Here’s what happening on South Florida stages this week.
This musical tells how Minnie Marx’s sons catapulted to comedic fame and fortune as the Marx Brothers.
When: Through Aug. 6. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Where: Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Margate.
Contact: 954-344-7765 or StageDoorFL.org.
‘Shakespeare by the Sea’
This year the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival will present one of the Bard’s earliest comedies, “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” The play opens with noblemen swearing off women. “What makes the play interesting to me, aside from the astonishing amounts of poetry and wordplay, is that as an early comedy, it reveals Shakespeare’s point of view on 16th Century feminist progress,” director Trent Stephens commented in a press release. “This is a play about love, sure. But it also features strong political women, no doubt modeled after England's own female political giant, Queen Elizabeth I.”
When: July 6-16. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays (gates open at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Seabreeze Amphitheater, 750 South State Route A1A, Jupiter (in Carlin Park)
Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation)
Contact: 561-966-7099 or PBshakespeare.org.
In the spirit of movies inspired by this cross-dressing Shakespeare comedy about a love triangle (1985’s “Just One of the Guys,” 2001’s “Motocrossed,” 2006’s “She’s the Man”), the Fort Lauderdale-based theater troupe New City Players is putting their own twist on the piece by giving it an old-world Florida/Caribbean aesthetic.
When: July 6-23. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Sundays.
Where: The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
Cost: $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $20 for students
Contact: 954-650-5938 or NewCityPlayers.org.
‘Saturday Night Fever’
The boogie movie has been turned into a stage musical with the Bee Gees’ hit songs kept intact.
When: July 6-23. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays.
Where: Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth.
Contact: 561-586-6410 or LakeWorthPlayhouse.org.
‘Funny Old Broads’
Known collectively as “The Boomer Babes, comedians Caryn Bark, Pam Peterson and Jan Slavin mix songs and standup in this show to comment on middle age, suburban living, Spanx and the Byzantine rules of Mah Jong.
When: July 6-30. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Where: PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens.
Contact: 1-844-448-7469 or PGAartscenter.com.
‘Fiebre: An Evening of Summer Ballet’
The new dance company Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, which was started last winter by former Miami City Ballet principal dancers Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra, will perform five works (including three Miami premieres) in their one-night-only program.
When: 8 p.m. July 8.
Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay.
Cost: $25-$45 ($75 for VIP seating)
Contact: 786-573-5300 or SMDCAC.org.
Created by Russian clown Slava Polunin, this spectacle of mime comedy, stagecraft special effects and a blizzard of “snow” is returning for the third time to Miami. The show is not really for children 8 years and younger.
When: July 12-Aug. 6. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Contact: 305-949-6722 or ArshtCenter.org.
In this presentation of Palm Beach Dramaworks’ behind-the-scenes educational series, the focus is on “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The day before the musical opens, audience members get insight into the first act from 10-11:30 a.m., break for lunch at nearby Rocco’s Tacos, and then resume with a discussion of the second act from 1-2 p.m. The show opens the following evening on July 14 and runs through Aug. 6.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13.
Where: The Don and Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach
Cost: $50 (or $40 for lunch and the act 2 discussion)
Contact: 561-514-4042, ext. 2 or PalmBeachDramaworks.com (click on “Season” and then in the drop-down, click on “Dramawise”)