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ALL SHOWS AT THE KRAVIS CENTER ARE SUSPENDED 'TIL
THE END OF MARCH, 2020.
WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY IN MIND, ALL PUBLIC PERFORMANCES AT THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & PARKER PLAYHOUSE WILL BE POSTPONED OR CANCELLED EFFECTIVE THROUGH APRIL 12, 2020. THE DECISION WAS BASED UPON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF
THE GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
FOR THE MUSICAL “RAGTIME”
IN AMATURO THEATRE AT BROWARD CENTER
In one of the most highly anticipated productions of the theatrical season and winner of Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, Ragtime is a true blockbuster, boasting two Broadway runs in a dozen years with a revival in 2009 following its premiere in 1998.
The musical is based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel, which was selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time. The hit show’s pedigree is just as stellar with a creative team of award-winning compo-ser lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once On This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff) and noted playwright Terrance McNally.
Ragtime weaves an American tapestry of historical and fictitious characters that tracks three families in New York at the start of the 20th Century. While the setting and historical characters might classify Ragtime as a period piece, it is as current as today’s headlines. The heart of the show is about issues that are important today as they were in the early 1900's.
Audiences connect to the timeless human emotions of love and loss as they recognize the excitement of living in a time of historic change. Performances begin March 20, evenings at 7: 30 p.m. through April 5, 2020. Matinees at 2 p.m. Additional matinees March 21, and 25th and April 4, 2020. Tickets are $49-$65 at Ticketmaster. For more information call the box office at 954-462-0222 located at 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
THE BAND "AMERICA" CELEBRATES
THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN THE AU-RENE THEATRE
AT BROWARD CENTER
Although they were capable of sunny California pop and Beatlesque melodies (both of which were helped along by The Beatles producer George Martin), America was one of the defining soft-rock trios of the late 70s, sporting killer harmonies, strange lyrics, and a knack for pop hooks that would appeal to just anybody.
One of the most popular soft-rock outfits of the era brought the sound of folk-rock groups, such as CSNY, into the pop charts. Their surreal, somewhat psychedelic lyrics were an anomaly in their genre, helped to define the new California soft-rock sound that grew out of the area’s folk and pop.
America is one of the few successful transatlantic rock acts. The three guiding members are Dewey Bunnell, vocals, guitar, and percussion. Gerry Beckley on vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, and harmonica. And, Dan Peek, vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, and harmonica. The three members of America met in strange, similar, decidedly multinational circumstances.
All three were Air Force “brats,” having grown up in the States but transferred to the U.S. base in London. Their top hit songs are “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” “You Can Do Magic,” “A Horse With No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Daisy Jane,” and “The Border.” They received Grammy Awards and are are members of the Hall of Fame.
America Band will perform at Broward Center on March 24, 2020 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $99.50 at Ticketmaster. For more information call the Center’s box office at 954-462-0222, located at 201 S.W. 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
CAPITAL STEPS ARE BACK
WITH AN ALL NEW MOCKERY OF DEMOCRACY
AT KRAVIS CENTER
The musical satire troupe The Capitol Steps is returning to the Rinker Playhouse with its new production “The Lyin’ Kings” from March 13 through 29, 2020, evenings at 7:30 p.m., matinees 1:30 p.m. Political satire is everywhere today, but The Capitol Steps has entertained audiences in the Triangle and beyond with political song parodies and skits for more than 30 years.
The Lyin’ includes skits and lyrics about the current Democratic primary candidates and the newest late-night thoughts from President Donald Trump set to well-known pop tunes. Some examples are Donald Trump singing a rock song, Bernie Sanders singing a show tune, and Vladimir Putin dancing shirtless.
Elaina Newport, a founding member of The Capitol Steps says that troupes have put the “mock” in Democracy for nine presidential elections and we all need a laugh.
Tickets are $45 now on sale at the Kravis box office. Located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For all additional information call 561-832-7469.
MICHAEL-ANN RUSSELL COMMUNITY CENTER
PRESENTS THE MIRACLE WORKER BY W. GIBSON
Helen is a bright, strong, energetic child, but left both blind and deaf in the wake of an illness as a baby. She is also a feral, frustrated mystery to her exhausted family. Her heartbroken mother Kate is Helen’s best protector, while her half-brother James wants to send Helen to an institution, and her father, Arthur Keller, a former Captain in the Confederate Army, is worried for the safety of their new baby.
As a last resort, the Kellers send for a governess from the prestigious Perkins Institute for the Blind, and get Annie Sullivan. Annie is a lively and stubborn Yankee girl, barely out of school herself. Her main recommendations are her experience of childhood blindness....now cured, after numerous operations– and the title of Valedictorian.
Driven by the demons of her traumatic past, Annie, the unlikely Miracle Worker, fights to reach Helen and bring light to the darkness of her mind. But faced with the well-meaning pity of the Kellers, the curious sneers of James, and the fearful, furious trickery of Helen herself, it will take all of Annie’s patience, creativity, and firmness of spirit to bring about the transformation of Helen, the trapped wild creature, into Helen, the brilliant and communicative child she could become.
In William Gibson’s riveting prose, one of the great miracles of the 19th century has become one of the great stage plays of the 20th, as past and present, fact and mere conjecture, are woven together in a thrilling and heart-rending drama. Universal sorrows, family bonds, and the strength of the human spirit are explored in the amazing true story of two remarkable women.
The Miracle Worker will take place at the Michael-Ann Russell Community Center Wednesdays, and Thursdays from March 18-29, 2020, evenings at 7 p.m. Sundays at 2 and 5 p.m. in the Alan and Diane Lieberman Theatre. For ticket information call the box office at 866-811-4111 located at 18900 N.E. 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach. For all other information call 305-932-4200 extension 130.
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