PETER ALLEN LIVES ON IN CABARET SHOWWest Palm Beach performer Wayne Hosford will salute the original Boy from Oz with his show, Passionate Persuasion—A Peter Allen Songbook, this weekend at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. Allen, as every good theatre queen knows, was a consummate showman and prolific songwriter whose songs include “I Go To Rio,” “I Honestly Love You,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love,” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).” Allen was also the subject of the Broadway musical The Boy From Oz, starring his fellow Australian Hugh Jackman. Hosford has performed internationally and has received rave reviews for his performances. He sees cabaret as “a rare and intimate forum giving a musical performer and his or her audience an experience that transcends the everyday trials of life, if for just an hour or so.The magic of the moment is what I endeavor to bring an audience into. It’s—escapism—but sophisticated escapism. One has dinner and/or drinks, the lights go down, and the audience is in for an experience unlike any other... an entertaining evening of what I like to call ‘endangered elegance.’”The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Avenue in Palm Beach. Shows are Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, at 8 p.m.; doors open for dinner at 6:45 p.m. The cost for dinner and show is $90 per person and $45 for show only. For more information and reservations, call the hotel box office at 561-659-8100.
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Hair, the original American rock musical, will be presented this weekend at the Count de Hoernle Theatre in Boca Raton.This is the debut production by a new theatrical production company, Entr’Acte Theatrix. “Entr’Acte was found- ed to answer the needs of a very unique brand of performer—the emerging professional talent from Palm Beach County and surrounding areas,” says Vicki Halmos, executive producer. “These talented young people, many of which are finishing their college careers, have great abilities that would enhance any professional company, but lack one of the major prerequisites for success in theater—a professional resume. Our goal is to provide these emerging talents with that opportunity and more.” Hair runs for six performances June 10-13, at the Count de Hoernle Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, and then for five performances June 17-20 at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, 4245 Holly Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information and to purchase tickets, EntracteTheatrix.org.
Mary Poppins, that practically perfect British nanny who has more tricks in her bag than Felix the Cat, will be landing at Broward Center for a three-week engagement, June 9-27office success. Based on the 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, Mary Poppins tells the story of a nanny whose special blend of magic and common sense brings a family closer together. Since opening on Broadway in 2006, Mary Poppins has played more than 1400 performances. Classic songs from the musical include “Chim Chim Cheree,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” and “Jolly Holiday.” To purchase tickets and for more information, visit BrowardCenter.org.
The Grabby Awards in Chicago celebrated the best in porn last weekend, and local photographer GIO won an award for best still photography.
On the far left of Chi Chi La Rue, of the popular C1R Releasing, is Howard Andrew of locally based Fab Scout Entertainment. Another local winner was Matthew Rush, whose victory celebrated one of his more salacious moments in porn filming.The awards were for directing, sound, cinematography, ejaculation shots, and three ways, so use your imagination from there.