Performing Arts

Area Stage Company presents This Is Our Youth
April 15th - May 1st. Fri, Sat, Sun

Set in New York in 1982, the script follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren, a dejected nineteen-year-old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis, his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and, Jessica, the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for. Funny, painful, … +


Tomorrow’s coming! Area Stage Company present: Annie with 8 actors, no children!
June 11th – 27th, 2021

It’s Annie like you’ve never seen it before! Area Stage Company proudly announces their newest Mainstage professional production, performed by eight actors and no children. Conceived and directed by ASC’s Giancarlo Rodaz, and starring NYC actress Staci Stout as Annie, this reimagining of the well-loved Broadway hit is the latest in Area Stage’s tradition of presenting classic titles in fresh and exciting … +

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Area Stage Company presents The Wizard of Oz like you’ve never seen it before!
Fri Apr 19, 2019 - Sun Apr 28, 2019

The beloved 1939 film is well known to most and is based on the 1900 book series by L. Frank Baum. This version of the show, first performed in 1987 by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, England, featured the film’s music by Harold Arlen with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg—including “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”, … +

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Area Stage Company presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid like you’ve never seen it before!
Fri Jan 18, 2019 - Sun Feb 3, 2019

Area Stage Company adds a charming, fishy fairy-tale to its already wildly successful Mainstage Season. The Coral Gables-based theatre will open Disney’s The Little Mermaid in January, presenting the well-known story as a seaside circus spectacular. Following the immense success, and critical acclaim, of his Shrek The Musical and She Kills Monsters earlier this year, Giancarlo Rodaz will direct as well as … +


Area Stage Company presents The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts
Through September 30th, 2018

Area Stage Company in Coral Gables presents The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts, a world premiere musical written, directed, and designed by ASC’s own Giancarlo Rodaz, with music by Rachel Dean. This folk rock, coming-of-age musical story follows Janis Matthews, a young girl living in 1960’s Colorado. During the course of a summer, she is set on a rollicking … +

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Shrek The Musical by Area Stage Company
Fri May 18, 2018 - Sun Jun 3, 2018

Winner of the Lawrence Oliver, Tony, and Drama Desk awards, Shrek the Musical starts off as many fairy tales do: “Once upon a time …” Yet this story is all but your typical fairy tale. After accepting he will live alone, apart from the “Big Bright Beautiful World” outside, Shrek’s swamp is invaded by fairy tale misfits thanks to a new decree by … +

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Area Stage Company: Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Fri 9 Mar, 2018 - Sun 18 Mar, 2018

The ever-curious Alice begins her journey innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Based on Lewis Carroll’s famous novel, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland features updated songs from the animated … +

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CARRIE: The Musical by Area Stage Company
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 - Sun 4 Mar, 2018

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Carrie White is a misfit and an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. However, Carrie has just discovered she has a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…. Set in today’s world in a small town in … +

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Area Stage Company plays RIDE by Eric Lane
Thu 18 Jan, 2018 - Sun 4 Feb, 2018

Eric Lane’s poignant and hilarious play RIDE takes three teenage girls on a life-changing road trip. While Carrie and Molly would never hang out together at high school, the two form a fragile bond during their job at a local farm stand. Molly convinces Carrie to join her on an unexpected road trip, which deepens their connection. Sam, Carrie’s eleven-year-old sister, joins … +

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Area Stage’s An Octoroon’ Is Stunning Controversial Play That Will Divide Audiences

An Octoroon is the kind of art that defies a Siskel & Ebert thumbs up / thumbs down assessment. You can praise or fault elements of the script or a production, but Area Stage Company’s courageous effort reinforces An Octoroon’s overarching intent as a thought provocateur. It’s impossible to be neutral about its premise and execution, which is what Area Stage and … +