Here is what’s going on in the performing-arts scene this week in South Florida.
THE TAMING OF THE TENSION
Drag entertainer and storyteller-monologuist Miss Coco Peru (aka Clinton Leupp) brings a new show to South Florida as part of the LGBT-themed “Outlandish” performance series. Miss Coco, as she is known, has appeared in movies such as “Trick,” “Girls Will Be Girls” and “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.”
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17
Where: Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
This time around, the modern-dance company will debut a new work by longtime dancer and Miami native Jamar Roberts titled “Members Don’t Get Weary,” which is set to music by John Coltrane.
When: Feb. 22-25; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. matinee Saturday and Sunday
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Contact: 305-949-6722 or ArshtCenter.org
The title role will be performed by Tyveze Littlejohn, an African-American dancing a character written as a white man by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
When: Feb. 24-25; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Benjamin Hall at the Benjamin Upper School, 4875 Grandiflora Road, Palm Beach Gardens
Contact: 561-814-5598 or BalletPalmBeach.org
BROADWAY’S NEXT HIT MUSICAL
This New York-based improvisational troupe does a different show each night, spontaneously coming up with a musical comedy sparked by ideas from the audience. The first half of the performance is an awards show, the Phonys. The winning songs are then fashioned into an on-the-spot musical.
When: Feb. 24-25; 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Sunday
Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Contact: 954462-0222 or BrowardCenter.org