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It ain't over till the first lady sings

Musicals, ballets and an opera on South Florida stages this week

From Generation to Generation

In this Jewish musical, a woman shares her life with a granddaughter she may never see. Songs by composer Karen Sokolof Javitch include "My Bubbie and Me," "I Love To Kvetch" and "Golda." The show is being staged by the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches.

When: 7 p.m. March 17 and 2 p.m. March 20

Where: Boynton Beach Community High School, 4975 Park Ridge Blvd.

Cost: $28 ($10 for children under 12 for Sunday matinee performance).

Contact: 877-318-0071 or

Spring Awakening

The hit Broadway show "Spring Awakening" gets a staging by Slow Burn Theatre in South Florida, a first for the alt-rock musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater that won eight Tony Awards in 2006. Based on a frequently banned and censored play by Frank Wedekind, "Spring Awakening" tells the story of teenagers struggling with blossoming sexuality in repressive late 19th century Germany.

When: March 17-April 3; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

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

Cost: $45

Contact: 954-462-0222 or

Miami City Ballet's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

With permission from the George Balanchine Trust, the Miami City Ballet has moved the famed ballet from a forest to the ocean floor off Miami Beach, with sets and costumes by artist Michele Oka Doner.

When: March 18-April 10, various times

Where: March 18-20 at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; April 1-3 at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; April 9-10 at the Broward Center

Cost: $25-$209 at Arsht Center; $20-$199 at Kravis Center; $25-$129 at Broward Center

Contact: 877-929-7010 or

Palm Beach Opera's "Ariadne auf Naxo"

Sung in German with English supertitles projected above the stage, this Strauss opera-within-an-opera will be produced by Palm Beach Opera with a special guest. Anthony Laciura, from HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," will play the role of the Majordomo, who sparks the action by insisting that both the serious opera and the comedy troupe will have to perform simultaneously at a Vienna party in order for the scheduled fireworks display to go off at the appointed time. Laciura last performed with PBO in 2006's production of "The Magic Flute."

When: 7:30 p.m. March 18-19; 2 p.m. matinee March 20

Where: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach

Cost: $25-$200

Contact: 561-833-7888 or


This musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber follows the life of Eva Peron, the famed first lady of Argentina, from 1946 to 1952. The show includes the hit song "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina."

When: March 18-April 24; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays

Where: The Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate

Cost: $38 and $42

Contact: 954-344-7765 or

Boca Ballet Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala Performance

For this gala, the BBT is bringing back many of its professional guest artists, including: Daniel Ulbricht, Megan Fairchild and Gonzalo Garcia, with the New York City Ballet; Cassandra Trenary, Gray Davis, Sarah Smith and Roman Zurbin with the American Ballet Theatre; Beckanne Sisk and Chase O'Connell with Ballet West; and Bridgett Zehr of the English National Ballet and Melissa Weber from the Connecticut Ballet

When: 6 p.m. March 19

Where: Countess de Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River Community High School, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton

Cost: $45

Contact: 561-995-0709 or

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