FLORENZIO EN EL AMAZONAS
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TRIBUTE TO MARIUS PETIPA
COMIC LEGEND ROBERT KLEIN
TO APPEAR IN PERSON AT BOCA BLACK BOX
For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, television and in film. Most recently, he guest starred as Laura Diamond’s grouchy but lovable father, Leo, on NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura,” starring Debra Messing. He is also the subject of a new documentary, Robert Klein: “Still Can’t Stop His Leg.”
Born in the Bronx he was a member of the famed Second City theatrical troupe in Chicago. He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album of the Year for Child of the Fifties and Mind Over Matter.
He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.” Klein also won an Obie and the ‘Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s, “The Sisters Rosensweig.”
He regularly appeared on talk shows, making more than 100 appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, where he is a show favorite, and “Late Show with David Letterman.” Klein has also appeared in many notable films as Hooper, The Owl & The Pussycat, and many more.
Now see him in person at the Boca Black Box April 26, 27 and 28, 2018, evenings at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60-$70 at the Boca Box office located at 8221Glades Road #10, Boca Raton. For more information call 561-483-9036.
ARSHT CENTER’S ZIFF OPERA HOUSE TO PRESENT
FLORIDA GRAND OPERA’S FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS
On the riverbank, the El Dorado is a steamboat sailing down the Amazon from Leticia, Columbia, to Manaus in the early 1900s. On riverbank, Riolobo, a mystical character who can assume many forms, excitedly announces that the El Dorado is bound for the opera house in Manaus.
There, the legendary opera diva Florencia Grimaldi, who has not set foot in her native South America for twenty years, will give a concert to reopen the theatre.
From among the crowds lining the riverbanks and selling their local wares, we glimpse the ship’s passengers coming aboard: a young journalist, Rosalba, who is working on a biography of Florencia Grimaldi; Paula and Alvaro, a middle-aged couple journeying to hear Grimaldi in hopes of rekindling their marriage and the diva herself, traveling incognito.
As the ship pulls away rom the busy port, Florencia reflects on the emptiness of her life and her desire to recover herself and her long-lost lover, Cristóbal, a butterfly hunter in search of the rare Emerald Muse.
A violent storm quickly develops, and the ship is carried helplessly in a downpour of rain. Alvaro saves the boat from being crushed by tree trunks but is knocked overboard. Act 2 tells the rest of the story that is full of suspense, love and adventure.
This story is one of the most lyrical and melodious new operas of the past 30 years, embraced by critics and audiences everywhere it has played. To portray a great artist, FGO has engaged a great artist . Ana Marie Martinez, acclaimed as one of the most beloved Butterflys in recent opera history.
Performances are April 28, 29, May 1,4, and 5-2018. For time schedules and ticket information call the Center’s box office at 800-741-1010 located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR THE ROCK BAND
“RARE EARTH” AT THE DANIA BEACH CASINO
The group Rare Earth was formed in 1968. The band was one of the first acts signed to a new Motown imprint that would be dedicated to white rock acts. The record company did not have a name for the new label yet and the band jokingly suggested Motown call the label “Rare Earth.” To the band’s surprise Motown decided to do just that.
In the 1970's, Rare Earth had a number of Top 40 hits , including covers of The Temptations “I Know I’m Losing You,” and “Get Ready.” Each was more successful than the Temptations “Get ready,” and became the biggest hit, peaking at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
This disc sold more than one million copies and received a gold record awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America. Hits from the late 70's were “Born To Wander,” I Just Want to Celebrate,” and “Hey Big Brother.” Their hit “I Just Want to Celebrate,” has been used in US-wide advertising campaigns by Ford Motor Company, AT&T and Nicoderm
Present members are Gil Bridges- saxophone, flute, and lead vocals. Ray Monette-lead guitars, vocals, Randy Bird Burghdoff- bass, vocals, Floyd Stokes Jr.- drums, lead vocals, and Mike Bruner-keyboards.
Rare Earth has continued to captivate audiences for more than two decades with their uniquely recognizable sound. On April 21, 2018, at 8 p.m., Rare Earth will have you out of your seat, dancing and singing along to the top hit classics at The Casino at Dania Beach for an unforgettable show on stage 954. Tickets are $28 to $35 or $50 for a table of 4. For reservations and more information call 1-844-234-7469.
ARTS BALLET THEATRE OF FLORIDA CELEBRATES
ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY & TRIBUTE TO MARIUS PETIPA
The celebrations continue in 2018 as the energetic company pays tribute to legendary and international choreographer Marius Petipa, with music by Riccardo Drigo, Harlequinade and his lover Columbina, as they outwit Columbina’s father, Cassander.
He wishes Columbina to marry a rich suitor, so he keeps her locked up inside the house, away from Harlequin. He entrusts the key to his servant, Pierrot. Columbina’s friend, Pierretta comes to the house and steals the key away from Pierrot. She unlocks the house and lets Harlequin in, allowing the two lovers to unite and continue with their dancing.
Harlequinade, has long been a forgotten ballet, with only a few restorations within the past hundred years. However, Arts Ballet of Florida’s production of the ballet represents the original storyline, and upholds the classical style in which it was first choreographed, while still maintaining a fresh and exciting atmosphere.
The program also includes Divertissements of Sleeping Beauty, which will enchant the audience including dances of the Fairies, in the first act and the variations of the third act, including the Grand Pas de Deux, and excerpts from Swan Lake and Don Quixote from Marius Petipa on his 200th anniversary.
Don’t miss the celebration at either of the two performances located at the Aventura Culture Center on April 28, 2018 at 7:30 P. M. located at 3385 N.E. 188th Street, Aventura and the Broward Center on April 29th at 5 p.m. located at 201 S.W. 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $35 available by calling 954-462-0222 or 305-948-4777. Visit online at www.browardcenter.org and www.aventuracenter.org.
3385 N.E. 188th Street, Aventura 305-466-8002/www.aventuracenter.org