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707 NE Eighth St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 | Fort Lauderdale | 954-761-5374
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    With an all-star cast, Broadway's smash hit comedy Vanities, written by Jack Heifner and directed by John J. Castonia, will leave you bellowing until your stomach hurts. Revered as a...
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    Drawing upon Russian influence, the Parker Playhouse is ending the holiday season with another classic ballet performance and a beloved fairy tale of rags to riches, Cinderella. The audience...
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Business Description

The Parker Playhouse curtain rose for the first time on February 6, 1967. One of Fort Lauderdale’s first venues, the neo-classical Playhouse, was built by Dr. Louis Parker and is managed now by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This 1,167-seat fully equipped theater plays an important role in the community by serving as a vibrant part of the area. Parker Playhouse helps fuel economic development while also bringing the community together with performances, activities and educational programming.

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