The Broward Center Delivers a November to Remember
Published: Oct 28, 2022
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts lights up all its stages this November with the return of the Broadway blockbuster HAMILTON; the acclaimed choreographer Ronald K. Brown and his Evidence company as well as the Men Who Dance troupe; crowd pleasing musicians Bonnie Raitt, Straight No Chaser, and Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes; intimite Abdo New River Room concerts with Trent Harmon, Dan Rodriguez and David Cook; hilarious comic Tom Papa; the 73rd annual winter sports film from Warren Miller; and family theater with Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza! and other family adventures.
JM Family Enterprises presents the Smart Stage Matinee performances of Schoolhouse Rock Live! in the Amaturo Theater on Tuesday, November 1 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning pop culture phenomenon cartoon series, which taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs, comes to the musical stage. The action begins when a young schoolteacher, nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appears in his home and helps him to instruct his students on a variety of subjects including math, science, history, politics and grammar. Through a series of classic songs like "Unpack Your Adjectives," "Just a Bill" and "Conjunction Junction," this multimedia treat shows a whole new generation of young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it. Recommended for grades 2-5. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee performances are curriculum-driven and align with state standards, which are ideal for private, public and parochial school students and home-school networks. Free study guides are available on the Broward Center’s website. Tickets are $10 with $3 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger.
The 2022/2023 Truist Comedy Series presents veteran standup comedian Tom Papa and the “Family Reunion Tour” in the Amaturo Theater on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. Earning the respect of both his peers and the public alike with his clean but cutting comedy, Papa has recorded several specials for Comedy Central the most recent of which, Tom Papa Live in New York City, was directed by Rob Zombie. A frequent guest on late night television, Papa is also the host of the hit Sirius/XM show Come to Papa that has included guest interviews with Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld. He starred alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra which aired on HBO as well as opposite Damon in the Steven Soderbergh film The Informant. Papa is the voice of El Super Beasto opposite Paul Giamatti in the animated feature The Haunted World of El Super Beasto. This event contains content that is not suitable for children 12 years and under. Tickets are $35-$45.
It's Okay To Be Different comes to the Amaturo Theater this November in three exciting audience experiences. Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr come to life with Parr's signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity. Adapted and staged for young audiences by The Mermaid Theater, this hour-long production features three books from his collection. It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers important messages of acceptance, understanding and self-confidence. The Earth Book is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, you should always feel good about yourself. Recommended for grade levels Pre K-2, these stories encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and promote character growth.
- JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee performances are Friday, November 4 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 on Saturday, November 5 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.
- A sensory inclusive performance is offered on Saturday, November 5 at 3 p.m. To create a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum (as well as individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities), slight adjustments have been made to the production including reduced sound levels, no flashing or strobe lights and minimal special effects. An area adjacent to the theater has been designated as a Quiet Room with specially trained volunteers to provide audience support. Audiences will enjoy complimentary pre-show arts and crafts activity provided by Young at Art Museum, and a post-show character meet & greet. The Broward Center's sensory-Inclusive programming is made possible through thegenerous support of The Batchelor Foundation, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and The Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their in-kind support. Early bird tickets start at $10 with $5 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger.
JM Family Enterprises presents the Smart Stage Matinee Series performance of Commanding Space in the Amaturo Theater on Thursday, November 10 at 10 a.m. In the midst of the civil rights movement, young Annie Easley knows she can be something more. In this true story of dreams, hardships and self-determination, Annie becomes one of the first African American human computers at NASA. Initially working on airplanes, she soon realizes her destiny is to be on the team of mathematicians that launch the Centaur Rocket into the Space Race. Commanding Space is an important story about a persistent and intelligent woman whose desire to succeed in science and technology proved stronger than the prejudice that would have denied her. Recommended for grades 5-8, this performance offers rich learning connections to STEM curriculum as well as rocket science, aviation, civil rights, voting rights and more. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee performances are curriculum-driven and align with state standards, which are ideal for private, public and parochial school students and home-school networks. Free study guides are available on the Broward Center’s website. Tickets are $10 with $3 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger.
The annual celebration that crosses generations continues as Peter Glenn Ski & Sports sponsors Warren Miller’s Daybreaker, Warren Miller’s 73rd annual ski and snowboard film, in the Amaturo Theater on Friday, November 11 at 8:30 p.m. The film follows one of Europe’s most legendary mountain guides who is rewriting the rules of adaptive backcountry riding, and trys to keep up with some of the most exciting young skiers and snowboarders on the planet. From British Columbia's Monashee mountains to the throne of Greece's Olympus mountains, Alaska and beyond, audiences will join Crazy Karl Fostvedt, Michelle Parker, Katie Burrell, Hana Beaman, Daron Rahlves, Ryland Bell, Cam Fitzpatrick, Connery Lundin and more out on the hill. Tickets are $13.
Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes come to the Au-Rene Theater on Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. The Gipsy Kings captured the world's imagination with their self-titled debut album 25 years ago that was certified gold and platinum around the globe and introduced millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians. This concert is presented by The Broward Center and AEG Presents. Tickets include a download of a Nicolas Reyes EP and are $37-$132 with $147 Spirit Club Level seats.
Trent Harmon performs an intimate concert in the Abdo New River Room on Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. An American singer and TV personality who gained fame for winning the 15th season of American Idol, Harmon dropped his first album entitled You Got 'Em All on May 18, 2018, on Big Machine Label Group. The album spawned hit singles "There's a Girl" and "You Got 'Em All." He continues to flourish amidst the songwriter community of Nashville and is regularly releasing new music. Tickets are $25.
Following the release of his new full length album, Troubadour Family Man, Dan Rodriguez comes to the Abdo New River Room on Sunday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. He has toured or shared the stage with The Civil Wars, NeedToBreathe, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Any Grammar and Will Hoge, among others. His success in the commercial world has been astronomical with songs placed in ads from his local Minnesota Tourism campaigns, to international ads and a Budweiser Super Bowl commercial. Rodriguez is a whiskey drinking, fishing & hunting loving, motorcycle riding, quality food eating, hippie sympathizing, people loving, husband and father who lives in Minnesota and shares a life with his wife and two sons, Oak and Alder. Tickets are $25-$35.
Named by Rolling Stone to its list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” Bonnie Raitt brings her “Just Like That…Tour 2022” to the Au-Rene Theater on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Famous for her heartfelt and bluesy mega-hits including "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "Something To Talk About," and her authenticity, integrity and grit, this 10-time GRAMMY® Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will perform the classic songs that defined her legendary career as well as new music from her 20th studio album, Dig In Deep. She is joined by special guest and GRAMMY-winner Marc Cohn best known hits "Walking in Memphis," "Silver Thunderbird" and "True Companion." This concert is presented by The Broward Center and AEG Presents. Tickets are $44.50-$124.50 with $174.50 Spirit Club Level seats.
Straight No Chaser “The 25th Anniversary Celebration” in the Au-Rene Theater on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. delivers the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music with a sense of humor. This "male a cappella group" has emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase and a long list of accomplishments including two RIAA Gold Certified albums, two million albums sold, more than 1.5 million concert tickets sold and more than one billion streams on Pandora. This concert is presented by The Broward Center and AEG Presents. Tickets are $34.50-$69.50 with $119.50 Spirit Club Level seats.
Known for his rich, fiery rock voice and passionately intense performances, David Cook comes to the Abdo New River Room on Thursday, November 17 at 8 p.m. This unforgettable American Idol season seven winner subsequently made chart history with a record-breaking 14 debuts on Billboard's Digital Songs chart. His new work is an impressive collection of tunes teeming with a restless creative spirit yet anchored by an emotional depth that is compelling and showcases the power and range in Cook's voice as well as his insightful songwriting. Tickets are $45 with $60 VIP tickets offering a meet and greet with the artist.
Ronald K. Brown: Evidence, A Dance Company brings the award-winning choreographers work to the Amaturo Theater on Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m. This electrifying program includes three works that exemplify Brown's contemporary African style including his newest work, Mercy: Come Ye, a celebration of artist activist Nina Simone, and a newly conceived, 20th-anniversary presentation of Brown's soulful masterpiece Grace, originally created for THE Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The Los Angeles Times praised the troupe for a "sophisticated amalgam of Afrocentric movement and modern dance" that often makes "spirituality …something vibrant and transformative." This presentation in the 2022/2023 Broward Center Dance and Classical Series is made possible, in part, by support from Funding Arts Broward and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The all-new Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza! comes to the Au-Rene Theater on Saturday, November 19 at noon and 4 p.m. Beloved Disney Junior characters and favorite Marvel Super Heroes are together live on stage for a jam-packed, concert style show with singing, dancing, acrobatics and more. With favorite songs from the hit Disney Junior series, as well as new original music, Mickey, Minnie and their pals are getting ready to throw a huge costume party but mysterious green rain, wind and smoke keep interrupting the fun. Can Spidey and his Amazing Friends help save the Costume Palooza? This family friendly event is part of The Islands of The Bahamas Imagination Series. Tickets are $25-$65 with $10 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger. VIP packages offering exclusives are $175.
The Broadway phenomenon HAMILTON returns to the Au-Rene Theater on Tuesday, November 22-Sunday, December 11. HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre – a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, GRAMMY® and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors. The New York Times reported, this “theatrical landmark has transformed theater and the way we think about history.” The Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2022/2023 season is made possible with the generous support of title sponsor Bank of America and presenting sponsor Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with Broadway Across America and Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Performance times vary.
The Broward Center’s Arts Access Program presents Men Who Dance in the Amaturo Theater on Saturday, November 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 27 at 3 p.m. Men Who Dance returns to the stage with an expanded cast and repertoire of dance companies and invited artists in an explosion of artistic expression meant to explore, deconstruct and re-define some of the concepts and notions of masculinity. The Broward Center’s Arts Access Program provides technical assistance and marketing support to local community groups enabling them to develop and build their audiences. Tickets are $25-$45.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Peformance Project present the The Sound of Music, the Youth Fall Musical, in the Amaturo Theater Tuesday, November 29 at 6 and 8 p.m. and Wednesday, November 30 at 8 p.m. Performed by talented students of the Youth Fall Musical class, this enduring, popular musical tells the unforgettable tale of the seven von Trapp children, their widowed naval captain and a spirited governess who become a family and rally togehter to flee the Nazis. Tickets are $20 with $5 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger.
JM Family Enterprises presents the Smart Stage Matinee Series performances of Holiday Traditions Around The World on Wednesday, November 30 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the Amaturo Theater. In this fast-paced rollicking musical, recommended for grade levels K-3, students take a joyous around-the-world tour of the dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many other traditions. Young audiences will sing, clap and tap along as they learn new and old traditions, customs and folklore in this wonderful jubilee that creates a memorable and heartwarming experience as it celebrates the mosaic of cultures that surround us. JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee performances are curriculum-driven and align with state standards, which are ideal for private, public and parochial school students and home-school networks. Free study guides are available on the Broward Center’s website. Tickets are $10 with $3 lap tickets for children 12 months of age and younger.
The Broward Center welcomes many of South Florida’s best performing arts companies in November as Miami City Ballet peforms Romeo & Juliet (Nov. 5 & 6), South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presents Beyond Borders 2 (Nov. 6), Symphony of the Americas presentes Opening Night! (Nov. 8), Gold Coast Jazz presents Chuchito Valdes (Nov. 9) and Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre peforms Sleeping Beauty (Nov. 19-20).
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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.
The Broward Center November Events Full Schedule
Nov. 1 Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Nov. 4 Tom Papa “Family Reunion Tour”
Nov. 4 & 5 It's Okay To Be Different
Nov. 5 & 6 Miami City Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet
Nov. 6 South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble: Beyond Borders 2
Nov. 8 Symphony of the Americas: Opening Night!
Nov. 9 Gold Coast Jazz presents Chuchito Valdes
Nov. 10 Commanding Space
Nov. 11 Warren Miller’s Daybreaker
Nov. 12 Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes
Nov. 12 Trent Harmon
Nov. 13 Dan Rodriguez
Nov. 16 Bonnie Raitt “Just Like That...Tour 2022”
Nov. 17 Straight No Chaser “The 25th Anniversary Celebration”
Nov. 17 David Cook
Nov. 17 & 18 Ronald K. Brown: Evidence, A Dance Company
Nov. 19 Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza!
Nov. 19 & 20 Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty
Nov. 22 – Dec. 11 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale: HAMILTON
Nov. 26 & 27 Inter American Choreographic Institute presents Men Who Dance
Nov. 29 & 30 Youth Fall Musical 2022 The Sound of Music
Nov. 30 Holiday Traditions Around the World
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.