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707 N. E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale, FL



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Arts Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Classical Dance,Holiday

Snowflakes, sugarplums, naughty little boys, and magical dolls! The charm of the Holidays fascinates all audiences, as Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida presents the classic ballet "The Nutcracker" to Tchaikovsky's popular score based on the tale of Ernest Hoffman. The critically acclaimed performance, choreographed and directed by renowned Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev. This enthusiastic ballet company features its team of professional dancers performing the principal roles, as well as a community cast made up of local character artists and children for the party scene. The engaging choreography- from the fun of the party scene- to the harrowing battle scene- to the enchanting kingdom of the sweets- is guaranteed to entertain any age. Not only is it the most popular ballet enjoyed by all audiences around the world during this time of the year but it also serves as an introduction to ballet for the very young audiences.


• Sun 12/16/18 at - 3:00 PM

Soweto Gospel Choir


This bold, awe-inspiring vocal ensemble carries forward the rich heritage and spirit of South Africa. The choir, augmented by live musicians and dancers, performs a mix of traditional African Gospel and modern Western spirituals sung in six different languages.


• Tue 12/18/18 at - 11:00 AM
• Tue 12/18/18 at - 7:30 PM

50th Anniversary of Sweetheart of the Rodeo


On the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Byrds co-founders, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman will perform the album in its entirety and tell the stories that brought the album to life.


• Wed 12/19/18 at - 7:30 PM

Rockapella Christmas

A cappella,Holiday Music,R&B/Soul,Pop,Rock,Jazz,Holiday

The five-man pop vocal group performs unique takes on classic favorites as well as originals destined to appeal to audiences of all ages.


• Sat 12/22/18 at - 8:00 PM


A cappella, Acoustic, Rock

Rockapella first achieved national television fame on PBS’s "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" The band has toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans. With buckets of catchy original pop songs, and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics, this group has always been the one to watch.


• Sat 12/22/18 at - 8:00 PM

A Drag Queen Christmas


A Drag Queen Christmas - The Naughty Tour, starring contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race on VH-1, performing live on stage and rocking the catwalk. It's an evening of holiday songs and outstanding drag performances with your favorite queens. All ages welcome. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. There will be a 20 minute intermission. Presented by Murray & Peter. Get tour info at $154 tickets include VIP Meet & Greet from 6pm to 7pm


• Sat 12/29/18 at - 8:00 PM

National Ballet Theatre Of Odessa: The Sleeping Beauty

Classical Dance

NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE OF ODESSA: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY (a fairytale ballet in two acts) Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky Choreography after Marius Petipa, Konstantin Sergeev and Fedor Lopukhov Staged by Maria Polyudova. This full-scale production, choreographed by renowned choreographer Marius Petipa,is based on the Brothers Grimm's enchanting fairytale, where love restores life. This is the first time the legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa has visited the United States, with 55 of the most talented and the brightest ballet stars, this production is sure to bring this celebration of true love onto our stage and into our hearts.


• Sun 12/30/18 at - 3:00 PM

The Marshall Tucker Band


The Marshall Tucker Band became one of the major Southern rock bands of the '70s with such hits as 'Heard it in a Love Song' and 'Can't You See (What This Woman's Been Doin' to Me).'


• Sat 1/5/19 at - 8:00 PM

Whose Live Anyway?

Improv,Musical Comedy

Join cast members of the hit TV show 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' with Seattle’s Ryan Stiles ('Whose Line Is It Anyway,' 'Drew Carey' and 'Two and a Half Men') plus Greg Proops (True Jackson-VP), Joel Murray and Jeff Davis ('Whose Line') for a night of unforgettable improv comedy and song that will leave you laughing days later. Bring your suggestions for the show and you might be asked to join the cast on stage.


• Sun 1/13/19 at - 6:00 PM

Whose Live Anyway? Drew Carey, Joel Murray, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis

Stand Up Comedy

The cast of the Emmy-nominated TV show ""Whose Line Is It Anyway?"" present WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? It's 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song based on audience suggestions, featuring special Guest Star Drew Carey alongside some of your favorite TV cast including Jeff B. Davis, Greg Proops and Joel Murray, who will leave you gasping at a variety of witty scenes invented before your eyes. Audience participation is key, and If you're lucky, you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases classic improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as exciting new ones, and features musical direction by Bob Derkach. It's fun for all ages!


• Sun 1/13/19 at - 6:00 PM

The Righteous Brothers


The world has never "Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’" for the distinctive sound of Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley, The Righteous Brothers. Now performing with singer Bucky Heard, Bill Medley continues the phenomenon of "blue-eyed soul" that produced such hits as 'Unchained Melody' and '(You Are My) Soul And Inspiration.'


• Thu 1/17/19 at - 8:00 PM

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Children's Theatre,Interactive,History/Science,For the Family

The creators of 'Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live' want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.


• Fri 1/18/19 at - 10:00 AM
• Fri 1/18/19 at - 7:30 PM



Raffi, perhaps North America’s preeminent family entertainer, turns 70 this year, and is marking the occasion with a new album and a series of #belugagrads concerts. It’s been 40 years since the release of "Singable Songs for the Very Young;" his gold and platinum-selling recordings include his iconic song, “Baby Beluga.” Once called “the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world,” Raffi is a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations’ Earth Achievement Award.


• Sun 1/20/19 at - 1:00 PM
• Sun 1/20/19 at - 4:00 PM



America is best known for such classics as 'Horse with No Name,' 'Ventura Highway,' and 'I Need You.' The trademark harmonies of Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell combine with visions of faraway places and “alligator lizards in the air" that keep their fans coming back for more.


• Thu 1/24/19 at - 8:00 PM



iLuminate's performances offer a memorable fusion of technology and movement. Dancers in electrified glow-in-the-dark suits perform dynamic routines and illusions on a darkened stage.


• Tue 1/29/19 at - 7:00 PM

I Have a Dream

Special Event


• Thu 2/7/19 at - 10:00 AM

Sierra Boggess


Broadway audiences have seen her as Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid,' Christine Daae in 'The Phantom of the Opera' and as aspiring opera star Sharon Graham in 'Master Class.' London knows her for her Olivier Award-nominated performance originating Christine in Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Phantom" sequel, 'Love Never Dies.' She has also played Rebecca in "It Shoulda Been You," and has also appeared in "Master Class" (with Tyne Daly), "School of Rock," "Guys and Dolls" and other musicals.


• Fri 2/8/19 at - 8:00 PM

C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert

Play,Solo Performance,Drama

Max McLean takes audiences on a fascinating theatrical adventure as C.S. Lewis, tracing his journey from atheism to belief. Adapted from Lewis’ writings, Max McLean inhabits Lewis from the death of his mother, his estranged relationship with his father and the experiences that led him from vigorous debunker to the most accessible and eloquent Christian intellectual of the 20th Century.


• Sun 2/10/19 at - 5:00 PM
• Sun 2/10/19 at - 4:00 PM

The Magpie Salute


Rich Robinson, singer-songwriter-guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, leads The Magpie Salute, a new band that brings together four key members of The Crowes — guitarist/vocalist Rich, guitarist Marc Ford, keyboardist Eddie Harsch and bassist Sven Pipien — with members of Rich’s own band.


• Tue 2/12/19 at - 8:00 PM

Bert Kreischer

Stand Up Comedy

Florida native Bert Kreischer is a standup comic who performs to sellout crowds across the country. He also hosted the Travel Channel's "Trip Flip," an upcoming new season of the hit "Bert the Conqueror," and previously hosted "Hurt Bert." He's been a regular guest on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and "The Rachael Ray Show" and has appeared on "The Late Night with David Letterman" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live." His one-hour special "Comfortably Dumb" appeared on Comedy Central and his book "Life of the Party, Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child" shares the hilarious and outrageous stories that define his comedy and exemplify what has made him one of the best storytellers of his generation.


• Sat 2/16/19 at - 7:00 PM
• Sat 2/16/19 at - 10:00 PM

Vienna Boys Choir

A cappella, Choral

Boys have been singing at the Viennese court since the 14th century, and in 1498 - more than half a millennium ago - Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I moved his court and his court musicians to Vienna. Historians have settled on 1498 as the foundation date of the Vienna Chapel Imperial (Hofmusikkapelle) and thus the Vienna Boys Choir. Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, concerts, private functions, and on state occasions.


• Sun 2/17/19 at - 6:00 PM

Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

Classical Dance

Direct from Moscow, the Russian National Ballet brings its intricately choreographed, full-length production of "Swan Lake."


• Sun 2/24/19 at - 2:00 PM

Trae Crowder

Stand Up Comedy

Trae Crowder is a comedian from Knoxville, TN.


• Sat 3/2/19 at - 8:00 PM