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15th Annual Cappies Awards Gala

The Critics’ Awards Program, or Cappies for short, will celebrate outstanding achievement in high school theater when students from 25 public and private schools throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties vie for top honors in the 15th Annual Cappies Awards Galaon Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Cappies Awards will feature songs and scenes …more…

2017-2018 Theatre Close Up Season at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Zoetic Stage are proud to announce the lineup for the Center’s 7th season of THEATER UP CLOSE. The 2017-2018 season features five extraordinary productions – including one world premiere and two South Florida premieres.

Continuing the Arsht Center’s ongoing, critically-acclaimed collaboration with Zoetic Stage, the THEATER UP CLOSE 2017-2018 series opens with TOPDOG/UNDERDOG (November 2 – 9, 2017), a …more…

Broken Snow

Written by Ben Andron/Directed by Michael Andron

May 3-21

Featuring

NICHOLAS RICHBERG*           DANIEL LLACA

and

AVI HOFFMAN*

Broken snow will be produced under an Actors’ Equity Association guest artist agreement.
*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association.
*Mature themes and language

May 3-21
Weekday matinees are available

Advance Tickets: $35 * $25 seniors/full-time students

At the door: $40 * $30 seniors/full-time students

Get your tickets at  www.jcctheatre.com

or call 1-866-811-4111

Group rates and playbill sponsorships are available.
Contact jcat@marjcc.org or (305)932-4200 ext …more…

Shopkins Live! at the Kravis

Shopkins Live! the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will bring the national tour to the Kravis Center, it was jointly announced today by Gilles Paquin, President and CEO of Koba Entertainment, and Nicole Hardiman, Senior Licensing Manager at Moose Toys. The 6:30 pm performance on Thursday, October 12, will be staged in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall.

Based on America’s #1 toy …more…

Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties

Thinking Cap Theatre’s 7th Season continues with the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGE: A Play in Five Betties, a timely, pointed, and playful investigation of gender.  Not since Eve Ensler has a playwright had such profound (and hilarious!) thoughts to share about women, stereotypes, relationships, and the female anatomy!

Inspired in part by Max Fleischer’s iconic, sexualized animation, Betty Boop, COLLECTIVE RAGE presents, explores, and explodes the legacy of female stereotypes …more…

Matilda The Musical

TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL are on sale now. Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares …more…

YES

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that YES Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman have added dates to their recently announced 2017North American Tour, including performing in concert in our Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall on Friday, October 13 at 8 pm.

“It’s very simple,” explains band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson about the recent decision to change the band’s name from ARW to …more…

Baby Boomer Baby

Baby Boomer Baby’s well received and successful run at the Plaza Theatre in 2016 prompted PGA Arts Center producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy to approach the multi-talented actor/comedian about returning to South Florida for a limited engagement at their newly opened Palm Beach Gardens theatre.   Tommy Koenig’s one man ‘musicomedy’, which just completed a successful engagement at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, Arizona, is a flashback through …more…

Music For The Mind

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series will return next month with From Baroque to Bruno Mars performed by acclaimed violinist Gareth Johnson. Dr. Robin Arrigo will accompany him on the piano for an unforgettable night of music performed by two charismatic and energetic musicians. The concert will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 pm, in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West …more…

Kravis Center May – June Schedule

With a magical, memorable, musical flourish, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season with six spectacular concerts and shows in May and June: 

MAY

May 5 at 7 pm  (Friday)

Spotlight on Young Musicians

(A Kravis Center Community Outreach Event In partnership with the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Music Teachers’ Association)

Crossing …more…

Waiting for Godot

Evening Star Productions will present Samuel Beckett’s existential masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton, from April 21 – May 7, 2017. (There will be a preview performance on April 20.)

On a barren stretch of road, near a single nondescript tree, two vagabond men wait for someone or something named Godot.  Their hope seems to be that the mysterious Godot will change their lives for the better.  …more…

All The Way

Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors’ Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan.This riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s (LBJ) tumultuous first year in office in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination has earned accolades from audiences and critics alike, from its start at Oregon Shakespeare Festival to its powerful Broadway run and most recent HBO Films adaptation starring …more…

Big River

Slow Burn Theatre Company’s blockbuster season continues with the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Big River in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, March 16 – Sunday, April 2.  Winner of seven Tony Awards Big River is a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana propelled by music and lyrics by Roger Miller and book by William Hauptmann. Time Magazine reported of the original production that …more…

Gypsy

March brings the dazzling stage hit Gypsy to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s stage. Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this story follows the dreams and efforts of a powerhouse stage mother to get her two daughters into show business.  With performances slated for March 21 – April 9, this Broadway smash will star celebrated stage, screen and television actress Vicki Lewis as Rose and …more…

The Pirates of Penzance

Palm Beach Opera will present Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance for one weekend only, April 7 – 9, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.  Appearing on the Palm Beach Opera stage for the very first time, W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance is an uproarious comedy with razor-sharp wit, and a brilliant score full of memorable melodies.

Comic mayhem ensues …more…

Pembroke Pines City Center Opens

Tickets are Now on Sale for the First Three Shows at the

Pembroke Pines City Center  

The high-energy thrills found at historically black colleges and universities halftime shows, the genius of the late Freddy Mercury and two-time Grammy Award winners will be the first three must-see shows at South Florida’s newest venue, the Great Hall at Pembroke Pines City Center.  Tickets are now on sale for DRUMLine Live, One Night …more…

The Wick Theatre Announces the 2017/2018 Season

The Wick Theatre recently announced its exciting 2017/2018 season. The Boca Raton theatre’s fifth season opens with the modern classic The Drowsy Chaperone and then moves into three productions audiences have embraced as both film and stage productions including A Wonderful Life, based on the beloved Frank Capra film; Singin’ in the Rain,  the quintessential MGM movie musical and the classic, Brigadoon.  The season finishes up with …more…

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MAJOR EXPANSION

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MAJOR EXPANSION
Campaign is unveiled for a new and exciting phase of
the not-for-profit regional theatre

s future
,
including an expanded stage, second space and larger Con
servatory of Performing Arts
October 25, 2016

Want to see the next
Hamilton
or
Wicked
before it hits it big?
How about taking classes at a premiere professional Cons
ervatory, or seeing an avant-garde new play
performed in an intimate space?
You may get your chance within the next five years at the …more…

Brigadoon

A production of Brigadoon will be presented as a collaborative concert of the Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra and the Live at Lynn series.  Set in the highlands of Scotland, the musical features Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe.  Following last year’s highly successful production of Kismet, this anticipated production features a full cast of professional stage performers who bring this story to life.

Saturday, March 18: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, …more…

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

A spectacular new production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid’s coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway’s Jennifer …more…

Beau Jest

The Concert and Theatre Arts Series at B’nai Torah and Producer/Director Shari Upbin will bring James Sherman’s ‘comedy with romance’, Beau Jest, to the B’nai Torah Stage for one performance only, on February 22nd at 7:30 pm. Now in its 21st season, The Concert Series at B’nai Torah has proven to be a popular program for congregational members and non-members alike.  The Theatre Series, spearheaded by Cantor Udi Spielman and …more…

Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series will present three fantastic shows in February and March.  Individual show tickets for the Live at Lynn Theatre Series are $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine, and can be purchased by phone at 561-237-9000, online at events/lynn.edu, or at Lynn’s box office.

Feb. 18-19 The New Shanghai Circus …more…

BROADWAY IN MIAMI 2017 / 2018 Announcement Release

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce its 12th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a five-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2017-2018 Broadway in Miami season includes two anticipated South Florida premieres – ON YOUR FEET! (October 5 – 15, 2017), kicking off its first national tour …more…

Shooting Porn!

Everything you wanted to know about porn but were afraid to ask!

The Back Story: ”When Making Porn was playing in LA the first time, I met a bunch of porn stars so I decided to make a documentary about their lives and the process of shooting porn movies. The movie was NOT a film adaptation of my play, Making Porn, it was an actual documentary. After the movie came out …more…

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in March 2017 with amazing performances from Hollywood to Bollywood, several fascinating lectures, two of Broadway’s biggest hits, and the much-anticipated return of Michael Feinstein & the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra.

March 1 at 7:30 pm  (Wednesday)

In Mo Yang, Violin

Renana Gutman, Piano

A South Florida Debut

(Young Artists Series)

“One of the new generation’s most talented young string virtuosi”

(The …more…

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