Brian's Theatre Datebook: April 4, 2012

Brian's Theatre Datebook

Broward County

*Leslie Jordan & Varla Jean Merman

An evening of comic disproportions! Leslie Jordan returns to the Parker Playhouse with his all-new, laugh-filled show. Whether you know and love him from his appearances in Will & Grace or Sordid Lives, you can be guaranteed an evening of heartfelt reminisces and hilarious stories based on his life and career on April 7 at 8 p.m. Visit BrowardCenter.org

*South Pacific

Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. At the Broward Center on April 10 to 22. Visit BrowardCenter.org

*Into the Woods

Into the Woods will be at Slow Burn Theatre from April 13 to 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Journey into the dark side of happily ever after. Visit a twisted fairy tale land deep in the world of Sondheim’s popular musical – complete with dead giants, less-than-charming princes and one particularly ambivalent witch. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Visit Slowburntheatre.org

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus Presents: "Comedy Tonight"

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus will present their 2nd concert of their 26th season April 27 & 28, at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $25. Visit TheFortLauderdaleGayMensChorus.org

Palm Beach County

Harvey

Palm Beach State College will present Harvey from April 12 through 14 at 8 p.m. at Stage West, located at the college’s Lake Worth campus. Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey. His sister, Veta, finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing and decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter Myrtle Mae from embarrassment. Tickets are $12 and $5 for students with ID. Call 561-868-3309, or visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/897225

Lucia Di Lammermoor

Unable to be with the man she loves and forced to marry someone she detests, Lucia slowly becomes unhinged and is driven to murder.  Culminating in opera’s most famous mad scene, this psychological thriller is not to be missed at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. Visit Kravis.org

*Patti LuPone-The Gypsy in My Soul

The two-time Tony Award winner will sing songs that have been associated with her Broadway career (from such shows as Gypsy, Anything Goes and Oliver!) as well as some of her personal pop favorites at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall on April 4 at 8 p.m. Visit Kravis.org

*FestOval of Dance

O Dance will thrill audiences April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse. Presenting an exceptional roster of international guest artists and professional dancers. Abounding with passionate imaginative dance, this performance is not-to-be-missed.  Odance.org

Miami-Dade

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, screens films and videos in locations throughout Miami-Dade County. The 14th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will run Friday April 27 until Sunday May 6. Visit MLFF.com

Key West

The Look of Love: Carmen Sings Burt Bacharach

Carmen Rodriguez, Key West's own conch diva (along with guest stars Bobby Nesbitt and Danny Weathers) will deliver music from the legendary composer/lyricist, Burt Bacharach. Saturday, April 21 at the San Carlos Institute. Visit Waterfrontplayhouse.org

Red Barn Theatre presents: 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 presents: 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.

*A Night in Rio

Limited tickets. International music legend Sergio Mendes brings his sizzling samba sound with jazz roots, filling the Knight Concert Hall with his signature mix of bossa nova and percussion accents along with the distinctive pop instrumentation that have defined Brazilian music around the world. Catch this amazing concert April 13 at 8 p.m. at the Knight Concert Hall. Visit Arshtcenter.org


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