As you will see below, South Florida Theatres - large and small - are filled with wonderful productions this month.  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!
February 10 - March 26 

"And, verily, The Lord said unto Abraham: "Cut the off the foreskin of thy organ as a covenant of obedience."  And Abraham did replieth: "You're kidding, right?" Playwright David Jay Bernstein has long wondered what the 'guest of honor' at a Bris ceremony would be thinking if he knew what was going on. 

David Jay Bernstein's The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond examines  the rites of passage that define the relationships between Jewish fathers and sons: 

"And on the eighth day after his birth, little Max Shapiro begins a life-long conversation with his dad, Gary, by asking the age-old question: "What do you think you're doing with that knife?"  The Bris sets the stage for the Shapiro's lifetime together."

The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond 
February 10 - March 26
By David Jay Bernstein
Tickets:  $38 - $42
Phone:  954-344-7765
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
The Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Margate, Fl 33065
"Funnier than The Producers!"
~ David Jay Bernstein's Mother

Emily Freeman, Ben Prayz, &
Jonathan Brett in 
The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond! 
Now Playing!

Through April 9
Based on the turbulent and triumphant life of Danny Kaye, this intimate musical portrayal chronicles Kaye's career and his relationships on and off the stage as we follow the rise of Danny Kaye from an undisciplined improvisational comic to his success under the guidance of his wife, Sylvia Fine. Songs include "Tchaikovsky," "By Jingo," "Minnie the Moocher" and "Inchworm," among others. 
The Kid From Brooklyn  features the work of songwriters Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Frank Loesser and Cole Porter, and of course, Sylvia Fine.
The Kid from Brooklyn:  The Danny Kaye Story 
February 24 - April 9
Book by: Mark Childers and Peter J. Loewy
Music by Various Composers
Tickets:  $38 - $42
Phone:   954-344-7765
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
The Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Margate, Fl 33065
Joshua Kolb as Danny Kaye

Tickets are on Sale Now:

March 18 - April 9

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change has been described as "Seinfeld set to music", "adorable", "silly", and "delightful".  Nominated for Best Musical by both the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change became the second-longest running Off Broadway musical in theater history (6,000 performances).   The musical is  presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships, and marks life's progress through a series of vignettes. From single life to dating to marriage, from children to in-laws to the bitter end, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change explores the whole cycle with humor, emotion and insight.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Book and Lyrics:   Joe DiPietro
Music: Jimmy Roberts

Venues, Dates,  & Times:

Herb Skolnick Center, Pompano Beach 
Sat, March 18 (dinner  6 pm, show  7:15 pm
Sun, March 19 at 2 pm 
Call: 954-786-4590 
Click HERE to purchase tickets on line.  
($30 dinner & show or $15 Sun show)
800 SW 36th Ave
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, Sunrise
Sun, March 26, at  2:00 pm 
Call:  954-747-4646 
($18 adult or $10 children) 
Click HERE to purchase tickets on line
10610 W Oakland Park Blvd, 
Sunrise, FL 33351   
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park 
March 31 - April 9
Friday, March 31 at 8pm
Saturday, April 1 at 2pm
Saturday, April 1 at 8pm
Sunday, April 2 at 2pm
Thursday, April 6 at 8pm
Friday, April 7 at 8pm
Saturday, April 8 at 8pm
Sunday, April 9 at 2pm
Tickets:  $25 ($25 group rate - 4 or more)
Call:  561-347-3948
Click HERE to purchase tickets on line. 
300 South Military Trail, 
Boca Raton,  FL 33486
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.

The  GAP series will run February through December 2017 at The Vanguard. 
The readings will take place once per month on a designated Sunday at 1 pm. There
will be talk backs with cast and director, moderated by a dramaturge, directly following
each reading.

A full schedule of readings and dates will be available at .

The next reading in the  GAP Series will be on  Sunday, March 26 at 1 pm with  Allison's House , the 1931 Pulitzer prize-winner by Susan Glaspell. 

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
To purchase tickets on line:  
The Vanguard
1501 S. Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tickets are on Sale Now:
HERE for more information!) 
Tickets are available for all concerts
 and can be purchased by calling
1-800-716-6975, Ext. 2
For a look at the season's concert series click here

Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You!
April 14 - May 28

April 27 - May 28

Look for more information about these shows in the near future

Auditions for the Florida Follies 2018 show will be held on Thursday, March 16 at
RDA Dance Studio

1) Follies performers must be 55 or over.
2) Follies performers must be permanent Florida
3) A prospective dancer must already know
    basic tap and jazz steps and movements.
4) A Follies performer must be able to commit to
    twice weekly (sometimes 3 to 4 hour) morning
    rehearsals  all year long.  We start new        rehearsals  two weeks after our last show in March.
RDA Dance Studio
6285 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067 
Click   HERE for more information! 
Final 4 Performances!
March 10 - 12 

Following his highly successful run at the Boca Raton's Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Jake Ehrenreich, will bring his acclaimed show, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0 to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts for just 4 performances - March 10 - 12.   A multi-talented playwright, author and academically recognized expert on Comedy, Catskills and the Holocaust, Jake has filled this newly updated version of his beloved show A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, with  new insights gained from his years of interviews, films, writing, and performing since the original 2006/2007 record breaking show debuted at the historic Lambs Theatre in the heart of Broadway.

A multimedia performance, complete with photos and video of his relatives, bar mitzvah, and wedding - and filled with laughter, tears, and music, Ehrenreich's stories resonate with all audiences of all ages. 

Click HERE to read Rod Hagwood's (Sun-Sentinel) recent article about
Jake Ehrenreich and A Jew Grows in Brooklyn 2.0

Coral Springs Center for the Arts

March 10 - 12, 2017
Fri: 8 PM,
Sat: 3 PM & 8 PM,
Sun: 2 PM 
Tickets:  $39 - $70
Phone:  954-344-5990
Group Sales are available.
To Order Tickets on Line:
Coral Springs Center for the Arts
2885 Coral Springs Drive
Coral Springs , FL  33065
Jake Ehrenreich as... Jake Ehrenreich!

"Delicious! Distinctly original and powerfully poignant." "Great Comedy!"
~ New York Times
Through March 19
Actor/Comedian Brad Zimmerman's hilarious and inspiring story
about the grit and passion required to 'make it' as an artist and the sweet rewards that come from never giving up on your dream.  

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.

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
By Brad Zimmerman 

Through March 19
Tickets:  $40 - $65
  Phone:  844-448-7469
  On Line:
  Group Rates (12 +):  888-264-1788
Thursday 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday 2:30 pm
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens,  FL 33410

March 12 @ 2 PM Only!

The Original Florida Follies is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization run by the dancing member  volunteers  and dedicated to helping Children-in-Need. 
The dancers range in age from 58 to 93! Since The Follies' inception in 2000, this organization has donated over  $800,000 to various children's charities in the South Florida area.  This year's chosen charities are:  Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Ft. Lauderdale and Family Central in North Lauderdale.
Not only are there TEN! dance routines and new costumes, there are fresh new specialty acts:  Comedian Bobby Kelton  and  Singer Don Stansfield.
Returning for a second time are last year's favorites:  The dazzling Doo-Wop group, Joey and the Paradons - with tunes everyone remembers.
And of course, The Follies Dancers - with those gorgeous legs - will be burning up the stage with fast tapping and smooth jazz numbers, three big production numbers, and an emotional Patriotic Finale!      

The  Original Florida Follies present
2017: "...On With the Show" 
March 12 at 2 pm
Tickets:  $29.50 (plus S/C) 
For tickets:   954-462-0222 (Ticketmaster)
Group Sales:   954-660-6307 (Group - 10 or more)
Click HERE to purchase tickets on line 
Parker Playhouse
707 NE 8th St, Ft Lauderdale, FL  33304

Bobby Kelton

Joey & the Paradons
Don Stansfield

Now Playing at the Brand New
PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens! 

Through March 26

Be prepared to laugh off a few pounds! 

In the same energetic and fun spirit as Menopause The Musical ® , WaistWatchers The Musical!  - set in Cook's Women's Gym - takes a lighthearted look at four women 'of a certain age' dealing with assorted body image issues; it covers topics such as dieting, exercise, plastic surgery, and sex over the age of forty - areas of concern to women, and to men - of all ages.   Now with all new and original music, this show will have you dancing in the aisles!

"Singing beautifully while getting a serious gym workout!"  
~ Arizona Republic 
"The audience eats the show up!"
~ Miami Herald 

Waist Watchers The Musical
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jacobson
Patty Gardner,  Valerie Dilorenzo, Krissy Johnson, & P.J. Jorgensen
in WaistWatchers The Musical

Music by Vince Di Mura
January 25 - March 26
Tickets:  $40 - $65
Phone:  855-448-7469
On line:
  Group Sales (12 or more):


Show Times:
Wednesday, Thursday,
Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m.
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 6 p.m.
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410

Performed by Sol's Musical Theatre Performance Experiences talented older students!!! 

This delightful adaptation of the beloved fable and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.

Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score.  Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will serve up equal amounts of laughter and tears.
Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

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March 16 - April 2
Mark Twain's timeless classic sweeps audiences down the mighty Mississippi when the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River amid hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming adventures.  Winner of seven Tony Awards, Big River  is a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana propelled by music and lyrics by Roger Miller and book by William Hauptmann. Time Magazine reported of the original production that is Big River is "a classic American musical with the most fetching score of the decade."

Big River
Brian Kinnard & Ricky Cona in
Big River 

Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
(Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain)
March 16 - April 2
Tickets:  $47 - $60
Phone:  954-462-0222
On line:
Performance times:
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 2 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 Southwest 5th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 
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Special Offer Below!
March 31 - April 9

Peter and the Starcatcher  upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes,  Peter and the Starcatcher   playfully explores the depths of greed and despair, and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.  

The winner of numerous honors, including five 2012 Tony Awards,  Peter and the Starcatcher was named one of the New York Times, New York Magazine, New Yorker's Top 10 shows of the year. The play is based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and was conceived for the stage by a multiple award-winning creative team including directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, writer Rick Elice, and composer Wayne Barker.

Peter and the Starcatcher will be the first production to take place in the
Conrad N. Hilton Theatre at the Esther B. O'Keeffe Center for Creative Education 

Peter and the Starcatcher
A Play by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by
Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

March 31 - April 9
Tickets: $38
(Students with ID $20)
For tickets:  
Performance Schedule:
Thursday, March 30th - 7:30 PM
Friday, March 31st - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 1st - 2 PM
Saturday, April 1st - 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 2nd - 3 PM
Thursday, April 6th - 7:30 PM
Friday, April 7th - 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 8th - 2 PM
 For members of this list only:  
Use the code STARSTUFF to purchase
$25 tickets for Peter and the Star Catcher
Special Discount Tickets Available for Members of this List Only!

March 21 - April 2

Click   HERE to purchase tickets for
Something Rotten
at the Broward Center for the 
Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
March 16 - April 2

Click HERE to purchase tickets for 
Slow Burn Theatre Company's
Big River
at the Broward Center for the
Performing Arts
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April 10 - May 7

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Slow Burn Theatre Company's
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
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Saturday, July 22nd at 2 pm

Click HERE to purchase tickets for

Paw Patrol
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
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