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The 2017 Carbonell Award Nominations

Along with New York’s Drama Desk and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards, the Carbonell Awards are among the nation’s senior regional arts awards and predate others including Washington, D.C.’s Helen Hayes Awards. The Carbonell Awards fosters the artistic growth of professional theater in South Florida by celebrating the diversity of our theater artists, providing educational scholarships, and building audience appreciation and civic pride by highlighting achievements of our theater community. Named …more…

On Golden Pond

Palm Beach Dramaworks
Presents
On Golden Pond
by
Ernest Thompson

When playwright Ernest Thompson was growing up, he and his family summered at a lakefront cabin in Maine. That special place was the inspiration for On Golden Pond, his extraordinarily popular, bittersweet play about love and aging, recrimination and reconciliation. Since its Broadway premiere in 1979, the play has been seen in more than 40 countries, and performed in some 30 …more…

Slow Burn Theatre Company Announces 2018-19 Season

SLOW BURN THEATRE COMPANY AND
THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCE SPECTACULAR 2018-19 SEASON
Collaboration to present seven musicals during the season
Two musicals will tour to Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Broadway musicals based on hit films, cult classics and the return of one of the most beloved comic strip characters of all time are highlights of the 2018-19 Season show lineup announced by the Carbonell Award-winning Slow …more…

New City Players announces it’s 2018 Season

New City Players announces it’s 2018 Season: Clybourne Park, ​‘Art’, and ​Constellations​

Clybourne Park will be directed by Timothy Mark Davis. Performances run April 5-22.  ​‘Art’ ​ will be directed by Literary Manager Jessica Schulte. Performances run June 14-July 1. Constellations ​ will be directed by Mary Gundlach. Performances run August 9-26.

Racism 50 years ago vs. today, the very nature of art, and an exploration of the …more…

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Events for January 2018

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Offers a Series of Mind-Blowing Concerts, Dazzling Shows & Memorable Special Events During January 2018

The Kravis Center’s “NIGHT OF STARS” A Broadway Celebration! with Angela Lansbury, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, Kate Davis, Nova Payton, Bria Skonberg, Claybourne Elder & More
 
Broadway Hits: CABARET, CHICAGO (The Musical) and FINDING NEVERLAND

Musical Favorites: Paul Anka, The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Cameron Carpenter on …more…

Flashdance – The Musical

Flashdance – The Musical, based upon the classic 1983 film will open at Stage Door Theatre on December 29th and run through February 11th. It has been described as “an unmistakably unique musical about holding on to your dreams and love against all odds.” Alex Owens, a welder by day and a ‘flashdancer’ by night has dreams of attending the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy. The show’s narrative follows Alex and …more…

Communion

Photography by: ©Michael B. Lloyd

Primal Forces explores today’s cultural divide with the provocative play, Communion by Daniel MacIvor. The GLAAD-winning production features a lesbian psychiatrist, an alcoholic and her evangelical daughter who form a tense triangle. MacIvor’s examination of women in modern-day society stars Jacqueline Laggy, Kim Ostrenko and Jenna Wyatt and is directed by Keith Garsson. Communion opens January 24, 2018 at Empire Stage.

The distance between recovering alcoholic …more…

Smokey Joe’s Café

For decades – especially from the mid 1950’s to the mid 1960’s – Leiber and Stoller were one of America’s most successful songwriting teams. Stage Door Theatre will honor this iconic duo when they present Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, a compendium of some of their greatest hits, in the popular Margate venue’s intimate Theatre 2 from December 15th through January 14th.

Lieber and Stoller wrote …more…

The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold

The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold in the Abdo New River Room Thursday, December 21–Saturday, December 23, 2017.

From the author of Late Nite Catechism comes Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, she employs her own scientific tools, …more…

Cock Talk

EMPIRE STAGE THEATER
PRESENTS
COCK TALK
Its Like 
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES 
With Balls!

COCK TALK is a real look at the issues, and thoughts going through a mans head at any given time. Just four guys talking about…..whatever comes up! If you love Vagina monologues, then come experience the wacky issues that men deal with, in this cute, funny, and just a little dirty night of laughs! The material is a factual look at …more…

A South Florida BENefit

Marquee Theatre Company is hosting a BENefit performance to help raise money for South Florida actor and choreographer, Ben Solmor, and you are invited to attend!

Ben Solmor, is the Co-Founder/Vice President, Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer at Next Level Performing Arts and the Co-Founder/Vice President, Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer at Marquee Theater Company. Ben is also currently undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer, stage 2 bone chondrosarcoma. …more…

Peter and the Starcatcher

Burn Theatre Company presents Peter and the Starcatcher in the Abdo New River Room of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This production in Ft. Lauderdale will be followed by a one week run at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center in Aventura (www.aventuracenter,org) , and a one week at the Old School Square Crest Theatre in Delray Beach, FL (www.oldschoolsquare.org .

Peter and the Starcatcher provides a backstory for …more…

From PGA to the Great White Way

Top South Florida Broadway and cabaret performers Avery Sommers, John Lariviere, Melissa Boher Jacobson, and Michelle Petrucci will be joined by five talented stars of the future from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts to ring in – and sing in – 2018 at the PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens. There will be two performances on December 31st – the first at 7 pm, and the second at …more…

Tarzan

Slow Burn Theatre Company’s production of the musical Tarzan swings into the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Featuring music by Phil Collins and a book by David Henry Hwang, the musical Tarzan is based on the 1999 Walt Disney Animation Studios film of the same name. The musical follows the plot of the Disney film, with a few minor changes. Terk, who was a female in the film, is a …more…

STALKER BOB AND HIS MOTHER

EMPIRE STAGE
PRESENTS
A World Premiere Comedy Just In Time For The Holidays!
STALKER BOB AND HIS MOTHER!

Loosely based on actual events, STALKER BOB AND HIS MOTHER is a comedy that asks the question: When you retire, is it the end of the adventure or the beginning? Jim and Jimmy have retired to Florida and are thrown into an adventure when a trick turns out to be the son of a …more…

Irving Berlin Salutes America

Irving Berlin Salutes America – A Musical Tribute and Patriotic Celebration will be appearing at the PGA Arts Center from November 30 – December 24, 2017.

Irving Berlin Salutes America, which will open at the PGA Arts Center on November 30th, is a compendium of Berlin’s most patriotic pieces – a musical tribute to Berlin, and to America itself. No one’s music better exemplifies the culture, mood, history, and patriotism of …more…

House of Gabor

Tony Finstrom’s new play entitled House of Gabor premiered October 30, 2017 as part of the ‘Jan McArt New Play Readings’ series at Boca Raton’s Lynn University, where Producer McArt continues to develop new work by South Florida playwrights.

“I set out to write something about the Gabors, as they’ve long fascinated me and I have a lot of books about them that I’ve only really glanced at superficially …more…

Winter Shorts

Peter and the Starcatcher

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Slow Burn Theatre Company present Peter and the Starcatcher Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 26. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, the show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

Winner of five Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher is a wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry …more…

Dreamgirls

Stage Door Theatre presents the musical Dreamgirls. Set in 1962 at the world famous Apollo Theatre in New York City. It’s a time in American musical history when a new sound is percolating. The Dreamettes, a trio of aspiring R & B singers, arrive late for a talent contest they hope will launch their musical career. Dreamgirls, the award-winning Broadway hit (6 Tony Awards, 5 Drama Desk Awards, 2 Grammy …more…

2017 Silver Palm Winners Announced

The South Florida Silver Palm Theatre Awards, founded ten years ago to honor theatrical excellence in South Florida, has announced that this year it will present the coveted award to 28 individuals and organizations.

“The Silver Palm Awards are presented annually to those who’ve made an outstanding or unique contribution to South Florida Theatre,” explained Silver Palm Awards Executive Producer Tony Finstrom. “There are no nominees, no winners or losers, and …more…

Outre Theatre Company Presents Green Day’s American Idiot

Outre Theatre Company Presents Green Day’s American Idiot at
the Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Green Day’s punk opera American Idiot, adapted for the stage by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, will continue Outré Theatre Company’s sixth full season as a provocative cultural institution in South Florida. This is Outré’s second production in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center, following its disturbingly timely …more…

Grindr The Opera

TIM EVANICKI
PRODUCTIONS
Presents
(In association with  Empire Stage)
GRINDR
The Opera

Now’s the time to grab your tickets to the hilarious parody of the infamous hook-up app: GRINDR! With several different types of music ranging from pop to baroque, this show puts GRINDR square in the middle of the world of Opera!

We meet GRINDR, a mythical siren from remote antiquity who has been awoken from her millennial slumber by technology. Her power, which …more…

HOUSE OF GABOR

Tony Finstrom’s lates new play titled HOUSE OF GABOR, is soon to be unveiled for the first time on any stage Monday, October 30th, at 7:30 PM, as part of the ‘Jan McArt New Play Readings’ series at Boca Raton’s Lynn University, where Producer McArt continues to develop new work by South Florida playwrights.

Jan McArt will star as Jolie Gabor n this presentation, along with last season’s Carbonell Award-winning Best …more…

Tickling the Ivories

Stage Door Theatre presents the World Premiere production of Kevin Black’s Tickling the Ivories. The show will run through November 19th in the venue’s Theatre 2.

Featuring songs by famous pianists and songwriters from several centuries, Tickling the Ivories combines classical pieces with 20th Century pop classics by the likes of Billy Joel, Elton John, Carole King, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow and many others.

Pianists Michael Friedman and …more…