As you will see below, South Florida Theatres - large and small - are filled with wonderful productions this month, next month, and beyond!  So many that you might need to view this entire email on-line, rather than in your inbox.  If so, please use the Click Here link just above this note to be sure you are able to read about everything that's going on in our culturally rich community. 
I look forward to seeing you at the theatre!   Carol

Now Playing!

World Premiere!
October 13 - November 19

Award-winning director/choreographer's Tickling the Ivories celebrates and showcases the instrument that inspired artists ranging from Mozart to Liberace.  Featuring songs by famous pianists and songwriters from several centuries, Tickling the Ivories combines classical pieces with 20th Century pop classics by the likes of Billy Joel, Elton John, Carole King, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow and many others. 

Click HERE to read more about 
Tickling the Ivories, and to view a rehearsal video!

Tickling the Ivories
October 13 - November 19
Conceived and Directed by Kevin Black
Tickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-34-7765 / www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Stage Door Theatre
8036 W. Sample Road
Margate, FL  33065
Final Weekend!
Only 2 performances left!
This musical adaptation celebrates the 40th anniversary of the classic film. 
Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night" and the Norman Wexler screenplay it inspired, the musical focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. There, as he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, he can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store and his gang of deadbeat friends. 

Click HERE to read Dale King's (PalmBeachArtsPaper) review.

Saturday Night Fever
September 1 -  October 15, 2017
Book by Nan Knighton (in collaboration with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas, and Robert Stigwood)
Music and lyrics by the Bee Gees.
Based on the Paramount/RSO Film and story by Nik Cohn
Adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks

Tickets:  $48
Phone:  954-344-7765
Showtimes: 
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
The Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Margate, Fl 33065
Daniel Velasquez as Tony 
Saturday Night Fever!
Tickets Are On Sale Now!



Broadway Favorites * In Concert  packs more than 15 songs in this one-hour Broadway concert revue.  Experience the romance, the drama, and the nostalgia of Broadway's greatest musicals, including music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Frederick Loewe and other great composers.

Come experience these favorite songs: Phantom of the Opera, Point Of No Return, Bring Him Home, For Good, Heart Full Of Love, I Could Have Danced All Night, and many more.
   
Fri, Oct 20th @ 8pm
Sat, Oct 21st @ 8pm
Sunday, Oct 22nd @ 2pm
Sat, Oct 28th @  8pm
Sun, Oct 29th @  2pm

Ticket Prices: Adults $24.50, 
$20 for groups of 6 or more purchased at one time, 
Students $10 
VIP $40 Opening Night 
Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 
50 W. Atlantic Blvd., 
Pompano Beach
, 333060

Curtain Call Playhouse is celebrating its
21
st  year of great theatre!
Musicals, Comedies, Dramas, Concerts. Touring throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
 

Now Playing!
Complimentary Tickets Available!
See Below

Primal Forces Productions 
presents
A darkly funny futuristic view of sex

Anjali works her routine government-issued job as a madam to a sexbot, when maintenance man Ven arrives to find the robot exhibiting unusual - and illegal - human-like behavior. The pair strike up an uneasy partnership - she expands the robot's repertoire of behaviors and he brings in the high-paying clientele. But when the clients start asking for more, Anjali must decide just how far she is willing to go.   This darkly comedic sci-fi play examines the boundaries of consciousness and the moral grey area of exploitation.

"Collyer's witty two-hander merges black comedy with the absurd and the political, using sharp, well-observed and funny dialogue."  
~ The Herald Sun, Melbourne

"Smart, slick, and funny - hilarious one-liners... are peppered liberally throughout this clear, complex, crystallized story.  Big ideas, with an even bigger heart."
 ~ Heckler.com.au

The Good Girl
October 11 -  29
(Preview performances October 11 & 12)
By Emilie Collyer
Tickets:  $30 ($25 for previews)
Click  HERE to purchase tickets.  
Showtimes:
Wednesday, October 11 at 8 pm (preview)
Thursdays & Fridays at 8 pm
Saturday, October 14 at 7 pm & 9 pm
Saturday, October 21 at 7 pm
Saturday, October 27 at 5 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
Andrews Living Arts
23 NW 5th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33301

A limited number of Complimentary Tickets are available for The Good Girl for the Wednesday, October 11th (8 pm), Saturday, October 14th (7 pm), and Sunday, October 15th (2 pm) performances. 

Click HERE to contact  gdshank@hotmail.com to reserve your tickets.  
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 
2017-2018 Season:
November 3 - December 10

Tickets are on Sale Now:

Gender And The Pulitzer Prize
A Yearlong Play Reading Series

Arguably the most prestigious award for recognizing  excellence in journalism, literature, music, and photography, the Pulitzer Prize is  currently enjoying its 100th birthday. To participate in the centenary festivities, Thinking Cap Theatre proudly presents  GAP - A Yearlong Play Reading Series  that  spotlights and examines Pulitzer plays by women.

The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded a prize in the category of drama 86 times in the past 100 years. Of the 86 award-winning  plays, only 15 (17%) were penned in full or in part by a woman. Thinking  Cap's GAP Series  will feature a staged reading of 11 of those 15 plays by women.

A full schedule of readings and dates is available at  www.thinkingcaptheatre.com .

The next reading in the GAP Series will be on Sunday, October 29th at 1 pm with Topdog/Underdog, the 2002 Pulitzer prize-winner by Suzan-Lori Parks. 
There will be a talk-back after the performance

GAP - Gender And the Pulitzer Prize
A Yearlong Play Reading Series
Tickets: $10 General Admission/
$5 Students 25 and Under with Valid ID
For Tickets:
Phone: 954-610-7263
Click HERE purchase tickets on line.  

The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts
1501 S. Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Special Discount Tickets Available for Members of This List Only!
October 10 - 22
C lick    HERE  to purchase tickets for
The Sound of Music
at the Broward Center
for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
BCPASG

The hills are alive with The Sound of Music.  The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family. 
October 19 - November 5
Click HERE to purchase tickets for 
Tarzan
at the Broward Center
for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
SUPERSB
Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure about a boy raised by gorillas, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins
November 3
Click  HERE to purchase tickets for 
John Cleese Live on Stage
at the Broward Center  
for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
BCPASG
Living comedy legend, John Cleese, is heading in our general direction for a live & truly unforgettable evening of conversation & audience Q&A
November 7 - 9
Click HERE to purchase tickets for
Love Never Dies 
at the Broward Center
for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
BCPASG
The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera
November 2,  2017
Click  HERE to purchase tickets for
So You Think You Can Dance
at the Broward Center 
for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
BCPASG
So You Think You Can Dance, the 13-time Prime Time Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America's fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall- live
on tour.  
November 9  - 26
Click  HERE  to purchase tickets for
Peter and the Star Catcher
at the Broward Center 
for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code 
SUPERSB
From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Star Catcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. 
Click 
For a comprehensive list of 2017-2018 
productions coming   to theatres near you!

Opening 

October 18th 
at 
The PGA Arts Center

October 18 - November 19

An evening  of unforgettable songs from an unforgettable decade of music, created by Kevin Black and performed by the incomparable Mimi J. The 70s produced by an incredible array of artists from ABBA to Carly Simon, to Gladys Knight, John Lennon, and ZZ Top.  I Will Survive is a rousing trip down memory lane - back to the time of bell bottoms, mood rings, smiley faces, and memorable music. Among the songs that will be featured in the show are "Close to You", "Car Wash", "Dancing Queen", "Let it Be", "Nobody Does It Better", "Proud Mary", "Midnight Train to Georgia", "Hopelessly Devoted", and "I Will Survive".

"Let's get this straight right up front: Mimi J can sing her face off."
- Rod Hagwood ~ Sun Sentinel
"...Mimi J is a woman with a powerhouse voice."
- Christine Dolen ~ Miami Herald

I Will Survive: Soundtracks of the 70s
October 18 - November 19 
Conceived and written by Kevin Black & Mimi J.  
Mimi J & Friends!

Tickets:  $45 weekdays and $48 weekends,
with select premium seats available at $65
On line:  
www.pgaartscenter.com  
Phone: 855-448-7469 (855-HIT-SHOW) 
Group Sales: (10 or more):
  561-808-3446
Showtimes: 
Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm
Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 pm
The PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 3410
  www.pgaartscenter.com   

 
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Entr'Acte Theatrix to Donate Funds to the Red Cross for
Hurricane Relief
(see below)

"Let's do the Time Warp again...."

Halloween is just around the corner, and who better to celebrate with than the denizens of Dr. Frank N. Furter's home-sweet-castle in Richard O'Brien's beloved cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show.   
 
This beloved classic is an outrageous assemblage of - and humorous tribute to - the most stereotypical science fiction and horror movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello outings and rock 'n' roll of every vintage. The play (upon which the classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show is based) has grown from an experimental production originally produced in a small London theatre in June 1973, to a cult phenomenon with fans world-wide.  The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple who, when caught in a storm, find refuge in the home of a decidedly unusual scientist who is madly working towards unveiling his latest and greatest creation.

A Note from Entr'Acte Theatrix:  
"Our company is built on helping our community, including those in our global community affected by the recent storms. Entr'Acte Theatrix is partnering with the Red Cross. A portion of ticket proceeds from select performances of The Rocky Horror Show will be donated to the Red Cross to aid to hurricane relief efforts from the devastation left by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Donation containers will be available at all performances as well.
You can also donate online using this link:
http://redcross.org/entractetheatrix 

The Rocky Horror Show
By Richard O'Brien
October 19 - November 4
Tickets: $35 & $40
To purchase tickets:
 
www.entractetheatrix.org
Performances: 
October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 31 at 7 pm
October 19, 25, 26, 30 at 8 pm
October 20, 21, 27, 28, 31 at 10 pm
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410
(Formerly the PGA Cinema/Loehmann's Plaza)
  www.entractetheatrix.org
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The Rocky Horror Show!
The first 4 people to email me at
Will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to this Cult Favorite!
presents

On a sweltering summer morning in 1882, in Fall River Massachusetts, a prominent business man and his wife were brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter, Lizzie Borden, was the prime suspect.  Lizzie's trial was a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story has become an integral part of American criminal mythology.  Lizzie:  The Musical Lizzie: The Musical  is a vibrant, rollicking, rock musical telling of this legendary crime.

Although the show's music is primarily raucous, rock, and of the 'Riot Girl' genre, and its volume is definitely high, the play also offers a sensitive look at what could drive someone to (allegedly) commit such a heinous crime (Borden was acquitted of the murders after an all-male jury deliberated for just ninety minutes). It allows audiences to relate to the Borden sisters - Lizzie and Emma -  in a way they might not have considered before. This emotional connection wouldn't be possible without the four incredible performers that make up the cast - Anne Marie Olsen, Sabrina Gore, Leah Sessa, and Hanna Richter. 

Lizzie: The Musical
October 20 -  November 5
Music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt
Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-Demeyer and Tim Maner
Book by Tim Maner
Tickets:  $40
For Tickets: 813-220-1546 / 
www.thinkingcaptheatre.com
Performances:
Friday, October 20 - 8 pm
Saturday, October 21 - 3 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, October 22 - 5 pm
Friday, October 27 - 8 pm
Saturday, October 28 - 3 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, October 29 - 5 pm
Tuesday, October 31 - 8 pm (Costume encouraged!)
Wednesday, November 1 - 8 pm
Friday, November 3 - 8 pm
Saturday, November 4 - 8 pm
The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316  
www.vanguardarts.org
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Evening Star


presents
Sol After Dark's 
Premiere Production
October 26 - 28
Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, thought to have first been performed in 1606, and often called "The Scottish Play", Macbeth explores the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Of all the plays Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, who was patron of Shakespeare's acting company, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with his sovereign. 

Seth Trucks and Sara Elizabeth Grant are collaborating to create the one-act adaptation consisting of a cast of four.  Audience members will be immersed in all that is terrifying about power and the repercussions that follow.

This is the first production of Sol After Dark - a series that Evening Star's Artistic Director Rosalie Grant says will be "something a little off the beaten theatre path for those hungry for a different bite of theatre."

Macbeth
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Seth Trucks and Sara Elizabeth Grant
October 26 - 28, 2017
Tickets:  $20 (Includes light refreshment and a Talk Back)
Tickets:  
561-447-8829   www.eveningstarproductions.org  
Performances:
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8 pm
Sol Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL  33431
www.eveningstarproductions.org
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Coming Soon to 
the 
PGA ARTS CENTER
November 30 - December 24

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Irving Berlin Salutes America
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December 27 - January 21

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Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish?
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Looking for an Exciting Way to Celebrate New Year's Eve?!
The PGA Arts Center has 'just the ticket'!
December 31 (7 pm & 9:30 pm)

January 17 - March 4
January 25 - March 18

Click on the image to visit the PGA Arts Center website for 
more information about these and other upcoming productions!
Coming Soon to
 
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about each show, and/or to purchase tickets
First Time in Ft. Lauderdale!
February 1 - March 25, 2018

Every mother dreams her children will grow up to be happy, healthy, and successful.  Every Jewish mother secretly - and often not so secretly -  adds specifics to her wish:  A doctor, a lawyer, a dentist, or these days, a Silicon Valley tycoon would make her very happy.  Brad Zimmerman's mother has finally adapted to her 'actor-waiter' son's career choice and financial situation: "If all goes well, I think Brad is going to buy a bookcase," she boasts to her friends. 

My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy   is the story of Brad Zimmerman's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York.  One-part standup, one-part theatrical, and all parts uproarious My Son the Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy has garnered rave reviews wherever it has played.

My Son the Waiter - A Jewish Tragedy
Written by and Starring Brad Zimmerman
February 1 to March 25, 2018
Tickets on sale soon!  
For more information:  
mysonthewaiter.com / 1-855-448-7469
Performances:  
Thursday 2 & 7:30; Friday 7:30;
Sat. 2 & 7:30; Sunday 2 pm
Tickets $45 - $65
NSU Art Museum Auditorium
One  East Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 
RESCHEDULED!
It could only take a hurricane to stop Belle Barth!
Therefore, due to Hurricane Irma, 
Raunchy Little Musical - Belle Barth is Back! 
has been rescheduled. 

Belle will now blow into the PGA Arts Center on Friday, March 23rd, 2018

 
"If I embarrass you...tell your friends!"

Before Amy Schumer or Sarah Silverman...before Joan Rivers or Roseanne, Belle Barth was the original, irreverent female comic deflating anyone who dared take sex too seriously.  
 
Raunchy Little Musical is an evening with this pioneer of comedy, peppered with plenty of Belle Barth's original jokes, and interspersed with poignant moments from her private life and loves, as well as high and low comedy.  With signature Belle Barth songs plus original numbers by Grammy-nominated composer Ilya Levinson with lyrics by Owen Kalt, the script of Raunchy Little Musical was penned by Joanne Koch, author of the Off-Broadway show Sophie, Totie & Belle.

Raunchy Little Musical - Belle Barth is Back!

Opening: March 23, 2018
Sara DelBeato as Belle Barth
 
By Joanne Koch
Music by Ilya Levinson
Lyrics by Owen Kalt
Tickets:  $49 - $54
Tickets:  855-448-7469 /
www.pgaartscenter.com
Group Sales:
407-688-1951
Performances: 
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 2 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday:  7:30 pm
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410
  www.pgaartscenter.com
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