This is what’s going on in the theater scene this week.
BE HERE NOW
In 2016, Theatre Lab, the professional resident company at Florida Atlantic University, presented a reading of an early script for the play “Be Here Now” at the company’s Playwright’s Forum Series. Now, Theatre Lab is giving a full staging of the play by Deborah Zoe Laufer. In the story, a woman is going nowhere in a small town. But after a turn of events, she finds her lost soul bonding with another under unusual circumstances.
When: Through April 22; 7:30 Thursdays-Saturdays; 3 p.m. matinee Sundays
Where: Parliament Hall at FAU, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
Contact: 561-297-6124 or FAU.edu/TheatreLab
IN THE HEIGHTS
When: April 14-May 19; 4 p.m. Saturdays
Where: Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd. (Royal Palm Plaza), Boca Raton
Cost: $25 for adults; $15 for children
Contact: 561-394-266 or ShowtimeBoca.com
This act is a little tricky to categorize. It’s cabaret. It’s a concert. It has a little Broadway pizzazz. Created by musician Scott Bradlee in his Queens apartment in 2009, the show presents today’s pop tunes in a genre popular back in the day. So Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” is redone as a doo-wop song. Iggy Azalea’s “I’m So Fancy” becomes something a flapper in the 1920s might warble. Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" is reimagined as ragtime. Beyonce was so impressed with Postmodern Jukebox’s jazzy take on her “Drunk in Love” hit that she shared the arrangement with her millions of followers on her social-media channels. Postmodern Jukebox has garnered 880 million views on YouTube and 1 billion likes on Facebook.
When: 7:30 p.m. April 18
Where: Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive
Contact: 954-344-5990 or TheCenterCS.com
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S SEP7IMO DIA (SODA STEREO) – NO DESCANARE
The human circus is back in South Florida, this time with a show inspired by the Latin rock band Soda Stereo, much in line with the Montreal-based company’s other creative collaborations such as “The Beatles Love” and “Michael Jackson One,” both resident shows in Las Vegas. The music of “Sep7imo Dia” was produced and mixed by the two surviving members of the band, Zeta Bosio and Charly Alberti (the trio's frontman, Gustavo Cerati, died in 2014). The Miami run will be the U.S. debut of the show, which premiered in Argentina in 2017 before touring in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
When: April 18-22; 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 6 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Watsco Center at the University of Miami,1320 S. Dixie Highway, Coral Gables