Brian's Theatre Datebook: June 27, 2012

Theatre events from Broward and Dade counties.

Broward County

Ft Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus’ “Comedy Tonight"

The Original Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus presents "Comedy Tonight" Concert will Friday & Saturday June 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. This Is an R rated show directed by the Chorus' original founder Dr. Gary Keating featuring music and skits from top Broadway productions such as The Producers, Sordid Lives, Avenue Q, Altar Boy and others Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art Auditorium.  Cash cocktail bar available. Tickets $25 & $40.  Theftlgmc.org or call 954 832-0060

Palm Beach County

Xanadu

This hilarious musical adventure includes the hit songs “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and of course “Xanadu.” This tale of endless fun will keep you in stitches, while the legendary chart-topping tunes will lift you out of your seat. You’ll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever. Through July 1 at the Slow Burn Theatre in West Boca. Visit Slowburntheatre.org

Jesus Christ Superstar

The dynamic rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is a musical interpretation of the final days of Jesus Christ that is not so much a story about religion as it is about the emergence of a charismatic rebel who surfaces among an oppressed people to pacifistically challenge the moral state of existing affairs. At the former Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, July 5 to 15. Tickets are $25, $15 for groups and children under 12, and $10 for student at the door on day of show. Visit EntrActeTheatrix.org

Hairspray

Hairspray sweeps you away to 1960’s Baltimore where the 50’s are out and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program. Overnight she finds herself transformed from an outsider to teen celebrity. July 5 to July 29. Tickets are $23 to $35. Visit LakeWorthPlayhouse.org

Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

This 1979 Tony award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler will awe you with its stunning music, dazzling images, and wickedly intriguing script. July 26-29 at FAU’s Studio One Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets $20.  Visit www.fausweeney.com or phone 800-564-9539

The Exorcist

The most chilling test of faith comes to life on stage at the Gil Cates Theater from July 3- August 12. The Exorcist transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful. For more Information visit Geffenplayhouse.com/index.php

Proof

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama Proof will be at the Palm Beach Dramaworks located at 201 Clematis Street. This play is about a daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Visit Palmbeachdramaworks.org/index.php

The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks is the world’s longest running musical and is about captivating love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall, the narrator, El Gallo, creates a world of moonlight and magic, then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to each other. The score, which includes "Try to Remember," is as timeless as the story itself! Visit Palmbeachdramaworks.org/index.php

Male Revue

Check out who will be at MARA on June 27.  Show starts promptly at 9 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m. $10 cover to party all night.  Open to the first 200 people and then the doors are shut to keep the crowd to a minimum so the dancers can pay individual attention to each attendee. Four hot hunks, one low cover and 200 screaming fans. Open to women and men. Visit Maraglobaldimensions.com

Stonewall Ball

The doors always open at 8:30 p.m. on June 30 and the ball features several live entertainment acts, a silent auction and dancing as we gather in a celebration of history.  Palm Beach casual, cocktail and costumed attire, in black and white, is encouraged. Regular admission is $25, or $15 with Compass memberships. Visit Compassglcc.com

Miami-Dade

The Donkey Show

In the spirit of Studio 54, that epic shrine to disco, the celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show now takes Miami by storm as the city's dreamiest pop-up club! Disco is back and better than ever with this play. The Donkey Show will be at the Ziff Ballet Opera House on July 13 to Aug. 12. It's the ultimate night fever - a crazy fun house of disco mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, enchanted by an ever-so-light sprinkling of Shakespearean magic. Visit Arshtcenter.org

Broadway in Miami 2012-13

This season Ziff Ballet Opera House on Oct. 9 to May 12 will hold the Broadway In Miami spectacle.  Experience the return of the world's greatest musical spectacle - Les Misérables - in its lavish new 25th anniversary production, along with the Miami premieres of Broadway's biggest fun-filled hits - including the high-stepping Mary Poppins, the outlandishly colorful Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the awesomely cool Rock of Ages, and - the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical - Memphis, a triumph of explosive dancing and powerhouse songs. Visit  Arshtcenter.org


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