Here's what's happening on South Florida stages this week.
Million Dollar Quartet
On Dec. 4, 1956, rock 'n' roll superstars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins were all at the famed Sun Studio in Memphis. That event has been blown up to Broadway scale and padded with hits from the early-rock era for this show. "Million Dollar Quartet" is a Tony-winning musical based on that evening, and it boasts a jukebox of hits: "Great Balls of Fire," "Hound Dog," "Blue Suede Shoes," "That's All Right" and "See You Later Alligator."
When: Oct. 19-Jan. 1; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays
Where: Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Cost: $46-$64 ($15 student tickets available)
Contact: 305-44-9293 or ActorsPlayhouse.org
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Songs from Disney's 1996 film adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel appear in this production, receiving its Southeastern premiere at the Broward Center by Fort Lauderdale's Slow Burn Theatre Company. With music by composer Alan Menken ("The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Newsies" and "Aladdin") and lyricist Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Godspell" and "Pippin"), the story centers on Gypsy girl Esmeralda, a bell-ringer Quasimodo and Captain Phoebus.
When: Oct. 20-Nov. 6; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Contact: 954-468-2555 or BrowardCenter.org
Reasons To Be Pretty
Lake Worth Playhouse's Black Box Series presents this Broadway play about two couples whose lives are thrown for a loop when one of the men casually mentions a few of his girlfriend's physical imperfections.
When: Oct. 20-30; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Lake Worth Playhouse's Stonzek Theatre, 713 Lake Ave.
Contact: 561-586-6410 or LakeWorthPlayhouse.org