School of Communication & Media

PBA Theatre: 2018-2019 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 Luck of Roaring Camp

Based on short story by Bret Harte
Book and Lyrics by Thomas Lubben
Music by Michael and Joshua Lubben

PBA Theatre is proud to announce the world premiere of The Luck of Roaring Camp. A newly revised, folk-style musical adapted by The Lubben Brothers from Bret Harte’s short story with music and lyrics written by The Lubben Brothers. Follow along with the forty-niners as they are left to raise a baby on their own and experience the transformation of not only the camp; but the lives of all who come into contact with Thomas Luck. A beautifully-written musical filled with touching moments, humor, pain, and redemption.

DATES: Oct. 4-6 & Oct. 11-12, 2018 @ 7:30pm; Oct. 6 & Oct. 13, 2018 @ 2:00pm

*Recommended for ages 12 and up; Musical Drama


Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Kyle Schnack

The bard’s finest comedy is a paean to the restorative power of love. After a shipwreck, twins Sebastian and Viola become stranded — and separated — in Illyria. To survive, Viola disguises herself as a boy (Cesario), so she can work for nobleman Orsino, whom she secretly loves. Her new identity piques the interest of the Lady Olivia, who is being courted by Orsino. When Viola’s long-lost brother shows up and is mistaken by Olivia as Cesario, the tale of mistaken identity ensues.

DATES: Nov. 15-17, 2018 @ 7:30pm; Nov. 17, 2017 @ 2:00pm

*Recommended for ages 12 and up; Shakespearean Comedy


Go Dog. Go!

Story by P.D. Eastman
Adapted by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory
Music by Michael Koerner

Follow the adventures of Red Dog, Blue Dog, Yellow Dog, Green Dog, and friends in a frolicking dog party inspired by P.D. Eastman’s book. Through the magic of music, comedy, and physical feats, Go, Dog. Go! is a highly imaginative play that manages to sneak in important life lessons; reminding both children and adults the joys and challenges of life and friendship through the eyes of these fun-loving canines.

DATES: Feb. 13 & 15-16, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m; Feb 16 @ 2:00 p.m.

*Recommended for entire family ages 4 and up; Musical Comedy


Little Women

Book by Allan Knee
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Music by Jason Howland

Celebrate the strength and bond of family in Louisa May Alcott’s heart-warming story of the March sisters. This musical adventure, filled with drama, romance, and humor introduces us to Jo and her sisters as they experience growing up during the American Civil War. With joyful melodies, Little Women captures the spirit of hope and reminds us that “sometimes when you dream, your dreams come true.”

DATES: Apr. 11-13, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.; Apr. 13-14, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m

*Recommended for ages 12 and up; Musical Drama


In our effort to provide students with a full house, all seats and tickets not claimed 5 minutes prior to show time will be released to others. Latecomers may or may not be seated. Thank you for understanding.   

Past PBA Theatre Shows

Includes playwright(s) and composer(s)

2017-2018

The 39 Steps; Patrick Barlow
Student-Directed One Acts
The Scarlet Letter; Stuart Vaughan
The Boy Friend; Sandy Wilson

2016-2017

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

2015-2016

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

2014-2015

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

2013-2014

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

2012-2013

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

2011-2012

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

2010-2011

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

2009-2010

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