For anyone who still thinks that theater disappears in South Florida during the summer, take a moment to absorb the schedule for the rest of the month – eleven openings plus six shows still running and this isn’t all of it. For more information on each show including ticketing, check out our Calendar page by clicking here.
Opening this month:
—-Aug. 4-21: The World Goes ‘Round from MNM Productions at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach // A revue of the music by Kander & Ebb (Chicago and Cabaret among many others). This is by the company that just produced Hair and Side by Side by Sondheim.
—-Aug. 4 – 20: Love! Valour! Compassion! at Andrews Living Arts in Fort Lauderdale /// Terrence McNally’s funny and touching look at eight gay men who come together over the three summer holiday weekends at the height of the AIDS crisis.
—-Aug. 4-2: Shorts Gone Wild 4 from City Theatre & Island City Stage in Wilton Manors /// The annual collection of slightly risque playlets with an LGBT and Progressive bent, this time with the revealing mantra, “It’s Gonna be YUUUUUUUGE!”
—-Aug. 4-Sept. 4: Best of Micro from Microtheater Miami at Cultural Center of Spain in Miami /// A collection of short plays performed in Spanish and English.
—-Aug. 4-14: Tio Vania from Arca Images at Miami-
Dade County Auditorium // A Spanish translation with English subtitles of Anton Chekov’s Uncle Vanya, directed by Pulitzer Prize playwright Nilo Cruz.
—-Aug. 5: Plan 9 from Outer Space by Arts Radio Network/WLRN Theatre performing at Crest Theatre in Delray Beach /// A one-time live performance at 7:30 p.m. recreating what it was like to be in a radio studio as Ed Wood’s cult classic is performed on stage.
—-Aug. 5-21: A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Evening Star & Sol Children Theater in Boca Raton /// One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays about mismatched lovers, human and divine.
—-Aug. 12 – 21: Juliet Among the Changelings from Lost Girls Theatre performing at the Main Street Playhouse in Miami Lakes. /// The inaugural full production from this company that has been mounting staged readings for a few years with a script by co-founder Andie Arthur.
—-Aug. 12-14: Neil Young’s On The Beach from Mad Cat Theatre at MTC in Miami Shores /// Another in Mad Cat’s special cross between a rock concert and theater.
—- Aug. 13: Rhinoceros by the Youth Artists Choir at Maltz Jupiter Theater /// A student production of Ionesco’s classic surrealistic satire about conformity.
—-Aug. 19-Sept. 4: It Had to Be You from KWP Productions at Bhetty Waldron Theater in West Palm Beach // A crazy comedy.
—-Stalking The Bogeyman at GableStage in Coral Gables through Aug. 28. To read our review, click here.
—-Buyer & Cellar at Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables through Aug. 7. To read our review, click here.
—-Broadway Bound at Broward Stage Door in Margate through Aug. 14. To read our review, click here.
—-The Soul of Motor City at Broward Stage Door in Margate extended through Aug. 28 (but the wonderful Alexandria Lugo only last one more week). To read our review, click here.
—-Gilligan’s Fire Island at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale through Aug. 14.
—- Songs for a New World at Main Street Players in Miami Lakes through Aug. 7.—The Little Mermaid from Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts through Aug. 7