SFGN Nites for the Week of December 3 - 9, 2014

Mike Westrich, left, and Michael McKeever reprise their moving roles as German concentration camp prisoners in Dan Clancy’s “The Timekeepers,” opening this week at Levis JCC in Boca Raton. Credit: Robert Figueroa

Thursday, 12/4

Theater

The legendary Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams takes the stage at The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum tonight through Dec. 28 as everyone’s favorite auntie, “Mame.” Uggams will perform the iconic songs by Jerry Herman, including “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies,” “Open a New Window” and “He Walked into My Life,” Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Boca Raton theater, located at 7901 N. Federal Highway. Tickets are $72 at TheWick.org.

Friday, 12/5

Theater

She’s back! Brooks Brasleman, who has starred in such camp classics as “Mommie Queerest,” “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” and “The Silence of the Clams” is back at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Drive for a new holiday show, “Silver Balls: A Life in Dragée.” This new comedy from Garet Scott tells the story of high-stepping candy heiress Francie Silver and her sweet silver balls. Kevin Thomsen directs. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. through Dec. 21. Tickets are $30 at EmpireStage.com.

Saturday, 12/6

Theater

The hottest ticket in South Florida—and Broadway, for that matter—is the hilarious “The Book of Mormon,” from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and the musical genius behind “Avenue Q,” Robert Lopez. Nothing’s sacred in this tuneful send up on faith and the Mormon Church opening on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Miami’s Arsht Center and playing through Sunday, Dec. 14. Tickets start at $39 but there is also a special $25 ticket lottery each day at the box office. For tickets and more information, go to ArshtCenter.org.

Sunday, 12/7

Theater

Island City Stage is bringing back its stunning, multiple Carbonell Award-winning production of Dan Clancy’s “The Timekeepers,” Wednesday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Levis Jewish Community Center, 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. in Boca Raton. Michael McKeever, Mike Westrich and Matt Stabile all reprise their moving roles, along with director Michael Leeds. This is a touching story about clashing cultures and renewed understanding during the darkest days in a Holocaust concentration camp. Don’t miss this show. Tickets are $29. For show times and tickets, go to IslandCityStage.org.

Monday, 12/8

Film

Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th St. in Fort Lauderdale and home of the Broward County Film Society, continues its special fall LGBT film series with “Life Partners,” starring Leighton Meister of “Gossip Girl” fame in a lesbian comedy set in Los Angeles. The film opens on Friday, Dec. 5 and continues through Thursday, Dec. 11. Director Susanna Fogel will attend a special screening on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 seniors and students and $6 for film society members. For information, go to FLIFF.com.

Tuesday, 12/9

Concert

The Symphony of the Americas, under the direction of Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, celebrates the holiday season with its “Symphony Holiday Spectacular” tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Broward Center Amaturo Theater in Fort Lauderdale. The program will also be presented on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7. Duo virtuoso keyboardists Wesley Pennington and David Dunlap will lend pizzazz to the high energy program, which will also include traditional holiday selections from “The Nutcracker,” “Sleigh Ride” and the New Year’s Eve favorite, “Overture to Die Fledermaus.” Tickets are $62-85 at BrowardCenter.org.


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