NOW PLAYING AT THE ARSHT CENTER - THE SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION OF “THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA”:
"Slowly, Gently, Night Unfolds it's splendor, Grasp it, sense it, Tremulous and tender, Turn your face away From the garish light of day, Turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light and listen to the music of the night. " Audiences will be held captive by the beautiful musical score in this new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, “The Phantom of the Opera” is coming to Miami as part of a North American Tour, following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom. Critics are raving about this breathtaking production which is better and bigger than ever before. The new staging, choreography, many new exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier are all new features. The beloved story and thrilling music score with such songs like: ”Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” and Masquerade” will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour. This Miami premiere engagement of “Phantom Of The Opera” is now on stage through March 6th, 2016 at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Ziff Ballet Opera House. Ticket prices start at $39 and up, at the box office. Located at 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. For information, call: (305) 949-6722. Or: purchase on-line at: www.arshtcenter.org.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AND TIM RICE'S "EVITA" TAKES CENTER STAGE AT BROWARD STAGE DOOR THEATRE:
"Evita" is an opera based on the life story of Eva Peron, the second wife of the Argentinian president Juan Peron. Eva Duarte was born in 1919, illegitimate and poor without privilege. She became the most powerful woman her country had ever seen, the First Lady of Argentina at the age of 27. At the age of 15 she asks a singer, Agustin Magaldi, appearing at a night club, with whom she has had a brief affair, to take her to the big city, Buenos Aires. He is reluctant, but she gets her way. Once there, she gets rid of Magaldi and works her way through a string of men, each of whom helps her to achieve another step up the ladder of fame and fortune. She becomes a very successful, model, broadcaster and film actress. Eva and Juan meet at a concert featuring her friend Magaldi, to raise money for victims of an Argentinian earthquake. They both realize each has something the other wants. From this advantage, Evita hitches her ambitions to political stars. She evicts Peron's mistress from his flat and moves into Peron's life to such an extent, she brings on the wrath of two factions who were to remain her enemies until her death. As the political situation becomes even more uncertain, it is Eva, not Peron who is more dertermined that he should try for the highest prize in Argentina, the presidency, supported by the workers who are backing Eva and Peron, who have cultivated, she died at the age of 33 she died of cancer.
The events in Evita's life are presented in song and are editorialized by the show's narrator to chart her journey, opening March 18th through April 14th, 2016, evenings at 8 p.m., matinees and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $38 to $42 at the box office located at 8036 West Sample Road, Coral Springs. For all other information, call: (954) 344-7765.
"RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS" THE MOST FAMOUS BAGPIPE BAND ON THE PLANET PERFORMING LIVE AT PARKER PLAYHOUSE:
The past ten years has seen The Red Hot Chilli Pipers become very successful. They are considered bagpipes with an attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band's achievments have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop Anthems which they proudly call "Bagrock." They have earned a Gold Disk for more than 100,000 United Kingdom sales of their first album "Bagrock to the Masses," a triple platinum status for their third album and DVD, "Blast Live." They have been awarded twice for "Best Live Act In Scotland." Over 2 million views on YouTube of their viral cover of their Avicci track "Wake Me Up." They have had sell out tours, gigs and festivals in the UK, USA, China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France and all over the world, in addition to many other appearances and rave reviews to mention.
The Chillis have never been more in demand for their style of feel good music which appeals to every age range. Their musicians are the best and it's time to feel the Chilli heat at the Parker Playhouse on March 15th, 2016 at 8 p.m. Located at 707 Northeast 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets range from $23 to $43 at the box office or Ticketmaster. For information, call: (954) 462-0222. Or visit on-line at: www.BrowardCENTER.org.