Entrances & Exits This Week / Openings & Closings

Opening this week:

Oct. 18-Nov. 18

Driving Miss Daisy
Plaza Theatre
262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan
(former Florida Stage site)
(561) 588-1820

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of the long-standing relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her kindhearted chauffeur. Harriet Oser will play Daisy; John Archie will play Hoke; and Ken Clement will play Boolie.

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Oct. 15 – 24

Something’s Coming! :Harold Prince – The Man Who Transformed Broadway (Part One: 1954-1964)

Delray Beach Playhouse (Musical Memories Series)
950 NW 9th, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281 Ext. 4

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Oct. 17-28

J-CAT, Cultural Arts Theatre
Michael-Ann Russell JCC
18900 NE 25th Ave., North Miami Beach
(305) 932-4200, ext. 130 or 866-811-4111

Community theater production of the classic comedy about a gentleman whose best friend is an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit.

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Oct. 17-27

Boeing Boeing
University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts
Jerry Herman Ring Theatre
1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
(305) 284-3355

Written by Marc Camoletti and Beverley Cross, this Tony-Award-winning farce centers around Bernard, a passionate bachelor juggling his ongoing affairs with three beautiful flight attendants.  With his strictly organized timetables telling him which attendant is taking off, which is landing, and which is already airborne, his love life is perfectly balanced. That is, until one storm ruins his carefully orchestrated schedule, and each of his lovers return to his bachelor pad at the same time!   Boeing-Boeing is a fast-paced, door-slamming comedy.

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Oct. 18-28

Waiting for Godot
Barry University
Broad Auditorium
11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores
(305) 899-3420

College production of Samuel Beckett’s ground-breaking play of existentialism.

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Oct. 18  

Math Rocks!
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Children’s theater.

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Oct. 19-Nov. 11

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

Neil Simon comedy: The deputy mayor of New York City and his wife are celebrating their 10th anniversary with an elegant party. But when the guests arrive, the host has seemingly attempted suicide and the hostess is missing. Each arriving couple adds something new and twisted to the gossip and the cover-up. First week is previews.

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Oct. 19-28   

Little Shop of Horrors
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre
2542B E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 763-6882

Children’s theater.  Cult musical comedy about man-eating plant from outer space.

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Oct. 19-21     

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
Parker Playhouse
707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale
(954) 462-0222

Children’s theater.

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Oct. 20

Martha Speaks
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th St., Aventura
(305) 466-8002

Children’s theater. A bright but ordinary dog starts to speak after his young owner feeds him alphabet soup.

Closing this weekend

–I Am My Own Wife
Zoetic Stage
at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
(305) 741-3180

Doug Wright’s stunning play that provides a tour de force with Tom Wahl playing 30 roles in this mostly-true story of survival narrated by Charlotte von Mahlsdorf , a Berlin transvestite who outlasted the Nazis and then the Communists – but at a questionable ethical cost.

To read our review, click here.

–The King and I
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave.

The boy-meets-girl plot  of this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is woven into the histori­cal context of the British Imperialism in Asia. It is also the story of a clash between cultures and the dynamics between Great Britain and The Orient. The King of Siam invites an English governess to come to his country and teach the children of his many wives about the modern world. Yet he himself resists changing his traditional role as the benevolent patriarchal dictator until the bold young governess wins his heart and his respect.

Area Stage Company
560 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables,
(305) 666-2078

A Pulitzer Prize finalist and a long-running Off-Broadway hit, David Rimmer’s play chronicles the coming of age of two teenaged couples during the turbulent ‘60s. The language is frank, but unfailingly funny, as the four struggle with impending adulthood and their awakening sexuality. Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Beach Boys—ever present as a telling counterpoint to, and emotional anchor for, the lives of the young foursome. (Professional)

The Sunshine Boys
Miami Acting Company
at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
(Black box theater)
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay
(786) 573-5300

Neil Simon’s comedy about Al Lewis and Willie Clark who haven’t spoken to each other in the 11 years since their vaudeville act, Lewis & Clark, split up. After CBS offers them a chance to come out of retirement for a few days work and a big pay day, each of the estranged actors is faced with having to deal with years of pent up grudges against one another for something they each want desperately. Will the two come together or will their differences get the better of them?

Una Hora Sin Television
(An Hour Without Television )
Underdog Productions
6905 W. Broward Blvd., Suite #109, Plantation
(954) 292-4095

A comedy-drama by Jaime Salom. A wife asks her husband, as a gift for their wedding anniversary. One hour without having turned on the television and they will be able to talk of their relationship. Out of a Pandora’s box come all the resentments, hatreds and grievances experienced by the couple.

Once On This Island
Miami Children’s Theater
Robert Russell Theater at Alper JCC
11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall\\
(305) 274-3595

Musical fable about Carribbean isles.

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