Arts Column

Be Our Guest

The hit Broward musical, Beauty and the Beast, rolls into Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts this week for a limited engagement. True love conquers all as the inquisitive Belle finds herself stranded in an enchanted castle inhabited by animated cups, saucers, candlesticks and furniture….and a tortured young prince who has been transformed into a ghastly beast. You’ll hum along to the Grammy winning title song, along with other favorites like “Be Our Guest” and “Bonjour.”

Performances Tuesdays through Sundays until Sunday, Nov. 27. Tickets start at $25.25 and are available at the Broward Center Box Office or BrowardCenter.org.

MGLFF Hosts Monthly Screening

The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (MGLFF) continues its monthly film series, HBO Glow, on Tuesday, Nov. 22 with a double feature of The Grove and Mom and Dad, I Have Something to Tell You.

The Grove, a film about the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, depicts how the community of survivors who built the restful memorial respond to plans by younger activists to construct a new monument that will be of more “significance.”  The film made its South Florida premiere during the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival this fall.

Mom and Dad, I Have Something to Tell You is a documentary about the journeys many parents are forced to take when they children finally come out as gay or lesbian. While most previous films on the subject have taken the perspective of the person coming out, for the first time, this film takes a look at the emotions of parents. Filmmaker and Israeli television star Assi Azar will also be present to discuss the film.

The screenings will be held at the Miami Beach Cinemateque, 1130 Washington Ave., first floor. Tickets are $6.25 - $16.25 and include a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. The films will be shown at 8 p.m. followed by discussion. For tickets or more information, go to MGLFF.com or call 877-484-8499.

Legend of the Gridiron

If you’re tired of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Mosaic Theatre in Plantation offers a theatrical portrait of a true sports legend, Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Starring Ray Abruzzo (The Sopranos), Eric Simonson’s Lombardi is not to be missed, whether you’re a sports fan or not. Through Dec. 4 at American Heritage School. Tickets are $34 to $39.50 at MosaicTheatre.com.


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