Coconut Grove Playhouse presents "Fully Committed," a funny and entertaining exposition of bad behavior when desperate diners try to get into one of New York's red-hot, fully booked restaurants. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their obsession to obtain a reservation and fabulous table at the restaurant. Through May 9. Tickets are $25 and $30. Details: (305) 442-4000, (305) 446-3857 or www.cgplayhouse.org.
JOLSON AND CO.
A dramatic and musical chronicle of the life of Al Jolson, one of the most famous and successful performers in the history of popular culture. Runs in the Mainstage Theater through Sunday. $35-$45. Details: (305) 442-4000.
A chance encounter on a park bench between a blind writer and a banker unfolds into a fascinating tale of love, passion, betrayal, fate and the probability of parallel worlds. Mario Diament's new play is loosely inspired by the persona of the great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges and is constructed like one of Borges' labryinthes that entangles and links the writer and the banker. 8 p.m. Friday through April 4. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. New Theatre, Burstein Family Stage, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. Tickets $30-$40; student tickets are $7. Details: (305) 443-5909.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this musical parable as presented by the Miami Children's Theater. This play takes the audience on a journey with Joseph, a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, in which he explores his spirit and humanity by facing the challenges and betrayals inflicted upon him by his own brothers. Alper JCC, Russell Theater, 11155 SW 112th Ave. 7 p.m. March 11 and 18; 8 p.m. March 13 and 20; 2 and 6 p.m. March 14; 2 p.m. March 21. Details: (305) 233-2206 or www.miamichildrenstheater.com.
HALPERN & JOHNSON
Hal Linden and Brian Murray star in the American premiere of Lionel Goldstein's warm and witty play. The story is a revealing and surprising exploration of the unusual relationship between two very different men who meet by chance and discover they have much more in common than they could have ever imagined. Runs through April 4. Tickets are $35-45. Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Highway, Miami. Details: (305) 442-4000 or www.cgplayhouse.org.