A play for kids ... and one that’s not

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - Showtime - Palm Beach - - ON STAGE - By Rod Stafford Hag­wood

This is what’s hap­pen­ing in South Florida the­aters this week:

“Hook Ups Vol­ume 1”

Hur­ri­cane Irma in­ter­rupted the run of this col­lec­tion of eight short plays, most about 10 min­utes long, when the an­thol­ogy was staged in Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Vil­lage. Now lo­cal pro­ducer Ron­nie Larsen is try­ing again by mov­ing the pro­duc­tion to Em­pire Stage, also in Fort Lauderdale. And this week­end is your last chance to catch the show about dig­i­tal dat­ing in the 21st cen­tury. Or, for those not in the know: swip­ing-right-for-hot and swip­ing-left-for-not on so­cial net­works like Craig’s List, Grindr, Scruff and Growlr. The LGBT-themed show has nu­dity and sex­ual sit­u­a­tions.

When: 5 p.m. Satur­day; 8 p.m. Sun­day.

Where: Em­pire Stage, 1140 N. Fla­gler Drive, Fort Lauderdale.

Cost: $35 and $50 (20 per­cent off if you use the code “em­pire”).

Con­tact: 954-826-8790 or Ron­nieLarsen.com.


This cabaret per­for­mance blends dance, aeri­als and spe­cialty acts with mu­sic, film and the culi­nary arts. The idea is to en­gage all five senses (yup, there’s even per­fumery in the show).

When: Through Nov. 25. 9 p.m. Thurs­days; 8 p.m. din­ner show Fri­days and Satur­days; 11 p.m. Satur­days.

Where: Faena The­ater (in the Faena Ho­tel Mi­ami Beach), 3201 Collins Ave., Mi­ami Beach. Cost: $55-$115 Con­tact: 786-655-5742 or Faena.com.

“’Til Death Do Us Part...You First!”

Del­ray Beach’s Peter Fo­gel ad­mits he has some ma­jor com­mit­ment is­sues, de­scrib­ing him­self as the “eter­nal bach­e­lor.” But now the 50-some­thing co­me­dian — who says “The long­est re­la­tion­ship I’ve ever had is with TMo­bile” — has turned his jour­ney into a funny one-man-show.

When: Through Oct. 29. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 21, 28; 2 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29

Where: Mizner Park Cul­tural Cen­ter, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Ra­ton. Cost: $32-$45 Con­tact: 844-672-2849 or Mizn­erParkCul­tur­alCen­ter.com.

“The Rocky Hor­ror Show”

In 2012 and 2014 En­ter’Acte Theatrix staged this camp clas­sic that sends up cheesy 1950s sci-fi and hor­ror movies. The show — fa­mously made into a 1975 mid­night movie fa­vorite star­ring Tim Curry — is still rel­e­vant, ac­cord­ing to this pro­duc­tion’s di­rec­tor, Jeremy Quinn. “With the resur­gence of hate, big­otry and vi­o­lence for those who are ‘dif­fer­ent', it’s not only an ap­pro­pri­ate time and place to pro­duce the show, it’s a re­spon­si­bil­ity,” Quinn says in a press re­lease. “[‘The Rocky Hor­ror Show”] al­lows us the op­por­tu­nity to give the ‘oth­ers' a voice and plat­form to be seen, heard, em­braced and ac­cepted.”

When: Through Oct. 31. 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 31; 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 30; 10 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, 31.

Where: PGA Arts Cen­ter, 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar­dens. Cost: $35 and $40 Con­tact: En­trActeTheatrix.org.

“How I Be­came a Pi­rate”

As the ti­tle sug­gests, this fam­ily mu­si­cal fol­lows the swash­buck­ling ad­ven­tures of young Jeremy Ja­cobs when he joins sea­far­ing scalawags as they try to find the per­fect spot to bury their trea­sure.

When: 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Satur­day.

Where: Crest The­atre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swin­ton Ave., Del­ray Beach.

Cost: $15 for stu­dents; $25 for adults.

Con­tact: 561-243-7922, ext. 1 or OldS­choolSquare.org.


Brook­lyn’s the­ater for young peo­ple is bring­ing its pro­duc­tion of “Wink” to South Florida for chil­dren up to 5 years old. The show mixes phys­i­cal the­ater, shadow pup­petry and an­i­ma­tion to ex­am­ine dreams from the per­spec­tive of a girl.

When: 11 a.m. Satur­day and Sun­day; 5 p.m. Sun­day.

Where: Mi­ami The­ater Cen­ter, 9806 NE Sec­ond Ave., Mi­ami Shores. Cost: $5-$10 Con­tact: 305-751- 9550 or MTCmi­ami.org.


Spellbound The­atre’s pro­duc­tion of “Wink” is Satur­day and Sun­day at Mi­ami The­ater Cen­ter in Mi­ami Shores.

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