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. 
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I look forward to seeing you at the theatre!   Carol

Final Weekend!
Something familiar... Something peculiar...
Something for everyone:
A comedy tonight!
Through December 8th

Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent, politically incorrect, and one of the funniest musicals ever written.  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

Rave reviews and a Carbobnell Recommendataion for Forum!

Click HERE to read Bill Hirschman's review on

Click HERE to read Robert Hagelstein's review on Palms West Monthly

Click HERE to read Aaron Krause's 'Theatrical Musings'

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Through  December 8
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Click HERE to purchase tickets, or call 561-832-7469
Tickets:  $39-$55
Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 pm 
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 pm
All performances in
The Rinker Playhouse at
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Click on the video below to watch some clips from
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Trailer (MNM Theatre Company)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Trailer (MNM Theatre Company)

J Savage, Meg Frost, Johnbarry Green, Michael Scott Ross,
Aaron Bower, &  Troy Stanley in
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

December 13 - 29
JetBlue Presents Broward Center & Slow Burn Theatre Company's production of A Christmas Story, The Musical, bringing the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage.  A Christmas Story,  The Musical is a triple-dog-dare of a good time, and is a perfect family entertainment for the holiday season.

Ralphie's boyhood Christmas present dream of an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle is challenged by his nightmare life of humiliating pink bunny pajamas, demented department store Santas, gaudy leg lamps and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole.

The songwriting team behind the Tony Award ® -winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy ® Award-winning film La La Land (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) joined with the musical's book writer Joseph Robinette to create this crowd-pleaser that brings an exciting new dimension to the iconic holiday movie and offers an enchanting new treat to those new to the holiday tale.

A Christmas Story, The Musical
December 13 -  29
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, distributed by Warner Bros.,
Written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, & Bob Clark, and upon 
In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, by Jean Shepherd
For tickets call  954-462-0222 or see below
Tickets:  $49 - $65
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm
There will be a performance on Wednesday, Dec 18 at 11 am
and on Wednesday, Dec 25 at 7:30 pm
Performances take place in the Amaturo Theater at
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33312

Click  HERE to purchase tickets for 
A Christmas Story, The Musical 
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code

Michael Norman as Ralphie in A Christmas Story

Special Broward Center Discounts Available for 
List Members.

Scroll down on the Super Groups Page
find your show! 
January 8 - 19

Click HERE to purchase tickets for 
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code BCPASG

Discover a whole new world at Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway Musical.  From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle.  It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.  

Sunday, February 9th at 4 pm

Click  HERE to purchase tickets for 
The Pirates of Penzance
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code  BCPASG

Now is your chance to get carried away with New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players production of The Pirates of Penzance.  Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British Bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty 'model of a Modern Major General' for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall!

January 24 at 8 pm

Click   HERE to purchase tickets for 
Marshall Tucker Band
at the Charles F. Dodge City Center, Pembrok Pines
Use the Discount Code BCPASG

In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. Led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, the band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and they have never stopped touring.
Opening in January!
Coming in January - Tickets are on sale now!
January 10 - February 2
Join us for Part 2 of an entertaining musical depicting the contribution of Jewish composers to Broadway. Picking up where we left off last year, we'll feature new songs performed by four different vocalists along with the tidbits and anecdotes on the lives of renowned 20th century composers such as Gershwin, Berlin, Lerner & Loewe, Harnick, and Herman.

To Life 2
January 10 - February 2
By Scott Siegel
Directed by Shari Upbin
Tickets: $40 / $35 for groups of 6 or more
Click  HERE to purchase tickets or call  561-347-3948 
Friday, & Saturday at 8:00 pm,
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 pm
All performances take place at
The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park
300 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486

"Musicals are plays, but the last collaborator is your audience, so you've got to wait 'til the last collaborator comes in before you can complete the collaboration." ~ Stephen Sondheim

"I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it." ~ Oscar Hammerstein"
Opening in January!

January 15 - February 23, 2020

The Secret Comedy of Women® is a laugh-out-loud immersive theatrical celebration that exuberantly triumphs over the challenges of womanhood. This two-woman show liberates the universal female experience through a rollicking spectacle of sweetly-sharp comedy, songs, dances, stories and spontaneous moments of discovery that galvanizes the bonds all women share. The audience freely roars with laughter at everything that has ever held them back; from boys to bras and pantyhose to menopause. It's no secret that every woman deserves a laugh like this.

The Secret Comedy of Women - Girls Only 
Written by and Starring Barbara Gehring & Linda Klein
January 15 - February 23, 2020
Tickets: $45-$65  (Group rates available)
Click HERE for tickets or call 844-672-2849 
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2:30 pm 
All Performances take place at
The Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL  33432

Win Tickets!
The first 6 list members to email me at will each win a pair of tickets to a Saturday, January 18th performance of
The Secret Comedy of Women.
(Please indicate your preference for either the
3 pm or 8 pm performance in your email.) 

Use the Discount Code CK15 for $15 off the VIP $65 tickets.
This code can be used through December 30, 2019
You may purchase up to 6 tickets - cannot be combined with any other discount

Something to Watch!

Spotlight On the Arts shines a light on the arts in South Florida. A celebrity panel and special guests bring lively, spirited discussion on various topics related to the arts. Guests include artistic directors, choreographers, actors, singers, comedians, playwrights, musicians, maestros, artists, and many fascinating people who contribute to our cultural landscape. Every episode is entertaining, enlightening, and educational.

Rebecca Vetter and her student Danielle, tell us all about South Florida Cloggers and their Dance for Change videos. 

Rebecca Vetter & Danielle, South Florida Cloggers
Rebecca Vetter & Danielle, South Florida Cloggers

Panelists: Shari Upbin, Bill Hirschman, Michelle Solomon,
and Janet Ehrlick

To watch more episodes of Spotlight on the Arts, Click HERE!
It's Opening Weekend!
December 5 - 22

Once , the winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, not to mention two of Britain's Olivier Awards, and three of Canada's Dora Mavor Moore Awards is now playing at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC).  
Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when an intriguing young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once is an unforgettable story about pursuing your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect us all.

From the very first note, Once pulls you in and never lets you go.

ONCE (Musical) - December 5-22, 2019
Once (Musical) - December 5-22, 2019

December 5 - 22, 2019
Book by Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics by
Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture
written and directed by John Carney
Tickets: 954-777-2055 /
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets: $35 - $55
All performances at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place
Lauderhill, FL 33311

Jack Gerhard and Mariah Lotz in 

Jack Gerhard and Mariah Lotz and cast in
Back by Popular Demand!

December 19 - January 12

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, He spent 29 years "temporarily" waiting tables in New York, all the while chasing a career in acting and comedy.  Brad tells of his pursuit, along with stories about his childhood, family, and misbegotten love life with warmth, wit, self-deprecating humor, and wicked charm, and combines his years of training as an actor with his innate comedic talent.
This hilarious & poignant story is universal in its message:
The journey to follow one's dream & the parents Who  SUFFER  through it!

My Son the Waiter - A Jewish Tragedy
December 19, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Written & Performed by Brad Zimmerman
Tickets:  $45 - $70
Tickets:  1-866-811-4111 /
Group rates available
Thursday, Saturday: 8:00
Sunday: 7 pm
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday:  3 pm
All performances will take place at the
Michael-Ann Russell JCC
Alan and Diane Lieberman Theatre
18900 NE 25th Avenue
Miami, FL  33180

Use the Discount Code CKEB for $15 off the $65 tickets.
This code can be used through December 15, 2019. 
You may purchase up to 6 tickets - cannot be combined with any other discount.

Ready for a night of non-stop laughter? Join two of Florida's funniest, Ron Feingold and Lindsay Glazer, as they bring the funny from across the Sunshine State with their hilarious show, Florida's Funniest Comedians, live at the Mizner Park Cultural Center!

Florida's Funniest Comedians
December 21st at 7:30
Tickets:  $12 (no minimum)
Click  HERE to purchase tickets online or
Call   844-672-2849
The Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL  33432

December 29 at 7 pm

Aces & Knaves, a film that zooms in on the players, the scandals, and the intense competition inside the world of bridge will be screened on December 29th at 7 pm at the Mizner Park Cultural Center in Boca Raton. "No doubt the best documentary on bridge ever made," Michael Becker, a member of the American Contract Bridge League Hall of Fame said recently. Becker, along with fellow bridge champion Gavin Wolpert, will join the film's director Jackie Paré for a Q&A following the screening.

Aspiring ace Bill Gates, along with some of the best players on the planet, share tales of exhilaration and defeat in Aces & Knaves. The film mixes vintage stills and old movie footage with dramatic coverage of international tournaments. It is aimed not only at not only at bridge enthusiasts, but also at those who have never picked up a hand. "Why?" asks director Paré. "Because bridge holds a mirror to the human spirit - at its best and as its worst. And like life, it's all about the cards you're dealt. You have to make the best of them."

Aces & Knaves
December 29th at 7 pm 
Tickets:  $20
Click HERE to purchase tickets online or
Call  844-672-2849
Screening takes place at
The Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL  33432

December 28 at 7:30 pm

Succumb to the serenading talents of the "Voice of Romance"  Franco Corso and International Gypsy Flamenco Guitarist, Murat Turan!  Italian Tenor Franco Corso will team up with Gypsy Flamenco Guitarist Murat Turan to present a very special concert experience, from Andrea Bocelli to the Gypsy Kings with a repertoire of songs that will capture you heart, and showcase a captivating fusion of Lakatos' flamenco and Spanish guitar styles with Corso's versatile voice that ranges from baritone to tenor. Bring a loved one and embrace romance for a 'Night of Passion.'

A Night of Passion
December 28 at 7:30 pm 
Tickets: $35
Click  HERE for tickets or call 844-672-2849 
Performance takes place at
The Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL  33432
The 2019-2020 Season has begun!
Subscription Packages are Still Available
Andy and the Orphans
has been Carbonell Recommended!
Subscriptions to Primal Forces 2nd Season at Sol Theatre are on sale now. 
Click HERE for more information or to purchase tickets!

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