Mirror Jan. 2017: 10 Hot Tickets

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1. Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

April 12 – 15

Kravis Center, West Palm Beach

No topic is taboo in this romantic comedy, set in a university auditorium at a meet-the-authors event. Shy and studious moderator Robyn welcomes guest author Dan Anderson. With the help of a hunky stage assistant, he aims to turn the presentation into an interactive seminar. What could happen? Kravis.org.

 

2.  Something Rotten

Broadway in Fort Lauderdale

March 21 – April 2

Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

Welcome to the Renaissance! When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting, all at the same time, two brothers desperate for a hit play set out to write the world’s very first musical. BrowardCenter.org.

 

3.  Miss Richfield 1981

Feb. 25

Sunshine Cathedral, Fort Lauderdale

It’s been a long time since she strolled the runway in that fateful beauty contest, but Miss Richfield 1981 still wows pageant judges and audiences alike. The outrageous entertainer returns to South Florida as part of the first Outlandish comedy festival at the Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale. Don’t miss her new act, “Look Who’s Wearing the Pants Now!” OutlandishFL.com.

 

4. Cabaret on the Coast

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida

Feb. 17

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura

Tony Award nominee and Emmy-winning artist Liz Hampton Callaway joins the chorus for an entertaining program of standards and contemporary classics, performed at one of the new venues featured in this year’s Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida season. GayMensChorusOfSouthFlorida.org.

 

5. Program III – Polyphonia

Miami City Ballet

Feb. 10 – March 12

Arsht Center, Broward Center, Kravis Center

Don’t miss the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Fairy’s Kiss,” based on a Hans Christian Anderson tale and set to music by Stravinsky. Also, works by Balanchine and Wheeldon. MiamiCityBallet.org.

 

6. Roslyn Kind

Feb. 11

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura

Straight from New York’s 54 Below, Barbra Streisand’s little sister and her band take the stage at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center to sing pop and novelty songs, showtunes, jazz classics and vintage “Rozzie” tunes. in concert. AventuraCenter.org.

 

7. Shooting Porn

Ronnie Larsen Presents

Feb. 9 – March 12

Empire Stage, Fort Lauderdale

Not to be confused with Ronnie Larsen’s Off Broadway hit, “Making Porn,” this new play, receiving its Florida premiere, goes behind the scenes at a porn shoot for some “good, dirty fun.” RonnieLarsen.com.

 

8. Youth Pride Band

South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble

Feb. 19

Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

The Youth Pride Band, a project of the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble to promote understanding and fight bullying with music, features talented local high school musicians. This inspiring concert always sells out, so purchase your tickets early. PrideWindEnsemble.org.

 

9. Ariana Grande

April 14

American Airlines Arena, Miami

Singer Ariana Grande brings her “Dangerous Woman” tour to Miami’s American Airlines Arena and tickets are going fast. Just check out her famous SNL skit online for a quick sample of the outrageous musical talent this young artist wields. Ticketmaster.com.

 

10. The First Step – Diary of a Sex Addict

Island City Stage

Jan. 12 – Feb. 12

Island City Stage, Wilton Manors

Originally conceived as a short play for Shorts Gone Wild, Island City Stage’s associate artistic director, Michael Leeds, has written a full-length comedy receiving its regional premiere at the LGBT-centric theater. The first step is admitting you have a problem. IslandCityStage.org