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Peter and the Starcatcher

In keeping with their mandate to nurture and support the next generation of theatre artists, Entr’Acte Theatrix and The Peter Halmos Foundation will collaborate with a brand new company – Theatre of Collaborative Arts – to present the award-winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher.  The production will run from October 6 – 16 at the William G. Skaff Center in West Palm Beach.

The winner of numerous honors, including five …more…

Swing! Swing! Swing!

Swing! Swing! Swing! will have its world premiere at Stage Door on October 7th.  The show is scheduled to run through November 20th.  “Swing! Swing! Swing! pays tribute to these Jazz and Swing classics, told through various thematic groupings of songs and artists,” says director Kevin Black. “That Big Band sound, normally created by a 20 plus piece swing band, will be reimagined by utilizing live piano, bass and drums, …more…

Surfing The Rubicon

The Playgroup, LLC presents Surfing The Rubicon

Six performances at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL, 33486. November 11 through November 20, 2016. Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 2PM. Rated PG-13. Tickets: $25, groups of 4 or more are $15 each. Visit www.theplaygroupllc.com or call (561) 347-3948.

The Playgroup, LLC is proud …more…

Notorious

The 2016-17 Arts Radio Network Theater Season of live radio plays at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts begins with Notorious on Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Abdo New River Room. 

In this recreation of the suspenseful radio play, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy in order to help …more…

The Rothschilds

Stage Door Theatre’s September production of The Rothschilds is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the fascinating story of one family’s rise from the ghettos of late eighteenth century Germany to domination of the European financial community and the loftiest echelons of society.  The Rothschilds will open on September 2nd and run through October 16th in the theatre’s large auditorium.

The Rothschilds has been called ‘one of the boldest book musicals …more…

Duncan Theatre 2016/17 Season

The reputable Duncan Theatre has announced their 2016/17season with prominent artists MOMIX, tribute artists such as Stayin’ Alive to the extraordinary Drumline LIVE, the mesmerizing Pants Down Circus: Rock and the underwear performing Skivvies and many more! The intimate Duncan Theatre with the 700 seat and 122 seat Stage West Theatre performing arts venues will be exploding with dance, concerts, family shows, classical music as well as a spectacular cinema …more…

Why Not? With Richard Nixon

Just in time for the presidential election this November, Why Not? With Richard Nixon is an absurd political satire ready to bring the laughs. This world-premiere comedy follows a late night public access television show hosted by Richard Nixon out of his house on Key Biscayne. With the help of his best friend, Bebe Rebozo, and his daughter, Tricia Nixon, the trio put on a colorful variety show that spirals …more…

It Had To Be You

KWP Productions will start off their expanded season in their new location with a delightful comedy sure to please audiences of all ages.  It Had To Be You will open at the Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor’s Rep on August 19th and run through September 4th.

Written by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, It Had To Be You is an absurd, fast-paced comedy about Theda Blau, a zany, eccentric, ex-Hollywood B …more…

Juliet Among The Changelings

Lost Girls Theatre presents

Juliet Among the Changelings

A New Play by Andie Arthur
August 12 – 21, 2016

August 12 at 8 PM
August 13 at 2 and 8 PM
August 14 at 8 PM
August 18 at 8 PM
August 19 at 8 PM
August 20 at 8 PM
August 21 at 8 PM

Tickets $20 General Admission and available now at www.lostgirlstheatre.com.

Juliet has spent her entire life torn between two worlds — the mundane world of high school …more…

KWP Productions Announces Next Season

KWP Productions has an ambitious season planned for 2016 – 2017.  The company will produce 6 ‘adult’ plays and 3 children’s productions at the Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor’s Rep in West Palm Beach. “I’m delighted to finally be able to announce our upcoming season,” says the company’s Managing Director, Kimberly Rommel-Enright. “We’re changing it up this year, and going back to basics.  While our mission remains the same – to …more…

Cancer’s a DRAG – A Magical Musical Tour!

Tom Hantzarides, host and producer of GET OUT! South Florida, today announced that America’s only terrestrial-radio LGBTQ talk show is hosting Cancer’s a DRAG – A Magical Musical Tour! This sequin-and-glitter packed fundraiser on behalf of the Connor Moran Cancer Foundation will be held on Sunday, September 25, from 6 to 9 pm, at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square.  Cancer’s a DRAG – A Magical Musical Tour is a story told through the eyes …more…

Choreographing a Rape Scene to go into a Feminist Play

John Lariviere Croons The Sintra Songbook

Cabaret and jazz singer John Lariviere will be appearing at the 4th Annual Florida Summer Cabaret Festival in his acclaimed Sinatra Songbook. 

The 2016 Cabaret Festival runs from July 7th – August 28th at the Venice Theatre in lovely Venice, FL.

Local audiences are invited to enjoy the art of cabaret in its purest form as some of Florida’s hottest cabaret artists present a variety of music in a nightclub setting.

Cabaret Scenes …more…

The Wedding Warrior

The Wedding Warrior is thrilled to announce its summer tour at The 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival and The Chicago Fringe Festival, with 3 special preview performances in The Wedding Warrior’s hometown of Islamorada in the Florida Keys!

The Wedding Warrior is a One Woman Show based on playwright/performer, Casey Dressler’s time working as a Wedding Coordinator in her hometown of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Better off wed? That …more…

Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Lynn University

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are now available for the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. Starting in January 2017, five of Manhattan’s leading cabaret shows will be presented in Lynn’s Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Season tickets are $150.  Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida, with approximately 3,000 …more…

The Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series.

“The Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series will feature seven amazing shows this year that will delight entertainment fans of all ages,” says McArt. “Anyone who loves beautiful music and dance from around the world, all brilliantly performed by top-tier talents should plan to attend …more…

Jan McArt’s 2016-17 Play Reading Series Announced at Boca Raton’s Lynn University

An unusual retelling of a King’s assassination at a masked ball. One couple’s love and marriage through the years, examined over five vignettes. Friends attending sixty-five years’ worth of high school reunions. An Eastern European village of “good people” vs. a U.S. General, following WWII. These are the plays that comprise the 2016-17 ‘Jan McArt New Play Readings’ series, to be presented at Boca Raton’s Lynn University beginning Halloween night, Monday, October 31st.

Jan McArt, Florida’s First Lady of Theater, …more…

Outré Returns to Boca Raton for it’s Fifth Season

Outré Theatre Company, known for its dedication to challenging and thought-provoking works, is proud to announce its return to Boca Raton for its fifth season. Outré’s first two seasons were produced at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, before the company relocated to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for seasons three and four. Now, Outré returns to Boca to present its fifth season jointly with Showtime Performing Arts, …more…

Gilligan’s Fire island

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A NEW PLAY BY
JAMIE MORRIS

When hot, young Youtube sensation Cody Tanner boards the ferry for his first trip to Fire Island he is over the moon! Soon, he is overboard, knocked unconscious by an overzealous drag queen. He washes ashore on a certain “uncharted desert isle” with seven stranded castaways who are suffering from a severe case of island fever! The always sassy Cody …more…

Broadway Bound

Stage Door Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound will open on July 8th and run through August 14th. “Broadway Bound is the third in Neil Simon’s ”BB” trilogy, which includes Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues,” explains the show’s Carbonell Award-winning director, Michael Leeds. “In Broadway Bound Eugene has returned to his family after the war and is teetering on the verge of becoming the famous comic genius we …more…

Theatre Lab at FAU to Produce a Three-play Season for 2016-17

Florida Atlantic University has announced that Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of FAU, will fully produce three new works as  part of its 2016-17 season.  Housed on the Boca Raton campus, Theatre Lab is in the process of completing a renovation of its intimate 99-seat Heckscher Stage theater space in Parliament Hall to accommodate the design elements for full production.  Theatre Lab’s mission is the development and production of new work …more…

Forever Plaid

The Wick Theatre is busier than ever this summer with Murder Mystery Dinners, Pancetta Opera, Sunday Brunch and now a new summer musical, the Off-Broadway sensation, Forever Plaid.  Go back to an era when do-wop, big hairdos, huge automobiles with fins and tight-harmony boy bands were all the rage. This delightful jukebox musical comedy by Stuart Ross is an homage to the “guy groups” like The Four Aces and The Four Freshmen and celebrates …more…

The Soul of Motor City

Kevin Black’s The Soul of Motor City, which will open at Stage Door Theatre on June 10th and run through July 17th, is the happy realization of a personal goal for the multi-talented director/choreographer.  The tunes that came out of The Motor City were timeless songs that have impacted generation after generation.  Although they’re often remembered as “feel-good” dance hits, The Soul of Motor City focuses on the lyrics of these …more…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

Evening Star Productions presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised] from June 17th through June 26th at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton. An irreverent, fast paced comedic condensation of all the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was written in 1987 by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield (aka Reduced Shakespeare Company), and was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  It eventually ran for nine …more…

Invasion of Privacy

Pigs do Fly Productions is on the move! The company’s September production, Larry Parr’s Invasion of Privacy will run from September 8th through September 25th at The Abyss Stage Wilton Manors.  Invasion of Privacy is based on the lawsuit brought against Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling) by her neighbor, Zelma Cason.  Cason contended that Rawlings’ description of ‘her’ character in Rawlings’ book Cross Creek made her out …more…

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