By Rod Stafford Hagwood
6:19 PM EDT, October 1, 2013
Some shows in South Florida theaters are getting short runs this month.
Catch them while you can.
“ALL SHOOK UP”
Where: Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave.
When: Oct. 10-27, Thursdays through Sundays
What: Elvis Presley hits such as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Don’t Be Cruel” are mixed with a story based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”
Cost: $26 and $30 ($50 and $67 with dinner)
Contact: 561-586-6410 or LakeWorthPlayhouse.org
“SOUNDS OF SIMON”
Where: Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
When: Oct. 10-20, Thursdays through Sundays
What: Paul Simon’s music in a pop-rock opera that was so successfully restaged this summer, its run was held over — twice. Now, it’s back for another short run.
Contact: 561-600-0495 or SoundsOfSimon.com
“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”
Where: The Plaza Theatre, 262 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan
When: Oct. 10-27, Wednesday - Sunday
What: Neil Simon’s bittersweet memoir/dramedy, set circa 1937.
Contact: 561-588-1820 or ThePlazaTheatre.net
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
WHEN: Oct. 11–13, Friday – Sunday
What: The music of ABBA in a wisp of a story set on a sun-drenched Mediterranean resort island
Contact: 305-949-6722 or ArshtCenter.org
“TALES OF A GRAVEYARD CLOWN”
Where: Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
When: Oct. 17-20, Thursday - Sunday
What: Deadly vampires, crazy clowns, demon scarecrows and devilish ghouls bring monstrous surprises to mortal spectators with acrobatics, illusions and music.
Contact: 305-674-1040 or TheVampireCircus.us
“THE WHO’S TOMMY”
Where: Crest Theatre, in the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.
When: Oct. 17-27, Thursdays through Sundays
What: Entr’acte Theatrix stages this show based on the fourth album by the Who. Pete Townshend’s rock opera concerns a boy who survives traumas to become a “pinball wizard” cult figure.
Cost: $20, $10 for children under 12; $10 “student rush” tickets available half an hour before curtain with valid ID
Contact: 561-243-7922, ext. 1 or EntrActeTheatrix.org.
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