Brian's Theatre Datebook: June 13, 2012

Theatre Datebook

Theatre events for Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and Key West

Broward County

*La Cage Aux Folles

Winner of three Tony Awards including the award for best musical revival, this hilarious new production of La Cage Aux Folles was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season, leaving audiences in stitches night after night! This amazing musical revival will be at the Broward Center on June 12 to 24. Times vary. Visit

*IK School of Gymnastics Recital

IK School of gymnastics is the first professional school of South Florida. Led by the world-renowned champion and coach Iryna Kobets, the IK School of Rhythmic Gymnastics offers your children an opportunity to learn this beautiful sport. Rhythmic Gymnastics is one of the most beautiful and feminine sports. See this recital at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on June 15 at 6 p.m. Visit

*Pride Wind Ensemble’s Music of Our Lives

The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble will feature small ensembles as well as the full band as they play pop favorites from the classics to Lady Gaga. Special lighting effects, videos, guest artists and lots of surprises will surely wow the audience and have them leave wanting more. This one-night-only concert will sell out, so get tickets early! At the Broward Center on June 16 at 8 p.m. Visit


August is a romantic drama that tells the story of Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a painful breakup.  A seemingly innocent rendezvous turns into an attempt to revive old passions, but the rekindled romance proves difficult since Jonathan has a new boyfriend. You can see this excellent film at Gateway Theater on June 13 at 8 p.m. Visit, or call 877-484-8499.

*Ft Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus’ "Comedy Tonight"

The Original Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus presents "Comedy Tonight" Concert will Friday & Saturday June 29 & 30 at 8 p.m. This Is an R rated show directed by the Chorus' original founder Dr. Gary Keating featuring music and skits from top Broadway productions such as The Producers, Sordid Lives, Avenue Q, Altar Boy and others Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art Auditorium.  Cash cocktail bar available. Tickets $25 & $40. or call 954 832-0060

The Gay Marriage Plays

Enjoy an entertaining and provocative evening featuring eight short plays on the subject of marriage equality written by some of today's most brilliant playwrights and performed by a dynamic celebrity cast at the Broward Center on June 21-24. Offering their unique takes on the moments before, during, and after saying "I do," these prominent writers have created theater that is as insightful and stirring as it is funny and heartwarming. Visit

Yachad Israeli Dance Festival

Festival Yachad will feature more than 500 dancers on stage with local groups and invited companies from Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Panama and Israel, performing to Israeli folk dance music, with colorful costumes, amazing scenery and spectacular lighting effects. This year our Festival Yachad reaches 16 years and the Gala Performance theme is "Shir", which in Hebrew means "Music.” This breathtaking festival will take place at the Broward Center on June 10. Visit

Palm Beach County

*The Brand New Kid

A kids’ musical about being different and overcoming teasing through the power of acceptance and friendship. You catch this awesome musical at the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse June 19 at 10:30 a.m. Lazlo S. Gasky just moved to the United States to start his first day of second grade – where he finds himself the target of the other kids’ teasing. But when popular Ellie McSnelly decides to take a chance on him, all the kids learn that our differences are what make us great. Visit

*Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

This 1979 Tony award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler will awe you with its stunning music, dazzling images, and wickedly intriguing script. July 26-29 at FAU’s Studio One Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets $20.  Visit or phone 800-564-9539


This hilarious musical adventure includes the hit songs “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and of course “Xanadu.” This tale of endless fun will keep you in stitches, while the legendary chart-topping tunes will lift you out of your seat. You’ll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever. Opens June 22 at the Slow Burn Theatre in West Boca. Visit

*Jesus Christ Superstar

The dynamic rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is a musical interpretation of the final days of Jesus Christ that is not so much a story about religion as it is about the emergence of a charismatic rebel who surfaces among an oppressed people to pacifistically challenge the moral state of existing affairs. At the former Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, July 5 to 15. Tickets are $25, $15 for groups and children under 12, and $10 for student at the door on day of show. Visit

*Jesus Christ Superstar

Hairspray sweeps you away to 1960’s Baltimore where the 50’s are out and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program. Overnight she finds herself transformed from an outsider to teen celebrity. July 5 to July 29. Tickets are $23 to $35. Visit

Mona Golabek in the Pianist of Willesden Lane

The Pianist of Willesden Lane is performer Mona Golabek's true family story, chronicling hope, survival and how through our darkest times, music has the power to help us survive. Visit

The Exorcist

The most chilling test of faith comes to life on stage at the Gil Cates Theater from July 3- August 12. The Exorcist transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful. For more Information visit


If you like action and adrenaline Keyhole is for you. Keyhole has it all: from gangsters to police to a great love between a husband and wife. Keyhole will be at Mos Art Theatre on May 31. Visit


This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama Proof will be at the Palm Beach Dramaworks located at 201 Clematis Street. This play is about a daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Visit

The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks is the world’s longest running musical and is about captivating love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall, the narrator, El Gallo, creates a world of moonlight and magic, then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to each other. The score, which includes "Try to Remember," is as timeless as the story itself! Visit


*Siudy Between Worlds

A unique, electrifying fusion of flamenco, urban rhythms and dance featuring master flamenco performer Suidy Garrido and 22 extraordinary flamenco and urban dancers is sure to become the ride of a lifetime! Come watch these talented dancers shake their booty on June 23-24. Siudy between Worlds/Entre Mundos is a love story told through the universal language of percussion and dance, set in a futuristic world. Visit

*The Donkey Show

In the spirit of Studio 54, that epic shrine to disco, the celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show now takes Miami by storm as the city's dreamiest pop-up club! Disco is back and better than ever with this play. The Donkey Show will be at the Ziff Ballet Opera House on July 13 to Aug. 12. It's the ultimate night fever - a crazy fun house of disco mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller skaters and hustle queens, enchanted by an ever-so-light sprinkling of Shakespearean magic. Visit

*Broadway in Miami 2012-13

This season Ziff Ballet Opera House on Oct. 9 to May 12 will hold the Broadway In Miami spectacle.  Experience the return of the world's greatest musical spectacle - Les Misérables - in its lavish new 25th anniversary production, along with the Miami premieres of Broadway's biggest fun-filled hits - including the high-stepping Mary Poppins, the outlandishly colorful Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the awesomely cool Rock of Ages, and - the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical - Memphis, a triumph of explosive dancing and powerhouse songs. Visit

Summer Shorts

Summer Shorts is one fast and furiously fun program of the nation's hottest "short" plays! Strung together in a whirlwind of bite-size nuggets, these mini-plays will one minute have you laughing hysterically and the next shocked beyond belief. Hang on for the ride of your life in this wonderful evening of theater from June 1-17 at the Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House. Visit

The Brand New Kid

This delightful kids' musical based on the children's book by television journalist Katie Couric is about being different and overcoming teasing through the power of acceptance and friendship. This killer musical will be at the Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House on June 9 -17. Visit

Key West

Red Barn: Match

This Broadway hit stars like the hysterical Tom Luna as Tobi Powell, an eccentric and endearing dancer, choreographer and teacher. A married couple arrives at Powell's apartment to interview him about his life, but it is soon evident that their agenda is as multi-layered as Tobi's life story. Call 305-296-9911 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kiss Me Kate

The annual musical-in-concert features Cole Porter's production starring Susan Powell and Richard White. This classic from the Golden Age of Broadway musicals is pure entertainment gold with hits songs and great dance sequences. The guest artist roster is to reflect the Pops' usual practice of bringing together out-of-town artists and Key West favorites. Starts at 7:30 p.m. and is at the Tennessee Williams Theatre. Call 305-296-6059 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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