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SANDY GELFOUND’S JEWISH LOVE STORY
THE KOSHER CHEERLEADER
NOW ON STAGE AT PGA CENTER
A former NFL Raider Cheerleader’s journey to Jewish Orthodoxy and beyond is a life story in a fascinating tale filled with love, laughter and cheerleading. Multi-talented comedienne Sandy Gelfound will spend four weeks at the Palm Beach Garden’s Art Center now on stage through August 27-2017.
Gelfound, has performed stand-up comedy alongside the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, tap dances, pom-pom waves, eats, shops, writes and cartwheels through her life’s journey, that begins with her father - a Borsht Belt performer, who was a Jewish atheist. “He knew he was one of the chosen people, he just didn’t know by whom,” she explained recently; and her mother, a Russian Orthodox gypsy flamenco dancer taught her to play the castanets. Sandy has often said, theirs was like a marriage between Carmen Miranda and Jackie Mason.
In Judaism the Rabbi’s say “Gams Zu La Tova, everything is for the good,” she continues. “ I was born with a hole in my heart. How can that be good? But, after many years the doctors have finally said that nothing needs to be fixed. The hole never grew bigger, only my heart did.
Don’t miss this outstanding performance by Sandy Gelfound Thursday, Friday, Saturday, evenings 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday Matinees 2 p.m. Tickets are
$45 -$59 at the box office located at 4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 1-855-448-7469, or visit online at www.pgaartscenter.com
NEIL SIMON’S PLAY THE SUNSHINE BOYS EXTENDED TO
SEPTEMBER AT BROWARD STAGE DOOR THEATRE
The Sunshine Boys play was originally produced on Broadway in 1972 and later adapted for film and television. The story follows the attempt by a young theatrical agent to unite his elderly uncle, a former vaudevillian great, with his long- time stage partner for a TV reunion.
Despite their celebrated reputation, the two old men have not spoken twelve years. Besides remastering their sketch, the two men have numerous issues to work out before returning to the public eye. Ex-vaudevillians Lewis and Clark, the plays' protagonists, who were once a successful vaudevillian comedy duo known as the Sunshine Boys, unite for a television special in spite of the fact that they can’t stand each other.
The play was revised on Broadway on December 8, 1997 and ran for more than a year after 230 performances and was given a full, five star rating. This show glitters, like fireworks on the fourth of July. Performances are now on stage and continue through September 24, 2017.
Evenings at 8 p.m, matinees 2 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday. Tickets are $48 available at the box office located at 8036 West Sample Road, Coral Springs. For additional information call 954-344-7765.
GRACELAND PRESENTS ELVIS PRESLEY
LIVE IN CONCERT & ON STAGE AT BROWARD CENTER
As Graceland prepares to mark the milestone 40th anniversary of Elvis’ passing this August, it has announced the US debut of “Elvis, Live in Concert,” an all-new concert production featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen accompanied by a live orchestra, coming to 12 cities this August.
This critically-acclaimed stage event, which has sold out at arenas across the world since last November, is inspired by the award-winning, chart-topping album releases , “ I Can Dream,” and “The Wonder of You,” which features remastered vocals of the king’s voice and new orchestral arrangements of some of his biggest hits.
The concert tour features Elvis Presley as he has never been heard or seen before-with the full, rich sound of a live orchestra, as well as performance footage rarely seen on the big screen as it celebrates the music, life and legacy of the greatest entertainer of all time. The production is so realistic, audiences will believe he is really there in person.
Together, this multimedia creation puts the audience inside an Elvis Presley concert presented exactly like one of his classic live performances in a Las Vegas showroom. The contemporary staging and overall production creates the illusion that Elvis is on stage for his finest concert performance.
Tickets are now on sale for the August 19,2017 performance at the Broward Center’s Au-Rene Theatre at 8 p.m. Prices range from $45 to $145 at the box office located at 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For reservations and information call 954-462-0222, Ticketmaster or visit BrowardCenter.org.
NEW CABARET SERIES TAKES PLACE IN STUDIO THEATRE
AT DON & ANN BROWN THEATRE PALM BEACH
Shelly Keelor, starring in the new cabaret Series has received rave reviews for her performance as the Beggar Woman in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd, brings her popular show, Sentimental Journey, to the cabaret series at the Perlberg Studio Theatre from August 18-20, 2017.
The program showcases some of the best music from the WW2 era, including “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “You’ll Never Know,” “ Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Every Time We Say Goodbye,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and many more. She will be accompanied on the piano by Paul Reekie.
Keelor is the third artist to appear in the cabaret series, which launched in June and has been an instant hit to sold out audiences. She is an international entertainer, actress, and singer who has soloed in more than a dozen countries. Shelly has been honored with several awards. Paul Reekie has a long list of credits as a musical director and performs regularly in cabaret shows with local and international singers.
Performance times are Friday and Saturday night 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. and Sunday evening at 7p.m. Tickets are $30 at the box office located at 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. For more information call 561-514-4042, ext.2.