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South Florida Theater & Shows In May

By on May 1, 2017

Death-Harry-Houdini-690x310Death & Harry Houdini
Wednesdays – Sundays, May 3 –21

Bold, stunning, & entertaining play delivers a roller coaster ride thru the life of the great Harry Houdini, with original magic including Houdini’s most renowned & dangerous escape – the dreaded Water Torture Cell!Wed–Sat: 7:30pm, Sun: 4pm. $50. Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami.305-949-6722. www.arshtcenter.org

The King and I
King-and-ITuesday – Sunday, May 9 –14

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional & tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a Britishschoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world,brings to Siam to teach his many wives & children. M–F: 8pm, Sat: 2 & 8pm, Sun: 1 & 7pm. $29–150. Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 305-949-6722. www.arshtcenter.org

Spring Gala » Saturday, May 13

A performance by Arts Ballet Theatre of Fla. of classic & neoclassic repertoires that only high caliber dancers can execute. The selection includes Pas de Deux works, some neo-classic pieces. 7pm. $30. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188 St. Aventura. 305-466-8002. www.aventuracenter.org

RideRide » Thursday, May 18 – Friday, June 2

Eric Lane’s poignant and hilarious play takes 3 teenage girls on a life-changing road trip. Ages 12&up. Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 7:30pm, Sun: 5pm. Area Stage Company, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. Coral Gables. 305-666-2078. www.areastagecompany.com

“A Tribute to Copacabana” The American Latin Band
Saturday, May 20

The Latin & American stage show that mixes the excitement of Latin dance rhythms & the intensity of big band swing from the great American song book. 8–10pm. $30–45. Seminole Theater, 18 N. Krome Ave. Homestead. 786-650-2073. www.seminoletheatre.org

Flying-circusThe Flying Carrs Circus
Thursday – Saturday, May 25 – 27

A world class circus for audiences of all ages with daredevils, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists, & more. They’ll take you on a trip around the world showcasing the many different cultures that make them unique! Thurs: 1pm, Fri: 10am & 1pm, Sat: 11am, 3&7pm. Adult/$20, Child/$10. Seminole Theater, 18 N. Krome Ave. Homestead. 786-650-2073. www.seminoletheatre.org

The Legend of Georgia McBride
Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, June 25

How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Fla. Panhandle? With an empty bank account & pregnant wife, Casey’s going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice. 8pm. $45–$60. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables. 305-445-1119. www.gablestage.org

Matilda_BroadwayMatilda the Musical » Tuesday–Sunday, May 2–7

TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year! Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®. Roald Dahl’s story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Tue–Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 1pm & 6:30pm. $35–$145. Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

Nine the Musical » Wednesdays –Sundays, May 3–June 11

Nine is five-time Tony award-winning musical based on Federico Fellini’s semi autobiographical film, 81/2. In the musical, a famous film director is suffering from a creative block and has personal difficulties with his wife, mistress, the actress who serves as his muse, and his female producer. Wed: 2pm, Fri: 8pm, Sat: 2pm & 8pm, Sun: 2pm. $38–$42. Theater 1. Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs. 954-344-7765. www.stagedoortheatre.com

sisteract-400x236Sister Act  » Thursday–Sunday, May 4–7

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Original music by Tony- and 8x-Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast). When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Thu-Sat 7:30, Sun 4pm. Student/$10; Adult/$20. Dillard Center for the Arts, 2501 NW 11 St. Fort Lauderdale. 754-322-0887

Godspell » Friday–Sunday, May 5–7

GodspellA modern day re-telling of the Gospel of St. Matthew, Godspell comes to life through song, dance & playful storytelling. Composed by Stephen Schwartz, from Wicked & Pippin fame, Godspell offers an array of upbeat & heartfelt songs throughout the musical’s message of kindness & tolerance. Performed by an incredible teen cast, all genres of music and dances are energetically executed by The Performance Project’s Spring Musical group. $20. Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2pm & 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

I Remember Mama » Saturday & Sunday, May 13–14

Norwegian immigrant Marta Hanson keeps a firm but loving hand on her household of four children, a devoted husband and a highly-educated lodger who reads Charles Dickens to the family every evening. Through financial crises, illnesses and the small triumphs of everyday life, Marta maintains her optimism and sense of humor, traits she passes on to her aspiring-author daughter, Katrin. Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm. $25. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. » Sunday, May 14

AliceJRLooking for a wonder-ful way to spend Mother’s Day? Bring your children to Inside Out Theatre’s performance of “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, “the musical is a fast-paced take on the classic tale”, performed by youth for youth. $15 Sun 1:30pm & 4:30pm. Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave. Fort Lauderdale 866-967-8167

Arts Ballet Theatre: Spring Gala » Sunday, May 14

A crowning conclusion of another season where Issaev will put on stage pieces of classic and neo-classic repertoires that only high caliber dancers can execute. Selections include Pas de Deux works and some neo-classic pieces, originals of the company’s Artistic Director. $30. 5pm. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

Mamma Mia! Friday–Sunday, May 19–21

MammaMiaA mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle
you’ll never forget! The tale unfolds at a Greek island on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Fri 8pm; Sat 2 pm & 8pm; Sun 1pm & 6:30pm. $30–$150. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

Israeli Dance Festival: Hope » Sunday, May 28

IsraeliDanceFestival Yachad will feature more than 500 young dancers on stage with local groups and invited companies from Mexico, Brazil, Panama and Israel, performing to Israeli folk dance music, with colorful costumes, amazing scenery and spectacular lighting effects. This year our Festival Yachad reaches 21 years. 7pm. $10-$50. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

No Way to Treat a Lady » Now thru Sunday, May 28

Dark comedy thriller features crazed actor turned serial killer & a detective who pursues him. Theater 2. Wed, Fri & Sun: 2pm, Fri & Sat: 8pm. $38–$42. Broward Stage Door Theater 2, 8036 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs. 954-344-7765. www.stagedoorfl.org

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