Ashes, ashes, they all fell down ... When the Black Death struck the town of Louisville Kentucky, over 5,000 residents were at the mercy of tuberculosis. Under care at The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the building still stands to this day as one of the most haunted spaces in America. Join magician Jon Ferrentino at the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton when he conducts a theatrical seance, calling the spirits of the deceased victims that still creep throughout the halls of the hospital. A perfect pre-Halloween festivity, you'll also get to see artifacts and hear more tearful tales about this historic place.
ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will bring a new sound to Broadway and get audiences on their feet.
The New York Times called The Good Girl "a clever examination of sex, longing, memory, gender roles and violence." Written by Emilie Collyer, it's a sci-fi dramedy about a dystopian future where sex between ordinary humans has been banned, so sexbots are called upon to bring humans physical satisfaction. After the title character, a robot, suddenly learns how to cry and becomes more humanlike, a young couple try to exploit this brave new world without being prepared for the consequences. See The Good Girl in Fort Lauderdale when it comes to Andrews Living Arts.
Marion Grodin has shared the stage with huge acts like Robin Williams, Lewis Black and Roseanne Barr. Now, the stand-up comic extraordinaire Marion Grodin is coming to Boca Black Box in Boca Raton to star in a new production of one of the most popular and moving plays about feminism, The Vagina Monologues. Based on interviews conducted with women from all over the world, the play is a hilarious and deeply poignant collection of stories that gives voice to a chorus of common experiences and feelings once considered taboo. A thoughtful look at the female experience, with an unblinking look at topics such as sex, love, rape, birth, and the vagina as an expression of female individuality, the play manages to be entertaining without being trite, political without being offensive.
Called "the single man's single man" by the New York Post, Peter Fogel presents the autobiographical tale of a comedian trying to find his soulmate in his multimedia one-man show 'Til Death Do Us Part... You First! Mixing his signature wit with poignant dispatches from the front lines of the quest for love, Fogel spins a heartwarming yarn that plays like a combination of A Christmas Carol and Rob Becker's hilarious Defending the Caveman. Catch 'Til Death Do Us Part when it comes to the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton.
A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook to climb the corporate ladder. With songs by Frank Loesser, this comic gem won both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize. Now, the musical comedy makes its way to the Susan B. Katz Theater in Pembroke Pines. The exhilarating score includes "I Believe in You," "Brotherhood of Man" and "The Company Way."
Originally directed by thriller mastermind Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps takes you on an adventure to clear an innocent man's name from espionage. A theatrical adaptation of John Buchan's 1915 novel, everyman Richard Hannay gets trapped in a world of danger when he joins the battle against the 39 Steps, a spy organization who's after British military secrets. The tables turn on Hannay once accused of murdering a counter-espionage agent, and he must flee to Scotland to clear his name and dismantle the spy ring. Find out who really dunit at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale.
Hal Holbrook has been expertly portraying Mark Twain on stage for more than six decades, and he miraculously manages to delivers an original performance every time -- drawing from over 16 hours of material. Holbrook edits each show to fit the times, giving voice to the great writer's timeless observations. But you can always count on an extended excerpt from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, as well as Twain's celebrated humor when Holbrook brings the writer to vivid life. Be there when Oscar nominee and Tony winner Hal Holbrook delivers his renowned one-man show on the stage of Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse.
Celebrate the holidays with TV's most beloved sit-com couple, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy. This hilarious show includes all your favorite Christmas songs from the '40s and '50s as well as yuletide-themed comedy skits and audience participation. Lucy will perform her rendition of The Nutcracker and even disguises herself as Santa Claus later in the show. Ricky joins her in a dancing duet performance of "Baby It's Cold Outside," and you and your fellow audience members will be invited to join in singing the most animated version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" you've ever experienced. They might have risen to fame back in the days of black and white TV, but Lucy and Ricky are two of the most colorful characters in the history of entertainment. Kick off your holiday season with laughs and merriment at this Boca Black Box show.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON Chicago is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century."
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this production of Peter and the Starcatcher at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew.
FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway's biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart" (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).
The most famous holiday ballet has its roots in Russia, premiering there in 1892 with a majestic score by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Petipa, the father of Russian dance. It's fitting, then, that the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is one of the most acclaimed versions ever to grace the stage. Almost 40 renowned, award-winning principal Russian dancers and corps de ballet will take the stage to dance the timeless story of young Masha (Clara), who receives the gift of a nutcracker one Christmas and dreams that night of a grand adventure with her Nutcracker Prince. With breathtaking leaps, hundreds of hand-sewn costumes, a magical Snow Forest complete with falling snow, a giant Christmas tree and a cannon that shoots roses, children and adults alike will be swept up in the spirit of the season. Enjoy the ultimate holiday tradition at The Fillmore Miami Beach.
Big Brother is watching you in Fort Lauderdale. 1984, George Orwell's vision of a future ruled by government surveillance and thought control, has been chilling readers for over 60 years. Today, this depiction of perpetual war, propaganda and technology is more relevant than ever. Now, you can experience Orwell's work anew, with this adaptation from Michael Gene Sullivan. In the play, the omniscient Big Brother holds citizens under constant surveillance. Meanwhile, protagonist Winston Smith attempts to resist the Party, an oppressive force that utilizes psychological manipulation and physical discipline to brainwash society. This stage version imbues the classic novel with new vitality at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
A Night With Janis Joplin is a blues-rock theatrical event that captures the legendary singer's life and legacy with all of the live intensity of an actual Joplin concert. Powered by show-stopping hits like "Cry Baby," "Piece of My Heart," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Summertime" and "Mercedes Benz," as well as a song Joplin never formally recorded, the show brings Joplin's story to the stage while also saluting some of her famous musical influences, including Bessie Smith, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. Catch this soulful, no-holds-barred tribute to one of rock music's greatest performers at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.
This 2016 Broadway musical skillfully mixes a spoof of classic catastrophe films with an awesome jukebox soundtrack to truly capture the delicious cheesiness of '70s pop culture. Disaster! finds a diverse group of New Yorkers attending the opening of a floating casino and disco -- only to face one massive calamity after another. From every Airport movie ever to epic adventures like The Poseidon Adventure, Swarm and Earthquake, you'll recognize all the stock characters and set pieces, accompanied by hits like "Muskrat Love," "I Am Woman," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Knock on Wood," and of course, "I Will Survive." A New York Times Critics' Pick, this hilarious hit from Broadway's Seth Rudetsky lands safely at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.
Based upon Alice Walker's acclaimed novel of the same name, THE COLOR PURPLE is the epic tale of 40-years in the life of a family in rural Georgia. At its center is fourteen-year-old Celie. When Celie is forced by her abusive father to marry a cruel farmer, called "Mister," she is separated from all that she loves. Ultimately, Celie conquers the odds to find her voice and her strength, coming into her own. THE COLOR PURPLE celebrates the healing power of love and the importance of a zest for life.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don't expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional," "One Moment in Time," "Saving All My Love," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and one of the biggest selling songs of all time-"I Will Always Love You."
When Dark Victory premiered on Broadway in 1934, legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead played the lead role of hard-partying socialite Judith Traherne, whose hedonistic life takes a turn when she's diagnosed with a brain tumor that will eventually rob her of her eyesight and her life. In the 1939 film adaptation, it was Hollywood icon Bette Davis who stepped into Judith's shoes, picking up an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of a young woman struggling to come to terms with her mortality while falling in love with the doctor treating her. Now, this tragic, moving and widely celebrated play is coming to the stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she's been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma's incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie's got some of her own tricks up her sleeve...
Adapted from suspense mastermind Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 film with Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, Suspicion is yet another thrilling work of art that follows one couple's descent into money and madness. When affluent wallflower Lina falls for the charming yet dangerous playboy Johnnie, the smitten lovers wed despite her father's incessant warnings against him. However, Johnnie falls into some financial trouble during the marriage, and his "business partner" suddenly dies under suspicious circumstances. Will Lina be next? Find out if love triumphs over fortune in this theatrical adaptation at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.