South Florida boasts one of the most vibrant regional theater scenes in the country. This fall, audiences can enjoy classic American plays, edgy new dramas and comedies, hit musicals, LGBTQ-themed fare and much more—all without booking a ticket to Broadway.

“Grindr Mom”

Ronnie Larsen Presents

Sept. 19 – Oct. 13, Wilton Theater Factory

In an attempt to better understand her openly gay son, a conservative Mormon woman opens her own Grindr account and winds up learning all sorts of things she never wanted to know. Ronnie Larsen’s latest comedy is directed by Carbonell-winner Stuart Meltzer and stars Jeni Hacker.

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“Shrek the Musical”

Slow Burn Theatre Co.

October 25 – Nov. 10, Broward Center

“Shrek” brings all the beloved characters from the hit Dreamworks animated feature to life on stage in a hilarious and spectacular production that turns the world of fairytales upside down. Featuring all-new songs from Jeanine Tesori (“Thoroughly Modern Millie”) and book by David Lindsay-Abaire.

SlowBurnTheatre.org

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“Ring of Fire”

Actors Playhouse

Oct. 30 – Dec. 8, Miracle Theatre

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Performed by five incredible actor/singer musicians who play 20 different instruments, the review is a salute to a unique musical legend.

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“Lipstick”

Island City Stage

Nov. 14 – Dec. 15, Wilton Theater Factory

“Lipstick” is a silly, sweet farce with a heart of gold and a drawer full of sex toys. You’ll meet Anna, who is hurriedly preparing for a first date; Mal, her gay best friend whose potential suitors keep magically appearing at her door; and Cara, her ex, who is supposed to be getting married—to a man. 

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“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

MNM Theatre Co.

Nov. 22 – Dec. 8, Kravis Center

Stephen Sondheim’s joyous, musical romp through Rome, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written.

MNMTheatre.org

“The Music Man”

The Wick Theatre

Nov. 29 – Dec. 29, The Wick Theatre

There is trouble in River City in when Meredith Willson’s most famous flim-flam man comes to town in “The Music Man.” Winner of the 1957 Tony Award for best musical, this class Broadway show features favorites like “‘Til There was You,” “76 Trombones” and “The Wells Fargo Wagon.”

TheWick.org

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Dec. 3 – 19, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Young, charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But, by whom? Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is a hilarious whodunit mystery structured as a show within a show and the audience gets to choose the outcome.

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“The Cake”

City Theatre of Miami

Dec. 5 – 22, Arsht Center

In Bekah Brunstetter’s emotional and deliciously funny play, a North Carolina baker thinks she was hired to bake just another wedding cake. When she finds out it’s for a same sex wedding, Della must reexamine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgement and family swirl around her.

CityTheatre.com

“A Christmas Story, the Musical”

Slow Burn Theatre Co.

Dec. 13 – 29, Broward Center

From the songwriting team behind the hit Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” and Academy Award-winning film “La La Land,” “A Christmas Story, the Musical” brings the classic 1983 movie to life on stage with original song and a book that is faithful to the film.

SlowBurnTheatre.org