Here are our picks for the best stage shows – theatre, dance and comedy – this winter and spring.
Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 at Arts Garage, 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Tickets are $35 and $40 at 561-450-6357 or ArtsGarage.org.
Impersonators are a fabulous faux femme force, as anyone who has attended those popular drag queen shows at Arts Garage can attest. Returning emcee Ariel Rimm will share the stage with Adelaide, Citris and Angie Ovahness Pryce. Advice to the wise: buy your tickets now, because this drag-a-licious series is still selling out.
February 8-20 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost between $32.50 and $90.50 at 954-462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org.
It is the second Broadway hit to mine gold from the famed Motown record label. The legendary Detroit label was in the spotlight of the music scene with “Motown the Musical”. And some might say “Dreamgirls” was the first clone, siphoning off Supremes history as it did. Which is a perfect transition to a bit of trivia: The Supremes were originally called the Primettes and were a girl group supporting the Temptations, who were then the largest group known as the Primes. This musical retelling of that history will include some of the Temptations’ greatest hits, including “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination”, “Get Ready” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”.
February 20 at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost between $65 and $130 at MyHRL.com.
Top terpsichorian talent will bring the glitz and glamor of ABC ballroom dancing competition to the entertainment venue of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The expected dancers include Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater and Britt Stewart.
February 25 at Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Tickets cost between $45 and $125 at MyHRL.com.
Broadway star and film versions of “Dear Evan Hansen” – winning a Tony Award, a Grammy and a Daytime Emmy (for performing on NBC’s “Today Show”) – will perform in support of his second solo album, “Reverie”, released August 13. Platt also starred in the original Great Production White Way of “The Book of Mormon” as well as films such as “Pitch Perfect” and this year’s “The People We Hate at the Wedding.”
March 4 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets are $55 to $139 at 561-832-7469 or Kravis.org.
The subtitle of this show, “You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today,” says it all. The humor here of two comedic superstars takes jabs at their own stardom and teases Tinseltown. Joining the dynamic duo on stage will be keyboardist Jeff Babko (house band “Jimmy Kimmel Live”) and The Steep Canyon Rangers (Grammy-winning bluegrass band).
March 6 at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets cost between $25 and $150 at FestivalBoca.org.
This ballet is part of the larger Boca Arts Festival, which offers a slate of performances and lectures from March 4-13. “A Night at the Ballet” will feature dancers from American Ballet Theater and New York City Ballet as well as others. One piece we can’t wait to see is by choreographer Melanie Hamrick, a former ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre. Hamrick was also in a relationship with Mick Jagger, with whom she has one child, Deveroux, born in 2016. Two of Hamrick’s contemporary works in this performance are set to music by The Rolling Stones.
March 9-20 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $30.50 to $90.50 at 954-462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org.
Based on the 2013 mega-movie of the same name, this musical follows the film’s narrative of Elsa and Anna, two sisters (spoiler alert: one has magical powers that inform the title). They are also princesses who learn about sacrifice and love through their adventures. In addition to a dozen new songs, the Broadway show includes tunes from the film such as “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” “Love is an Open Door”, “For the First Time Ever”, “Reindeer Are Better Than People”, “Fixer Upper”, “In Summer”, “Monster” and, of course, this reversal – House favorite, “Let It Go”.
March 26-April 10 at FAU’s Theater Lab, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton (the Heckscher Stage theater space in the Houses of Parliament on the campus of Florida Atlantic University). Tickets are $32 and $40 at 561-297-6124 or FAU.edu/theatrelab.
This world premiere of Miami-based playwright Gina Montet’s dark comedy thriller was born out of the Theater Lab’s 2020 New Play Festival. Christine and Mark are expecting their first child, but exhaustion, pregnancy jitters and rising hormones begin to wreak havoc on Christine’s mind. The mom-to-be soon gets lost in her vivid fantasy world, triggered by all the movies she binges.
March 25 through April 10 at the Boca Stage Theater, 3333 N Federal Highway in Boca Raton (The Sol Theater). Tickets are $45 and $50 at 866-811-4111 or BocaStage.net.
This Civil War comedy drama from the Boca Stage Theater (formerly Primal Forces) follows the absurdities General Benjamin Butler must deal with with military bureaucracy at his Virginia fort when an escaped slave seeks asylum.
April 21 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets are $25 to $125 at 305-949-6722 or ArshtCenter.oug.
Three luminaries of flamenco will take part in this annual event: Mercedes Ruíz, María Moreno and Eduardo Guerrero. Under the auspices of artistic director Manuel Liñan, they will be joined on stage by musicians and singer Maria Terremoto.