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 small 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

Opening December 15th
December 15 - January 14

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller - not necessarily household names in today's pop music or theatrical worlds.   But for decades - especially from the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's - Leiber and Stoller were one of America's most successful songwriting teams.  

Lieber and Stoller wrote together for over 60 years, creating enduring classics in a variety of genres including R & B, Pop, Jazz, Cabaret, and most notably, Rock & Roll. Among those who recorded their songs were Ben E. King ('Stand By Me', 'I (Who Have Nothing)', 'Spanish Harlem'), The Drifters ('There Goes My Baby', Dance With Me', 'On Broadway'), and the Coasters ('Searchin', 'Young Blood', Yakety Yak', 'Charlie Brown').  Elvis Presley recorded over 20 Lieber and Stoller songs, including some of his greatest hits: 'Hound Dog', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Loving You', 'Santa Clause is Back in Town', 'She's Not You', and 'Treat Me Nice' were all their compositions. 

Smokey Joe's Café - The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
December 15, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Tickets:  $48
Tickets:  954-344-7765 /
www.stagedoorfl.org
Showtimes:
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Margate, Fl 33065
 
Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley, Jerry Leiber
Final Weekend!

Rave Reviews & a Carbonell Recommendation for Dreamgirls!
Through December 10
It's 1962 at the world famous Apollo Theatre in New York City -  a time in American musical history when a new sound is percolating.  The Dreamettes, a trio of aspiring R & B singers, arrive late for a talent contest they hope will launch their musical career. Dreamgirls, the award-winning Broadway hit (6 Tony Awards, 5 Drama Desk Awards, 2 Grammy Awards), is the story of these three women - on stage and off.  

Dreamgirls Cast Scorches The Paint Off Broward Stage Door ~ Bill Hirschman, Floridatheateronstage.com. 
Click HERE to read more

Stage Door Unloads a Powerhouse Dreamgirls ~
Hap Erstein - Palm Beach Arts Paper
Click HERE to read more

Dreamgirls
Through December 10
Book and lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger
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


Charisse Shields, Sarah Gracel, & Sheena O. Murray
Tickets are on Sale Now:
presents
December 1, 2017 - January 21, 2018

An hilarious spoof on what it takes to make a show a hit!

It's opening night on Broadway, and all await the reviews - the playwright, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind director, a infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant.  It's a raucous, ridiculous, and tender reminder of why 'there's no business like show business'... Thank God!

Performance Dates, Times, & Venues:

1. The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail,
Boca Raton,  FL 33432
 

Fri, Dec 8th - 8pm, 
Sat, Dec 9th - 8pm, 
Sun, Dec 10th 2pm
Ticket prices: $10 for students
$15 for groups of 4 or more in single purchase, $20 for single ticket
For tickets:  www.willowtheatre.org
Phone: 561-347-3948
 
2. Herb Skolnick Center, 
800 S.W. 36th Ave,
Pompano, 33069
   954 786 4590

Sat, Dec 16th  - 6pm (dinner) 7:15pm (show) & Sun, Dec 17th - 2pm
Ticket prices: $30 for dinner & show, 
$15 for Sunday matinee
For tickets:  954-786-4590
 
3. Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 
10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd.,
Sunrise, FL 33351 
 

Sat, Jan 6th - 7pm, 
Sun January 7th - 2:00pm
Ticket prices; $18
Click HERE to purchase  tickets 
Phone: 954-747-4646

4. Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 
50 W. Atlantic Blvd.,
Pompano Beach
, FL 333060   

Fri, Jan 12th @ 8pm, Sat, Jan 13th @ 8pm, Sun Jan 14th - 2pm 
Fri, Jan 19th - 8pm, 
Sat, Jan 20th - 8pm, 
Sun, Jan 21st - 2pm
Ticket prices: $10 for students,
$15 for groups of 4 or more in single purchase, $20 for single ticket
Click HERE to to purchase tickets.
Phone:   954-545-7800
The cast of It's Only a Play

Curtain Call Playhouse is celebrating its 21st year of great theatre!  Musicals, comedies, Dramas, Concerts touring throughout Broward and Palm Beach Counties. 
Tickets are on Sale Now:
December 14 - December 31

The beloved children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett is re-imagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman, who won the Tony Award® for the musical's book and penned the lyrics. 

Named by Time magazine as "the best American musical of the Broadway season" upon its 1991 debut, The Secret Garden  receives a special holiday production by the award-winning Slow Burn Theatre Company. 

The Secret Garden
December 14 - 31
Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Tickets:  $47-$60
Click  HERE to purchase specially priced tickets for 
The Secret Garden
at the Broward Center  for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
SUPERSB
Alexa Lasanta & Christo Amygdalitsis
Matthew Korinko & Michael Ursa

Tickets are on Sale Now for Stage Door's
2017-2018 Season:

December 29, 2017 - February 11, 2018
February 2 - March 11, 2018
March 2 - April 15, 2018
March 30 - May 16, 2018
May 4 - June 7, 2018
May 25 - July 1, 2018
July 6 - August 12, 2018
Click on the individual show images to learn more about each production. 
To purchase tickets visit www.stagedoorfl.org or call
954-344-7765
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, December 10th at 1 pm with Water by the Spoonful, the 2012 Pulitzer prize-winner by  Quiara Alegría Hudes.  (Hudes won a Tony Award in 2008 for the book for In the Heights)
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!
December 12 - 24, 2017
Click  HERE to purchase tickets for
School of Rock 
at the Broward Center 
for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
BCPASG
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 "A" students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. 
December 26 - 30
Click  HERE to purchase tickets for
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
at the Broward Center f
for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
BCPASG
Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up their
10th Anniversary National Tour with soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, elaborate production numbers, and illusions that will leave you mesmerized. 
Coming Soon!
March 23 - April 29
An evening with Belle Barth, the pioneer of edgy comedy.  Peppered with plenty of Barth's original jokes, and interspersed with poignant moments from her private life, Raunchy Little Musical showcases the self-proclaimed founder of 'Ball Breakers Anonymous' and purveyor of dirty jokes, whose attitude made her off-limits for Ed Sullivan - but her Adult Only records consistently topped the charts. 

Raunchy Little Musical - Belle Barth is Back!
March 23 - April 29
Book by Joanne Koch
Music by Ilya Levinson
Lyrics by Owen Kalt
Tickets:  $44.50-$56.50
Tickets:  1-855-448-7469 / www.pgaartscenter.com
Group Sales: 407-688-1951
Performances: 
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 2 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday:  7:30 pm
The PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410
www.pgaartscenter.com

Sara DelBeato as Belle Barth
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For a comprehensive list of 2017-2018 
productions coming to theatres near you!
Opening December 8th
Sol Children Theatre
presents
December 8 - 23

Theatre for the Entire Family!

If you are looking for travel and adventure this holiday season, you need venture no farther than to Sol Theatre in Boca Raton, where Sol Children Theatre will present a brand new musical adaptation of Jules Verne's classic tale, Around the World in 80 Days.  

Phileas Fogg has bet he can race around the world - from London and back to London - in a mere 80 days, but the pressure's on and time is running out. At his side, a band of quirky adventurers. At their heels, a relentless Scotland Yard detective. At stake, surviving utterly fantastic adventures across India, China, Japan and America - beating the clock - and winning the bet.

From London to Bombay and Yokohama to San Francisco; through typhoons, out-of-control trains, and into the deepest reaches of the imagination, this family friendly adventure, starring a mix of adult professional and up-and-coming young actors, will delight audiences of all ages.
 
Around the World in 80 Days
December 8 - 23, 2017
Book and Lyrics by Chris Blackwood
Murphy Hayes as Phileas Fogg & Christian Mattiesen as Passepartout

Music by Piers Chater Robinson
Based on the book by Jules Verne
Tickets:  $20 / $15 juniors (11 and under)
Group rates are also available.
Tickets:  
561-447-8829   www.solchildren.org
  Performances:
Friday & Saturday7 pm
Saturday  & Sunday2 pm
Sol Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL  33431
www.solchildren.org  




Around the World in 80 Days


  
This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida" (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).
Now Playing at the 
PGA ARTS CENTER
November 30 - December 24

No one's music better exemplifies the culture, mood, history, and patriotism of America than Irving Berlin.  Long considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, his works comprise a major part of the Great American Songbook.   Irving Berlin Salutes America , which will open at the PGA Arts Center on November 30th, is a compendium of Berlin's most patriotic pieces - a musical tribute to Berlin, and to America itself.  

Irving Berlin
One of the most prolific composers in American history, Irving Berlin's music has entertained millions since his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy" was published in 1907.  His first big hit was "Alexander's Ragtime Band", which was published in 1911. "His music served as a social barometer for much of the 20th century. It offered hope to a nation in bleak times, and rejoiced in the good things embodied in the American way of life. It also provided anthems for American culture, including such standards as "White Christmas", "Easter Parade", "God Bless America", and "There's No Business Like Show Business". (From Broadway, The American Musical - PBS). 

Top South Florida cabaret performers Melissa Jacobson, John Lariviere, and Carbonell Award-winner Leah Sessa  star in Irving Berlin Salutes America.

I rving Berlin Salutes America
Melissa Jacobson, John Lariviere, Leah Sessa

November 30 - December 24
Created and compiled by Alan Jacobson
Tickets:  $45 - $48
Tickets:  1-855-448-7469 /
Group Sales:  561-808-3446
Performances: 
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 2 pm
Thursday: 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8 pm
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410

Special Ticket Offer for Members of This List Only!
Use the code
PGA40
For $40 tickets for 
Irving Berlin Salutes America
Tickets must be purchased at
Offer not retroactive / Limited Availability / Cannot be used with any other offer
Looking for an Exciting Way to Celebrate New Year's Eve?!
The PGA Arts Center has 'just the ticket'!
New Year's Slider
December 31 (7 pm & 9:30 pm)

Join us New Year's Eve for a Champagne Toast Celebration of Broadway!

Starring top South Florida Broadway and Cabaret performers 
Avery Sommers, Melissa Jacobson, John Lariviere, and Michelle Petrucci.

Avery Sommers


Melissa Jacobson
John Lariviere




Michelle Petrucci

Featuring Dreyfoos School Of The Arts performers Darah Abrams, Emily Betts, Eli Jacobson, Jacquez Linder-Long, and Maddy Stillman.
Jacquez Linder Long, Darah Abrams, Maddy Stillman, Emily Betts, Eli Jacobson

Music from the best of Broadway: shows like  Phantom of the OperaChicagoKiss Me KateJekyll & HydeFunny GirlAin't MisbehavinAnything GoesGypsyLes MizRentThe Sound Of MusicCarousel, and many more. 

You're in for an exhilarating, joyful, moving, and toe-tapping time. Plus champagne and a sing-a-long. A New Year's Eve you won't want to miss!
Click  HERE for tickets and Information
or call  1-855-448-7469
Tickets: $75 (7 pm) & $85 (9:30 pm)
He's back! 
December 19 - 23

Funnyman Steve Solomon returns with an updated and even more hysterical version of the three-time award-winning  My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy, one of the longest running one-man comedy shows in Broadway history. Through his voices, dialects and riotous sound effects, revisit beloved characters and meet new ones.

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy
December 19 - 23
Written and performed by Steve Solomon
Tickets:  $35
For Tickets:  www.kravis.org / Phone:   561-832-7469
Performances:  
December 19 - 23 at 7:30 pm
December 23 at 1:30 pm

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.kravis.org
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the 
PGA ARTS CENTER
December 27 - January 21

Due to popular demand,  Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish? will be returning to South Florida.
Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish?  premiered Off-Broadway at New York's Houseman Theatre in 1994 and has been presented all over the world, as well as on the national PBS network.  Hoffman, a child of Holocaust survivors, was taught at an early age to appreciate the beauty and depth of Jewish literature, music and tradition.  In  Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish?  the award-winning actor/comedian/raconteur combines a delightful mix of music, comedy, impersonations and personal reminiscences, taking his audiences on a journey through his own Jewish roots, illustrating the traditions and history of his beloved Yiddish culture.

Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish?
December 27, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Created and performed by Avi Hoffman
Tickets:  $45-$65
Phone:  855-448-7469
Click HERE to purchase tickets online 
Showtimes:
Wednesday at 2 & 7:30 pm
Thursday at 2 & 7:30 pm
Fridays at 8 pm
Saturdays at 2 & 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Special Ticket Offer for Members of This List Only!
Use the code
PGA40
For $40 tickets for
Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish?
Tickets must be purchased at
Offer not retroactive / Limited Availability / Cannot be used with any other offer

January 17 - March 4

Special Ticket Offer for Members of This List Only!
Use the code
RUDY
For $10 off our best seats for
 Old Jews Telling Jokes
Tickets must be purchased at
Offer not retroactive / Limited Availability / Cannot be used with any other offer

January 25 - March 18
Special Ticket Offer for Members of This List Only!

Use the code
RUDY
$10 off our best seats for
Cooking with the Calamari Sisters
Tickets must be purchased at
Offer not retroactive / Limited Availability / Cannot be used with any other offer

Click on the image to visit the PGA Arts Center website for 
more information about these and other upcoming productions!
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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. 
Coming Soon!

Black Box Booking at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park
presents
January 26 - February 11
Click HERE to purchase tickets and for more information
Sol Children Theatre 
presents
March 1 - 18
Click HERE to purchase tickets


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