The Tony Award winning musical, “Avenue Q” is sort of like “Sesame Street” for grown-ups, full of life lessons from foul-mouthed furry puppets. Entr’Acte Theatrix is the latest regional company to present this hilarious show and they’ve got the puppets to prove it. Join in the adults only fun tonight through June 29 at the Delray Center for the Arts, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 at EntracteTheatrix.org.
Musical theater fans rejoice because director Clint Eastwood’s eagerly anticipated adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” opens tonight on screens across the country. We all know and love the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, but “Jersey Boys” reveals the dark beginnings for the legendary boy band that arguably transformed popular music in the 1960s. You won’t see it on screen, but there is also a gay backstory to one of the band’s most popular songs, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Check local listings for theaters and show times.
There’s only one place to be today and that’s celebrating Pride along Wilton Drive. Yes, today is the Stonewall Street Festival, that day when tens of thousands of LGBT residents and visitors converge on Wilton Manors for an afternoon of entertainers, exhibits and fun in the gayborhood. Later, cool off in one of the many bars and bistros or peruse the boutiques after the parade. Whatever your taste, there’s plenty to do today in Wilton Manors. And, don’t forget to ponder our heritage at the new Stonewall National Museum and Archives Gallery, 2157-2159 Wilton Drive.
Free-spirited Zorba the Greek imparts his irrepressible philosophy of life to Nikos, a guarded young American, as they navigate love, romance, and heartbreak in “Zorba!,”the joyous 1968 musical being presented in concert at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St. in West Palm Beach. Caryl Fantel is the musical director for the performance featuring William Parry, Nick Duckart, Laura Turnbull and Jim Ballard. Enjoy the music of Kander and Ebb, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through June 29. Tickets are $40 at PalmBeachDramaworks.org.
Mondays are no longer dark in professional theaters across South Florida. Every Monday through Aug. 25,the South Florida Theatre League presents Summer Theatre Fest, free readings of new plays by local playwrights at member companies. Tonight, experience two new works: Julie Gilbert’s “Juxtaposition,” at Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach, and “Outside” by Juan C. Sanchez, Ann Gillespie, Ozzie Rodriguez, Nick Mwaluko and Vanessa Garcia at The Krane at Books & Books in Miami. For more information and a complete list of Theatre Fest play readings, go to SouthFloridaTheatre.com.
Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave., hosts “Speaking in Cinema,” a conversation with “Dance of Reality” star Brontis Jodorwosky, “Village Voice” film critic Michael Atkinson and hosted by “Miami Herald” film critic Rene Rodriguez at 7 p.m. The event will be followed by an after-party at the Sagamore Hotel. “Dance of Reality” is the first film in 23 years from acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky and was filmed in the town on the edge of the desert where he grew up. Tickets $8 - 11 at MiamiBeachFilmSociety.org.