Here’s what is happening in South Florida theaters this week.
2016-17 SILVER PALM THEATRE AWARDS
The Silver Palm Theatre Awards were founded 10 years ago to give props to South Florida’s theatrical excellence. “There are no nominees, no winners or losers and no limit to the number of citations given in any category,” the event’s executive producer Tony Finstrom says in a press release. "Every year, it seems to get harder to determine who should be honored. The talent pool in South Florida is strong and has grown so much over the past 10 years. We bestowed only 13 awards in our first season of existence. Last December, we presented 28 of them, and this December we'll again give out 28." The awards are voted on by the South Florida Theatre Press Corp. Local playwright and actor Michael McKeever will host the presentation.
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 11
Where: ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 cash-only at the door
MUSIC FOR THE MIND
This annual concert of young musicians (ages 13-17) gathered under the umbrella title Kretzer Kids by Jupiter’s Kretzer Piano includes classical, popular, jazz and religious music. The event raises money for the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, which awards music scholarships, donates pianos to disadvantaged children and produces music events throughout Palm Beach County. For more information, go to KretzerPiano.com/KPMF.
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 12
Where: Harriet Himmel Theatre, 700 S. Rosemary Ave. (in CityPlace), West Palm Beach
Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for students
REFLECTIONS OF A LOST POET
Coral Springs dramatist Avi Hoffman stars in this solo show (written by his mother, Miriam Hoffman, a noted scholar of Yiddish works) that follows the life of Itzik Manger, whose poems and songs are considered treasures of the Yiddish language. All performances are in Yiddish with supertitles in English and Spanish. Aside from regional theater, Hoffman starred in the Starz television series "Magic City" and was a regular on USA Network’s “Graceland,” NBC's "Law & Order" and A&E's "The Glades."
When: Dec. 13-24; 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17; 1 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 24
Where: J-CAT Cultural Arts Theatre, 18900 NE 25th Ave. (Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center), North Miami Beach
Cost: $36 ($25 for seniors, $18 for students)\
Contact: 866-811-4111 or JCCTheatre.com
STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
Thinking Cap Theatre, which just won SouthFlorida.com’s “Best Theater Company” designation, will stage this funny and insightful examination of privilege and potential, and what happens if a straight, white man decides to forgo all the advantages society affords him. The play is set during Christmastime, when three sons visit their widowed father for the holidays. Two of the brothers are successful, while the third lives at home with his dad, which is where the conflict arises: Is that last brother taking advantage of all his advantages?
When: Dec. 14-Jan. 7; various times
Where: The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Contact: 954-610-7263 or ThinkingCapTheatre.com