This is what’s going on in South Florida theaters this week.
BEFORE NIGHT FALLS
The Florida Grand Opera stages this bio-opera based on Reinaldo Arenas’ posthumous 1992 memoir about persecution under the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba. In 2000, the book was turned into a movie with Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem. The opera will be sung in Spanish and English with projected titles in both languages.
When: March 18-25; 7 p.m. opening night Saturday, March 18; 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, March 19; 8 p.m. March 21 and March 24-25
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE FESTIVAL
Miami’s Lost Girls Theatre troupe will perform readings of short plays by 11 female playwrights, four of them high school students. “We're really excited about the mixture of voices,” co-artistic director Andie Arthur says in a press release. “It includes some beloved playwrights from our Getting Lost Reading Series as well as some playwrights I have been itching to work with before now. We're also showcasing the voices of four high school students in this mix, which feels like the best way to highlight the title and theme of the festival.”
When: 7 p.m. March 20
Where: Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Very loosely based on the memoirs of burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, this hit musical with a score by Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne features now-standards such as “Let Me Entertain You,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,’ “Together, Wherever We Go” and “All I Need Is the Girl.”
When: March 21-April 9; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road
Contact: 561-575-2223 or JupiterTheatre.org
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
Montana Repertory Theatre brings its production of Neil Simon’s comedy about newlyweds adjusting to married life to South Florida for one night only. “[The play] has enjoyed two runs on Broadway and was a hit movie because its comedy is universal and timeless,” Dan Barnard, associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall, says in a press release.
When: 7:30 p.m. March 22
Where: Bailey Hall on Broward College’s A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie
Contact: 954-201-6884 or BaileyHall.org
ALL THE WAY
This drama shows the backroom dealing as President Lyndon B. Johnson tries to enact the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Tony Award-winning play became a film on HBO in 2016 and starred Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie and Frank Langella.
When: March 22-April 9; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. matinees Sundays (and 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29)
Where: Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Cost: $57 and $64 ($15 student-rush tickets and 10 percent off weekday performances for seniors)
Contact: 305-444-9293 or ActorsPlayhouse.org
AN EVENING WITH NEW CITY PLAYERS
In addition to live music, hors d’oeuvres and wine at this fundraiser, there will be selected readings from New City Players’ upcoming season, including “Proof,” “Twelfth Night” and “True West.”
When: 7 p.m. March 23
Where: The home of Dede and Rick Hunter, 1353 Middle River Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Contact: 954-614-0119 or firstname.lastname@example.org or newcityplayers.org/eveningwithncp
A BRONX TALE
Chazz Palminteri’s hit one-man play comes to South Florida. Recounting his rough and tumble childhood, Palminteri plays 18 roles. The show became a movie in 1993 and was the directorial debut for Robert De Niro.
When: 8 p.m. March 24
Where: The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40 St.
Cost: $45, $65 and $80
Contact: 954-977-6700 or CasinoCoco.com