THE TONY NOMINATED MUSICAL “WAITRESS”
OPENS AT THE BROWARD CENTER
Waitress tells the story of “Jenna”, an expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage, who dreams of a way out of her small town Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, “Lulu.”
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, Waitress is an irresistible new hit featuring original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus of (Finding Neverland, Pippin and Hair.)
Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film, the musical tells of a baking contest in a nearby county, and the town’s new doctor's possible offer to her. She gets a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
It’s an empowering musical of the highest degree with great raves. This uplifting musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Autumn Rae Sanchez, 4, of Miami, and Quinn Eden Titcomb, 5, of Fort Lauderdale will alternate the role of “Lulu,” the daughter of the production’s main character, Jenna. Both girls were chosen via an audition process held at the Broward Center on March 6th. The girls chosen will perform in 4 performances each during the engagement.
Tickets for Waitress start at $40.25 and up, are available at the Broward Center’s box office located at 201 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, online at browardcenter.org or call 954-462-0222, including performance schedules. Groups of ten or more call 954-660-6307.
WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘TIME STEP” THE TAP DANCE
SPECTACULAR OPENS AT STAGE DOOR THEATRE
That recognizable rhythmic tap combination ...the time step, a term that derives from the era of great tap dancers who used their distinctive footwork to set the pace of the music. A mix of European jig, reel Steps, clog and African rhythms all combined to create an exciting new dance style. This was, some say, the creation of tap in America as a theatrical art form.
The term comes from the time of great tap dancers who used their distinctive time step to tell the band the desired tempo. Time steps are figured in International style Cha-cha-cha. In various rhythmic ballroom/ social dances, time step sometimes refers to steps in place that mark the characteristic rhythm of the dance, 2-3-cha-cha-cha.
In tap, the common time steps are classified as single, double and triple. While these are the universal time steps, dancers often choose to create their own time steps- following the pattern two bars repeated 3 times with a 2 bar break.
From Kevin Black , creator of many popular musicals comes this world premiere celebration of the artistry of tap dancing... Time Step, now on stage through May 6, 2018, evenings at 8 p.m. matinees 2 p.m. All tickets are $48 available at the box office located at 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate. Online at 954-344-7765 or 954-404-7394.
Please take note of the Stage Door Theatre’s, move into a brand new location at 3800 Northwest 11th Place, in Lauderhill. Check for dates, time and location of all future performances.
GRAMMY- WINNING TRUMPETER/ COMPOSER
CHRIS BOTTI TO PERFORM AT PARKER PLAYHOUSE
Chris Botti is the complete package, a dazzling musician at home with everything from jazz to pop to rock. A brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine, and a born showman whose joy at being on stage is infectious.
With multiple Gold and Platinum albums, numerous Grammy Award nominations , and four number-one albums on Billboard’s jazz charts, Botti is America’s top-selling instrumental artist.
Though best known as a contemporary jazz performer, trumpeter Chris Botti made his initial splash on the pop music scene. A native of Oregon, he started playing at the age of ten, and began performing professionally while still in high school.
After studying in the prestigious Indiana University music program under noted jazz educator David Baker, Botti relocated to New York where he served with saxophonist George Coleman and trumpet great Woody Shaw.
In 1990, Botti was asked to join Paul Simon’s band, where he remained for the next five years. Two years later he was a featured soloist on a world tour.
Botti will be performing in person at the Parker Playhouse on April 17, 2018 at 8 p.m. For tickets and other information call the box office at 954-462-0222 or 954-764-1441 located at 707 N. E. 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale.
FIVE THOUSAND YEARS OF CIVILIZATION REBORN
THROUGH THE PRESENTATION OF SHEN YUN
AT KRAVIS CENTER
Be inspired and amazed when you experience the devine cultures of Shen Yun. In ancient times, China was heralded as the Land of the Devine. So majestic was the culture that it was thought to be a gift from above. Its people sought to live their lives in harmony with nature and the universe. It was a world rich with creativity, beauty, and virtue. They now invite their audience to visit the lost civilization, through Shen Yun.
Shen Yun pushes the boundaries of the performing arts, melding timeless artistry with cutting-edge innovation, transporting onto a world where legends come to life. Discover the breathtaking beauty of classical Chinese dance, and treat yourself to Shen Yun’s unique blend of costuming, high-tech backdrops, and live orchestra. Be prepared for a theatre experience like no other.
Chinese dynasties have come and gone, and much of this heritage has been lost. Shen Yun strives to bring this ancient culture to life on stage, at the Kravis Center April 24 at 8 p.m. and 25, at 2 p.m. 2018. Tickets are $ 80.00 $ 200.00 at the box office located at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach. For more information call 561-832-7469.
8036 W. Sample Road, Margate 954-344-7765 /www.stagedoorfl.org
201 S.W. 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 954-462-0222/www.browardcenter.org
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