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34th International Hispanic Theatre Festival: El Bululú

Jul 18, 2019 to Jul 20, 2019 - at 8:30 PM - Spanish

The theater is a machine for sewing memories. The texts of the Spanish gold century merge with the gold that the conquistadors took from Bolivia. It is the cultural gold that crosses time, with that memory honoring the art of the balladeer. This performance is part of the Miami-Dade County Auditorium's Hot Theatre Summer Series 2019. (Presented in Spanish.)

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

Carolina Pupo-Mayo

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Murder for Two

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

Mixing classic musical comedy with a dash of Agatha Christie, everyone is a suspect in this house of eccentric characters unfazed by the dead body on the floor. Murder for Two is a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist; one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all 13 suspects, and they both play the piano! A zany madcap musical mystery, this 90-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

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Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

tickets.actorsplayhouse.org

Sister Act by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Cheri and Bill Steinkellner

Next date: Jul 18, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

The sensational feel-good musical comedy smash Sister Act is a riot a minute! Based on the 1992 film, it features incredible music by Oscar and Tony winning composer Alan Menken, and when it played on Broadway, it was called "one of the happiest surprises" that "hits all the right spots." Nominated for several Tony Awards including Best Musical, Sister Act is a celebration of music and a pure joy to experience!

Location

FAU's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Lette
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 (Map)

Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus

Jul 19, 2019 to Aug 11, 2019 - various times - English

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

Location

Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014 (Map)

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

Soul of Motor City

Next date: Jul 19, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

In the early 1960s, Detroit was on the move. The distinctive sound that emerged from this city was the sound of young America. The music has left an indelible stamp on the heart, soul, and mind of several generations of fans ever since. THE SOUL OF MOTOR CITY's debut release was extended 5 times by popular demand! It brings new life to those classics made famous by such artists like The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Temptations, The Supremes and many more.

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Location

Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311 (Map)

The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

Next date: Jul 19, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch, a brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas, for more than a century. Under the proprietorship of Miss Mona, business is thriving. Mona takes care of her girls and is on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down.

Location

Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
17195 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33331 (Map)

Contact Information

PPTOPA

954-437-4884

www.pptopa.com

Gian Marco - Intuición Tour USA 2019

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Gian Marco, who’s currently making the rounds with his Intuición Tour in Latin America, has announced that his concert is headed to the U.S., Billboard can exclusively reveal.

Location

Fillmore Theater
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-673-7300

305-275-4363

www.fillmoremb.com/

Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau

Next date: Jul 20, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

The play tackles the corrosion of the American Dream – and the economic, racial, and social tensions of a city, a workforce, and a nation. Set in a small factory in Detroit – the play articulates the workers struggle to survive. Their banter and confrontations are a powerful currency, posing urgent questions and revealing startling truths.

Location

GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

Next Stop Broadway's CHICAGO

Jul 25, 2019 & Jul 26, 2019 - from 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM - English

'It Would Be Criminal to Miss This Show Performed by Aspiring Teen Professionals'

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is offering a fun, theatrical-based summer camp for children and teens this summer in conjunction with Next Stop Broadway, the premier training center for young performers in South Florida.

Part of the summer camp program is the popular Teen Theatre Project (for grades 9+, ages 14+), culminating in a full-scale, fully designed production

Location

Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065 (Map)

Contact Information

954-344-5990

www.thecentercs.com/events/detail/chicago

34th International Hispanic Theatre Festival: Millones de Segundos

Jul 26, 2019 to Jul 28, 2019 - click here for time schedule - Spanish

Since he was 5, a transgender teen has been counting the seconds he has left to live in an alien body. He is 554 million seconds old and still harbors the hope of beginning his transformation. This performance is part of the Miami-Dade County Auditorium's Hot Theatre Summer Series 2019. (Presented in Spanish with English supertitles.)

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

Carolina Pupo-Mayo

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Carly Rae Jepsen - THE DEDICATED TOUR

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Carly Rae Jepsen has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Crisis Text Line, and their work providing free, confidential and 24/7 support for those in crisis.

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Location

Fillmore Theater
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-673-7300

305-275-4363

Crisistextline.org

www.fillmoremb.com/

Beyond Broken Pieces – My Story

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM - English

Miami Young Adult Christian Theatre Presents Beyond Broken Pieces – My Story. Moving Stories of Faith and Resilience.

Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Main Stage
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Blueface

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM - English

Johnathan Michael Porter, better known by the stage name Blueface, is an American rapper and songwriter. In October 2018, after releasing the music video for his song "Respect My Crypn", he became a viral internet meme due to his off-beat style of rapping and his tattoo of Benjamin Franklin on the side of his face.

Location

Fillmore Theater
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-673-7300

305-275-4363

www.fillmoremb.com/

Estaba en Casa y Esperaba que Llegara la Lluvia

Next date: Aug 1, 2019 - click here for time schedule - Spanish

One summer evening, the only son of a matriarchal family returns home from a long estrangement. His sisters, mother and grandmother have been waiting for this moment, each one evoking memories they shared, conversations, silences and expectations. Now he is here, on their doorstep, finally home. This performance is part of the Miami-Dade County Auditorium's Hot Theatre Summer Series 2019. (Performances in Spanish with simultaneous audio translation in English and French.)

Location

Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

Contact Information

Carolina Pupo-Mayo

305-547-5414

305-541-7782

www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Boca Bound: A New Musical

Sep 19, 2019 to Sep 22, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

“It’s Never Too Late To Make Dreams Come True”

Meet Nadine Glass, a New York copyright attorney, who has lived a life of unrealized dreams. Now retired and feeling very alone, Nadine reluctantly agrees to join her friend in Boca for the season. Journey with Nadine as she suddenly finds herself on a path that changes her life.

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Written by Boca Residents:

  • Music & Lyrics by Richard Peshkin
  • Book by  Bonnie Logan

Location

The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (Map)

Contact Information

www.thewick.org

Wiesenthal by Tom Dugan

Next date: Sep 21, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

Filled with hope, humanity and humor – this is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, who devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble – his unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life.

Location

GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

True West by Sam Shepard

Sep 27, 2019 to Oct 20, 2019 - various times - English

This American classic explores alternatives that might spring from the demented terrain of the California landscape. Sons of a desert-dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

Location

Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014 (Map)

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

Ring of Fire

Oct 30, 2019 to Dec 8, 2019 - various times - English

  • The Music of Johnny Cash
  • Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.
  • Conceived by William Meade

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Performed by five incredible actor/singer musicians who play 20 different instruments, this exciting musical features the songs “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and more than two dozen classic hits. This portrait of The Man in Black is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend, climaxing in a final concert that will both move and exhilarate.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

tickets.actorsplayhouse.org

Ordinary Americans by Joseph McDonough

Next date: Dec 6, 2019 - click here for time schedule - English

GableStage Producing Artistic Director Joseph Adler and Palm Beach Dramaworks Producing Artistic Director William Hayes are pleased to announce that their companies will be working together to co-produce the world premiere of Ordinary Americans, a play by Joseph McDonough based on actual events in the lives of Gertrude Berg and Philip Loeb, stars of television’s groundbreaking sitcom, The Goldbergs, which premiered on CBS in 1949.

  • As previously announced, Ordinary Americans will be staged at PBD from December 6 - 29, 2019.
  • It will then move on to GableStage from January 18 - February 16, 2020.

Hayes will direct, and South Florida favorite Elizabeth Dimon will star as Berg. The rest of the cast and artistic team will be announced at a later date.

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“We’re thrilled to be working together and excited about bringing this play to both our audiences,” said Hayes and Adler in a joint statement. “We have enormous respect for each other’s work; we share the same views when it comes to the kind of theatre we want to be associated with. The DNA between the two theatres is very similar. We both try to pick plays that you won’t forget about when the lights come up, plays that people will still be talking about the next day. That’s our goal. If we can rattle the cage and maybe change someone’s viewpoint, that’s exciting. We also think that partnering is the right message to send to the community. We believe that theatres are collaborative rather than competitive, and this is a way to lead by example. It’s important to come together and show there’s a new way to think as theatre companies. And with Ordinary Americans, we have a meaningful story to tell the world that is particularly powerful at this moment in history.” It is believed to be the first co-production between two South Florida theatres.

The play is set in the early 1950s and centers on the tribulations faced by Berg and Loeb as they struggle to save their show, their careers, and their friendship in the face of McCarthyism, anti-Semitism, and the political climate of the country. Berg (1899 – 1966) was a seminal figure in American popular culture in the first half of the twentieth century and one of the most significant artists in television history, yet she is largely forgotten today. She was known to millions around the country as Molly Goldberg, a character she created for her 1929 radio show, The Rise of the Goldbergs, which aired first on NBC and later on CBS until 1945 (with a break between 1934 and 1938). In addition to starring as the matriarch of a Jewish family living in the Bronx, Berg wrote almost every script for the radio show and then for the TV series, which ran through 1957 on different networks. She was also the show’s producer, and the first recipient of an Emmy Award for Lead Comedy Actress.

“She owned her own show,” said McDonough. “She was like Oprah before Oprah. In those days, for a woman, especially a Jewish woman, to do all that she did was incredible. And she never shied away from the fact that her characters were Jewish, which was also important. Yet the family’s appeal was that they were just ordinary Americans.”

“I have vivid memories of watching The Goldbergs on television,” said Adler. “I loved Gertrude Berg, and I realized early on that she was more than just the actress. She created the show, she was a writer, she was a brilliant woman. To my knowledge, she created the first television series that depicted Jewish family life in America. The critical thing about that show is it was loved by Jews and non-Jews because it was really about family. And it’s remarkable that it was being aired way back then, because at the time the country was riddled by anti-Semitism.”

Hayes admits that he knew very little about Berg until Dimon told him of her long-time desire to play the television pioneer. “Beth knew she was suited to playing the role and she’d been trying to get someone interested in writing a play about Gertrude Berg for years,” Hayes said. “I watched a documentary about Berg and read her biography, and as I learned more and more about her I couldn’t believe nobody had written a play about her. I couldn’t get her story out of my head; it became an obsession. So I commissioned the play out of The Dramaworkshop, our lab for developing new work. I asked Joe to write it because he became as fascinated by the subject as I was.”

Ordinary Americans was developed in The Dramaworkshop, and last January it received a reading at PBD as part of the first New Year/New Plays Festival. “I think the strength of the play – and several people who attended the reading said this – is that it’s the first time that McCarthyism is personalized, where we actually see it destroy a good person,” said Hayes, referring to Loeb. “It makes it a more powerful message because you get to know and like someone, and you see the destructive power of fear and paranoia. And as you watch this fear and paranoia and anti-Semitism, the parallels to today are unmistakable.”

Hayes approached Adler about co-producing the play, and Adler was immediately receptive. “I jumped at the chance,” he said. “It’s such an important story. On one level it’s pure Americana, which is to say it’s a play about a minority in this country, and an artist who was able to depict family life within that minority in such a way that it had a universality. At the same time, these people are persecuted for their religion and their politics. The blacklist is a blight on our history, and I don’t think most people today are aware of how many people’s careers were destroyed, or the number of people who killed themselves. It’s a story that needs to be told.”

  • GableStage is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Florida Professional Theatres Association, Florida Cultural Alliance, Dade Cultural Alliance, Americans for the Arts, and The Drama League, as well as Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, and the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Palm Beach Dramaworks is a non-profit, professional theatre and is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the South Florida Theatre League, Florida Professional Theatres Association, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Locations

Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

GableStage, Inc.
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Contact Information

305-445-1119

561-514-4042

Mamma Mia!

Jan 22, 2020 to Feb 23, 2020 - various times - English

  • Music and Lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
  • Book by Catherine Johnson

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny and funny tale follows the story of a young woman's search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, told through the story telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship into one of the most unforgettable musicals of all time.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

tickets.actorsplayhouse.org

Camelot

Mar 18, 2020 to Apr 12, 2020 - various times - English

  • Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
  • Music by Frederick Loewe

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning musical. Its Original Broadway Cast Album topped the charts for 60 weeks, with a rich score boasting such gems as "If Ever I Would Leave You," “I Loved You Once in Silence,” "The Lusty Month of May," and of course, "Camelot." This unique, newly revised version focused directly on the leading characters and the classic Arthurian legend reinvents the famous duo’s fantastical masterpiece.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

tickets.actorsplayhouse.org

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