It's 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry: Millie's wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage, and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name. What's a small town girl to do? Find out when you see Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.m a jazz-age musical performed by a youth cast, at Area Stage Company in Coral Gables.
From the producer and director of Communion and Reborning comes the Southeastern premier of An Accident at Ft. Lauderdale's Empire Stage. Elizabeth Price stars as Libby (Reborning), a young woman who, after a near-fatal card accident is visited by the perpetrator. "Her recovery parallels the context of their wary, confrontational and erotically charged interactions" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Broadway's longest running one-woman show, Golda's Balcony tells the incredible real-life story of Golda Meir, Israel's first female prime minister. One of the most influential people of the 20th century, Meir truly lived an incredible life -- from her time in Russian pogroms to her work as an American schoolteacher in Milwaukee, all the way to the epicenter of international politics in a career that culminated with the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Starring acclaimed actress Francine Berk, this Tony nominated production of the deeply funny and frighteningly prescient drama by William Gibson (The Miracle Worker) can be enjoyed at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton.
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...
On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley to Memphis' Sun Records. The rock 'n' roll musical Million Dollar Quartet was inspired by this legendary recording session -- the first and only collaboration between these true iconoclasts, each of whom had an undeniable influence on American music. This thrilling production takes you inside the studio with the four major talents who came together as a red-hot band for one unforgettable night, and features such enduring hits as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Hound Dog." A hit on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet was nominated for 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards and now comes to the Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables.
One of Broadway's biggest and most compelling hits in recent years, the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal offers a heartbreaking, humorous and unflinchingly authentic look at a modern family struggling with the effects of bipolar disorder. Featuring original songs by Tom Kitt (American Idiot), including "Just Another Day," "You Don't Know" and "Superboy and the Invisible Girl," this emotional powerhouse of a musical addresses grief, suburban life and even ethics in modern psychiatry. Find out why The New York Times called it "much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical," when this show comes to the stage of The Abyss Theatre in Wilton Manors.
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.
We're going back to a sexier time -- The Reagan Era -- and the party has been raging hard in Hollywood. There, at one of the Sunset Strip's last legendary rock venues, the liquor flows freely, the Lycra is tight and the Aqua Net is in abundance. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and perspiring janitor) Drew longs to become the next Bon Jovi. But when he falls for a small-town girl, will the good times come to an end? One of the longest running shows in recent Broadway history, the Tony-nominated Rock of Ages features 28 eyebrow-scorching hits from Styx, Poison and many other monster bands of the '80s. Get ready to rock out at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.
West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s New York, finding two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs -- the Jets and the Sharks. The famed 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and the story has enjoyed many Broadway revivals, the latest in 2009. Written by the creative dream team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin and classical-inspired score features treasured numbers like "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty" and "America." Get ready to snap your fingers along with this iconic musical love story at the Susan B. Katz Theater in Pembroke Pines.