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, or the View Entire Message link at the bottom of this email 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

Tickets are on Sale Now:
Through September 30

How often does Broward County birth a world premier new musical? This month it has! Now & Then is a musical about two men, one love, and four decades. The music style is folk with a little bit of country. The actors play guitar on stage creating an intimate experience. Six actors, three guitars, one same sex couple. Follow the lives of Daniel and Greg over the course of 40 years together. The show is crisp, funny, and touching. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be captured as you share their life's journey.

Rave reviews and a Carbonell Recommendation for Now & Then:
"Now & Then Proudly Affirms Gay Romance is like Any Other"
Bill Hirschman ~
Click HERE to read more. 

Now & Then
Through September 30th 
Book by Ronnie Larsen
Music & Lyrics by Dennis Manning
Tickets $35-$50
ThursdayFriday, & Saturday at 8 PM

Sunday 7 PM
All performances take place at:
Wilton Theatre Factory Mainstage
2304 North Dixie Highway
Wilton Manors FL 33305
Tickets are on Sale Now:
October 12 - November 4

Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that their small town isn't big enough for both of them. They agree on a settlement - the first one to extract $50,000 from their mutual target, young heiress Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town.
Sophisticated, suave, and with a good dash of mischief, this thoroughly entertaining musical features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards. 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
October 12 - November 4
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Tickets: $48
Tickets: 954-344-7765
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
All performances take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311
Coming Soon to Stage Door Theater
(Tickets are on Sale Now)

Click on the individual show images to learn more about each production. 
To purchase tickets visit or call

is now the Resident Theatre Company
at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC).
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to visit the LPAC website. 
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for directions to the theatre. 

October 18 - November 4

Hailed by the Washington Post as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale", this classic story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours has been give a contemporary spin with a hilarious new book and a "driving pop and rock score" by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey.  
Presented by the Carbonell Awarding-winning
Slow Burn Theatre Company. 

Disney's Freaky Friday
October 18 - November 4
Book by Bridget Carpenter
Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Based on the novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films. 
Tickets:   $47 - $60
For tickets:  954-462-0222 or see below to purchase tickets on line. 
Show times:
Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 2 pm
Wednesday, October 22 at 1 pm
All performances take place at 
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Click  HERE to purchase tickets for
Freaky Friday
At The Broward Center for the 
Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
Kimmie Johnson and Laura Hodos in 
Freaky Friday

Special Discounts Available
for List Members!

October 4

Click   HERE
to purchase tickets for
Dire Straits Legacy
At Parker Playhouse
Use the Discount Code

Dire Straits reunites original band members Phil Palmer, Alan Clark, Danny Cummings, Mel Collins, Trevor Horn, Steve Ferrone, and Marco Caviglia along with friends live on stage in a celebration of their iconic music.  Experience the magic of their unforgettable classics like "Money for Nothing", "So Far Away", "Sultans of Swing", "Walk of Life", and more
October 10 - 21

Click   HERE to purchase tickets for 
The Phantom of the Opera
At The Broward Center for the
Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's
The Phantom of The Opera will make a triumphant return to Fort Lauderdale.  The production boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting design, staging, and choreography.  Hailed by critics as 'bigger and better than ever before'. 
October 20

to purchase tickets for
Three Hysterical Broads off their
At the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
Use the Discount Code

What happens when you put 3 of the most talented women in stand-up comedy together and then take away the one thing that helped each of them cope with kids, relationships, divorce, mortgages, life, etc? 
(This event may include adult language and content) 
November 20 - December 2

Click  HERE  to purchase tickets for
The King and I
At The Broward Center for the
Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code

One of Rogers & Hammerstein's fines works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as "Getting to Know You",  "Hello Young Lovers", and "Shall We Dance."  Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. 

Each year, Spanish River Concerts presents some of the best concerts in South Florida - affordable, high quality live music that always provides a rich experience to share with friends and family. 

2019 Spanish River Concert Series:

January 7 - January 21
This concert features uniquely American music and instrumentation, but 'it ain't no hootenanny', because Country and Folk music have evolved into sophisticated art forms, fostering the emergence of highly skilled instrumentalists and uniquely emotive singer-songwriters.  Enjoy the heartfelt lyrics and soulful harmonies of some of the most beloved Folk, Country, and Folk-Rock icons, including Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt,  Crosby Stills, and Nash, and many more. 
January 27 - February 5
Israeli superstar David D'Or flaunts his 4-octave vocal range for a magical evening of  international music.  D'Or, who has 15 gold and platinum albums to his credit, is also an accomplished painter and humanitarian, known for integrating his diverse interests into his live performances.  Backed by a full orchestra, David welcomes special guest soprano Betty Lipska to share the stage for this very special engagement. 
February 18 - March 4
A tribute to the quirky genius of Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox concept, featuring a collection of fabulous singers, performing in visually stunning vignettes.  This performance showcases popular songs you adore, but which have each been re-stylized in ways that will make you fall in love with the music all over again. 
March 11 - March 25
Popular demand, Spanish River Concerts brings back four of the most lauded tenors we have introduced to our South Florida audiences in recent years. The members of this all-star cast have individually thrilled you; now, the sky's the limit as Daniel Montenegro, Marc Devigne, Omer Shaish, and David Burnham join forces to create an incredible evening of Broadway, Opera, and Popular favorites. 

The Complete Series Starts $159

Click HERE to visit our website and purchase tickets.

Kings Point Theatre: 
7000 West Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33446

Spanish River Church:  
2400 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL  33431

Box Office:  1-800-716-6975

Click  HERE  for a comprehensive list of 2018-2019 productions to theatres near you!
Opening September 28
September 28 - October 14

Ol' Blue Eyes lives again in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. A nostalgic song-and-dance revue, My Way celebrates the pivotal moments in the life of one of America's most iconic musical giants. From the swinging '40s to the bright lights of '60s Vegas to his firm lock on legend status in the '90s, this soaring tribute incorporates songs from across the Chairman of the Board's musical career, including such memorable hits as "Strangers in the Night", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Fly Me to the Moon", and of course, "New York, New York".

My Way - A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
September 28 - October 14

Conceived by David Grapes & Todd Olson
Tickets:  $55
For tickets: /  561-832-7469  
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 pm
All performances at 
In the Rinker Playhouse at
The Raymond F. Kravis Center
for the Performing Arts 
Rinker Playhouse
701 Okeechobee Blvd. 
West Palm Beach  33401

Use the Code MW44 to purchase $44 tickets to My Way
Mark Sanders _ Hannah Richter
Mark Sanders & Hannah Richter

Mark Sanders_ Hannah Richter_ Laura Plyler_ Clay Cartland
Mark Sanders, Hanna Richter, Laura Plyler, & Clay Cartland
Laura Plyler & Clay Cartland
 Back by Popular Demand!
October 4 - 21, 2018

The ladies are back on the links!  

It's the day after the funeral, and three women gather for a round of golf in honor of their recently departed play partner.  A mysterious fourth joins them, and so begins a raucous and rowdy 18 holes filled with secrets, surprises, confessions... and sex.  

Pigs Do Fly Productions' production of The Ladies Foursome played to consistently  full houses when it ran at Empire Stage last March.  The show was such a success that the company has decided to bring the ladies back onto the (golf) course and let them swing again!  So if you missed it the first time, now is your chance to see what everyone was talking about!

"Friendship, Revelation, Determination Are Hallmarks of The Ladies Foursome"
Michelle F. Solomon ~ 
Click HERE to read more

The Ladies Foursome By Norm Foster
Elissa Solomon, Janice Hamilton, Jacqueline Laggy, & Deborah Kondelik in
The Ladies Foursome
Directed by Genie Croft
October 4 - 21
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday at 5 pm
Tickets: $39
For tickets:  or 
All performances will take place at
Empire Stage
1104 N. Flagler Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Use the Code POSTCARD for a $10 Discount when purchasing your tickets

The first 2 people who email me at will each win pair of tickets to
The Ladies Foursome
Limited Run!  1 Week Only!
October 23 - 28

Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 16 years! It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®
Menopause The Musical 

October 23 - October 28
Tickets: $46.50 - $66.50
Click HERE to purchase tickets, 
or visit or
Tuesday, October 23 - 8 pm
Wednesday, October 24 - 8 pm
Thursday, October 25 - 8 pm
Friday, October 26 - 8 pm
Saturday October 27 - 2 pm
Saturday, October 27 - 8 pm
Sunday, October 28 - 2 pm
Sunday, October 28 - 6 pm
All performances will take place at
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center                   Use the Code MENO20 when purchasing
3385 NE 188th Street                                                   tickets and save 20%!
Aventura, FL 3180


In Catherine Trieschmann's critically acclaimed coming of age play, audiences will meet Laney and her mother, Elise, who have just moved into the Mississippi home in which Elise grew up.   This homecoming is no comfort to Laney, who turns to writing bold fiction and making out with a classmate  in chapel to ease her tortured adolescent mind.  When Laney pronounces herself a holiness lesbian, she sets in motion a funny and thought-provoking examination of the twists and turns inherent to navigating faith, desire, and relationships. 

Rave reviews and a Carbonell Recommendation for Crooked:

" Crooked is straight up great at the Vanguard in Fort Lauderdale"
Christine Dolen ~
Click HERE to read more.

"Thinking Cap Theatre's Crooked superbly captures the fear, confusion, and pain of being an adolescent - and the same fear, confusion and pain struggling to raise one."
Bill Hirschman ~
Click HERE to read more.

September 14 - 30
By Catherine Trieschmann
For tickets:
To purchase tickets on line, click HERE.
By Phone:
Performance Times:
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Saturdays at 3 pm
Sundays at 5 pm
There will be Talkbacks following
all 3 Sunday performances)
All performances take place at
The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts
1501 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33316

to Sol Children Theatre   
October 19 - November 4

Nominated for six Tony Awards, and winning 2, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features an eclectic group of sixth graders who arrive at a fictional spelling bee set in the geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School to vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter - one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box!

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
October 19 - November 4
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Ryan McAtee and
Assistant Director Sara Elizabeth Grant
For tickets: 
Friday & Saturday at 7:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets:  $20 / $15 juniors (11 and under) 
Sol Theatre
3333 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL  33431
October 25 -  November 4
Just in time for Halloween!

The Addams Family  features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.

The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy
October 25 -  November 4
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Click HERE to purchase tickets or call
561-243-7922 / 
Thursday, October 25th at 8 PM  
Friday, October 26th at 8 PM
Saturday, October 27th at 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, October 28th at 2 PM and 7 PM
Wednesday, October 31st at 8 PM
Thursday, November 1st at 8 PM
Friday, November 2nd at 8 PM
Saturday, November 3rd at 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday, November 4th at 2 PM 

All performances at 
The Crest Theatre
51 North Swinton Avenue,
A Brand New Concert Series at

Click on the images to purchase tickets, to visit the Wick Theatre & Costume Museum website, and to learn more about all their shows. 

December 14, 2018 - January 13, 2019

This hilarious and inspirational musical  comedy will leave you laughing so hard you'll burn more calories during the show than in the past week!  Come and dance in your seat, or jump right in!  
Set in Cook's Women's Gym, Waist Watchers The Musical is a lighthearted look at four women dishing on food, diets, exercise, friendship, love, and sex!

Waist Watchers The Musical!
December 14, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jacobson
Music by Vince Di Mura
Phone: 305-444-9293
On line: 
Group Sales (12 or more): 305-504-5020
Show Times:
Wednesday at 2 pm & 7 pm
Thursday at 7 pm
Friday at 8 pm
Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday 3 pm
All performances will take place at
Actor's Playhouse at Miracle Mile
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33314

Who are you?
 * Carla - hitting the gym so she can sip  
   Pinot, eat more chocolate, and not skip 
 * Cheryl - hitting the gym to relieve stress     from work and stay looking good?
 * Connie - hitting the gym for the first time in        order to feel sexy again?
 * Cindy - hitting the gym because she's               recently divorced and looking for challenging 
   workouts now that she's single and ready to
January 9 - February 10,  2019

Old Jews Telling Jokes showcases five actors in a comedy that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes of the past and present.  It celebrates the rich tradition of Jewish humor "and all the rabbis, complaining wives, fed-up husbands, patience-challenged physicians, gossiping ladies and competitive men" populating it. The humor can be suggestive (sometimes even raunchy) as the 'Old Jews' make fun of themselves as well as followers of every other religion.

Old Jews Telling Jokes
January 9 - February 10
Created b Peter Gethers & Daniel Okrent
Based on the website 
by Sam Hoffman
Tickets: $45 - $65
For Tickets: 844-672-2849 /
Group Sales: 1-888-264-1788
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm
Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3 pm
All performances will take place at
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
201 Plaza Real (2nd Floor)
Boca Raton, FL 33432

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