Based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, 9 to 5: The Musical remains a relevant and rollicking show celebrating women in the workplace. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a outrageous turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy: giving their boss the boot. While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Catch 9 to 5 from Slow Burn Theatre Co. on the stage of Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Amaturo Theater in Fort Lauderdale.
Friends! The Musical Parody is the hilarious off-Broadway hit musical that lovingly lampoons TV's sitcom phenom. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll Unagi! This parody play celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It's a seemingly typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear. Could this evening be any more nostalgically funny? Find out when Friends! comes to the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics' Pick and "AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!" (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, "FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!"
See the world's most notorious women carry a tune. Or an axe. Or a grudge. Featuring four talented performers playing more than 20 roles, Hell's Belles is a fast-paced, razor-sharp new original musical, now coming to the Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale. In Hell's theater district, a show-biz-loving devil hosts a revue featuring famous and infamous women from history. Hear Janis Joplin celebrate sex, drugs, booze and rock 'n' roll. Watch the epic showdown between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Witness Princess Diana's surprise visit from Heaven. These are just some of the women you'll meet in the underworld's longest-running club.
A steamy exploration of the complications of love, the compromises we make and the betrayals that undo us, Murder Ballad is the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong. The show centers on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. The addicting rock opera, conceived by Julia Jordan, with music and lyrics by Juliana Nash, is an incredible theatrical experience that explores the decadence and dangers of desire. Watch it all unfold at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
Experience the phenomenon as it once again leaps onto the Cadillac Palace Theatre stage. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment."
The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway's COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! The New York Times Critics' Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don't miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year's Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, "It takes you to a place you never want to leave!"
Adapted from Rick Riordan's bestselling YA book, this "electrifying" (Newsday) pop-rock musical finds Percy Jackson in hot water at school -- again. But he's got bigger fish to fry. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life, and he seems to have angered a few of them along the way. Now, young Percy and his newfound friends must race against the hourglass to solve the mystery of Zeus' stolen lightning bolt and set things right on Mount Olympus. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief comes to the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale in a production deemed "worthy of the gods" by TimeOut New York.