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winter-arts-music-preview-0This winter, there are many exciting shows and concerts heading our way. Check out these events that will take place during the next few months.

winter-arts-music-preview-0Mark your Calendar for These Upcoming Shows

This winter, there are many exciting shows and concerts heading our way. Check out these events that will take place during the next few months.

Dec. 15

Grand Opera At Its Grandest
Straz Center for Performing Arts
Tampa

This holiday concert features Opera Tampa’s Rising Stars who will perform a joyful concert of old favorites and time-honored standards.

Dec. 15-18

The Nutcracker
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Orlando

The Orlando Ballet presents legendary holiday show, The Nutcracker.

Dec. 15-23

The Santaland Diaries
Carnival Studio Theatre at The Arsht Center
Miami

This funny show was written by David Sedaris and adapted by Joe Mantello and follows one man’s hysterical and often insightful look at the humilities of working as an elf at Macy’s Santaland.

Dec. 16-18

Miami Gay Men’s Chorus
Colony Theater
Miami Beach

Check out the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus as they sing their hearts out in their show “Tales from Toyland.”

winter-arts-music-preview-1Dec. 16-18

Next Generation Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tampa

The Nutcracker, The Great Imperial Ballet, features international ballet superstar Jose Manuel Carreño as the Cavalier, Miami City Ballet principal dancer Katia Carranza as the Sugarplum and more.

Dec. 17-18

The Nutcracker
Parker Playhouse
Fort Lauderdale

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents “The Nutcracker” choreographed and directed by renowned Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev.

Dec. 17

Klezmer East Hanukkah Concert
FAU-University Theatre
Boca Raton

Enjoy some old Klezmer music favorites and some news works at this Hanukkah Concert by the popular ensemble Klezmer East.

Dec. 17

Miracle on 34th Street
Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Celebrate the holidays by seeing this heart-warming Christmas favorite!

Dec. 20

Woody Allen & His New Orleans Jazz Band
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
Miami Beach

See the actor/writer/director/musician do his thing tonight at The Fillmore with his band.

Dec. 21-24

The Nutcracker – Balanchine
Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Miami City Ballet presents George Balanchine’s amazing show, The Nutcracker.

Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Broadway Across America presents this wondrous holiday show by Cirque Dreams. Like most Cirque shows, it will be outrageously entertaining.

Dec. 30

Cee Lo Green, Boyz II Men, Ne-Yo, Pete Wentz, Jermaine Dupri and more
Miami Beach Music Festival
Miami Beach
This festival on the beach between 7th and 9th streets and Ocean Drive features some of today’s biggest stars.

Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Comedy Explosion With Sommore, Earthquake, And More
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Orlando

Ring in the New Year with some laughter at this New Year’s Eve Comedy Explosion!

winter-arts-music-preview-2Dec. 31

Matisyahu with special guest Tea Leaf Green
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tampa

Matisyahu will perform older songs like hit single “King Without a Crown” plus some newer offerings at this new Year’s Eve show.

Jan. 3

Disco Night 2
Hard Rock Live
Hollywood

Disco Night 2 features KC and the Sunshine Band and other notable Disco greats. Get ready to “shake your booty!”

Jan.1 and Jan. 4

B.B. King
Jan. 1- Hard Rock Live, Orlando
Jan. 4- Knight Concert Hall at Arsht Center, Miami

Every blues guitarist for the past century has been influenced and inspired by the master – B.B. King! Check out the legendary King of the Blues as he does his thing at the Arsht Center.

Jan. 10-29

Soul Doctor, The Shlomo Carlebach Musical
Parker Playhouse
Fort Lauderdale

Jewish Cultural Fund for the Performing Arts presents Soul Doctor, the unique story of a rockstar-rabbi.

Jan. 11

Step Afrika- Smart Stage Matinee
Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park
Miramar

Step Afrika performs the popular art born at African-American fraternities and based on African traditions – stepping.

Jan. 11-29

Jersey Boys
Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Broadway Across America presents the hit Jersey Boys which is the 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical following the story of The Four Seasons.

Jan. 12-15

Capitol Steps in Desperate Housemembers
Amaturo Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

If you like political satire then you will enjoy this show by the Capitol Steps which follows former Senate staffers and satirizes the people and places that employed them.

Jan. 16

Evanescence
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tampa

See singer Amy Lee and band perform older hits and newer songs from their latest CD, Evanescence.

winter-arts-music-preview-3Jan. 17-22 and Jan. 31-Feb. 12

Les Miserables
Jan. 17-22-Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Orlando
Jan. 31-Feb.12- Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa

Come see one of the saddest, but one of the most beautiful musicals out there, Les Miserables.

Jan. 20

ABBA- The Concert
The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
Miami Beach

Check out this tribute to the band who brought us “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Fernando” and more.

winter-arts-music-preview-4Jan. 20, Jan. 21, and Jan. 23

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Jan. 20-Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise
Jan. 21-Amway Center, Orlando
Jan. 23- St. Pete Time Forum, Tampa

Red Hot Chili Peppers always put on a super energetic show! Expect to hear some old hits and some newer songs at this show.

Jan. 22

Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan
Amway Center
Orlando

See country singer Jason Aldean perform “Don’t You Wanna Stay” and more at this exciting show.

Jan. 21-Feb. 4

La Rondine
Ziff Ballet Opera House at Arsht Center
Miami

Florida Grand Opera presents La Rondine. The title refers to a prediction made in the opera that although the heroine may spread her wings in search of love, she will return to the life that she knows.

Jan. 25

La Boheme
Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium at FAU
Boca Raton

Opera International presents Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme, the world’s most popular opera, which features romance and the pursuit of love and art.

Jan. 29

ArcAttack
Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark
Miramar

You’ve seen them on America’s Got Talent, now see them live in Miramar! ArcAttack is a spectacle of light and sound that needs to be seen to be believed!

Feb. 2

The Second City: Laugh Out Loud Tour
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
Aventura

The Second City will perform material ripped from today’s headlines and do their trademark improvisation.

Feb. 3-4

Decadance Theatre
Carnival Studio Theater at Arsht Center
Miami

Decadancetheatre takes female dancers out of the background of music videos and into the forefront of theatrical performance with a roster of dancers from the U.S., Nigeria, Norway, France and Japan.

Feb. 3-4

Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage
Amaturo Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Join the hilarious Miss Abigail and her sidekick Paco, as they travel the world teaching outrageous tips on how to date, mate and marry!

Feb. 3-5

Miami City Ballet-Program II
Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale
Miami City Ballet presents their Program II with their New Ballet, In The Night and Ballet Imperial.

Feb. 7

Willie Nelson & Family
Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Country music legend Willie Nelson is coming to South Florida to perform his hits! You won’t want to miss this country icon.

Feb. 8

They Might Be Giants
Hard Rock Live
Orlando

They Might Be Giants will bring their crazy energy and fun lyrics to Hard Rock Live in Orlando for this special show.

Feb. 10

Next Step Dance Presents Eros
Amaturo Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Next Step Dance Presents Eros! This show features contemporary dance based on the theme of love.

Feb. 12 and 14

Andrea Bocelli in Concert
Feb. 12- Amway Center, Orlando
Feb. 14-Bank Atlantic Center, Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy the beautiful soaring vocals of Andrea Bocelli tonight at this Valentine’s Day concert.

Feb. 14-26

Billy Elliot
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Orlando

You’ve seen the movie – now see the amazing musical version of Billy Elliot!

Feb. 15

Secretary Madeleine K Albright
Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium at FAU
Boca Raton

The Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency presents former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright. Her lecture is entitled “Economy and Security in the 21st Century”.

Feb. 21-26

La Cage Aux Folles
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Tampa

This hilarious new production of La Cage Aux Folles was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season, leaving audiences in stitches night after night.

Feb. 23-26

Mandy Patinkin “Let Go”
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
Aventura

Mandy Patinkin, of “Yentl,” “The Princess Bride” and most recently “Homeland” takes us on a musical journey in his show, “Let Go.”

Feb. 24-26

Miami City Ballet-Program III
Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Miami City Ballet presents Giselle, the quintessential 19th-Century romantic ballet.

winter-arts-music-preview-5Feb. 27 and Feb. 29

Radiohead
Feb. 27-American Airlines Arena
Feb. 29-St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa

Come see Radiohead perform their popular hits from OK Computer and Kid A and some newer songs at this show.

Feb. 29-March 11

Billy Elliot
Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Broadway Across America presents the popular, heart-warming show “Billy Elliot,” which follows one boy on the journey to make his dreams come true!

Feb. 29-March 4

Kathleen Turner in High
Parker Playhouse
Fort Lauderdale

Two-time Golden Globe winner and Academy Award and Tony Award Nominee Kathleen Turner stars as Sister Jamison Connolly in “High.”

March 2

Pilobolus Dance Theater
Ziff Ballet House at Arsht Center
Miami

Pilobolus incorporates dance, gymnastics, performance art and shadow play into their performances. The show has been performed live on stage in 63 countries.

March 2-3

The Trey McIntyre Project
Amaturo Theatre at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

Come see the electrifying Trey McIntyre Project with their cutting-edge contemporary choreography.

March 11

Forbidden Hollywood
Parker Playhouse
Fort Lauderdale

No production or actor is safe from hilarious satire in Forbidden Hollywood. Pop culture lovers will adore this fun show.

March 16

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old
Hard Rock Live
Orlando

Enjoy an evening with the hilarious and controversial director Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes.

winter-arts-music-preview-6March 17

An Evening with Kate Clinton
Parker Playhouse
Fort Lauderdale

Stonewall National Museum & Archives presents legendary comedian Kate Clinton for its next “Our Stars” event.

March 20

Bill Clinton
Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
Fort Lauderdale

President Bill Clinton presents “Embracing our Common Humanity,” a public speech describe the challenge of globalization, our growing interdependence, and point the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values.

 

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