Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?
Get us to Christmastown! The South Florida Symphony, under the direction of Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso, provides the soundtrack to Tim Burton’s creepy holiday classic, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Broward Center. Danny Elfman’s award-winning score will come alive right below the movie screen in the center’s Au-Rene Theater. Tickets start at $35 at BrowardCenter.org.
Stop, drop and snap! Slow Burn Theatre Co. presents the regionally premiere of the Broward hit musical, “Legally Blonde,” through Dec. 30 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Join Elle Woods—and Bruiser Woods, too—at Harvard Law School as she plots to win her boyfriend back in this fun stage adaptation featuring music by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Tickets start at $47 at BrowardCenter.org.
Miami City Ballet transports audiences to a dazzling winter wonderland in the new production of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker,” opening this weekend at the Arsht Center in Miami. Step into the magical world of toy soldiers, magical characters and the enchanting “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy,” set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky and performed by a live orchestra. Tickets at MiamiCityBallet.org.
Ring in the holidays with the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida tonight at 7 p.m. at the Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. The 150 singers will be joined by Broadway and television star Matthew Morrison (“Glee,” “Finding Neverland”) for a wonderful evening of Christmas favorites conducted by artistic director Harold Dioquino. Tickets start at $40 at GMCSF.org.
A Flaming Good Time
Internationally acclaimed ventriloquist Jerry Halliday introduces Twinky Boy, “the world’s gayest puppet with a hand stuck up it,” tonight at 9 p.m. at The Pub Wilton Manors, 2293 Wilton Dr. Twinky is outrageous, outlandish and out of the closet, with no strings attached and no holds barred. Get fire extinguishers ready for this incendiary human torch who will burn down the house. More info at ThePubWM.com. Credit: Jerry Halliday.
Need an escape from the holiday madness? Head down to Georgie’s Alibi/Monkey Bar in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors and escape with the Aussie humor of Florida’s Own Dame Edna. Michael Walters offers the Dame’s signature humor and sings your favorite Broadway show tunes in this long-running cabaret show. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Don’t forget 2-4-1 drink specials until 9 p.m. More information at Alibi.lgbt.
South Florida theater queens: It’s the night you’ve been eagerly anticipating for years! The Broadway hip-hop sensation “Hamilton” finally arrives at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. If you didn’t snag seats, there are still 40 tickets available to every performance for $10 each. Get the official “Hamilton” app or visit HamiltonMusical.com/Lottery at 11 a.m. each day to enter the digital lottery. Good luck!
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