SFGN Nites for the Week of January 29-February 4, 2014

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“Once,” the 2012 Tony winning Best Musical, comes to the Arsht Center, Feb. 4 – 9. The story of a Dublin street musician features a cast that performs their own instruments on stage. Credit: Joan Marcus

Thursday, 1/30

Cabaret

"R" returns to the Andrews Living Arts stage, 23 NW 5th St. in Fort Lauderdale, by popular demand. "R" is an unpredictable burlesque, driven by an ensemble of engaging female vocalists performing a wide range of musical genres en route to a glimmering finale. Musical numbers will take you from Old Berlin cabaret and Off Broadway to Hollywood, Las Vegas and even, perhaps, Amsterdam's Red Light District. Stick around for “X,” an American view of sex as told through music and dance. Tickets are $24.99 for each show at AndrewsLivingArts.org.

Friday, 1/31

Music

The South Florida Symphony, under the direction of Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso, performs its second program of the season, “Doublespeak and Hidden Meanings,” including works by Liszt and Shostakovich and featuring pianist Christopher Taylor performing Prokofiev’s fiery Piano Concerto No. 3. Enjoy the music tonight, Friday Jan. 31, at the Broward Center; Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center; and Monday, Feb. 3 at the Delray Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $35 at SouthFloridaSymphony.org.

Saturday, 2/1

Comedy

For a decade, “Seinfeld,” was an anchor of NBC’s “Must See Thursdays.” It’s hard to believe the sitcom has been off the air for 15 years, but South Florida fans will get an opportunity to experience the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld live tonight at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Resort in Hollywood. He’ll bring his unique brand of observational humor to South Florida for two shows only, Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $79 at HardRockLiveHollywoodFl.com.

Sunday, 2/2

Theater

Zoetic Stage offers its first musical production, “Assassins,” through Feb. 23 at the Carnival Studio Theater in Miami’s Arsht Center. With a stylish score from Stephen Sondheim and a provocative book, “Assassins” brings to the stage a musical gallery of some of history’s most notorious players—the men and women who have attempted to kill American presidents, including John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, Lee Harvey Oswald and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. Both serious and satirical, the show explores the motivations behind their actions. For tickets and show times, go to ArshtCenter.org.

Monday, 2/3

Music

The Palm Beach Symphony presents “Tubes & Pipes” tonight at 8 p.m. at the historic Bethesda-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church, 141 S. County Rd. The program will feature the brass and percussion of the symphony, along with organist Harold Pysher on the church’s grand organ. The program will include a world premiere fanfare by Nico Muhly, one of the country’s leading young composers. Muhly, who is openly gay, has collaborated with Björk and Usher and composed the score to the 2008 film, “The Reader,” starring Kate Winslett. Tickets are $50 at PalmBeachSymphony.org.

Tuesday, 2/4

Theater

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2012, “Once,” comes to Miami through Feb. 9 as part of the Broadway Across America season. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, “Once” tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. Tickets start at $26. For show times, go to ArshtCenter.org.


Greg Kabel

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