Brian's Theatre Datebook: May 23, 2012

Theatre Datebook

Broaward, Dade, Palm Beach, and Key West

Broward County

*The Soul Seekers

The Los Angeles California Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award Winners, The Soul Seekers will be at the Parker Playhouse on May 27 at 8 p.m. Visit BrowardCenter.org

*ACES presents Talent Showcase 2012

Aventura City of Excellence School proudly presents "ACES Talent Showcase 2012" at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on May 23 & 24 show times may vary. Let the students from Aventura City of Excellence School dazzle you as they sing, dance, and play instruments. Visit BrowardCenter.org

*Kathy Griffin Returns

Popular comedienne Kathy Griffin is back for more applause at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 2 at 8 p.m. Two-time Emmy winner, NY Times bestselling author, Grammy nominee, 2009's GLAAD Vanguard recipient and 2011 Trevor Project Life Award honoree Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with a rapid fire wit. She has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders. Visit SeminolehHardRockHollywood.com

Palm Beach County

Lift Up Your Voice

Lift Up Your Voice is an original musical theatre showcase featuring Santaluces High School musical theatre students and will be at Persson Hall Cabaret on May 27 at 7 p.m. Inspired by the themes of Les Misérables, Santaluces students explore poverty and oppression through literature and theater.  See them sing, dance, cry and even laugh as they explore oppression and what it means to students of today.  Join us, as they lift their voices! Visit Kravis.org

*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

Miami-Dade

*The Dranoff Foundation presents Piano Slam: Volume 4

This concert is a free Urban Classical Concert Featuring Miami's Young Poets, and will be at the Knight Concert Hall on May 24. Back for the fourth year, the Dranoff Foundation presents Piano Slam, a classical/hip hop mash-up featuring the classical and jazz music of Gershwin, Bach, and Miami's own Brian Murphy, performed by award-winning piano duo Van Veen, also featuring the beats of DJ Brimstone 127, the steps of the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet and debut works by Miami’s hot young poets. Visit Arshtcenter.org

*Ayikodans

A little over a year ago, the Adrienne Arsht Center's President and CEO John Richard, alongside The Miami Herald's World Editor, John Yearwood, made a trip to visit disaster-strewn Haiti. On his journey to understand how the Arsht Center could make a meaningful contribution to Haiti's recovery, John was introduced to the country's premier dance ensemble, Ayikodans, a company that was then on the brink of closing their business for good.  With the help of passionate Miami community leaders, the Center was able to help save Ayikodans - and has commissioned a new piece that will see its world premiere on May 25 & 26 at the Carnival Studio Theater. Visit ArshtCenter.org

The Lion King

Experience the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle at the Ziff Ballet Opera House through June 10. Times vary. Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pride Lands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life." Let your imagination run wild at the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Newsweek calls "a landmark event in entertainment."  Visit Arshtcenter.org

Key West

Red Barn: Match

This Broadway hit stars like the hysterical Tom Luna as Tobi Powell, an eccentric and endearing dancer, choreographer and teacher. A married couple arrives at Powell's apartment to interview him about his life, but it is soon evident that their agenda is as multi-layered as Tobi's life story. Call 305-296-9911 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key West Pops: Kiss Me Kate

The annual musical-in-concert features Cole Porter's production starring Susan Powell and Richard White. This classic from the Golden Age of Broadway musicals is pure entertainment gold with hits songs and great dance sequences. The guest artist roster is to reflect the Pops' usual practice of bringing together out-of-town artists and Key West favorites. Starts at 7:30 p.m. and is at the Tennessee Williams Theatre. Call 305-296-6059 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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