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The Richard G. Fallon Award for Excellence in Professional Theatre

William Hayes and James Danford Receive Awards
Florida Professional Theatres Association

  West Palm Beach, FL, June 13, 2017 –– The Florida Professional Theatres Association (FPTA) announced the recipients of its two annual awards at its 37th Annual Statewide Professional Theatre Auditions and Workshops hosted at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Fla. On May 21 at this annual event, The Richard G. Fallon Award for Excellence in Professional Theatre was presented to …more…

Avery Sommers at Palm Beach Drama Works


Palm Beach Dramaworks
Avery Sommers

Appearing in New Cabaret Series
June 23 – 25
in the Perlberg Studio Theatre at
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre

Broadway veteran and South Florida favorite Avery Sommers, whose voice has been described as a “powerhouse” by The New York Times, takes the stage in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ new cabaret series at the Perlberg Studio Theatre from June 23 – June 25. Sommers will present a program of songs by …more…


Now is your chance to experience the dazzling power of the musical Godspell on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s stage for two performances only: Saturday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m.

The first major musical by three-time Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), Godspell reminds us of the importance of kindness, tolerance and love. Led by the international hit “Day by Day,” Godspell …more…

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd!

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents

Sweeney Todd:
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler

July 14 – August 6
at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre

There’s a new tonsorial parlor setting up shop at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer, and the proprietor possesses skills that can best be described as cutthroat. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the brilliant Tony Award-winning musical thriller by Stephen …more…

The Camp

The Camp, one of the newest works by South Florida playwright Michael McKeever, will enjoy its world-premiere production at the Levis JCC in Boca Raton just months after it debuted as a one-night-only staged reading at Lynn University. 

The play is set in Germany in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Its title refers to the remnants of a concentration camp on the outskirts of a small village, whose elders—so-called …more…

Swing! Swing! Swing!

Back by Popular Demand, Stage Door Theatre presents Kevin Black’s Swing! Swing! Swing! Stage Door Theatre’s Theatre 2 jumped and jived with Kevin Black’s exuberant production of Swing! Swing! Swing! The musical revue was so popular with Stage Door audiences, that the theatre’s Executive Producer Dee Wilson-Bunn decided it would be the perfect vehicle to ‘jazz up’ Stage Door’s 2017 summer season.  Swing! Swing! Swing! will open once again on …more…


The Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award-winner, PROOF, by David Auburn, is coming to Empire Stage!  Produced by New City Players, this play follows Catherine, a troubled young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much …more…

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Entr’Acte Theatrix will present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens from June 22 – July 2.  Nominated for six Tony Awards, and winning 2, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features an eclectic group of sixth graders (played by adult actors in uproariously comical caricatures), who arrive at a fictional spelling bee set in the geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School …more…

Bad Jews

Main Street Players presents Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon. This dark comedy chronicles the relationships between three cousins who are brought together following the death of their grandfather, a Holocaust survivor. Conflict ensues as the trio fight over a “chai” that belonged to their grandfather. As Daphna and Liam battle over who is more deserving of the memento, Liam’s girlfriend Melody and brother Jonah try to stay clear of the …more…

Don’t Dress For Dinner

Don’t Dress for Dinner
a Comedy by Marc Camoletti

2 Nights Only!
May 26 & 27 @8 PM

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? …more…

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South Florida Theatre Leagues’ Summer Theatre Fest 2017


Summer Theatre Fest 2017
The South Florida Theatre League
Invites patrons to attend
Free Play Readings

Every Monday Evening, June through August

 The Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest has become an integral part of South Florida’s cultural landscape, and in its fifth year South Florida audiences will once again have the opportunity to see theatre for free, and check out new plays in development by South Florida playwrights.  The program’s continued and growing success over of …more…

Thank You For Being A Friend


A hilarious new musical parody of the classic 1980’s Television sitcom, The Golden Girls, written and directed by Nick Brennan.

Straight from your TV set comes a live stage show that follows your favorite over the hill funny women from Miami: Blanchet, Dorothea, Roz, and Sophie as they prepare for the annual Shady Oaks Retirement Home Talent Show. When Special Guest Star Ricky …more…

The Goldberg Variations

Island City Stage continues it’s season with the debut of  Stuart Meltzer’s smart and sophisticated semi-autobiographical comedy “The Goldberg Variations” running June 15 – July 16.

It’s another quirky Goldberg family birthday party for a long-deceased grandmother, but this year the surprise is on them! Son Caleb tries mightily to recreate the evening with a different ending but his family and boyfriend spiral out of control as they hurl toward the …more…

The Zoo Story


 New City Players stages the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner Proof.  Proof marks the first production of New City Players’ second official season (followed by Twelfth Night running July 6-23 and True West running August 10-27 both at The Vanguard. Visit for more details). Proof will be directed by Producing Artistic Director, Timothy Mark Davis. It will star Jeffrey Bruce, Johnny Contini, Erica Rose Dade, and Krystal Valdes.  

“Proof …more…

Summer Shorts


Although Evening Star Productions and Sol Children Theatre are not yet through their fourth and fifteenth seasons, both companies – under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Rosalie Grant – are deep into preparation for next year’s productions. 

Evening Star Productions 2017-2018 season will begin with David Mamet’s Oleanna (September 21 – October 8, 2017), continue with Shakespeare’s Macbeth (October 26 – 28), and conclude with Peter Gordon’s Secondary Cause …more…

Monty Python’s Spamalot

MNM Productions Monty Python’s SPAMALOT  will open at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 19, and run through Sunday, June 4, with performances at 7:30 pm nightly, and 1:30 pm matinee performances on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.  

MNM Productions is the latest venture by two experienced theatrical producers and arts consultants: Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz. SPAMALOT will be their fifth major musical over the last few years, following A Chorus Line, Side …more…

Voices of Pride

Little Shop of Horrors

Judith Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions,today announced that they will jointly present MNM’s fourth show in 2017, the comedy rock musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.  

With music by Alan Menken and written by Howard Ashman, the rock and roll/doo-wop musical about a shy florist and his ravenous flesh-eating plant, will boom and …more…

Totally Naked Comedy Tour

Monday, May 8th AT 8:30PM!
Ronnie Larsen

Featuring four, very funny, sexy and totally naked male comedians from NYC who bring new meaning to the words “funny bone”.




1140 N. Flagler Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304


House of Gabor

SAVE THE DATE!: Monday, October 30th, 2017, 7:30 pm.  ‘Jan McArt’s New Play Readings’ series presents HOUSE OF GABOR, the staged reading of a new play by

It’s Vegas.  …  It’s New Year’s Eve. …   It’s 1953. Come join Zsa Zsa & Company for a peek at their bygone world full of mink, champagne and…men, in …more…

Open & Shut

Island City Stage invites you to a FREE Staged Reading of ‘OPEN & SHUT’, a new play by Donna Hoke, featuring Mia Matthews, Brayan Quevedo, Daniel Capote and Larry Buzzeo, and Directed by Michael McKeever.

Ellen knows her husband *might* be cheating on her. Son Bill knows she *might* know he’s gay. But not even Herculean efforts to neither ask nor tell can stop the worst-kept secrets from forcing mother and son to relationship crossroads, where …more…

The Naked Magicians


(behind the magic…and the CLOTHES!)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st   7:30PM

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