Brian's Theatre Datebook December 21, 2011

Broward County

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

From Dec 27-Jan 1 come to the Broward Center for Performing Arts for Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Created and directed by local resident Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is an original new musical extravaganza filled with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. Ornaments come to life as costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season and showcase pageantry, ingenuity and artistry. Visit Browardcenter.org

The Motherf**ker With The Hat

From Jan7-25 come to the Gable Stage at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables and see The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Was there ever any doubt that GableStage would be the first to stage last season’s Broadway drama about a former drug-dealing addict trying to kick his habit despite the “help” of friends and a troubled sponsor? Visit Gablestage.org

*Willie Nelson & Family

On Tuesday Feb. 7 come see American country music icon Willie Nelson at The Broward Center at 8 p.m. For over 30 years, this "outlaw" singer-songwriter has recorded more than 200 albums and achieved both cult status and mainstream acclaimed. In his career, he blazed a trail through the music business. Visit BrowardCenter.org

*The Four Tops & The Temptations

When it comes to Motown legends, it doesn't get any bigger or any better than multi-platinum selling artists The Four Tops & The Temptations! On Feb. 1 enjoy this awesome concert at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Hitting the stage with their high energy pop and funk from the 70's and 80's, these musical greats perform classic Motown hits from their repertoire. Visit BrowardCenter.org

*Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Internationally-acclaimed for the highest standards of music across a diverse range of musical genres, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is the UK's most prodigious of orchestras. See this unforgettable performance at the Broward Center at 7 p.m. on Jan 3. Visit BrowardCenter.org

Palm Beach

Happy Birthday Elvis Tribute Show

On Jan. 7 come to the Crest Theatre and enjoy a memorable night of fun and entertainment! Special appearance by R.J. Franzese with the sounds of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and more. Be thrilled as Scott, R.J. and the band perform the greatest songs of all time! Visit Oldschool.org/performances.asp

The Two and Only

Jan. 13-15. This 2007 Tony Award Winner for Best Theatrical Event stars Jay Johnson (best known for the TV show Soap), and a wild cast of puppet characters in one of today's funniest and most original theatrical experiences. It’s an adult look at life, growing up, having a dream and everything in between. Visit Oldschool.org/performances.asp

*The Nutcracker

The Moscow Classical Ballet will be performing The Nutcracker at The Kravis Center on Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. Enjoy its colorful fairy tale set to journeys through enchanted kingdoms and forests, Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale of friendship and love never fails to bring family and friends together to enjoy the magic and merriment of this beloved holiday treasure. Visit Kravis.org

*Matisyahu

On Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. come to The Kravis center for An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu. Few artists make an impact as complete as the one Matisyahu made with his Top 40 hit “King Without A Crown.” Visit Kravis.org

*Salute to Vienna

Welcome the New Year with Salute to Vienna at The Kravis Center on Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. a genuine recreation of Vienna’s world famous “Neuhahrskonzert”, now a Kravis Center tradition. Visit Kravis.org

Miami

The Santaland Diaries

From Dec 8-23 come to the Zoetic Stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts for Santaland Diaries. A blisteringly funny evocation of Christmas Hell. One man’s hysterical and often insightful look at the humilities, frustrations and joys of working as an elf at Macy’s Santaland. This holiday classic is satirist David Sedaris at his biting best. Visit zoeticstage.com

*Million Dollar Quartet

If you’re into Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash come to the Adrienne Arsht Center on Dec. 27-Jan 1. A fictionalized account of an actual jam session in 1956 at Sun Records studio with Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash performing their greatest hits. Visit arshtcenter.org

Macbeth and the Monster

Come to the Mad Cat Theatre in Miami on Dec28-Jan 9 for a family-friendly modern re-imagining of the Shakesperean tale intended to be entertaining for all ages. Written by Los Angeles playwright Angela Berliner and directed by Paul Tei. Visit madcattheatre.org

*B.B King

On Jan. 4 The Adrienne Arsht Center  will have B.B King the blues king. B.B. King will be singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. For more information visit Arshtcenter.org

Wally Cardona: Tool Is Loot

On Jan 21 come to the Colony Theatre watch this play where each choreographer solicited weeklong encounters with non-dance experts, treating their artistic positions to the constant reassessment, opinions and desires of an "outsider", creating a new work with each expert. 8:30 p.m. Visit Tigertail.org

Key West

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

In a quiet cafe a cell phone rings. And rings. The stranger at the next table has had enough. She confronts the owner of the cell phone, but, well...he's dead. She begins to answer his calls and suddenly finds herself enmeshed in his life and family. Unfortunately, the dead guy has quite a number of shady loose ends. This plays opening night is Feb 2 at The Waterfront Playhouse at 8pm. Visit Waterfrontplayhouse.org

*Key West Pops Orchestra presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Dec. 29-30 in Key West Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's production stars Marc Crow as the boy who makes his fame and fortune with his gift for interpreting dreams. The concert features an all-Key West cast with the orchestra conducted by Pops maestro, Vincent Zito. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval Street. Call 305-296-6059 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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