’s becomes the friendlystore to shop, two lost souls find each other and a little girl discovers her childhood through her belief in miracles.

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Dec. 17

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
Nova Southeastern University Campus
3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard, Davie
(954) 462-0222
Miniacipac.org

Based on the book by L. Frank Baum, who also wrote The Wizard of Oz, this musical has with jokes, puppets and enchanting songs sing along with as it follows the early life of Santa Claus from his abandonment in a forest to his adoption by wood-nymphs to making and delivering the very first toys.

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Dec. 20-Jan. 14

August: Osage County
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall St., Key West
(305) 294-5015
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org

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Modern classic epic of family dysfunction.

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Dec. 22-24

Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home For The Holidays
Crest Theatre
51 N. Swinton St. ,Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922, ext. 1
www.oldschool.org

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Local comedian Steve Solomon’s continuing series of what seems like an extended stand-up routine but is actually a genuine evening in the theater.

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Dec. 23-Jan. 29

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

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CANCELLED

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Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Million Dollar Quartet
Broadway in Miami
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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A fictionalized account of an actual jam session in 1956 at Sun Records studio with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash performing their greatest hits (to date at that date).

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Dec. 23

Big Band Christmas
Area Stage Company at Riviera Plaza
1560 S. Dixie Hwy., Coral Gables
(305) 666-2078
www.areastagecompany.com

Student production

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Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

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Created and directed by local resident Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is an original new musical extravaganza filled with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. Ornaments come to life as costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season and showcase pageantry, ingenuity and artistry. An international cast of acrobats, aerialists, singers, dancers and musicians fill this Cirque Dream on stage, in the air and while dangling from a 24-foot tall magical tree in a show that includes gingerbread men flipping through the air, toy soldiers skillfully marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen sculpting powerfully, penguins spinning, puppets caroling and reindeer soaring high above the landscape.

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Dec. 28-Jan. 8

Macbeth and the Monster
Mad Cat Theatre
at the Light Box at the Goldman
404 NW 26 Street, Miami
(866) 811-4111
www.madcattheatre.org

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A family-friendly modern re-imagining of the Shakespearean tale intended to be entertaining for all ages. Written by Los Angeles playwright Angela Berliner and directed by Paul Tei.


LINK TO 2012 CALENDAR