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South Florida Fall Theater

By on October 21, 2016

Hand to God » Saturday-Sunday, October 1–30

handtogodIn a devoutly religious town in Texas, a shy student finds an outlet for his burgeoning creativity at the local Christian Puppet Ministry. All seems fine until his once soft-spoken hand-puppet takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. As the puppet Tyrone’s influence over Jason grows, the play explores – in an incredibly comic fashion – the fragile nature of faith, morality and the ties that bind us.

“TERRIFIC! As disturbing as it is uproarious!” – The New York Times

Thu/Fri/Sat: 8pm, Sun: 2pm & 7pm. $40–$55. Gablestage, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables. 305-445-1119. www.gablestage.org

Million Dollar Quartet » Wednesdays-Sundays, October 19 – January 1, 2017

million-dollar-quartetTony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the famous photo & true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time in their careers. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the most electrifying jam and storytelling sessions of all time. Featuring 21 timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Fever,” “Hound Dog” and more. Wed & Sat: 2 & 8pm, Thurs & Fri: 8pm, Sun: 3pm. $50–$58. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile. Coral Gables. 305-444-9293. www.actorsplayhouse.org

Miami City Ballet: Giselle » Friday–Sunday, October 21–23

mcb-giselleProgram One: Perhaps the most cherished of all 19th-century ballets, Giselle, has never lost its preeminence with a deep theme: the power of dance itself. Giselle is a girl who simply loves to dance but is constantly restrained by her mother’s concern about her weak heart – the heart that gives out at the climax of Act One. And in Act Two, the faithless men are forced by the Queen of the Wilis, to dance on and on until they die. Giselle, with its own wonderful score by Adolphe Adam, is the ultimate dance statement about the centrality of dance to life. Fri & Sat: 8pm, Sun: 2pm. Tier 1 Sold out; $20–$189. Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 305-949-6722. www.arshtcenter.org

Comic Cure: Latin Laughs » Saturday, October 22

David Del Rosario and the winners of the Latin American Comedy Festival will get you laughing. In English. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. $20. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. Cutler Bay. 786-573-5300 www.smdcac.org

After » Thursday-Sunday, October 27–November 13

zoetic-afterReeling in the aftershocks of an American tragedy, a victim’s loved ones come face to face with the family of the accused. Shocking, topical and moving, After follows the heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting year-long journey of two families left to pick up the pieces of a life interrupted, after the funerals have ended and news cameras have gone home. The newest world premiere from multiple Carbonell Award-winning, internationally produced playwright, Michael McKeever, author of Daniel’s Husband and Clark Gable Slept Here. Wed–Fri: 7:30pm, Sat: 3pm & 7:30pm, Sun: 4pm. $50. Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 305-949-6722. www.arshtcenter.org


Swing! Swing! Swing! » Now thru Sunday, November 20

“It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”! We bring back the memories with music and dance to the sounds that dominated the American charts in The Thirties and Forties with classic hits by many favorites like Benny, Duke, Ella, Glenn, Billie, Cab, Louis and dozens more. Relive the opulence of this bygone era told through the classic songs you love. Wed: 2pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm. $38-$42. Broward Stage Door, Theater 2, 8036 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs. 9654-344-7765 www.stagedoortheatre.com

The Hunchback of Notre Dame » Thursday–Sunday, October 20–November 6

hunchbackFrom the Oscar Award-winning team Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. PG-13. The–Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. $47–$60. Broward Center, 201 SW 5 Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music » Saturday & Sunday, October 22–23

sesamestreet_elmoWhen the new music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together! Sat & Sun: 10:30am & 2pm. GenAdm: $18–$40. Sunny Seats Package (includes Pre Show Meet & Greet): $75  Broward Center, 201 SW 5 Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

WLRN Radio Theater: Dracula » Friday & Saturday, October 28–29

wlrn-draculaJust in time for Halloween as we turn down the lights and welcome Dracula to the stage. Sweeping audiences from Transylvania to London and back, this radio-play version of Dracula will be unlike anything you’ve seen or heard. This live radio performance of Orson Welles’ classic broadcast is our way of saying “boo” to you. 7:30pm. $25. Broward Center, 201 SW 5 Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

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