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The magic of Disney’s musical classic, “Beauty and the Beast,” enchants the stage of the Broward Center through Saturday, June 19. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?

 

Thursday, 6/16 - Theater

“Be Our Guest” as the stage production of Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated classic, “Beauty and the Beast” comes to the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale through Saturday, June 19. The story has thrilled more than 35 million people worldwide since its Broadway premiere in 1993. This production stars Miami’s own Ryan Phillips and Danny Burgos. Tickets start at $35 at BrowardCenter.org.

 

Friday, 6/17 - Opera

Opera Fusion presents the new opera, “Not In My Town,” tonight at 8 p.m. at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Composed by Michael Ross, the drama tells the tragic story of gay Wyoming college student Mathew Shepard, who was brutally beaten and left tied to a fence in 1998. Gordon Roberts conducts. Tickets are $38 and $100, including VIP reception, at OperaFusion.org.

 

Saturday, 6/18 - Theater

If you’re not inclined to face the crowds at the Stonewall Street Festival in Wilton Manors, perhaps you might enjoy “Hot Pants,” a night of theatrical shorts by women tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Empty Closet Theater presents this collection of 10 minute plays written by local women playwrights at Compass GLCC, 201 N. Dixie Hwy. in Lake Worth. Tickets are $15 at EmptyClosetWomensTheater.com.

 

Sunday, 6/19 - Dance

Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the world class (and hot) Russian ballroom brothers on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” will heat up the stage of the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach tonight at 8 p.m. “Maks and Val Live on Tour: Our Way” is the creative and passionate story of their lives that they’ve dreamed of performing since they were boys first learning to dance. Tickets start at $25 at Kravis.org.

 

Monday, 6/20 - Television

If you’ve already binge-watched the new season of “Orange is the New Black” on Netflix, here’s a documentary to check out. Tonight at 9 p.m., HBO premieres “Suited,” a fascinating profile of the staff and clientele at “Bindle & Keep,” a New York tailor shop that, instead of catering to rich Wall Street clients, serves the unique clothing needs of the transgender community. Check local listings.

 

Tuesday, 6/21 - Comedy

Celebrate gay pride with Sheba Mason, who brings her variety show, “The Sheba Mason Comedy Show: Gay Pride Edition,” to Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr. in Fort Lauderdale, tonight at 8 p.m. Sheba, the daughter of famed entertainer Jackie Mason, will be joined by the popular South Florida cabaret diva Jennifer McClain, lesbian comedian Bear Clarke Webb and more. Tickets are $25 at ShebaMason.com.