Entrances & Exits in SoFlorida Openings & Closings Nov. 7-13

 

Betsy Graver and Matthew William Chizever in Venus in Fur at GableStage / Photo by George Schiavone

Openings

Nov. 9-Dec. 2

roomies
Alliance Theatre Lab
at Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 259-0418
thealliancetheatrelab.com

Mark Della Ventura’s world premiere about five 20-somethings, who all just graduated from a four-year acting conservatory, in a two-bedroom apartment.  One of those 20-somethings trying to write a play, documenting their lives in this apartment.

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Nov. 10-Dec. 9

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

A young actress is determined to land the lead in a new play based on a classic erotic novel about a 19th-century dominatrix. When she meets the writer-director, her audition becomes an electrifying game of cat-and-mouse, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.

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Nov. 9

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

Inspired by the hit movie Drumline and featuring musicians from highly distinguished marching band programs, Drumline Live parades out of the football stadium onto the stage with explosive percussion, blazing brass, heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences, riveting choreography and soul-infused interpretations of top 40 hits.

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Nov. 9-Dec. 2

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks

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

A touching musical dance comedy that explores how the life of Lily Harrison, a St.  Petersburg matron, is transformed forever when she hires Michael Minetti to give her private dance lessons, discovering a lifelong connection to each other. Remounting of production from late last spring at Stage Door’s Miami Beach house.

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Nov. 9–18

The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Nova Southeastern University
Division of Performing and Visual Arts Theatre
Black Box Theatre, Don Taft University Center
3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Comic farce that crams 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds.

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Nov.  9-18

Summer and Smoke
Florida Atlantic University
Department of Theatre and Dance
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Studio One Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800)  564-9539
theatre@fau.edu
http://www.fau.edu/theatre/

Tennessee Williams’ classic play

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Nov. 9-18

Bus Stop
Actors Community Theatre of Davie
Pine Island Multi-Purpose Center
3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie
(954) 327-3941
actofdavie1999@yahoo.com

Bus Stop takes place inside a street corner restaurant in a small Kansas town about thirty miles west of Kansas City.  Due to icy conditions, an interstate bus is forced to stop for the night.  One by one, the bus passengers are introduced, each with their own quirks and conflicts. William Inge’s comedy is filled with sentimental characters and a pleasant, slice-of-life storyline.

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Nov. 9-24

Flying Lessons And
Do You Speak Mexican?
Underdog Productions
6905 W. Broward Blvd., Suite #109, Plantation
(954) 292-4095
Two solo one acts featuring Chris Perez and Elena Maria Garcia, respectively.

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Nov. 9-18

Violet
Miami Children’s Theater
Robert Russell Theater at Alper JCC
11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall\\
(305) 274-3595
www.miamichildrenstheater.com:

Children’s theater.

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Nov. 9-17

Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Miami Children’s Theater
Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st St., Miami Beach
(305) 274-3595
www.miamichildrenstheater.com:

Children’s theater.  Disney musical.

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Nov. 9

The Broadway Tenors
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
3385 NE 188th St., Aventura
(305) 466-8002
www.aventuracenter.org

Concert with Brent Barrett, Matt Cavenaugh and Ron Bohmer.

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Nov. 9-18

Summer and Smoke
Florida Atlantic University
Department of Theatre and Dance
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Studio One Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(800)  564-9539
theatre@fau.edu
http://www.fau.edu/theatre/
Student production  of Tennessee Williams play.

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Nov. 9-18

The Wild Party
Roxy Theatre Group
1645 SW 107th Ave., Miami
(305) 226-0030
www.roxypac.com.

Student production of John Michael LaChuisa’s acerbic musical about Jazz Age hedonism.

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Nov. 11( preparation)
Nov. 12 (performance)

The 24-Hour Theatre Project
Naked Stage
Performing at GableStage
at the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables,
Tickets (866) 811-4111
www.nakedstage.org

The annual fundraiser for Naked Stage gathers volunteers from the entire theater community. Several local playwrights get assignments Sunday night to write short works. Then directors casts and rehearse the pieces. Finally, the cast performs the plays — all within 24 hours.

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Nov. 13-18

Catch Me If You Can
Kravis On Broadway
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471

Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams.

Closings

Ends Nov. 11

Talley’s Folly
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042
www.palmbeachdramaworks.org

Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about two lonely misfits in a small Missouri town trying to find love.  To see review, click here.

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Ends Nov. 11

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

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. To see review, click here.

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Ends  Nov. 11

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

Winner of the Tony Award for best play, this thrilling tour-de-force biodrama unveils the outrageous antics and humor of one of the greatest composers of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Set in 18th-century Vienna, Amadeus portrays the flamboyant genius, as seen through the eyes of his jealous rival, composer Antonio Salieri.  To read  review, click here.

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Ends Nov. 11

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

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Ends Nov. 11

Joseph Andrews
Playgroup llc.
Nov. 2-3 at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713  Lake Avenue
(561) 586-6169 or www.lakeworthplayhouse.org
Nov.10-11 at the Studio Theater in the Galleria Mall
2542B E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale
(954) 763-6701

Staged reading of a two act comedy based on Henry Fielding’s novel, adapted by Peter Hawkins. It’s an 18th Century farce about a handsome young footman who strives to remain chaste and faithful to his beloved betrothed, Fanny Goodwill, despite the nefarious attempts by the conniving Lady Booby and various and sundry housemaids and other females  to undo his resolve.  Director Joyce Sweeney leads a cast of Eric Salas, Jodi Turchin, Ellen Wacher and Todd Caster.

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Ends Nov. 2-10

Grease, student edition
Miami Children’s Theater
Youth Center Theater
405 University Dr., Coral Gables
(305) 274-3595
www.miamichildrenstheater.com:

Children’s theater.  Musical comedy.

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Nov. 2-11


Medea
Florida International University
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St., West Miami-Dade
(305) 348-0496
www.theatre.fiu.edu

Greek classic in student production.

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