We loved her on “Smash” and “Sean Saves the World” and tonight at 8 p.m., blonde bombshell Megan Hilty joins Sirius XM Radio star and pianist Seth Rudetsky to shoot the breeze, dish the dirt and raise the roof performing a host of classic Broadway songs at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th Street in Fort Lauderdale. Don’t miss the second installment in the WinterStage series, produced by local playwright Matthew Lombardo (“Looped,” “High”) at Fort Lauderdale’s historic theater venue. Tickets are $51.50 – $126.50 at ParkerPlayhouse.org.
Tonight the monthly Island City Art Walk and boutiques and galleries along Wilton Drive will be hosting open houses and artists’ receptions from 7 – 10 p.m. While strolling the drive, be sure to stop by Art Frenzie, 2151 Wilton Dr., and meet painter Thomas Acevedo. In addition to a collection of the artist’s powerful male nude acrylic paintings on display, giclee prints and originals will also be on sale. For more information about the monthly art walk, go to IslandCityArtWalk.com. Learn more about Thomas Acevedo’s works at Facebook.com/ArtFrenzie.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the Arsht Center, Feb. 20 – 23, as part of a 24-city United States tour. In his third season as artistic director, Miami’s own Robert Battle continues to expand the company’s diverse repertory with premieres from a wide range of important choreographers, including the storyteller Ronald K. Brown and Broadway legend Bill T. Jones, but the highlight of his homecoming performances will be the company founder’s own masterpiece, “Revelations.” Tickets are $25 – 125 at ArshtCenter.org.
This weekend is your last chance to catch the critically acclaimed production of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s “The Last Schwartz,” presented by Parade Productions at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Studio Theater, 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Laufer’s award winning play chronicles the funny, surprising and ultimately moving story of a family at a key turning point in their history and stars Ken Clement, Kim Ostrenko, Betsy Graver and Mark Della Ventura. Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., through Feb. 23. Tickets are $35-40 at ParadeProductions.org.
One of the breakout hits of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” comes to Miami at Bar 377 (formerly PAX Bar), SW 8th Street in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. Welcome to the new world of immersive theater,
where the lines between the audience and the performers are blurred, as Prudencia Hart dances with the devil. Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and Miami Dade College’s MDC Live Arts, Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m., through Feb. 23. Tickets $30 at MDCLiveArts.org.
Turn up that dial! From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, to Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center comes the hot Broadway musical, “Memphis,” bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, “Memphis” tells the story of a radio disc jockey who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Tuesday – Sunday through March 9, tickets $34.50 – 79.50. For tickets and show times, go to BrowardCenter.org.