Based on the cult film, the rock musical “The Toxic Avenger” has it all: an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two guys who play every other character. Carbonell winner Clay Cartland stars—somewhere underneath that costume. Thursday – Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, through Nov. 8, and don’t drink the water! Tickets start at $50 at ActorsPlayhouse.org.
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld's comedy career took off after his first appearance on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in 1981. Eight years later, he created one of the most successful comedy series in the history of television, “Seinfeld,” and earned numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards Here’s your chance to see Jerry Seinfeld live at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $60 at Kravis.org.
Seraphic Fire, South Florida’s Grammy-nominated professional choral ensemble, opens their 14th Season with a combination of contemporary and canon: Franz Schubert’s Mass in G Major and a newly work by young American composer Jake Runestad. Performances Oct. 16 at St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church in Coral Gables Friday, Oct. 16; All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Lauderdale, tonight at 8 p.m.; and All Saints Episcopal Church in Miami, Sunday, Oct. 18. Tickets at SeraphicFire.org.
Who said Russians can’t have a little fun? The Moscow Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of world famous sax player Igor Butman, comes to Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st St. in Delray Beach, and promise a swinging Sunday evening of exhilarating live jazz. The cool arts space is BYOB and, afterwards, enjoy dinner at one of the cool nearby cafes or check out the many interesting galleries and boutiques in downtown Delray. Tickets are $25 and $45 or $243 for a table for six at ArtsGarage.org.
Monday is a great night to head to the local Cineplex to see “Freeheld,” the true love story of Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) and Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing so. Steve Carell also stars. Check local listings for theaters and show times.
October is a big month for live music, especially now that Festival Miami is in full swing. Tonight at 8 p.m. at the University of Miami Gusman Concert Hall enjoy “Johnny Mercer Reimagined.” Songwriters from the Frost School’s Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program take a fresh spin on classic songs by Johnny Mercer (“Autumn Leaves,” “Moon River,” “Skylark”) and showcase new songs inspired by his brilliant writing. Tickets start at $20 at FestivalMiami.org.