Here is what’s going on this week on the theater scene.
The Boca Ballet Theatre presents the Christmas favorite starring two dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Catherine Hurlin and Jose Sebastian. After the matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, there will be a Gingerbread Ball party ($8) for children and their parents.
When: Nov. 24-26; 7 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. matinee Saturday and Sunday
Where: Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater, 20101 Lyons Road, Boca Raton (on the campus of Olympic Heights Community High School).
Cost: $25-$35 for adults; $15-25 for children and seniors; $8 for Gingerbread Ball
Contact: 561-995-0709 or BocaBallet.org
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS IN CONCERT
It’s a movie screening with a symphony orchestra playing the score, or it’s a symphony orchestra performance with a movie screening. Either way, it’s the hit film “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” played on a 40-foot screen in all its high-def glory while an orchestra plays John Williams’ ear-catching score.
When: 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 25
Where: John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
Contact: 305-949-6722 or ArshtCenter.org
The Open World Dance Foundation, an organization that promotes the preservation of ballet’s traditions and is based in Melbourne, will present a ballet version of the classic with local youngsters and starring Devon Teuscher and Cory Stearns of the American Ballet Theatre.
When: Nov. 25-26; 7:30 Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale (in Holiday Park)
Contact: 954-462-0222 or ParkerPlayhouse.com
DISNEY’S NEWSIES THE MUSICAL
This musical comedy is about the real-life 1899 paperboy strike that pitted street-savvy paperboys, aka “newsies,” against publishing baron Joseph Pulitzer. Based on the 1992 movie starring Christian Bale and Robert Duvall, the stage musical’s Broadway run won the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography.
When: Nov. 28-Dec. 17; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road
Contact: 561-575-2223 or JupiterTheatre.org
This play is a portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and is based on the never-revealed-before interviews conducted by Robert Coughlan, who helped the the “queen mother” of Camelot write her 1974 memoir. The show opens an inaugural season for Forum Productions, an organization bringing productions from Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center to South Florida. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, there will be a performance ($65 for pre-show champagne reception; $50 for show only) benefiting the Unicorn Children’s Foundation, a Boca Raton-based nonprofit organization that helps people with special needs and neurodiversity.
When: Nov. 29-Dec. 23; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real Boca Raton
Cost: $28-$66 (Dec. 5 benefit performance $65 for pre-show champagne reception; $50 for show only)
Contact: 844-672-2849 or MiznerParkCulturalCenter.com
Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University, will give the world premiere of Peter Sagal’s play. In this comedy by the host of the NPR quiz show “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!,” two retirees grab their baby granddaughter and take off for Florida, where they run into a litany of mysterious characters and are chased by a detective. Hot on their heels is their daughter.
When: Nov. 30-Dec. 17; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. matinee Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton (FAU’s Boca Raton campus).
Cost: $35 (tickets for preview performance on Thursday, Nov. 30 cost $25)
Contact: 561-297-6124 or FAUevents.com