The Joffrey Ballet

Swift, sinuous choreography and the superb ensemble of youthful dancers are the hallmarks of The Joffrey Ballet. The company has long been known as a transformational force in American dance, having notched an astonishing number of “firsts”: the first dance company to perform at the White House; first to appear on television; first American company to visit Russia; first classical dance company to go multi-media; first to commission a rock ‘n’ roll ballet; and the first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time magazine. March 26 - 27 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $25. www.arshtcenter.org.

Let’s Dance!

The Making of a PBS Documentary—Emmy award winning PBS filmmakers Witek & Novak have singled out Steven Caras as the subject for their next documentary film entitled Steven Caras: See Them Dance. He will share compelling tales from his days as a dancer with the New York City Ballet under the legendary George Balanchine as well as stories from his luminous career as a dance photographer, which will be reflected throughout the hour-long film in addition to poignant interviews with Caras and dance icons such as Jacques d’Amboise, Patricia McBride, Mia Michaels and Rasta Thomas. March 22 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $75. www.kravis.org.

Drood

A musical based on the novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which Charles Dickens never finished due to his untimely death. This interactive musical adventure by Rupert Holmes is the first Broadway musical with multiple endings. By interacting with the cast members, the audience will determine a different ending each evening. There are literally hundreds of possibilities. Holmes received Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score. The musical won five Tony Awards out of eleven nominations, including Best Musical in 1986. March 22-25 at the Miniaci Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $15. www.browardcenter.org.

CarmenCarmen

Who can forget George’s Bizet’s famous opera, Carmen. The beautiful gypsy who loves only those who don’t love her. Carmen is one of the most beloved operas of all-time. With its exotic Spanish setting, it introduces a note of realism into opera that was very controversial. Objection was taken to the wild and immoral behavior of Carmen, the chorus of cigarette smoking factory-girls, and the final murder of Carmen on the stage. This unforgettable story will surely leave you wanting more. March 23 at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark Tickets start at $40. www.browardcenter.org.

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2

A staple of the concert repertoire, the Tchaikovsky No. 2 will be masterfully interpreted by Argentinean pianist, Ricardo Roel joining with the Symphony of the Americas under the very able baton of Dr. James Brooks-Bruzzese. A pre-concert lecture, strolling lobby entertainment and a pre-concert wine tasting round out this entertaining evening. March 23 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $35. www.browardcenter.org.

 


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