The Full Monty: The first thing people want to know about this show is not if it's any good, but if the male performers actually bare their tackle. The answer is yes. This Broadway musical is based on the 1997 UK film of the same name. And for anyone unfamiliar with British slang, the full monty literally means the whole amount. In the context of this play, the phrase describes the antics of six average-looking men who cast off their unmentionables. Although the story begins and ends with a strip tease, The Full Monty deals with more than bare-chested hip-thrusting. The plot may be contrived losers turn to amateur stripping and win the heart of a town and predictable, but Terence McNally's book equates to a spunky and light-hearted piece of theater. Joanne Green Through April 9. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293, www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Miami Beach Dance Festival: Celebrating its second anniversary, the Miami Beach Dance Festival is not your usual rabid, soul-fiend reunion. The event showcases the many facets of modern and contemporary dance. Orchestrated by Momentum Dance Company artistic director Delma Isles, the fest features a series of performances, discussions, films, and master classes by six dance troupes, including Miami's Momentum Dance Company, Dance Now! Ensemble, and Ballet Flamenco La Rosa. The guest company at this year's festival, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre, will perform March 31 at the Byron Carlyle Theater. Joanne Green Through April 2. Various locations in Miami Beach. For information, contact Momentum Dance Company at 305-858-7002, www.momentumdance.com.