The Color Purple

From the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, and the moving film by Steven Spielberg, comes a soul-stirring new musical and landmark Broadway event. The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who—through love—finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. April 6 -18 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $23. www.browardcenter.org


Dixie’s Tupperware Party

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. April 7- 18 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $29.www.browardcenter.org


Peppino D’Agostino

This Italian born virtuoso acoustic guitarist has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a poet … among the best talents around;” voted “Best Acoustic Guitarist” in Guitar Player Magazines 2007 Readers’ Choice Awards; applauded by the San Diego Times as “potentially a giant of the acoustic guitar,” and touted by Jazziz as a “phenomenon in the same league with John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Doc Watson and John Renbourn.” Friday, April 9 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $25. www.kravis.org


Gay and Lesbian Literary Arts Festival

William Mann, Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann are featured among the dozens of gay and lesbian authors who will be participating in the second annual GALLA Festival, in Fort Lauderdale. The three-day festival will include workshops, seminars, panels, presentations and readings at the Stonewall Library & Archives and the adjacent ArtServe facilities. The Festival will also include a bookstore in which authors will sell books and conduct book signings. April 9-11, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.GALLAfestival.org.


The Mahler Legacy

Four of Michael Tilson Thomas’ eight Grammy Awards are a result of his explosively fresh interpretations of Mahler’s symphonies. Become a part of the magic and encounter extraordinary expression by MTT’s side as he delves into Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, a rich panorama of life showcasing beautiful jubilation and tender bereavement. Compelling pianist Jeremy Denk returns with Copland’s percussive Piano Concerto, a jazzy exposé on Americana. April 10 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $15.25. www.arshtcenter.org


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