Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL
STAGES PRODUCTIONS
1/25-2/5/2013
FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY THE MUSICAL, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, is a brand new family musical. You and your family can step inside the book's pages with Freckleface and friends as they learn to love the skin they're in.Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles - from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize it's her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz, and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special.With soaring live music, awesome dancing, and a freckleface full of laughs, your whole family will love this brand new musical for all ages...freckles or not!
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Jean Genet OVERVIEW
Palm Beach Dramaworks
2/4-2/5/2013
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre: - Jean Genet.
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
MOONLIGHT PLAYERS
1/11-2/8/2013
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA JR in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Roald Dahl'S WILLY WONKA JR
THE FIRST ACADEMY
2/7-2/8/2013
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA JR., featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse (JEKYLL & HYDE, DOCTOR DOLITTLE) and Anthony Newley, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences.This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. With this show's flexible cast size, featuring roles for all ages, your production will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 ANNIE
TATE HIGH SCHOOL
2/7-2/9/2013
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ANNIE is the perfect family-friendly musical, and an ideal show for a largely female cast. Middle Schools and elementary schools should also take notice of ANNIE JR - a special version of this title expressly designed for younger performers. 
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 EDGES
MAD THEATRE OF TAMPA BAY
2/7-2/10/2013
EDGES is not a traditional musical; it is an exciting new show about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions. Written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul--2007 Jonathan Larson Award Recipients--in their sophomore year at the University of Michigan, this contemporary song cycle carries an honest voice advocating introspection while maintaining wit and charm.The songs cover such universal issues as love, commitment, identity, and meaning. Characters deal with confronting emotions, escaping expectations, and deciphering complicated relationships. While the show is written for four performers, EDGES can easily be performed by multiple men and women.Encouraging experimental productions, Pasek & Paul want you to explore what happens when we are teetering on The Edges!
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 LEGALLY BLONDE
PORT ST LUCIE HIGH SCHOOL
2/1-2/10/2013
Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 WEST SIDE STORY
CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL
2/2-2/10/2013
The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmarkBroadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet istransported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic loversfind themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American"Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a worldof hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative,heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.Highlighting the talents of a young ensemble cast, WEST SIDE STORY has found popularity in schools as well as professional theatres throughout the world. Its exciting, sophisticated score by Bernstein and Sondheim is often considered Broadway's finest--its songs part of the nation's musical heritage. As originally staged by the legendary Jerome Robbins, the show is an impressive showcase for accomplished dancers (a guide featuring the original choreography is available for rental). And with a reduced orchestration and transpositions on demand, this masterpiece is easier to mount than ever before!
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 TARZAN
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL-NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
2/8-2/10/2013
Based on Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like himself for the first time.  TARZAN features music and lyrics by pop icon Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar winning song, "You'll Be in My Heart", and book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 HONK! JR
CHRISTIAN HOME & BIBLE SCHOOL
2/8-2/10/2013
In the London season featuring the appearance of THE LION KING, HONK! became a stand-out by winning the 2000 Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the TonyŽ Award) for Best New Musical. HONK! JR. is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling with a JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT-esque score that everyone will enjoy. HONK! JR. can be performed with simple sets and costumes. No feathers or fur necessary--making it the perfect Broadway Junior musical!
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 GODSPELL JR
ST COLUMBA EPISCOPAL CHURCH
2/9-2/10/2013
This best loved musical by two-time Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz is now available in a Broadway Junior version! Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score, GODSPELL JR. boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." As the cast performs "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, GODSPELL JR. is a unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.GODSPELL JR. can be performed virtually anywhere with the simplest of sets, costumes, lights, and music. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 SEUSSICAL JR
BROADWAY KIDS STUDIO
2/10-2/10/2013
A delight for children to perform, SEUSSICAL is now one of the most-performed shows in America! In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big  imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!SEUSSICAL JR. is fun for the whole family! Young performers will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. This musical provides wonderful creative opportunities in terms of set design, lighting, and costuming.Note: for this version, certain
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 DAMN YANKEES
BROWARD STAGEDOOR THEATRE
1/18-2/10/2013
Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway classic DAMN YANKEES. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, DAMN YANKEES is a home-run hit featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. The perfect choice for a high school's spring musical or community theatre production, DAMN YANKEES is sure to please. 
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THE MAIDS-PLAYREADING
Palm Beach Dramaworks
2/11-2/12/2013
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre: - Jean Genet.
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ANNA IN THE TROPICS
Annie Russell Theatre
2/8-2/16/2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning Nilo Cruz tells the haunting story of early 20th Century Cuban exiles who escaped persecution by displacing to Florida. Running their own Cuban Cigar factory in the city of Tampa, the workers are rich with culture and tradition from their native country. As was common in Cuba, they hire a "lector" to read stories and news while they work in the factory. Juan Julian, the newly arrived lector, chooses to read Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, a story of love, passion and heartbreak. As the readings of Tolstoy's novel entwine with the characters' lives like the smoke of a rich cigar, the tale transforms them all. The women become transfixed with the story, and relationships evolve towards a deeper level of love, jealousy, hope, and tragedy.
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 LITTLE WOMEN
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE - THEATRE DEPARTMENT
2/7-2/17/2013
Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), LITTLE WOMEN, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. LITTLE WOMEN embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope -- the sounds of a young America finding its voice. In years to come, we are sure that hundreds of productions by schools and theatres throughout the world will make this stage adaptation of the American classic novel a classic musical theatre treasure in its own right.
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LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
Red Barn Theatre
2/3-2/18/2013
Red Barn Theatre: - Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron; dir: Carole MacCartee.
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THE DIVINE SISTER
Red Barn Theatre
1/22-2/23/2013
Red Barn Theatre: - Charles Busch; dir: Larry Coen.
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL
SHOW PALACE ENTERTAINMENT
1/4-2/24/2013
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie Nine to Five.Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world. Set in the late 1970s, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business.This high-energy show is ideal for a large, mostly female cast. With its jubilant score and easily relatable characters, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is the perfect show for community theaters or high schools.
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GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
Asolo Repertory Theatre
1/9-2/28/2013
Harold E. and Esther M. Mertz Theatre: - David Mamet; dir: Carl Forsman.
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A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Palm Beach Dramaworks
1/30-3/3/2013
The Don & Ann Brown Theatre: - Lorraine Hansberry; dir: Seret Scott.
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THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES
Miami Theater Center
1/30-3/10/2013
Miami Theater Center: - adapt: Stephanie Ansin from Carlo Gozzi; trans: John Louis DiGaetani, Ph.D.; music: Luciano Stazzone.
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THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
Asolo Repertory Theatre
1/17-3/17/2013
Harold E. and Esther M. Mertz Theatre: - Wendy Wasserstein; dir: Laura Kepley.
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/03/2013 CINDERELLA-PRINCE STREET PLAYERS VERSION
ACTORS PLAYHOUSE CHILDRENS THEATRE
1/31-3/21/2013
Yet another mesmerizing example of Prince Street Players' aptitude for adaptation, CINDERELLA (Prince Street Players Version) is a magical retelling of a most beloved story.A godmother, of the fairy variety, inquires of her two helpers about the neediest case in the kingdom. Not surprisingly, they introduce her to Ella, who, after being orphaned, was left in the care of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Forced to use the kitchen as a bedroom, Ella can often be found daydreaming among the cinders from the fireplace, inspiring her stepfamily to rename her "Cinderella." Wand in hand, Godmother sets about to change the girl's life. With a dash of belief, a sprinkle of magic, and a pinch of true love, Cinderella has her life changed for good.The iconic rags to riches story told with side-splitting slapstick is a tuneful, fast-paced piece that will enthrall audiences of all ages. Perfect for groups of all shapes and sizes, the English pantomime style comedy and direct asides to the audience is especially appreciated by younger patrons.
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