Jan. 9 –Feb. 9
The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton
Tickets at TheWick.org
The Wick Theatre has been raising eyebrows since its opening last fall, offering big cast, big budget classic musicals. Founder Marilynn Wick is also the owner of Costume World, the country’s largest supplier of theatrical costumes, so this show, the quintessential song-and-dance production, is going to be worth it just to see the dazzling threads. Be sure to book a tour of the Costume Museum and check out Wick’s priceless collection of historic Broadway costumes while you’re there.
Antony & Cleopatra
Jan. 10 –Feb. 9
Colony Theatre, Miami Beach
Tickets at GableStage.org
Lauded playwright Tarell Alvin McRaney, a Miami-native (and recent MacArthur Genius Grant recipient), lends Shakespeare’s play a bit of regional “flavor,” moving the setting to Haiti in the late 1700s in this highly anticipated collaboration between GableStage, the Royal Shakespeare Company and New York’s Public Theatre. This production is a huge undertaking for Joseph Adler’s GableStage, but cements the company’s reputation nationally.
End of the Rainbow
Jan. 15 –Feb. 9
Actors Playhouse, Coral Gables
Tickets at ActorsPlayhouse.org
It's December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her triumphant comeback...again. This savagely funny drama by Peter Quilter, a huge hit on London’s West End and on Broadway just last year, offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American and LGBT popular culture. End of the Rainbow also features over a half dozen of Judy's signature songs performed live on stage.
Megan Mullally — One Night Only
Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale
Tickets at ParkerPlayhouse.org
Famous for her iconic role as the sharp tongued Karen Walker on the groundbreaking hit TV series Will & Grace, two-time Emmy Award-winner Megan Mullally takes the stage at Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse to open the inaugural WinterStage series produced by playwright Mathew Lombardo. She’ll be joined by Sirius XM Radio star and pianist Seth Rudetsky to shoot the breeze, dish the dirt and raise the roof with a host of classic Broadway songs. It will definitely be a gay old time.
Credit: Andrew McCloud
Doublespeak and Hidden Meanings
South Florida Symphony
Jan. 30 – Feb. 3
Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach and Key West
Tickets at SouthFloridaSymphony.org
Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso has gained a reputation for creative programming and this concert promises to be one of the most dramatic, exploring the symbolism behind the music of three brilliant composers. The program includes Liszt’s Symphonic Poem No. 10, Hamlet; Prokofiev’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Christopher Taylor; and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, believed to offer a posthumous musical portrait of Joseph Stalin.
Feb. 12 –16
Kravis Center, West Palm Beach
Tuesday, March 4 – Sunday, March 9
Arsht Center, Miami
Tickets at Kravis.org and ArshtCenter.org
War Horse was definitely the hottest ticket last spring when it triumphantly rode into Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center. Fortunately, the touring production returns to both Miami and West Palm Beach this year, offering audiences another opportunity to witness one of the most profound pieces of theater of the last decade. The construction and operation of the life-sized horse puppets, accentuated by amazing sound and lighting effects and fine acting, make this show a must-see.
Credit: Joan Marcus
West Side Story Suite
Miami City Ballet
Feb. 14 – 16, Arsht Center, Miami
Feb. 21 – 23, Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale
Feb. 28 – March 2, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach
Tickets at MiamiCityBallet.org
Miami City Ballet’s own Sharks and Jets rumble, fall in love, dance and sing in Jerome Robbins’ ballet based on his own Tony Award-winning choreography from the legendary Broadway musical. The music of Leonard Bernstein provides the rhythms and soaring melodies for this theatrical tour de force receiving its Miami City Ballet company premiere under the leadership of Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez.
Credit: Miami City Ballet
Feb. 18 - 22
Colony Hotel Royal Room, Palm Beach
Reservations at TheColonyPalmBeach.com
Long before his hit daytime television talk show, Regis Philbin was a song and dance man, the playful television sidekick to ratpacker Joey Bishop on The Joey Bishop Show. Philbin the suave crooner will debut on the stage at the Colony’s storied Royal Room stage this February to sing some of his favorite pop standards, including songs from his 2004 album, When You’re Smiling.
Credit: The Colony Hotel
The Countertenor Voice: Arias for Farinelli
Reggie Mobley, Seraphic Fire
March 12 – 16
Miami, Boca Raton, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach
Tickets at SeraphicFire.org
Perhaps the greatest singer to ever grace the stage, Farinelli’s performances were so athletic, so gripping, that audiences rioted for the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the man who was the first “rock star.” Critically-lauded countertenor Reggie Mobley is joined by the Firebird Chamber Orchestra in an evening of unrivaled musical brilliance featuring the music written specifically for this historic, musical Hercules.
March 21 –April 13
Slow Burn Theatre, West Boca High School and Aventura Arts and Cultural Center
Tickets at SlowBurnTheatre.org
In just four seasons, Slow Burn Theatre has carved out a niche mounting critically acclaimed productions of quirky, underperformed musicals. This time, the scrappy, resourceful company tackles Chess, the ‘80s rock musical from Benny Anderrson and Björn Ulvaes of ABBA, about the love triangle and intrigue at an international chess championship. The cast includes the very talented Amy Miller Brennan, Matthew Korinko and Rick Pena.