From the brilliantly creative mind behind Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical. Named Time magazine's No. 1 show of the year, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical has a powerhouse team behind it, including Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) and Tony-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. See it at the Broward Center Au-Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale.
In one of the most famous movie musical scenes of all time, Gene Kelly partnered with an umbrella and tap danced through puddles in Singin' in the Rain. Now all the unforgettable songs and dances -- including the show-stopping title number -- have been lovingly adapted for a cast of youth actors ages 12 and up. Presented at the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton, the show is set in the days just after the success of the first talkies, when studio execs find themselves scrambling to salvage the career of Lina Lamont, a silent picture star with an iron-clad contract ... and a voice like a screech monkey. They decide to hire an aspiring actress to overdub Lina's voice -- but when the leading man falls in love with the voice-over girl, and the audience clamors for Lina to sing live, there's plenty of hilarious trouble afoot!
The high-octane musical Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. is a high-spirited romp that'll have you dancing the Charleston in the aisles. Set in New York City in 1922, the show tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who's just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full of intrigue and jazz -- a time when women were entering the workforce for the first time and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. With such memorable songs as "Forget About the Boy," "Gimme Gimme" and "Not for the Life of Me," it's a funny, romantic story about following one's dreams and falling in love. This production from the Barclay Performing Arts Summer Academy features a talented cast of youths on the stage of the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton.