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

Opening November 23rd
Something familiar... Something peculiar...
Something for everyone:
A comedy tonight!
November 23 - December 8

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.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
November 23 - December 8
(Preview performance - November 22 at 7:30 pm)
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
Performances:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 pm (no Thanksgiving night performance)
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 the cast of
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 
in rehearsal!

Scenes from Rehearsal: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (MNM Theatre Company)


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

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
Performances:
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
BCPASG

Special Broward Center Discounts Available for 
List Members.

Scroll down on the Super Groups Page
to 
find your show! 
November 19 - December 1

Click  HERE  to purchase tickets for 
Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
BCPASG

A change in attitude, is headed to your latitude. Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all - and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music's greatest storytellers - Jimmy Buffett.   Escape to Margaritaville - Set your mind on island time. 

December 5th & 7th at 730 pm 

Click  HERE  to purchase tickets for 
Florida Grand Opera's Don Giovanni
at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Use the Discount Code
BCPASG

Mozart's Don Giovanni is the story of the world's greatest lover, Don Juan, a young arrogant, and charismatic aristocrat, who will stop at nothing to fulfill his ravenous lust.  But when a midnight seduction ends in murder, Giovanni finds himself pursued on all sides by those he has wronged in the past 
(Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected translations) 

December 7th at 8 pm

Click  HERE to purchase tickets for 
An Evening with Sutton Foster with Music Director Michael Rafter
at the Parker Playhouse
Use the Discount Code
BCPASG

Two-time Tony-winning actress, singer, and dancer Sutton Foster returns to the Parker Playhouse in an intimate evening of song, with music director Michael Rafter.  The New York Times praised her Café Carlyle residency: "The radiance of Julia Roberts and the zany spunk of Holly Golightly: that only begins to describe the seductive charms of Sutton Foster in her irresistible cabaret show. 

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 / www.mysonthewaiter.com
Group rates available
Performances:
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 November 30, 2019. 
You may purchase up to 6 tickets - cannot be combined with any other discount
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 
Showtimes: 
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 
Performances: 
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

Use the Discount Code CK15 for $15 off the $65 tickets.
This code can be used through November 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.

Loren Oliveira & Meatriz Malnic of Brazilian Voices bring Brazilian music to venues all over South Florida.

Loren Oliveira & Beatriz Malnic, Brazilian Voices
Loren Oliveira & Beatriz Malnic, Brazilian Voices

Panelists: Shari Upbin, Bill Hirschman, Michelle Solomon,
and Adalberto Acevedo

To watch more episodes of Spotlight on the Arts, Click HERE!
Now Playing!
Through November 24th Only!

Diana D'Ambrosio, Barbara Sloan, 
Barbara Bradshaw & Leigh Bennett in
The Lost Virginity Tour

Take a funny, profound, and provocative road trip with four women who share their stories of love, sex,  and their 'first time' - with often hilarious but sometimes harrowing detail. This humorous and adventurous journey examines the choices we make that shape our lives forever, and the friendships that hold us up when we can't walk on our own.
Starring Barbara Bradshaw, Leigh Bennett, Barbara Sloan, and Diana D'Ambrosio.  Directed by Deborah Kondelik. 
A great review for The Lost Virginity Tour:
"'Lost Virginity Tour' A Golden Years
Trip Down Memory Lane"
Michelle Solomon ~ Floridatheateronstage.com
Click HERE to read more.

The Lost Virginity Tour
Preview Performance: Thursday, October 31
Runs from November 1 - November 24, 2019
By Cricket Daniel
Tickets: $39
Tickets:  866-811-4111 
/ www.pigsdoflyproductions.com
Performances: 
Friday, & Saturday: 8 pm
Sunday: 5 pm
All performances will take place at 
Empire Stage
1140 N Flagler Drive,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
www.pigsdoflyproductions.com
Like Us on Facebook! 
 

Use the code  CK2019  for a  $10 discount 
when purchasing your tickets!


Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended
by the Broward Cultural Council. 
Now Playing!
November 14 - December 1

West Side Story
: Classic. Powerful. Groundbreaking. Heartbreaking.  All words that have been used to describe one of Broadway's most memorable and iconic pieces of musical theatre. 

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. The story of their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice became one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching musicals of all time, and the subject matter is as relevant today as it was when the show opened in 1957. 
(Presented by Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in collaboration with Broadway Palm) 

Click HERE
to read the New York Times' Brooks Atkinson's September 27, 1957 review of West Side Story

West Side Story
November 14 - December 1
 


Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Performances:
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 pm
(no Thanksgiving night performance)
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2 pm
Tickets: $35 - $55
For tickets:954-777-2055 
lpacfl.com
All performances will take place at
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)
3800 NW 11th Place,
Lauderhill, FL 33311


Jacob Tarconish & Alexa Lopez in
West Side Story

Katie Whittemore & Alexa Lopez in 
West Side Story



The PERFECT Girls Night 'Outback'!  

Carbonell Award-winning actor/singer/comedian Michael Walters stars in Something Like a Dame, a Broadway music and comedy 'Extravaganza'  With the blessing of Barry Humphries, Dame Edna's original creator, Walters will 'don the 'wisteria coif' for an evening of glamour, music, and side-splitting laughter featuring incredible glittering gowns, outrageous comedy, and original musical numbers.

Something Like a Dame
November 23 at 7:30 pm
November 24 at 2 pm
Tickets: $34 - $39
Click HERE purchase tickets online, or 
Call 844-672-2849
Performances take place at
The Mizner Park Cultural Center
201 Plaza Real, 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL  33432
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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

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January 8, 9, & 10, 2020

Six time Tony and Emmy nominated  Tovah Feldshuh , star of "The Walking Dead," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," and now CBS' "Salvation" stars a thrilling show featuring highlights from the new Broadway-bound musical  Queen of Mean , based on the New York Times best-selling biography by Piers Ransdell. Watch the Queen of Mean become the Queen of Cabaret as Tovah takes the stage as  Leona Helmsley , commenting on and singing about everything from her meteoric rise - to her Real Estate rival Donald Trump.  Tovah - or, Leona - promises to bring you an evening of fun, frolic, and foreclosure you won't want to miss!
"Fast, funny, and vastly entertaining!" ~ Cabaret Scenes

Tovah is Leona
January 8 - 10, 2020
Created by James Bassi, Tovah Feldshuh, & Jeff Harner
Musical Director James Bassi
Directed by Jeff Harner
Featuring songs from the new musical The Queen of Mean
Music by Ron Passaro
Lyrics by David Lee & Alex Lippard
Tickets: $39-$59
Click  HERE for tickets or call 844-672-2849 
Performances:Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7:30 pm   
All Performances take 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
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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