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THE CARPENTERS TRIBUTE
REVISIT THE GOLDEN GIRLS
AS FEISTY PUPPETS
AT THE BROWARD CENTER’S
Sashay over to the Broward Center and check out this laugh-out-loud parody “That Golden Girls Show!" where you can relive the funniest iconic moments from the series. It is tremendously funny, hilarious, heartwarming, a bit catty and familiar all rolled into one.
One of Off Broadway’s biggest smash hits, That Golden Girls Show! parodies classic Golden Girls moments from the brilliant TV series with puppets. Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, it is filled with cheesecake, laughter, jaszzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quickwitted put down, devoted fans will fondly remember and first timers will find joyful.
Audiences will be introduced to Sophia’s get rich quick schemes, Rose’s tales from St. Olaf, Blanched’s insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth and Dorothy’s daily struggle to make sense of her life and manage her roommates, all the while fending off a certain pesky ex-husband, once and for all.
What a hoot! Jonathan Rockefeller hit the jackpot. A unique tribute show that is as funny as, if not more, than the original. Hilarious, delightful, the perfect escape for anyone looking for laughs this season.
Tickets are $45 to $ 65 plus, at Ticketmaster, now on sale for the January 19, 2020 show in the Amaturo Theatre at the Broward Center. Showtimes are 2 and 7 p.m. For additional information call the box office at 954-062-0222 located at 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
MICHAEL-ANN RUSSELL JCC PRESENTS
MY SON THE WAITER
WITH AND BY BRAD ZIMMERMAN
The show is essentially, Brad Zimmerman standing on stage and giving the audience the highlights from his life story. Much of this relates back to the context provided by the title. Zimmerman was a waiter for twenty-nine years while pursuing his acting career, and had to contend with his mother’s good-natured, passive-aggressive disappointment.
He talks his way through early-life success as a sportsman, actorly development at college, and, of course, three decades of work in the service industry. Along the way there are light diversions into the realms of wine-tasting, Kabbalah, airline piloting and more. The tone is generally warm, albeit with a caustic impatience for stupidity.
Towards the end of the show he also talks humbly of his later life successes, and his affection for his parents, which gives the show it’s heart. It’s a well put together piece, working neatly within the realm of the conventional one-man show mold. What’s not to like?
Zimmerman has a wonderfully calm and grounded presence on-stage. Like all the great comic performers, he rests comfortably in the spotlight, knowing that everything he’s going to say in the next ninety minutes is entirely correct, bluntly honest, and funny.
Zimmerman is a funny man with funny material. Generally speaking, that’s all you need to know about the show. If you think you’d like a funny, older guy telling jokes about Madonna and his Jewish mother, this is the show for you.
“My Son The Waiter” is now on stage and will run through January 12, 2020. Tickets are $45 to $ 70 at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC, located at 18900 N. E. 25th Avenue, Miami. For further information call 855-448-7469. Groups call 888-264-1788.
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 with a book by Chad Beguelin. Set in the fictional Arabian City of Agrabah , the story follows the familiar tale of a poor 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 of the streets of this city, stealing food trying to survive. When his mother dies, he decides to put an end to his worthless vagrant living and gives himself a covenant never to steal and generally prove to the world that he is worth something.
As it turned 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, in which he will find a lot of knowledge, but to get there he must be able to find Aladdin and use his help, because grottos 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 will be going fast for this Broadway Musical at the Broward Center opening January 8 thru 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.
“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 1969-1983. They produced a distinct soft musical style, combining 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 the 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.
201 S.W. 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-462-0222/www.browardcenter.org
18900 N.E. 25th Avenue, N. Miami Beach 305-932-4200/www.jcctheatre.com
707 N.E. 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale 954-462--0222/www.parkerplayhouse.com
201 S.W. 5th Ave.,Fort Lauderdale 954-462-0222/www.browardcenter.org