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'On Your Feet' and four other reasons to get excited about the 2017-2018 theater season

On Your Feet! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical

Oct. 5-15; Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or Tickets start at $29.

Featuring Miami superstar Gloria Estefan and her partner-in-business-then-partner-in-life Emilio, this jukebox musical gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the power couple’s rise and includes real-life chart-toppers such as “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Oye,” “Conga,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark.”

Lizzie: The Musical

Oct. 20-Nov. 4; The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 813-220-1546 or Tickets cost $40.

This is a rock musical about the 1882 spree killing and subsequent trial of Lizzie Borden, who is accused of hacking her parents to death with an axe. Shocking, yes, but the always provocative Thinking Cap Theatre can be depended on to also produce a thoughtful staging.


Nov. 3-Dec. 10; Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate; 954-344-7765 or Tickets cost $48.

One of America’s greatest exports, the Motown sound, is mined here for big Broadway hits in a musical comedy that takes great liberties with the glossy story of Diana Ross and the Supremes. Songs that crossed over from show tunes to the top of the charts include “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” and “I Am Changing.”

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Jan. 9-21; Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or Tickets start at $35.25.

The Broadway version of this musical comedy killed, winning four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2014. The fast-paced musical farce is about a distant heir to a family fortune who has to do away with eight relatives (all played by one actor) in order to collect. He also has to contend with his fiancee (who is also a cousin) and mistress (who has other things on her mind aside from romance).

Reservoir Dolls

Feb. 1-18

Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd.; 954-545-7800 or cost $39 for adults, $19 for students and industry members.

Based on Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 indie film “Reservoir Dogs,” Outre Theater Company is presenting this play with an all-female cast, which — one presumes — will change the perception and tone of the violence in the story of thieves who gather for a diamond heist, only to be ambushed by one in their number who is an undercover cop.

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