School of Communication & Media

PBA Theatre: 2017-2018 Season

PBA's theatre program offers a variety of exciting performances each year, ranging from new musicals to classic plays and everything in-between. These performances give all theatre students the opportunity to audition for parts, gain on-stage experience and participate in backstage work. All of our performances, unless otherwise noted, are located at our very own Fern Street Theatre (500 Fern St., West Palm Beach) in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. 

Upcoming Shows

The 39 Steps

Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock

Richard Hannay, our hero, finds himself caught up into a world of international espionage when a mysterious woman, declares to be a spy and shares a dangerous secret.  Watch as our hero, desperately trying to find the truth, takes us on this mad-cap adventure from London to the Scottish highlands eluding police, shadowy spies and beautiful women.  The 39 Steps features four fearless actors (a man, a woman, and two clowns) playing over a hundred roles and includes a speeding train, a plane crash and a love story.  Based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film and novel by John Buchan, this wonderfully-inventive comedy is sure to delight the entire family with its frenetic fun and thrilling action.

DATES: Sep. 28-30 & Oct. 5-6 2017 @ 7:30pm; Sep. 30 & Oct. 7 2017 @ 2:00pm

*Recommended for ages 12 and up; Comedy



Student Directed ONE ACTS

Come and enjoy the creative collaboration of PBA Theatre students as they present one-act plays.

DATES: Nov 16-18 2017 @ 7:30pm; Nov 18 2017 @ 2:00pm

*Recommended for ages 14 and up; Some serious subject matter


Past PBA Theatre Shows

Includes playwright(s) and composer(s)


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised); Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
The Marvelous Wonderettes; Roger Bean, Brian William Baker
The Diviners; Jim Leonard, Jr. 
The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Rupert Holmes


A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden; Meade Roberts
Doubt: A Parable; John Patrick Shanley
The Spitfire Grill; James Valcq
The Taming of the Shrew; William Shakespeare


Godspell; John Michael Tedelak; Stephen Schwartz
The Student Directed One Acts
The Curious Savage; John Patrick
Little Shop of Horrors; Howard Ashman, Alan Menken


Reeling; Barry Kornhauser
Dancing at Lughnasa; Brian Friel
Seussical: The Musical; Lynn Ahrens and Stephan Flaherty


As You Like It; William Shakespeare
A Doll's House; Henrik Ibsen
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown; John Gordon, Clark Gesner
Cabaret; Joe Masteroff; Kander and Ebb


Stop the World, I Want to Get Off; Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
A Long Christmas Dinner; Thornton Wilder
Something's Afoot; James McDonald, David Vos, Robert Gerlach, Ed Linderman
The Student Directed One Acts; Tennessee Williams


Pride and Prejudice; Adapted by Jon Jory
Everyman; Unknown
The Drowsy Chaperone; Bob Martin and Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison


Nunsense; Dan Goggin
A Winter's Tale; William Shakespeare
She Loves Me; Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick
Exit the King; Eugene Ionesco