Here’s what is happening in the regional theater world this week.
MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY
Brad Zimmerman, a South Florida favorite, recounts his three-decade struggle waiting tables in New York while trying to launch a career in acting and standup comedy in this solo show that ran for two years off-Broadway. Spoiler alert: His tenacity paid off. Zimmerman went on to open for A listers such as George Carlin, Julio Iglesias, Dennis Miller, Joan Rivers and Brad Garrett.
When: Feb. 1-March 25; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Contact: 855-448-7469 or MySonTheWaiter.com
TO THE NEW GIRL
The whole title is “To the New Girl: Sound Advice for My Former Husband’s Wife or Mistress,” so you probably have already figured out that this is a show made up of 10 monologues from a variety of women commenting on relationships.
When: Feb. 2-4; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. matinee Sunday
Where: Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop and Repertory Company, 1009 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
Cost: $25 for adults; $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased one hour before showtime at the box office.
Contact: 561-833-7529 or ActorsRep.org
IMAGINE – A BEATLES CELEBRATION
The hard part about putting together a revue of Beatles songs? So much worthy material. That’s the challenge director-choreographer Kevin Black had in creating the show. “I mean, this could easily be a three-act show with all the material,” Black says in press materials. “ ‘Imagine’ presents these timeless classics in new and refreshing forms. My overall goal is to present an evening of great music with a message of hope and peace for the future.”
When: Feb. 2-March 11; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate
Contact: 954-344-7765 or StageDoorFL.org
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE — LIVE
The 2003 animated film about a French woman searching for her cyclist grandson who was kidnapped by gangsters during the Tour de France was nominated for Academy Awards for best animated feature and, particularly relevant for this show, best original song. At this performance, the movie will be screened while the score’s composer, Benoit Charest, leads an orchestra performing music from the film.
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3
Where: Bailey Hall at Broward College on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie
Contact: 954-201-6884 or BaileyHall.org
IF I FORGET
This dramedy is centered on a Jewish-American family, though mostly secular, working through strained relations with one another while simultaneously debating larger issues such as how much of the past should inform the future? The play, which premiered at New York’s Roundabout Theatre about this time last year, was written by Steven Levenson, who won a Tony Award for writing the book for “Dear Evan Hansen” and was a screenwriter for Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”
When: Feb. 3-March 4; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays; 2 p.m. matinee Sundays
Where: GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables
Cost: $42-$55 ($15 for students)
Contact: 305-445-1119 or GableStage.org