August Theater & Shows

By on July 30, 2013

Pied Piper | Now thru Saturday, August 3

The town of Hamelin is overrun with rats! Can a dancing, flute-playing stranger rid the town of the rat infestation? Will the townspeople be willing to pay the ultimate price for this “Pied Piper’s” services? Join the tenants of Hamelin & the school as they discover the value of having a great attitude, & the importance of keeping promises. $17. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables 305-444-9293 www.actorsplayhouse.org.

Grease | Thursdays & Fridays, August 1 & 2 & August 8 & 9
GreaseEveryone’s favorite 1950’s rock ‘n’ roll musical is coming to town this summer. Meet Rydell High’s spirited class of ‘59; gum chewing, hubcap stealing, hot rod loving boys with D.A.’s and their wise-cracking girls in bobby sox & pedal pushers. Grease’s eight year run made Broadway history.
Campers 13–18 will perform this family-friendly version packed with lovable characters, a fun-loving spirit & the immortal songs like Summer Nights, Greased Lightning & You’re the One That I Want. $10. Thursdays: 8pm. Fridays: 10 & 11:30am; Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 St. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.parkerplayhouse.com

Willy Wonka Jr. | Wednesday, August 7 @ Parker Playhouse
Wednesday, August 14 @ Aventura Arts
WillyWonkaRoald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man & his quest to find an heir comes to life in this musical stage adaptation. Talented summer campers perform the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Which of the 5 children will win a life supply of candy & another very special surprise? 6 & 8pm. $5. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 St. Fort Lauderdale 954-462-0222 www.parkerplayhouse.com   Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188 St. Aventura. 305-462-0222

Lilly the Lash & the Garden Gathering Musical | Wednesday–Friday, August 7–9
LillyLash150The popular series of children’s books by acclaimed author Julie Woik, comes to life in a new musical production. Come join Lilly on a toe tapping, musical adventure which takes place in a beautiful garden setting. Lilly’s mission is to help Sunny, a big beautiful sunflower who struggles with her size, recognize the importance of her own self-worth along with a troupe of garden friends, including bees, butterflies, & a tiny soccer-playing spider, to help her realize that no matter what our differences, we all have value. $5/in advance(10 or more), $8/at Door. Wed: 1pm; 3pm;4:30pm; & 6:30pm; Thur&Fri: 10:15am; 11:30am;12:45pm; 3:30pm. Fort Lauderdale Main Library Theater, 100 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-674-1449. www.advancedevents.com

The Little Mermaid, the Musical | Friday, August 9
MermaidJRCampers from the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood will be performing at the end of their camp session. 5pm. Adult/$7, Child(12&under)/$4. Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St. Hollywood. 954-921-3274. www.artandculturecenter.org/summer-camp

 

Rated P For Parenthood | Now–Sunday, August 11
A new musical revue chronicling the 21st century joys & frustrations of raising children, from bleary-eyed late night feedings & private school kindergarten interviews, to nail-biting driving lessons & prom night. Whether in the midst of those parenting years or if those days
are a distant memory, this play is sure to touch a chord, eliciting chuckles of recognition & maybe a tear of remembrance. $39-$52. Wed: 2pm&8pm; Thurs–Sat: 8pm; Sun: 2pm. Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-444-9293. www.actorsplayhouse.org

Character Man | Now–Sunday, August 11
Character-ManOpening off-Broadway in the Fall, this mini musical will make you laugh, cry & sing along as Jim Brochu, the man who dazzled as Zero Mostel in Zero Hour, pays tribute to Broadway’s greatest character actors. Features songs that greats as Jackie Gleason & Zero Mostel introduced to musical theatre sprinkled with juicy backstage lore about these greats. Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Weill, Jerry Herman and many others. 954-344-7765. Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs 33063

Good People | Now thru Friday, August 18
The Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright pays his respects to his old South Boston neighborhood, with this tough & tender play about the insurmountable class divide between those who make it out of this blue-collar Irish neighborhood & those who find themselves left behind. Is it strength of character or just a few lucky breaks that determines a person’s fate? By David Lindsay-Abaire $40–$42.50. Thu/Fri/Sat 8pm; Sun. 2 & 7pm. Gables Stage, 1200 Anastasia Ave. (adjacent to the Biltmore Hotel), Coral Gables. Free Self or Valet parking available. 305-445-1119 www.gablestage.org

Slava’s Snowshow | Wednesday July 31–Sunday, August 25
Slava's-green_clowns150The forecast in Miami this summer calls for snow as this blockbuster show returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center with its breathtaking wintry stage magic. Often described as a cross between Cirque du Soleil & Blue Man Group, the show is an awe-inducing theatrical experience full of wondrous images, delightful comedy, haunting music and snow—lots and lots of snow. Created by Slava, the original Cirque’s clown genius, SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is winner of London’s Olivier Award for Best Entertainment & 2005 Drama Desk Award recipient for Unique Theatrical Experience. $55–$75. Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 305-949-6722. www.slavasnowshow.com or www.arshtcenter.org

Cirque du Soleil: Quidam | Wednesday, July 31–Sunday, August 4
QuidamUnlike any other Cirque du Soleil show, Quidam does not take spectators to an imaginary realm of fanciful, larger-than-life characters. Rather, it is an examination of our own world-inhabited
by real people with real-life concerns. 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers & characters. Quidam begins with young Zoé who is bored; her parents, distant & apathetic, ignore her. She
slides into an imaginary world – the world of Quidam – where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul. Wed–Fri: $7:30, Fri&Sat: 3:30, Sat: 11am, Sun: 1&5pm. Adult/$40–$80; Child(2–12)/ $32– $65; Senior &Military: $36–$67. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy. Sunrise 954-835-7000. www.thebbtcenter.com

Broadway Favorites | Thursday, August 1–Thursday, August 15
GodspellBefore the kids head back to school, top off their summer fun with a triple-play of kid-friendly Broadway entertainment. Summer campers from The Roxy Theatre GroupBefore the kids head back to school, top off their summer fun with a triple-play of kid-friendly Broadway entertainment. Summer campers from The Roxy Theatre Group Entertainment  & 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs show off their acting, singing & dancing skills in the production of 3 familiar Broadway favorites including: Spelling Bee -August 1 @7pm; -August 1 @7pm; Godspell – August 12 @ 2 & 7pm, & August 13 @ 2pm -August 12 @ 2 & 7pm, & August 13 @ 2pm Hairspray -August 14 @ 2 & 7pm, & August 15 @ 2pm. Tickets $10. Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107 Ave. Miami. 305-226-0030. www.RoxyPAC.com

Les Miserables | Friday–Sunday, August 2–11
Les-MiserablesThe longest running musical in the world-this amazing musical is based on the novel of the same name by French poet & playwright Victor Hugo. Epic, grand & uplifting this show has thrilled audiences all over the world with melodies that are already standards. Adult/$25 & $30, Student/$10 & $15. Performed by conservatory students. Area Stage Company, 1560 So. Dixie Hwy. Coral Gables 33146. 305-666-2078. www.areastagecompany.com

 

 

 

International Ballet Festival of Miami | Thursday, August 29 – Sunday, September 8
Ballet-FestivalPresenting the most important worldwide ballet companies represented by their greatest stars from USA, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile & Brazil. Festival also includes Dance Films, Art Exhibits, Workshops & Live Performances. Various locations throughout Miami-Dade 305-549-7711. www.internationalballetfestival.org or www.ticketmaster.com

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