Theater happenings in South Florida...
Aphra Behn’s seventeenth century sex comedy is adapted and directed by Nicole Stodard. The Rover is playing between Feb. 8 and March 3 at the Thinking Cap Theatre. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and military service members, and $20 for students who are 25 and under with valid I.D. Visit Thinkingcaptheatre.com
*Opera to Broadway
Saturday Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday Feb. 26 at 8:15 p.m., Maestro James Brookes-Bruzzese and Symphony of the Americas present “Opera to Broadway” with singers from the Sydney Opera House, La Scala in Milan, and opera houses in Germany at the Broward Center for their 25th anniversary opera season. Tickets range from $25 to $85, depending on the seat. Visit Browardcenter.org
*150 Voices Strong!
Tuesday March 19 at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday March 24 at 2 p.m., the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida are collaborating with Symphony of the Americas to perform classical works at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $50 to $75, depending on the seat. Visit Browardcenter.org
*The Five Beethovens
Presented over three days, on Sunday Apr. 14 at 2 p.m., Monday Apr. 15 at 8:15 p.m and Tuesday Apr. 16 at 8:15 p.m., acclaimed pianist Conrad Tao will perform all five Beethoven concertos. The first three concertos will be played the first two nights, and the last two will be played on Tuesday. Tickets range from $50 to $75. Visit Symphonyoftheamericas.org
*Singin’ and Dancin’ in the Rain
Saturday Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., Saladino Dance Productions presents a tribute to late movie musical star Gene Kelly at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets range from $32.50 to $39.50. Visit Saladinodance.com
Klezmer is a tradition of Jewish secular music that developed in Eastern Europe during the 15th century. Klezmer East, a group performing Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the FAU University Theatre, performs a variety of traditional and contemporary klezmer works. Tickets are $10. Visit Fauevents.com
Wednesday Feb. 27 and Thursday Feb. 28 at 8 p.m., Vegas singer Clint Holmes is performing classic hits from James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John, and Paul Simon at the FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium. Tickets range from $29.00 to $69.00. Visit Fauevents.com
Stephanie Powers stars in the national tour of Matthew Lombardo’s madcap comedy Looped from Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, March 3. Ticket prices are $28, $46.50 and $66.50. Visit ParkerPlayhouse.com
*Fred Hersch Trio
Saturday March 9 at 8 p.m., South Florida Jazz presents the Fred Hersch Trio at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40.00. Visit Southfloridajazz.org
Bennett returns to South Florida with a concert in the Au-Rene Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. His hits include the Grammy-winning “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” as well as “I Wanna Be Around,” and “The Good Life”. Tickets are $51, $76, $101, $126 and $151, with Club Level seats available for $161. Visit BrowardCenter.org
Singer-songwriter Melanie will perform in the Amaturo Theater on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. With a talent that combines amazing vocal equipment, disarming humor and a vibrant engagement with life, she has created hits including "Beautiful People,” Brand New Key," "Ruby Tuesday," "What Have They Done To My Song Ma" and "Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)." Tickets are $25 and $35. Visit BrowardCenter.org
This musical drama and tribute to the great American is being presented as a part of the Smart Stage Matinee Series on Friday, Feb. 22 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the Amaturo Theater. Tickets are $6 for individuals, $5.50 for groups of 10 or more and $3 lap seats for infants 12 months and under. Visit BrowardCenter.org
The Magic Flute
See Mozart’s operatic masterpiece on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. The prince Tamino must rescue the daughter of a queen from the hands of Sarastro. As his quest nears its end, Tamino begins to realize who the real villain is. Tickets range from $21 to $200. Visit BrowardCenter.org
Russian National Orchestra
The Russian National Orchestra performs Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. Vasily Petrenko leads the Orchestra in a program featuring Barry Douglas on piano and including: Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol Op.34;" Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1 No. 2 in B-flat minor, and Op.23" Tickets are $35, $50, $65, $80 and $95, with Club Level seats available for $125. Visit BrowardCenter.org
The Southern Circuit Independent Film Series continues with Eating Alabama on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Following the screening, the film’s director and producer Andrew Grace will engage in the audience in a discussion about the film and his other work as a filmmaker. Tickets are $15 with subscription packages available. Visit Miramarculturalcenter.org
The Miramar Cultural Center and Teatro Lirica D’Europa presents Puccini’s Tosca on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Opera Series. This opera is a drama of love, death-defying loyalty and deceit. Sponsored by Novus Realty, LLC, the performance features a live orchestra and is sung in Italian with projected English subtitles. Tickets are $40 and $45, for more information call 954-602-4500.
Laffing Matterz continues at the Broward Center Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and selected Sundays this season at 4:30 p.m. Taking on the latest scandal, social media, current events and everything in-between, Laffing Matterz combines dinner theater with topical satire. Admission is $59 and $65 and includes the show, dinner with house salad and warm sourdough bread. Visit BrowardCenter.org
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!
On March 23 and 24, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. both days, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosts the family friendly “Get the Sillies Out” tour of the TV show turned live performance. Tickets range from $26.00 to 46.00. Visit BrowardCenter.org
Palm Beach County
Waist Watchers — The Musical!
Thursday Feb. 21 through Sunday May 12, the Plaza Theatre presents a comedy with parody lyrics to popular tunes that has been selling out across the country for six years now. Set mostly in a women’s fitness center, the musical directed by Andy Rogow is starring Shelley Keelor and Missy McArdle. Call 561-588-1820 or visit ThePlazaTheatre.net
The Last Romance
March 22 to April 7, the Tony award-winning author Joe DiPietro’s new comedy is being performed at the Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th, Delray Beach. Tickets are $30. Call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4 or visit DelrayBeachPlayHouse.com
A.R. Gurney’s comedy about life is being performed from May 17 to June 2 at the Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th, Delray Beach. Tickets are $30.Call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4 or visit DelrayBeachPlayHouse.com
Tribute to Judy Garland
Feb. 25.Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. Starring Melissa Jacobson at 7:30 p.m., featuring a songbook of numbers like “The Trolley Song,” “Get Happy,” “You Made Me Love You” and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” Call 561-588-1820 or visit ThePlazaTheatre.net
Feb. 15 to Feb. 24. Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Raton. Regular tickets $20. A 1973 play, which made its way to Broadway and written by Peter Shaffer, tells the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man convicted of blinding six horses. Call 1-800-564-9539 or visit FAUevents.com
Friday March 1 at 8 p.m. in the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, the Nowhere Band is performing a tribute to the Beatles. ZStoneZ is performing a tribute to the Rolling Stones, and George Trullinger is making a special guest appearance as Ed Sullivan. Tickets range from $36.50 to $41.50, and $1 lap tickets are available for 12 month olds and younger. Visit Aventuracenter.org
A Chorus Line
Sunday March 17 at 3 p.m., the winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the traveling production of the musical “A Chorus Line,” is stopping at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Tickets range from $45 to $65. Call 786-573-5300 or visit smdac.org.
Saturday March 9 at 8 p.m. the so-called “Sun of Latin Music” and nine time Grammy Award winner is performing at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Tickets range from $15 to $35. Call 786-573-5300 or visit smdac.org.
Saturday March 2 at 8 p.m., comedian, ventriloquist, and magician Gemini is performing at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets range from $34.50 to $36.50. Visit AventuraCenter.org
Sunday March 3 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., the ballet “Chipollino,” based on Gianni Rodari’s tale about vegetables, is being presented in two acts. Tickets are $25 for adults, $1 lap tickets are available for 12 month olds and younger. Visit Artsballettheatre.org
Jazz Around the World
Zameru Investment presents Jazz Around the World on Friday, February 22 at 8:30 p.m. This journey through jazz culture features artists such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald. It incorporates jazz of various eras and countries, and adaptations of other genres. Tickets are $35 with $50 V.I.P. tickets, which include a post-show champagne toast with the company. Visit AventuraCenter.org
The City of Aventura presents a performance by Tony Award-winner Hal Linden on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. Linden presents an entertaining combination of songs, ranging from classic pop to jazz standards, Broadway and feature film tunes, standards from the American and theatrical musings highlighting memorable moments from his life and career. Tickets are $36.50 and $41.50. Visit AventuraCenter.org
On Saturday March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Miramar Cultural Center, this romantic comedy will follow what happens when two people, married for more than five years with no kids and too much money, decide to divorce. Tickets range from $23 to $28. Visit Miramarculturalcenter.org
Tribute to Pavarotti
On Monday March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Miramar Cultural Center, the center’s Opera series will continue with an orchestra, chorus, and international soloists paying tribute to opera’s Luciano Pavarotti. Tickets range from $40 to $45. Visit Miramarculturalcenter.org.
Broadway in Miami 2012-13
Ziff Ballet Opera House will hold the Broadway In Miami spectacle through May 12. Experience the return of 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 Rock of Ages -- a 2010 Tony Award winner. Visit Arshtcenter.org