South Florida Theater Calendar 2022

Theater in South Florida is back. Coming back. Sort of. Productions are being announced, dates are being put on a calendar, well, written in the digital equivalent of pencil. Things could change, likely will change on a weekly basis. Some work will be live, some pre-recorded, some will occur on an actual stage, some on the screen of your tablet. But it will be local companies with performers you know from past seasons. There’s enough movement for audiences to begin making plans, so we are re-opening our calendar.

Note that many have postponed their traditional on stage season an entire year but fully intend to resume. Many are willing to refund paid subscriptions, but they hope that people will accept leaving the expense as either an investment in the company’s future or at least as a credit against next season’s tickets.

We will try to keep this calendar up to date, but it always will be a good idea to phone or email the company in advance. We advise that you read entries carefully for exactly when and where and how a production is available.

For live performances, know that each county has imposed a series of stringent health safety requirements and some venues have gone way beyond that.

2022

Jan. 5-9 (postponed to May 20-26.)

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers.

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Jan. 12-29

Matilda The Musical
The Waterfront Playhouse
Mallory Square
407 Wall Street, Key West
(305) 294-5015

The musical’s narrative centers on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life

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Jan. 13-30..

Gringolandia
 Zoetic Stage
performing at the Arsht Cetner , 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

Accompanied by his millennial children, a Cuban man returns to the country from which he escaped 50 years ago on a quest to recover a precious family heirloom. Through a series of misadventures with funny and fascinating locals, Carlos, Michi and Danny find themselves in a place frozen in time, but surprisingly familiar. A World Premiere.
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Jan. 13-Feb. 12

Alice the Musical
Actors’ Playhouse
Balcony Theater
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293 

A wild, thrilling ride into a world of imagination and wonder in Paul Boyd’s musical version of the classic Lewis Carroll books. Curious Alice, the heroine of our story, tumbles down a magic rabbit hole and into an enchanted world.

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Jan. 14-30

Almost, Maine

Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

Love – old and new, heart-stopping and weak-kneed, unexpected and unrequited, lost and found – is in the air in the fictional, remote town of Almost, Maine. This wildly popular play takes place on a Friday night in winter, and is made up of nine mostly joyful yet poignant vignettes connected by time and place, the beauty of the aurora borealis, a touch of magic, and a spirit of hope.

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Jan. 14-15???

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus – LIVE!
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281

A light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray.

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Jan. 14-30

9-5 The Musical
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot!

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Jan. 15

Menopause The Musical®
Coral Springs Performing Arts Center
2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs
(954) 344-5990

Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing similarities among one another, the cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more.

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Jan. 15

Sharing the Love
Fantasy Theatre Factory
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami
(305) 284-8872

A family show.

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Jan. 15-30

Higher
Gulfshore Playhouse
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
(239) 261-7529

This World Premiere production will finally be seen live on stage! Two worlds, lives, and times collide in one magical city filled with ghosts, saints, and whispers of the past: Prague.

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Jan. 17-23

Treasure Island

MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
FAU Student Union
777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton
(954) 850-0464

This is a swashbuckling, heart-stopping pirate adventure that also goes into what makes a person good, what makes them bad, and whether morality is gray. This show is designed for middle schools but is also approved for advanced elementary and 9-10th grade.

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Jan. 21-30..

Grease

MNM Theatre Company, Inc.
At Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

Long before the movie, this musical comedy about 1950s teenagers was a long-running hit on Broadway. At Rydell High School the ‘Burger Palace Boys’ are acting tough and stealing hubcaps, and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking ‘Pink Ladies’ are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. But at the heart of Grease is the romance between top Burger Boy hot-rodder Danny Zuko and sweet ‘new girl in town’ Sandy Dumbrowski.   Can Danny maintain his ‘cool dude’ status and still make Sandy his girl?!

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Jan. 21-Feb. 6

Rx
Boca Stage
The Sol Theatre
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

A blistering satire that takes on Big Pharma as the frustrated managing editor for “piggeries” at American Cattle and Swine magazine discovers a new wonder drug that will banish all thoughts of discontent . . . but at what cost? Preview Jan. 21.

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Jan 22-Feb. 5

A Streetcar Named Desire

Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010

Based on Tennessee Williams’ play, the opera follows the downward spiral of former southern belle Blanche Dubois, who after having experienced a series of personal losses, leaves behind her wealth and privilege and moves into a run-down apartment with her sister and brother-in-law. Simultaneous English and Spanish translations will be projected above the stage.

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Jan. 27-Feb. 27..

Armature

Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 928-9800.

Racism, homophobia, eroticism and self-hatred seethe through this script. A “burning” is the undercurrent of this searing story in which the Armature Bar is at the epicenter of stories that connect two sexy, troubled gay men and a Black family whose matriarch is running for political office. A World Premiere Production.

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Jan. 28-Feb. 13

RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women
Mainstage Production
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281

This is a musical revue high-lighting the history of women in America, from 1900 to the present, combining excerpts from over 60 songs with women’s personal stories about realizing dreams, loves won and lost and battering against glass ceilings.

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Feb. 2-4

Treasure Island
MNM Theatre Company
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest
(954) 850-0464

This is a swashbuckling, heart-stopping pirate adventure that also goes into what makes a person good, what makes them bad, and whether morality is gray. This show is designed for middle schools but is also approved for advanced elementary and 9-10th grade.

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Feb. 1-20

A Comedy of Tenors
Riverside Theater
On the Stark Main Stage
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

On the eve of the concert of the century, 1930’s Paris is all abuzz as four renown tenors are set to take the stage in a stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? Apparently a lot, when you have one hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, and three girlfriends

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Feb. 4-20

Once on This Island
Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280

Set in the French Antilles, this musical fable follows Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl on a mission to find her place in the world and reunite with a boy who has captured her heart. Guided by the mighty island gods, their pursuit of love changes the lives the islanders and their families forever.

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Feb. 4-20

Be More Chill
Area Stage Company
Performing at the Carnival Studio Theater
Arsht Center, Miami

The high-energy show poses the question: What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In Be More Chill, achieving that elusive “perfect life” is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology-but it comes at a cost that’s not as easy to swallow. The musical features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz.

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Feb. 5

Heroes in My House
Fantasy Theatre Factory
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami
(305) 284-8872

A Magical Journey Through Black History follows a young Black student who’s just been assigned to make a presentation about an important figure from Black History. The only problem? The history book has way too many choices! This is a Live Sensory Friendly Performance.

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Feb. 8-13

Cats
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

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Feb. 8-14

Romeo and Juliet

MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
FAU Student Union
777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton
(954) 850-0464

This new version leaves all the classic language while also adding modern music, anachronistic costuming, awesome stunt work, and an insane multimedia ending that needs to be seen to be believed. This show is designed for high school and will have all teenagers not only understanding classical language, but falling in love with it!

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Feb. 8-20

I Hate Hamlet

Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

In this offbeat comedy, the ghost of a legendary actor returns to his old apartment in New York to convince television star Andrew Rally to take an offer to play Hamlet. Andrew is torn when he receives an offer from a Hollywood friend for a lucrative part in a huge television show. This production will be performed at the state-of-the-art 800-seat theatre at The Benjamin School and is part of the Maltz Without Walls series.

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Feb. 9 -March 6

On Your Feet!
Actors’ Playhouse
Mainstage
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

This is a portrait of two legendary artists – Gloria and Emilio Estefan – that reveals fierce determination and visionary creativity matched with the exhilarating energy of the Miami Sound Machine.

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Feb. 10-27

The Dahomey Warriors
M Ensemble Company
Sandrell Rivers Theater At Audrey M. Edmonson Transit Village
6103 N.W. 7th Avenue, Miami

Layon Gray, writer and director of Cowboy and Kings of Harlem, presents a play about an all-female military regiment of the Fon people of the Kingdom of Dahomey (Present day Republic of Benin). They are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history. He previously wrote about them in a play Black Sparta.

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Feb. 10-March 13

The 39 Steps
Gulfshore Playhouse
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
(239) 261-7529

A Hitchcock masterpiece meets spy novel in this hilarious whodunit. Richard Hannay, trapped in a boring life, encounters a woman who claims to be a spy. Previews Feb. 10-11.

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Feb. 11-27

To Life 3:   Life Continues!
Jewish Hollywood… The Songs. The Stories.  The Music.
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948   

Highlighting the contributions of Jewish composers and stars, this time to Hollywood.

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Feb. 15-20

Dear Evan Hansen
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Dear Evan Hansen” is a musical about life and the way we live it.

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Feb. 18-27

Lady Windermere’s Fan
FAU Department of Theater and Dance
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

In 1920’s London, Lady Windermere suspects that her husband is having an affair with a mysterious woman.  After he denies her allegations, she decides to invite the woman in question to her 21st birthday party. Will she exact her revenge and find comfort in another man? What is the true identity of the mysterious Mrs. Erlynne  and why is Lord Windermere secretly giving her money?

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Feb. 18-March 6

The Duration

Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

Audrey Batten has left the building. And the city. And quite possibly, according to her daughter Emma, her senses. Can two strong women with very different coping strategies on the journey from grief to release meet each other somewhere in the middle – out in the middle of nowhere? A moving, absorbing play about family, loss, love . . . and cats. World premiere.

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Feb. 18-March 6

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a stately countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst!

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Feb. 18-March 6..

Sister Act
MNM Theatre Company, Inc.
At Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found – a convent!

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Feb. 22-25

Romeo and Juliet

MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar
(954) 850-0464

This new version leaves all the classic language while also adding modern music, anachronistic costuming, awesome stunt work, and an insane multimedia ending that needs to be seen to be believed. This show is designed for high school and will have all teenagers not only understanding classical language, but falling in love with it!

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Feb. 24-26

The Intersection of Lincoln and Parks

Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

Imagine what could have . . . what would have happened the night Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move her seat had the last living relative of Abraham Lincoln also been a passenger on the bus. An original play by Donna M. Carbone; directed by Avery Sommers.

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Feb 24-March 13

Luna Gale
Boca Stage
The Sol Theatre
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

A social worker sparks a family conflict that exposes a shadowy, secretive past – and forces her to make a risky decision with potentially disastrous consequences. Preview Feb. 24.

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February 25 – March 27..

The White Card

Gable Stage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

A revelatory distillation of racial divisions as experienced in the white spaces of the living room, the art gallery, the theater, and the imagination itself. A Florida Premiere.

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Spring 2022

Be More Chill
Area Stage Company
Suite 286
5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami
(305) 666-2078

Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip,” a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. Based on the hit YA novel by Ned Vizzini.

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March 1-4

Romeo and Juliet

MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest
(954) 850-0464

This new version leaves all the classic language while also adding modern music, anachronistic costuming, awesome stunt work, and an insane multimedia ending that needs to be seen to be believed. This show is designed for high school and will have all teenagers not only understanding classical language, but falling in love with it!

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March 4-20

2 Across
Pigs Do Fly Productions
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
(866) 811-4111

Two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 a.m. Alone together in the car, the only thing they have in common is the New York Times crossword puzzle. Soon the puzzles they unravel are more intriguing than any crossword puzzle could ever be. Preview Oct. 7.

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March 8-27

On Your Feet!
Riverside Theater
On the Stark Main Stage
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

From humble beginnings in Cuba and exile in Miami, Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s passion for music helped them overcome overwhelming odds and personal tragedies.

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March 9-13

Anastasia
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

This musical transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

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March 12-17

Rigoletto

Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(800) 741-1010

A timeless story of betrayal, dashed dreams, and mistaken identity, Rigoletto follows the conquests of the rakish Duke, who survives revenge, plots, and schemes, along the way. Simultaneous English and Spanish translations will be projected above the stage.

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March 17-April 10

A Little Night Music
Zoetic Stage with the Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

This Sondheim classic explores the tangled web of affairs centered around a glamorous actress and the men who love her. This musical masterpiece explores class, fidelity and the human condition with humor, warmth and elegance.
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March 17-April 17

Suddenly Last Summer

Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 928-9800.

On a hot, steamy afternoon Violet Venable and her niece, Catherine wage battle in a war that will cement the legacy of Violet’s son, Sebastian.

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March 18-April 3

Deathtrap
Mainstage Production
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281

A professional playwright experiencing paralyzing writer’s block receives a manuscript of a new play from one of his students.  The play is so astonishingly good the playwright quips to his wife that he would gladly kill to get his hands on such a script.

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March 22-25

Romeo and Juliet
MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar
(954) 850-0464

This new version leaves all the classic language while also adding modern music, anachronistic costuming, awesome stunt work, and an insane multimedia ending that needs to be seen to be believed. This show is designed for high school and will have all teenagers not only understanding classical language, but falling in love with it!

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March 22-27

Anastasia
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat.

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March 22-April 10

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Maltz Jupiter Theater
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter
(561) 575-2223

The arrival of American Soap Queen Christine Colgate in the French Riviera has attracted the attention of conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson. The two scoundrels agree to a competition: the first to swindle $50,000 gets the right to exclusively deceive and cheat in this Tony Award®-nominated comedic musical.

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March 22-April 10

Bakersfield Mist
Riverside Theater
Waxlax Stage
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Inspired by true events, this new comedy follows Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, who buys a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. This play contains adult language..

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March 24-April 10

Ben Butler
Boca Stage
The Sol Theatre
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

A Civil War comedy – with a twist.  Preview March 24.

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March 24-April 10

Overactive Letdown
Theater Lab
MainStage Season
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

Married and in love, Christine and Mark are eagerly expecting their first child. When the birth doesn’t go as planned, Christine’s anxious mind escapes to an imaginary world crafted from the movies she loves. Maternal instincts elude her and she pulls away, losing her grip on reality as the fantasies take over. Preview performances March 24-25. A World premiere.

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March 24-April 16

The Invisible Hand
Gulfshore Playhouse
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
(239) 261-7529

What price would you pay for freedom? American investment banker Nick Bright is held for ransom by a militant group in Pakistan, and nobody is coming to his aid. By Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. Previews March 24-25.
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March 25-April 10

Matilda

Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280

This masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

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March 25-April 10

The Wizard of Oz
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Follow the yellow brick road in this stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. Watch as young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz.

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March 29-April 1

Romeo and Juliet

MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest
(954) 850-0464

This new version leaves all the classic language while also adding modern music, anachronistic costuming, awesome stunt work, and an insane multimedia ending that needs to be seen to be believed. This show is designed for high school and will have all teenagers not only understanding classical language, but falling in love with it!

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March 31-April 2

Rigoletto

Florida Grand Opera
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 741-1010

A timeless story of betrayal, dashed dreams, and mistaken identity, Rigoletto follows the conquests of the rakish Duke, who survives revenge, plots, and schemes, along the way. Simultaneous English and Spanish translations will be projected above the stage.

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April 1 -17

Intimate Apparel

Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

In this heartfelt and heartbreaking work set at the turn of the 20th century, Esther is a 35-year-old African-American seamstress of exquisite intimate apparel who aches to love and be loved. An unlikely opportunity arises when she enters into a correspondence with a man she’s never met. The play is a lyrical exploration of loneliness and longing, sweet dreams and bitter truths, determination and resiliency.

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April 1-17..

Guys and Dolls
MNM Theatre Company, Inc.
At Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

The classic musical about Manhattan gamblers, a cabaret star and a Salvation Army evangelist mixing it up in Damon Runyon’s mythical world.

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April 5-19

Romeo and Juliet

MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
FAU Student Union
777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton
(954) 850-0464

This new version leaves all the classic language while also adding modern music, anachronistic costuming, awesome stunt work, and an insane multimedia ending that needs to be seen to be believed. This show is designed for high school and will have all teenagers not only understanding classical language, but falling in love with it!

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April 6-24

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Actors’ Playhouse
Mainstage
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293 

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot.

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April 12-15

Awaken! A Sleeping Beauty Musical
MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar
(954) 850-0464

An adaptation of the Sleeping Beauty story, designed for elementary school students.

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April 12-May 1

Billy Elliot
Riverside Theater
On the Stark Main Stage
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

Billy Elliot tells the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle to make his dreams come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he struggles to get out of the boxing ring and into ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that changes his life and the lives of those around him.

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April 15-24

Richard III
FAU Department of Theater and Dance
Studio One Theater
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

Insecure and desperate to prove himself a man, Richard, the hunchbacked, charismatic villain leaves a trail of blood and despair as he works his way to the throne. Driven by fatalism and anger, his tyranny is unmatched and he is content to bring his nation down with him if it will serve his purpose.

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April 15-May 1

TBA
Area Stage Company
Performing at the Carnival Studio Theater
Arsht Center, Miami

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April 19-24

Awaken! A Sleeping Beauty Musical
MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
FAU Student Union
777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton
(954) 850-0464

An adaptation of the Sleeping Beauty story, designed for elementary school students.

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April 19-24

My Fair Lady
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

This musical tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.”

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April 22-May 22..

Boca

Gable Stage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

This comedy follows a group of retirees who – between golf, bridge and Botox – can be found bickering, gossiping and living it up like they’re teenagers again. A Florida Premiere.

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April 23-28

Fellow Travelers

Florida Grand Opera
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
(800) 741-1010

Based on the best-selling novel by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers by Gregory Spears is both a story of the heart and a taut political thriller. It follows the lives of aspiring young journalist Timothy Laughlin and handsome State Department official Hawkins Fuller, who are swept into a passionate love affair, just as Senator McCarthy begins his hunt for “sexual subversives” in the government. Simultaneous English and Spanish translations will be projected above the stage.

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April 26-29

Awaken! A Sleeping Beauty Musical
MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest
(954) 850-0464

An adaptation of the Sleeping Beauty story, designed for elementary school students.

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April 28-May 22

The Sound Inside
Boca Stage
The Sol Theatre
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

Adam Rapp’s play about an isolated creative writing professor at Yale begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves begin to intertwine in unexpected ways, they test the limits of what one person can ask of another.

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April 28-May 15

Another Revolution
Gulfshore Playhouse
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
(239) 261-7529

The year is 1968 and times are a’changing. Two graduate students are forced to share a lab at Columbia University and find they are opposed in more ways than just their scientific disciplines. A World Premier by Jacqueline Bircher. Previews April 28-29.

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April 29-May 15

Same Time, Next Year
Mainstage Production
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 N.W. 9th Street, Delray Beach
(561) 272-1281

Representing two innocent by-standers of the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s, George (a New Jersey accountant) and Doris (an Oakland housewife) – two married people with six children between them – meet at an inn in Northern California in 1951 and begin an affair.  Since neither wants to jeopardize their marriages, they agree to meet only once a year – a contract they happily fulfill for the next 25 years.

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May 3-7

Awaken!
A Sleeping Beauty Musical
MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar
(954) 850-0464

An adaptation of the Sleeping Beauty story, designed for elementary school students.

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May 3-8

An Officer and a Gentleman
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger… until he meets a drill sergeant who’s determined to drill his arrogance out of him.

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May 5-22

Our Dear Dead Drug Lord
Zoetic Stage with the Arsht Center1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

In this fierce, pitch-black comedy, four teenage girls gather in a Miami tree house to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar. Are they messing with the actual spirit of the infamous cartel kingpin? Or just each other? A Florida Premiere. This production includes violence.
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May 10-13

Awaken!
A Sleeping Beauty Musical
MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest
(954) 850-0464

An adaptation of the Sleeping Beauty story, designed for elementary school students.

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May 10-29

Almost Heaven
Riverside Theater
On the Stark Main Stage
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

This show celebrates the life and times of John Denver.

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May 14-19

Agrippina

Florida Grand Opera
Scottish Rite Temple
471 NW 3rd Street, Miami
(800) 741-1010

This tells the story of one of opera’s fiercest leading ladies. Once she hears that her husband Claudius has died in a storm at sea, Agrippina plots to secure the throne to the Roman Empire for her son Nero. Simultaneous English and Spanish translations will be projected above the stage.

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May 17-22

Awaken!
A Sleeping Beauty Musical
MNM Theatre Company with
King of Cats Theatre Company for
Theatre for Young Audiences
FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
FAU Student Union
777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton
(954) 850-0464

An adaptation of the Sleeping Beauty story, designed for elementary school students.

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May 18-June 12

Hank Williams: Lost Highway
Actors’ Playhouse
Mainstage
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293 

The play follows Williams’ rise from his beginnings on the Louisiana Hayride to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his eventual self-destruction at only twenty-nine.

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May 20-22

Clue
Gulfshore Playhouse
755 8th Avenue South, Naples
(239) 261-7529

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit?

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May 20-29

The Belle of Amherst

Palm Beach Dramaworks
Dan & Ann Brown Theater
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042

The one-woman show about Emily Dickinson, staged last summer online starring Margery Lowe, is recreated live in the theater.

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Jan. 5-9 (postponed to May 20-26.)

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Kravis on Broadway
Kravis Center
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers.

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May 31-June 5

Jesus Christ Superstar
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

50th Anniversary National Tour. This production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.

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June 9-July 10

The Mystery Of Irma Vep

Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 928-9800.

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Eqyptian Princess all make an appearance in this hilarious send-up of gothic romance and horror films.

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June 10-26

Head Over Heels

Slow Burn Theatre Company
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280

This new musical comedy follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

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June 19

Juneteenth 2022
Fantasy Theatre Factory
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami
(305) 284-8872

Juneteenth is a 155-year-old holiday celebrating the emancipation of African-Americans from slavery in the U.S. It is celebrated on June 19 (the name is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth”) because on that date in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas and informed slaves that the Civil War had ended and slavery had been abolished.

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June 3-26

The Year of Magical Thinking
Gable Stage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

Joan Didion’s haunting account of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter, adapted into a stunning and powerful one-woman play.

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July 2

Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective
Fantasy Theatre Factory
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami
(305) 284-8872

Jack’s magic beans have vanished! Cinderella’s slipper has disappeared! Throughout Fairy Tale Forest pieces of fairy tales are missing. Unless they turn up soon, the stories will be lost forever! Time to call in Gordon Gumshoe, Fairy Tale Detective. This is a Live Sensory Friendly Performance.

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July 14-31

Rubenology, The Making of an American Legend 
Gable Stage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119
boxoffice@gablestage.org

In this special event, a co-production with Abre Camino Collective, legendary Cuban actor Ruben Rabasa is at the wheel, driving us through the wild ride of his life—all 83 years of it and counting.

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July 2–?

Summer Shorts
City Theater
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

America’s Short Play Festival returns in 2021 celebrating City Theatre’s 25th year of “shorts” with TWO different programs of ten-minute plays and musicals.
Program A: All New Anniversary Shorts
Program B: Best of the Fest Anniversary

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July 13-Aug. 7

Now and Then
Actors’ Playhouse
Mainstage
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293 

The play is an inspiring story of love and life. Sometimes what happens after the last call just might change your life.

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Aug. 4-Sept. 4

One in Two

Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 928-9800.

Three actors sit in an ethereal waiting room. At each performance the audience chooses which actor must portray the lead character in this uncompromising story of a Black man diagnosed with HIV.

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August 5-7

Beauty and the Beast
Area Stage Company Conservatory
Performing at the Carnival Studio Theater
Arsht Center, Miami

Classic musical produced by the children’s conservatory.

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Aug. 19-Sept. 18

Fade
Gable Stage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

It’s Lucia’s first TV writing job. As a Hispanic novelist, she may be the “diversity hire” she’s heard whispers about. Uncertain whether she can make a place for herself in Hollywood, she feels less alone when she meets Abel, the Latino janitor. A comedy about class, integrity, and culture.

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Dec. 6-11

Hadestown
Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722

Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony® Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this new show is a love story for today… and always.

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2023

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