JERSEY BOYS

“Too good to be true” raved the New York Post for this 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30. The show features the hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Opens March 10 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $35. www.kravis.org

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Founder and producer James Drayton teams up with the Kravis Center to bring this fifth annual series of films on “Africans in the Diaspora.” The series’ first film is The Agronomist, a 2003 American documentary directed by Jonathan Demme, and starring Jean Dominique, the Haitian radio personality, investigative journalist and political activist who was assassinated in April 2000. The original score is by Grammy-Award winning artist Wyclef Jean. March 11 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 per night or $25 for the entire festival. www.kravis.org

OPEN WINGS – BROKEN STRINGS

An acoustic evening of rock featuring three of the most innovative guitarists of the past 15 years. Open Wings-Broken Strings is an opportunity for you to get to the heart of your favorite artists and their songs in a unique and compelling way. Stripped down, intimate and acoustic, you’ll hear the strings on the guitar vibrate and buzz, the vocal chords hum and pulsate as the songs you love come to life like you never knew they could. In this intimate environment, the rockstar steps out from behind the layers of decibel and drama to greet you with the essence, the story, and the song. Quiet, just might be the new loud. Featuring Eddie Kowalczyk of Live, Art Alexakis of Everclear and Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer. March 12 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $24. www.arshtcenter.org

MIAMI CITY BALLET PROGRAM IV

Dances at a Gathering (Robbins/Chopin). Ten dancers, live Chopin piano music, endlessly beautiful and original invention—a celebration of dance, dancers…and life.

Who Cares? (Balanchine/Gershwin) Classical dance presented in the style of a Gershwin musical, Who Cares? is a breezy, romantic work where one man woos three women against the backdrop of a New York skyline. March 12 -14 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start $19 www.browardcenter.org

GARY BURTON’S NEXT GENERATION BAND

A multiple poll-winner, six-time Grammy-awarded artist, Gary Burton, is the premier vibraphonist and educator of this era. This will be the first Florida performance of his Next Generation Band that features Julian Lage, a fast-rising star on guitar, Ukrainian-born pianist and composer, Vadim Neselovskyi, bassist Luques Curtis, and drummer James Williams. This is an extraordinary quintet. March 13 at the Miniaci Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $35. www.browardcenter.org

 


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