Here’s what is going on in South Florida theaters this week.
This Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical adaptation of the fairy tale is something that Rosalie Grant, founder and artistic director of Sol Children Theatre, has wanted to do for a long time. “I have directed three different versions of Cinderella, but this version has been at the top of my bucket list for years.” she says in a press release. “Finally obtaining the rights was a dream come true for me.” A Broadway production is still touring (it played the Broward Center in December 2016), so getting the rights was a major coup for Sol.
When: March 1-18; 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays and Sunday
Where: Sol Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
Cost: $20 ($15 for juniors 11 and under)
Contact: 561-447-8829 or SolChildren.org
This revue spotlights the music of Harry Nilsson, the composer of the children’s story “The Point” and singer of top 10 hits such as “Without You,” “Coconut” and “Everybody’s Talkin’.”
When: March 1-18; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays
Where: Miami Theater Center Sandbox, 9816 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores
Cost: $25 ($15 for seniors and students with a valid ID)
Contact: 305-751-9550 or MadCatTheatre.org
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
This musical takes some great songs by Ira and George Gershwin — such as “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “S’Wonderful,” “Fascinating Rhythm” and “I’ve Got a Crush on You” — and weaves them into a story set in the Roaring Twenties with bootleggers, chorus girls, duchesses and senators.
When: March 2-April 15; 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Where: Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Margate
Contact: 954-344-7765 or StageDoorFL.org
TRIBUTE TO MARIUS PETIPA 1
The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida will dedicate two programs highlighting the work of choreography legend Marius Petipa. First up will be “Harlequinade” and excerpts from “Sleeping Beauty.” The second program in April will feature excerpts from “La Bayadere,” “Talisman,” “Swan Lake,” “Don Quixote” and “Le Corsaire.”
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 and 10; 3 p.m. matinee Sundays March 4 and 11
Where: March 3-4 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; March 10-11 at Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St.
Contact: 305-948-4777 or ArtsBalletTheatre.org
ALL TOGETHER NOW
Miami-based playwright Philip Middleton Williams was the winner of a local play contest last year with “All Together Now.” Now, the theater group that held the contest, the Playgroup, is staging Williams’ play as the second production of their third season. The story centers on a man, who seems to have it all, getting a big surprise on his 40th birthday: a 15-year-old son he never knew he had.
When: March 2-11; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinee Sundays
Where: Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
Contact: 561-347-3948 or WillowTheatre.org
THE ILLUSIONISTS — LIVE FROM BROADWAY
As implied by the title, this show was a hit on the Great White Way in 2014-2015. The road tour features five star magicians, including Jeff Hobson, Kevin James, Colin Cloud, An Ha Lim and Jonathan Goodwin. The production is bumped up to Broadway level with state-of-the-art lighting, music composed for the show and a large, high-definition screen so the audience can see the tricks even in the back of a large venue.
When: March 6-11; 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. matinee Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Contact: 561-832-7469 or Kravis.org