Brian's Theatre Datebook: August 22, 2012

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Theatre events in the tri-county area.

Broward County

Fusion of Flamenco and Kathak

Clarita Filgueiras -- Artistic Director, Choreographer and Dancer has been designated "The Keeper of Flamenco" in recognition of her commitment to presenting authentic, traditional Flamenco; creating new works; and developing young artists. Broward Center. Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-50 dollars. Visit

Electile Dysfunction: Kinsey Sicks for President

Decked out in patriotic red, white, and blue costumes and signature big hair, join The Kinsey Sicks on the campaign trail in their quest to become the first Dragapella Beauty shop Quartet to serve as President of the United States and Leader of the Free World. This hilarious play will be at the Broward Center on Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. and tickets are only $35. Visit

Palm Beach County

IL Volo

Coming off their acclaimed PBS TV special, Il Volo Takes Flight - Live From the Detroit Opera House, this trio of teenage tenors from Italy have become an international sensation. These three amazing singers will be at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall at the Kravis Center on Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50. Visit

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

One of the best-known and most popular progressive rock bands of all time, Jethro Tull released the groundbreaking album Thick As A Brick in 1972. Four decades later, Jethro Tull flautist and composer Ian Anderson is revisiting the musical genre, imagining the various characters young Gerald might have become in his journey to adulthood. This concert will be Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall at the Kravis Center. Visit

Jake Shimabukuro

Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, this ukulele sensation’s concerts – featuring an array of genres including jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock – are a high-energy, jaw-dropping musical treat not to be missed. Jake Shimabukuro will be at the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall at the Kravis Center on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15. Visit


Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benetar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, and Whitesnakeand. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on! Oct. 9-14 at the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Visit

Idle Warship: Talib Kweli & Res

Talib Kweli’s buzzworthy duo act Idle Warship, with singer/songwriter RES, will make its anticipated Florida debut at the Center's Knight Concert Hall on Oct. 19. In 2009, the famed rapper joined longtime collaborator RES to form Idle Warship. The hip-hop/electro group released their first official album, Habits of the Heart, in November 2011. Visit


For his Arsht Center debut on Oct. 26, Lenine will perform hits from his highly-acclaimed career, including award-winning favorites “Ninguém Faz Idéia” and "Martelo Bigorna," as well as new songs from his tenth album, Chão (Ground in English), produced by Bruno Giorgi, JR.Tostoi and LENINE himself. Chão consists of ten songs marked by intriguing, unconventional sounds like a canary's chirp, a kettle’s whistle, a child's heartbeat, waterfalls and a hypnotic digital ping-pong noise courtesy of a Facebook chat. Visit

Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project

From Aug. 4 to Nov. 4, the Arsht Center is convening community organizations, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, in a county-wide calendar of performances, activities, education programs and public forums. This program will be a three-month, county-wide human rights collaboration that will focus attention on the work that is being done in Miami-Dade County toward the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate. Visit

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


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