Here’s what’s happening this week in South Florida’s performing-arts scene.
This backstage farce follows a theater troupe desperately trying to pull off a flop titled “Nothing On” before everything dissolves into slapstick and intrigue.
When: Through Feb.4; 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. matinee Sundays
Where: Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables
Contact: 305-444-9293or ActorsPlayhouse.org
Miami Light Project presents this triptych of live radio plays based on real-life oral histories of families in Miami (specifically the Overtown neighborhood), Cedar Rapids and Los Angeles.
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27
Where: The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami
Contact: 305-576-4350 or MiamiLightProject.com
Staged here by Palm Beach Opera, Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” is about a singer and her artist lover and how their love is threatened by dirty politics.
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27; 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Jan. 28
Where: 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach
Contact: 561-833-7888 or PBOpera.org
GARLAND IN WORD AND SONG
Judy Garland’s triumphant run at Carnegie Hall in 1961 is re-created in this solo show. Garland is played by Jody Briskey, whom some South Floridians may remember from her portrayal of the entertainment superstar in “Beyond the Rainbow” in 2006 at Florida Stage and in 2013 at Arts Garage.
When: Jan. 26-Feb. 11; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays
Where: The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail Boca Raton
Contact: 561-347-3948 or WillowTheatre.org
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITIONS
Dancers from all over the United States and other countries (China, Japan, Peru) will compete for cash awards, medals, scholarship and placement in ballet companies or schools. All rounds and the final gala performance are free and open to the public.
When: 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26; 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27; 12:15 Sunday, Jan. 28 (the Winner’s Gala starts at 5 p.m.)
Where: Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater, 17011 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach
Contact: Email email@example.com or go to MiamiIBC.com
Florida Grand Opera will perform Richard Strauss’ masterwork, famous for its dance of the seven veils, which was an invention of Oscar Wilde. The opera was banned for many years because of the provocativeness and violence in the story lifted from the New Testament.
When: Jan. 27-Feb. 3; Feb. 8 and 10 in Fort Lauderdale
Where: Jan. 27-Feb. 3 at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Feb. 8 and 10 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $19-$175 in Miami; $21-$200 in Fort Lauderdale
Contact: 800-741-1010 or FGO.org
IN THE MOOD: A 1940S MUSICAL REVUE
The retro revue celebrates swing music with such favorites as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Sing Sing Sing,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Take the A Train” and “Tuxedo Junction.” The show features the 13-piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and a cast of singers and dancers.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 28
Where: Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale (in Holiday Park)
Contact: 954-462-0222 or ParkerPlayhouse.com
NOTAS QUE SABEN A OLVIDO (FORGETTING)
Teatro Avante once again presents this play about living with Alzheimer’s disease. The first time was last summer, when the piece had its U.S. premiere during Teatro Avante’s 32nd International Hispanic Theatre Festival. The play will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
When: Feb. 1-4; 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (opening reception starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1); 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Miami-Dade County Auditorium (On.Stage Black Box Theatre), 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami
Contact: 305-547-5414 or TeatroAvante.org