Get ready for a night of flappers, hair bobbing and hemline-raising fun while you take in this high-spirited musical romp through the Jazz Age. A sassy valentine to the spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there, Thoroughly Modern Millie features hip-shaking dance numbers, sweeping ballads and a colorful cast of characters zipping around the Big Apple in 1922. Based on the classic film starring Julie Andrews, this Tony-winning musical tells the story of ambitious small-town girl Millie Dillmount as she tries to make her mark in NYC amid the city's cultural revolution, dashing young men and dragon-lady vixens. From the theater company that brought you Fiddler on the Roof, Dreamgirls, Footloose and Jekyll & Hyde, see this Marquee Theater Company production of Thoroughly Modern Millie at West Boca Performing Arts Theater in Boca Raton.
Adapted from the 1994 Disney animated classic, the talented teen performers of the Westside Broadway Teen Theatre Project present The Lion King at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Just like in the big Broadway show, you'll hear unforgettable songs that include "Circle of Life," "Just Can't Wait To Be King," "Hakuna Matata" and more, as Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters journey from Pride Rock to the jungle in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.
In The Book of Moron, the latest solo show from actor-comedian Robert Dubac (The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?), we meet a man who can't remember who he is or what he believes in because he's been bombarded by so much propaganda and hype. While he's racking his brain for answers, his inner voices take turns trying to talk sense into him. Go on a head trip in Robert Dubac's one-man show as he portrays his voice of reason, his common sense, his inner idiot, his inner child and his inner asshole -- all of which try to wake him up from the coma of modern-day life. Don't miss The Book of Moron at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
Everyone's favorite creepy clan The Addams Family hits the stage with a macabre musical that's so hilarious it's scary. Gather around the family mansion and watch Morticia and Gomez wrestle with a nightmarish turn of events. Their daughter, the ever-precocious Wednesday, has done the scariest thing imaginable -- she's fallen in love with an average, run-of-the-mill boy. What's worse, she wants her freaky family to pretend to be "normal" for one night to impress her new boyfriend's parents. Watch what happens when Pugsley, Grandmama, Uncle Fester and Lurch put their own horrific spin on hospitality. Inspired by Charles Addams' iconic comic strip and featuring a script written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this family-friendly production of the Tony-nominated musical lurks into the Boca Black Box.
It Happened One Night, the acclaimed 1934 romantic comedy classic from director Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), was the first film ever to win all five major Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Screenplay. A reversal of the usual Cinderella story, It Happened One Night finds its heroine jumping off of her father's yacht after he tries to have her marriage to a fortune-hunter annulled. On a bus to New York City, she falls in with a cynical, down-on-his-luck newspaperman who offers to reunite her with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. Now, the verbal battles of wit and lighthearted sex appeal that lead these two down the road to love unfold as a live radio drama, performed by Arts Radio Network at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Avi Hoffman's incredibly successful one-man show celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Boca Black Box. A hit off-Broadway, on tour in Florida and across the country, Hoffman's musical-comedy tribute to his Jewish upbringing and Yiddish culture has spawned a PBS special and two sequels, Too Jewish, Too! and Still Jewish After All These Years. Now, "the mensch and his musical" are back in the original production The New York Times called "hilarious" and "warm and winning." Along with telling personal stories and introducing bits from classic vaudeville and beyond, Hoffman re-creates the persona of the great-grandfather of stand-up comedy, Menashe Skulnick, as part of this thoroughly entertaining performance.
A thrilling mix of musical theater, photography and pop music, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition is a daring exploration of audio and visual stimulation. With a collection of original songs by award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver, the musical features a collection of "snapshot stories." Each projected image from photographer Matthew Murphy inspires a unique song, giving a glimpse of something happening and a glimmer of a life unfolding. This intricately woven collection of stories comes to the Abyss Theater in Wilton Manors to challenge your idea of what the modern American musical can be.
ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will bring a new sound to Broadway and get audiences on their feet.
Marion Grodin has shared the stage with huge acts like Robin Williams, Lewis Black and Roseanne Barr. Now, the stand-up comic extraordinaire Marion Grodin is coming to Boca Black Box in Boca Raton to star in a new production of one of the most popular and moving plays about feminism, The Vagina Monologues. Based on interviews conducted with women from all over the world, the play is a hilarious and deeply poignant collection of stories that gives voice to a chorus of common experiences and feelings once considered taboo. A thoughtful look at the female experience, with an unblinking look at topics such as sex, love, rape, birth, and the vagina as an expression of female individuality, the play manages to be entertaining without being trite, political without being offensive.
Originally directed by thriller mastermind Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps takes you on an adventure to clear an innocent man's name from espionage. A theatrical adaptation of John Buchan's 1915 novel, everyman Richard Hannay gets trapped in a world of danger when he joins the battle against the 39 Steps, a spy organization who's after British military secrets. The tables turn on Hannay once accused of murdering a counter-espionage agent, and he must flee to Scotland to clear his name and dismantle the spy ring. Find out who really dunit at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON Chicago is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century."
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this production of Peter and the Starcatcher at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew.
FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).
Big Brother is watching you in Fort Lauderdale. 1984, George Orwell's vision of a future ruled by government surveillance and thought control, has been chilling readers for over 60 years. Today, this depiction of perpetual war, propaganda and technology is more relevant than ever. Now, you can experience Orwell's work anew, with this adaptation from Michael Gene Sullivan. In the play, the omniscient Big Brother holds citizens under constant surveillance. Meanwhile, protagonist Winston Smith attempts to resist the Party, an oppressive force that utilizes psychological manipulation and physical discipline to brainwash society. This stage version imbues the classic novel with new vitality at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
This 2016 Broadway musical skillfully mixes a spoof of classic catastrophe films with an awesome jukebox soundtrack to truly capture the delicious cheesiness of '70s pop culture. Disaster! finds a diverse group of New Yorkers attending the opening of a floating casino and disco -- only to face one massive calamity after another. From every Airport movie ever to epic adventures like The Poseidon Adventure, Swarm and Earthquake, you'll recognize all the stock characters and set pieces, accompanied by hits like "Muskrat Love," "I Am Woman," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Knock on Wood," and of course, "I Will Survive." A New York Times Critics' Pick, this hilarious hit from Broadway's Seth Rudetsky lands safely at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.
Based upon Alice Walker's acclaimed novel of the same name, THE COLOR PURPLE is the epic tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. At its center is fourteen-year-old Celie. When Celie is forced by her abusive father to marry a cruel farmer, called "Mister," she is separated from all that she loves. Ultimately, Celie conquers the odds to find her voice and her strength, coming into her own. THE COLOR PURPLE celebrates the healing power of love and the importance of a zest for life.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and one of the biggest selling songs of all time-"I Will Always Love You."
When Dark Victory premiered on Broadway in 1934, legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead played the lead role of hard-partying socialite Judith Traherne, whose hedonistic life takes a turn when she's diagnosed with a brain tumor that will eventually rob her of her eyesight and her life. In the 1939 film adaptation, it was Hollywood icon Bette Davis who stepped into Judith's shoes, picking up an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of a young woman struggling to come to terms with her mortality while falling in love with the doctor treating her. Now, this tragic, moving and widely celebrated play is coming to the stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she's been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma's incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie's got some of her own tricks up her sleeve...
Adapted from suspense mastermind Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 film with Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, Suspicion is yet another thrilling work of art that follows one couple's descent into money and madness. When affluent wallflower Lina falls for the charming yet dangerous playboy Johnnie, the smitten lovers wed despite her father's incessant warnings against him. However, Johnnie falls into some financial trouble during the marriage, and his "business partner" suddenly dies under suspicious circumstances. Will Lina be next? Find out if love triumphs over fortune in this theatrical adaptation at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.