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Chaos Theory: Unbroken

South Florida’s most prolific poetry group in their first full presentation 

Solo, duet, and trio combinations of poetry and performance will come together when Chaos Theory: Unbroken is performed at the Main Street Playhouse in Miami Lakes, on May 20th and 21st. Conundrum Stages will present the prominent poetic ensemble in an exciting stand-alone showcase of material the group has composed since its inception in 2008.

Chaos Theory is a …more…

The Rocky Horror Show

Evening Star Productions, in partnership with Infinite Abyss will present Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show at The Abyss Stage from May 12th through May 28th.   Evening Star Productions’ Rosalie Grant, and Abyss Stage’s Erynn Dalton will share the directing duties along with Chris Bare as Film Director.

The Rocky Horror Show is an outrageous assemblage of – and humorous tribute to – the most stereotypical science fiction and horror movies, …more…

Same Time Next Year

Stage Door Theatre presents Same Time Next Year.  Comedy, drama, history, and romance:  Bernard Slade’s Same Time Next Year, provides a fascinating – and often very funny – look at two ordinary people who grow and change over an extended period of time.   The Tony and Drama Desk award-winning play will open at Stage Door Theatre on April 15th, and run through May 22nd.

 
Doris and George, both married to others, meet …more…

Short Cuts 6

Short Cuts 6

May 6 – 15, 2016, Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Fl., April 5, 2016 — The Playgroup’s wildly popular shorts program is back for its 6th season, featuring the very best in South Florida playwriting talent: comedies, dramas and a few surprises. Eight amazing ten-minute plays by South Florida playwrights.  Rated PG-13.  Directed by Brian Reeves and Charlene …more…

The 40th Annual Carbonell Awards

South Florida’s answer to the Tony Awards, and a highlight of each arts season, the Carbonell Awards pay tribute to the very best theatrical productions on local stages; and features the area’s top entertainers and theater insiders as they step out from behind their roles in an unforgettable yearly celebration. Revelers gathered on Monday April 4th to celebrate an artistic standard in the local theatrical community—the 2016 Annual Carbonell Award. …more…

Mad Cat And More Homegrown Comedy Week

Mad Cat Theatre Company and The Gleason Room backstage at the Fillmore, supported by The City of Miami Beach, present four-nights of stand-up comedy and original works by Miami’s own home-grown companies. Wednesday, April 6th kicks off the festival with the local stand-up comedy group The Have-Nots, Thursday night features local theatre group The Project [theatre] with their new piece SOUND BITE: SOUTH BEACH, Friday night local …more…

Shrek The Musical

KWP Productions will present Shrek The Musical, the award-winning fairy tale adventure based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film from April 15th through April 24th at the William T. Dwyer High School Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens.

With new songs by Jeanine Tesosri (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change, and the 2015 Tony Award-winner Fun Home) and a book by David Lindsay-Abaire, whose previous works include High Fidelity, Good People, and …more…

Murdered to Death

Evening Star Productions  presents
Murdered to Death
April 15 – May 1
(Preview Performance April 14)
 

Evening Star Productions will present Peter Gordon’s comedic send-up of classic ‘whodounnits’, Murdered to Death, from April 14th through May 1st at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.  (There will be a preview performance on April 14th). 

Gordon’s spoof – which has been described as ‘deliciously wicked’ and ‘hilarious and very clever’ – has created a cast of …more…

Island City Stage Announces its 2016 – 2017 Season

 ISLAND CITY STAGE

ANNOUNCES ITS 2016-2017 SEASON

In its fifth anniversary season, Island City Stage continues it’s commitment to producing new work in addition to finding unusual selections of LGBT-themed plays from around the country.   ’SON,’ James L. Beller‘s family drama, will open the season November 10th.  After twelve years, Jean and Day, a lesbian couple, are finally slated to get married.  On the morning of the wedding a police …more…

Evita

Based on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, who became the spiritual leader of the nation, Evita traces this charismatic woman’s rise from obscurity to fame and fortune as one of the most influential political figures in the country’s history.

The idea for the show began as a result of a visit to Argentina by lyricist Tim Rice, and a subsequent reunion and collaboration with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber …more…

The Submission

Shaleeha G’ntamobi’s stirring new play about an alcoholic black mother and her card sharp son trying to get out of the projects has just been accepted into the nation’s preeminent theater festival. The trouble is, Shaleeha G’ntamobi doesn’t exist. . . .  Except in the imagination of a young gay playwright named Danny Larsen, who created her as a kind of affirmative-action nom-de-plume. So now he must hire a black actress to stand in for …more…

Curly Tales

 

Seven brand new short plays chosen to highlight ‘vibrant, healthy people over the age of 50 doing interesting things with their lives’; the plays are selected with all audiences in mind.  Playwrights include Glenn Alterman, Sheila Cowley, Joshua Fardon, E.M. Garcia, W.L. Newkirk, Larry Parr, and Ann R. Wuehler.

STARRING
Brenda Aulbach, Lynn Chvotkin, Harry Marsh,
Stanley Ross, Kerry Sensenbach, Elissa D. Solomon,
and Carol Sussman.

DIRECTED BY
Gail Garrisan & Elena Maria Garcia

Tickets: $35
$20 When …more…

Tones on Tales: A Night of Samuel Beckett

Mad Cat Theatre Company continues its 16th season with a presentation of Tones on Tales: A Night of Samuel Beckett. The evening will include three pieces by Beckett: Not I, Eh Joe and Footfalls. These particular short plays showcase the workmanship of minimalism. The audience as spectator is led into a voyeuristic experience. Each play features private moments that unlock the consciousness of their characters dealing with loss and regret.  

Samuel …more…

The Violet Hour: A Modern Medea

The Outré Theatre Company presents The Violet Hour: A Modern Medea, a new work adapted from Euripides’ timeless tragedy.  Actress Sabrina Lynn Gore returns to Outré’s home at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to take on the role of Medea in a modern adaptation co-authored by Shannon Ouellette and Skye Whitcomb. While echoing the heightened language of the Classical Greek original, The Violet Hour: A Modern Medea sets …more…

What’s New Pussycat?

What’s New Pussycat? The Soundtrack of an Era the popular Michael Leeds/Kevin Black musical compendium of the music of the 1960s will return to Stage Door Theatre beginning February 19th, and run through March 27th.

The idea for What’s New Pussycat? The Soundtrack of an Era was born when Stage Door Theatre’s artistic director Derelle Bunn mentioned to Leeds and Black that she had an open time slot for a show …more…

ISLAND SHORTS

Back by popular demand, City Theatre’s ISLAND SHORTS returns to Key Biscayne for a limited engagement of only three performances in the Island Room of the Key Biscayne Community Center on February 5, 6 and 7, 2016.  Presented with the support of the Village of Key Biscayne, The Key Biscayne Community Foundation and the Key Biscayne Community Center, City Theatre’s ISLAND SHORTS will serve to strengthen the Village of Key …more…

BETTER THAN MONEY

The Playgroup, LLC is happy to announce the return of popular playwright Joe Feinstein with an insightful comedy, BETTER THAN MONEY.   WW II is over, but WW III is just starting for the Noodlemans. The well laid plans of the mother, Gussie, veer in unexpected directions in the face of the secret desires of the rest of the family.

“A terrific cast is bringing the Noodleman family to life with humor, …more…

Cocksucker: A Love Story!

Written & Directed by Ronnie Larsen, Cocksucker: A Love Story!, is a play about people looking for anonymous sex, and the extreme lengths they go to find it. Truck stops, porn theaters, strip clubs, a military base and even the White House are backdrops in this funny and touching play about strangers looking for sex, connection, intimacy and maybe even love.  Cocksucker: A Love Story! will be appearing at …more…

Who Killed Joan Crawford?

Island City Stage presents the play Who Killed Joan Crawford? written by Tony Award nominated playwright-director Michael Leeds.  “I remember reading something about Joan Crawford, which wasn’t very flattering, and for some reason I thought of the title Who Killed Joan Crawford?”, says Leeds, ”I liked it so much, I decided to back it up with a play!”   “I’ve never written a comedic mystery before,” he continues, ”but I’ve always been an Agatha Christie fan, and I still have all of her …more…

My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy

The Palm Beaches Theatre presents My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy February 4 – March 27, 2016. It’s Actor/Comedian Brad Zimmerman’s hilarious and inspiring story
about the grit and passion required to ‘make it’ as an artist and the sweet rewards that come from never giving up on your dream.

Brad Zimmerman’s My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy is the story of one man’s struggle to fulfill his dream and …more…

Reborning

Arts Garage in Delray Beach presents the thought provoking play Reborning by Zayd Dohrn. This psychological thriller about the power of creation centers around a sculptress in New York City, named Kelly, who has the unique ability to “recreate” someone’s past. But when the mysterious Emily proposes a special project, Kelly is unprepared for the consequences of revisiting history.

Zayd Dohrn is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. His full-length plays include …more…

Ringing True

Miami Theater Center (MTC) is proud to present Ringing True, the second Sandbox Series performance of the 2015-2016 season. A one-woman musical with a live band, Ringing True will be presented at the SandBox, an intimate black-box theater next to MTC’s main stage.

Written and performed by Rebecca Joy Fletcher in collaboration with Miami director Michael Yawney and acclaimed off-Broadway music director Bob Goldstone, Ringing True tells the almost true story …more…

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn  - Ehrenreich’s “rock ‘n roll true story, Holocaust family, Borscht Belt” autobiographical comedy sold out when it played at Aventura last season. After a record-breaking success at the historic Lambs Theater in the heart of Broadway in 2006-2007, and a reprise in 2012, Jake Ehrenreich returns to South Florida and the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center for a limited run of just four encore performances …more…

The Journey: The Story of Your Life

Arts at Saint John’s, Outré Theatre Company, and LLF Productions are proud to announce an artistic collaboration that spans the Southeast: the original musical The Journey: The Story of Your Life by Kristen Long and C. Stefan Morrisette. The Journey returns to South Florida, where it was first seen as an Outré concert production in January 2013, in a full production helmed by composer/writer Kristen Long and Outré Managing Director …more…

Palm Beaches Theatre Announces New Season of Shows

The audience has spoken, and The Palm Beaches Theatre is listening, adding popularly demanded shows to its upcoming season line-up including the touring production of SEX WITH STRANGERS, and the return of LIFE! WHO KNEW? Songs of Broadway show. The encore performances join other scheduled hits including SARGE: THE CHANUKAH CHUTZPAH TOUR, YOU SHOULD BE DANCIN’, a special tribute to the Four Seasons and a special wine tasting with music …more…

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