One of the most unforgettable romantic stories ever written, The Bridges of Madison County, first captured the nation's attention as a best-selling novel, then became an award-winning film, and is now a two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-torn Italy, looks forward to a few days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, a chance encounter becomes a four-day whirlwind romance caught between decision and desire -- offering a second chance at so much more. This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave you breathless when it comes to the stage of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch. Set amidst the showy decadence of the 1920s, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards, including Best Picture), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this razzle-dazzling production at West Palm Beach's Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Brace yourself for a powerful courtroom drama that's as timely and thought-provoking as ever. Adapted from the 1961 Academy Award-winning film, Judgment at Nuremberg probes the darkness of human history and asks how our laws can govern what is good and evil. This fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg trials centers around four judges accused of crimes against humanity for their actions during the Nazi regime. Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts brings this compelling legal drama to the Susan B. Katz Theater.
Have you ever wondered what shenanigans and hijinks happen offstage during a play? Considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off reveals the hilarious backstage antics of a group of small-town actors attempting to perform a theatrical flop called Nothing On. This play-within-a-play is a comedic triumph of slamming doors, falling trousers and ... flying sardines. Written by award-winning English novelist and playwright Michael Frayn (Copenhagen, Democracy), the comedy of errors remains a crowd pleaser 35 years after its debut. Now you can catch all the classic slapstick comedy at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables.
Eric Lane's poignant and hilarious play Ride takes three adolescent girls on a life-changing road trip. Recent high school graduates Carrie and Molly, who are complete opposites and never hung out together at school, form a fragile relationship while working at a local farm stand. Molly convinces Carrie to join her on an unexpected road trip in her brand new car -- a gift with strings attached. Carrie brings along her 11-year-old sister, Sam, who ends up creating a bridge the older girls need to move forward. All three girls are keeping secrets, which unfold over the course of their trip, and the girls' true selves begin to emerge. Their ride is both a physical and emotional one, and you're invited to join them when Ride comes to the Area Stage Company in Coral Gables.