Tag Archives: Broward Center for the Performing Arts
The Christmas season officially opened this weekend wrapped in pink. Elle Woods, leading a perky singing and dancing ensemble in Slow Burn Theatre Company’s ebullient Legally Blonde, lit up the Broward Center with a positive attitude that probably allows that Santa Claus might yet exist
The ground-breaking record-breaking Tony-winning Pulitzer-winning musical Hamilton is expected to attract unprecedented numbers of fans and newcomers when the national tour arrives at the Broward Center this month. But that raises a dozen logistical challenges, starting with where will as many as 2,600 people attending each show at the main Au-Rene theater find places to park, and how will officials handle potential traffic jams?
Put aside your expectations that the musical Freaky Friday is going to be yet another manipulative Disney raid on its popular film titles, designed primarily for those who fondly recall one of three cinematic versions. Instead, Slow Burn Theatre Company has delivered a thoroughly enchanting evening, one of most polished and downright fun productions it has offered in recent years.
More News: Teen Ambassadors, New Theatre Lab Program, Charlie Cinnamon Exhibit, Kravis Volunteers & Insight Benefit
News about Broward Teen Ambassadors’ application deadline, Theatre Lab’s new series for families, Kravis Center’s volunteer opportunities, a benefit for Insight for the Blind, and a terrific exhibit on the life of press agent Charlie Cinnamon at the Jewish Museum
This Broadway Across America production of Waitress at the Broward Center about the complexities and emotional truth of how dreams do and should form the backbone of life.arguably is even brighter and more deeply felt than the 2016 version still running in New York
Be grateful that Slow Burn Theatre Company with its audacious affection for large scale challenging musicals has decided to mount The Secret Garden, that ode to rebirth, memorable for its lush unconventional score that resembles streams of music intertwining into an aural waterfall.
For a show whose strengths are its celebration of nose-thumbing non-conformity and anarchic scenes of unrestrained thrash metal music, School of Rock is a surprisingly conventional musical that mechanically ticks off all the check marks in theater’s dramaturgical by-the-numbers playbook.
Perhaps you’ve seen The Sound of Music once too often. But if you have fond memories that seek reawakening or if you have never seen it on stage as opposed to the film, this is an enthusiastically recommended effort.
The din of cheering, hollering teenagers exploding Tuesday wasn’t to applaud the appearance of a hip-hop celeb. Instead, the tumult in the Broward Center recognized excellence in 25 public and private schools through Broward and Palm Beach counties recognizing achievement in theater by high school performers, designers, technicians and critics at the 15th Cappies Awards.
Matilda the Musical, with a national tour that’s made a stop at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, may star a cadre of kids, but it is no Annie. I say that in the most positive way possible. The thought of sitting through 2 ½ hours of a children’s show wasn’t on the top of my list, but from the opening number, Matilda zapped that idea right out of my head.