SFGNites: Hooked on Classics

This season, the Symphony of the Americas has not only celebrated the three-decade legacy of founder and music director James Brooks-Bruzzese, the orchestra has also introduced audiences to the finalists to become his successor. Italian conductor Lorenzo Turchi-Floris is guest conductor with Brooks-Bruzzese for “Symphonic Favorites,” tonight at 7:45 p.m. at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $50 at BrowardCenter.org.

Looking for something fun to do in South Florida?

 

Thursday, Feb. 13

Theater

 

Dont miss your last weekend to see Steamworks the Musical” at the Foundry at Wilton Theater Factory, 2306 N. Dixie Hwy. in Wilton Manors. The campy musical about the customers of the famous Chicago bathhouse gets a South Florida update in this new production from Ronnie Larsen. And, just like the title implies, expect plenty of full-frontal nudity. Closes Sunday. Tickets start at $35 at RonnieLarsen.com.

 

Friday, Feb. 14

Circus

 

Tonight’s the night! Want to get your Valentine all worked up for an evening of romance? Take him (or her) first to see AirOtic, the sexy cirque troupe concluding an extended run as part of the Outlandish Performance Series at the Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 S.W. 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The final performances are Feb. 13-14 and next week, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 at OutlandishFL.com.

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

Theater

 

“Penguins,” the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins who lived at New Yorks Central Park Zoo and together hatched an abandoned egg and raised a chick, will be presented today at 10 a.m. at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. This new, non-verbal theater and dance production is a unique and engaging show about love, identity and the ever-evolving meaning of family. Tickets $12 at Kravis.org.

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

Dance

 

Miami City Ballet presents a thrilling program this weekend at the Arsht Center in Miami, including the company premiere of StravinkyFirebird,” with choreography by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. The men are also spotlighted in Justin PeckRodeo: Four Dance Episodes,” set to the suite by Aaron Copland. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets at ArshtCenter.org.

 

Monday, Feb. 17

Concert

 

Have Presidents Day off? Maestro Valery Polyansky leads the Russian State Symphony this afternoon at 2 p.m. in a program of Tchaikovsky war horses at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. In addition to the heroic Marche Slave,” Op. 31 and the Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Polina Osetinskaya will be featured soloist in Robert Schumanns Piano Concerto in A minor. Tickets start at $29 at Kravis.org.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Theater

 

Miami audiences finally get their chance to see the Broadway hit, Hamilton.” The touring production opens tonight at the Arsht Center in Miami and runs through March 15. Be sure to do your homework before arriving because Lin-Manuel Mirandas rap/hip-hop musical is a fast-paced, immersive look at the life of this oft-forgotten Founding Father and first Treasury secretary. Tickets at ArshtCenter.org.

 

Hooked on Classics

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Concert

 

This season, the Symphony of the Americas has not only celebrated the three-decade legacy of founder and music director James Brooks-Bruzzese, the orchestra has also introduced audiences to the finalists to become his successor. Italian conductor Lorenzo Turchi-Floris is guest conductor with Brooks-Bruzzese for “Symphonic Favorites,” tonight at 7:45 p.m. at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $50 at BrowardCenter.org.


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