Top five theater shows coming to Miami in spring 2024

Looking for an unforgettable theater experience this spring? Look no further than the upcoming shows at your local theaters! You do not want to miss big-name productions like “Legally Blonde” and, of course, the award-winning phenomenon “Hamilton.” Whether you love theater or you are looking for an opportunity to witness live-action performances that will take you through a rollercoaster of emotions you will find what you want in this list of the five best shows coming this spring.

Performers debating a treaty in scene (Courtesy of the Adrienne Arsht Center)

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Dates: March 13-24, 2024
(305) 998-3551
Ticket Prices: $39 to $229

“Hamilton” has taken the world by storm and for good reason. This March, it’s coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for a limited time, and you won’t want to miss it. Follow Alexander Hamilton’s incredible journey as he strives for love, honor, and the respect of an entire nation. With unforgettable music, electrifying performances, and a powerful message, “Hamilton” is a show that will stay with you long after the curtain falls. Immerse yourself in this journey through U.S. history, and get your tickets before they sell out.

Big musical number (Courtesy of the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre)

Legally Blonde
Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theater
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Dates: Jan. 31 to Feb. 25, 2024
Ticket Price: $55 to $85

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theater presents “Legally Blonde,” one of the most successful musicals of all time. The cast includes actors from all over the country while keeping the cozy feeling of community; in the words of Brooke Noble, the Actors’ Playhouse general manager/communications, “Broadway quality productions built in your own backyard.” “Legally Blonde” represents a big step for the company as their first big musical since the Covid-19 testing protocols for the theater industry were taken down. Becca Andrews who is on her sixth run of the production is starring as Elle Woods and is set to have a spectacular performance on stage that would conquer the hearts of the audience. The idea for the show came from the artistic director David Arisco as an ode to women empowerment and femininity. The company offers flexible payment options like student and educator appreciation discounts that you can check out on their website. There isn’t a better opportunity to watch the musical adaptation of the award winning movie this spring at Actors’s Playhouse at Miracle Theatre.

Promotional photo (Courtesy of GableStage)

The Lehman Trilogy
1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Dates: March 16 – April 14, 2024
(305) 445-1119
Ticket Prices: $50 to $75                                                                          

Experience the truly epic story of the rise and fall of a great empire like never before with “The Lehman Trilogy” at GableStage this spring. Discover how a remarkable company was built in the 1800s through hard work and dedication, and witness the devastating crisis that unfolded 163 years later. This theatrical masterpiece is a must-see event that will have you captivated from beginning to end. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness history come to life before your eyes.

Promotional photo (Courtesy of The Wertheim MainStage Theatre)

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
The Wertheim MainStage Theatre
10910 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33172
Dates: Feb. 16 -25, 2024
Ticket Price: $10 to $15
(305) 348-0548

This Spring the Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center will be presenting the musical adaptation of Pedro Almodobar’s movie “Women on the Verge of Breakdown”.The Department of Theater at FIU is celebrating their 50th anniversary with the opening of a new program “BFA Musical Theater” by bringing to stage “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”. Director of audience development, Ivan R. Lopez said “This production is taking the department to another level” by compromising to present 1 musical based show out of the 4 seasonal projects allowing students who are enrolled into this new program to experience being part of a musical based performance”.Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” is a flashy and entertaining show that finds the right moment to make you reflect about the topics being touch in story. Olivia de Guzman, Head of the new Musical Theater program and Director of the show is really happy with the production, since the original story was written from the perspective of a man she feels that female participation in this would push the show forward “It’s wonderful that there are several female points of view in the production. This shows it’s a unique opportunity to support local actors in the earliest stage of their careers and to see for yourself the 1988 Spanish comedy by Pedro Almodobar in a musical format and with student discounts being offered at the box office the timing couldn’t be more right.

Performers looking at photos in book (Courtesy of Trail Theatre)

Teatro Trail / Trail Theatre
3715 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33134
Dates: Weekends from Feb. 3 – 24, 2024
(305) 443-1009
Ticket Price: $55 to $75

Written by Cristina Clemente and Marc Angelet and adapted for the Miami audience by the renowned actor and director Alexis Valdes this spring “Laponia” presented by Teatro Trail in Calle 8 to audiences of 18 years or older. ‘Laponia” tells the story of a Cuban family that travels with their kids to Finland during Christmas unraveling a collision of cultures that will bring funny and relatable moments but will also offer a reflection about those who travel abroad and have to deal with other ways of life. Marisol Correa Director of Teatro trail shared her thoughts about the significance of the show which commemorates the 13th anniversary of the theater and the strong relationship between the company and Director Alexis Valdes “ It’s very gratifying to see how the relation that we have with Alexis Valdes keeps working out and is prove that the Miami audience does support theater”. There is no better time to ride along on this journey from Miami to Finland and see how two different cultures collapse to bring this fantastic show to life at Teatro Trail.

Lenny St. Remy is a junior at Florida International University majoring in digital journalism. He aims to combine his passion for sports and writing to excel in sports journalism after graduating.

David Lazcano Ventura is a journalism/digital broadcasting junior student at FIU with an Associates Degree in art. He loves theater, music, and communication arts as well as i guitar and piano. He is proficient in Italian and fluent in English and Spanish.