KOOL AND THE GANG
4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens 561-445-9244/ www.pgaartscenter.com
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TOMMY KOENIG RETURNS TO FLORIDA WITH HIS
HIT MUSICAL COMEDY BABY BOOMER BABY
Tommy Koenig was voted “ Best New Comic” in 1980. The multi-faceted comedian, actor, writer, and teacher began his career in such venues as Dangerfield’s, The Copacabana, and The Playboy Club, where he opened for Jazz greats like Lionel Hampton and Damita Jo.
He also appeared frequently on stand-up comedy shows from London to Los Angeles . He has guest starred on Miami Vice and was part of Mel Brooks’ cast of Robin Hood-Men in Tights and Dracula-Dead and Loving It.
During the show, Koenig channels dozens of well-known original songs, characters, parodies of everyone from The Beatles and Lady Gaga, to impressions of Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, The Bee Gees, and The Eagles, among many others.
Tickets for Baby Boomer Baby, now on stage through May 28, 2017 are on sale and may now be purchased online at www.pgaartscenter.com or by calling 1-855-448-7469 or 561-445-9244. Tickets for all shows are $45 at the PGA Arts Center located at 4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Group sales for 12 or more call 1-888-264-1788.
RICHARD RODGERS & OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN’S THE SOUND OF MUSIC
ON STAGE AT PARKER PLAYHOUSE
The Hills Are Alive With “The Sound of Music,” with songs they have sung for a thousand years... and now they come alive at the Parker Playhouse on May 19 through the 20, 2017.
Presented by The Astrid Audet Academy of Ballet, the story tells the history of the Georg Von Trapp family who lived in a villa in Aigen, a suburb of Salzburg. Upon the death of his wife, Georg Von Trapp wrote to the Nonnberg Abbey asking for a nun to help tutor his sick young daughter. The Mother Abbess sent Maria who became the governess to all seven of his children.
Maria and the Captain disagree intensely on how the children are brought up, but he must leave them to her care as he is obligated to serve a commission in the war against the Nazis. Meanwhile, Maria has taught the children to sing and they all sing at the Festival concert.
Later, the Captain consults Maria, with whom he has fallen in love, and decides they must secretly flee Austria. When the Nazis start a search, the Von Trapps and Maria flee over the Alps as the nuns sing “Climb Every Mountain.” Other beautiful songs in the show are, "My Favorite Things,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” "So Long, Farewell,” “Do, Re, Me,” and much more.
Tickets are $22 to $37 at the Parker Playhouse box office located at 707 N. E. 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Performances are Friday at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 11; 30 a. m. Call 954-462-0222.
MAMMA MIA THE HIT MUSICAL BASED ON
THE SONGS OF ABBA
COMING TO BROWARD CENTER
On the Greek Island of Kalokairi, 20 year old Sophie is preparing to marry her fiancé, Sky. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle, but does not know who he is. Sophie discovers her mother’s old diary and finds entries which describe intimate dates with three men, Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin and Harry Bright.
Sophie believes one of these men is her father and, three months prior to the wedding, sends each an invitation to her wedding, writing in the name of her mother, Donna, without telling the unsuspecting mother.
The day before the wedding, Donna begins receiving guests at her tavern. The first to arrive are her old friends. The three women catch up and talk about how their lives used to be and how they’ve changed. Later that day, Sophie’s three possible fathers arrive. Donna is very surprised to see her ex-lovers and leaves in tears.
Sophie has convinced them not to tell Donna she invited them. Sophie had hoped she would know her father the moment she saw him, but is only more confused. She suddenly calls a halt to the wedding as she is not ready to get married to Sky.
Many things have suddenly changed and many unexpected surprises have taken place. One just has to see the show for all the answers, that turn out very well for all, in addition to some very beautiful music.
Tickets are $30 to $150 for showtimes on May 19th at 8 p.m. May 20th at 2 p.m. and May 21 at 1 and 6 p.m. at the box office located at 201 S.W. 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222.
PEMBROKE PINES CITY CENTER CELEBRATES WITH
GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS “KOOL & THE GANG”
There’s a party going on and “Kool & The Gang” delivers a night of song, celebration and good times on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. at the Pembroke Pines City Center located at 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines.
Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for more than 45 years, longer than any R & B group in history with its bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements.
It has also been a major musical influence as the group’s incredible catalog of grooves became DJ’s favorites, only second to R & B icon James Brown as sources of rap-music samples, after hip-hop exploded in the 90's.
The band has scored 25 Top Ten R&B hits and 31 gold and platinum albums with hits such as “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Misled,” “Joanna,” “Summer Madness,” and “Open Sesame.”
Tickets are $29.50 to $79.50 available through Ticketmaster. Call 1-800-745-3000. Self parking is free.
"SEE YOU AT THE THEATRE" ™