Brian's Theatre Datebook: May 16, 2012

Broward, Dade, Palm Beach, and Key West

Broward County

*Benny Goodman and Beyond

Come to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on May 18 at 8 p.m. for an evening with the outstanding clarinetist and saxophone player whose a charismatic entertainer, delighting audiences for over 30 years with his warmth, wit and musicianship. Visit BrowardCenter.org

*John Fugelsang’s GUILT: A LOVE STORY

Back at the Parker Playhouse on May 19 after the hit Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour, actor & comedian John Fugelsang, in a tragicomic monologue nominated for the Drama League's "Distinguished Performance" Award, takes audiences on a hilariously twisted & painfully true journey THE NEW YORKER calls "A knock-em dead story." Visit BrowardCenter.org

*Under the Streetlamp

Take four leading cast members from the Tony Award-winner Jersey Boys and a playlist of favorite songs from The Drifters, The Four Seasons, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Motown and more and you have Under the Streetlamp. America's hottest new vocal group will be at the Parker Playhouse on May 20 at 7 p.m. Visit BrowardCenter.org

Palm Beach County

*Les Misérables- The New 25th Anniversary Production

Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Miserables starts May 16 at Kravis. Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.  The magnificent score includes “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,”  “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “One Day More.” Visit Kravis.org

*HOZTAGE

This is an inspirational live stage play called Hoztage. The play is full of suspense, action and laughter. It will leave theatergoers with a powerful message.  Note that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13! This action packed play will be at the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Visit Kravis.org

*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

Miami-Dade

*Death and Harry Houdini

Death and Harry Houdini will be showing at the Carnival Studio Theater through May 20. Bold, visually stunning, and highly entertaining, Death and Harry Houdini delivers a roller coaster ride through the life of the great Harry Houdini, brought to the stage by the great Chicago company that presented last season's acclaimed The Sparrow.  House Company Member and award-winning magician Dennis Watkins will perform Houdini's most renowned and dangerous escape—the dreaded Water Torture Cell—in this dark and tumultuous story guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. 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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