It’s no secret homosexuals love their show tunes and POW! (Plays of Wilton) has been serving up movie musicals to sold-out houses at The Foundry in Wilton Manors since July.

Movie Musical Mondays, held on the first Monday of each month, feature sing-a-longs to clips from each featured movie, plus live performances, trivia and costume contests, pizza and wine. The evening is hosted by Charles Baran with Bobby Peaco on the piano.

Baran is the perfect authority on movie musicals, according to Ronnie Larsen, founder of POW! The entertainer, writer, actor and host of the popular YouTube show “My Thoughts Exactly,” Baran is also the winner of the 2016 New York MAC Cabaret award for his one-man show “Recipes for Disaster” at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan. His other cabaret shows are “St. Valentine’s Day Massacred” and “Songs for a New State of Mind.”

Baran has interviewed performers Charles Busch, Margery Lowe, Hayden Tee and Anthony Nunziata for his YouTube show and South Florida audiences will remember him for his lead role in the 2018 production of “Aunt Jack” at Empire Stage.

“I cannot tell you how excited I am to host this amazing Movie Musical Madness night every month at The Foundry. I love movies … especially if they’re musicals! As a kid growing up in Queens, New York, I sat for hours in front of our Sony TV watching Ann Miller tap her way across our 13-inch screen and Gene Kelly bat his eyes at my 14-year-old-face,” said Baran.

Upcoming films include “Hello, Dolly!” on Oct. 4, “The Wizard of Oz” on Nov. 1 and “Mame” on Dec. 6.


For tickets and more information, go to RonnieLarsen.com. Seating is limited.


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