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Broadway Cabaret Series
October 14-31, 2021
A New York evening of songs and stories featuring Master of Ceremonies John McDaniel and some of Broadway’s Brightest Stars
The triumphant series returns! Grammy and Emmy Award-winning performer John McDaniel will return as the Master of Ceremonies to host three fabulous performers straight from New York. Experience Broadway in a new way as we transform Gulfshore Playhouse into a New York-style cabaret club, where our incredible performers will dazzle you with songs and stories from Broadway and beyond.
August Wilson’s Radio Golf
November 13-December 6, 2021
Previews: November 11-12
From the Tony Award-winning playwright…
Harmond Wilks, an ambitious real estate developer, is determined to save his blighted childhood neighborhood and become the first Black mayor of Pittsburgh. But revitalizing his neighborhood comes with a cost that puts the neighborhood’s history in jeopardy. In this surprising, suspenseful, and humorous story, Wilks and the Hill District become embroiled in a battle between the past and the future. The final play in August Wilson’s revered American Century Cycle, Radio Golf asks us all to consider the price of progress.
Higher by Jeffrey Binder
January 15-January 30, 2022
Previews: January 13-14
The World Premiere production finally seen the way it was intended: Live on Stage!
Whether or not you watched the filmed production of Higher, you don’t want to miss this moving story of faith, healing, and hope. In this thrilling one-man tour-de-force, two worlds, lives, and times collide in one magical city filled with ghosts, saints, and whispers of the past: Prague. These separate timelines begin to intersect in strange and mysterious ways as both men grapple with their faith, families, and identities in this powerful story written and performed by Jeffrey Binder and directed by Kristen Coury.
The 39 Steps
February 12-March 13, 2022
Previews: February 10-11
Hitchcock, hilarity, and whodunit!
A Hitchcock masterpiece meets spy novel in this hilarious whodunit. Richard Hannay, trapped in a boring life, encounters a woman who claims to be a spy. Soon thereafter, she is murdered and Hannay finds himself entangled in a nationwide manhunt, pursued by a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps.” This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning comedy is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), and abounding theatre magic.
The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar
March 26 – April 17, 2022
Previews: March 24-25
What price would you pay for freedom?
American investment banker Nick Bright is held for ransom by a militant group in Pakistan, and nobody is coming to his aid. In exchange for a shot at freedom, Nick strikes a risky deal with his captors where he will teach them how to manipulate the global market, but is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay? Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s suspenseful and provocative political thriller explores the consequences of fanatical devotion to both the scripture and the dollar.
Another Revolution by Jacqueline Bircher
April 30 – May 15, 2022
Previews: April 28-29
The year is 1968 and times are a’changing.
Two graduate students are forced to share a lab at Columbia University and find they are opposed in more ways than just their scientific disciplines. Amid interpersonal differences, a campus devolving into political chaos, and the uncertainty and turmoil of the outside world, they each discover what it’s like to be thrown into someone else’s orbit. You won’t want to miss this timely new work about finding hope in one another through the uncertainty of the world around us.
STAR Academy Jr Presents: Junie B. Jones Jr. – The Musical
July 8 & 9, 2021
Created by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, the team that brought you Dear Edwina, comes Junie B. Jones, The Musical – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical developed by TheatreworksUSA. Awaken a young person’s desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade.
STAR Academy Presents: Grease
August 5-8, 2021
It’s the energetic and electric musical comedy tribute to the age of rock ‘n roll. Join in the fun of the hilarious antics of Rydell High’s class of ’59 and rock to songs like “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout” and “Greased Lightning.” One of the world’s most popular musicals, Grease follows “greaser” Danny Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski and their cadre of pals as they sing and dance their way through high school.
STAR Academy Presents: Annie
December 16-18, 2021
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
STAR Academy Presents: Clue
May 20-22, 2022
It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.
Gulfshore Playhouse has produced a variety of shows over the course of its history. Browse through our past productions and media.