Past Reviews

Regional Reviews: Florida - Southern


2016-2017 Theatre Season

Actors Playhouse | Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts | African American Performing Arts Community Theatre | Andrews Living Arts Studio | Arts Garage | Broward Center for the Performing Arts | Broward Stage Door Theatre | City Theatre | Coral Springs Center for the Arts | The Delray Beach Playhouse | Empire Stage | Entr'acte Theatrix | Evening Star Productions | Gablestage | Island City Stage | Jan McArt's Play Readings Series at Lynn University | KWP Productions | M Ensemble Company | Mad Cat Theatre Company | Main Street Players | Maltz Jupiter Theatre | Marquee Theatre Company | Miami Acting Company | Miami Theater Center | MNM Productions | Outré Theatre Company | Palm Beach Dramaworks | Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts | Pigs Do Fly Productions | The Playgroup, LLC | Red Barn Theatre | Slow Burn Theatre Company | Theatre Lab | Theatre XP | Thinking Cap Productions | The Vanguard | Waterfront Playhouse | West Boca Theatre Company | The Wick Theatre | Zoetic |


Actors Playhouse
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables FL 33134 305-444-9293

Buyer & Cellar
By Jonathan Tolins
July 13, 2016 - August 7, 2016

Million Dollar Quartet
Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
October 19, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Carousel
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
February 1, 2017 - February 26, 2017

All The Way
By Robert Schenkkan
March 22, 2017 - April 9, 2017

It Shoulda Been You
Book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi
May 17, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Finding Mona Lisa
By Michael McKeever
July 12, 2017 - August 13, 2017


Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 305-949-6722

The Illusionists
October 11, 2016 - October 16, 2016 D

Dirty Dancing
Music by John Morris and Erich Bulling
November 29, 2016 - December 4, 2016

An American in Paris
Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas
December 27, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Book by Douglas McGrath
February 14, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Jersey Boys
Music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
April 4, 2017 - April 9, 2017

The King and I
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II
May 9, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Annie
Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
March 3, 2017 - 5, 2017


African American Performing Arts Community Theatre
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in the Wendell Narcisse Performing Arts Theater, 6161 NW 22 nd Ave. Miami FL 305-763-2360

TBA


Andrews Living Arts Studio
23 NW 5th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-530-1879

Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West!
By Ginger Reiter
September 15, 2016 - September 18, 2016


Arts Garage
180 NE 1st St., Delray Beach, FL

The Mystery of Love & Sex
By Bathsheba Doran
October 7, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Cuddles
By Joseph Wilde
November 18, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Blues in the Night: A Musical
Conceived by Sheldon Epps
January 27, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Breadcrumbs
By Jennifer Haley
March 17, 2017 - April 9, 2017


Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Rent
20th Anniversary Tour
Music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson
October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane
December 13, 2016 - December 25, 2016

Cabaret
Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
January 10, 2017 - January 22, 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glen Slater and Howard Ashman
Book by Dough Wright
February 22, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Something Rotten!
Music and lyrics by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick
Book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick
March 21, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Matilda the Musical
Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
Book by Dennis Kelly
April 25, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Mamma Mia!
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Book by Catherine Johnson
May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Finding Neverland
Music by Gary Barlow, lyrics by Eliot Kennedy and Gary Barlow
Book by James Graham
June 13, 2017 - June 25, 2017


Broward Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs FL 33065 954-344-7765

Blame It On The Movies!
Conceived by Billy Barnes, Ron Abel and David Galligan
August 5, 2016 - September 18, 2016

The Rothschilds
Book by Sherman Yellen, Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
September 2, 2016 - October 16, 2016

Swing! Swing! Swing!
Music and Dance
October 7, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Sweet Charity
Music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Book by Neil Simon
November 4, 2016 - December 11, 2016

Vegas, 2016 - A Night On The Strip
Musical
December 9, 2016 - January 22, 2017

The Most Happy Fella
Book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
December 30, 2017 - February 5, 2017

The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah & Beyond
By David Jay Bernstein
February 10, 2017 - March 26, 2017

The Kid From Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Story
By Mark Childers and Peter J. Loewy
February 24, 2017 - April 29, 2017

No Way To Treat A Lady
Book, music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen
April 4, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Social Security
By Andrew Bergman
June 16, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Minnie's Boys
Music by Larry Grossman, lyrics by Hal Hackady
Book by Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher
June 30, 2017 - August 6, 2017


City Theatre
444 Brickell Avenue, #229, Miami, Florida
305-755-9401

Summer Shorts
August 4, 2017 - August 28, 2017

CityWrights
June 23, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Shorts Gone Wild
August - September 2016

Short Cuts 2017
January - April 2017


Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show
November 13, 2016

Chris McDonald's Memories of Elvis
January 7, 2017

Masters of Illusion
February 23, 2017

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn
By Jake Ehrenreich
March 10, 2017 - March 12, 2017


The Delray Beach Playhouse
950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach 561-272-1281

The Sensuous Senator
By Michael Parker
October 8, 2016 - October 23, 2016

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
December 3, 2016 - December 18, 2016

The Odd Couple
By Neil Simon
February 4, 2016 - February 19, 2016

Once Upon a Mattress
Music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
March 25, 2016 - April 9, 2017

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
May 20, 2017 - June 4, 2017


Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive, Ft Lauderdale 954678-1496

Mel Schwartz Sleeps With Mae West!
By Ginger Reiter
September 22, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Cock Tales
By Debra Ehrhardt
October 7, 2016 - October 30, 2016


Entr'acte Theatrix

Peter and the Starcatcher
By Rick Elice
October 6, 2016 - October 16, 2016


Evening Star Productions
3333 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-447-8829

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised]
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
June 17, 2016 - June 26, 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
August 5, 2016 - August 21, 2016

Gutenberg! The Musical
By Scott Brown and Anthony King
September 15, 2016 - October 2, 2016

See Rock City and Other Destinations
Book and lyrics by Adam Mathias
Music by Brad Alexander
January 12, 2016 - January 27, 2017

Waiting For Godot
By Samuel Beckett
April 20, 2017 - May 7, 2017


Gablestage
1220 Anastasia Avenue Coral Gables FL 33134

Stalking The Bogeyman
By Markus Potter
July 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016

Hand To God
By Robert Askins
October 1, 2016 - October 30, 2016

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An Act of God
By David Javerbaum
November 19, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Between Riverside and Crazy
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
January 21, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Dry Powder
By Sarah Burgess
March 25, 2017 - April 23, 2017

The Legend of Georgia McBride
By Matthew Lopez
May 27, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Informed Consent
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
July 29, 2017 - August 27, 2017


Island City Stage
2304 Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 954-678-1496

Perfect Arrangement
By Topher Payne
November 10, 2016 - December 12, 2016

The First Step - Diary of a Sex Addict
By Henry Covery
January 12, 2017 - February 12, 2017

Son
J.L Beller
April 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017

The Goldberg Variations
By Marcy Kahan
June 15, 2017 - July 17, 2017


Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
By Mark Haddon
November 15, 2016 - November 20, 2016

An American in Paris
Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Craig Lucas
December 6, 2016 - November 11, 2016

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage
Music by John Morris and Erich Bulling
January 3, 2017 - January 8, 2017

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Book by Douglas McGrath
February 1, 2017 - February 5, 2017

The Phantom of the Opera
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe
Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe
March 23, 2017 - April 1, 2017

Kinky Boots
Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Book by Harvey Fierstein
April 18, 2017 - April 23, 23017

The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
May 9, 2017 - May 14, 2017


Jan McArt's Play Readings Series at Lynn University
Keith C. and Elain Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 561-237-9000

A King! A Plot! A Gun! A Shot! And All That Followed (Quite a Lot)
By Tony Finstrom
October 31, 2016 T

The Long Reunion
By Jack Gilhooey
January 23, 2017

Love and Other Unnatural Acts
By Don Webster
February 13, 2017

The Camp
By Michael McKeever
March 6, 2017


KWP Productions
Bhetty Waldron Theater at Actor's Rep, 1009 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 561-339-4687

It Had to Be You
By Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna
August 19, 2016 - September 4, 2016

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
October 14, 2016 - October 23, 2016

tick, tick ... Boom!
By Jonathan Larson
November 4, 2016 - November 11, 2016

4000 Miles
By Amy Herzog
February 3, 2017 - February 12, 2017

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
March 3, 2017 - March 12, 2017

Barefoot in the Park
By Neil Simon
April 7, 2017 - April 16, 2017


M Ensemble Company
12320 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami FL 33168 305-895-8955

TBA


Mad Cat Theatre Company
9816 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL

Why Not? With Richard Nixon
By Jessica Farr, Theo Reyna & Paul Tei
September 29, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Audience and Protest
Vaclav Havel
February 23, 2017 - March 12, 2017

Firemen Are Rarely Necessary
By Theo Reyna
June 29, 2017 - July 16, 2017


Main Street Players
6766 Main St., Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Songs for a New World
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
July 22, 2016 - August 7, 2016

The Pot
By Glenn Hutchinson
September 25, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Clybourne Park
By Bruce Norris
September 30, 2016 - October 23, 2016

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Real Women Have Curves
By Josefina Lopez
February 3, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Marjorie Prime
By Jordan Harrison
April 14, 2017 - May 7, 2017

Bad Jews
By Joshua Harmon
July 21, 2017 - August 13, 2017

The Underpants
By Carl Sternheim and adapted by Steve Martin
September 29, 2017 - October 22, 2017


Maltz Jupiter Theatre
1001 E. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter FL 33020 561-575-2223

The Audience
By Peter Morgan
October 23, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Me and My Girl
Music by Noel Gay,
Lyrics and book by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose
November 29, 2016 - December 18, 2016

The Producers
Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
January 10, 2017 - January 29, 2017

Disgraced
By Ayad Akhtar
February 12, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Gypsy
Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents
March 21, 2017 - April 9, 2017


Marquee Theatre Company
West Boca Performing Arts Center (on the campus of West Boca High School)

Fiddler on the Roof
Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joseph Stein
September 30, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Dreamgirls
Music by Henry Krieger
Lyrics and book by Tom Eyen
January 21, 2017 - January 29, 2017

Legally Blonde
Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
May 6, 2017 - May 14, 2017


Miami Acting Company
Pinecrest Gardens' Banyan Bowl, located at 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156 786-573-5300

Peter and the Starcatcher
Adapted for stage by Rick Elice
November 10, 2016 - November 13, 2016


Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33738 305-751-9550

TBA


MNM Productions
Rinker Playhouse at Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
561-722-4258

TBA


Outré Theatre Company
Broward center for the Performing Arts 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

The Normal Heart
By Larry Kramer
September 22, 2016 - October 9, 2016

The Who's Tommy
By Peter Townshend and Des McNuff
December 1, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Into That Darkness
By Gitta Sereny, adapted by Robert David MacDonald
February 16, 2017 - March 5, 2017


Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-514-4042

The Night of the Iguana
By Tennessee Williams
October 14, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Tru
By Jay Presson Allen
December 2, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Collected Stories
By Donald Margulies
February 3, 2017 - March 5, 2017

Arcadia
By Tom Stoppard
March 31, 2017 - April 30, 2017

The Cripple of Inishmaan
By Martin McDonagh
May 19, 2017 - June 18, 2017


Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts
17195 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 954-437-4884

Funny Girl
Book by Isobel Lennart
Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill
October 28, 2016 - November 20, 2016

A Tribute to Stephen Schwartz
December 9, 2016 - December 18, 2016

She Loves Me
Book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Jerry Bock
February 24, 2017 - March 19, 2017

In The Heights
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
July, 2017 - August 2017


Pigs Do Fly Productions
The Abyss Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 866-811-4111

Invasion of Privacy
By Larry Parr
September 9, 2016 - September 25, 2016


The Playgroup, LLC
Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL
561-347-3948

Surfing the Rubicon
By Todd Caster
November 11, 2016 - November 20, 2016

Good Mourning
By Anthony Wilkinson
March 2, 2017 - March 12, 2017

Shortcuts 7
TBA


Red Barn Theatre
319 Duval St., Key West, FL 305-296-9911

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By Steve Martin
December 13, 2016 - January 14, 2017

And Then I Wrote A Song About It
Book by Eric H. Weinberger
Music by Dan Acquisto, lyrics by Sammy Buck
January 9, 2017 - January 11, 2017

Murder For Two
Music by Joe Kinosian, lyrics by Kellen Blair
Book by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair
January 20, 2017 - February 12, 2017

I Do, I Do!
Book and lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
February 21, 2017 - March 18, 2017

Camping With Henry & Tom
By Mark St. Germain
March 28, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Short Attention Span Theatre
April 25, 2017 - May 13, 2017


Slow Burn Theatre Company
Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by James Lapine
October 20, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Titanic
Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone
January 16, 2017 - February 5, 2017

Big River
Book by William Hauptman
Music and lyrics by Roger Miller
March 16, 2017 - April 2, 2017

Aida
Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang
April 20, 2017 - May 5, 2017


Theatre Lab
Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL, 561-297-6124

The Three Sisters of Weehawken
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
October 21, 2016 - November 6, 2016

This Random World
By Steven Dietz
December 2, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Motherland
By Allison Gregory
January 27, 2017 - February 12, 2017


Theatre XP
1408 Duncan St., Key West, FL 33040 302-540-6102

TBA


Thinking Cap Productions
1501 S. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 813-220-1546

Or,
By Liz Duffy Adams
February 19, 2016 - March 5, 2016

The Realistic Joneses
By Will Eno
May 5, 2016 - May 22, 2016

A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney
By Lucas Hnath
September 9, 2016 - September 25, 2016

Mud
By Maria Irene Fornes
October 20, 2016 - November 6, 2016


The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 813-220-1546

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein
March 24, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Parallel Lives
June 16, 2016 - June 28, 2016

Holiday Originals
December 1, 2016 - December 12, 2016


Waterfront Playhouse
312 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040 305-294-5015

It's Only a Play
By Terrence McNally December 13, 2016 - January 7, 2017

The Trip to Bountiful
By Horton Foote
January 24, 2016 - February 11, 2017

Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez
Book by Jeff Whitty
February 28, 2017 - March 25, 2017

Good People
By David Lindsay-Abaire
April 12, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Forever Plaid
By Stuart Ross
Directed By Cameron Murray
May 10, 2017 - May 27, 2017


West Boca Theatre Company
9801 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton , FL 33428 561- 852-5043

Middletown
Will Eno
December 1, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Bye Bye Birdie
Book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams
Music by Charles Strouse
January 12, 2017 - January 15, 2017

Driving Miss Daisy
By Alfred Uhry
February 2, 2017 - February 12, 2017

Uncle Philips Coat
By Matty Selman
February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Jewtopia
By Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson
March 2, 2017 - March 5, 2017


The Wick Theatre
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 561-995-2333

Forever Plaid
By Stuart Ross
June 30, 2016 - July 24, 2016

Fever: A Tribute to Peggy Lee
July 15, 2016

They're Playing Our Song
Music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Book by Neil Simon
October 13, 2016 - November 6, 2016

Sister Act
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and Douglas Carter Beane
November 25, 2016 - December 23, 2016

West Side Story
Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Arthur Laurents
January 12, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Guys and Dolls
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
March 9, 2017 - April 9, 2017

Beehive - The '60s Musical
Created by Larry Gallagher
April 20, 2017 - May 14, 2017


Zoetic
7545 SW 54th Court, Miami, FL 33143 954-235-6208

After
By Michael McKeever
October 27, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Sunday in the Park with George
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
January 19, 2017 - February 12, 2017

¡Fuácata!
or A Latina's Guide to Surviving the Universe
By Elena María García and Stuart Meltzer
February 18, 2017 - March 14, 2017

The Caretaker
By Harold Pinter
March 30, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Please note that dates may change unexpectedly - always check with the theater before making plans.


Updated 9/30/16. Changes/Corrections can be emailed to John Lariviere


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