The Broadway in Miami 2016-2017 season includes five shows that look back.
"Jersey Boys," "Beautiful — the Carole King Musical," "The King and I," "An American in Paris" and "Dirty Dancing — the Classic Story On Stage" are all retro stories sparked by the 1960s and '70s, or they are new productions of classics.
The six-show subscription season will also include magic show "The Illusionists — Live From Broadway." An add-on will be the return of a road tour of "Annie" for a run March 3-5, 2017.
Broadway Across America, which produces the series, stages the shows at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Season tickets for the six-show package are currently available and cost from $187 to $694. Those interested in renewing or purchasing new season tickets can go to ArshtCenter.org. Customers can also visit the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., or call the season ticket holder hotline at 800-939-8587 or the box office at 305-949-6722. For more information, go to BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.
Here is more about the season.
"The Illusionists — Live From Broadway"
New-school illusionists give old-school magic a contemporary face-lift with new takes on old tricks such as levitation, mind reading, disappearance and escapism.
"Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story On Stage"
Nov. 29-Dec. 4
The 1987 movie has been turned into a stage musical that includes hits from the film: "Do You Love Me?," "(I've Had) the Time of My Life," "Hey Baby" and "Hungry Eyes."
"An American in Paris"
Dec. 27-Jan. 1, 2017
The 1951 movie musical that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron was re-imagined as a Broadway musical in 2015, eventually winning four Tony Awards. The score by Ira and George Gershwin includes "I Got Rhythm, "S'Wonderful," "But Not for Me" and "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise."
"Beautiful — the Carole King Musical"
Feb. 14-19, 2017
Pop-rock icon Carole King gets a jukebox musical about her rise from Brooklyn nobody to international stardom as a composer and singer of such classics as "I Feel the Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "You've Got a Friend."
April 4-9, 2017
The behind-the-scenes story of the rise to fame for vocal group the Four Seasons, from the rough-and-tumble nightclub scene in the Garden State to induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, makes for a great jukebox musical. The show includes hits such as "Sherry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You."
"The King and I"
May 9-14, 2017
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the back and forth between a British schoolteacher and the King of Siam makes for a musical classic, with Rodgers and Hammerstein standards such as "Getting To Know You," "Hello, Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Something Wonderful."