The LPAC is pleased to announce the very first Broadway at the LPAC series! This endeavor has been made possible by our new partnership with Prather Productions. Lauderhill and Prather Productions are dedicated to presenting high quality, musical theatre starring award-winning actors from South Florida, New York, and across the nation.
The City of Lauderhill and Prather Productions are thrilled to present a full season of both traditional and modern theatre to the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in 2019-2020; and, we hope you'll join us for the adventure!
West Side Story (Nov. 14 - Dec. 1, 2019)
WEST SIDE STORY re-imagines Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in 1950s New York City. A bitter rivalry between two teenage street gangs, the American-born Jets and the Puerto Rican immigrant Sharks, is forever altered by a forbidden love affair between the young couple Tony and Maria. The star-crossed lovers struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. This smash hit musical was heralded as an electrifying moment in theatre history when it opened in 1957 and today, it remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics as “Tonight,” “I Want ToBe In America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Maria.”
Once (Dec. 5-22, 2019)
From the very first note, ONCE pulls you in and doesn’t let you go. Featuring magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly, this gorgeous and uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord. Set in Dublin, an Irish musician ready to give upon his career is drawn to a Czech immigrant that helps encourage him to keep writing and performing. Through their shared love of music, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful, but complicated, love story. ONCE won eight Tony Awards and the 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theater Album.”
Kinky Boots (Jan. 23 - Feb. 9, 2020)
Based on true happenings, this heartwarming story tells of Charlie, a factory owner struggling to save his shoe business and Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. The two have seemingly nothing in common, but with a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unlikely duo learns to embrace their differences and find they have more in common than they think! Featuring original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this high-energy, full-hearted hit is inspiring audiences to let love shine and showing them that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out!
Beauty and the Beast (Feb. 20 - Mar. 8, 2020)
“Be Our Guest” as we step into the enchanted world of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! The classic tale as old as time tells of Belle, a young woman in a small town, and a Beast, who is really a young prince under a spell. If the Beast can learn to love and beloved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. Time is running out and if the Beast doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed forever. See all your favorite characters including Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, Lumiere and more! The beloved songs include “Be Our Guest,” “Tale As Old As Time” and “Beauty and the Beast.”