Fall Arts

  • Dance

    Fall is the season of “storybook” ballets: Arts Ballet Theatre opens with scenes from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella, followed by Miami City Ballet’s classic Giselle and two exciting productions of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.


    Program I – Prokofiev and Ravel

    Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

    Oct. 8 – 16

    Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura

    Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

    Vladimir Isaaev’s Arts Ballet Theatre celebrates the 125th anniversary of Russian master Sergei Prokofiev’s birth with excerpts from his ballets, “Romeo and Juliet” and “Cinderella,” as well as Maurice Ravel’s iconic masterpiece, “Bolero.” ArtsBalletTheatre.org.



    Miami City Ballet

    Oct. 21 – Nov. 15

    Arsht Center, Broward Center, Kravis Center

    Miami City Ballet performs won of the most cherished of all 19th-century ballets, “Giselle.” The full length production, with its own romantic score by Adolphe Adam, is the ultimate dance statement about the centrality of dance to life. MiamiCityBallet.org


    George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

    Miami City Ballet

    Dec. 9 – 30

    Broward Center, Arsht Center, Kravis Center 

    George Balanchine’s Iconic production of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker,” is a perfect Christmas treat for the entire family. Miami City Ballet will transform stages into a wonderland of dancing snowflakes and sugar plum fairies. 



    The Nutcracker

    Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida

    Dec. 9 – 18

    Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Aventura

    Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s book, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” this holiday ballet has become a cherished holiday tradition. Vladimir Isaaev’s 

    Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida offers an unique interpretation of the classic 1891 score by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.




    State Ballet of Russia

    Dec. 29

    Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale

    Set to the music of Prokofiev and inspired by the timeless fairy tale, “Cinderella” is one of the most magical and hopeful of the “storybook” ballets, choreographed by Vladimir Vasiliev, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Theater Ballet.



    Spring to Light

    Peter London Global Dance


    Dec. 29 – 31

    Arsht Center, Miami

    The opening performance of the company’s fifth season includes Stravinsky’s rhythmic The Rite of Spring and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto #2 in c minor. The dancers will be joined on stage by baritone Angel Refuse and pianist Felix Spengler.



    Concerts & Comedy

    Pop, Rock, Smooth Jazz. South Florida venues continue to attract the biggest names on tour. Looking for laughs? You’ll find them, too.


    Sarah Silverman

    Oct. 15

    Hard Rock Live, Hollywood

    Emmy Award-winning comedian, author, actress, writer, producer and political activist Sarah Silverman comes to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and she’s not holding back. Tickets start at $40. 



    Celtic Thunder Legacy

    Oct. 19

    Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

    Formed in 2007, Celtic Thunder performs a mixture of traditional Celtic folk songs with more contemporary numbers. Their talent, not to mention their boy-band looks, has won them fans from around the world. 



    Bonnie Raitt

    Nov. 1

    Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

    After nearly five decades of combining blues, country and folk into her daring signature mix, Bonnie Raitt shows no signs of slowing down. Dont miss your chance to see this global superstar named one of the 100 best singers of all time.



    Bianca Del Rio

    Nov. 2

    Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale

    Famously described as the “Joan Rivers of the Drag World,” Bianca Del Rio, season six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, returns to the Parker Playhouse on her “Not Today Satan” tour. Tickets are $35.50.



    Pat Benatar

    Nov. 3

    Kravis Center, West Palm Beach

    Four-time Grammy Award-winning rock and roll power couple Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo deliver an intimate evening of classic hits, opening the show with a brief video of how they met followed by “All Fired Up” and “We Live for Love.”



    Pet Shop Boys

    Nov. 16

    Fillmore Miami Beach

    Over the past 20 years, Pet Shop Boys have created an original and influential style of pop musical theatre, collaborating with directors, designers and artists and becoming musical icons for the LGBT community in the process.



    Melissa Etheridge

    Nov. 28

    Kravis Center, West Palm Beach

    In a very special holiday show, Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge performs festive songs from her new holiday album, “A New Thought For Christmas,” along with her most popular hits, “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One.”



    Kenny G

    Dec. 1

    Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale

    Take a joyous ride through the smooth sounds of jazz with the one-and-only Kenny G this holiday season. With a recording career that spans almost three decades, Kenny G is the premier saxophonist in contemporary jazz.



    Donny & Marie

    Dec. 5

    Hard Rock Live, Hollywood

    She’s a little bit country and he’s a little bit rock n’ roll. On Dec. 5, the famous siblings Donny and Marie Osmond sing their favorite holiday classics at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Tickets start at $40.



    My Big Funny Peter

    Dec. 28

    Broward Center, West Palm Beach

    The world’s only gay muscle bear comedian is back at the Broward Center with his new act, “Stuff Me for the Holidays.” Give the gift of laughter and stuff your hubby’s stocking with tickets to the most talked about LGBT comedian in the country.



    Classical & Jazz


    The Four Elements

    South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble

    Oct. 8

    Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

    The Pride Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Steel Drum Band take the stage of the Amaturo Theater to perform a fascinating program of music representing the elements of earth, sea, air and fire.



    From Puccini to Piazzolla

    Symphony of the Americas

    Oct. 11

    Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

    The Symphony of the Americas celebrates Argentina’s 200th anniversary with a spirited program in this musical tribute to Italian and Hispanic heritage.



    The Genius of Philip Glass

    Seraphic Fire

    Oct. 19 – 23

    Miami, Coral Gables, Ft. Lauderdale

    The professional vocal ensemble opens its 15th season with selections from Glass’s opera, “Einstein on the Beach,” and premieres by Patrick Dupr. Quigley and Christopher Theofanidis.



    Lavay Smith and her Red Hot

    Skillet Lickers

    Gold Coast Jazz Society

    Nov. 9

    Broward Center

    Enjoy a jumpin’ jazz show featuring classic jazz and blues from the 1920s to ‘40s, with an emphasis on swing and the birth of R&B.



    Celebration of the Great American Songbook

    South Florida Symphony

    Nov. 11 – 13

    Broward Center, FAU

    Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso leads the symphony and guest artists in a pops concert celebrating the brilliantly sophisticated and timeless melodies of the Great American Songbook.



    Gil Shaham Plays Barber

    Cleveland Orchestra Miami

    Nov. 11 – 12

    Arsht Center, Miami

    Superstar Gil Shaham tackles Barber’s Violin Concerto, once thought impossible to play due to its fiendishly challenging finale. The program concludes with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.




    Florida Grand Opera

    Nov. 12 – 19, Dec. 1 – 3

    Arsht Center, Broward Center

    Florida Grand Opera opens its season with the beloved “Carmen,” George Bizet’s tuneful and familiar story of seduction, love and betrayal. 



    Gershwin and The American Journey

    Symphony of the Americas

    Nov. 15

    Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

    Ted Rosenthal joins Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese and the Symphony of the Americas to perform George Gershwin’s jazz-infused Concerto in F and other classics.



    Bach's Mass in B minor

    Master Chorale of South Florida

    Nov. 18 – 20

    Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Boca Raton

    Heroic, sublime, pastoral and infectiously joyous, Bach’s B minor mass takes listeners on a journey they will never forget. Hailed as “a cathedral of sound,” this masterpiece is widely considered one of the best choral works ever written. Don’t miss the Master Chorale’s moving performance with the Symphonia of Boca Raton and world-class soloists.



    Jon Faddis Quartet

    Gold Coast Jazz Society

    Dec. 14

    Broward Center

    Renowned jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis returns to the Amaturo stage with a 100th birthday tribute to Dizzie Gillespie, his close friend and mentor.



    Handel's Messiah

    Master Chorale of South Florida

    Dec. 16

    Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale

    Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church has invited the Master Chorale of South Florida to present Handel’s Messiah in their sanctuary on Friday, December 16, 2016. Brett Karlin will conduct the chorus, accompanied by organ and trumpet.



    Regional Theater

    South Florida boasts one of the most vibrant regional theater scenes in the country. This fall, audiences can enjoy classic American plays at Palm Beach Dramaworks, hit musicals at Actors Playhouse and The Wick and world premiere comedies at Zoetic Stage and Island City Stage. But, there’s more...


    The Normal Heart

    Outre Theatre Company

    Sept. 22 – Oct. 9

    Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, Boca Raton

    Based on Larry Kramer’s own experiences as a gay man in New York in the early 1980s, and recently adapted for film by Ryan Murphy, “The Normal Heart “serves as a haunting reminder of the AIDS epidemic, which, 30 years later, still has no cure.



    They’re Playing Our Song

    The Wick Theatre

    Oct. 13 – Nov. 6

    The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton

    Broadway’s Andrea McArdle stars in the Marvin Hamlisch musical about a composer and his relationship with an aspiring young lyricist. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully, but there’s conflict at home. Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending.



    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Slow Burn Theatre Company

    Oct. 20 – Nov. 6

    Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

    Slow Burn presents the regional premiere of the stage adaptation of Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” featuring music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Peter Parnell. Carbonell Award-winner Patrick Fitzwater directs.




    Zoetic Stage

    Oct. 27 – Nov. 13

    Arsht Center, Miami

    Reeling in the aftershocks of an American tragedy, a victim’s loved ones come face to face with the family of the accused in this topical and moving world premiere by local gay playwright and multiple Carbonell Award-winner Michael McKeever.



    Avenue Q

    Slow Burn Theatre Company

    Nov. 10 – 20

    Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale

    This Tony Award-winning Best Musical is a heartfelt, if irreverent spin on Sesame Street, offering musical life lessons for adults, including “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” “The Internet is for Porn” and “If You Were Gay.”



    Perfect Arrangement

    Island City Stage

    Nov. 11 – Dec. 11

    Abyss Stage, Wilton Manors

    In Topher Payne’s biting comedy, “Perfect Arrangement,” it’s 1950 and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks, but there’s a twist.



    Night of the Iguana

    Palm Beach Dramaworks

    Oct. 14 – Nov. 13

    Don and Ann Brown Theatre, West Palm Beach

    In Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams’ last major work, a defrocked and spiritually bankrupt minister takes refuge at a Mexican hotel and connects with a kind, lonely artist who could hold the key to his salvation.



    Million Dollar Quartet

    Actors Playhouse

    Oct. 19 – Jan. 1, 2017

    Miracle Theatre, Coral Gables

    Million Dollar Quartet is the high voltage Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the phenomenal true story of the famed 1956 recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.



    Naked Boys Singing

    Ronnie Larsen Presents

    Nov. 3 – Dec. 4

    Empire Stage, Fort Lauderdale

    The long running Off Broadway hit returns to Fort Lauderdale’s Empire Stage this fall. The cast take it all off to perform hilarious ditties like “The Bliss of a Bris,” “Fight the Urge,” “Perky Little Porn Star” and “Muscle Addiction.”



    Sweet Charity

    Broward Stage Door Theatre

    Nov. 4 – Dec. 11

    Broward Stage Door, Coral Springs

    While working at the seedy Fan-Dango Ballroom, Charity Valentine is often exploited and been strung along in a series of bad relationships. Nonetheless, she always holds out hope, and now she seems to have finally met a decent fellow.



    An Act of God


    Nov. 19 – Dec. 18

    The Biltmore, Coral Gables

    this sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new play has the Almighty and His devoted Angels answering some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He’s returned to set the record straight… and He’s not holding back!



    Sister Act the Musical

    The Wick Theatre

    Nov. 25 – Dec. 23

    The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton

    When wannabe disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look, a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow “sisters” find their voices.




    Palm Beach Dramaworks

    Dec. 2 – Jan. 1, 2017

    Don and Ann Brown Theatre, West Palm Beach

    Abandoned by the high society friends who recognize themselves as the characters in a published excerpt from his unflattering, unfinished novel, Truman Capote humorously dishes, ruminates on his life and self-medicates as a solitary Christmas approaches.






    Sept. 23

    Warner Bros.

    Junior (Andy Samberg) is a stork delivers packages for an Amazon-like company. Chaos ensues when he accidentally reactivates the baby-making machine.


    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    Sept. 30

    Twenth Century Fox

    Eva Green, Allison Janney and Asa Butterfield star in Tim Burton’s big screen adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ fantasy novel.


    The Late Bloomer

    Oct. 7

    Eclectic Pictures

    Here’s a twist on those adolescent coming-of-age films. A young man (Johnny Simmons) finally experiences puberty a few years late after a benign tumor is removed.


    Boo! A Madea Halloween

    Oct. 21


    Tyler Perry is back on the screen in another gender-bending portrayal of Madea. This time she faces off with supernatural forces at Halloween and it’s pretty scary.



    Oct. 28

    Columbia Pictures

    Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is once again on a race across Europe to save the world in this big screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s thriller.


    Doctor Strange

    Nov. 4

    Marvel Studios/Disney

    Benedict Cumberbatch launches the latest Marvel Comics franchise as the iconic Doctor Strange. He’s no Spiderman, but other lesser known heroes have fared well at the box office.



    Nov. 4

    DreamWorks Animation

    First, there were Gnomes. Now, the Trolls, those adorable dolls of your childhood, are moving the big screen. Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake star.


    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Nov. 18

    Warner Bros.

    Harry Potter and his classmates have graduated. Now, author J.K. Rowling makes her screenwriting debut in this spin-off, set in America during the Roaring Twenties.



    Nov. 23


    Marion Cotillard and the ever hunky Brad Pitt star in this true story of spies who fall for each other while plotting to kill a german official during World War II.


    Star Wars: Rogue One

    Dec. 16


    The first of the stand-alone “Star Wars” movies, “Rogue One” bridges the gap between Episodes 3 and 4, revealing how rebel fighters successfully stole the original plans for the Death Star.




    Designated Survivor

    Sept. 21


    Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV and this time he’s not saving the president, he is the president. This ABC drama is one of the most anticipated series of the new television season.



    Sept. 23


    We always had a soft spot for MacGyver, the resourceful guy who could escape any life-and-death situation by rigging together paperclips, rubber bands, a can of soda and box of matches. 


    Marvel’s Luke Cage

    Sept. 30


    Mike Colter stars as a former convict with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin who now fights crime. Netflix’s hit “Daredevil” has raised the expectations for this series.



    Oct. 2


    Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi/western thriller gets a big-budget update in this highly-anticipated HBO series, starring Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, James Marsden and Luke Hemsworth.


    Yours, Mine or Ours

    Oct. 3


    Bravo debuts its own version of HGTV’s hit, “Love It or List It,” starring flamboyant gay real estate agent Reza Farahan (“Shahs of Sunset”) and interior designer Taylor Spellman.



    Oct. 10

    The CW

    ABC may have dumped “Supergirl,” but the fun series finds a more fitting home on The CW as part of a DC Comics line-up that includes “The Flash” on Tuesdays, “Arrow” on Wednesdays and “Legends of Tomorrow”on Thursdays.


    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Oct. 20


    Time for the time warp! We’re not sure if a remake was really necessary — or wise — and the casting certainly raises eyebrows: Laverne Cox (Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Adam Lambert (Eddie) and Ben Vereen (Dr. Everett von Scott).