South Florida Parenting
10:59 AM PST, December 20, 2013
IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS
Now Through Dec. 25. This classic holiday play is based on the 1954 film of the same name. Sing along to favorites like Based on the beloved 1954 film, this holiday favorite is as fresh as new fallen snow! Featuring the songs “Happy Holidays,” “Count Your Blessings” and “White Christmas,” this song and dance spectacle is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Sun. and Wed., 2 p.m.; Thurs. and Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m. The Wick Theatre, 7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 561-995-2333 or thewick.org. $58.
Now through Dec. 22. Say hello again to your favorite Parisian girl Madeline as she tries to save the day when everyone but her gets sick. With Miss Clavel and the other 11 girls “in two straight lines” stick in bed with the flu, it is up to Madeline get them well with the help of a mysterious rug merchant. See the holiday favorite come to live on stage in this special production. Sat., 2 p.m.”All Kids Included” sensory-friendly performance on Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. Special holiday performances on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-444-9293 or actorsplayhouse.org. $10.
STORY OF THE NUTCRACKER
Now through Dec. 28. The story follows a girl named Clara who embarks on a magical journey when her toy nutcracker comes to life. Watch as she travels to a mystical kingdom filled with toys, sugar plums and dancing treats. 2 p.m. Saturdays. Showtime Theater, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Suite 73, Boca Raton. 561-394-2626. General admission, $14; children under 12, $10.
Now through December 22. This Tony award-winning musical takes place during the Great Depression. Watch the orphan Annie and friends sing callsic songs such as “Hard-Knock Life” and “Tomorrow.” 2 and 7:30 p.m., weekdays; 2 and 8 p.m., Saturdays. Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road. 561-743-2666 or jupitertheatre.org. $52-$63. Students receive discounted tickets at $20.
THE ENCHANTED TREE
Through Dec. 28. Two girls from different backgrounds will learn the meaning of love, family and friendship. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Wed.-Fri; 2-3 p.m., Sat. Puppetry Arts Center of the Palm Beaches, 94 NE 2 Ave., Delray Beach. 561-243-4330 or puppetcenter.org. General admission, $6.50; cash only.
Through Dec. 24. This holiday classic will be formed by child actors and performers from Miami City Ballet. The story follows a girl named Clara who embarks on a magical journey when her toy nutcracker comes to life. Watch as she travels to a mystical kingdom filled with toys, sugar plums and dancing treats. 7:30 p.m., Thurs.; 2 and 7:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat.; 1 and 6:30 p.m., Sun.; 7:30 p.m., Mon.; 1 p.m., Tues. Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org. $25-$79.
December 20-22. Come out for an evening of traditional and contemporary Haitian dances. The dance group fuses folk and religious dancing with contemporary techniques and improvisation. 7:30 p.m., Fri.; 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sat.; 4 p.m., Sun. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org. $35.
December 20. This fun adaptation of “The Polar Express” will be performed by the Dance Theater of Florida. 7 p.m. Eissey Campus Theatre, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-627-9797. Adults, $18; students and seniors, $15.
Y100 JINGLE BALL
December 20. This mega music festival will feature a variety of acts including Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Austin Mahone, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Armin Van Buuren, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Avril Lavigne, more... 7 p.m. Fri. BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Call 954-835-8000 or visit Ticketmaster.com. $56.50-$266.
39TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NUTRCACKER
December 21-22. This classic Christmas Ballet follows the young girl Clara on an adventure to a magical kingdom with her toy nutcracker. Look our for lavish sets, beautiful costumes and extraordinary dancing. 8 p.m., Sat.; 3 p.m., Sun. Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place. 954-602-4500 or miramarculturalcenter.org. $40-$50.
A MOUSE'S HOLIDAY
December 21. Join the mice who are ready to party in this interactive theater experience. Sing and dance along to holiday music that includes “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Deck the Halls” and “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” 2 p.m. Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd. 954747-4646. $7.
CONCERT BAND HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE
December 23. See the Palm Beach Garden Band perform popular and traditional Christmas and Hanukkah songs to celebrate the holidays. 7:30 p.m. Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road. 561- 575-2223 or jupitertheatre.org. $15.
SUPER CIRCUS HOLIDAY
December 25-29. Join the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey for a circus spectacular like no other, featuring neat animal tricks and astonishing human performers. 3 and 7 p.m., Dec. 25; 1:30 and 7 p.m., Dec. 26-27; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m., Dec. 28-29. Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. 561-366-3000 or pbconventioncenter.com. $15-$55.
DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR.
December 27-29, January 3 and 5. This classic Disney tale will be adapted into a stage musical featuring all of your favorite songs. In this enchanted story, a cruel Prince is turned into a beast and must learn to love by the last drop of a magical rose or the spell remains forever. When Maurice stumbles onto his castle, is it his daughter Belle who gives up her freedom to save his life. Watch an unlikely romance form as Belle tries to tame the Beast. 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 27-28, Jan. 3; 4 p.m. Dec. 29 and Jan 5. The Borland Center for Performing Arts, 4885 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-904-3101 or borlandtheater.com. Adults, $25; Students, $20; Group of 10 or more, $15.
December 27-30. This holiday classic will be formed by child actors and performers from Miami City Ballet. The story follows a girl named Clara who embarks on a magical journey when her toy nutcracker comes to life. Watch as she travels to a mystical kingdom filled with toys, sugar plums and dancing treats. 7:30 p.m., Fri.; 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sat.; 1 and 6:30 p.m., Sun.; 1 p.m., Mon. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-832-746 or kravis.org. $25-$79.
BEST OF BROADWAY MUSICAL REVUE
December 28. Join the students of Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts for a special evening of songs and scenes from different productions. 7:30 p.m. Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 East Indiantown Road. 561-743-2666. Adults, $20; students, $15.
BIG BAND BLAST
December 31. The Indian River Pops and the New Gardens Band will join forces to perform a variety of music from big band standards to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.”There will also be party hats and refreshments. 8 p.m. Eissey Campus Theatre, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-207-5900. $35.
ELF THE MUSICAL
December 31-January 5. This fun musical is an adaptation of the hilarious film starring Will Ferrell. Join Buddy, a regular human, who was raised to believe he was one of Santa’s elves. After finding out the truth, he heads to New York to find his real family. 7 p.m., Tues.; 8 p.m., Wed., Thurs. and Fri.; 2 and 8 p.m., Sat.; 1 and 7 p.m., Sun. Ziff Ballet Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-949-6722 or arshtcenter.org. $26-$96.
Cirque Zuma Zuma
Jan. 3. A high-energy dance act, part Cirque du Soleil, part Harlem Globetrotters -- above all, it is fast-paced and full of acrobatic ingenuity. 8 p.m. Friday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. Call 305-466-8002 or visit aventuracenter.org. $34.50-$39.50
Disney's Beauty and The Beast, Jr.
Jan. 3. Enjoy the stage version of the classic Disney classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. 4 p.m. Friday at the Borland Center for the Performing Arts, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-339-4687 or visit borlandtheater.com. $21.60-$27.
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
Jan. 3-5. Miami City Ballet's production of the famed George Balanchine's The Nutcracker has a cast of more than 100, amazing costumes, and sets perfect to see even after the holiday. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, at the Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222 or visit Browardcenter.org. $25-$139.
Marionetas de la Esquina: A Moon Between Two Houses
Jan. 3-5. Mexico’s Marionetas de la Esquina visits Miami to charm families once again! A Moon Between Two Houses returns to the Arsht Center to tell the tale of two neighbors whose shared fear of the dark draws them to become the best of friends. With its unique blend of puppetry and storytelling, this show teaches that overcoming life’s challenges is easier with a great friend. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. Call 305- 949.6722 or visit Arshtcenter.org. $26.
Jan. 4. The Nureyev State Ballet Theatre brings the world’s most beloved ballet to glorious life in three acts with 60 dancers. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. Call 954-344-5999 or visit Coralspringscenterforthearts.com. $39.22-$60.42.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey: Built To Amaze
Jan. 9-20. The 143rd edition of the beloved circus will delight audiences with feats of strength, agility and courage. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, varying times on Sunday, through Jan. 20 at the AmericanAirlinesArena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 786-777-1250 or visit ticketmaster.com. $24.20-$98.55.
Jan. 11-March 1. Enjoy the Disney version of the classic love story between and Indian princess and an explorer, as performed by the talent from Showtime Performing Arts Theatre Company. 2 p.m. Saturdays at 503 SE Mizner Blvd. Suite 73, Boca Raton. Call 561-394-2626 $22 for Adults, $18 for Seniors and Students with ID. $10-$14.
Jan. 17. This amazing African-American dance troupe will perform the unique step dance, which uses kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word. 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222 or visit Parkerplayhouse.com. Tickets cost $7-$11.
Jan. 18-19. A cast of bright, young stars will perform this family-friendly tale, a classic story of friendship, loyalty, and love. 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at the South Miami-Dade Cutural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. 786-573-5300 or email@example.com. $37.50-$70.
Debbie and Friends
Jan. 18. Get ready for some sing-along, dance-along, laugh-along family fun in this rockin’ musical journey through classic children’s tales and original songs in a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop to rock to country to Broadway and reggae. 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-7469 or visit Kravis.org. $12.
Jan. 23. Explore with a group of children in London as they use their imaginations to reenact the story of Peter Pan. As the children fly to Neverland and escape the evil Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, they recognize the importance of friendship as well as the value of being part of a family. 10 and 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. Call 305-466-8002 or visit aventuracenter.org. $10.
Todd Oliver and Friends
Jan. 25. Nationally known comedian Todd Oliver will be taking the stage here at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts along with his canine talking friends. There will be a lot of audience participation, original music and outrageous comedy. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs. Call 954-344-5999 or visit Coralspringscenterforthearts.com. $26.50-$37.10.
Five Little Monkeys
Jan. 27. This zany show tells the story of five silly little monkeys who insist on doing things their own way. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Monday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222 or visit Parkerplayhouse.com. Tickets are $7-$11.
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