Calendar Directory 2014-2015

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.

 

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June 6-July 27

On The Radio: Sounds of the 70s
Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

Map To Theater

Musical revue featuring period songs lijke “Close to You”, “Car Wash”, “Dancing Queen”, “Let it Be”, “Proud Mary”, “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “I Will Survive”, mostly delivered by Broadway singer Mimi J.

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June 26-Aug. 3

Re-Designing Women
Empire  Stage
1140 N. Flagler, Fort Lauderdale
empirestage.com
(954) 678-1496

Map To Theater

Another TV inspired parody with a decidedly LGBT spin by Jamie Morris who previously brought Silence of the Clams and The Facts Of Life.

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June 27-July 26

August: Osage County
Florida Atlantic University Theater Summer Repertory Festival
777 Glades Road, east of I-95, Boca Raton,
(800) 564-9539
www.fau.edu/festivalrep/

Map To Theater

Tracy Letts’ stunning three-act drama of family dysfunction.

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July 5- 27

Bonnie and Clyde, The Musical
Florida Atlantic University Theater Summer Repertory Festival
777 Glades Road, east of I-95, Boca Raton,
(800) 564-9539
www.fau.edu/festivalrep/

Map To Theater

With music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde), this recent Broaway musical gives a new look at the two small-town nobodies in West Texas who became America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. Directed by Bruce Linser

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July 10 – 27

Bernstein on Broadway
The Plaza Theatre
262 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan,
(561) 588-1820
www.theplazatheatre.net.

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A tribute to one of Broadway’s greatest composers featuring music from West Side Story, Wonderful Town, Peter Pan, On the Town and more delivered by  singers, Leah Sessa, Clay Cartland and Lyndsey Johr.

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July 11—Aug. 3

Les Miserables
Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts
performing at Susan B. Katz Theatre of the Performing Arts
River of Grass Arts Park
17195 Sheridan, Pembroke Pines
(954) 437-4884
www.pptopa.com/

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Community theater production of the epic musical.

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July 11-27

Legally Blonde The Musical
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave
(561) 586-6410
Lakeworthplayhouse.org

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This romantic comedy is based on the hit movie. When Elle Woods’  boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett and her chihuahua Bruiser, she learns that it’s so much better to be smart.

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July 12-Aug.4

Les Miserables
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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Billed as the first community theater production in the state of this story about a man who steals a loaf of bread and never years the end of it.

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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 17-Aug. 3

The Most Happy Fella
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
Palmbeachdramworks.org

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A stage concert of Frank Loesser’s rarely-seen but legendary musical about an aging wine grower whose mail-order bride falls in love with his young foreman. Among the better known tunes is “Standing On The Corner Watching All The Girls Go By” and “Big D.” Stars William Michals who was Don Quixote in last summer’s Man of La Mancha at Dramaworks. July 17 is a specially-priced preview.

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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

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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 22 – 27

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
www.browardcenter.org

Created and directed by local theatrical and circus impresario Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians.  The feats performed are enhanced with spectacular costumes nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award. The journey comes to life in a fantastical jungle setting filled with flowers, magical trees and a variety of special effects. From the Butterfly Ballet and Flipping Monkeys to Hopping Frogs and Stretching Lizards, this world-class explosion of imagination, athleticism and Broadway theatrics will exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages.

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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 28-30

The Commedia Pinnochio
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
solchildtroupe@aol.com

Map To Theater

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July 28 and 30

Popera
The Plaza Theatre
262 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan,
(561) 588-1820
www.theplazatheatre.net

Map To Theater

A beautiful blend of Pop, Opera, Light Opera, and Operetta in the style of Josh Groban, Il Divo,and Andrea Bocelli.

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July 31-August 1

Young Frankenstein the Musical
Next Stop Broadway Summer Camp
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive
www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com
(954) 344-5990

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Student production of Mel Brook’s musuical version of his comic film that includes Dr. Frankenstein and his monster singing and dancing to “Puttin’ On The Ritz.”

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Aug. 1-Sept. 14

Butterflies are Free
Broward Stage Door Theatre
Theater 1
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

Map To Theater

Leonard Gershe’s award-winning play revolves around a Manhattan blind man whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie. The title was inspired by a passage in Charles Dickens’ Bleak House: “I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies.”

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August 7 – September 14

Brice, Cantor & Jolson, You Made Me Love You
The Plaza Theatre
262 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan,
(561) 588-1820
www.theplazatheatre.net.

Map To Theater

Return of show from last September, featuring hits from all three including My Man, Second Hand Rose, If You Knew Susie, Makin’ Whoopee, Yes Sir, That’s My Baby, Baby Face, California Here I Come, Swanne, The Anniversary Song, You Made Me Love You.  Tribute to the incomparable trio of vaudevillians turned Broadway and movie stars: Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson.

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Aug. 7-Sept. 7

Shorts Gone Wild
City Theatre/Island City Stage
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 519-2533
Islandcitystage.com or citytheatre.com

Map To Theater

Eight short, provocative, even risqué plays with an LGBT spin.

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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

Map To Theater

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August 9 – 18

Oy Vey It’s Broadway!: The Jewish Influence On Broadway
The Plaza Theatre Cabaret
262 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan
(561) 588-1820
www.theplazatheatre.net

Map To Theater

Music by Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and many others is performed in this musical revue by Wayne LeGette.

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August 16

The Crucible
Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Artists Chair program
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
www.jupitertheatre.org
(561) 575-2223

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A one-night only production of Arthur Miller’s shattering play that uses the Salem witch trials as an analogy for the repression of the McCarthy Era. The production is supervised by adults, but directed, produced and performed by high school students.

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Aug. 20-21

The Philadelphia Story
Radio Theatre Season
Arts Radio Theater
Radio Theatre Season
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org/Page/RadioTheater
(561) 450-6357

Map to Theater

This delightful comedy centers on a socialite whose wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a tabloid magazine journalist.

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Aug. 22-Sept. 18

What’s New, Pussycat?
Broward Stage Door Theatre
Theater 2
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

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Burt Bacharach.  The name alone conjures up some of the greatest pop songs ever written.  Now director Michael Leeds and choreographer Kevin Black have created a new musical revue to bring those amazing songs to the stage.  Featuring six sensational performers, What’s New, Pussycat? is filled with the romance, fun, heartache and joy we associate with those glorious Bacharach melodies.

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Sept. 6 – 15

Leading Men Of Stage And Screen Musicals
The Plaza Theatre Cabaret
262 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan
(561) 588-1820
www.theplazatheatre.net

Map To Theater

They were called a “triple threat” the men who moves from stage to screen through multiple skills, determination, talent and charisma. Gene Kelly, Robert Goulet, Gordan MacRae and more are showcased in this series performed by leading man James Cichewicz.

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Sept. 11-21

Fifty Plus – A New Attitude!
Pigs Do Fly Productions
All performances will take place at Empire Stage.
1140 North Flagler Drive.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(866) 811-4111
pigsdoflyproductions.org

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Pigs Do Fly Productions will continue its mission to present plays that highlight the actor over 50 as a viable, fully involved, full-of-life character.   The six new short plays that have been chosen will resonate with audiences of all ages.

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Sept. 12-28

The Subject was Roses
Evening Star Productions
performing at Sol Theatre, 3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org/

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A mother and father struggle for the love of their son, who has recently returned home after serving overseas, in Frank D. Gilroy’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama.

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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

Map To Theater

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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Sept. 30–Oct. 5

I Love Lucy® Live On Stage
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – are live on stage and in color for the very first time! It’s 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so familiar I Love Lucy® episodes. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called “television.”

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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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Oct. 7-19

Annie
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org.

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Leapin’ Lizards! Directed by original lyricist Martin Charnin, this new production of Annie features book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

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Oct. 10-23

The Last Romance
Broward Stage Door Theatre
Theater 2
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

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New Jersey born and raised Joe DiPietro set his play in Hoboken, New Jersey. The play is a warm, tender, and very funny tale of late love between two senior citizens.

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Oct. 16-Nov. 21

The Rocky Horror Show
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444
(561) 243-7922
delraycenterforthearts.org
entractetheatrix.org

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The Rocky Horror Show is an outrageous assemblage of the most stereotypical science fiction movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello outings and rock ‘n’ roll of every vintage. The play (upon which the classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show is based) has grown from an experimental production originally produced in a small London theatre in June 1973, to a cult phenomenon with fans world-wide. (Student Rush- ½ hour before curtain. This is a hybrid that trains students alongside professionals.)

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Oct. 22-23

Dracula
Arts Radio Theater
Radio Theatre Season
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org/Page/RadioTheater
(561) 450-6357

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The radio play that brought Orson Welles’s acclaimed Mercury Theatre to life! This iconic tale of Count Dracula is the perfect horror story for Halloween.

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Oct. 23-Nov. 16

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

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“Two thirds rhythm and one third soul.”That’s how Fats Waller defined the uniquely American form of popular music and dance known as Swing. A joyful celebration in both music and dance, Swing! is full of incredible hits.

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Oct. 28–Nov. 2

Cinderella
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Street
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical – a contemporary take on a classic tale – with a lush production featuring an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments audiences love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!

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Nov. 1-Jan. 4

Old Jews Telling Jokes
Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

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South Florida premiere. Initially a popular website, this revue has been described as “a pickle-barrelful of giggles.” It celebrates the rich tradition of Jewish humor “and all the rabbis, complaining wives, fed-up husbands, patience-challenged physicians, gossiping ladies and competitive men” populating it.

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Nov. 7-23

Everyday Rapture
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S Military Trail
Boca Raton FL 33496
(561) 347-3948
brtg.org

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This 2010 Tony-nominated musical by Sherie Rene Scott is about a young woman’s rise from small-town Kansas to Broadway star. Critically-acclaimed actresses Jodie Langel, Ann Marie Olson, Leah Sessa and a live band star in this unique show with music from Judy Garland, Roberta Flack, The Band, Harry Nilsson, David Byrne, and even Mr. Rogers.

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Nov. 7-30

The How and the Why
Theatre at Arts Garage
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
www.artsgarage.org
(561) 450-6357

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A new play by Sarah Treem about science, family and the survival of the fittest. Two women (brilliant evolutionary biologists) meet for the first time on the eve of a national conference. As mysteries unfold about their relationship, the two scientists clash over differing views on evolution, feminism and generational divides in modern America.

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Nov. 19-30

Phantom of the Opera
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org.

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Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera comes to Fort Lauderdale as part of a brand new North American Tour. This Phantom features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor.

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Nov. 29-Dec. 4, Previews
Dec. 6-21, Run

Sunset Baby
Andrews Living Arts Theater
23 NW 5th St. Fort Lauderdale
(917) 455-1986
classccreations.com/

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By Dominique Morisseau – starring John Archie, Makeba Pace & Ethan Henry
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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
showtimeboca.com

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Musical farce about a motley crew of Catholic nuns.

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Dec. 2-14

The Book of Mormon
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Winner of nine Tony Awards including “Best Musical”! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of “South Park,” and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award–winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes The Book of Mormon, a new religious satire Broadway musical. Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

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Dec. 4-Dec. 28

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

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This classic musical based on the novel “Auntie Mame” by Patrick Dennis tells the ageless story of Mame Dennis’ eccentric, bohemian lifestyle suddenly interrupted when her late brother’s son is entrusted to her care. Book by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee; Music by Jerry Herman. Mame is the winner of 3 Tony Awards for Best Actress, Best Featured Actress and Actor and 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards for exceptional performances.

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Dec. 5-21

A Christmas Carol
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(561) 447-8829
solchildren.org

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A Christmas Carol is set on Christmas Eve, as the miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghost of his business partner, Jacob Marley. In an attempt to help Scrooge avoid the same ghastly fate beyond the grave, Scrooge is visited by three spirits – the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Can they persuade Scrooge to open his heart to the magic of Christmas before the sun rises?

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Dec. 10-Jan 18

Five Guys Named Moe
Broward Stage Door Theatre
Theater 2
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

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Nomax, whose girlfriend has left him and who is without money, finds Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moe emerging from his 1930s-style radio to comfort him. They sing the hit songs of songwriter and saxophonist Jordan, whose new slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s. Lyrics and music by Louis Jordan; book by Clarke Peters.

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Dec. 17-19

It’s a Wonderful Life
Arts Radio Theater
Radio Theatre Season
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
artsgarage.org/Page/RadioTheater
(561) 450-6357

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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

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Dec. 30-Jan. 4

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Tale as old as time, true as it can be. This classic musical love story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self.

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Jan. 7-Feb. 1

The Lion King
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org.

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Experience the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”

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Jan. 8-Feb. 15

La Cage aux Folles
The Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

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With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and an incredibly inspired book by Harvey Fierstein, La Cage aux Folles is the story of a flamboyant gay couple who must pretend to be straight for one night — with one of the men in drag — to dupe the conservative political family of their son’s fiancée. Winner of 6 Tony Awards in 1984.

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Jan. 16 – Feb. 8

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

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Play by Lauren Gunderson – Only in high school would two completely unconnected people – cranky, chronically ill Caroline and levelheaded basketball star Anthony – be paired to collaborate on a project to deconstruct a poem about the interconnectivity of everything. But as the two teens cram to finish their presentation on Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, a very real connection is made, and they ultimately learn of the deeper mystery which has brought them together.

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Feb. 3-8

Disney’s Newsies
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. This winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for “Best Score” is based on true events. 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. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman (The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride) and a book by Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific) and direction by Jeff Calhoun (Big River).

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Feb. 6-8

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

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The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” in the cockeyed musical fairy tale in Into The Woods Jr. This adaptation of one of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular works is designed especially for young audiences and performers. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.

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Feb. 6-March 7

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Broward Stage Door Theatre
Theater 2
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

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In this clever two act musical, songwriters Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and Jimmy Roberts (music) offer a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play’s tagline is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.” I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Changeis the second longest running off-Broadway musical in history.

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Feb. 11-12

Rebecca
Arts Radio Theater
Radio Theatre Season
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
artsgarage.org/Page/RadioTheater
(561) 450-6357

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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband’s dead first wife in this fascinating adaptation of the beloved Alfred Hitchcock film.

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Feb. 24-March 8

Motown the Musical
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org.

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It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Here’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.

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Feb. 26-March 16

The Gin Game
Evening Star Productions
performing at Sol Theatre, 3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org/

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An elderly man and woman play repeated games of gin in their retirement home, slowly coming to grips with what is left of their lives in their old age, in Donald L. Coburn’s 1978 Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Feb. 26-March 22

Man of La Mancha
The Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

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Set in the dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes gives a dramatic defense by reenacting the story of Don Quixote of La Mancha. The incredible show features music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion; some of its songs have become Broadway standards

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Feb. 27-March 15

Tuesdays with Morrie
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S Military Trail
Boca Raton FL 33496
(561) 347-3948
brtg.org

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By Mitch Albom based on his book. Former Sun-Sentinel sports columnist Mitch Albom was a successful sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press despite his childhood dream of being a pianist. After seeing Morrie Schwartz (Howard Elfman) on Nightline, Albom calls him and the result is fourteen Tuesdays where he learns there is more to life than reporting on Wimbledon tournaments and following the tabloids.

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March 6-29

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

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A world premiere by Allison Gregory. When they divorced, Dani thought she was done with Harry. Instead Harry moved in with Dani’s combative mother. Now Mother is gone and the house is on the market—but Harry won’t leave. Unloading the past is complicated. Uncertain Terms is a knotty comedy about finding sanctuary, constructing a family, and selling real estate in a down market.

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March 11-29

Wicked
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good is the reason Wicked is Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards.

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March 20-April 26

George M. Cohen Tonight!
Broward Stage Door Theatre
Theater 2
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

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John Peterson will return to the Stage Door Theatre in this upbeat one-man play about the beloved song and dance man George M. Cohan – capturing in 95 fast-moving minutes the essence of the man, his music, and the fabulous era of show business he came up in.

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March 31-April 12

Pippin
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org.

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Returning after 40 years, Pippin has won the Tony® Award for Best Musical Revival. With a score by Tony® nominee Stephen Schwartz, it tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory. Pippin is directed by Tony® winner Diane Paulus, with choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main.

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April 2-April 26

Oklahoma!
The Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

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The first collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Oklahoma! is set in the western Indian territory in the midst of a high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys. The original Broadway production opened on March 31, 1943. It was a box-office smash and ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances, later enjoying award-winning revivals, national tours, foreign productions and an Academy Award-winning film adaptation in 1955.

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April 4-9, Previews
April 10-26, Run

Redwood Curtain
Andrews Living Arts Theater
23 NW 5th St. Fort Lauderdale
(917) 455-1986
classccreations.com/

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By Lanford Wilson – A teenager searches for her real father amongst the Viet Nam veterans living in the Redwood Forest.

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April 8-9

You Can’t Take It with You
Arts Radio Theater
Radio Theatre Season
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
artsgarage.org/Page/RadioTheater
(561) 450-6357

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The eccentric Sycamore family and the wealthy, conservative Kirby family must learn to co-exist when their children become engaged. Adapted from the Academy Award-winning film and Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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April 14

Sister Act
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Featuring original music by Tony® and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken, Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

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April 17-May 3

The Addams Family – a new musical comedy
Evening Star Productions
performing at Sol Theatre, 3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org/

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In this original award-winning musical, the macabre Addams family is put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, hurling Charles Addams dark, delightful, and beloved characters, Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and Lurch headlong into a night that will change the family forever.

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May 5-17

Anything Goes
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org.

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All aboard for this winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s production. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love … proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.

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May 7- May 24

Dames at Sea
The Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton
thewick.org
(561) 995-2333

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A long-running hit off-Broadway that brought stardom to Bernadette Peters, this campy song and dance show is based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the 30′s. Dames at Sea was selected as “Best Musical of the Year” by Time, Newsweek, and Outer Critics Circle.

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May 15-June 21

Bell, Book, and Candle
Broward Stage Door Theatre
Theater 2
8036 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs
(954) 344-7765
stagedoortheatre.com

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In this fun and sexy romantic comedy, we meet Gillian Holroyd, a beautiful and lively free spirit – who also happens to be a witch. Frustrated by a lack of romance in her life and smitten by her handsome neighbor, she “helps things along” by casting a spell. But will she give into the one thing that will take away her magical powers forever?

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May 27-28

The Thin Man
Arts Radio Theater
Radio Theatre Season
180 NE First Street, Delray Beach
artsgarage.org/Page/RadioTheater
(561) 450-6357

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Wealthy, glamorous husband-wife detectives Nick and Nora Charles solve murders, drink martinis and crack wise in this romantic screwball comedy.

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June 12-28

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Sol Children Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829
solchildren.org

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A Musical by Rupert Holmes. This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve – but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit?

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July 17-Aug. 2

The Last Five Years
Evening Star Productions
performing at Sol Theatre, 3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
(561) 447-8829
eveningstarproductions.org/

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This contemporary song-cycle musical chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up . . . or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. The show is an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view – his going forwards and hers going backwards. Starring Bruno Vida and Sara Grant with a live trio: Jason Buelow piano, Brad Miller bass, Pippa Scroggins violin.
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Aug. 14-30

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

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An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale about a wayward little fairy girl. Thumbelina’s journey has been beloved by children and adults alike since it was first published in 1835.

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