Brian's Theatre Datebook for January 18, 2012

Broward County

The Motherf**ker With The Hat

From Jan. 7 to Jan. 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

Soul Doctor, The Shlomo Carlebach Musical

The Soul Dr. is at the Parker Play House Jan. 11-29. The show is about the journey of a Rockstar-Rabbi. Larry King raved "The crowd roars with laughter and song all night long, the most exuberant new musical, destined to become a hit on Broadway for many years to come!" Browardcenter.org/souldoctor_parker

Jersey Boys

The Jersey Boys are back at the Broward Center on Jan. 11-29. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. 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

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

Palm Beach

*Urinetown

Urinetown? What kind of musical is that? Well, it's just one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, that's all! And don't let the title fool you - it's rated PG!! In a time when evil corporations control the world's toilets, a revolutionary hero emerges to save mankind from their wicked grip. Starts Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. Visit www.slowburntheatre.com

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

This Pulitzer Prize winning play depicts a mentally unbalanced woman's far reaching effects on the lives of her two daughters, and a young girl's struggle to keep her focus and dreams alive. Showings will start Jan. 6-29. Visit Palmbeachdramaworks.org/season.php

*Crest Broadway Cabaret Series presents MARC KUDISCH

Come to Crest Theater on Jan 23 at 8 pm to see One of Broadway’s most versatile actors, Marc Kudisch has been nominated three times for a Tony Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie with Sutton Foster, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and last season for the evil Franklin Hart in the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5. Visit Oldschool.org.

*Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play

On Feb 2 at 8 p.m. come enjoy this distinguished jazz musician at the Crest Theater. Triple Play is his acoustic blues/jazz/folk trio, with vocals that includes guitarist Joel Brown and harmonica virtuoso Peter Madcat Ruth.  Chris and Madcat have been playing together since their rock'n roll days together in the band. Call 561-243-7922

*Brigadoon

The Tony Award winning classic musical featuring Lerner & Lowe’s sweeping romantic score about a mysterious village that rises out of the mist every 100 years for one day.  Exquisite costumes and scenery, great dance and memorable tunes such as “Almost Like Being in Love” and “The Heather on the Hill,” bring the Scottish Highlands to life. On Feb 3-5 come to the Crest Theatre at 8 p.m. for this tony award winning play. Visit Oldschool.org.

*South Florida Symphony Orchestra

The 55-piece orchestra, under the music direction of Sebrina Maria Alfonso, will perform Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, featuring pianist Jeffrey Chappell; and Ellen Taafe Zwilich: Symphony No. 5. Come see this 55 piece orchestra set on Mar 11 at 2pm. Visit Oldshool.org

Miami

NE 2nd Avenue

From Jan. 19 to 21 at the Arsht Center of Miami! The emotional, often humorous one-man play depicts the lives of a Puerto Rican small time drug dealer, a deprived African-American young lady, a Haitian jitney driver, a Cuban-Jewish grandfather, Rasta Man, African American adolescent trying to find his footing in life, a Cuban rafter and a gay man, who each take the audience on a journey through the streets of Miami. Visit ArshtCenter.org

An Evening in Vienna

On Jan. 21 come to the Arsht Center in Miami for MISO’s much anticipated Concert Series returns with a splendid selection of the lively and, at the same time, nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the Johann Strauss family and its contemporaries. Be part of a tradition born in the Musikverein in Vienna, which has expanded throughout the world and available in Miami thanks to MISO. Visit ArshtCenter.org

Alexander, Who’s Not Going to Move!

In this hilarious sequel to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Alexander has bad news- his dad has taken a job in a new city a thousand miles away, which means that he & his family are going to have to move away from all his friends and the things he loves. Come to the Actors PlayHouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Visit Actorsplayhouse.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

Florida Grand Opera Presents Rigoletto

Verdi’s Rigoletto, one of the world’s best loved operas will be at the Adrienne Arsth Center on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.This is the story of a court jester who enables the Duke’s philandering and mocks the husbands and fathers of the victims. When he finds his own daughter to be the Duke’s newest victim, he tries to repay evil with evil, a plan that goes awry. Visit Arshtcenter.org

Pilobolus

On Friday March 2 at 8 p.m. come to The Adrienne Arsht Center for Pilobolus. Celebrating 40 years of defying gravity, this incomparable dance company has delighted, dazzled and amazed audiences across the planet with their superhuman flexibility and fascinating forms that challenge the limits of the human body. Visit Arshtcenter.org

Key West

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.

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


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