SFGN Nites for the Week of April 30 - May 6, 2014

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Katie Postotnik, Steven Grant Douglas and Robby Haltiwanger star in the stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film, “Ghost The Musical,” currently playing at the Broward Center.  Credit: Joan Marcus

Katie Postotnik, Steven Grant Douglas and Robby Haltiwanger star in the stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film, “Ghost The Musical,” currently playing at the Broward Center. Credit: Joan Marcus

Thursday, 5/1

Theater

The supernatural power of love is explored in “Ghost The Musical,” the new Broadway production adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, being presented at Broward Center for a limited two week run through May 11. Presented by Broadway Across America, the show employs special effects never before seen in an on-stage musical, including illusions that continually leave audiences astonished and questioning if what they just saw was real. Tickets are $34.50 – $74.50. For tickets and show times, go to BrowardCenter.org. 

Friday, 5/2

Theater

Enjoy the Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” though Sunday at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The crowd-pleasing show is inspired by the electrifying true story of a famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night of music. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Broadway hit right here in South Florida. For tickets and show times, go to Kravis.org.

Saturday, 5/3

Art

Tedds ART WORKS Gallery, 2422 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors, will feature the “ASK, TELL!” project by local artist Ed Stevens. The show is series of multimedia assemblies that depicts soldiers marching in the colors of the gay flag, celebrating the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”and recognizing the role of gay service members and veterans in our nation’s armed forces. The opening reception takes place tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. and Stevens will be on hand to discuss his work. For more information, go to EdStevensArt.com.

Sunday, 5/4

Festival

In celebration of Miami Theatre Center’s world premiere of “Everybody Drinks the Same Water,” the company is hosting Cordoba Miami – a Medieval Street Fair today from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in front of the theater, 9806 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami Shores. The fair will include musicians and performers, vendors and food trucks and is open to the public. The play, set in 13th century Cordoba, Spain, is a provocative murder mystery that runs through June 1. Tickets are $35 for all performances. For more information, go to MTCMiami.org.

Monday, 5/5

Music

The Blue Door String Quartet opens the South Florida Symphony’s summer music series with “Murder in the Chamber” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Leiser Opera Center, 221 SW 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The inventive program includes “Echoes” by Bernard Hermann, the composer of many Alfred Hitchcock movie themes; Janacek’s String Quartet No. 1, based on Leo Tolstoy’s “The Kreutzer Sonata”; and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in e minor, “From My Life.” Tickets are $30 and include a pre-concert reception at 7 p.m. For tickets, go to SouthFloridaSymphony.org.

Tuesday, 5/6

Film

Head down to the Gateway Theater, 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, for a special screening of “Chef,” Jon Favreau’s comedy about a Miami-born chef (Favreau) who tries and fails to open a restaurant in Los Angeles. He returns to Miami to fix up a food truck he names “El Jefe Cubanos” and patches things up with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara). You’ll recognize a lot of the locations in this fun film. The movie also stars Robert Downey, Jr., Dustin Hoffman and Amy Sedaris. For show times, go to TheGatewayTheatre.com.


Greg Kabel

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