Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale

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Theater · Concert / Show
The Parker Playhouse is a 1,191-seat theatre in southern Florida.

The Playhouse was established by Dr. Louis Parker. The curtain rose for the first time on February 6, 1967 as E.G. Marshall and Dennis O'Keefe starred in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. Parker teamed with Broadway impresario Zev Buffman, who was also producing shows in Miami at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, to offer productions featuring many of the top theater artists of the day. Parker Playhouse has produced continuously for nearly 40 years with community arts organizations joining Broadway headliners in shows that made South Florida theater history.

Today, (2006) the Parker Playhouse is controlled by the Performing Arts Center Authority ("PACA") – the governing body that oversees the Broward Center for the Performing Arts which manages the theater and provides the programming on its stage.

Although much has changed since it first opened its doors, Parker Playhouse is poised to once again take center stage and play an important role in the community.
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  • Nice venue with plenty of legroom. Free parking or valet for ten bucks. I agree with Tom. It was very loud. We sat in row z, the last row so our ears were saved. I booked two more shows.  more »
  • It was a great concert in a wonderful venue. Lyle Lovett ,as well as the members of his band,are so talented. It was a very entertaining show, not to be missed!!  more »
  • Parker Playhouse is a great theater...every seat is a great one. I saw a group called "We 3". Knocked my socks off! The lead singer has a very wide range...a magnificent voice. Interacted with audience ...very warm and grateful to us. Only one recomenation... Visually needed to have graphics behind a big screen video slide show, perhaps about them or depicting their music or inspiration. I bought their CD and enjoy listening to it as I am driving
  • Cozy, intimate venue with good views from most seats. There were some minor issues such as the backstage area being fairly brightly lit and somewhat distracting. Acoustics were good. Parking lot was in the grass so keep this in mind if in heels.

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