SFGN Nites for the Week of February 25 - March 3, 2015

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Cheyenne Jackson and Gena Rowlands star in a touching story of unexpected friendship in “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,” opening this weekend at local theaters. Credit: Dada Films

Thursday, 2/26

Theater

Slow Burn Theatre Co. opens its second show of the season in the Broward Center’s Abdo New River Room, with the charming musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” tonight through April 19. No matter how you spell it, this Tony winner is H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. Arrive early and enjoy tasty a la carte small plates and cocktails. This is the perfect show to take the company seeking to escape the winter up north with a visit to South Florida. Tickets are $45 at BrowardCenter.org.

Friday, 2/27

Film

It’s date night, so take your special someone to see “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” at the Classic Gateway in Fort Lauderdale, Cinema Paradiso – Hollywood and Living Room theaters in Delray and Lake Worth. Hollywood legend Gena Rowlands stars as a crusty Florida retiree who unexpectedly develops a surprising relationship with her dance partner, a younger gay man portrayed by Cheyenne Jackson, in a heartwarming tale of friendship. Check local listings for show times.

Saturday, 2/28

Comedy

Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among the “Entertainment Weekly” Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand up bites and we still love her performances on “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” Sykes brings her jokes to South Florida for one performance, Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center, 174 E. Flagler St. in Miami. Tickets are $39.50 - $95 at OlympiaTheater.org.

Sunday, 3/1

Concert

Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m., Broadway legend Tommy Tune takes the stage at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Performing in Libby Dodson’s popular Live at Lynn theater series, the multiple Tony Award winner will entertain in his signature style and get audiences tapping their toes and humming along to popular show tunes from the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $45 - $65 at Event.Lynn.edu.

Monday, 3/2

Concert

The U.S. Navy Band’s Sea Chanters will have you standing and saluting with a concert of traditional works for mixed chorus, as well as patriotic numbers, tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. The Sea Chanters, the official chorus of the Navy, will also be performing in Hollywood on March 1 at the Arts Park Amphitheater. Both performances are free and open to the public. Call 954-344-5999 or go to CoralSpringsCenterForTheArts.org for tickets.

Tuesday, 3/3

Cabaret

A musical legend, Mary Wilson, returns to the Royal Room cabaret at the Colony Hotel, 155 Hamman Ave. in Palm Beach. With an unprecedented 12 number-one hits, including “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love” and “Stop, In The Name Of Love,” The Supremes set the precedent for success. But, Wilson is a star in her own right and a vibrant performer on the stage. There is a $90 - $110 cover charge, plus food and beverage minimum. For reservations, go to TheColonyHotel.com.