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DISCOVER A WHOLE NEW WORLD
WHEN DISNEY’S ALADDIN
THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL
COMES TO BROWARD CENTER
Aladdin is a Broadway musical based on the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name. Also, with a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman for the film but not used, and adding four songs written by Menken and Beguelin.
Set in the fictional middle-eastern city of Agrabah, the story follows the familiar tale of a poor young man who is granted three wishes by a genie in a lamp, which he uses to woo a princess, and to thwart the sultan’s evil Grand Vizier.
Aladdin is one of the misfits on the streets of this city, stealing food trying to survive. When his mother dies, he decides to put an end to worthless vagrant living and gives himself a covenant never to steal and generally prove to the world that he is worth something.
As it turns out, soon it becomes possible, because Jafar, Grand Vizier of the city, in an attempt to fight for the throne, wants to get into some kind of mysterious cave. There, he will find a lot of knowledge, but to get there he must be able to find Aladdin and use his help. The grotto cave opens only to him, as he is like a "Diamond In The Rough."
The musical premiered on Broadway February 26, 2014, in previews and opened on March 20, 2014, at the New Amsterdam Theatre, taking the place of Mary Poppins. The show was nominated for five Tony Awards, winning one for Best Performance by a featured actor in a musical for James Monroe Iglehart. The cast album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album.
Tickets are going fast for this Broadway Musical at the Broward Center opening January 8 through 19, 2020 in the Au-Rene Theatre. Tickets range from $55 and up at the Center’s Auto Nation box office located at 201 S.W. 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For showtimes and all additional information call 954-462-0222. Groups of ten or more call 954-660-6307.
THE HILARIOUS “THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG”
TO MAKE ITS DEBUT AT THE KRAVIS CENTER
Broadway’s Tony Award-Winning hit comedy, will make its West Palm Beach debut at the Raymond F. Kravis Center December 10- 15, 2019. Tickets may be purchased now. The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The “Cornley University Drama Society," who are attempting to put on a 1920's murder mystery.
But as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong....does, as the accident prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a hilarious Non-Stop pandermonium. It’s Broadways funniest and longest-running play! Awarded the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and Best Set Design, The Play That Goes Wrong crashes down on stage at the Kravis Center December 10-15, 2019.
Tickets start at $36 and may be purchased online at at the Center’s website kravis.org. The box office is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach or other information by phone, for showtimes at 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471. Group orders of 10 or more call 561-651-4438.
THAT FABULOUS DOO-WOP GROUP “THE MYSTICS”
AND MOTOWN BAND RETURN TO CLEARWATER FL
The Mystics have withstood the test of time and continue to bring their music to their fans. To be part of the audience is an experience within itself...a trip down memory lane for all ages.
Lets go back in time to 1959. The key words here are doo-wop and harmony-light, simple and ever so beautiful. It was the late 50's and the words were heard on the airwaves, and fans sung along “Hushabye, Hushabye-Oh My Darling Don’t You Cry, Guardian Angel From Above-Take Care Of The One I Love”
Today 2 original members -George Galfo and Phil Cracolici look back with pride in keeping those harmonies coming. Joining Phil and George are Albee Cracolici and Bob Ferranti. The Mystics today take audiences on an All-American musical tour with the New York Street Sounds of the 50's, the Motown classics and more.
The group’s tribute to our troops and veterans has become a crowd favorite and includes songs like “High On America,” as well as the classic, "God Bless the USA."
Back by popular demand, tickets are now on sale for their performance at the Top of The World’s Recreation Center, 1751 N.E. Pine Island Road #110, in Clearwater Florida, January 5, 2020. For tickets and all other information call Joni Sperling at 352-513-3662 or email The Mystics at email@example.com.
“WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN”
BRINGS BACK FOND MEMORIES
OF THE SIBLINGS DUO
KAREN AND RICHARD CARPENTER
The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo during 1950-1953. They produced a distinct soft musical style, combing Karen’s contralto vocals with Richard’s arranging and composition skills. During their 14-year career, The Carpenters recorded ten albums, along with numerous singles and several television specials.
The siblings were born in New Haven, Connecticut, and moved to Downey, California, in 1963. Richard took piano lessons as a child, and went on to California State University, while Karen learned the drums.
They first performed together as a duo in 1965 and formed the jazz-oriented Richard Carpenter Trio followed by the middle-of-the-road Spectrum. They signed as The Carpenters to A & M Records in 1969, and achieved major success the following year with the hit singles “Close To You,”and “We’ve Only Just Begun.” The duo’s brand of melodic pop produced a record-breaking run of hit recordings on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, and they became leading sellers in soft rock.
The Carpenters had three number-one singles and five number-two singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fifteen number-one hits on the Adult Contemporary Chart. They sold more than 100 million records worldwide. In 1979 both suffered health problems ending their careers.
Tickets are $45-$70 plus at Ticketmaster or the theatre’s box office now on sale for the January 9, 2020 performance at the Parker Playhouse at 8 p.m. Inventory is limited. The Parker Playhouse is located at 707 N. E. 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale. For all other information call 954-462-0222 or 954- 660-6307.
707 N.E.8th Street, Fort Lauderdale 954-462--0222/www.parkerplayhouse.com
2069 World Parkway Blvd. E., Clearwater 352-513-3662/www.otowclearwaterinfo.com
701 Okeechobee Blvd., W. Palm Beach 561-832-7469/www.kravis.org
"SEE YOU AT THE THEATRE" ™
201 S.W. 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-462-0222/www.browardcenter.org