“MOVE IT, MOVE IT!” TO SHOWS THE ENTIRE FAMILY WILL ENJOY
Published: Mar 24, 2023
Favorite stories from movies, TV and children’s books come to life onstage as Slow Burn Theatre Company and the The Bahamas Imagination Series present shows the entire family will enjoy at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and The Parker.
Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the dragon as Dragons and Mythical Beasts arrives at The Parker on Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. Brave heroes in the audience enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show as they unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discoveries include the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku, the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. This brand new spell-binding adventure brings spectacular puppets to life and is from the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live. This event is presented as part of The Islands of The Bahamas Imagination Series. Tickets are $19-$49 with $10 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger.
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way. Cameron Macintosh and Disney’s Mary Poppins comes to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the Slow Burn Theatre Company production Saturday, March 25-Sunday, April 9. Everyone's favorite, practically-perfect nanny will take audiences on a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins, the musical delighted Broadway audiences during more than 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Get ready to experience an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft that will mesmerize audiences of all ages. The 2022/2023 Slow Burn Theatre Season is presented by American National Bank. Performance times vary. Tickets start at $49. The matinee performance on Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. will be open captioned in which a text display located to the side of the stage scrolls words in synchronization with the performance. Open captioning for Slow Burn Theatre productions is generously sponsored by the Amaturo Family Foundation. A sensory-inclusive performance intended for kids and adults on the autism spectrum as well as individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m. with tickes priced at 20 with $5 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger. The Broward Center's sensory-inclusive programming is made possible through the generous support of The Batchelor Foundation, JAFCO Children's Ability Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and The Taft Foundation.
Stone Soup comes to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts this April in two exciting audience experiences. In this heartwarming musical adaptation of the classic European folktale of trickery and friendship, Peter, a hungry sailor, has no luck getting a free meal from the stingy citizens of a tiny village so he decides to turn the table. He invites the villagers to enjoy his famous delicious Stone Soup whose recipe is known only to seafarers and legendary adventurers. He promises to provide the main ingredient if the villagers provide all the other ingredients. Join Peter and his trusty parrot, Admiral, as they teach the villagers a lesson in friendship and sharing. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee performances are Friday, April 28 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. with tickets at $10 and $3 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital presents the Family Fun Series performances of Stone Soup on Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with tickets that include pre-show activities at $16 in advance and $18 the day of the performance with $3 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger.
Slow Burn Theatre Company’s 2022/2023 season in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts culminates with the Tony award-winning Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical, from Saturday, June 10-Sunday, June 25. Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right. Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills perfect for the whole family. The 2022/2023 Slow Burn Theatre Season is presented by American National Bank. Performance times vary. Tickets are $49-$65.
Audiences will “Move It, Move It!” to get tickets for Madagascar The Musical in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) features everyone’s favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This family friendly event is part of The Islands of The Bahamas Imagination Series. Tickets are $29.50-$55.00 with $10 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger and $110 VIP tickets that include a meet and greet with the cast.
The Islands of The Bahamas Imagination Series continues as fans of all ages spend time with Bluey, Bingo, Bandit, and Chilli as they’ve never seen them before in Bluey’s Big Play in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Based on an original new story written by Bluey creator Joe Brumm and music by Bluey composer Joff Bush, the Heelers first live theater show features puppetry, live actors, and iconic sets. Tickets are $25-$74.50.
Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center and The Parker. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, ParkerPlayhouse.com or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker is located in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth St. in Fort Lauderdale. The Parker is an affiliated venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility.
The Broward Center 2022/2023 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment of the Arts.
About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 130,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org.
About The Parker
The Parker is Fort Lauderdale’s iconic, heritage theater presenting concerts, comedy, dance, family fare and more. Beautifully renovated in 2021, The Parker offers audiences enhanced entertainment and hospitality experiences. The neo-classical Lillian S. Wells Hall features outstanding acoustics, unobstructed sightlines, wide rows and continental seating. The grand S. Donald Sussman Lobby, the intimate Haller Club, and the private members’ lounge, The Place To Be, provide ample opportunities for audiences to enjoy culture, cocktails and conversation with every visit to the theater. For more information, visit ParkerPlayhouse.com