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'Suds' on the Beach, 'Joseph' in Spanish

Not much new cooking on South Florida stages this weekend, though you can still catch the world premiere of Michael McKeever's Stuff at the Caldwell Theatre Company in Boca Raton, the world premiere Maribeth Graham-Dana P. Rowe revue See Jane Run at Actors' Playhouse in Coral Gables, the Infinite Abyss production of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale, Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center and/or Cirque du Soleil's Alegria at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise.

IMG_0476 Next weekend, however, brings two very different new options.

Broward Stage Door Theatre, where co-founders Derelle Bunn and David Torres regularly fill their two side-by-side Coral Springs theaters, launch the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre at the Byron Carlyle with the frothy musical SUDS.  When the show ran in Coral Springs, it was supposed to last six weeks; instead, it packed 'em in for six months.  The Baby Boomer-friendly show is built around more than 40 hits from the '60s.

SUDS starts performances on July 29 (with an official opening a week later) and runs through Sept. 4 at Miami Beach Stage Door theatre, 500 71st St.  Performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday-Sunday.  Tickets are $38-$42.  For info, call 305-397-8977 or visit Stage Door's web site.

IMG_Lorenzo_Lebrija_-_Se_2_1_K82Q5L0V If you enjoy theater en español, consider José el soñador, a.k.a. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It's the first production from Teatro en Broadway, a company headed by former Seraphic Fire chief operating officer Lorenzo Lebrija.  The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical will play Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami, July 29-31.  Performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.  Tickets are $32-$45 ($30 for those over 65).  The Saturday matinee is a benefit for The Miami Foundation, with tickets priced at $20 (kids under 12 get in by making a small donation).

For info, call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit the Teatro de Broadway web site.

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