Area Stage Company

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5:00 PM Performance

$15.00 / Assigned Seating

Theater Location

1560 S. Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts

Performing at Area Stage Company (Dec 7 - Dec 16)

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes


Young Janis Matthews just wanted to get out of her house for the summer. Little did she know she'd be sent on a journey that would decide the fate of her little Rocky Mountain town. Set in 1968 Colorado, this folk-rock musical is one young girl's rollicking journey through an increasingly divided America. With an exciting new score inspired by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, and other classic artists of the time, The Ballad of Janis Matthews is an exciting adventure for all ages that examines the cultural revolution of the 60s, and its consequences on our families and children.

Upcoming Performances

Note: Discount tickets may not be available for all dates.

  • Dec 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

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      Area Stage Company

      “Area is and was one of the first really adventurous avant-garde theater companies. It offered a tailored-made theater concept and attitude that helped galvanized a real interest in theater.” The Miami Herald

      “standards of acting, direction and design that have eclipsed those at many larger theatres.” The Miami Herald

      “the attention to detail, the striving for perfection.” The Miami Herald

      Area Stage is doing something special here. These kids that I met and performed for me are a testament to that. If you want to check out a different, daring play starring young dedicated actors who are eons away from your typical local high school drama productions, and possibly even veteran stage troupes, you should check (it) out ..." New Times


      To create world-class theatrical productions that help tear down barriers and bridge cultural gaps; to emphasize our similarities and to encourage an appreciation of our differences. ASC will be a microcosm of Miami’s new cultural diversity, presenting productions in English and  Spanish, in addition to a line-up of dance, music, poetry, and art.


      Founded in 1989 on Lincoln Road in South Beach, the Area Stage Company has been a pioneering and vibrant award-winning theater company, presenting over seventy productions that include original works such as Passage by Loretta Greco, Sleepwalkers by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas, Arrivals and Departures, and Lenin’s Omelet by Rogelio Martinez; Southeastern premieres of Rum & Coke, written and performed by Carmen Pelaez, the English language production of La Chunga by Mario Vargas Llosa, and Agua Ardiente written and performed by John Michael Garces; co-productions of El Arte de Quejarse (Kvetch) by Steven Berkoff with Venevision International at the Riviera and also with Teatro Centro de Arte, Ecuador, S. A.

      John Rodaz, Artistic Director

      Maria Banda-Rodaz, Executive Director

      Area Stage Company is a 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Organization

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