Tap dancing takes center stage in this world premiere of a show by director/choreographer Kevin Black that includes Irish Celtic, flamenco, stomp, clogging as well as production numbers from famous Broadway tap musicals such as “42nd Street” and “Crazy For You.” “This production is a true collaboration,” Black says in a press release. “Along with our amazing musical director and arranger Ben Bagby, I have a cast and crew that has contributed so much to the show’s development. Our choreography is most definitely a result of incredible teamwork: Allison C. Scott, Sebastian Goldberg, Ashley Bachner, McKayla Cephas and Alessandra Torres have all poured their creativity, talent and expertise into this show. It’s a true labor of love.”
When: March 30-May 6. 8 p.m. Fridays- Saturdays; 2 p. m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Where: Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, in Margate. Cost: $48. Contact: 954-344-7765 or StageDoorFL.org.
Written as a spinoff that dovetails before and after the action in Lorraine Hansbury’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” this play by Bruce Norris, presented here by the Fort Laudedale-based New City Players, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2011 and the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012. The first act is set in 1959 and is centered on the impending integration of a white neighborhood in the suburbs of Chicago. The second act is set in 2009 and follows what happens when that same neighborhood, now mostly black, begins to be gentrified by whites.
When: April 5-22. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays.
Where: The Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts, 1501 S. Andrews Ave., in Fort Lauderdale.
Cost: $35 for adults; $30 for seniors; $20 for students (under 25 with ID).
Contact: 954- 650-5938 or NewCityPlayers.org.
The Miami-based dance company Ballet Flamenco La Rosa for the last three decades has presented authentic Flamenco dance with live music in a theatrical setting in order “to expand the art form beyond traditional limits to appeal to broad based audiences.” In order to fulfill that, the nonprofit organization has planned performances this spring and summer. First up is “Caminos Flamencos (Flamenco Roads),” a performance that will show the varied styles of Flamenco. When: 3 p.m. April 8. Where: Pinecrest Gardens,11000 Red Road, in Pinecrest.
Cost: $20 adults; $15 senior citizens; $8 students and children (under 17).
Contact: 786-320-6982 or BalletFlamencoLaRosa.com. At top, Ilana Isaacson, John Dalton and Delisa Stephenson in “Clybourne Park,” which will run at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale April 5-22. Above, “Time Step,” an original musical celebrating tap dancing, will play the Stage Door Theatre in Margate March 30-May 6.
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa will present“Caminos Flamencos” (Flamenco Roads) at Pinecrest Gardens in Pinecrest on April 8.