Bat Boy: The Fizzle

A new production of a Broadway musical sparks and sputters but fails to take flight


•Annie: The spunky orphan is back, 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, beginning Wednesday, November 19, through January 4. The Actors' Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293.

•Antonio: EDGE Theatre explores friendship, mating rituals, and love triangles in its latest production, 8:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through December 20, 305-531-6083 (details). Piccadilly Gardens, 35 NE 40th St.

Despite appearances Bat Boy can be lovable
Despite appearances Bat Boy can be lovable


Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming. Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe. Directed and designed by Rich Simone. With Sarah Ferro, Mark Filosa, Kathryn Lee Johnston, Shawn Kilgore, Jonathan Laverentz, Paul Lasa, E.L. Losada, Lisa Manuli, Rich Simone, and Stacy Schwartz. Presented through November 23. Call 305-751-0562.
The Shores Performing Arts Theater, 9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores;

•As You Like It: Love, trickery, and mischief reign in the magical Forest of Arden in this romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. Sundays, through November 23. FIU University Park Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 11200 SW 8th St.; 305-348-3789.

•Rum & Coke: Miami-born Cuban-American actress and playwright Carmen Pelaez interprets a host of female characters inspired by her experiences in this one-woman show, call for showtimes, Tuesday, November 18, through January 25. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-4000.

•The Boys of Mariel: This dark comedy by Bill Yule and Barry Ball explores the lives of six Cuban men who, after spending time in Castro's jails, arrive in Miami on the Mariel boatlift, 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:00 p.m. Sundays, through November 30, 305-609-4763 (details). Teatro Avante, 235 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-8877.

•The Goat or Who is Sylvia? A successful architect must confess to his wife about an extramarital relationship in this Edward Albee drama, 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13, through Saturday, November 15; 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119.

•The Piano Lesson: In August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, an African-American family is disrupted when a relative decides he wants to sell their prized antique piano to buy land in Mississippi that the family had once worked as slaves, 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 3:00 p.m. Sundays, through December 14. M Ensemble Actors Studio, 12320 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami; 305-895-8955.

•Times Like These: This drama is based on the true story of the marriage between two Nazi-era German stage stars, Meta Wolff and Joachim Gottschalk, 8:00 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Sundays, through December 14. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables; 305-443-5909.

•Violet: A severely disfigured woman named Violet embarks on a bus journey across the South in search of a TV evangelist in this musical, call for showtimes, through November 22. UM Ring Theatre, 1312 Miller Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-3355.

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