This week on South Florida stages: 'Dancing Lessons,' Boca Ballet Theatre

Here’s what’s happening this week in South Florida’s performing arts scene.


Curtain Call Playhouse is staging this drama that examines the aftermath of German parents, many of them Jewish, sending their children to Great Britain at the outbreak of World War II. The play will move to Sunrise Civic Center Theatre for performances 7 p.m March 24 and 2 p.m March 25.

When: March 2-18; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Sundays (and Saturday, March 10)

Where: Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd.

Cost: $10-$30



Zoetic Stage presents this romantic comedy about a young man with high-functioning autism who enlists the help of a Broadway dancer (with challenges of her own) to get him through an all-important awards dinner.

When: March 8-25; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. matinee Saturdays; 4 p.m. matinee Sundays

Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Cost: $50 and $55

Contact: 305-949-6722 or


The Association of Performing Arts of India will celebrate its 20th anniversary with this program of seven Devadasis (servant of God) ritual dances

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10

Where: Broward County Main Library, 100 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Cost: $25 for general admission; $35 for VIP in the first four rows; $15 for students



Steven Caras, choreographer and former dancer with the New York City Ballet, will emcee this performance, which will include George Balanchine’s “Apollo,” Daniel Ulbricht’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” and Ulysses Dove’s “Red Angels.” The program pairs the Boca Ballet Theatre with principal dancers from the New York ballet scene. A post-show “selfie” photo event will be available for $20.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10

Where: Spanish River Community High School, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton

Cost: $48

Contact: 561-995-0709 or


For the first time in 20 years, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform in South Florida. At Friday’s program, a free “Dancing in the Streets” pre-show party will begin at 6 p.m. On Saturday, a $5 master class open to dancers of all levels will begin at 10:30 a.m. Go to for more information and to register.

When: March 10-11; 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. matinee Sunday

Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay

Cost: $25-$65

Contact: 786-573-5300 or

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to illness, Audra McDonald has canceled her concert appearance scheduled for Sunday, March 10 at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The appearance has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 13. For ticket refunds or exchanges, call 800-653-8000 or go to


She has a record-breaking six Tony Awards, so as you can imagine, her concert will be a Broadway bevy. Alongside her television work in “Private Practice,” “The Good Wife” and the live telecast of “The Sound of Music,” McDonald is best known for her stage successes in “Ragtime,” “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess,” “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.”

When: 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11

Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Cost: $25-$145

Contact: 954-462-0222 or


The score from the 1984 film “Amadeus” will come alive with an orchestra and choir performing along with a movie screening. The winner of eight Academy Awards, including best picture, “Amadeus” examines Vienna court composer Antonio Salieri’s all-consuming envy of gifted upstart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15

Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Cost: $45-$120

Contact: 305-949-6722 or


The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus will perform a program of music by Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. Guest stars will include Lisa Vroman of “The Phantom of the Opera” fame and opera singer Martha Bartz.

When: March 16 and 18; 8 p.m. Friday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale

Cost: $25 general admission; VIP $40

Contact: 954-832-0060 or

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