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This week on South Florida stages: Can you tell me how to get to 'Avenue Q'?

Stage shows in South Florida theaters this week: @browardcenter, @MiamiBookFair, @JupiterTheatre

Here's what's going on in the South Florida theater scene this week.

The Aluminum Show

This show depicts a different world, one where aluminum pipes come to life to entertain us through special effects, music, acrobatics and dance.

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10

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

Cost: $25-$65

Contact: 954-462-0222 or

Avenue Q

The musical comedy, with its Rated R riffs on "Sesame Street" puppets and parables about coming-of-age, is being produced by Fort Lauderdale's Slow Burn Theatre Company. The show is being staged in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, a cabaretlike space with 160 seats around tables of four. Starting one hour before curtain and during intermission, there will be walk-up service with sandwiches, salads, snacks, desserts as well as a full cash bar. "Avenue Q" premiered off-Broadway in 2003, and five months later moved to the Great White Way proper (snagging three Tonys in 2004).

When: Nov. 10-20. Various times and dates.

Where: Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Cost: $40 and $45

Contact: 954-462-0222 or

I Know What I Am and I Am Not What You Call Me

Jonathan Spikes, dramatist and author, will present a stage adaptation of his book of the same name. The coming-of-age story deals with Spikes' defeating tragedies and insecurities with humor and accomplishment. Spikes will also appear at this year's Miami Book Fair Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Miami Dade College, 300 N.E. Second Ave., in Miami (room 7128, building 7, first floor).

When: Nov. 12-20. 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (as well as Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18); 3 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays

Where: African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Ave., Miami

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door


He's Got Magic To Do: The Music of Stephen Schwartz

The composer of "Wicked," "Pippin," "Godspell" and "Pocahontas" will perform a benefit concert for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. The winner of three Oscars and four Grammys will be backed by a 10-piece orchestra and accompanied by four Broadway performers. "We are incredibly honored to continue the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's benefit concert series by welcoming Stephen Schwartz to our stage," Andrew Kato, the company's producing artistic director and chief executive, writes in a press release. "Our benefit concerts have been a wonderful success in recent years with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera and Christine Ebersole. We know that audiences will be more dazzled than ever by the legendary musical brilliance of Stephen Schwartz."

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 12

Where: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 East Indiantown Road

Cost: $50-$100

Contact: 561-575-2223 or

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