Car­ni­val

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You might not know that the stan­dard “Love Makes the World Go ’Round” is the hit song from the Broad­way mu­si­cal “Car­ni­val,” a show be­ing re­vived at Stage Door Theatre by that the­ater’s artis­tic di­rec­tor, Dan Kel­ley. You also might not know that the show re­quires per­form­ers with all kinds of skills, from cir­cus tricks to pup­petry. “I had to find an en­sem­ble that not only could sing and dance but also had to pos­sess all sorts of crazy cir­cus skills,” Kel­ley says in a press re­lease. “So I put an ad in Play­bill and was lucky to find 10 very tal­ented and flex­i­ble, per­form­ers. Our au­di­ences will see jug­glers, ac­ro­bats, aeri­al­ists, and pup­peteers. But that wasn’t the only chal­lenge the show’s di­rec­tor faced. “Where do I the find pup­pets that play such an im­por­tant part in the story?” he con­tin­ues. “I knew Goodspeed Opera House in Con­necti­cut did a pro­duc­tion of ‘Car­ni­val’ in 2010. So I gave them a call, and the next thing I knew, I had rented the com­plete set that was de­signed and built by mas­ter pup­peteer Robert Smythe.” When: Through Feb. 28; 8 p.m. Fri­days and Satur­days; 2 p.m. mati­nees Wed­nes­days, Satur­days and Sun­days Where: Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sam­ple Road, Mar­gate Cost: $38-$42 Con­tact: 954-344-7765 or Stage­DoorThe­atre.com

Get­ting Sara Mar­ried

In this ro­man­tic com­edy, Sara has de­cided to fo­cus on her le­gal ca­reer and put her love life on the back burner. But her aunt Martha has other ideas, find­ing a unique way to in­tro­duce her fi­nan­cial ad­viser, Bran­don, to her niece. The fact that Bran­don is al­ready en­gaged is a small mat­ter in this play staged by Down in Front The­ater, a com­mu­nity the­ater com­pany. When: 2, 8 p.m. Satur­day and Feb. 7; 4:30 p.m. mati­nee Feb. 7 Where: Soref JCC Cen­ter, 6501 W. Sun­rise Blvd., Plan­ta­tion Cost: $30 ($40 for two tick­ets) Con­tact: 954-609-7153 or Down­In­FrontThe­ater.com

West Side Story

The book was writ­ten by Arthur Lau­rents. The score was com­posed by Leonard Bern­stein and Stephen Sond­heim and in­cludes Broad­way stan­dards such as “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty, “Some­where,” “Amer­ica” and “Some­thing’s Com­ing.” In this pro­duc­tion, Sarah Amen­gual, of Broward County, is repris­ing her 2010 role of Maria from the Broad­way re­vival for this stag­ing at Ac­tors’ Play­house in Co­ral Gables. When: Through Feb. 21; 8 p.m. Wed­nes­days-Satur­days; 3 p.m. mati­nees Sun­days (spe­cial 2 p.m. mati­nee Wed­nes­day, Feb. 3) Where: Ac­tors’ Play­house at the Mir­a­cle Theatre, 280 Mir­a­cle Mile, Co­ral Gables Cost: $52 for week­nights and mati­nees; $59 for Fri­day and Satur­day nights Con­tact: 305-444-9293 or Ac­tor­sPlay­house.org

Columbi­nus

For the fourth time since 2011, Bob Carter’s Ac­tor’s Work­shop and Reper­tory Com­pany — known re­gion­ally as Ac­tor’s Rep — will stage this play cen­tered on the 1999 mas­sacre at Columbine High School in Lit­tle­ton, Colo., where al­leged bul­ly­ing and iso­la­tion led to Eric Har­ris’ and Dy­lan Kle­bold’s shoot­ing to death 12 stu­dents and one teacher and in­jur­ing 21 oth­ers be­fore com­mit­ting sui­cide. The first act is taken from in­ter­views, a com­pos­ite of the real-life char­ac­ters and their words. The se­cond act is made up of words taken ver­ba­tim from tran­scripts, in­ter­views and po­lice records. The West Palm Beach-based com­pany serves as a not-for-profit train­ing ground for stu­dent ac­tors, of­fer­ing scene and mono­logue work­shops as well as sum­mer­time Youth Academy Classes. When: Jan. 29-Feb. 7; 8 p.m. Fri­days and Satur­days; 2 p.m. Sun­days Where: The Bhetty Wal­dron Theatre, 1009 N. Dixie High­way, West Palm Beach Cost: $27.50 for adults; $15 for stu­dents with ID Con­tact: 561-833-7529 or Ac­torsRep.org

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