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This week on South Florida stages: 'Hookups,' 'Rocky Horror' and pirates are back

This is what’s happening in South Florida theaters.

“Hook Ups Volume 1”

Hurricane Irma interrupted the run of this collection of eight short plays, most about 10 minutes long, when the anthology was staged in Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village. Now local producer Ronnie Larsen is trying again by moving the production to Empire Stage, also in Fort Lauderdale. And this weekend is your last chance to catch the show about digital dating in the 21st century. Or, for those not in the know: swiping-right-for-hot and swiping-left-for-not on social networks like Craig’s List, Grindr, Scruff and Growlr. The LGBT-themed show has nudity and sexual situations.

When: Oct. 21-22. 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale.

Cost: $35 and $50 (20 percent off if you use the code “empire”)

Contact: 954-826-8790 or


This cabaret performance blends dance, aerials and specialty acts with music, film and the culinary arts. The idea is to engage all five senses (yup, there’s even perfumery in the show).

When: Through Nov. 25. 9 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. dinner show Fridays and Saturdays; 11 p.m. Saturdays.

Where: Faena Theater (in the Faena Hotel Miami Beach), 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Cost: $55-$115

Contact: 786-655-5742 or

“’Til Death Do Us Part...You First!”

Delray Beach’s Peter Fogel admits he has some major commitment issues, describing himself as the “eternal bachelor.” But now the 50-something comedian — who says “The longest relationship I’ve ever had is with T-Mobile” — has turned his journey into a funny one-man-show.

When: Through Oct. 29. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 21, 28; 2 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29

Where: Mizner Park Cultural Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton.

Cost: $32-$45

Contact: 844-672-2849 or

“The Rocky Horror Show”

In 2012 and 2014 Enter’Acte Theatrix staged this camp classic that sends up cheesy 1950s sci-fi and horror movies. The show — famously made into a 1975 midnight movie favorite starring Tim Curry — is still relevant, according to this production’s director, Jeremy Quinn. “With the resurgence of hate, bigotry and violence for those who are ‘different', it’s not only an appropriate time and place to produce the show, it’s a responsibility,” Quinn says in a press release. “[‘The Rocky Horror Show”] allows us the opportunity to give the ‘others' a voice and platform to be seen, heard, embraced and accepted.”

When: Through Oct. 31. 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 31; 8 p.m. Oct. 19, 25, 26, 30; 10 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, 31.

Where: PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.

Cost: $35 and $40


“How I Became a Pirate”

As the title suggests, this family musical follows the swashbuckling adventures of young Jeremy Jacobs when he joins seafaring scalawags as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure.

When: 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

Cost: $15 for students; $25 for adults.

Contact: 561-243-7922, ext. 1 or


Brooklyn’s theater for young people is bringing its production of “Wink” to South Florida for children up to 5-years-old. The show mixes physical theater, shadow puppetry and animation to examine dreams from the perspective of a girl.

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 21 and 22; 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22

Where: Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores.

Cost: $5-$10

Contact: 305-751-9550 or

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