Here is what's happening this week on South Florida's theater scene.
Little Shop of Horrors
Doo-wop meets sci-fi in this spoof of 1950s drive-in movies. In "Little Shop of Horrors," a schlub working in a Skid Row florist shop buys a "strange and interesting" plant that proves to have jaw-dropping abilities. The musical is based on the 1960 Roger Corman movie of the same name.
When: March 26-April 10; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW Ninth St.
Contact: 561-272-1281, ext. 4 or DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com
The Silence of the Clams
Parodist Jamie Morris ("Mommie Queerest," "Re-Designing Women") turns the Oscar-winning movie "The Silence of the Lambs" into one extended vagina joke, with the female lead performed by a man in drag. In "Clams," FBI agent Clarice Startling tries to save the daughter of Nancy Pelosi — yup, that Nancy Pelosi — from Beaver Bob, a serial killer who doles out deadly bikini waxes. She enlists the help of psychopath Dr. Hannibal Lichter, who was convicted of "eating" his victims before he killed them.
When: March 31-April 24; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 4 and 7 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $30 ($20 for preview performance on March 31)
Contact: 954-678-1496 or EmpireStage.com
A woman and a man meet in a Harlem kitchen, both taking a break from a sex party, unseen, going on just in the next room. What follows is a Ping-Pong game of power plays in this erotic thriller.
When: March 29-April 17; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; 2 p.m. matinees Sundays
Where: Black Box at Arts Garage, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach
Cost: $25 general admission; $35 reserved; $40 premium.
Contact: 561-450-6357 or ArtsGarage.org
Some Enchanted Evening
The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum in Boca Raton is holding a two-day festival gala. Both days will feature a concert by Nat Chandler ("The Scarlet Pimpernel"), who recently starred in the Wick's production of "South Pacific." Joining him onstage will be Sarah Pfisterer ("Show Boat," "The Phantom of the Opera"). On Saturday, a tour of the Wick's Broadway collection of costumes with champagne and dinner by the bite will take place before the concert, which will be followed by dessert and dancing. Sunday's event will only include the tour and the concert.
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3
Where: The Wick Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
Cost: $200 April 2; $95 April 3
Contact: 561-995-2333 or TheWick.org
Florida Grand Opera will present Mieczyslaw Weinberg's"The Passenger" as the third installment of the company's "Made for Miami" series. The opera was inspired by the Polish radio play "The Passenger From Cabin 45" by Auschwitz survivor Zofia Posmysz. The opera's plot moves back and forth in time, from a luxury liner to a Nazi death camp. "The Passenger" will be sung without amplification in multiple languages with projected translations in English and Spanish.
When: April 2-9; 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3; 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5; 8 pm. Friday, April 8; and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Contact: 800-741-1010 or FGO.org
Opera Under the Stars
This benefit will raise money for Opera Fusion's upcoming performance of "Not in My Town," a musical drama about the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1988. Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student, was abducted and tortured by two men. Left comatose, he died five days later from his injuries. For Opera Under the Stars, the West Palm Beach-based company will perform selections from the show, which will premiere later this year. AIDS activist Mary Fisher will be the keynote speaker at the benefit..
When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 4
Where: Hampton Green Farm, 13285 Southfields Road, Wellington
Cost: $190 per person
A Party Hat Fundraiser
Thinking Cap Theatre is having a hat-themed fundraiser for its 2016 season. Guests are invited to don headgear for the benefit. Prizes will be given for fanciest hat, funniest hat and the most innovative hat. Food and raffle sponsors include Tap 42, Red Cow, Luigi's Coal Oven Pizza, Christina Wan's Mandarin House, Timpano's Chop House, Big City Tavern, Croissan'Time, Naked Grape Wine and Tapas, Tease Salon, Francesca Guerrera's Salon and Spa. Donations will be tax-exempt.
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6
Where: The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: Beanie $25-$99; hardhat $500-$999; beret $1,000-$2,499; fedora $2,500-$4,999; top hat $5,000 and up
Contact: 753-206-4568 or ThinkingCapTheatre.com