Six Summer Shows to Beat the South Florida Heat
As the final shows of the 2018-2019 season come to a close in South Florida, audiences can look forward to a variety of professional productions from family fare to Broadway hits. Be sure to check out these performances to cool off from South Florida's sweltering summer heat.
Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida
This hour-long adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is perfect for audiences young and old. Watch as young Juliet and rash Romeo meet by chance and fall madly in love. But their families are bitter enemies, and in order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything. Romeo and Juliet is a dazzling display of heart-stopping action, spine-tingling romance and heartbreaking tragedy. Watch as some of the best and brightest talent South Florida has to offer bring the magic of Shakespeare's most known work to life. There will be a 30-minute talkback with the cast following each performance.
Wednesday, June 19. Boca Black Box Center for the Arts.
8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton,FL 33434
Tickets are $25-$35 and can be purchased at bocablackbox.com or by calling 561.483.9036
Friday, June 28 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pompano Beach Cultural Center.
50 West Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach, FL 33060.
Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased at ccpompano.org.
Summer Shorts 2019: City Theatre
City Theatre presents its 24th annual Summer Shorts--a theatrical celebration that showcases the diversity of Miami through a variety of new short plays and musicals. This year, Summer Shorts will feature eight productions which include four World Premieres and three Southeastern Premieres.
Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 23
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
Tickets are $35-$75 with $20 student tickets available. Tickets can be purchased online at arshtcenter.org or by calling (305) 949-6722.
Veronica's Position: Island City Stage
Written by Richard Orloff, Veronica's Position will make its Southeastern Premiere at Island City Stage. In the style of The Little Dog Laughed and The Goldberg Variations, Veronica's Position is a sophisticated comedy about a fading stage star, her errant ex-husband, her fiancé who is a right-wing Senator and her gay assistant who all become embroiled in love, politics and an ill-conceived production of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.
Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 30
Island City Stage
2304 North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305.
Tickets are $38, and are available online at islandcitystage.org or by calling (954) 519-2533.
The Wedding Singer: JOLT Productions
Based on the popular movie of the same name, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark. Unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
Saturday, June 15 - Sunday, June 23
Olympic Heights Performing Arts Center
20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton FL 33434
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at jolt-productions.ticketleap.com.
Monty Python's Spamalot: Entr'Acte Theatrix
Entr'Acte Theatrix's production of Monty Python's Spamalot returns to Delray Beach with company members from its 2013 staging. The Tony Award-winning Best Musical is "lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with a book by Eric Idle, and a score by Idle and John Du Prez. Like the film, Spamalot lampoons King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table with the Monty Python humor audiences have come to love. The show features a bevy of beautiful girls (of course), not to mention 'cows, killer rabbits and French people'.
Thursday, June 20 - Sunday, June 30
The Crest Theatre at Old School Square
51 North Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444.
Tickets are $35-$45 with $25 for groups of 10 or more and $15 student rush tickets. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at oldschoolsquare.org or by calling (561) 243-7922.
Come From Away: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Direct from Broadway, Come From Away has won Best Musical throughout North America. This musical tells the true story of the small Canadian town that welcomed 7000 stranded passengers on September 11, 2001. Don't miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony Award-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Miami native and two-time Carbonell Award-winning actor Nick Duckart returns to South Florida in the company of this touring production.
Tuesday, June 18 - Sunday, June 23
Ziff Ballet Opera House: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Tickets are $34-$125. Tickets can be purchased online at arshtcenter.org or by calling (305) 949-6722.