The Area Stage Company presents the musical "Spring Awakening." The musical explores the journey from adolescence and self-discovery to adulthood among a group of late 19th century German students, in a celebration of youth and rebellion. 8 p.m. Additional performances through June 3. Area Stage Company and Theatre Conservatory, 1560 S Dixie Highway, Coral Gables. $10-$15 children under 12 and students. $20-$25 others. Details: (305) 666-2078 or www.areastagecompany.com.
The Adrienne Arsht Center presents City Theatre's 17th annual "Summer Shorts Festival." Under the new direction of John Manzelli, the event features 15 performances of 10 original short comical plays. Times vary. June 1-17. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Carnival Studio Theater, Miami. $35. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.