Brian's Theatre Datebook for January 4, 2012

Broward County


On Jan. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. Carmen comes to the Broward Center for Performing Arts. This contemporary ballet, through choreographer Tomas Mazuch's vision, restores Prosper Marimee's original novela. The drama of Carmen enchants with its tragic telling of turbulent loves, uncontrolled passion, jealousy and bloodshed. Visit

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

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!"

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

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

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

Palm Beach

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

*Urinetown, The Musical

On Jan. 20 & 27, at 8 p.m. come to west Boca for this intriguing musical. It is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.  In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution! Visit

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


Hair comes to the Kravis Center on Jan. 10-15. This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. Visit

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


Macbeth and the Monster

Come to the Mad Cat Theatre in Miami on Dec. 28-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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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