Calendar Directory 2014

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.

Mar. 8– April 26

Sleeping Beauty
Showtime Performing Arts Theatre
503 SE Mizner Blvd. Ste. 73, Boca Raton
(561) 394-2626
www.showtimeboca.com

Map To Theater

Student production

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March 14-May 11

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

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A comedy-drama by James Sherman, auhtor of Beau Jeste, is described as “When Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, learns of plans for a neo-Nazi group to stage a demonstration in Skokie, Illinois, he wonders, what, if anything, his involvement should be.  Determined to find the truth, Isaac ultimately comes to terms with his heritage, his mother, and himself.”

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March 28 – April 20

Not Ready for Primetime
New Theatre
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
www.smdcac.org
(305) 443-5909
www.new-theatre.org

Map To Theatre

Fall down this comedic “Sex, Drug, and Rock ‘n Roll” anthemed rabbit’s hole, back to the first five tumultuous years of Saturday Night Live. Penned by the young and local playwriting team of Charles A. Sothers and Erik J. Rodriguez, this tale bites into the twisted off-stage personalities, the steamy love affairs, the fights that fueled the Emmy Award-winning, funniest, and dysfunctional late-night ensemble of Newman, Belushi, Curtin, Radner, Aykroyd, Murray, Morris, Chase and their ringmaster, creator Lorne Michaels. . Part of the Boomfrog series aimed at young adults.

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Mar. 27-April 27

Have I Got A Girl For You
Island City Stage
Performing At Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive, Ft. Lauderdale
www.islandcitystage.org/index

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The regional premiere of Josh Mesnick’s comedy based on the true story of a gay musical theatre actor in South Florida who finds himself running a female escort agency in Boca Raton. Directed by Michael Leeds.

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March 28 – April 27

Dividing the Estate
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

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Times are tough for the Gordon family in Horton Foote’s funny, astute play, but the matriarch of the clan has no intention of dividing her 100-year-old estate – even if her greedy children have other ideas.

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April 3-May 4

Steel Magnolias
The Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
www.thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

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Effective three-hanky comedy-drama about six Southern women working out their lives in a beauty salon

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April 4-May 11

Over the River and Through the Woods
Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
www.stagedoortheatre.com

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The multi-generational family comedy by the writer of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

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April 8-19

Souvenir:  A Fantasia On The Life Of Florence Foster Jenkins
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015
waterfrontplayhouse.org/

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Stephen Temperley’s wry tale of a doyenne who cannot sing a note on key or in tune, but whose wealthy allowed her to concertize across the country in a series of kitschy recitals.

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April 10- 27

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave.
(561)586-6410
www.lakeworthplayhouse.org

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This raucous musical comedy “lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail” deconstructs the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

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April 10-27

Into The Woods, Jr.
KWP Productions
Borland Center for the Performing Arts
4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens

(561) 339-4687
(561) 352-5671
www.kwpproductions.com

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A student version of Stephen Sondheim’s musical riff on fairy tales combining Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk). Directed by Kimberly Rommel-Enright with Musical Direction by Helen Buttery.  KWP shows feature professional level young and teen actors; some productions include adults.

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April 16-26

Our Town
Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
Alvin Sherman Family Stage
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
(305) 284-3355
www.as.miami.edu/theatrearts/ring.html

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With the success of David Cromer’s 2009 Off-Broadway production of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer-Prize winning play, Our Town has been even further cemented in history as an American classic. With themes illuminating the stages of life and conventions commenting on the nature of theater, this work is as revolutionary for its time as it is relevant for today

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April 23 -May 18

Rose and the Rime
Arsht Theater Up Close and House Theatre of Chicago
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Another entry imported from the House Theatre of Chicago which previously presented Death and Harry Houdini, The Swallow and The Nutcracker, A Magical Play. Written by Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and director Nathan Allen, the story is set in Radio Falls, Mich. The town has been trapped in perpetual winter for a generation and the constant blizzard surrounding the town means there’s no way in or out. The last moment of heated passion brought the town its only remaining youth: a young girl named Rose. It is up to her to save Radio Falls from the vicious curse of the Rime Witch. But when she succeeds, Radio Falls discovers the witch’s magic coin has two sides.

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April 18 – May 11

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

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A contemporary re-imagining of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, this musical has book and score by Will Aronso, and Daniel Maté.  Meant to be both hilarious and moving, it tells of a healthy young man who transforms inexplicably into a giant talking slug.  Thrust together awkwardly under the same roof, Doug, his family, and his fiancée all struggle to understand and respond to this strangest of crises.  This was originally slated to be performed at Florida Stage, but the theater closed.

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April 24-29

4000 Miles
Playhouse Black Box Series
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org.

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Amy Herzog’s drama: After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.

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April 24 – May 11

A Tribute To Andrew Lloyd Webber With Music of the Night
The Plaza Theatre
262 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan
(561) 588-1820
www.theplazatheatre.net

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A cabaret show starring Wayne LeGette, Laura Hodos and Ann Marie Olsen. Directed by Amy London with music direction by Mark Galsky.

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April 25-May 27

Everyday Rapture
Boca Raton Theatre Guild
Performing April 25 – May 11 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real / (866) 811-4111
May 25–27 at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park,  300 South Military Trail / (561) 347-3948

Margot Moreland stars in the Southeast premiere of this Tony Award-nominated musical story by Sherie Rene Scott of a young woman’s psycho-sexual-spiritual journey on the rocky path that separates her mostly Mennonite past from her mostly Manhattan future. Her life takes her from the cornfields of Kansas to the clover fields of New York (with a disturbing detour through YouTube). Featuring songs made famous by Harry Nilsson, The Band, David Byrne, Roberta Flack, Mister Rogers, The Dap Kings and Judy Garland.

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April 25-May 18

Secrets of the La Croix
Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
www.mainstreetplayers.com

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Written by the 2-time Carbonell nominated playwright David Michael Sirois, this show depicts a day in the life of Roger La Croix. Roger doesn’t know it yet… but he’s about to have the worst Thanksgiving Day of his life. At first he thinks just his precious little TV is broken. But after his son comes home from college with a secret, a whole family’s worth of secrets are revealed, and this holiday begins to unravel faster than he could have ever imagined. This comedy about the La Croix Family Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday… it’s a war. Community theater

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April 28

Child‘s Play
Jan McArt’s New Play Reading Series
Wold Performing Arts Center
Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton,
(561) 237-9000
give.lynn.edu/theatrearts

Map To Theater

One-night only staged reading of a new drama by Christopher Demos-Brown, directed by Nicole Stodard. Seemingly ripped from the headlines, Child’s Play tells the story of an immigrant mother who resorts to extreme measures when state protective services takes custody of her only child. The cast includes this year’s Carbonell-winning actors Nick Duckart, Karen Stephens and Michael McKeever; nominee Jessica Brooke Sanford, and actors Ava-Riley Miles and Julie Rowe.

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April 29- May 11

Ghost The Musical
Broadway Across Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
www.browardcenter.org

Map To Theater

Based on the wildly-popular romantic movie, this waspraised on Broadway for its special effects. The score was written by is built around Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Glen Ballard. The plot follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.

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Apr. 29-May 4

Million Dollar Quartet
Kravis On Broadway Series
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471

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This slightly true/slightly invented “story” about the night that Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash jammed together at Sun Records. Oddly results in a rousing kick-butt evening of theater – of a sort.

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April 30–June 1

Everybody Drinks the Same Water
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550
www.mtcmiami.org

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A world premiere work for children written by MTC founder Stephanie Ansin and design colleague Fernando Calzadilla. The play is a provocative, medieval murder mystery that will transport 21st century audiences to 13th century Córdoba, Spain, where a climate of violence, intrigue, and suspicion among Christians, Jews, and Muslims surprisingly gives rise to romance and collaboration as three teens of different religions work together to discover who’s poisoned their city’s water. It offers South Florida audiences an opportunity to look back at 13th century Córdoba and ask important questions and learn valuable lessons about living in today’s complex, and often contentious, multi-religious society. Ansin and Calzadilla are tackling a global issue and placing the spotlight on how these three major monotheistic faiths coexisted peacefully at a certain period in history and hoping audiences relate it to how they interface in the modern world. Opening night for the public is May 3.

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May 1-11

Fifty Plus – A Celebration of Life… As We Know It
Pigs Do Fly Productions
Empire Stage.
1140 North Flagler Drive. Fort Lauderdale
www.pigsdoflyproductions.com
(866) 811-4111

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Seven 10-minutes plays that fit the mission of this brand new company: plays that highlight the actor over 50 as a viable, fully involved, full of life character; and to ap into the 100 million plus Americans who are over age 50. Playwrights include Marjorie O’Neill-Butler, Mike Vogel, Joan Broadman, Steve Korbar, David Susman, Rebecca Gorman O’Neill and
Rich Rubin. Directed by O’Neill Butler and Beverley Blanchette.

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May 3-17

Thaïs
Florida Grand Opera
performing at
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami
www.FGO.org
(800) 741-1010

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Bringing a touch of eastern mystique to the season, this work was last presented by FGO in 1976. The Puccini classic comes to the stage in a co-production by the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, and Opéra de Montréal conceived and designed by the team of Renaud Doucet and Andre Barbe. Based on the Anatole France novel of the same name, Thaïs is a tale of religious eroticism where Athanaël, a cenobite monk, seeks to convert an Alexandrian courtesan and follower of Venus, goddess of love, to the path of Christianity. Sung by Eglise Gutiérrez, Angela Mortellaro,  Kristopher Irmiter and Martin Nusspaumer. Thaïs is taking the place of a previously planned production of Wagner’s Tristan & Isolde. Conducted by Ramón  Tebar and directed by Renaud Doucet.

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May-3-4

RETURN TO BROADWAY!! – A Musical Revue
Showtime Performing Arts Theatre
503 SE Mizner Blvd. Ste. 73, Boca Raton
(561) 394-2626
www.showtimeboca.com

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Student production featuring showstoppers from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Oklahoma, Sweeney Todd, Pippin, Godspell & Sweet Charity.

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May 4

Grease Sing-Along
Curtain Call Playhouse
Tours various locations in Broward County
(954) 784 0768
www.curtaincallplayhouse.com

Map To Theater

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May 6-24

A Dog Story (By Eric Weinberger & Gayla Morgan)
Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015
waterfrontplayhouse.org/

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This musical tail, uh, tale, is about Roland, a 29-year-old career-driven lawyer looking for a wife to complete his ten-year success plan. Unfortunately, he’s pretty much inept with women. So he follows the advice of his womanizing best buddy: get a dog for the summer as a ready-made conversation starter. Find out what happens when Roland adopts tiny (and invisible-to-the-audience!) Cupid, who turns Roland’s world–and the worlds of his buddy, the girl he meets in August, and his dog trainer–upside down.
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May 7-11

Becoming Dr. Ruth
Winterstage Series
Parker Playhouse
In Holiday Park at 707 N.E. 8th Street,Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
ParkerPlayhouse.com

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A new play by Mark St. Germain (Freud’ssLast Session) and starring Debra Jo Rupp. It’s described as: “Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, Karola Ruth Siegel — the girl who became ‘Dr. Ruth’— has a remarkable backstory.

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May 7-18

Our Town
J’s Cultural Arts Theater
Michael-Ann Russell JCC
18900 NE 25 Ave., North Miami Beach
www.jcctheatre.com/index.html
(305) 932-4200 x 130

Map To Theater

Community Theater.

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May 8-June 8

The Pride
Island City Stage
Performing At Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive, Ft. Lauderdale
www.islandcitystage.org/index

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Alternating between 1958 and 2008, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play  examines changing attitudes to sexuality and the perennial themes of love, lust and betrayal. Directed by Andy Rogow

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May 9-11

Through The Looking Glass
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre
Galleria Mall
2542B East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 763-6882
www.flct.org

Map To Theater

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May 9-18

Marvin’s Room
Actors Community Theatre of Davie
Performing at The Davie Pine Island Multi-Purpose Center
3801 S. Pine Island Rd. Davie,
954-327-3941 (9 am to 9 pm)
actofdavie1999@yahoo.com

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Scott McPherson’s powerful, moving and sometimes hilarious play was he basis of the Oscar-nominated film starring Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio. A loving middle-aged woman, caring for her elderly father and aunt, calls on her estranged sister for support in a time of crisis.

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May 12-18

Blue Man Group
Broadway Across America – Miami
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

Map To Theater

The inventive mime troupe returns.

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May 14 – June 8

Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
www.actorsplayhouse.org

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The newest play (only done twice this year) by Mark St. Germain (author of Freud’s Last Session) creates a fictional but not unlikely meeting between real-life friends F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. They wrestle with the sparks of art and the perils of creativity— and the personal destruction they can reap—in this combative new play set amidst Hollywood’s glittery backdrop. Fueled by friendship and rivalry, two literary heavyweights reunite in 1937 for a final night at the Los Angeles resort villa, the Garden of Allah. A humorous and heated exchange ensues in this smart and powerful drama about the cost of love, friendship and the personal and professional price of being a writer.

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May 15-June 15

Ain’t Misbehavin’
The Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
www.thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

Map To Theater

The joint is jumpin’ in this musical revue.

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May 16 – June. 15

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

Map To Theater

In Karoline Leach’s psychological thriller, a coldly calculating, handsome con man woos and marries vulnerable women, then takes all their money and runs – until he meets his match.

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May 16-17

The Pajama Game
Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223
jupitertheatre.org

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Students from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts will present the Tony Award-winning musical featuring a toe-tapping score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

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May 16-19

Footloose
Arts Garage Performing Arts Academy
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org
561-450-6357

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Student production of the stage musical based on the hit movie.

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May 17-June 15

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
GableStage
At the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables,
(305) 445-1119
www.gablestage.org

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GableStage rarely stages comedies, but its predilection for wry social commentary is perfectly in line with this hilarious yet incisive satire from Christopher Durang’s famously offbeat vision. Vanya won the Tony Award less than a week ago (and a raft of others honors). In a modern riff on Three Sisters and the entire Chekov canon, Durang posits a sextet of offbeat characters stirred together at a family gathering at the landed gentry’s farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Among many notable moments is the family dressed up as Disney’s Snow White and some of the seven dwarves, plus a red hot diatribe from a Baby Boomer excoriating a Millenial for his ignorance of anything that came before the iPad.

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May 22-June 8

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

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Amy Herzog’s The Great God Pan makes its regional premiere after its recent critically acclaimed world premiere at Playwrights Horizons theater in New York City. Jamie’s life in Brooklyn seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend, a budding journalism career, and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, lives are thrown into a tailspin. Unsettling and deeply compassionate, The Great God Pan tells the intimate tale of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is revealed to the world.

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May 22-June 8

Thrill Me
Outré Theatre Company
Performing at Black Box Studio at Mizner Park (the former Cartoon Museum)
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
(954) 300-2149
www.outretheatrecompany.com

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Two-hander musical about the Leopold-Loeb thrill-killing case.

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May 24-June 8

Doubt
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281 ext. 4
delraybeachplayhouse.com

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Set in 1964 in the Bronx, Doubt recounts the conflict between Father Flynn (a young priest) and the very conservative principal of a Catholic school, Sister Aloysius. When a naïve young teacher commends Father Flynn’s interest in a young black student, the school’s very conservative principal questions the nature of his interest. Is it purely spiritual? Or is it yet another instance of the problem that has created so much turmoil in the Catholic Church in recent years? As Sister Aloysius launches an inquisitorial investigation, everyone involved in the matter has to weigh evidence of inappropriate behavior against the possibility that Father Flynn may be offering the boy a supportive relationship unlike the one he has with his abusive father. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play proves that the moral high-ground can be a treacherous (and sometimes) dangerous position to occupy. Heroes and villains are not so easily identified…when you’re in doubt.

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May 27- June

Evita
Broadway Across America – Miami
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

Map To Theater

A new revamped production of Evita starred Ricky Martin on Broadway last season. It’s unlikely Ricky will be living la vida ‘Vita on the road, but Evita remains one of Webber and Rice’s best scores with wickedly insightful jabs at political corruption in the guise of Argentina’s Evita Peron.

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May 30 – June 22, 2014

Gidion’s Knot
New Theatre
Performing at the Roxy Performing Arts Center
1645 SW 107th Avenue, Miami
(305) 443-5909
www.new-theatre.org

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During a planned – yet unexpected – and contentious parent-teacher conference, an emotionally fraught 5th grade teacher and a grieving mother discuss the tragic circumstances that led to the student’s/son’s suspension from school and later suicide. Gidion’s Knot is a heart-wrenching collision examining freedom of expression, the failure of the school system, bullying, and the emotional impact of feelings of personal culpability. Written by Princess Grace Award winner, Johnna Adams.


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May 30-June 1

Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr.
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
www.areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

Map to Theater

Children’s theater

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May & June

Dangerous Liaisons
Curtain Call Playhouse
Tours various locations in Broward County
(954) 784 0768
www.curtaincallplayhouse.com

Map To Theater

Revenge is a dish best served cold. The moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge set in high society before the French Revolution make this story one of the most exciting and scandalous plays.  Its prime movers, the Vicomte and the Marquise–gifted, wealthy, and bored–form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game. And they play this game with such wit and style that it is impossible not to admire them.

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June 5-22

Circle Mirror Transformation
Alliance Theatre Lab
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 259-0418
www.thealliancetheatrelab.com

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This Obie-winner from Annie Baker tells the story of when four lost New Englanders enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class. They begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. “A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.”

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June 13 – 29

Annie
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(561) 447-8829
www.solchildren.org

Map To Theater

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June 20 – 29

High Fidelity
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Performing at West Boca Performing Arts Theatre
12811 West Glades Rd., Boca Raton
(954) 323-7884
www.slowburntheatre.com

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Book by David Lindsay-Abaire, lyrics by Amanda Green, and music by Tom Kitt. Based primarily on the Nick Hornby novel rather than the subsequent film version it inspired, the plot focuses on Rob Gordon, a Brooklyn record shop owner in his thirties obsessed with making top five lists for everything, always observing rather than participating in life. When his girlfriend Laura leaves him, he goes through a painful re-evaluation of his life and lost loves (with a little help from his music) and he slowly learns that he has to grow up and let go of his self-centered view of the world before he can find real happiness

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June 20 & 22

Girl Play 2014
The Women’s Theatre Project
Venue in Wilton Manors TBA
(561) 347-3948
www.womenstheatreproject.com

Map To Theater

The 5th annual Lesbian Play Reading Festival was created to give the lesbian community a voice in the arts by celebrating lesbian artists with staged readings of original short plays with lesbian themes. These short plays are selected from over 100 worldwide submissions.  The plays will be presented by a team of professional directors and actors from across South Florida.

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July 12-Aug.4

Hairspray
Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
Katz Performing Arts Center
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884
www.pptopa.com/

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Irreverent romp set in the 1960s about a plus-size mother and daughter who take on class and racial prejudice and embrace the new dad of rock ‘n’ roll.

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July 16 – Aug. 17

Mid-Life 2! (The Crisis Continues)
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293
www.actorsplayhouse.org

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The follow up to the Mid-life! (The Crisis Musical) performed by Actors’ Playhouse in 2008, takes us back into the middle ages once again, looking at the aches, pains, and joys of getting older. From ever-increasing trips to the doctor’s office, to the horrifying moment when one qualifies for a senior discount, the ever-growing legion of aging Baby Boomers and beyond are sure to see their lives reflected.

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July 18-20

Shrek the Musical
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre
Galleria Mall
2542B East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 763-6882
www.flct.org

Map To Theater

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July 18 – 20

The Commedia Pinocchio
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(561) 447-8829
www.solchildren.org

Map To Theater

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July 19-Aug. 17

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

Map To Theater

This deadly serious drama leavened with copious gallows humor by Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise) was a qualified success last season in New York. But it was a triumph in its world premiere (which we saw) at the Denver Center two years ago. It’s described as: “A 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, the play tells the story of a man’s last chance at redemption and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.” The subject matter may sound off-putting but it is quite funny and deeply moving, not to mention providing some bravura acting roles

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July 24-Aug. 17

Becky’s New Car
Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
www.mainstreetplayers.com

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Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage-with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare. Steven Dietz’s thoroughly original comedy has serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. Community theater

 

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July TBA

Promises, Promises
Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
at River of Grass/Susan B. Katz Theatre
Academic Village, Sheridan and 172nd St.
www.pptopa.com

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Burt Bacharach’s only musical with a book by Neil Simon based on Billy wilder’s classic movie, The Apartment. (Community theater)

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Aug. 8 – 24

Into the Woods
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(561) 447-8829
www.solchildren.org

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Sept. 20-Oct. 19

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

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David West Read’s romantic comedy about two high-school friends—and the women in their lives—who reconnect at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas. When the night takes an unexpected turn and relationships are threatened, Chuck Wood, the hardest-working man in the business, steps in to lend a hand. Sex, romance and Barry Manilow intersect in this comedy about the ups and downs and ins and outs of love. Adler, who is known for uninhibited shows, laughingly notes that there is no nudity. We’ll see.

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Sept. 26-Oct. 12

Spring Awakening
Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
www.mainstreetplayers.com

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Spring Awakening is an exhilarating rock musical set in late 19th century Germany that tells the story of teenagers getting in touch with their sexuality. The musical was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won 8, including for Best Musical, Best Direction and Best Book. Community theater

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Oct.  4-17

The Cherry Orchard
Florida Atlantic University Department of Theater
Studio One Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
www.fauevents.com
(800)-564-9539.

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A Chekov classic comedy about an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family’s estate right before it is about to be auctioned to pay the mortgage. The family’s desire to hang on to life as they know it clashes with the socio-economic work forces in Russia during the turn of the 20th century and the rise of the middle class. Directed by Des Gallant.

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Nov. 29-Dec. 15

Nunsense
Showtime Performing Arts Theatre (Adult production)
503 SE Mizner Blvd. Ste. 73, Boca Raton
(561) 394-2626
www.showtimeboca.com

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Musical farce about a motley crew of Catholic nuns.

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April 18 – May 11

The Trouble With Doug
The Theatre at Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org

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