New Theatre presents comedy "Educating Rita" by Willy Russell. A free spirited hairdresser Rita enrolls at the local university and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor's life upside down. The performance originally premiered in London in 1980 and this updated version of the play is currently enjoying a British revival tour. 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. 1 p.m. Sundays. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 & 28. Performances through Oct. 28. Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Miami. $15 student rush at the door. $35 others Thursday and Sunday evenings. $40 others. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org. BROADWAY MUSICAL
"Godspell" features a score by Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of "Wicked." Popular hits from this musical theater performance include "Day by Day," "Learn Your Lesson's Well and Turn Back," and "O Man." 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat. 2 p.m. Sundays. Additional performances through Nov. 4. Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $15 student rush tickets. $42 weeknights and matinees. $50 Friday and Saturday evenings. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.