South Florida Theater Calendar 2022-2023

Live theater on stage in South Florida is back.

We 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.

 

Nov. 10-Dec. 11

Steel Magnolias
Gulfshore Playhouse
Performance Center
755 8th Avenue, South Naples
info@gulfshoreplayhouse.org
239-261-7529

Witness the play that inspired the Oscar-winning film and captured the hearts of millions.

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Nov. 16-Jan. 1, 2023

Million Dollar Quartet Christmas
Actors’ Playhouse
Mainstage
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

The boys are back to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley come together again to celebrate the holidays! Top read our review: https://tinyurl.com/mdk8nadk

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Nov. 19- Dec. 11

Dorothy’s Dictionary
Theatre Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
www.fauevents.com
(561) 297-6124

Zan doesn’t want to read to Dorothy, and she’s not too sure she wants him to. But his community service assignment is not optional. And book by book, the two of them begin to form an unexpected friendship … just when they need it most.
After the 2018 Playwright’s Forum, E.M. Lewis returns to The Lab for a full production anf world premiere. This story demonstrates the power of friendship and great literature to expand our horizons and belief in what is possible for our lives. Read our review: https://tinyurl.com/yc4u3fjh

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Nov. 22-Dec. 11

Hamilton
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0700

If you have to ask……

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Nov. 25 -Dec. 24

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
boxoffice@theWick.org
(561) 995-2333

This retelling of the timeless romantic fairy tale has music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein, updated libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane, and some twists you won’t see coming! The score includes “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” More than just a glittering ball gown and glass slippers, this contemporary adaptation was nominated for nine Tony Awards. Starring Mallory Newbrough.

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Nov. 27-Dec. 18

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

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

With the right casting in the lead role of Pseudolous (previously Zero Mostel and Nathan Lane and a dozen other comedians), Funny Thing is an almost guaranteed hoot. With a book by comedy experts Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H) and Burt Shevelove, this marked the first time Stephen Sondheim wrote both the music and lyrics.

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December 1-18

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
New City Players
Performing at Island City Stage,
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 376-6114
www.newcityplayers.org/season

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

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Dec. 2-18

What the Constitution Means to Me
City Theatre performing at
Carnival Studio Theater, Arsht Center
(305) 949-6722or arshtcenter.org.

Southeastern Premiere of Heidi Schreck’s buoyant and provocative examination by one woman of her civil rights and wrongs. Inspired by real events, a young Heidi wins constitutional debate contests around the country to earn college tuition. However, as an adult she discovers how debate topics become personal when life and its consequences get messy. Surprising, poignant, and achingly human, the play traces the profound relationship between four generations of women, the founding document that shaped their lives, and how it continues to influence future generations. A New York Times critic’s pick, a Tony Award nominee, and Pulitzer Prize finalist when it premiered in 2019. Directed by Margaret M. Ledford, starring Elizabeth Price. After each Friday night performance, audiences are invited to join a free post-show conversation featuring special guests speaking on topics related to the show. December 1 preview.

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Dec. 2-18

Villainous Company
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
561-272-1281

Claire returns from shopping and finds she’s left one of her purchases (an expensive clock) at the store. Moments later, Tracy (a clerk from the store) arrives at the door with the clock. What at first seems to be a kind gesture becomes an increasingly menacing interrogation.

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December  4

Red Speedo
Plays of Wilton
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
RonnieLarsen.com
(954) 928-9800

About a young athlete hoping to compete in the Olympics but gets caught up in a drug scandal. Directed by Stuart Meltzer, starring Gabriell Salgado.

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Dec. 2-18

Villainous Company
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
561-272-1281

A Thriller

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Dec. 2-18

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
MNM Theater Company
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948   

While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.

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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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Dec. 9, 11

Family Tree: A Christmas Comedy

Arts Garage
94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 450-6357

Pull up a chair and join “The Pacola Family” for this modern take on what it’s really like when family is together and home for the holidays.

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Dec. 9-18

Aesop’s Fable-ous Christmas Tree
Main Street Players
6812 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

When Aesop’s fables are given a holiday spin, you get a mash-up of The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Tortoise and the Hare, where the six birds of Christmas compete in a comical race—with the turtle dove winning, of course; a tiny snow mouse teaches the abominable snowman that little friends may prove great friends; and more. A dozen vignettes illuminate important life lessons by reinventing the classic fables, blending humor, rhythmic elements, rapping, puppetry, poetry, song and storytelling to create a show for Christmas.

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Dec. 9 -24

Twelve Angry Men
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042 Ext. 2

This later stage play by Reginald Rose was based on his TV script and then on his classic film screenplay.

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Dec. 12

Red Velvet
Thinking Cap Theatre
Presenting at MAD Arts
481 South Federal Highway, Dania Beach

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It’s like being at a crossroads – a point of absolute, unequivocal change. It makes the blood rush. Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre? Lolita Chakrabarti’s play creates imagined experiences based on the little-known, but true, story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who, in the nineteenth century, built an incredible reputation on the stages of London and Europe. Staged reading.

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Dec. 14-23

Disney’s Aladdin
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

A stage version of the animated film

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Dec. 16, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023

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

One of the most explosive movie musicals of all time goes live with all hits from the movie plus new songs for the stage musical.

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Dec. 22, 24

Tap Dancing Through Auschwitz
(Presented in collaboration with BARCLAY Performing Arts)
Arts Garage
94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 450-6357

This follows five high school seniors as they visit the infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, on a trip known as The March of the Living. While in the midst of their own life transitions, their entire world is flipped upside down as they bear witness to the horrors of their ancestors’ past.

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2023

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Jan. 3-8

Disney’s Aladdin

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

Based on the animated film beloved by two generations of children, the music is a carpet ride written by Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics by Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida).

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Jan. 3-8

Hadestown
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

Welcome to where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this is a love story for today… and always. Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

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Jan. 3-22

Man of La Mancha
Riverside Theater
On the Stark Main Stage
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

A powerful, funny, and heartbreaking musical celebrating the perseverance of one man who refuses to relinquish his ideals, and who is determined to see life “not as it is, but as it ought to be.”

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Jan. 5-23

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

A grief-stricken mother alone in her kitchen and a young man serving a life sentence – both are victims of the criminal justice system. But what is their connection.

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Jan. 5-29

Mud Row by Dominique Morisseau
Gulfshore Playhouse
Performance Center
755 8th Avenue, South Naples
info@gulfshoreplayhouse.org
239-261-7529

Regine must decide the fate of a house she never wanted, the same house where Toshi’s been squatting for three months. Elsie is willing to do anything to move up in the world, while her sister Frances is willing to risk her life to change it.

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Jan. 6-29

We Will Not Be Silent
Gable Stage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
(305) 445-1119

Risking everything to stand up for social justice, German college student Sophie Scholl courageously led a major act of civil disobedience against Hitler and his fascist regime. Scholl’s moral strength is tested while being interrogated for her crimes, leading her to question whether to save her own life or continue her righteous crusade. Based on true events. Preview Jan. 6

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Jan. 10-29

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

This was supposed to be the first show in the new space, but construction crew and supply issues cancelled it as well. The score by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields is terrific, with such iconic numbers as “If My Friends Could See Me Now” and “Hey, Big Spender,” amped with memorable dance numbers. The book by Neil Simon about a “dance hall” girl seeking true love has always been a bit of letdown, usually saved by the heroine Charity Hope Valentine previously made famous by Gwen Verdon, Shirley MacLaine in the movie, Debbie Allen and Christina Applegate.

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Jan. 12-29

The Full Monty
Broadway at LPAC
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash.

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Jan. 12- Feb. 12
Anything Goes
Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
boxoffice@theWick.org
(561) 995-2333

A toe-tapping evergreen classic with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, this voyage of the S.S. American between New York and England is filled with a madcap group of passengers, witty repartee, exceptional singing and brilliant dancing. Including familiar classics from the Great American Songbook “Anything Goes,” “You’re the Top” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”

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Jan. 13-15

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0700

This is an optional offering with a separate additional ticket purchase.

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Jan. 12-Feb. 5

Anna in the Tropics
Miami New Drama
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

A poetic story of love, longing and betrayal set in Florida at a Cuban-American cigar factory in 1929. The first Latino-penned play to win the Pulitzer. Previews until Opening Night Jan. 14.

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Jan. 17-29

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0700

An uplifting comeback story, the musical outlines the journey of the riveting performer who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. The show features most of her classic songs and some you may not remember.

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Jan. 19-Feb. 19

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

Alice is poised to email her parents saying that she is a lesbian when her partner Fiona comes out as a trans man. The play progresses from this dramatic point.

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Jan. 20-21

Tea For Three: Lady Bird, Pat, & Betty
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
561-272-1281

This is a behind-the-scenes look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.

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Jan. 20 – Feb. 5, 2023

Guys and Dolls
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue
561-586-6410
https://lakeworth-playhouse.ticketleap.com/

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually, everyone ends up right where they belong. Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score makes Guys and Dolls a crowd-pleaser.

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Jan. 20-Feb. 5

To Life 3 – Stories & Music Celebrating the Contributions of Jewish Composers to the Great Hollywood Musicals
Hy Juter-Shari Upbin production
Pigs Do Fly Productions
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948

A third entry in the revue of music.

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Jan. 27-Feb. 12

Ain’t Misbehavin’
Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts (PPTOPA)
Susan B. Katz Theatre at the River of Grass Arts Park
17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines
https://www.pptopa.com/

The Fats Waller musical revue directed and choreographed by Jerel Brown.

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Jan. 27-Feb. 12

Something’s Afoot
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
561-272-1281

A musical that spoofs detective stories, mainly the works of Agatha Christie, and especially her 1939 detective novel And Then There Were None. The musical involves a group of people who are invited to the lake estate of Lord Dudley Rancour. When the wealthy lord is found dead, it is a race against the clock to find out who is the murderer.

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Jan. 28-Feb. 12

Last Night in Inwood
Theatre Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
www.fauevents.com
(561) 297-6124

A major disaster in Manhattan has everyone on the island looking for high ground. For Danny’s family and friends, that higher ground happens to be her one-bedroom apartment in Inwood. As the world outside goes to pieces, Danny tries to keep the peace among the assorted characters gathered in her space. They might make it through this crisis, if they can manage to survive each other. The playwright of “The Glass Piano” returns to The Lab with a comedy about the end of the world, one of the hits of 2021 “New Plays for the New Year” virtual reading series. Previews Jan. 26-27.

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January 28, 29, and 31, 2023 at the Arsht Center, Miami
February 9 and 11, 2023, at Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

DOUBLE BILL
Gianni Schicchi by Puccini
Buoso’s Ghost by Michael Ching
(305) 949-6722
fgo.org

Puccini’s one-act with Ching’s contemporary sequel. Gianni Schicchi introduces us to the Donatis, Italy’s most toxic family since the Borgias.  Gianni Schicchi features one of Puccini’s best-loved and most famous arias, “O mio babbino caro,” heard in everything from beauty pageants to Grand Theft Auto commercials. Former FGO music staff and composer Ching wrote a sequel that picks up at the moment Gianni Schicchi ends. Buoso’s Ghost reveals how the Donati patriarch died and offers Schicchi another opportunity to revenge himself on the unfortunate Donati clan. The witty score is filled with subtle, tongue-in-cheek quotes from operas and musicals ranging from Mozart to Sondheim.

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Jan. 31-Feb. 19

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. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece.

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Feb. 1-26

Escape to Margaritaville
Actors’ Playhouse
Mainstage
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

This is a musical comedy that features both original songs and the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics and is all about the choices we make – and the people we become – once we’ve had a change in latitude.

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Feb. 2

Stomp
Coral Springs Performing Arts Center
2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs
(954) 344-5990

The performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-founder/director Luke Cresswell. Synchronized stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra, eight Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue: wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion.  Stomp uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots, hub caps – to fill the stage.

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Feb. 3 -19

The Science of Leaving Omaha
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042 Ext. 2

A world premiere from Carter W. Lewis: When Baker breaks into the funeral home where Iris works, these two strangers spend the evening trying to understand the dismantling of their working-class lives before their pasts and the police catch up with them.

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Feb. 3-26

Tribes
Main Street Players
6812 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

Billy was born deaf into a hearing family. He was raised inside its fiercely idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon. He has adapted brilliantly to his family’s unconventional ways, but they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood.

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Feb. 4-19

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

Based on the hit 1992 film, Honeymoon in Vegas is a hilarious new musical that centers on an unusual love triangle, featuring a new score by Tony-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown. And the last 90 seconds of the overture in a brass nirvana.

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Feb. 7-12

Tootsie
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

A musical comedy based on the film with score by David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

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Feb. 9-26

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

Fifty years into their marriage, Bill and Nancy want a divorce. While they seem unfazed by the decision, the family must grapple with their new reality in hilarious fashion.

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Feb. 9 – March 12

Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot
Gulfshore Playhouse
Performance Center
755 8th Avenue, South Naples
info@gulfshoreplayhouse.org
239-261-7529

Return for a brief and shining moment to experience the beloved classic musical as you’ve never seen it before.

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Feb. 10

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman
Arts Garage
94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach
(561) 450-6357

On a barren stage with only a trunk of costumes, Leslie McCurdy thrills her audience with her passionate portrayal of The Spirit of Harriet Tubman. For a breath-taking hour, she embodies Tubman’s immortal spirit from early childhood to her elder years.

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Feb. 12-26

Good People

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

David Lindsay-Abaire wrote a 2011 character study play about a working class heroine and a former boyfriend from their Boston neighborhood who have turned out differently with different results in late middle-age after coping with their modest pasts.

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Feb. 14-19

Chicago
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0700

A little-known little-seen musical by Kander and Ebb about a couple of upstanding virtuous young women unjustly jailed and awaiting trial for crimes they might or might not have committed.

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Feb. 15-19

All Things Equal – The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
561-272-1281

“RBG” welcomes a friend of the family to her cozy chambers to reveal an RBG who is not only “notorious” but victorious as she takes a stand for ordinary people facing the many challenges of a changing world.

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Feb. 15-March 5

Wicked

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

This untold “true” story of the Witches of Oz looks at what happened in the Land of Oz but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin — smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships — until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.”

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Feb. 16- March 5

42nd Street
Broadway at LPAC
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star?

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Feb. 17-26

Polaroid Stories
FAU Department of Theater and Dance
Marleen Forkas Studio 1 Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

A blend of classical mythology and real-life stories told by street kids, where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters’ lives are continually threatened, devalued and effaced. Inspired in part by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Their language mixes poetry and profanity.

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Feb. 21-March 12

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?

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Feb. 24-March 19

A Doll’s House, Part 2

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

As a door slams in 1879 Norway, a young wife and mother leaves behind her family, freeing herself from the shackles of traditional societal constraints. Now, 15 years later, that same door opens to reveal Nora, a changed woman with an incredibly awkward favor to ask the people who she abandoned. Preview Feb. 24

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March  7-12

Pretty Woman: The Musical
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

Based on the beloved romantic film

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March 2-April 2

I want to f*#%king tear you apart
Island City Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 928-9800

Samantha and Leo are a team – best friends, roommates, allies against the world – until a new friend enters and upends their co-dependent world.

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March 2- April 2

Damn Yankees
Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
boxoffice@theWick.org
(561) 995-2333

ith music and lyrics by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler and a book by Abbott and Douglass Wallop, this multiple Tony Award-winning play tells the story of a middle-aged man who sells his soul to the devil to become a baseball player to help his beloved Washington Senators beat the Yankees in the World Series. A modern retelling of the Faust legend set in the 1950s, the score includes “Whatever Lola Wants,” “(You Gotta Have) Heart” and “Two Lost Souls.”

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March 3-19

The Cemetery Pub
Pigs Do Fly Productions
Performing at
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Dr, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 678-1496

Dixie O’Brien, the beautiful young owner of a struggling New Jersey bar, frantically recruits the help of her exceptionally dysfunctional relatives to save the family business…and her life. 

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March 3 – 12

Dial M for Murder
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue
561-586-6410
https://lakeworth-playhouse.ticketleap.com/

When American writer Mark Halliday visits the very married Margot Wendice in London, he unknowingly sets off a chain of blackmail and murder. After sensing Margot’s affections for Halliday, her husband, Tony Wendice fears divorce and disinheritance, and plots her death. Knowing a former school chum is involved in illegal activities, Tony blackmails him into conspiring to kill Margot spinning a web of suspicion and deception that will tighten around them and ensnare them both in danger, recrimination, and murder.

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March 9-April 2

Defacing Michael Jackson
Miami New Drama
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

With this fourth world-premiere from Aurin Squire, we are taken back to the 80’s in a coming of age story, a time when pop-culture icons were otherworldly heroes and a group of kids in Miami’s Opa-Locka are trying to figure out life in the midst of social and racial unrest. Previews until Opening Night March 11.

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March 10-12

New Play Festival
Theatre Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
www.fauevents.com
(561) 297-6124

The annual reading of several works still being developed. Some have gone on to full productions at Theatre Lab.

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March 14-April 2

Oliver!

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

The beloved 1960 musical based on Dickens novel had a book, music and lyrics by the late Lionel Bart who could not read or write down music (like Mel Brooks, by the way), but who created one of the most popular musicals to emigrate from London to Broadway up to that point.

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March 16-April 2

The Odd Couple
(Female Version)
Boca Stage
The Sol Theatre
3333 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 447-8829

Neil Simon’s hilarious update of his classic play as Florence and Olive learn that their husbands were a piece of cake compared to each other.

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March 17-April 2, 2023

Plaza Suite
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
561-272-1281

Neil Simon’s three-act comedy about different folks in the same hotel room.

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March 18, 19, and 21, 2023, Arsht Center
April 13 and 15, 2023, Broward Center
Tosca
(305) 949-6722
fgo.org

Simultaneously a political thriller and timeless romance, Puccini’s tale of courage, patriotism, and selfless love in the face of tyranny, set to one of the most beloved scores in all of opera.

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March 21-April 9

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

This play explores the escalating power struggle between a haughty professor and the failing student whose charges of sexual harassment threaten his career.

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March 23 – April 16, 2023

Barefoot in the Park
Gulfshore Playhouse
Performance Center
755 8th Avenue, South Naples
info@gulfshoreplayhouse.org
239-261-7529

One of the longest-running plays in Broadway history turned into an iconic film starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford,  Barefoot in the Park is classic Neil Simon..

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March 24-April 2

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
FAU Department of Theater and Dance
Studio II Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good.

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March 25 – April 9

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

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time – well, if you have to ask…..

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March 28-April 2

My Fair Lady

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

This 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.” But who is really being transformed?

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March 28-April 9, 2023

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0700

Not the version you’ve seen on high school drama stages for a half-century, famed film and television screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has re-adapted the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork.

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March 29-April 9

Wicked
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

If you don’t know what this one is about…….

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March 29-April 16

Bright Star
Actors’ Playhouse
Mainstage
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, this tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s.

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March 30-April  16

Always, Patsy Cline
Broadway at LPAC
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill
(954) 777-2055

Hardy musical about a woman who corresponded with and became friends with the legendary country singer, featuring many of her famed hits.

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March 31-April 16

August: Osage County
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042 Ext. 2

Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning epic drama about a large dysfunctional family wrestling with a host of demons.

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Spring 2023

Pippin
Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts (PPTOPA)
Susan B. Katz Theatre at the River of Grass Arts Park
17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines
https://www.pptopa.com/

The Stephen Schwartz musical made famous by Bob Fosse’s choreography.

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April 8-23

Refuge
Theatre Lab
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
www.fauevents.com
(561) 297-6124

Original music, artistic puppetry, and magical realism allow this bilingual tale to tackle the immigration crisis through a, unique lens. Chronicling the harrowing journey of one young Honduran girl as she crosses the U.S. border into the inhospitable, barren land of Texas, “Refuge” is an exploration of empathy and of America, who we are and who we say we are. First seen in the 2020 New Play Festival, this play with music finally returns to The Lab as part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere program. Previews April 26-27.

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April 11-30

42nd Street
Riverside Theater
On the Stark Main Stage
3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach
(772) 231-6990

This story has a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer, who comes to the big city to audition for a new Broadway musical. Unfortunately, she arrives too late.

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April 13-30

Cry Old Kingdom
New City Players
Performing at Island City Stage,
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 376-6114

Haiti, 1964. Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s repressive regime has forced once-successful artist Edwin into hiding, turning him into a walking ghost. When Edwin finds a young man building a boat to escape to America, and persuades him to pose for a painting, he finally feels alive again. But with cries for revolution resounding through the nation and the regime’s death squads on the prowl, no one’s life is safe. Sometimes trying to dream and survive forces impossible choices.

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April 14-16

Tuesdays with Morrie
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
561-272-1281

An old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lessons.

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April 14-23

Sweat
FAU Department of Theater and Dance
Marleen Forkas Studio 1 Theatre
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
(561) 297-6124

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines the collision of race, class, family, friendship at a pivotal moment in America.  A group of friends in Reading, Pennsylvania have spent their lives sharing secrets and laughs on the factory floor.

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April 14 – 30

Newsies
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue
561-586-6410
https://lakeworth-playhouse.ticketleap.com/

Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy, and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken

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April 14-30

Avenue Q
MNM Theater Company
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948   

This Tony Award-winning show is a clever and irreverent look at the world through the eyes of the residents of Avenue Q as they explore and address the issues associated with growing up in the ‘real’ world, rather than the one their parents – and Sesame Street – described to them.

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April 14-May 14

El Huracán

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

As Hurricane Andrew threatens Miami, a mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm, but Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A Florida Premiere, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Preview April 14

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April 21-May 14

Sweat
Main Street Players
6812 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

This tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. Layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their mutual trust. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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April 20-May 14

Million Dollar Quartet
Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
boxoffice@theWick.org
(561) 995-2333

This Tony Award-nominated musical is set on December 4, 1956, when fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. A poignant and funny tale, based on a real-life event, this early-rock concert in a play is full of great music and heart. Featuring almost two dozen songs, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom City Blues,” “Who Do You Love?” and “Great Balls of Fire.”

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April 26 – 30

Ain’t Too Proud –The Life And Times Of The Temptations
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

The electrifying Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It’s a story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America. Set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.

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April 27 – May 14

Morning After Grace by Carey Crim
Gulfshore Playhouse
Performance Center
755 8th Avenue, South Naples
info@gulfshoreplayhouse.org
239-261-7529

A comedy about three retirees who get a new lease on life.

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April 28-May 14, 2023

Noises Off
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach
561-272-1281

A hilarious three-act farce about the mounting of a play.

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April 29, 30 and May 2, 2023, Arsht Center
May 18 and 20, 2023, at the Broward Center

The Barber of Seville by Rossini
(305) 949-6722
fgo.org

most beloved rascal, the barber Figaro, helps young Count Almaviva woo and win the lovely Rosina as Rossini’s intricate and infectious melodies lead a merry chase through the madcap comedy

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May 2-7

Mean Girls
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0700

Capturing the vibe of the movie, this musical has the advantage of a script by the film’s Tina Fey. Cady grew up in Africa, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

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May 4-21

We Will Rock You
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place
www.lpacfl.com/

A jukebox musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought and fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown.

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May 4-28

Create Dangerously
Miami New Drama
The Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
(305) 674-1040

Based on the work of Haitian-American novelist, Edwidge Danticat. this is an exploratory journey through an immigrant artist’s mind; moving between memory and fiction, recollection and contemplation, joy and despair. This piece has been in development since winning the first ever Knight Foundation Knight New Works Challenge in 2017. Previews through Opening Night May 6.

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May 9-14

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations

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

Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, Ain’t Too Proud tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.

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May 9-28

Disenchanted
MNM Theater Company
Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(561) 832-7469

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in this ‘musical comedy for grownups’ that’s anything but Grimm. A South Florida premiere.

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May 17-June 4

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

This is a story of passion, genius, and family bonds combining elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling. This winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama will receive its first professional production in Miami in over 20 years.

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May 18-June 18

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

Tracy Jones has rented out the party room of the Jones Street Bar and Grill for a gathering of women named Tracy Jones. An hour-plus after the scheduled start time, she is pacing an empty room while sucking down Diet Coke as if her life depended on it. She is waiting for the other Tracy Joneses to arrive.

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May 26-June 4

Jesus Christ SuperstarEntr’acte Theatrix
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
(561) 347-3948

The story, told entirely through song, focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome.

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May 26-June 11

Topdog/Underdog
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
(561) 514-4042 Ext. 2

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer-acclaimed scorching drama about two African-American brothers alternately supporting and disparaging each other as they look back at their troubled past and look ahead to an uncertain future.

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May 30-June 18

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

Three women leading dull and thankless lives decide to cut loose from hubby, boss and daddy, and board a bus headed for Nashville to pursue their dream of becoming country singers.

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Summer 2023

The Wiz
Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts (PPTOPA)
Susan B. Katz Theatre at the River of Grass Arts Park
17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines
https://www.pptopa.com/

The tuneful African-American take on that Oz book.

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June 9-July 1

Native Gardens

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

In this comedy of good intentions and bad manners, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. Preview June 9

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June 9-10

One Funny Mother
Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th S

treet, Delray Beach
561-272-1281

Ever gone un-showered for days? Fought with your husband over who works harder…or had a kid pee on you? This show about Motherhood will make you realize you’re not crazy….motherhood is!

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June 10-25

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

This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit features major dance numbers.

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June 13-25

Beetlejuice
Broadway in Fort Lauderdale
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 764-0700

Don’t say it three times or Tim Burton’s devilish demon and two dead newbies will sing to you along with a pack of unusual colleagues serenading a strange teenager, Lydia.

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July 5-16

Little Montgomery
New City Players
Performing at Island City Stage,
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors
(954) 376-6114

Megan and Kimmy are 14 years old, best friends, and currently planning to commit grand larceny against country music star Rick Montgomery at his concert tonight. As they put their plan into play, songs will be sung, secrets will be revealed, and teenage girls will find out how difficult it is to exact revenge. This was originally performed at the beginning of the pandemic as a podcast series.

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July 19-Aug. 6

Defending the Cavewoman
Actors’ Playhouse
Mainstage
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
(305) 444-9293

This is a tongue-in-cheek, affectionate look at the quirks, foibles and idiosyncrasies of both men and women, from the modern Female perspective. A United States premiere of a wild one-woman comedy about two completely different creatures desperately trying to co-exist on one tiny plant…sharing one bathroom!

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July 21-Aug. 13

Exilios
Main Street Players
6812 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

Based on real events, My Uncle,  The Exile tells the story of Evaristro, a Cuban exile who has decided to return to his homeland after being banished for homosexuality during the Mariel boatlift in 1980. This play will be performed in Spanish.

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Aug. 3-Sept. 3

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

A new play about the divisions within the LGBTQ+ community and the growing ethnic, race, gender, gender and generational divide. A world premiere. (*Title subject to change.)

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Sept. 22-Oct. 15

Lysistrata
Main Street Players
6812 Main Street, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

This ancient comedy was first presented in 411 B.C. It follows the efforts of Lysistrata, an Athenian woman, to persuade other women to join together in a strike against the men of Greece, denying them sex until they’ve put down their arms and end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta.  Written by Aristophanes; adaptation by Vinecia Coleman.

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October
Exact dates to be determined.

Morning After Grace
Pigs Do Fly Productions
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Dr, Fort Lauderdale

Set in a nearby Florida retirement community, this unconventional new comedy tackles love, loss, and coming to terms with growing old. After hooking up at a funeral, Angus and Abigail find themselves waking up the next morning wrapped in sheets on Angus’ sofa. Abigail thinks she may finally be ready to take another chance on love, but Angus has a few issues to work through first. Enter neighbor Ollie. Nothing is as it seems with this trio.

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