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.

 

Oct. 2-Nov. 23
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Slow Burn Theater Company

performing at

Abdo New River Room at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
slowburntheatre.com

Map To Theater

The smash Off-Broadway musical introduces audiences to the Wonderettes: four girls with hopes, amazing voices and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts.

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Oct. 8-Nov. 2

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

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Enter the passionate and violent world of a Lower East Side Bar and a love triangle gone wrong, this adult rock opera centers on Sara, an Upper West-Sider who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her.  To be staged in a reconfigured balcony theater with the action happening all around the audience.

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Oct. 8-Nov. 9

Our Town
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
Palmbeachdramaworks.org

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The beauty of ordinary life is celebrated in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder, as the citizens of Grovers Corners experience birth, love, marriage, and death, and the attendant joy, heartbreak, and transience of being alive. J. Barry Lewis is the director. Oct. 8-9 are specially-priced previews. This is largest production in Dramaworks’ history and features many cast members from past productions including Kenneth Kay, Elizabeth Dimon, Patti Gardner, Dan Leonard and Margery Lowe.

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Oct. 9-26

Mame
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

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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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Oct. 9-26

Peter and the Starcatcher
Carnival Studio Theater
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Winner of five Tony Awards, Rick Elice’s play with music is based on the best-selling novel by Miami native Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This imaginative staging of the Broadway success is a co-production with the University of Miami theater department  — the same team that mounted The House of Bernarda Alba and Metamorphoses. Directed by department chair Henry Fonte.

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Oct. 10-Nov. 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 (author of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) set his play in Hoboken. The play is a warm, tender, and very funny tale of late love between two senior citizens.

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Oct. 10-Nov. 2

Cuban Spring
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(305) 443-5909
new-theatre.org

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World Premiere. Penned by local playwright Vanessa Garcia, this family drama revolves around secrets, identity crisis of a separated generation, and the sacrifices one must go through to live in a democracy.

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Oct. 16-Nov. 2

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

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Carrie White is a misfit but she’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie was first produced in London and then in a Broadway production in 1988 to legendarily poor reviews. But it gained a cult status from bootleg recordings. It was heavily revised for a well-received off-Broadway production in 2012.  The book is by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford. Stars Anne Chamberlain and Shelley Keelor.

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Oct. 16-Nov. 1

The Rocky Horror Show
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(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 production that trains students alongside professionals.)

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Oct. 22-23

Dracula
Arts Radio Theater
Performing at Arts Garage
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 Theater to fame.  This is a recreation of a live radio broadcast complete with sound effects based on the famous play and film versions.

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Oct. 23

Sticks and Stones
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

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Presented by the City of Aventura as a Smart Stage Matinee. What is a bully? What does a bully look like? Are you a bully? During this music filled, interactive performance students will examine the three components of bullying: the bullied, the bystander and the bully. Performed by the award-winning singer-songwriter and recording artist Lyle Cogan, this high-energy, one-woman show offers a message about bullying prevention. Sticks and Stones challenges students to personally take part in changing circumstances in their school and community, while assuring them that they can make a difference.

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Oct. 23-Nov. 2

Dark of the Moon
Broward College Visual & Performing Arts
Fine Arts Theater
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884
broward.edu

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Main Stage Production. A 1945 folk story set in the Appalachian Mountains and written in an Appalachian dialect, the play centers on the character of John, a witch boy who seeks to become human after falling in love with a human girl, Barbara Allen.

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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.This revue is a joyful celebration in both music and dance.

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Oct. 23-Nov. 16

Hedda Gabler
Miami Theater Center
Art Deco Theater
9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550
mtcmiami.org

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Henrik Ibsen’s classic about an uncompromising woman trapped in a compromised world starring Jessica Farr as an independent spirit trapped in a smothering social order and stultifying marriage . Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 are preview nights.

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Oct. 23-Nov. 23

POZ
Island City Stage
Performing at Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 519-2533
Islandcitystage.com

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World premiere by Michael Anan. Set in 2003, POZ explores the love affair between a young man dying of Leukemia and the older HIV+ man he desperately wants to infect him so he can get medical coverage for the chemo he needs to live. A fading actress, an eccentric psychic and a ghost help these two arrive at their surprising decision in a play that effortless veers from comedy to drama to highlight the lengths people will go to live ‐ and love

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Oct. 24-Nov. 9

Back of the Throat
Outré Theatre Company
Performing at Sol/Evening Star Productions
3333 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton
(954) 300-2149
outretheatrecompany.com

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A 2005 play by Arab-American Yussef el Guindi about a young Arab-American (Khaled) confined to his home by two government agents.The questioning of Khaled intensifies as the play progresses, with seemingly every item in his apartment a potential source of suspicion. It is revealed that his girlfriend first reported him for seeming suspicious in light of recent “attacks” which have occurred.  Industry performance Nov. 3. Stars Rayner Garranchan, Jim Gibbons, Tim Gore and Faiza Cherie.

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Oct. 25

And the Award Goes to:
An Evening of Broadway Songs And The Carbonell Award Winners
Cabaret Series
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
smdcac.org

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Carbonell Award (South Florida’s Tony) winners from recent years perform the Broadway music that garnered them their awards or nominations. An evening of great songs and artists hosted by multiple Carbonell and George Abbott Award Winner David Arisco, artistic director of Actors’ Playhouse. Performers will include Caryl Fantel, Musical Director for the annual Carbonell Award ceremonies at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts who will serve as Music Director for this production; Margot Moreland, winner of four Carbonells for her acting in Ruthless, Tomfoolery, Heartbeats and Annie; Reggie Whitehead, three-time Carbonell winner in acting in The Full Monty and Smokey Joe’s Café and in choreography for Zombie Prom; Angie Radosh, who won in acting for Exit The King, Stuff, and Cabaret; Irene Adjan, three-time winner in acting for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Blood Brothers, and Funny Girl; and Jim Ballard,

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Oct. 25

Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

Map To Theater

Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts 2014-15 Family Fun Series

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Oct. 28–Nov. 2

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

Map To Theater

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical – a contemporary take on a classic tale – with a lush production in a script that has been updated from the classic television edition of the musical.

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Oct. 28-Nov. 9

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

Map To Theater

A cult favorite farce about American arrogance and ethnocentrism written by and originally starring Larry Shue. Set in a rural Georgia fishing lodge, a pathologically shy man adopts a persona as a non-English-speaking foreigner in an attempt to avoid conversation.  The results are hilarious as the others treat him as iof he cannot understand what they are saying.

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Oct. 30-Nov. 2

Hurricane
Arca Images and MDCA
2901 W Flagler Street, Miami
(786) 327-4539
www.arcaimages.org

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World premiere of a play written and directed by Pulitzer winner Nilo Cruz. A severe tropical storm displaces the soul of a man and the lives of his family when Forrest Hunter, a Catholic missionary living in a Caribbean island, suffers an accident that leaves him injured not only physically but also mentally with a case of amnesia. Will his wife Ria and his adopted son Aparicio help him recover his memory so he can lead a normal life? Or is his past unreachable and unattainable? The company news release continued, “The answer is revealed through an unexpected sacrifice, a path of redemption, which turns out to be a celebration of humility, generosity and kindness. Hurricane is an allegory that soars beyond the limits of existence to the immense power of human will and the rediscovery and reconstruction of life.” Stars Lela Elam, Andy Barbosa and Serafin Falcon. Performances in English with Spanish supertitles.

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Oct. 31-Nov. 9

Little Shop of Horrors
Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center
102050 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo
(305) 259-0418
ginpro.org

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The cult spoof of 1950s science-fiction movies is turned unto a funny stage musical about a meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names “Audrey II” – after his co-worker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! Co-Directed by Debra Ginsberg and Stephanie Sandoved.

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Oct. 31- Nov. 23

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

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Neil Simon’s venerable comedy about two curmudgeonly vaudevillians who hate each other’s guts but come together for one last gig on television. Community theater.

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November

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539
fau.edu/theatre/

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This comedy by Steve Martin follows Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein as they muse on genius and creativity and develop their world-changing work.

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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

 Map To Theater

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. It takes stand-up jokes like”so a rabbi walks into a bar” and acts it out so that a rabbi actually walks into the bar. Reportedly a bit risque. A touring production.

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Nov. 1

Séance
Infinite Abyss Productions performing at
Muse Center for the Arts
99 SW 14th Street
Fort Lauderdale
www.infinite-abyss.org

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Live, immersive horror theater in the style of Sleep No More – the hit in New York City. Descrined as “conjuring up malevolent spirits via a medium, then moving the audience from room to room so they can see each spirit’s terrifying story. Shows at 8 and 10 p.m.

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Nov. 2-3

The Monster Who Ate My Peas
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

Map To Theater

Family Fun Series presented by Whole Foods Market and sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida / Smart Stage Matinee

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Nov. 3

East Hampton, Last Summer
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Wold Performing Arts Center
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/

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A staged reading by local playwright Tony Finstrom about a retired opera star and her playwright companion spend the summer of 1960 in the Long Island resort town of East Hampton, where they soon find themselves competing with the local upper-middle classes in an atmosphere of extreme snobbery. Starring Jan McArt; directed by Wayne Rudisill.

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Nov. 4-22

The Signature of Fear
Theater XP in conjunction with
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street, Key West
(305) 296-9911
outretheatrecompany.com

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World Premiere. This new play by Key West playwright Bob Bowersox centers on an aging, ailing British poet living in America who decides it’s time for him to go home to Britain and hang up his pen. But his wife, who has been the driving force behind his career, and who has shared the spotlight with him, will have none of it and is willing to go to unthinkable lengths to prevent his leaving.

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Nov. 5

Diavolo Dance
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

Map To Theater

Smart Stage Matinee

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Nov. 6-8

Girls Night, The Musical
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922
DelrayArts.org

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This ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends with hit songs of the ‘80s and ‘90s! Follow five friends as they re-live their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild night out.

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Nov. 6-23

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

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Regional Premiere. Somewhere in the suburbs of a mid-sized city, Ben and Mary welcome into their lives the mysterious couple who moves next door. But as this foursome bonds over backyard barbecues, the neighborly connection they find threatens to unravel the lives they’ve built. Soon they find themselves increasingly pulled toward their wild new friends – to incendiary effect.  This acclaimed play by Lisa D’Amour was Pulitzer finalist.

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Nov. 7-16

Juanita’s Statue
Florida International University
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Black Box Theater, 10910 SW 17th Street, Miami
(305) 348-2895
carta.fiu.edu/theatre/productions/

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In a Spanglish-speaking land, Juanita disguises herself as a man to escape the wrath of her lover Ignacio’s father. Masquerading as a “new” Don Juan, she careens through the city and seduces Alejandra, a wealthy art collector, Tomás, a leather bar patron and Beatríz, an innocent, society bride, who all fall instantly in love with him/her. Juanita’s romp soon lands her squarely at the feet of Don Juan himself as she struggles to find true love. By Anne Garcia-Romero; directed by Michael Yawney

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Nov. 14-16

Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

Map To Theater

Directed by Giancarlo Rodaz and Maria Banda-Rodaz

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Nov. 7-22

Voices of the Island: A Caribbean Fantasy
MTC Sandbox
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550
mtcmiami.org

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Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of shamanic magic in this Caribbean fantasy. Find yourself in the midst of a culture clash as an atheist government undermines an island society’s ancient mystical beliefs. Influence the outcome as your choices drive the story through audience participation.

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Nov. 7-23

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

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This 2010 Tony-nominated musical by Sherie Rene Scott is a semi-biographical tale about a young woman’s rise from small-town Kansas girl to Broadway star. Critically-acclaimed actresses Jodie Langel, Ann Marie Olson, Leah Sessa and a live band star in this 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. 8-9

Vivien – The Triumph and Madness of Vivien Leigh
Live at Lynn Series – Lynn University
Wold Performing Arts Center
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/

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A bio-play about actress Vivien Leigh best known as Scarlett in Gone with the Wind and Blanche DuBois in Streetcar Named Desire. Her story includes a fascinating roster of characters, from Noel Coward and Edward Albee to Winston Churchill, Katherine Hepburn and the love of her life, Laurence Olivier. Award-winning actress, director and Young and the Restless star Judith Chapman captures Leigh’s star quality and frailties with an uncanny mastery in this one-woman production.

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Nov. 11-16

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Kravis on Broadway
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

Map To Theater

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical – a contemporary take on a classic tale – with a lush production plus some surprising new twists in a script that has been updated from the classic television edition of the musical.

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Nov. 12-Dec. 6

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

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Oscar Wilde’s hilarious comedy about two couples in love but whose romance is inhibited by ludicrous class differences and economic circumstances.  One of the wittiest scripts every written.

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Nov. 12-23

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

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Southeastern Premiere. When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. This script by up-and-comer Annie Baker won Obie Award for Best New American Play and a Drama Desk nomination for Best New American Play. Nov. 12 and 13 are previews. Stars Niki Fridh, Katherine Amadeo, Steven Chambers,  Andy Quiroga and Michelle Brino

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Nov. 13-30

Five Guys Named Moe
The M Ensemble Company
The Lyric Theater Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave., Miami
(305) 893-3551
themensemble.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 Louis Jordan, whose new slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s. Book by Clarke Peters (The Wire).

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Nov. 14

Sacagewea
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

Map To Theater

Smart Stage Matinee

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Nov. 14-22

Madama Butterfly
Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org

Map To Theater

A Japanese geisha catches the fancy of a caddish American naval officer. She crosses cultural boundaries to become his bride and grapples with a serious dilemma while faithfully awaiting his long delayed return. Puccini’s tale of tradition, romance, sacrifice, and yearning is one of the world’s most beloved operas.

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Nov. 15

Chita: A Legendary Celebration
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
A benefit concert for the theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
www.jupitertheatre.org
(561) 575-2223

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This one-night-only benefit evening stars Broadway icon and singer, dancer, actor and winner of two Tony Awards,  Chita Rivera.

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Nov. 17

The Lightning Thief
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Kids Korner Series
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
www.jupitertheatre.org
(561) 575-2223

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Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect.

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Nov. 19-30

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

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Cameron Mackintosh’s 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 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. 20-23

Evil Dead: The Musical
Off-Broadway Comedy Series
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 745-3000
BrowardCenter.org

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Five college friends spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods after accidentally unleashing an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Audience members sitting in the “splatter zone” run the risk of leaving the theater covered in fake blood as the production incorporates some fun ‘real-life’ effects during certain scenes.

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Nov. 20-Dec. 7

The Odd Couple
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

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This classic Neil Simon comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble to play cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together. Community theater.

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Nov. 21-23

Freckleface Strawberry The Musical
Nova Southeastern University
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Miniaci Performing Arts Center
3301 College Ave. | Davie, FL 33314
(954) 262-8179.
fcas.nova.edu/arts/performances/performance_series.cfm

Map To Theater

A brand-new family musical based on the bestselling book written by actress Julianne Moore. By Gary Kupper and Rose Caiola

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Nov. 21-Dec. 14

The Gospel According to Jerry
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(305) 443-5909
new-theatre.org

Map To Theatre

By Richard Krevolin & Irwin Kula; Florida Premiere. A life-changing relationship sparks between a rabbi and a gospel singer when neither of them are able to move forward without the other’s support.

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Nov. 22-Dec. 21

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

Map To Theater

In a New York apartment the grandchildren of a recently deceased Holocaust survivor fight over his religious heirlooms, bickering over who deserves them more — and exposing long-simmering family feuds. There’s nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people. By Joshua Harmon. 2014 Lucille Lortel Award Nominee for Outstanding Play; 2012-2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play.

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Nov. 29-30

Frank & Dean: We’re Back, Baby
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
(305) 296-9911
outretheatrecompany.com

Map To Theater

Special Event. Enjoy the reincarnations of two of the most popular entertainers in history as these two greats and their best-known and best-loved hits are brought back to life on the Red Barn stage!

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

Sunset Baby
Primal Forces at Andrews Living Arts Theater
23 NW Fifth Street, Ft. Lauderdale
www.primalforcesproductions.com
(866)811-4111

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East New York, Brooklyn. When Nina’s estranged father, a former black revolutionary, reappears to obtain a piece of her deceased mother’s legacy, he discovers that fatherhood might be the most challenging revolution of all. A powerful story of one woman’s journey from a brutal existence to her own liberation, Sunset Baby is an energetic, daring look at the point where the personal and political collide. By Dominique Morisseau – starring John Archie, Makeba Pace and 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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The evergreen musical farce about a motley crew of Catholic nuns putting on a benefit show to keep their convent open.

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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. Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Breathtakingly irreverent and profane about organized religion and yet quite supportive of faith. Contains explicit language and adult themes. We mean it!

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Dec. 2-21

Fiddler on the Roof
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
jupitertheatre.org
(561) 575-2223

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In the village of Anatevka, tradition is everything and change is sweeping the land in Tsarist Russia in 1905. This Tony Award-winning musical celebrating its 50th anniversary follows dairyman Tevye as he fights to maintain his family and heritage. One of the most iconic scores and books of the 20th century will be staged by Marcia Milgrom Dodge who directed the Maltz’s Hello Dolly! and The King and I.  Its universal longings of tradition, love, wealth, freedom and home, cut across barriers of race, class nationality and religion.

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Dec. 3

Garry Krinsky’s Toying with Science
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 745-3000
browardcenter.org

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Smart Stage Matinee

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Dec. 3-5

Almost Maine
Barry University
Department of Fine Arts
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Center for the Performing Arts
The Pelican Theater
11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
(305) 899-3420
barry.edu/fine-arts/theatre/facilities/

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Nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine, by John Cariani which has become one of the most frequently performed plays on campuses. Free and open to the public.

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Dec. 3-28

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

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This is the story of the Nowak family living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, N.Y.’s East Side.  Clara, the family matriarch, happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom, a twenty-foot shrine of the Blessed Mother, which adjoins the house. This beacon commemorated the day in 1942 that the Virgin Mary appeared to her father at his home-based barbershop. The family’s faith is shaken to the core as the family legend seems to be unraveling.

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Dec. 3-Jan. 4

My Old Lady
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
Palmbeachdramworks.org

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A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris and must live with his tenants, an old lady and her rigid daughter. Their lives soon intertwine in unexpected and profound ways in this play by frequent Florida visitor Israel Horovitz; directed by William Hayes. Dec. 3-4 are specially-priced previews. In a major casting coup, Dramaworks has hired legendary actress Estelle Parsons to play the lead and ther acclaimed Angelica Page (formerly Angelica Torn) as the daughter.

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Dec. 4, Dec. 6

Madama Butterfly
Florida Grand Opera
Broward Center for the Performing Arts / Au-Rene Theater
201 SW 25th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org

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A Japanese geisha catches the fancy of a caddish American naval officer. She crosses cultural boundaries to become his bride and grapples with a serious dilemma while faithfully awaiting his long delayed return. Puccini’s tale of tradition, romance, sacrifice, and yearning is one of the world’s most beloved operas.

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Dec. 4-21

Silver Balls
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
empirestage.com
(212) 868-4444

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World Premiere. One-man show.

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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. The Wick has hired famed performer Leslie Uggams to portray the free-spirited Mame.

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Dec. 5-6

The Adding Machine
New World School of the Arts
Room 5903
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu/

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The 1923 play by Elmer Rice is a harrowing examination of soul-killing corporate life told in an expressionistic style. Free and open to the public.

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Dec. 5-6

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

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Smart Stage Matinee / Family Fun Series presented by Whole Foods Market and sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida

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Dec. 5-7

The Spoken Word
Broward College Visual & Performing Arts
Fine Arts Theater
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884
broward.edu

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An original play by Mariah Reed. Second Stage Production.

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Dec. 5-7

The Birds
New World School of the Arts
Room 5902
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu/

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The classic Greek play by Aristophanes. Free and open to the public.

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Dec. 5-14

A Chorus Line
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922
DelrayArts.org

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To celebrate the Center’s 25th Anniversary, the gem of the season is the much-honored musical about  Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The  production will be directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dawn Smith, who appeared on Broadway in the original show.

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Dec. 5-14

The Matchmaker
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Willow Theater at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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Dolly Gallagher Levi is a lively widow who brokers marriages and other transactions in 1896 Yonkers, New York. Dolly sets her sights on local merchant Horace Vandergelder, who has hired her to find him a wife. This play became the basis for the Broadway musical Hello Dolly! but is completely different in style and intent; The Matchmaker is akin to a Moliere farce.

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Dec. 5-14

Fiddler on the Roof
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu/

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NWSA celebrates the 50th anniversary of this musical. Its universal longings of tradition, love, wealth, freedom and home, cut across barriers of race, class nationality and religion. In the village of Anatevka, tradition is everything and change is sweeping the land in Tsarist Russia in 1905. This Tony Award-winning musical follows dairyman Tevye as he fights to maintain his family and heritage.

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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. 5-21

In The Heights
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

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Professional-student production of the Tony-winning musical about the multi-cultural community in a barrio in north Manhattan on a sweltering summer weekend when lives are about to change.

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Dec. 5-21

Othello.
Outré Theatre Company
Performing at Abdo River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 300-2149
outretheatrecompany.com

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Shakespeare’s classic about jealousy starring Troy Davidson as the Moor, Faiza Cherie as his beloved Desdemona and Outre’ artistic director Skye Whitcomb as the scheming Iago. Directed by Christina Groom and re-set in the tumultuous 1950s Cyprus. Industry performance Dec. 15.

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Dec. 6

Fifth Annual AT&T Stars Showcase
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

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Presented by the Aventura Marketing Council Education Foundation

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Dec. 6

Nutcracker
New World School of the Arts
Performing at Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler, Miami
(305) 547-5414, ext. 240
nwsa.mdc.edu/

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On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her beloved Nutcracker comes to life and defends her from the Mouse King.

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Dec. 7-8

Stella Queen of Snow
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

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Presented by the City of Aventura as a Smart Stage Matinee. Based on the best-loved children’s book of the same name, “Stella Queen of the Snow” tells the story of two imaginative children as they spend the day discovering a winter world filled with snow. This beautiful production, by the internationally recognized Mermaid Theatre Company of Nova Scotia, features whimsical puppets, striking scenic effects and charming original music. ”

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Dec. 8

Extreme Health Challenge
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

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Smart Stage Matinee

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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 Louis Jordan, whose new slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s. Book by Clarke Peters (The Wire).

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Dec. 12

The Nutcracker
Arts Ballet Theater
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

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Presented by the City of Aventura as a Smart Stage Matinee

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Dec. 12-13

The Nutcracker
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Au-Rene Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
miamicityballet.org

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Miami City Ballet presents Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

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Dec. 13

Opera @ the Waterfront
Palm Beach Opera
Meyer Amphitheatre
104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/current-season/

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More than 100 musicians will come together to present an afternoon of live opera in a free concert at the Meyer Amphitheatre on the beautiful intracoastal waterway.

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Dec. 16

A Christmas Carol
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922
DelrayArts.org

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This new adaptation of Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, costumes, sets, music, dance, and a timeless message, with beloved traditional carols of the season included. Directed by Carl Rajotte in his 11th season as artistic director for the Palace Theatre in New York.

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Dec. 16-21

The Book of Mormon
Kravis on Broadway
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.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. Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Breathtakingly irreverent and profane about organized religion and yet quite supportive of faith. Contains explicit language and adult themes. We mean it!.

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Dec. 16-Jan. 10

Noises Off
The Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street in historic Mallory Square, Key West
(305) 294-5015
WaterfrontPlayhouse.org

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One of the funniest farces of the 20th Century, Noises Off is a delirious romp of slamming doors, bickering actors, pretty girls in their underwear, mayhem and errant sardines shwoing what can go wrong with a play both on stage and literally behind the scenes. Dec. 16-17 are specially-priced previews.

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Dec. 16-Jan. 17

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
(305) 296-9911
outretheatrecompany.com

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Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play. A romantic comedy full of revelations set in 1939 Atlanta o.n the eve of World War II and the opening of Gone With the Wind.

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Dec. 17

The Nutcracker
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 745-3000
browardcenter.org

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Smart Stage Matinee

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Dec. 17-19

It’s a Wonderful Life
Arts Radio Theater
Performing at Arts Garage
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. This is a recreation of a live radio broadcast complete with sound effects based on the famous play and film versions.

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Dec. 20-21

The Nutcracker
Arts Ballet Theater of Florida
Performing at the Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 745-3000
artsballettheatre.org

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Arts Ballet Theater

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Dec. 23-Jan. 4

Stars of David
Off-Broadway Comedy Series
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org

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The engagement will include special Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events as well as post show discussions led by community leaders regarding the role Judaism has played in their lives. Based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, this New York musical revue celebrates the Jewish identity of America’s most notable public figures.

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Dec. 26-Jan. 11

The Price
Fringe Theater Key West
Performing at Mel Fisher Maritime Museum (The Garret)
200 Greene Street, Key West
(786) 529-2281
keywestfringe.org/

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Estranged brothers. Old scores. An ancient furniture appraiser. A look at family relationships, the price of furniture and the price of one’s decisions. By Arthur Miller; directed by Murphy Davis.

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Dec. 30-Jan. 4

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

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Tale as old as time, true as it can be. This 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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Dec. 31

Capitol Steps – New Year’s Eve
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
www.jupitertheatre.org
(561) 575-2223

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Come along for the ride as the Washington, D.C.-based group of political satirists take a humorous look at some serious issues in an all-new show to ring in the New Year.

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2015

Jan. 2-3

Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking!
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

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Presented by the City of Aventura

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Jan. 3

Guys and Dolls
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
smdcac.org/

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Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll” is out to reform the evildoers of Times Square. Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler, woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love.  There’s Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she’s been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game. Terrific music by Frank Loesser and a hilarious book by Abe Burrows.

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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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Back again, this live version eclipses Disney’s animated version especially the opebning depiction of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor.

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Jan. 8

La Bohème – Lunch & Learn
Palm Beach Opera
Royal Poinciana Chapel
60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/current-season/

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A unique blend of education, opera, and in-depth panel discussion at the newly-enhanced Lunch & Learn. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch with a glass of wine, then a lively panel of experts will put the opera in context, followed by a musical interlude featuring Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artists.

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Jan. 8-Feb. 1
Fully Committed
Abdo New River Room Series
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Abdo New River Room
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
slowburntheatre.com

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Desperate diners resort to threats, bribes, name-dropping, name-calling and downright begging for that all-important reservation at a posh new restaurant in Manhattan. “Fully Committed” (restaurant-speak for “no tables available” with the exception of supermodels, socialites or other VIPs) is a one-man show starring John Manzelli who gives a tour-de-force performance as the high-strung maître d’ in addition to 39 other characters.

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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 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. The Wick has hired veteran Broadway hand Lee Roy Reams as Albin, the queen of drag queens on the French Rivera.

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Jan. 9-Feb. 8

TBA
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

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Professional Production

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Jan. 10

Phantom/Les Mis in Concert
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Sunrise Civic Center Theater
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
(954) 747-4646
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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Performing at various venues in the area.

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Jan. 10-11

The Matchmaker
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Herb Skolnick Center
800 SW 36th Ave., Pompano Beach
(954) 786-4590 or (954) 784-0768
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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Dolly Gallagher Levi is a lively widow who brokers marriages and other transactions in 1896 Yonkers, New York. Dolly sets her sights on local merchant Horace Vandergelder, who has hired her to find him a wife. This play became the basis for the Broadway musical Hello Dolly! but is completely different in style and intent; The Matchmaker is akin to a Moliere farce.)

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Jan. 12

Daniel’s Husband
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Lynn University Wold Performing Arts Center
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/

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A new script by local playwright and actor Michael McKeever depicts a contemporary gay couple who are challenged with the consequences of not getting officially married. Even in an enlightened society, when fundamental rights are denied, the results can be devastating to all involved. With humor, pathos and great insight, Daniel’s Husband explores the consequences of accepting the limitations defined by society. Directed by Andy Rogow.

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Jan. 13-Feb. 1

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

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Ease on down the road with the spirited rock gospel and soul musical based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Directed by the Maltz’s producing artistic director Andrew Kato, it features puppets created by the same firm that did the shadow puppets for last season’s The King And I

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Jan. 15-Feb. 1

South Pacific
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

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This epic musical romance by Rodgers and Hammerstein centers on a group of American sailors and Navy nurses stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. Community theater.

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Jan. 16-18

La Bohème
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/current-season/

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When love comes knocking on Rodolfo’s door, something ignites within him and Mimi that can’t be stopped. Instant attraction. Complete captivation. Undying ardor. Giacomo Puccini’s passionate, gripping music captures the beauty of love at first sight, the magic of having good friends during tough times, and the heart-wrenching pain of an untimely death. Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

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Jan. 16 – Feb. 8

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

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A new play by Lauren Gunderson (Exit, Pursued By a Bear) has been produced a dozen times just in the past year and won the American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award this spring. 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 in a startling finale.

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Jan. 17

Kitten’s First Full Moon
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

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Family Fun Series presented by Whole Foods Market and sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida

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Jan. 18

From Door to Door
B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th St., Boca Raton
bnai-torah.org
(561) 392-8566

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Premiere Theater Arts Series. A heartwarming, bittersweet comedy by James Sherman, spanning 60 years in the lives of three generations of American women who find themselves linked together in faith, understanding and the enduring power of family love as they struggle to adapt to new roles in a changing world.

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Jan. 20-24

She Loves Me: In Concert
The Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street in historic Mallory Square, Key West 33041
(305) 294-5015
WaterfrontPlayhouse.org

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This romantic musical was a Tony nominee for Best Musical and Best Musical Revival.  She Loves Me is about two co-workers in a small perfume shop who despise each other in person but in reality are anonymous romantic pen pals. It includes Barbara Cook’s signature song, “Ice Cream.”

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Jan. 21

50 Shades! The Musical Parody
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive
954-344-5990
www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com.

A naughty satire that explores the steamy relationship between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as seen through the eyes of a trio of girlfriends at a book club meeting. As the women devour the novel, the character’s delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. Features a sassy original score, including such songs “Open Your Book,” “I Don’t Make Love,” and “There Is A Hole Inside Of Me.” Like the book series, it is surely not for those under the age of 18, but allegedly does not cross boundaries that would make general audiences squirm. For more information, visit www.50ShadesTheMusical.com.

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Jan. 22-Feb. 8

Bonnie & Clyde
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Performing at West Boca Performing Arts Theatre
12811 West Glades Rd., Boca Raton
(954) 323-7884
slowburntheatre.com

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At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to 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. Now, the most notorious couple of the twentieth century takes on a whole new adventure: the stage. This Frank Wildhorn work was only a mild success when it bowed in Sarasota in 2011 and then Broadway in 2011, but it became cult hit among theater lovers.

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Jan. 22-Feb. 8

The Gift Horse
The M Ensemble Company
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211th Street, Miami
(305) 893-3551
themensemble.com/

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Written by Lydia Diamond, author of Stickfly, the play which follows a young woman back to her college days and heads forward on her tumultuous journey to the present. Diamond is the winner of the 2000-2001 Theodore Ward Prize for African-American playwriting.

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Jan. 22-Feb. 15

Into the Woods
Carnival Studio Theater
Dream Catcher Theater & Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

Map To Theater

Once upon a time, in the fairytale kingdom of the Brothers Grimm, a baker and his wife were sent on a quest into the woods by a mysterious witch. Thrust into a world of magic and adventure, they find their story intertwined with a whole group of legendary characters including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and a certain young man named Jack who happens to have some very magical beans. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by James Lapine. Expected to be an inventive production by two young Miami expatriates from New York, the Carunchos.

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Jan. 23

Back on Broadway
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

Map To Theater

Presented by the City of Aventura

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Jan. 23
The Second City Hits Home
Off-Broadway Comedy Series
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org

Map To Theater

Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theater troupe takes on all the news that’s fit to twist featuring hilarious sketches, songs and improvisations about the biggest headlines and hot-button issues in South Florida.

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Jan. 23-Feb. 1

Six Characters in Search of an Author
Florida International University
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Black Box Theater, 10910 SW 17th Street, Miami
(305) 348-2895
carta.fiu.edu/theatre/productions/

Map To Theater

The classic meta-tale by Luigi Pirandello in which a group of actors is having some serious existential issues with their playwright and director. Directed by Wayne Robinson Jr.

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Jan. 23-Feb. 1

Orphans
Lake Worth Playhouse
Black Box Series at Stonzek Studio Theater
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

Map To Theater

Two orphaned brothers are living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. Treat, the eldest, supports his damaged younger sibling by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the seemingly simple-minded Phillip. One night he kidnaps a rich older man, Harold, who turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for. Community theater.

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Jan. 23-Feb. 1

Annie Get Your Gun
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Willow Theater (Sugar Sand Park)
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948
curtaincallplayhouse.com

Map To Theater

This Irving Berlin musical comedy tells of Annie Oakley, the best shot around, who supports her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show.

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Jan. 24-31

Così fan tutte
Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org

Map To Theater

Two young soldiers disguise their identities to test their lovers’ fidelity in this Mozart masterpiece. This sublime and sometimes startling mix of hilarious farce and poignant drama returns.

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Jan. 24-Feb. 22

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

Map To Theater

When a gay youth is named leader of the celebrated gospel choir at a prestigious prep school for African American boys, the sweet harmonies of classic spirituals contrast with the bristling tensions that arise. This is the fourth production in a continuing relationship with Miami’s award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney.

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Jan. 27-Feb. 1

Flashdance The Musical
Kravis on Broadway
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

Map To Theater

Alex Owens is a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. In addition to hits from the movie Flashdance, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Roth. The show features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay) and Robert Cary, with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

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Jan. 27-Feb. 1
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff
Off-Broadway Comedy Series
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
BrowardCenter.org

Map To Theater

The play takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or “potting,” all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes.

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Jan. 28-Feb. 1

The Capitol Steps
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

Map To Theater

The Washington, D.C.-based group of political satirists. Presented by the City of Aventura

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Jan. 28-Feb. 22

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

Map To Theater

Ragtime tells the sweeping and connecting stories of three groups during the early years of 20th Century America: African-Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white, upper-class family from New Rochelle, NY; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. Book by Terrence McNally; music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.

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Jan. 28-March 1

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
Palmbeachdramworks.org

Map To Theater

Forget the lame film versions; when done well, the stage version of scheming dissolute French aristocrats is a mesmerizing exercise in self-destruction using love and lust as weapons. By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos · Adapted by Christopher Hampton; directed by Lynnette Barkley. Seduction, humiliation, and degradation are all part of the dangerous games being played by the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, bored aristocrats who eagerly shatter lives for their own cruel amusement. Jan. 28-29 are specially-priced previews. Casting includes Jim Ballard as the Vicomte de Valmont, and Harriet Oser, Maribeth Graham, Nanique Gheridian, Tangi Colombel and Clay Cartland,

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Jan. 29-March 1

Undo
Parade Productions
The Studio at Mizner Park
201 Plaza Real, Second Floor, Boca Raton
(866) 811-4111
paradeproductions.org

Map To Theater

Southeastern premiere. Imagine a world where in order to “undo” the tying of the matrimonial knot, the ceremony has to be re-enacted … in reverse. Playwright Holly Arsenault creates such a world of divorce drama in her dramedy, Undo.

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Jan. 29-March 1

Octopus
Island City Stage
Performing at Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 519-2533
Islandcitystage.com

Map To Theater

After young couple Kevin and Blake engage in an adventurous and hastily planned night of group sex with the older, more “experienced” Max and Andy, they are left trying to salvage their relationship after a pummeling mix of jealousy, betrayal, telegrams from a soaking wet delivery boy and a ravenous sea monster from the ocean floor. This universal love story rendered through a post-modern gay lens. The play contains nudity.

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Jan. 30-Feb. 22

Twelve Angry Men
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(305) 443-5909
new-theatre.org

Map To Theatre

A 1954 American classic by Reginald Rose. The drama depicts a jury deliberating at the homicide trial of a Hispanic youth. Several of the jurors have different reasons for discriminating against the defendant: his race, his background, and the troubled relationship between one juror and his own son. Can the lone juror voting for acquittal persuade the others?

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Jan. 31

One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom
Broward College Visual & Performing Arts
Fine Arts Theater
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884
broward.edu

Map To Theater

 “Henry “Box” Brown was an African American born into slavery in 1816 in Louisa County, Virginia. After his family was taken away, Brown mailed himself to friends and family in Philadelphia to gain his freedom. Although he was not subjected to physical violence, Henry’s story (the basis for One Noble Journey) demonstrates that cruelty of slavery was every bit as devastating to the heart as it could be on the body.

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February Date TBA

Holy Ghosts
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539
fau.edu/theatre/

 Map To Theater

This challenging drama by Romulus Linney uses poignant humor to tell the story of American southerner Coleman Shedman as he tries to regain his runaway wife.

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February

Private Lives
Fringe Theater Key West
Location: TBD
(786) 529-2281
keywestfringe.org/

Map To Theater

What happens when a divorced couple – both remarried – realize they still have feelings for each other? A play about the joyously irresponsible defense of the bohemian lifestyle. By Noel Coward; directed by Rebecca Tomlinson.

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Feb. 3-8

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

Map To Theater

Whoever thought this so-so movie would become a runaway Broadway hit? It helps that it features enough energetic dancing to power a small city with the tagline “They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines.” This winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for “Best Score” is based loosely on true events. It tells of a band of underdog newspaper street vendors who stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It features a score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and Jack Feldman, 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. 3-March 7

Clark Gable Slept Here
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
(305) 296-9911
outretheatrecompany.com

Map To Theater

Mciahel McKeever’s satire of Hollywood takes place on the night of the Golden Globe Awards as the body of a male prostitute is found in the swanky hotel suite in Los Angeles of a macho best actor nominee trying to make a comeback. Received its premiere this past season at Zoetic Stage to popular and critical acclaim.

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Feb. 4

Patsy Cline Tribute Show
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

Map To Theater

Fifty years after Patsy Cline’s death, this musical tribute with Barbara VanEycken traces her life and career from honky-tonk performer to queen of country music and cross-over pop artist. Community theater.

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Feb. 4

Phantom/Les Mis in Concert
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Herb Skolnick Center
800 S.W. 36th Ave, Pompano
(954) 786-4590
curtaincallplayhouse.com

Map To Theater

Performing at various venues in the area.

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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

Map To Theater

“Careful the things you say / Children will listen.” Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s  take on fairy tales, but with a decidedly modern view — all about parent-child relationships.  It’s a glorious score with a script simplified a bit for young players. 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.The film version with Meryl Streep as the Witch opens Christmas.

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Feb. 6-March 1
Bicycle Country
Main Street Players
Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
mainstreetplayers.com

Map To Theater

The backdrop of the play is the 1991-94 exodus from Cuba. Bicycle Country follows the daunting journey of three “balseros” (raft people) who embark on a raft to reach the Florida shores, despite the odds of ever reaching their destination, in the quest of freedom.

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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

Map To Theater

Back again is this persistently popular musical from songwriters Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and Jimmy Roberts (music). It offers 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 Change is the second longest running off-Broadway musical in history.

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Feb. 7

Raisin’ Cane
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
smdcac.org/

Map To Theater

Starring the award-winning actress, TV star, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy, a modern day Griot, and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, Raisin’ Cane celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, song, music, movement and imagery. The show premiered at the Apollo Theater in 2007.

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Feb. 10-22

Glengarry Glen Ross
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
jupitertheatre.org
(561) 575-2223

Map To Theater

In David Mamet’s cutthroat world of real estate, all that matters is the sale. In the middle of a high stakes sales competition, a group of tough-talking Chicago agents will do anything to close a deal and stay in the game — blackmail, bribery, intimidation and even burglary. Contains considerable profanity.

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Feb. 10-28

Next Fall
The Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street in historic Mallory Square, Key West 33041
(305) 294-5015
WaterfrontPlayhouse.org

Map To Theater

Next Fall is a compelling (and very funny) look at faith and family with a gay undercurrent. When Adam (an atheist) falls for Luke (a devout Christian) their beliefs are tested as they struggle to make their differences work. Feb. 10-11 are specially-priced previews.

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Feb. 11

Phantom/Les Mis in Concert
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Emma Lou Olson Center
1801 N.E. 6th St, Pompano Beach
(954) 786-4111
curtaincallplayhouse.com

Map To Theater

Performing at various venues in the area.

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Feb. 11-12

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

Map To Theater

A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband’s dead first wife in this adaptation of the beloved Alfred Hitchcock film. This is a recreation of a live radio broadcast complete with sound effects based on the famous play and film versions.

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Feb. 12

Enemies, A Love Story – Lunch & Learn
Palm Beach Opera
Royal Poinciana Chapel
60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/current-season/

Map To Theater

Join us for a unique blend of education, opera, and in-depth panel discussion at the newly-enhanced Lunch & Learn. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch with a glass of wine, then a lively panel of experts will put the opera in context, followed by a musical interlude featuring Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artists.

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Feb. 12, 14

Così fan tutte
Florida Grand Opera
Broward Center for the Performing Arts / Au-Rene Theater
201 SW 25th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org

Map To Theater

Two young soldiers disguise their identities to test their lovers’ fidelity in this Mozart masterpiece. This sublime and sometimes startling mix of hilarious farce and poignant drama returns to our stage.

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Feb. 12-15

Bonnie & Clyde
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

Map To Theater

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to 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.  Presented by the City of Aventura and the Slow Burn Theatre Company

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Feb. 12-22
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding
Abdo New River Room Series
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Abdo New River Room
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
slowburntheatre.com

Map To Theater

Audiences take part in the happy but chaotic union of two Italian families: the best man is a drug dealer, the maid of honor is pregnant, the groom’s father just showed up with a stripper as his date and the wedding guests, well, they could be just about anyone as the audience takes part in the show drinking champagne toasts, eating wedding cake and dancing with the wedding party. This production contains adult language and subject matter.

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Feb. 12-March 1
Waiting for Waiting for Godot
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

Map To Theater

By Dave Hanson. Regional Premiere.

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Feb. 13-15

“A Celebration of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme” This Could Be The Start of Something Big
Lake Worth Playhouse
Stonzek Studio Theater
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

Map To Theater

The show stars singer/actress Meri Ziev and singer/entertainer David Meulemans, who have partnered to create and perform this musical show.  In true cabaret style, this engaging duo entertains audiences with some of Steve & Eydie’s greatest standards, duets, and musical numbers.

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Feb. 13-22

A Piece of My Heart
Nova Southeastern University
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Black Box Theatre | Don Taft University Center
3301 College Ave. | Davie, FL
(954) 262-8179.
fcas.nova.edu/arts/performances/performance_series.cfm

Map To Theater

A powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country-western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. By Shirley Lauro.

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Feb. 15

In the Voice of Our Mothers
B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th St., Boca Raton
bnai-torah.org
(561) 392-8566

Map To Theater

Breathing life into ancient texts and told this time from the point of view of the women, this reveals the intimate and powerful narratives of our Biblical matriarchs. As they invite us into their worlds, we see we are in familiar territory. Here are generations of women, learning, risking, and loving in all its complicated forms. A talkback with the author, Carol Fox Prescott, will take place after the production.

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Feb. 19-March 15

The Seven Year Itch
Miami Theater Center
Art Deco Theater
9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores
(305) 751-9550
mtcmiami.org

Map To Theater

Loneliness. Temptation. Lust. Feel the summer heat aggravate the anxiety and desire of one man’s mid-life crisis in this irreverent interpretation of the 1950′s stage comedy that inspired the iconic Hollywood film. Feb. 19 and Feb. 20 are preview nights.

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Feb. 20-22

A Little Night Music
New World School of the Arts
Performing at Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040
nwsa.mdc.edu/

Map To Theater

Book by Hugh Wheeler; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This is a romantic musical set at the turn of the century and based on the Ingmar Bergman 1956 film Smiles of a Summer Night, about the foibles of misguided lovers.

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Feb. 20-22

Enemies, A Love Story
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/current-season/

Map To Theater

Set in New York City in 1948, Holocaust survivor Herman Broder finds himself in quite the predicament juggling his second wife, mistress, and first wife who was presumed dead. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winning Yiddish author Isaac Bashevis Singer and adapted into an Oscar-nominated movie, the story examines the immigrant experience with a mix of determination, irony, and humor in a uniquely engaging way. Sung in English.

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Feb. 20-March 1

Willy Wonka Kids & Jr
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

Map To Theater

Directed by Giancarlo Rodaz

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Feb. 20-March 1

Rude Mechs: Now Now Oh Now
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street, Miami
(305) 576-4350
miamilightproject.com/

Map To Theater

Co-presented with MDC Live Arts. Now Now Oh Now immerses the participants in an interactive puzzle reflecting on the challenges of navigating a world driven by competition, pleasure and random events. A triptych tribute to everyone’s inner geek, Now Now Oh Now embodies Rude Mechs’ desire to create a more tangible, social, active, and personal experience for the audience. The performance marries serious scientific content with the nerdy pleasure of puzzles and gaming and the undeniable satisfaction of Murder Mystery Theatre.

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Feb. 21-22

Annie Get Your Gun
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Herb Skolnick Center
800 SW 36th Ave., Pompano Beach
(954) 784-0768 or (954) 786-4590
curtaincallplayhouse.com

Map To Theater

This Irving Berlin musical comedy tells of Annie Oakley, the best shot around, who supports her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show.

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Feb. 22

Miss Nelson is Missing
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

Map To Theater

Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts 2014-15 Family Fun Series Sunday

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Feb. 23

Miss Nelson is Missing
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

Map To Theater

Presented by the City of Aventura as a Smart Stage Matinee

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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.

Map To Theater

It’s the true success 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. Although there is a story of sorts, it’s primarily an excuse to watch a group of talented impersonators recreate Motown’s greatest hits. Recently closed on Broadway for a hiatus; returns in 2016.

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Feb. 26-March 15

Arsenic and Old Lace
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

Map To Theater

The hilarious misadventures of the elderly Brewster sisters. Anxious to help elderly gentlemen find a peaceful and final resting place, the kindly sisters administer a lethal elderberry wine and bury them in the cellar. Add to the madcap mix three nephews: one who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, one who bears an uncanny resemblance to Boris Karloff and one who’s engaged to a minister’s daughter.

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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/

Map To Theater

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. Starring Jim Gibbons.

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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

Map To Theater

One of the most perfect shows written: Set in the dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes gives a dramatic defense by reenacting the story of Don Quixote. The show features a script by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion; some of its songs have become Broadway standards such as “The Impossible Dream.”

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Feb. 26-April 19
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Abdo New River Room Series
Slow Burn Theater and The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Abdo New River Room
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
slowburntheatre.com

Map To Theater

Audience members follow the cast of six awkward adolescents through a daunting and delightful spelling championship quest. Winner of two Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards.

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Feb. 27-March 8

The Wild Party
Florida International University
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Mainstage Theater
10910 SW 17th Street, Miami
(305) 348-2895
carta.fiu.edu/theatre/productions/

Map To Theater

A scorching musical by Andrew Lippa about the dissolute denizens of the hot spots during the Jazz Age.

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Feb. 27-March 15

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

Map To Theater

Former Sun-Sentinel reporter Mitch Albom was a successful sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press despite his childhood dream of being a pianist. After seeing his old teacher Morrie Schwartz (played by Howard Elfman) on television’s 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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Feb. 28-March 7

The Pearl Fishers
Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org

Map To Theater

A beautiful priestess with a mysterious past is pursued by a fisherman who happens to be the best of friends with his rival in love. Honor, jealousy, and communal duty jeopardize the lovers’ burgeoning bond with the threat of death at dawn, but they are freed from their fate by the revelation of a long-buried secret. This simple but exotic love story is decorated with beautiful melodies, vivid nocturnes, rhythmic dances, and lusty choruses. By Georges Bizet who wrote Carmen.

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March 5-29

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

Map To Theater

Trust by Paul Weitz follows the success story of Harry, an unassuming yet savvy guy who has become an overnight internet millionaire with all the lavish trimmings. But beneath Harry’s affable and affluent surface lies dissatisfaction. All that begins to change, however, when an impulse sends him to an S&M club, bringing together two lost souls while setting off a chain of events that leaves Harry questioning.

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March 6

Cirquesco
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

Map To Theater

Presented by the City of Aventura

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March 6-7

Annie Get Your Gun
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Township Center for Performing Arts
2452 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek
(954) 970-0606
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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This Irving Berlin musical comedy tells of Annie Oakley, the best shot around, who supports her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show.

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March 6-8

Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922
DelrayArts.org

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The musical thriller, based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, comes off a national tour and Broadway run last year. The show boasts music by Frank Wildhorn coupled with period costumes and sets.

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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 9

Our Time
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Wold Performing Arts Center
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/

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Three women in their 50s decide they have to make changes in their lives to become “unstuck.” So they spend a weekend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where each has an experience that teaches her how to make the transformation. Book and lyrics by local playwright Dan Clancy (Timekeepers) and music by Lynn Portas. Directed by Wayne Rudisill.

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March 10-15

Anything Goes
Kravis on Broadway
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.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. It includes some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”

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March 10-April 5

Les Miserables
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
jupitertheatre.org
(561) 575-2223

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The classic musical based on Victor Hugo’s noivel about a man who steals a loaf of bread and nevers hears the end of it. Years later, as revolution simmers, escaped convict Jean Valjean spends decades on the run from relentless policeman Javert. Survival of the human spirit prevails in this epic tale of compassion and destruction.

 

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March 11-15

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

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Jake Ehrenreich’s one-man memoir of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s and dealing with Jewish-American culture. Presented by Door To Door Generations, LLC

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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, has run 10 years in Broadway and enchanted tens of thousands of girls with its story of empowerment and friendship.

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March 12

The Daughter of the Regiment – Lunch & Learn
Palm Beach Opera
Royal Poinciana Chapel
60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/current-season/

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Join us for a unique blend of education, opera, and in-depth panel discussion at the newly-enhanced Lunch & Learn. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch with a glass of wine, then a lively panel of experts will put the opera in context, followed by a musical interlude featuring Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artists.

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March 12, 14

The Pearl Fishers
Florida Grand Opera
Broward Center for the Performing Arts / Au-Rene Theater
201 SW 25th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org

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A beautiful priestess with a mysterious past is pursued by a fisherman who happens to be the best of friends with his rival in love. Honor, jealousy, and communal duty jeopardize the lovers’ burgeoning bond with the threat of death at dawn, but they are freed from their fate by the revelation of a long-buried secret. This simple but exotic love story is decorated with beautiful melodies, vivid nocturnes, rhythmic dances, and lusty choruses. By Georges Bizet who wrote Carmen.

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March 12-28

Orson’s Shadow
Fringe Theater Key West
The Studios of Key West,
533 Eaton (at Simonton), Key West
(786) 529-2281
keywestfringe.org/

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A fact-based backstage comedy about the thin skins and rampaging egos when Lawrence Olivier and Kenneth Tynan court Orson Welles to direct at the National Theater in London. By Austin Pendleton; directed by Dennis Zacek.

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March 12-April 4
Always . . . Patsy Cline
The Vanguard, in association with Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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By Ted Swindley

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March 13-22

Songs for a New World
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

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Professional-student production of Jason Robert Brown’s modern song cycle.

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March 14

Jekyll & Hyde
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
smdcac.org/

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The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse.

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March 17-April 11

Monty Python’s Spamalot
The Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street in Mallory Square, Key West
(305) 294-5015
WaterfrontPlayhouse.org

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A stage version of the irreverent and very funny film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail , Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award for Best Musical, this splashy musical was nominated for 14 Tony Awards. A ridiculously loose re-telling of the legend of King Arthur complete with knights, lepers and the Lady of the Lake with her Laker Girls. March 17-18 are specially-priced previews.

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March 18-April 12

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

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When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high stakes dinner.   As the date unfolds in real time, the couple finds that they are not alone.  In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into their best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.  Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

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March 18-April 18

Let’s Get Lost
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
(305) 296-9911
outretheatrecompany.com

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Compiled by and starring Joy Hawkins, Denis Hyland, and Marjorie Paul Shook.

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March 19-22

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Barry University
Department of Fine Arts
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Center for the Performing Arts
11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
(305) 899-3420
barry.edu/fine-arts/theatre/facilities/

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A cute musical with an adult spin by William Finn about a group of misfit children competing for self-confidence in the titular contest. Free and open to the public

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March 20-22

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 243-7922
DelrayArts.org

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Based on the movie musical, this high energy show is all boisterous fun and romance brimming with dancing. Set in the 1850s Oregon wilderness, a young bride’s plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law, to ensure the success of her own marriage, backfires when the brothers kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.

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March 20-22

The Daughter of the Regiment
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/current-season/

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Raised by a regiment of super-sweet soldiers, Marie’s life is full of love, war, and fun galore. But when true love comes from the wrong side of the war, Marie is torn. As Marie navigates love and decides who to marry, there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Who will fight for her heart? Gaetano Donizetti’s music captures the joie de vivre that Marie brings to the 21st regiment with joyful tunes and bouncing rhythms. The delight of a burly army chorus singing their affection for their daughter is a sight you won’t soon forget! Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage!

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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 minutes the essence of the man, his music, and the fabulous era of show business he came up in.

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March 21

The Daughter of the Regiment – Children’s Performance
Palm Beach Opera
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7888
pbopera.org/current-season/

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Experience Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment with full orchestra, lavish scenery, chorus, and Palm Beach Opera’s talented Young Artists in an abridged 90 minute version, featuring musical highlights of the opera as well as narration to complete the story. Set changes take place with an open curtain, giving children an exclusive glimpse into how the magic happens on the opera stage! Palm Beach Opera invites all ticket purchasers to join us before the performance in the lobby beginning at 11:30 am to visit our “education stations” featuring fun activities for children of all ages. Then, stay after the performance to meet the singers and get their autographs!

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March 22-April 14

Outside Mullingar
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
(305) 296-9911
outretheatrecompany.com

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A heart-tugging valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love.

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March 27-April 26

Buried Child
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
Palmbeachdramworks.org

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Sam Shepard’s seriously bizarre tale about a seriously bizarre dysfunctional family. In the heartland of America, a young man returns home with warm memories after an absence of six years to find he is unrecognized by his decaying family in this tragicomic, unsettling, Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Stars Cliff Burgess, Paul Tei, Gregg Weiner, Angie Radosh and Rob Donohoe.

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March 27-April 5

Noises Off
Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center
102050 Overseas Hwy., Key Largo
(305) 259-0418
ginpro.org

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One of the funniest farces of the 20th Century, Noises Off is a delirious romp of slamming doors, bickering actors, pretty girls in their underwear, mayhem and errant sardines shwoing what can go wrong with a play both on stage and literally behind the scenes.

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March 28-April 26

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

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The interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza in Amsterdam in 1656.  When the city of Amsterdam accuses the young philosopher Spinoza of atheism, the elders must summon him to the synagogue to defend himself. Presented in association with The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science & The Appignani Foundation. Winner of Dramatist Guild’s Hull-Warriner Award.

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March 29

Annie Get Your Gun
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Sunrise Civic Center Theater
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
(954) 747-4646
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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This Irving Berlin musical comedy tells of Annie Oakley, the best shot around, who supports her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show.

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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 for its  circus-themed approach. With a beloved score by  Stephen Schwartz (Wicked and Godspell), 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 Date TBA

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800) 564-9539
fau.edu/theatre/

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This comedy by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) explores ethnic bias and identity in this story of a German-Jewish family in Atlanta as they look forward to the cotillion ball held in the town’s restrictive country club the same weekend as the film Gone With The Wind gets its world premiere in town.

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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. If you have to ask….

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April 3-26

Women Playing Hamlet
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(305) 443-5909
new-theatre.org

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A entry in the National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere series. A new work by William Missouri Downs, and utilizing an all female cast, this follows a flawed actress who wrangles with being cast as the archetype role of Hamlet.

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

Redwood Curtain
Andrews Living Arts Theater
23 NW 5th St. Fort Lauderdale
www.primalforcesproductions.com
(866)811-4111

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A teenager searches for her real father amongst the Viet Nam veterans living in the Redwood Forest. Lanford Wilson’s drama centers on a young woman, Geri, who, while visiting her aunt in northern California, meets a homeless veteran, Lyman, who lives behind the curtain of the Redwood Forest. As Geri uncovers similarities between Lyman and the birth father for whom she’s been searching, she decides that he’s the key to her heritage.Stars Ethan Henry, Jacqueline Laggy and Amarie Lee.

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April 8-May 3

The Magnificents
Carnival Studio Theater
House Theater of Chicago & Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 949-6722
arshtcenter.org

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Regional Premiere. This original story by Dennis Watkins features an extraordinary family that brings magical entertainment to adoring audiences. As their glory and popularity begin to fade, the aging star of the show takes a young boy under his wing and teaches him all his tricks – and much more. Watkins was the star of Death and Harry Houdini also from the House Theater which specializes in stylistically adventurous shows.

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April 7-12

Memphis the Musical
Kravis on Broadway
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

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From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a Broadway musical inspired by actual events. Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member David Bryan.

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April 8-9

You Can’t Take It with You
Arts Radio Theater
Arts Garage
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. This is a recreation of a live radio broadcast complete with sound effects based on the famous play and film versions.

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April 8-12

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

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One of William Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful tragedies about the effects of selecting evil as a way to fulfill the ambition of power.

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April 9-26

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

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Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it’s based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

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April 9-26

Cabaret
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

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Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood and featuring an iconic score by Kander & Ebb, Cabaret tells the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930’s Berlin where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an American writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub. Community theater.

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April 9-26

Brothers of the Dust
The M Ensemble Company
The Lyric Theater Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave., Miami
(305) 893-3551
themensemble.com/

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A reprise of last season’s production of Darren Canady’s play about estranged brothers who gather to discuss the future of the family farm in the rural South.

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April 14

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

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This stage version of the Whoopi Goldberg movie features original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. It 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.

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April 16-May 3
Vita and Virginia
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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By Eileen Atkins.

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April 16-May 16

The Little Dog Laughed
Island City Stage
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 519-2533
Islandcitystage.com

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This Broadway comedy by Douglas Carter Beane follows the adventures of a movie star whose resourceful and rapacious agent keeps pushing him back in the closet, even while he’s falling for a cute rent boy with a girlfriend. (Wait, the rent boy has a girlfriend?)

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April 17-18

New Playwright’s Festival
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu/

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Two programs: A and B

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April 17-26

Play
Bob Carter’s Actors Workshop and Repertory Theatre Co.
1009 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach
(561) 833-7529
actorsrep.org

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A play, TBA, directed by Bob Carter.

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April 17-26

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

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A children’s version of the movie musical. Directed by Maria Banda-Rodaz

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April 17-May 3

The Addams Family
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 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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April 18

America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder
Makeover Star Gone Wild!
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Main Stage
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300
smdcac.org/

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Satirical company The Kinsey Sicks’ latest brings the group’s firsthand knowledge of the reality show experience to bear but, of course, all in effortless four-part harmony! This show boasts some of the group’s best music – wicked parodies and objectionable originals – plus new songs about the ethics of stardom.

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April 20

Mira
Jan McArt’s New Play Readings
Wold Performing Arts Center
3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 237-9000
events.lynn.edu/

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This new play in progress by local director and writer Michael Leeds is the story of a mirror that comes to life because she yearns to be seen. Directed by John Manzelli

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April 24-26

Conch Republic (The Musical)
Fringe Theater Key West
The San Carlos Institute,
516 Duval Street, Key West
(786) 529-2281
keywestfringe.org/

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The musical recounts the battle between the Feds and the Conchs over a roadblock that threatened Key West’s tourist business. By Monnie King and Gayla Morgan; directed by Rebecca Tomlinson; music director Gayla Morgan.

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April 24-26

Short Ribs 4
Broward College Visual & Performing Arts
Fine Arts Theater
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884
broward.edu

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Second Stage Production. Directed by Deborah Kondelik

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April 24-May 17

God of Carnage
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
Mainstreetplayers.com

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This comedy by Yamina Reza was the Tony Award Winner for Best Play in 2009. It deals with two pairs of parents meeting to have a civilized discussion about the schoolyard fight that left one of their sons badly hurt. What starts out as a cordial evening ends up with the adults themselves acting like children.

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April 25

Curious George
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Performing at the Amaturo Theater
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222
browardcenter.org

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Family Fun Series presented by Whole Foods Market and sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida

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April 26

Cinderella
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

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Presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts 2014-15 Family Fun Series

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April 28-May 3

Pippin
Kravis on Broadway
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469
kravis.org

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Returning after 40 years, Pippin has won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival for its  circus-themed approach. With a beloved score by  Stephen Schwartz (Wicked and Godspell), 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 29-May 3

Venus in Fur
Red Barn Theater
319 Duval Street (rear), Key West
(305) 296-9911
outretheatrecompany.com

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A study of the politics of sex: An actress comes late to an audition for a less-than-impressed director, but she soon turns the session into a tango for dominance.

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April 29-May 16

Me and Jezebel
The Waterfront Playhouse
310 Wall Street in historic Mallory Square, Key West 33041
(305) 294-5015
WaterfrontPlayhouse.org

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One day in 1985, Elizabeth Fuller’s normal Westport, Connecticut life with her husband and their 4-year-old son was turned upside down when, during a New York hotel strike, screen legend Bette Davis came to stay in the guest room for “a night or two.”  Ms. Davis stayed for over a month. Starring Christopher Peterson as Bette Davis. April 29 is a specially-priced preview.

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April 30-May 3

Rent
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 N.E. 188 Street, Aventura
(954) 462-0222
aventuracenter.org

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Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent is set in the East Village of New York City. Jonathan Larson’s musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Presented by the City of Aventura and the Slow Burn Theatre Company.

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May 1-10

Kimberly Akimbo
Lake Worth Playhouse
Black Box Series at Stonzek Studio Theater
713 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410
lakeworthplayhouse.org

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Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, this is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love. Community theater.

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May 1-17

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Outré Theatre Company
Performing at Abdo River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 300-2149
outretheatrecompany.com

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Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s blistering rock musical that skewers current-day American arrogance by comparing it to the manifest destiny policy of Jackson’s era.  Industry performance May 11.

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May 2-3

Dial M for Murder
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Herb Skolnick Center
800 S.W. 36th Ave., Pompano Beach
(954) 786-4590 or (954) 784-0768
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. Who will get caught? The stage play that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film.

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May 4

Curious George
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Kids Korner Series
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
www.jupitertheatre.org
(561) 575-2223

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Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George (star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show) in this new musical! All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away.

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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. It includes some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”

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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 8-17

Dial M for Murder
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Willow Theater (Sugar Sand Park)
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. Who will get caught? The stage play that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film.

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May 8-19

Little Mermaid Jr.
Area Stage
1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables
areastagecompany.com
(305) 666-2078

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Directed by Giancarlo Rodaz

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May 9-16

The Consul
Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Ziff Ballet Opera House
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
(800) 741-1010
fgo.org

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A devoted wife collides with the bureaucracy of a police state while trying to obtain an exit visa for her family. The suspenseful opera will surprise you with several magical touches and a melodic score in which love, hope, and redemption all play their part. Florida Grand Opera premiere. By Gian Carlo Menotti, composer of Amahl and the Night Visitors.

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May 13-June 7

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

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This comedy by Karen Zacarias is about books and the people who love them.  When the members of a devoted book club become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker, their intimate discussions of life and literature take on a new meaning with the camera rolling; add in the unexpected arrival of a provocative new member, and the sudden inclusion of some questionable titles.

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May 13-June 14

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
Palmbeachdramworks.org

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Just four months before her death, the great Billie Holiday takes the stage at a watering hole in Philadelphia, where she relates the story of her hard-knock life and triumphantly shares more than a dozen songs. May 13-14 are specially-priced previews. This play with music by Lanie Robertson has been produced several times in South Florida, but always to audience acclaim. The version currently playing in New York City won Audra McDonald her sixth Tony award.  Directed by J. Barry Lewis;

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May 14-18

The Skin of Our Teeth
New World School of the Arts
Louise O. Gerrits Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 237-3541
nwsa.mdc.edu/

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama! This surrealistic fantasy comedy by Thornton Wilder depicts an “Everyman Family” as it narrowly escapes one end of the world disaster after another. Follow George and his family as they barely manage to survive “by the skin of their teeth”!

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 May 14-31

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

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For seven years, Emma and Jerry engage in a passionate love affair, deceiving their spouses, each other, and at times, even themselves. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter explores the complexities of love, guilt, and duplicity.

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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 from 1950, 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
Arts Garage
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. This is a recreation of a live radio broadcast complete with sound effects based on the famous play and film versions.

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May 28-June 28

Daniel’s Husband
Island City Stage
Empire Stage
1140 N. Flagler, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 519-2533
Islandcitystage.com

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This world premiere play by Michael McKeever is about a contemporary gay couple who are challenged with the consequences of not getting officially married. Even in an enlightened society, when fundamental rights are denied, the results can be devastating to all involved. With humor, pathos and great insight, Daniel’s Husband explores the consequences of accepting the limitations defined by society.

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May 30-June 28

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

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In 1962 most men went to the Catskills to escape the summer heat, but others went to an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women.  This script by Harvey Feirstein was a 2014 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play; 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee for Outstanding New Broadway Play; 2014 Drama League Awards Nominee for Outstanding Production Of A Broadway Or Off-Broadway Play.

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May 31

Dial M for Murder
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Sunrise Civic Center Theater
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise
(954) 747-4646
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. Who will get caught? The stage play that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film.

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June-July Date TBA

Clybourne Park
New Theatre
Performing at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(305) 443-5909
new-theatre.org

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Portrays fictional events set before and after Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun and is loosely based on historical events based in the city of Chicago. This play, by Bruce Norris, about race, gentrification, real estate, and the volatile values of each has won the Olivier Award, the Evening Standard Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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June 5-21

The Submission
Alliance Theatre Lab
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 259-0418
thealliancetheatrelab.com

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This play centers on Danny, who has has written a complex new drama about an African American family trying to get out of the projects, and it has just been selected for the nation’s preeminent play festival. Problem is: Danny, a young white playwright, submitted the work under a pen name in the hope of increasing its chances for production. So he hires Emilie, a black actress, to stand in for him as author. What starts as a terrible idea becomes more and more terrible as Danny drags Emilie, his boyfriend, and his best friend down a long and dirty path of truth, lies, revelation, and betrayal. This comic drama, by Jeff Talbott, has won the Outer Critics Circle Award, the John Gassner Award and the 2011 Laurents/Hatcher Award for best new play

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June 5-28

Little Shop of Horrors
Slow Burn Theatre Company
Performing at West Boca Performing Arts Theatre
12811 West Glades Rd., Boca Raton
(954) 323-7884
slowburntheatre.com

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The cult spoof of 1950s science-fiction movies is turned unto a funny stage musical about a meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

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June 11-28
The Book of Liz
The Vanguard, in association with Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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By Amy & David Sedaris.

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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 multi Tony Award-winning 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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June 18-28

It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues
The M Ensemble Company
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211th Street, Miami
(305) 893-3551
themensemble.com/

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The Broadway hit musical revue.

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June 27

Dial M for Murder
Curtain Call Playhouse
Performing at Township Center for Performing Arts
2452 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek
(954) 970-0606
curtaincallplayhouse.com

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Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. Who will get caught? The stage play that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film..

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July 15-Aug. 9

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

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In an economy hotel room, an embezzling mayor is about to meet his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape.  But there’s some confusion as to who’s occupying which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man and why the accountant keeps taking her clothes off.

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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 by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown 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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July 24-August 9

Reefer Madness the Musical
Main Street Players
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737
Mainstreetplayers.com

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This is the musical satire of the 1936 cult classic Reefer Madness, the movie. It satirizes the “marihuana” scare of the 1930′s and makes fun of how the evil weed changes a person from good to evil.

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July 30-Aug. 9

Cindy Cypress Catches a Dream
Broward College Visual & Performing Arts
Fine Arts Theater
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie
(954) 201-6884
broward.edu

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Children’s Theater. By David Caudle, Becca Ayers, and Bryan Crook

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July 31-Aug. 16
Garbo’s Cuban Lover
The Vanguard, in association with Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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By Odalys Nanin. East Coast Premiere.

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Aug. 1-30

I’ll Eat You Last (A Chat with Sue Mengers)
GableStage
At the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
gablestage.org

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Sue Mengers was the first female Hollywood “superagent” at a time when women talent agents of any kind were almost unheard of. She came from near poverty, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, and worked her way up through pluck, charm, and a legendary wit.  Now, you’re invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you. By John Logan, author of Red, a three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright.

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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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Sept. 24-Oct. 11
A Map of Virtue
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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By Erin Courtney.

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Sept. 25-Oct. 18

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

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South Florida Premiere. This play, by Glenn Hutchinson, is a full-length drama about Laura, a college student, who brings home her boyfriend, Rick, at Thanksgiving. Rick has lived in the States since he was a young child, but he is undocumented. The play is about what happens when he meets Laura’s family, including her father who just has been elected to the State legislature. Narrated by Laura’s adopted brother, Nathan, whose biological parents were bi-racial,

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Oct. 3-Nov. 1

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

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From Conor McPherson, author of The Weir, Shining City and The Seafarer, comes this compelling new drama—his newest play is by turns funny and frightening, but always deeply human. 2014 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award – Best Play.

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Nov. 12-Dec. 6
The Importance of Being Earnest
Thinking Cap Theater
Performing at The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(813) 220-1546
thinkingcaptheatre.com/

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By Oscar Wilde – A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.

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