Performing Arts Theatre
503 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton 33432



2016-17 Season

SHOWTIME Performing Arts Theatre is proud to be co-producing this season's adult plays and musicals with Outre Theatre Company!


The season opens with Larry Kramer's fiery The Normal Heart, running September 22 through October 9, 2016. Set in New York City as the AIDS epidemic breaks over the gay community, Kramer's semi-autobiographical play follows one man as he rages against the indifference of his government and his society. Ned Weeks, Kramer's alter ego, watches as friends and community members succumb to the disease, and refuses to stand by as the Reagan administration ignores the deaths of thousands. Newsweek called the play "a fierce and moving human drama", while the Time Out New York praised it as "raw, scary, and galvanizing". Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Revival, as well as the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critic's Circle Award, and the Drama League Award, The Normal Heart reminds us that the fight we now face began decades ago, and the voices of those who came before us still guide our steps.

Order tickets for The Normal Heart Here!

The season continues with Peter Townshend and Des McNuff's powerful rock opera The Who's Tommy, running December 1 through December 18, 2016. Winner of five Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, and a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album, Tommy follows a young man shocked into catatonia after witnessing his father commit murder. Suffering abuse at the hands of his peers and neighbors, Tommy finds release and hope through playing pinball. Praised and lauded as a revitalizing force in an often sterile landscape, Tommy speaks across generations to the needs of each individual for recognition and understanding.

Outré Theatre Company is proud and humbled to present the U.S. premiere of Gitta Sereny's Into That Darkness, adapted by Robert David MacDonald, presented in conjunction with Showtime Performing Arts Theatre. In 1971, London-based journalist Gitta Sereny (whose family fled the Nazis in Austria in 1938) interviewed Franz Stangl, the commandant of the Treblinka death camp. During those seventy hours of interviews in a Düsseldorf prison, Sereny repeatedly pressed Stangl on his part in the deaths of 900,000 men, women, and children in the gas chambers of Treblinka. Nineteen hours after the conclusion of those interviews, Stangl died of a heart attack.These interviews, and interviews with family and colleagues of Stangl, became the book Into That Darkness, published in 1974 and adapted for the stage by Robert David MacDonald in 1994.  After receiving permission from the estates of both Mr. MacDonald and Ms. Sereny, Outré is humbled to bring this production to an American audience 
for the first time.

Watch video clips from the show!




Stars by Javert



 Master Of The House
 Bring Him Home by Jean Valjean