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.

July 7 – August 21

Papa Cuatro
Miami New Drama
Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
miaminewdrama.org or https://www.colonymb.org
(305) 674-1040.

Rarely has immigrants’ connection to their past and future been so fully realized in a passionate embrace as in this premiere of Papá Cuatro at Miami New Drama. It is, by turns, alternately rousing, soulful, humorous, thrilling; but always a moving celebration of Venezuelan music refracted through the backstories of world-class exiled musicians.

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July 15-Aug. 7

Evita
Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
At the Susan B Katz Theatre
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33. This Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical includes hits like “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”

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July 22-Aug. 4

Black Sheep
Main Street Players
6812 Main Street, Miami Lakes
mainstreetplayers.com

A prominent family’s “black sheep” nephew, the son of an interracial marriage, comes to stay with them after being released from prison. But do they want him? And what does he want from them? In this dark comedy issues of race, sex and family values play out with wildly comic and disturbing results.

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July 22-31, Aug. 5-7


Respect
Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton,
https://miznerparkculturalcenter.com/events-tickets/box-office/

It’s a musical revue that takes women from the promise of “I Will Follow Him” to the defiance of “These Boots are Made for Walking” through the cynicism of “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” to the pride of “I Am Woman.”

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July 29-Aug. 14

Educating Asher
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive, Ft Lauderdale
954-678-1496
empirestage@gmail.com

A world premiere play written by local actor Eytan Deray and directed by Seth Trucks. Hiding in the kitchen at a reception for a funeral, Asher is not quite sure how to process his grief over the loss of his former middle school teacher, Elliott Weiss, who he hasn’t spoken to or seen in 5 years. His boyfriend Mark tries to encourage him to talk to Mr. Weiss’s widower, Nick, but to no avail. Soon enough, Asher is forced to confront his grief when Elliott’s ghost appears in the kitchen with him. It’s only now that Elliott is gone that Asher can finally say everything he ever wanted to the teacher that changed his life. “Educating Asher” is a meaningful story about loss, the friendships that shape us, and most importantly, love.

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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. 7-14

Soul Searching
The Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts
115 U.S. Highway One – North Palm Beach
in the Village Shoppes of North Palm Beach mall
Tickets call (561) 743-9955

This premiere comedy presents a version of the afterlife unlike anything you have imagined. The story is based on the gospel according to Howie… the fifth evangelist… the one you never hear about. In Howie’s version, God and Satan are business partners – frenemies – much as were Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Their business is the collection of souls.” Produced, written and directed by Managing Director Donna Carbone.

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August 9-28

Beauty and the Beast
Area Stage Company
Performing at the Carnival Studio Theater, Arsht Center, Miami
arshtcenter.org
(305) 949-6722

A reimagined immersive version of the Disney musical.

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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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Aug. 24-Sept. 11

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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Sept. 1 –25

Bent
Empire Stage & Artbuzz Theatrics
1140 N Flagler Drive, Ft Lauderdale
954-678-1496
empirestage@gmail.com

Martin Sherman’s powerful drama is the first play centered on the Nazi’s use of the Holocaust to wipe out gays. Sherman makes a case that gays were treated worse than Jews. “Bent” unfolds as a tribute to the power of the human spirit as it depicts the defiance of two brave souls. Warning: this play contains male nudity.

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Sept. 17- Oct. 9

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

Heckscher Theatre for Families Production. A Southeastern premiere directed by Matt Stabile and written by Allison Gregory, playwright of Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter. Wolfgang, the greatest actor in the world, is interrupted while performing his “one-man extravaganza” by a delivery person with a mysterious package. But the show must go on, and the two of them take on all the roles in this fast, funny and surprising adaptation. The wolf may have dinner plans, but this “Red” is courageous, clever and talented.

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Sept. 15-18

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

The annual festival brings together playwrights, actors, and directors to workshop never-before-produced plays.

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Sept. 23 – Oct. 16

Topdog / Underdog
Main Street Players
6812 Main Street, Miami Lakes
mainstreetplayers.com

This Pulitzer winner by Suzan Lori-Parks raises issues of racism in the United States and the construction of history and national identity.

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September 30 – October 16, 2022

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

The thrilling musical was the winner of five  2015 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book and a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

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Sept. 30-Oct. 9

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

This 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who want to score on the soccer field.  Over the course of a season’s triumphs and defeats, the team takes to the field in this comic and bracing portrait of young women coming of age in contemporary America.

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Oct. 7 –30

Misery, The Play
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive, Ft Lauderdale
954-678-1496
empirestage@gmail.com

William Goldman’s script based on his screenplay of the Stephen King novel
follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does. Directed by Michael Leeds, Starring Elizabeth Price & David R. Gordon.

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Oct. 11-23

Six
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280
https://fortlauderdale.broadway.com/

A dazzling musical from London by Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss  in which six actresses portray the wives of Henry VIII. The Tudor queens are portrayed as musical pop princesses fully aware of their power as women, each detailing their troubled lives with Henry resulting, to quote the opening song’s lyric “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.” Currently it is the hit on Broadway.

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Oct. 13-30

4000 Miles
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
palmbeachdramaworks.org
(561) 514-4042 Ext. 2

Amy Herzog’s comic drama: Across the generational divide, a physically fragile 91-year-old grandmother and her 21-year-old emotionally fragile grandson tentatively abd gradually learn to connect.

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Oct. 13 – 30

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

When Beatriz receives a late night call-for-help from her estranged teenage daughter Olivia, she spirits her away on an impromptu cross-country roadtrip.

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Oct. 14-30

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

This musical hilarity with this sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant, . The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

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Oct. 20-Nov. 20

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

Pageant features contestants desperately vying for a glittering tiara. With swimsuit, talent, and evening gown competitions – the show includes both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! Unlike some beauty pageants you’ve seen before, the female contestants are all played by men. And the audience gets to select the winner each night.

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Oct. 21-Nov. 6

Sweeney Todd
Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
At the Susan B Katz Theatre
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

https://www.pptopa.com/

One of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musicals, this one a funny, horrifying tale about a revenge-minded barber in the London of the Industrial Revolution. Directed by Amy London. Musical Direction by Eric Alsford.

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Oct. 21-30

Young Frankenstein
Entr’acte Theatrix
Performing ag the Willow Theatre
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

A musical based on the Mel Brooks musical performed by a company of young actors seeking experience before becoming professionals.

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Oct. 25-26

Six

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

A musical from London by Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss in which six actresses portray the wives of Henry VIII. The Tudor queens are portrayed as musical pop princesses fully aware of their power as women, each detailing their troubled lives with Henry resulting, to quote the opening song’s lyric “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.”

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Oct. 25-Nov. 13

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

Don Baker, a blind young man, moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother. Jill Tanner, the freethinking young woman next door, takes a liking to him and his meticulously kept apartment.

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Oct. 25-Nov. 13

Jersey Boys

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

This was the show that the company hoped would kick off the current season last fall, slated to be held at a baseball stadium while the renovations were still underway. But various problems including supply chain issues caused the show to be delayed a year, now to be mounted in the renovated home stage. The story behind the rise and XXX of Frank Valli and the Four Seasons has been hailed as one of the very few bio-musical that transcend using the catalog of hits as an excuse for a genuine piece of theater.

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Oct. 27-Nov. 20

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

This is a revisiting of the Elián Gonzalez saga of 40 years ago, pulling back the curtain on this Miami Cuban-American story of immigration, humanity and politics. Previews until Opening Night Nov. 5.

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Oct. 28-Nov. 20

Heisenberg

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

Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Preview Oct.28

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Nov. 3-20

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

Everyone who ever died is still here, just in a different part of here. Linda can communicate with them. And if you believe, she can make you hear them, too

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Nov. 4 – 20

The Savannah Sipping Society
Pigs Do Fly Productions
Performing at Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Dr, Fort Lauderdale

In this comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.

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Nov. 10 – Dec. 4

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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November 11 – 20

Beehive – the ‘60s musical
Lake Worth Playhouse
713 Lake Avenue
561-586-6410
https://lakeworth-playhouse.ticketleap.com/

A loving, rockin’ celebration of that era’s powerful female voices whose music stands the test of time – including Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner! With over two dozen timeless hits, including “It’s My Party,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” “Where the Boys Are,” and “You Don’t Own Me,” the show takes you on a song-filled journey told from the perspective of six women coming of age during this unforgettable time, taking us from their first Beehive Dance through a decade of change.

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Nov. 11-20

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

A fully-produced FAU development workshop of a new musical. Nine of Shakespeare’s young lovers find themselves magically transported to the same forest, where together they grapple with love, loss, identity and the constraints of gender roles.

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November 12, 13 and 15

El Matrimonio Secreto
Florida Grand Opera
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami
(305) 949-6722
fgo.org

The Made for Miami series, a special production of Dominic Cimarosa’s comedy, FGO’s version is set among the world of the hard-working Cuban diaspora in the Miami Beach of the 1980s and performed in a specially commissioned Spanish translation from the original Italian. The hilarious story takes place in the Hotel Paraiso, a fictional 1980s Cuban-owned business. It revolves around the machinations of the wealthy proprietor, who wishes to improve his social status by marrying his daughters to men of high station. The only problem is, the prettiest one is already secretly married to his secretary. Cimarosa’s score is a cross between the music of his contemporary, W.A. Mozart, and Gioacchino Rossini’s madcap melodies.

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November 15-20

9 To 5 THE MUSICAL
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
www.kravis.org
(561) 832-7469

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble in to musical comedy featuring a score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton. Based on the film, it tells the story of three co-workers pushed to the boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss.

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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!

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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. Previews Nov. 17-18

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Nov. 22-Dec. 11

Hamilton
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280
https://fortlauderdale.broadway.com/

If you have to ask……

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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

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 Theatre Company
Willow Theatre
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton
(561) 725-7025

The delightful musical comedy about misfit youngsters competing in a spelling bee with their sense of self-worth on the line.

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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 -24

Twelve Angry Men
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
palmbeachdramaworks.org
(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. 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 akll hits from the movie plus new songs for the stage musical.

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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, 2023

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
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place
www.lpacfl.com/

A raucous, pop-rock musical send-up of gender expectations and stereotypes…that takes it all off. A group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York come together to raise money by taking off their clothes in a one-night performance, emulating the touring Chippendales-style companies that have bewitched the town’s working women. Down on their luck and emasculated by the women in their lives, the men overcome body issues, sexist views, bigotry, and plain old fear to find strength and confidence in each other, ultimately taking it all off with pride.

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Jan. 13-15

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280
https://fortlauderdale.broadway.com/

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
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280
https://fortlauderdale.broadway.com/

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. Until she left recently, Adrienne Warren set the New York stage on fire in the role. The script is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by Phyllida Lloyd best known for helming Mamma Mia!

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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 – 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
Willow Theatre
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

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. 3 -19

The Science of Leaving Omaha
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
palmbeachdramaworks.org
(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. 3-19

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, 2023

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. 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
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280
https://fortlauderdale.broadway.com/

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.  (Choose between this or Mean Girls listed below for the sixth ticket in your regular season package.)

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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
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place
www.lpacfl.com/

The ultimate show-biz musical! 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. 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 3-13

The Cemetery Pub
Pigs Do Fly Productions
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Dr, Fort Lauderdale

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.  Written by Tom Dugan who wrote and performed Weisenthal

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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 24 – 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
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280
https://fortlauderdale.broadway.com/

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. A raging success in New York with Jeff Daniels in the Atticus Finch role, the play casts adults as the children and inserts other changes. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the tour will star another “country boy,” Richard Thomas, who has considerable stage experience.

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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
Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place
www.lpacfl.com/

Hardy musical about a woman who corresponded with an 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
palmbeachdramaworks.org
(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
www.newcityplayers.org/season

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 – 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 14-23

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-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 14-29

Avenue Q
MNM Theatre Company
Willow Theatre
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton
(561) 725-7025

The hilarious adult take on children’s shows like Sesame Street with songs like “It Sucks To Be Me” and “Everybody’s A Little Bit Racist.”

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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
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280
https://fortlauderdale.broadway.com/

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. (Choose between this or Chicago listed above for the sixth ticket in your regular season package.)

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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 9-28

Disenchanted
MNM Theatre Company
Rinker Playhouse at the Arsht Center, West Palm Beach
(561) 725-7025

Florida premiere.

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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 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 11

Topdog/Underdog
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
palmbeachdramaworks.org
(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 9-25

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 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 13-25

Beetlejuice
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-3280
https://fortlauderdale.broadway.com/
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. Season tickets for the 2022/2023 Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale six-show package are currently available and range from $279 – $945. To renew or purchase a new subscription visit BroadwayInFortLauderdale.com.

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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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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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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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