An evening of music with two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in her own concert Chita Rivera: My Broadway.
Ms. Rivera will be accompanied by an 11-piece orchestra and will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story (“America”), Sweet Charity (“Where Am I Going?” and “Big Spender”), and Chicago (“All That Jazz” and “Nowadays”). April 13 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $25. www.kravis.org
Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black-lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s such as “Puff, My God I’m Draggin’” to the disco favorite “Stayin’ Awake, Stayin’ Awake” will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! It’s definitely not “The Silent Passage” anymore! Come see what nearly 11 million fans all over the world are laughing about! April 13-18 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $37.50. www.browardcenter.org
The Butterfly Garden
Enter a spellbinding world of Farfalle, The Butterfly Garden, as beautiful botanical images and captivating rainforest sounds engulf you as a simple studio morphs into a magical playground that responds to the graceful movement of two beautiful dancers. Even bigger thrills come when young ones from the audience are invited to touch and explore the glowing interactive garden themselves. April 16 at the Carnival Studio Theater. Tickets start at $15. www.arshtcenter.org
Royal Ballet Gala
Ballet Etudes Company is rounding off its 2009-2010 season with excerpts from three great ballet classics! The program will feature the Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote Grand Suite, and Act III from The Sleeping Beauty.
Don Quixote Grand Suite will be a shortened version of the original three-act ballet.
Act III from The Sleeping Beauty depicts the wedding of Aurora to Prince Florimund. This act includes the well-known Fairy Pas de Trois, the dance of “Puss in Boots and the White Cat,” and the Bluebird Pas de Deux which will be performed by Taís Diana and Alysson Rocha. April 17 – 18 at the Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park. Tickets start at $20. www.browardcenter.org
One of the greatest American rock bands of all time, Bon Jovi brings their unmistakable sound back to South Florida for The Circle Tour. The band is known for classic rock anthems including “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Bad Medicine,” and “It’s My Life.” Their latest hit single, “We Weren’t Born to Follow” is off their latest album, The Circle. Throughout their career, the band have released 11 studio albums, 2 compilation albums and one live album, and have sold over 120 million albums worldwide. They have performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. April 18 at the Bank Atlantic Center. Tickets start at $19.50. www.bankatlanticcenter.com