Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables is celebrating its 35th anniversary season.

The company has carved out a reputation for creative productions of big Broadway musicals and Artistic Director David Arisco has some surprises for Miami-area audiences.  

The season opens with “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas,” Nov. 16 – Jan. 1, an imagined holiday season reunion for Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, inspired by the hit Broadway original.

Actors’ Playhouse nabbed the rights to the regional debut of the Jimmy Buffet jukebox musical, “Escape to Margaritaville,” Feb. 1 – 26, including the singer/songwriter’s biggest hits, “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins” and “Volcano.”  

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s “Bright Star,” March 29 – April 16, tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s.  

David Auburn’s “Proof,” May 17 – June 4, is an elegant and engaging story of passion, genius and family bonds. The story combines elements of mystery and surprise with old-fashioned storytelling and receives its first professional production in Miami in over 20 years.  

The season comes to a comical end with Emma Peirson’s “Defending the Cavewoman,” July 19 – Aug. 6. A raucous mid-life existential crisis unfolds as Peirson digs deep into the “caves” of the female psyche and sends the male of the species scattering in all directions, by debunking the stereotypical myths about how women think.  

For tickets and more information, go to ActorsPlayhouse.org.


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