SFGN Nites for the Week of December 24 - 30, 2014

Shen Yun Performing Arts, appearing at the Broward Center, Dec. 26 – 28, is a theatrical celebration of Chinese dance, music and culture. Credit: Shen Yun Performing Arts

Thursday, 12/25

Film

The disastrous North Korean hack of Sony Pictures’ servers may have stalled the release of “The Interview” in theaters today, but we all know you were planning to see “Into the Woods” anyway. In the meantime, the James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim all-star musical adaptation about the confluence of our most cherished fairy tales has been greatly anticipated and, so far, not disappointed the critics. We hear “Star Trek” hunk Chris Pine is the real breakout—he’s not only gorgeous, he can sing, too. Check local listings for theaters and show times.

Friday, 12/26

Theater

Get your holiday horror fix at Infinite Abyss’s new Wilton Manors theater, 2304 N. Dixie Highway, where they’re performing “The Krampus,” a live, immersive production that promises to scare the jingle bells right off of you! In Germanic folklore, the Krampus is Santa’s satanic sidekick—a demon beast with horns, hair and fangs who lashes naughty children with his long tongue and hauls the really bad ones down to the Underworld. This is one list NOT to be on! Tonight and Saturday, Dec. 27 at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 at Infinite-Abyss.org.

Saturday, 12/27

Dance

Shen Yun Performing Arts, the first company to present classical Chinese dance and music on a global scale, returns to the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, Friday, Dec. 26 – Sunday, Dec. 28. In a collection of breathtaking vignettes, audiences journey with the talented cast and musicians from ancient legends to contemporary tales of courage, from the highest heavens to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. Shen Yun is traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be experienced, with an unparalleled blend of energy, grace and originality. Tickets are $65-155 at BrowardCenter.org.

Sunday, 12/28

Theater

A funny and captivating new musical revue, “Stars of David,” based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, celebrates the lives of your favorite Jewish stars and public figures. Humorous and human songs shed light on Gloria Steinem, Aaron Sorkin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Norman Lear, Joan Rivers and many others, with original music by Broadway's finest composers and lyricists. Catch this world premiere production at the Broward Center’s Amaturo Theater through Jan. 4. The show will move to West Palm Beach’s Kravis Center, Feb. 17 – March 15. Tickets are $45 at BrowardCenter.org.

Monday, 12/29

Dance

Join Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies, and an epic battle between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice when Miami City Ballet presents “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.” This beloved holiday tradition travels to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Saturday, Dec. 27 – Tuesday, Dec. 30. Relive the magic of this timeless Christmas classic set to the music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in this lavish production staged by artistic director Lourdes Lopez. Tickets start at $25 at MiamiCityBallet.org.

Tuesday, 12/30

Holiday

Black Gay Pride South Florida presents the annual Kwanzaa celebration and leadership award ceremony tonight at 7 p.m. at the Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors. The public is invited to join in the traditional week-long holiday celebration of African-American family, community and culture that begins on Dec. 26 and concludes on Jan. 1. The event will also honor Broward County school board member Rev. Dr. Rosalind Osgood and Christopher Bates for their leadership in the local community. For more information, go to PrideCenterFlorida.org or call 954-463-9005 ext. 205.


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