Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables takes audiences on musical journeys – around the world, through time and even the heavens – with an interesting lineup of new and more recent musicals.
From Miami to Maine and back to Miami: “Sweet Goats & Blueberry Señoritas,” Nov. 8 – Dec. 17, is about a Cuban-American baker named Beatriz in Maine as she tries to determine whether she should stay with the community she’s developed or reunite with her estranged mother in Miami. Along the way Beatriz explores what it means to belong as she cooks up the recipes of her childhood with the raw ingredients of her new hometown.
A fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie, “Legally Blonde The Musical,” Jan. 31 – Feb. 25, follows the transformation of Harvard’s beloved blonde Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances.
Set in one of the most pivotal times in America’s history, the Tony-nominated “Caroline, or Change,” March 27 – April 14, is riveting, moving and awe-inspiring. Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (“Shrek The Musical,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie”), it blends blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies, creating a breathtaking medium for Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner’s (“Angels in America”) provocative and personal story.
Sean Grennan brings audiences another stellar play filled with humor and heart, “A Rock Sails By,” May 15 – June 9. Dr. Lynn Cummings, an astrophysicist, tries to bring science and faith into balance while grappling with personal questions, reconnecting with her daughter and mourning the loss of her husband. When an unidentified object is discovered heading toward Earth, a less-than-reputable online magazine misquotes her, casting doubt on her credibility.
“Hundred Days,” July 17 – Aug. 11, is an uncensored, exhilarating and heart-rending musical based on a true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. With magnetic chemistry and anthemic folk-punk music, creators Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore a fundamental question in this 2018 Lucille Lortel and Drama League nominee for outstanding musical.
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