With sets inspired by the work of acclaimed graffiti artist RETNA, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, the grandest of grand operas, strikes a brilliant balance between spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy. Composed at the request of the King of Egypt for the opening of the Suez Canal in 1871, the opera tells the tragic tale of a love triangle in which an enslaved Ethiopian princess' love for the military leader Radames is doomed when hers chosen to be the future groom of the Pharaoh's daughter. This stunning production, sung in Italian with English supertitles, takes the stage of Ft. Lauderdale's Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
After 12 years together, Jean and Day, the lesbian couple at the center of the new drama Son, are about to get married. But on the morning of the big day, their 15-year-old son, Perry, is arrested and charged with date rape. This shocking accusation shakes the family to the core, testing their love and trust. Island City Stage, Broward County's award-winning professional theater, brings this world premiere play by James L. Bellers to the stage of The Abyss Theatre in Wilton Manors.
This musical brought together three significant talents. Neil Simon America's premier funny man, Tony Award-winning composer of A Chorus Line, Marvin Hamlish and Oscar winner Carole Bayer Sager collaborated on this hit musical. This funny romantic musical about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist will have you cheering them on from their first meeting to hearing their hit song played for the first time on the radio...and of course there's a happy ending.
Widely regarded as the most significant play of the 20th century, Waiting for Godot is something every theater lover should see at least once. What playwright Samuel Beckett built with this work was a monument -- not of stones, but of words -- to the mysteries of existence, and his towering achievement moves and unsettles audiences like no other play. On a lonely road beneath a barren tree, two vagabonds wait for a man named Mr. Godot. As the evening unfolds, a desperate, humorous and unchanging universe is revealed, delighting and challenging all those who experience it at the Sol Theatre in Boca Raton.