Brian's Datebook: May 30, 2012

Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, and Key West

Broward County

*South Florida JAZZ presents The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus -- pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer David King -- have broken down the walls of jazz convention and created an uncompromising body of work. The Bad Plus will be at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center on June 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. The Bad Plus is both thrilling and provocative, which makes it one of the most acclaimed bands on the jazz scene. Visit southfloridajazz.org

*Dance Dimensions 2012 Spring Performance

Dance Dimensions end of the year spring performance. Featuring talented students from the ages of 3 on up sharing their love of dance with the community. Performance will be held June 2-3 at the Broward Center. Show times may vary. 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

*Boy

Inspired by the Oscar nominated Two Cars, One Night, Boy is the hilarious and heart-felt coming of age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson. Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. The Wall Street Journal says Boy is, “Super-exuberant and super affecting…a comedy with a serious core.” Catch this amazing play at the Mos’Art Theatre on Wednesday, May 30 at 3 p.m. Visit Mosarttheatre.com

*KeyHole

If you like action and adrenaline Keyhole is for you. Keyhole has it all: from gangsters to police to a great love between a husband and wife. Keyhole will be at Mos Art Theatre on May 31. Visit Mosarttheatre.com

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 Third Baila Flamenco Festival "Vacations in Spain"

Dance Studio Baila Flamenco, part of Hispanic Flamenco Ballet presents the 3rd Baila Flamenco Student Dance Festival. "Vacations in Spain" will be at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Sunday, June 3. This festival features over 60 performers, ranging in ages from 3 and up, gathering together to celebrate the culmination of their 2011-2012 season. The Festival features ballet, classical Español, folklore and Flamenco dance styles. Visit BrowardCenter.org

*Summer Shorts

Summer Shorts is one fast and furiously fun program of the nation's hottest "short" plays! Strung together in a whirlwind of bite-size nuggets, these mini-plays will one minute have you laughing hysterically and the next shocked beyond belief. Hang on for the ride of your life in this wonderful evening of theater that promises something for absolutely everyone! This amazing play will be at the Carnival Studio Theater

in the Ziff Ballet Opera House on June 1. For more information 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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