South Florida Theater Calendar 2021-2022

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.

July 23-Aug. 8

We Will Rock You
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more, “We Will Rock You” follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock ‘n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world.

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July 23-24

In The Heights
Loxon Productions
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
Arshtcenter.org

A locally-produced production of the hit musical.

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July 23-Aug. 29

Wolf & Badger

Main Street Players
6766 Main St, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

Two brothers from an economically deprived town turn their frustrations on one another: one brother is ready to leave, the other resents his escape. Into this combustible mix comes a drug-addicted friend who tells a not-entirely-believable story about how to make some quick cash.

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Aug. 19-29

Twelfth Night

Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival
Commons Park Amphitheater in Royal Palm Beach
11600 Poinciana Blvd, Royal Palm Beach

A romantic comedy. Bring beach chair, blanket, picnic basket or enjoy food trucks! Free admission with a suggested donation of $5 per person.

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Sept. 24-Oct. 31

Shakespeare is a White Supremicist

Main Street Players
6766 Main St, Miami Lakes
(305) 558-3737

A play exploring the experiences of people of color as they undergo rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This script represents one piece and one iteration of a comprehensive, theatrical process.

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Oct. 7-Nov. 14

Mamma Mia!
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Previews Oct. 7-8.

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Oct. 8-24

Peter and the Starcatcher
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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Oct. 15 opening

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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Oct. 22- Nov.7

Cabaret
Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts
At the Susan B. Katz Theater of the Performing Arts
at the River of Grass ArtsPark
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines
http://pptopa.com/
954-437-4884
877-477-8672

The classic musical is being mounted by PPTOPA, formerly a community theater that is now a professional theater company.

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Oct. 31-Nov. 14

Murder on the Orient Express

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

Just after midnight, an avalanche stops the Orient Express in its tracks. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. With a luxury train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery and a gripping whodunnit, adapted from Agatha Christie’s critically acclaimed mystery novel.

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Nov. 12-28

The Importance of Being Earnest
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth
(561) 586-6410

Oscar Wilde’s enduring satire is a romp through Victorian society, filled with one-liners and double entendres that still pack a mighty comic punch today. Enjoy the mirth as Jack and Algernon avoid the petty obligations of late-Victorian society whilst pursuing the hands of Gwendolen and Cecily.

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Nov. 12-Dec. 12

The Price

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

One son abandoned his dreams to support his father. The other didn’t. Thirty years later, they reunite to sell their late father’s belongings and are forced to examine their decisions – and the price they had to pay.

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Nov. 26-Dec. 19

TBA
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

Coming soon. Preview Nov. 26.

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Dec. 10 opening

The People Downstairs

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

For two years and one month, Anne Frank and seven others hid in four small rooms concealed behind a bookcase in the building where her father worked. Her diary revealed their ordeal to the world. But what of the people who hid them, got them food, and kept them informed? This play explores the complex challenges faced by these brave individuals on their journey of rebellious morality during the horrors of the Holocaust. World Premiere.

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Dec. 17-31

Joe Papp at the Ballroom

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

Joseph Papp, the American theatre icon gave only one public concert in his career. In it, he recounted his Brooklyn Yiddish upbringing, his political struggles and his reconceiving of the creative process. Avi Hoffman recreates the 1978 event. A World Premiere.

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Dec. 28-Jan. 2, 2022

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

You Can’t Stop the Beat! This is the Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired a blockbuster film and live television event. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

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Jan. 6-Feb. 13

Gypsy
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

This tale is of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success… while secretly yearning for her own. Previews Jan. 6-7.

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Jan. 11-30

Jersey Boys

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

Chronicling the struggles and triumphs of making it big, this Broadway sensation is part of the Maltz Without Walls series.

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Jan. 11-Feb. 6

Big Hit Broadway Musical

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

This much-anticipated musical features a touching story, emotional scenes, and a score spanning two decades of hits! Chronicling the struggles and triumphs of making it big, this is a Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning musical!

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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. 14-30

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.

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Jan. 14-Feb. 13

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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Jan 22-25

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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Feb. 3-5

A Streetcar Named Desire

Florida Grand Opera
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
(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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Feb. 4 opening

Trying

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

In 1967, feisty Sarah Schorr, a 25-year-old from rural Canada, goes to work as secretary for 81-year-old Francis Biddle, the patrician former US Attorney General. The brilliant Biddle is now frail, sometimes befuddled, always irascible, and facing his own mortality. Inspired by the playwright’s experiences as Biddle’s secretary, the piece is a tender yet unsentimental portrait of two disparate people navigating their vast differences to form a bond of mutual admiration, consideration, and respect.

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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. 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-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. 19-March 9

Sweet Charity

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

This follows the story of dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine: a hopeless romantic with dreams of finding the right guy, but she just can’t seem to make a match. It will be performed on the Theater’s new stage.

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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. 25-March 27

Me Before You

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

A new musical that explores how the politics of a nation can impact the politics of a marriage. A World Premiere.

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March 3-April 3

Damn Yankees
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

Based on Douglas Wallop’s novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, the musical comedy is jammed packed with classic songs.

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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 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 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 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 opening

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 21-May 15

Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The Wick Theatre
7901 N Federal Highway, Boca Raton
(561) 995-2333

Take a trip back to 1960 and a Catskills resort with a trove of hit songs by Neil Sedaka.  Breaking Up is Hard to Do features Didi Conn and Barry Pearl, stars of the original production of Grease. Previews April 21-22.

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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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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 27 opening

TBA

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

World Premiere

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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 3-July 3

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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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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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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