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This week on South Florida stages: Feel the burn

Here are eight shows you shouldn't miss this week on South Florida stages.

WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL

Four women take turns kiki-ing, kibitzing and kvetching about their battles with dieting, exercise, weight, aging and men. The show used to have parody lyrics put to popular tunes. But in this updated version, the score features original music by Vince Di Mura.

When: Feb. 1-March 26; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. Thursdays; 6 p.m. Sundays; 2 p.m. matinees Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and SundaysWhere: PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach GardensCost: $40-$65Contact: 855-448-7469 or WaistWatchersTheMusical.com 

CAROUSEL

This musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II features such standards as “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “If I Loved You” and “June Is Bustin’ Out All over.”

When: Feb. 1-26; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. matinees SundaysWhere: Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral GablesCost: $45-$69Contact: 305-444-9293 or ActorsPlayhouse.org

NEW COUNTRY

This off-off-Broadway show was written by Mark Roberts, an executive producer for "Two and Half Men," "Mike and Molly" and "The Big Bang Theory." The country-fried farce concerns a country music star named Justin Spears (a mashup of Britney Spears and Justin Bieber) who is driving his record-company handlers crazy with his antics on the night before his wedding.

When: Feb. 2-12; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees SundaysWhere: Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave.Cost: $23Contact: 561-586-6410 or LakeWorthPlayhouse.org

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES

This off-Broadway hit from the 1980s is a country-and western musical that spotlights the adventures of four men working at a gas station in North Carolina and the two women who work in the dinette next door.

When: Feb. 3-5; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday
Where: Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
Cost: $52 and $62
Contact: 561-243-7922, ext. 1 or OldSchoolSquare.org

JERKER OR THE HELPING HAND and MR. CHARLES, CURRENTLY OF PALM BEACH

It’s two gay-themed one-acts in this double bill being put on by Andrews Living Arts Studio. The first, “Mr. Charles,” is by Paul Rudnick and concerns a gay man from the old school who hosts a late-night cable show broadcast out of Palm Beach. “Jerker,” the second short play, is an examination written by Robert Chelsey of uninhibited phone sex set in San Francisco in the 1980s.

When: Feb. 3-19; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 5 p.m. Sundays
Where: Andrews Living Arts, 23 NW Fifth St. (FAT Village), Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $40 general admission ($45 premium front-row seating), $35 for seniors
Contact: 800-838-3006 or AndrewsLivingArts.org

VEGAS: A NIGHT ON THE STRIP

After a successful run at Margate’s Stage Door Theatre, this Sin City-infused revue (from Elvis to Cirque du Soleil) moves to Boca Raton’s Willow Theatre.

When: Feb. 3-12; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays
Where: The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
Cost: $35
Contact: 561-347-3948 or WillowTheatre.org

THE ODD COUPLE

Neil Simon’s venerable comedy is about two very different men — one a super-neat neurotic, the other a super-messy slob — who try to live together in order to cut expenses. The show has been adapted for a 1968 movie (starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) and two TV shows: Tony Randall and Jack Klugman’s 1970-1975 series and a current version that debuted in 2015 with Thomas Lennon and Matthew Perry.

When: Feb. 4-19; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday
Where: Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW Ninth St.
Cost: $30 ($15 for students 18 and younger)
Contact: 561-272-1281 Ext. 4 or DelrayBeachPlayhouse.org

UNDER THE STREET LAMP

After three PBS television specials, these four former leads of the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” go on tour with this salute to the American songbook. Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley sing hits stretching from the 1950s to the 1970s.

When: 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8
Where: Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St. (in Holiday Park), Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $45-$65
Contact: 954-462-0222 or ParkerPlayhouse.com

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