This is what's going on in the South Florida theater scene this week.
THE SECRET GARDEN
Slow Burn Theatre stages the musical based on the children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story is about an 11-year-old English girl who after being orphaned in India is forced to live with her reclusive uncle and his invalid son, Colin. The saving grace for her is a garden on the estate, where she finds guidance for her new life.
Actor and choreographer Ben Solmor has given a lot to local theater, and now, the regional theater scene is giving back to him with an event titled "BENefit." Solmor, who is a co-founder of the Marquee Theatre Company in Boca Raton and the Next Level Performing Arts in Parkland, is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer, stage two bone Chondrosarcoma. Solmor is scheduled to start his set of surgeries in early January, and he doesn’t have health insurance. Marquee is hosting this benefit performance showcasing South Florida musical theater talent and also featuring production numbers from musicals previously staged by the company.
When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17
Where: West Boca Raton Community High School,12811 Glades Road
SISTER’S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGI’S GOLD
So what did happen to the Magi’s gold? In one of many sequels to the off-Broadway hit “Late Night Catechism,” Sister attempts to find out by using audience members to re-create the scene at the Nativity.