This is what’s happening in the South Florida performing arts scene this week.
In this musical’s imagined world, being gay is the norm while heterosexuality is strictly taboo. But at the town’s high school, the football team’s quarterback starts to have feelings for the captain of the girls’ intramural mechanical-bull-riding team.
The rapper Dice Raw (Karl Jenkins) of the Roots stars in this hip-hop musical inspired by Raw’s 2013 album “Jimmy’s Back,” which in turn was sparked by Michelle Alexander’s 2010 book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” The show examines the effects of the criminal justice system and the prison industrial complex on black men.
MIAMI CITY BALLET’S PROGRAM TWO — A JEROME ROBBINS CELEBRATION
To commemorate what would have been Jerome Robbins’ 100th birthday, Miami City Ballet will devote the entire second program of the season to the choreographer’s work. Performances will include “Circus Polka,” “Other Dances,” “The Cage,” “In the Night” and “West Side Story Suite.”
When: Various times; Jan. 12-14 in Miami; Jan. 27-28 in Fort Lauderdale; Feb. 2-4 in West Palm Beach
Where: Jan. 12-14 at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Jan. 27-28 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; Feb. 2-4 at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach