Theater Datebook for February 27, 2013

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Theater happenings in South Florida...

Broward County

The Rover

Aphra Behn’s seventeenth century sex comedy is adapted and directed by Nicole Stodard. The Rover is playing through March 3 at the Thinking Cap Theatre. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and military service members, and $20 for students who are 25 and under with valid I.D. Visit Thinkingcaptheatre.com

*150 Voices Strong!

Tuesday March 19 at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday March 24 at 2 p.m., the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida are collaborating with Symphony of the Americas to perform classical works at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $50 to $75, depending on the seat. Visit BrowardCenter.org

*The Five Beethovens

Presented over three days, on Sunday Apr. 14 at 2 p.m., Monday Apr. 15 at 8:15 p.m and Tuesday Apr. 16 at 8:15 p.m., acclaimed pianist Conrad Tao will perform all five Beethoven concertos. The first three concertos will be played the first two nights, and the last two will be played on Tuesday. Tickets range from $50 to $75. Visit Symphonyoftheamericas.org

*Clint Holmes

Wednesday Feb. 27 and Thursday Feb. 28 at 8 p.m., Vegas singer Clint Holmes is performing classic hits from James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John, and Paul Simon at the FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium. Tickets range from $29 to $69. Visit FAUevents.com

Looped

Stephanie Powers stars in the national tour of Matthew Lombardo’s madcap comedy Looped from Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, March 3. Ticket prices are $28, $46.50 and $66.50. Visit ParkerPlayhouse.com

*Fred Hersch Trio

Saturday March 9 at 8 p.m., South Florida Jazz presents the Fred Hersch Trio at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40. Visit SouthFloridaJazz.org

Tony Bennett

Bennett returns to South Florida with a concert in the Au-Rene Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. His hits include the Grammy-winning “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” as well as “I Wanna Be Around,” and “The Good Life”. Tickets are $51, $76, $101, $126 and $151, with Club Level seats available for $161. Visit BrowardCenter.org

Laffing Matterz

Laffing Matterz continues at the Broward Center Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and selected Sundays this season at 4:30 p.m. Taking on the latest scandal, social media, current events and everything in-between, Laffing Matterz combines dinner theater with topical satire. Admission is $59 and $65 and includes the show, dinner with house salad and warm sourdough bread. Visit BrowardCenter.org

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

On March 23 and 24, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. both days, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosts the family friendly “Get the Sillies Out” tour of the TV show turned live performance. Tickets range from $26 to 46. Visit BrowardCenter.org

Palm Beach County

Waist Watchers — The Musical!

Through Sunday May 12, the Plaza Theatre presents a comedy with parody lyrics to popular tunes that has been selling out across the country for six years now. Set mostly in a women’s fitness center, the musical directed by Andy Rogow is starring Shelley Keelor and Missy McArdle. Call 561-588-1820 or visit ThePlazaTheatre.net
The Last Romance

March 22 to April 7, the Tony award-winning author Joe DiPietro’s new comedy is being performed at the Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th, Delray Beach. Tickets are $30. Call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4 or visit DelrayBeachPlayHouse.com
Silvia

A.R. Gurney’s comedy about life is being performed from May 17 to June 2 at the Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th, Delray Beach. Tickets are $30.Call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4 or visit DelrayBeachPlayHouse.com

Miami-Dade

*British Invasion

Friday March 1 at 8 p.m. in the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, the Nowhere Band is performing a tribute to the Beatles. ZStoneZ is performing a tribute to the Rolling Stones, and George Trullinger is making a special guest appearance as Ed Sullivan. Tickets range from $36.50 to $41.50, and $1 lap tickets are available for 12 month olds and younger. Visit AventuraCenter.org

A Chorus Line

Sunday March 17 at 3 p.m., the winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the traveling production of the musical “A Chorus Line,” is stopping at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Tickets range from $45 to $65. Call 786-573-5300 or visit smdac.org.

Eddie Palmieri

Saturday March 9 at 8 p.m. the so-called “Sun of Latin Music” and nine time Grammy Award winner is performing at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Tickets range from $15 to $35. Call 786-573-5300 or visit smdac.org.

Gemini

Saturday March 2 at 8 p.m., comedian, ventriloquist, and magician Gemini is performing at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets range from $34.50 to $36.50. Visit AventuraCenter.org

Chipollino

Sunday March 3 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., the ballet “Chipollino,” based on Gianni Rodari’s tale about vegetables, is being presented in two acts. Tickets are $25 for adults, $1 lap tickets are available for 12 month olds and younger. Visit ArtsBalletTheatre.org

Hal Linden

The City of Aventura presents a performance by Tony Award-winner Hal Linden on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. Linden presents an entertaining combination of songs, ranging from classic pop to jazz standards, Broadway and feature film tunes, standards from the American and theatrical musings highlighting memorable moments from his life and career. Tickets are $36.50 and $41.50. Visit AventuraCenter.org

The PreNup

On Saturday March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Miramar Cultural Center, this romantic comedy will follow what happens when two people, married for more than five years with no kids and too much money, decide to divorce. Tickets range from $23 to $28. Visit MiramarCulturalCenter.org

Tribute to Pavarotti

On Monday March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Miramar Cultural Center, the center’s Opera series will continue with an orchestra, chorus, and international soloists paying tribute to opera’s Luciano Pavarotti. Tickets range from $40 to $45. Visit MiramarCulturalCenter.org.

Broadway in Miami 2012-13

Ziff Ballet Opera House will hold the Broadway In Miami spectacle through May 12. Experience the return of Les Misérables - in its lavish new 25th anniversary production, along with the Miami premieres of Broadway's biggest fun-filled hits - including the high-stepping Mary Poppins, the outlandishly colorful Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Rock of Ages -- a 2010 Tony Award winner. Visit  ArshtCenter.org


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