MUSICAL – Spamalot
Join King Arthur and his high-kicking knights on a quest that includes encounters with flying cows, killer rabbits and taunting Frenchmen. The multiple Tony-winning musical is based on the classic comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and adapted by Python troupe member Eric Idle.
Mon, January 14; Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach); Tix: start at $29; Kravis.org.
IMPROVISATION – Whose Live Anyway
The cast of the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” present this 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song based on audience suggestions, featuring special Guest Star Drew Carey alongside Jeff B. Davis, Greg Proops and Joel Murray,. Audience participation is key, and if you’re lucky, you might be asked to join the cast onstage!
Sat, January 12; 8pm; Parker Playhouse 707 Northeast 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $35-$75; Parkerplayhouse.com.
PORGY AND BESS – South Florida Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Sebrina María Alfonso leads the full 70-piece Orchestra in accompanying a live production of the American masterwork. The score by composer/lyricists George and Ira Gershwin includes “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’,” “I Loves You, Porgy,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”
Wed, January 16; 7:30 PM; Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami); Tix: start at $39; ArshtCenter.org.
BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES – Jessie Mueller
The Broadway baby won Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy awards for her starring role in “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.” She was nominated for all three again for her turn in composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles’ hit Broadway musical “Waitress.” The evening of music and conversation is hosted by popular satellite radio personality Seth Rudetsky.
Wed, January 16; 7:30pm; Parker Playhouse (707 Northeast 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $37-$67; Parkerplayhouse.com.
COMEDIAN – Gary Valentine
Gary is best known for his nine seasons on the hit CBS sitcom, “The King of Queens”, and as Kevin James’ brother. Some of Gary’s other credits include the Sony feature film “Mall Cops”, Adam Sandler’s blockbuster hit “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, the Farrelly Brothers’ “Stuck On You”, “Jack and Jill” and as Jerry Seinfeld’s comedian.
Fri and Sat January 11 & 12; Boca Black Box (8221 Glades Road #10, Boca Raton); Tix: $35 & $45; bocablackbox.com.
SUPER HEROES – Marvel Universe Live!
This live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil stars Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy joining forces with Doctor Strange in a race against time. The all-new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest super heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. The adventure includes cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection.
Thurs, Jan 10-Sun Jan 13; BB&T Center (1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise): Tix: $25; thebbtcenter.com.
THEATER – Bette & Barry
The world premiere show imagines a concert starring Bette Midler and Barry Manilow, backed by the legendary Harlettes. Expect to hear such hits as “Wind Beneath My Wings, “Copacabana” “The Rose,” “I Write the Songs,” “It’s a Miracle,” “Could It Be Magic” and “Friends.”
CONCERT – Air Supply
Since 1975, the Australian duo of Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell has scored multiple chart-toppers with such songs as “All Out of Love,” “Here I Am,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” and “The Power of Love.” Also appearing are fellow soft rockers Firefall (“You Are the Woman”).
MOVIES – The Upside
A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him. This Comedy/drama is 125 minutes in length and stars Nicole Kidman, Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Julianna Margulies.
Premieres Friday, Jan 11; rated PG-13
PAGEANT – Miss & Mr. Noche Latina
This 16th annual pageant is an official Preliminary to Miss Florida F.I>.and Mr. Florida M.E. and features contestants competing in Evening Wear, Swimsuit, Talent and Q&A. Over $3,500 in cash and prizes.
Mon, Jan 14; 8pm; Lips (1421 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale); Tix: $20 & $30: 954-478-4587