The M Ensemble Company presents "Mahalia", a gospel musical by Tom Stolz. Charlette Brown-Seward portrays the life of famous gospel singer and civil rights activitist, Mahalia Jackson. The play runs through July 23. Various times at 12320 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami. Details: (305) 895-8955 or www.themensemble.com "NO DOGS ALLOWED'
Actors' Playhouse Musical Theatre presents "No Dogs Allowed," based on the book by Sonia Manzano, better-known as Maria on Sesame Street. Through July 29. Various times at 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org