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ROCKET MAN: The Elton John Tribute Show

MusicWorks will continue its CLASSIC FOLK & ROCK SERIES next week at Old School Square’s Crest Theatre, which is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (one block north of Atlantic Avenue). Tickets for ROCKET MAN: The Elton John Tribute Show are $59 for premium seating (first five rows center orchestra), $39 for the rest of the main floor and $31 for balcony. They can be …more…

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is on sale now for the premiere West Palm Beach engagement at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. For more …more…

Thinking Cap Theatre

PULITZER READING SERIES
TAKES CENTER STAGE

Thinking Cap Theatre
at The Vanguard presents

GAP
Gender and the Pulitzer Prize
A Yearlong Play Reading Series

New Reading Series Examines 11 Pulitzer Plays by Women

Tickets $10

Purchase tickets online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2807777, 
or by phone at 954-610-7263.

On Sunday, February 12th at 1pm (doors at noon) join Thinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard for the launch of a new play reading series in celebration of the Pulitzer’s Centenary.  GAP spotlights and examines 11 of the 15 Pulitzer plays …more…

Broadway in Ft. Lauderdale Announces its 2017/2018 Season

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is proud to announce its 26th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits with a six-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The season will commence with the new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Oct 10 – 22, 2017), followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES – The Phantom Returns (Nov 7 – 19, 2017), the sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. A …more…

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2017/2018 Season Announced

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is proud to announce its 26th season of showcasing Broadway’s greatest hits with a six-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The season will commence with the new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Oct 10 – 22, 2017), followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES – The Phantom Returns (Nov 7 – 19, 2017), the sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. A …more…

Xanadu

The City of Aventura presents hilarity on wheels as the acclaimed Slow Burn Theatre Company stages the roller skating musical with ‘70s pop hits, Xanadu, at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center from Thursday, February 2 – Sunday, February 5.

Based on the 1980s cult movie classic, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, this hilarious musical features the chart-topping songs from the film composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and …more…

Best of The Fest Short Plays

Vegas:  A Night on the Strip

Broward Stage Door Theatre, in association with Kevin Black Productions, will bring Black’s hit show, Vegas:  A Night on the Strip to Boca Raton’s Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park for a limited run from February 3rd to February 12th.   The production, which premiered at Stage Door on December 9th, played to packed houses through its run , and was so well received by audiences and critics alike that when …more…

The 41st Annual Carbonell Awards

The nominees of the 2016 Carbonell Awards have just been announced! South Florida’s answer to the Tony Awards, the Carbonell Awards, pays tribute to the very best theatrical productions on local stages. The Annual Carbonell Awards ceremony is designed to raise scholarships for students in the tri-county area to study at accredited colleges and universities for careers in the visual and performing arts, and in journalism. Along with New York’s …more…

JERKER or THE HELPING HAND and MR. CHARLES, CURRENTLY OF PALM BEACH

ANDREWS LIVING ARTS continues its “edgy” season with the presentation of a Double Bill with two 1-act plays; the first, Robert Chesley’s controversial and ground-breaking play JERKER or THE HELPING HAND and Paul Rudnick’s satirical comedy MR. CHARLES, CURRENTLY OF PALM BEACH.  These two short plays depict differing views of Gay culture, ranging from poking fun at Gay stereotypes to a frank exploration of love and sex.

JERKER or THE HELPING …more…

The First Step – Diary of a Sex Addict

Island City Stage continues it’s 2016-2017 season with the  blistering comedy/drama The First Step – Diary of a Sex Addict. This blistering comedy/drama graphically depicts the story of Joe, a gay sex addict, and his turbulent journey toward recovery.  Written and directed by Tony Award nominated Michael Leeds, “The First Step” reveals a life rarely seen on the stage in funny, poignant ways, full of flights of fantasy.  The New …more…

Cirque Dreams Entertainment Brand Joins VStar Entertainment Group

VStar Entertainment Group (VStar), a leading producer of family-friendly shows, events, experiential installations, mascots and costumes, today announced the acquisition of South Florida-based Cirque Productions, adding the critically acclaimed Cirque Dreams entertainment brand to its portfolio of touring shows and properties. Neil Goldberg, Broadway director and Cirque Productions founder, will continue leading the Cirque Dreams brand as its President, while supporting VStar’s rapid expansion in a creative capacity.

Cirque Productions has …more…

Driving Miss Daisy

The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, in association with Chicken Coop Theatre, proudly present the well-known production, Driving Miss Daisy by American playwright Alfred Uhry, February 2-19, 2017 at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. Featured actors include Ellen Murray, Geoff Short and Tony Rein.

Driving Miss Daisy is set in mid-century Atlanta and is about an elderly Jewish widow Daisy Werthan, who is deemed …more…

PGA Arts Center to Open in January

Palm Beach Gardens will add live theatre to its ever-growing cultural landscape when the PGA Arts Center opens its doors in late January.  Veteran producers Philip Roger Roy and Dana Matthow have taken a multi-year lease on the PGA Cinemas, located at 4076 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, and are in the process of converting two of the building’s six auditoria to accommodate live productions. The two theatres will …more…

The Most Happy Fella

Stage Door Theatre will follow their recent hit production of Sweet Charity with Frank Loesser’s award-winning musical The Most Happy Fella.  The production will open on December 30th, and run through February 5th in the theatre’s larger auditorium.

 
Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) based this touching, dramatic, and intensely personal love story of a May-December romance between an aging Italian grape farmer and a …more…

Tony Bennett at The Kravis Center

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that it will proudly present Tony Bennett, the 19 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, on Friday, March 3, at 8 pm. Tickets for this amazing performance will go on public sale on Saturday, January 21, at 10 am.

With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony …more…

See Rock City & Other Destinations

Evening Star Productions will present the South Florida premiere of Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias’ award-winning contemporary musical, See Rock City and Other Destinations, at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton, from January 13 – 29, 2017. With a book full of humor and humanity, and a score that incorporates pop, rock, folk and more, each of the musical’s loosely linked stories builds on the last to create a vivid travelogue …more…

The Producers

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has just the solution for you this season with the hit Broadway blockbuster The Producers, set to take the Theatre by storm January 10 through 29. Winner of 12 Tony Awards®, The Producers combines Mel Brooks’ humor with the magic of Broadway to create an outrageously funny adventure. The smash hit musical follows the story of a down-on-his-luck producer and his accountant who decide to take a chance …more…

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0

Jake Ehrenreich, playwright, author and academically recognized expert on Comedy, Catskills and the Holocaust, will present a completely updated version of his beloved autobiographical comedy musical A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, when A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 opens at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton for a limited four week run from February 2– 26. This production will be followed by an additional five performances at …more…

Danny Kaye and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story

Danny Kaye was world famous as a star of Vaudeville, theatre, film, and television; Sylvia Fine was his primary songwriter, his mentor, his motivator, and his wife.  These two – each strong and fascinating personalities in their own right – are the subjects of Danny Kaye and Sylvia:  A Musical Love Story, which will open at the Willow Theater in Boca Raton’s Sugar Sand Park on January 13th, and run …more…

Vegas: A Night on the Strip

From Soul to Swing, Kevin Black’s recent productions – created exclusively for Stage Door Theatre – have had audiences on their feet and dancing.  The Soul of Motor City, his tribute to the music of Motown, which was extended several times over this past summer, and Swing! Swing! Swing! his lovingly assembled compendium of Jazz and Swing classics were both recommended for Carbonell nominations.  Black’s newest creation, Vegas: A Night …more…

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

The critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written by and starring James Lecesne, the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for a limited performance engagement Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4, 2016.

The new play, awarded the United Solo Special Award and a New York Times Critic’s Pick, is produced by Darren Bagert and …more…

My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy

Brad Zimmerman will return to South Florida this season in his highly praised autobiographical comedy, My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy.  The show will run from December 15th through January 29th at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton.  My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy is the story of Zimmerman’s struggle to fulfill his dream and ‘make it’ as a comedic actor in New York.  One-part …more…

Middletown

The West Boca Theatre Company proudly presents Middletown, a new play by award-winning playwright, Dan Clancy, author of The Timekeepers (presented in 2014).  Both humorous and poignant, Middletown is the story of two couples, Don and Dottie Abrams and Tom and Peg Hogan, from Middletown, N.J., their friendship of 37 years, their marriages, the birth of their children and grandchildren, as well as their disappointments and great joys. 

Middletown was initially developed …more…

La Pasión según Antígona Pérez

This December, Main Street Players will present that their first Spanish language play, La Pasión según Antígona Pérez by Luís Rafael Sánchez. The talented cast of ten is currently in rehearsal and is excited to bring this production to life.

 Held captive in the palace of Generalísimo Creón Molina, Antigona Pérez is a political prisoner awaiting execution. She stole and buried the irons of two friends who attempted to assassinate Creón, …more…

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