The New York-based all-male string quartet, Well-Strung, are just as talented as they are handsome and tonight at 7:30 p.m. they bring their unique mash-up of classics and pop music, “Popssical,” to the Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. From Bach and Beethoven to Madonna and Pink, the program is certain to bring a new perspective to chamber music. Oh, did we mention that the four musicians are gay and they sing, too. This is one concert that will not disappoint. Tickets are $28 at Kravis.org.
David Cassidy rose to stardom in “The Partridge Family” and became the biggest TV and performing phenomenon in history by the time he was 20. Cassidy has managed to stay at the top of his game for over four decades, with a unique ability to re-invent himself and adapt from concerts to theater, television to Las Vegas, and even actor/singer to producer/writer/director with devoted fans that cross three generations. See him live tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Jazziz Nightlife, 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. For reservations, go to Jazziz.com.
Julie Taymor’s incredible stage adaptation of Disney’s “The Lion King” plays at the Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale through Feb. 1. Marvel at her breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life through clever puppetry and costumes, and thrill to the pulsing rhythms of Africa beating throughout Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar-winning score. It’s easy to see why this show has captured the hearts and imaginations of tens of millions of people around the globe. Don’t miss it. Tickets start at $36.75 at BrowardCenter.org.
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso, continues its 2014-15 season with “Continuous Crescendo,” program of works by Maurice Ravel (“Bolero”) and Modest Mussorgsky (“Pictures at an Exhibition”). Christopher Taylor performs American composer Samuel Barber’s piano concerto. The symphony presents this program Thursday, Jan. 15 at Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Tennessee William Theatre in Key West, and tonight at 7:30 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $35-75 at SouthFloridaSymphony.org.
Tonight, South Florida audiences have the rare opportunity to check out the concert version of a new, Broadway-bound musical, “Song of Solomon,” at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Starring Robert Cuccioli, the show, “Song of Solomon” is a powerful love story about a young orphan girl in ancient Israel who captures the heart of King Solomon with her beauty and brutal honesty. But, will the relationship thrust the nation into conflict and endanger the lives of millions? Tickets are $40 at TheWick.org.
Arts at St. John’s kicks off Convivencia Miami tonight with a reception from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach. The four-month cultural festival, which includes a vibrant schedule of lectures, performances and concerts, celebrates “people’s stories and journeys, from medieval Spain to contemporary South Florida, encompassing times of collaboration and creativity—and including journeys of escape and adaptation to havens in new and unfamiliar places.” Tickets for the reception are $30. For more information and a schedule, go to ArtsAtSt.Johns.org.