Summer is the hottest time for live theater in South Florida

See Erika de la Vega at Miami Beach's Colony Theatre this summer.

Think Miami’s theater scene goes quiet in the summer? Think again. Six upcoming shows you’ll want to see:

  • Miami New Drama ends its inaugural season at the Colony Theatre with Puras Cosas Maravillosas. Venezuelan star Erika de la Vega stars in this Spanish-language one-woman show. colony.org.
  • As part of City Theatre’s Summer Shorts, renowned playwrights pen plays and mini-musicals shorter than a sitcom. arshtcenter.org.
  • Before Miami Theater Center begins its musical theater summer camp, take in By the Queen, an entirely new look at the women of Shakespeare, set to rock ’n’ roll. mtcmiami.org.
  • Million Dollar Quartet, one of the longest-running shows in the 30-year history of Actors’ Playhouse, continues through June 24. It’s inspired by the true story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and others coming together for an impromptu recording session. actorsplayhouse.org.
  • A small-town girl meets up with a Los Angeles rocker on the Sunset Strip in 1987, setting the stage for Rock of Ages. It’s presented June 14-July 1 by the Slow Burn Theatre Company at the Broward Center. slowburntheatre.org.
  • The story of a wealthy businessman and a struggling single mom who share a city bus, Bruce Graham’s White Guy on the Bus comes to GableStage for a run August 11-September 9. gablestage.org.

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