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Miami & Fort Lauderdale Winter Theater & Shows

By on December 4, 2016

Million Dollar Quartet » Wednesdays-Sundays, Now – 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

 

An Act Of God » Thursdays – Sundays, December 1– 18

Broadway’s #1 Comedy & The New York Times Critics’ Pick – this sinfully funny & critically acclaimed new play has the Almighty & His devoted Angels answering some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation…and he’s not holding back! Thurs–Sat: 8pm, Sun: 2 & 7pm. Adult/$45-60, Student/$15. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables. Schedule & tickets: 305-445-1119 or www.gablestage.org

A Christmas Carol, the Musical » Saturdays, December 3 – 24

The Charles Dickens classic takes a musical turn in this festive holiday favorite. Tiny Tim & the entire Cratchit family join 3 unearthly “Spirits” in trying to convince Ebenezer Scrooge to change his “Bah- Humbug” ways. A fabulous musical adaptation written especially for family audiences that will warm your heart as it reveals the true meaning of the holidays. 2pm. $20. “All Kids Included” Sensory- Friendly Performance on Dec. 10 at 11am. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile. Coral Gables. 305-444-9293. www.actorsplayhouse.org

shnghai-acrobats-2Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

Wednesday, December 7

Prepare to be stunned & amazed. The premise of “Shanghai Nights” is a dream journey, where a young boy enters into the world of fantasy, seeing a beautiful fairy phoenix flying over the sea. The boy, attracted to the beauty, runs to the water, & the adventure begins. The company was founded in 1959. The most influential & competitive acrobatic company in China, it has won many awards. 8pm. $35–$65. Seminole Theatre, 18 N. Krome Ave. Homestead. 786-650-2073. www.seminoletheatre.org

Mouse King » Thursday – Sunday, December 8 –11

Mouse King is the tale of the Nutcracker from the mice point of view. Experience this classic tale of Christmas in a whole new way! A cast of professional performers & puppeteers & an exceptional group of local child actors have been specially selected to bring this family-friendly holiday production to life. Thurs: 10am, Fri: 7pm, Sat & Sun: 3pm. $25. Mandelstam Theater, 8530 SW 57 Ave. South Miami. 305-662-2736. www.MouseKingTickets.com

Annie Jr.  » Friday–Sunday, December 9 –18

A brand new incarnation of the iconic original. With equal measures of pluck & positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts in 1930s NYC. All actors are ages 12 & younger. 1 hr 15mins, no intermission. $10–$25. Fri: 7:30pm, Sat: 2 & 7pm, Sun: 5pm. Area Stage Company, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. Coral Gables. 305-666-2078. www.areastagecompany.com

kurios375 Kurios by Cirque du Soleil » Saturday, December 10 – Sunday, January 29, 2017

The show is a mysterious & fascinating realm that disorients your senses & challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space & dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, & the world is literally turned upside down. $39-$275. Next to Hard Rock Stadium (Formerly Sun Life), 347 Don Shula Dr. Miami Gardens. www.cirquedusoleil.com

Swan Lake » Wednesday, December 28

The State Ballet Theater of Russia presents one of the greatest classical ballets of all time. This full-scale production, set to the music of Tchaikovsky & based on Russian folklore & German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. 7:30pm. $38–$58. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St. Cutler Bay. 786-573-5300. www.smdcac.org

Vegas: A Night on the Strip » Friday, December 9–Sunday, January 22

A celebration of entertainment in Las Vegas from the Rat Pack & Elvis to the modern-day Cirque-type spectacles; from showgirls to headliners; from high-rollers to high-flying acrobatics … with a Vegas wedding thrown in! Wed & Sun: 2pm, Fri: 8pm, Sat: 2&8pm. $38-42. Broward Stage Door Theater 2, 8036 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs. 954-344-7765. www.stagedoortheatre.com

hasanminhajHasan Minhaj: Homecoming King  » Saturday, December 10

“The Daily Show” Senior Correspondent, comedian, actor & writer Hasan Minhaj makes his theatrical debut. Based on true events from Minhaj’s first generation Indian-American experience of navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj’s arrival in the US, meeting his sister, interracial love, racism, bullying, & his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream. 8pm. $27.50–$37.50. Broward Center, 201 SW 5 Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

The Toy Who Missed Christmas » Sunday, December 11

Creative Dance Studio presents this Christmas production. 5:30–7:30pm. $30–$40. Sat: 8pm, Sun: 5pm. Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place. Miramar. 954-602-4500. www.miramarculturalcenter.org

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella » Tuesday, December 13 – Sunday, December 25

From the creators of The Sound of Music & South Pacific, this lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations & all the moments you love— the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball & more—plus some surprising new twists! Rediscover some of Rodgers Hammerstein’s most beloved songs. Tues–Fri: 8pm, Sat: 2&8pm, Sun: 1&6:30pm. $22–$140. Broward Center, 201 SW 5 Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

The Sarge -Chanukah Chutzpah » Thursday, December 15

Special holiday show by one of America’s favorite entertainers/comedian & his band. With all new “Just for Chanukah” material & music performed with the chutzpah that Sarge is known & loved for. PG-13. 8pm. $40–$45. Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Coral Springs. 954-344-5999. www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com

miracle34thMiracle on 34th Street » Friday & Saturday, December 16 & 17

Capture the spirit of the season with this holiday favorite, presented in radio-play tradition, which tells the timeless story of Kris Kringle who is hired as the Macy’s department store Santa & claims to be the real Santa Claus. Perfect for the entire family. 7:30pm. $25. Broward Center, 201 SW 5 Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-0222. www.browardcenter.org

Smart Stage Matinee: Doctor Kaboom’s “The Science of Santa!” » Monday, December 19

Is Santa actually the world’s greatest scientist? Doktor Kaboom says, “Yes!” and uses basic physics to recreate Santa’s wonders with humor & accuracy. Topics include Bernouilli’s Principle, absorption polymers, safety, cold & the absence of heat, energy, the chemical composition of snow, crystals, WiFi signals & nanotechnology. 10am. $3–$7.20. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 St. Fort Lauderdale. 954-462- 0222. www.parkerplayhouse.com

mosthappyfellaThe Most Happy Fella » Friday–Sunday, December 30–February 5

A Tony Award-winning musical drama about an unlikely love that blossoms between an aging Italian grape farmer and younger woman in Napa Valley. With a gorgeous score, spirited dancing, sweeping ballads, intense dramatic arias and tuneful, splashy Broadway-style numbers, it’s a simple and touching love story. Wed 2pm; Fri 8pm; Sat: 2pm & 8pm; Sun: 2pm. $38-42. Broward Stage Door -Theater 1, 8036 W. Sample Rd, Coral Springs. 954-344-7765. www.stagedoortheatre.com

Circus: Out of This World by Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey » Friday, January 6–Sunday, January 15

circusringlingPrepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun! Children of all ages can take the helm to join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic quest of good versus evil that will let imaginations run wild with unexpected surprises & thrills at every turn. Discover the wonders of gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals, fearless daredevils & humorous clowns. Tickets start at $16. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. 786-777-1000. www.ringling.com

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