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South Florida Theater & Shows In October

By on September 29, 2017

An Octoroon » Fridays – Sundays, thru October 8

The pre-Civil War tale set in the Deep South tells of a slave owner’s affections for a woman whose blood is one-eighth black. This production features choreography & original music to create a theatrical event that is equally hilarious & moving, subversive & provocative. $20–45. Fri & Sat: 8pm, Sun: 5pm. AreaStage Company, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. Coral Gables. 305-666-2078.  www.areastagecompany.com

The Humans
Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, November 5

2016 Tony Award best play of the year by Stephen Karam! An uproarious, hopeful, & heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor & compassion in this new American classic. Thurs/Fri/Sat: 8pm, Sun: 2 & 7pm. $45–60. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables. 305-445-1119. www.gablestage.org

Driving Miss Daisy » Friday–Sunday, October 20–22

It is no accident that Uhry chose to begin his play in 1948, a time when the status quo & middle class values were being challenged by a generation that would ultimately reject materialism in favor of peace, love & understanding. This was a time when anti-Semitism was openly exposed & the civil rights movement began to surface. Fri & Sat: 8pm, Sun: 3pm. $15, Student/Vet/Sr/$10. Seminole Theatre, 18 N Krome Ave. Homestead. 786-650-2073. www.seminoletheatre.org

Limón Dance Company » Saturday, October 21

Two of José Limón’s most powerful classic works, the musical “A Choreographic Offering” & “The Unsung”, his all male homage to Native Americans. Visceral & virtuosic dancing brings the past & the present together.  8pm. $25–45. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. Cutler Bay. 786-573-5300. www.smdcac.org

Bill Blagg’s the Science of Magic » Thursday, October 26

Magic takes students on a rare journey behind the scenes of the magic world. Blagg’s comedy-filled, action-packed presentation is highly interactive & makes science fun & exciting. Grade level 3–6. 10 & 11:30am. $10. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188 St. Aventura. 954-462-0222. www.aventuracenter.org

The Sound of Music » Tuesday–Sunday, October 10-22

The hills are alive with a new production of the romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Includes “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. Tue–Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8 pm, Sun 1pm & 6:30pm. From $30.  Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

Tickling the Ivories » Wednesday, Friday–Sundays, Oct. 13 – Nov.13

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

Arts Ballet Theatre: Latin Bravura
Saturday & Sunday, October 14-15

Season opener with an exciting contemporary program featuring a new work: “Nuestros Valses” by Venezuelan choreographer Vicente Nebrada. Choreographer Yanis Pikieris will also re-stage his exuberant piece “Danzon”, with music by Mexican composer Alberto Marquez. A new pieces by Alberto Mendez and Vladimir Issaev based on the movie “Vertigo” on a libretto by Baltasar Santiago Martin. Sat 7:30pm; Sun 3pm. $35. Broward Center, 201 SW 5 Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

Tarzan the Musical
Thursday–Sunday, October 19–November 5

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure about a boy raised by gorillas, Tarzan features music by rock legend, Phil Collins. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience. Wed 1pm, Thu–Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. $47–$60. Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

Phantom / Les Miserables » Friday–Sunday, October 20-29

The haunting Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest-running musical & the poignant Les Miserables, Best Musical are dramatically set to music, with the singers performing favorites: Music of the Night, Think of Me, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, On My Own, I dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home. Featuring dancers from Florida Classical Ballet, Curtain Call’s inaugural performance opens their 21st Anniversary Celebration! Adults/$24.50, Students/$10, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach www.pompanobeachfl.gov

Caribbean Comedy Fest » Saturday, October 28

Celebrating Caribbean heritage, with lots of laughter and Majah Hype, The Caribbean King of Comedy, Marc Trinidad, representing Trinidad, Ms. B representing the Caribbean Ladies and Haitians. Sawyer Boy representing The Bahamas. Portion of proceeds will be donated to Husbands Against Breast Cancer. 8pm. $25–$55. Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 SW City Center Way, Pembroke Pines 954-392-9480. www.pembrokepinescitycenter.org

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