THE PROM (clockwise from left): ARIANA DEBOSE as ALYSSA GREENE, NICOLE KIDMAN as ANGIE DICKINSON, KERRY WASHINGTON as MRS. GREENE, KEVIN CHAMBERLIN as SHELDON, KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY as MR. HAWKINS, JO ELLEN PELLMAN as EMMA, JAMES CORDEN as BARRY GLICKMAN, MERYL STREEP as DEE DEE ALLEN, RYAN MURPHY (DIRECTOR), ANDREW RANNELLS as TRENT OLIVER. Cr. MELINDA SUE GORDON/NETFLIX ©2020
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Thursday, December 3

The Lakeworth Playhouse presents Annie The Musical from today through December 20. Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to: Lakeworthplayhouse.org/welcome/annie/ or call 561-586-6410.

 

Saturday, December 5

Join the cast of AirOtic with a brand new sexy and sensual cirque style cabaret, “AirOtic Soiree“! Enjoy a socially distanced night out featuring unique cocktails and seductive burlesque style entertainment exclusively at the newly renovated Hunters nightclub in Wilton Manners! This risqué 60 minute cabaret will leave you begging for more! For more information, visit Airoticshow.com or email [email protected]. Tickets are $38-$65 at facebook.com/events/170115274765437/. The show will have two additional performances on Saturday, December 12 and 19, 

 

Thursday, December 10

From today through December 18, Island City Stage’s Holiday Spectacular is hosted by Carbonell award-winning playwright and actor Michael McKeever. The special is an ode to the old TV variety specials hosted by stars like Andy Williams, Bob Hope and Cher. Featuring songs of the season sung by performers from favorite Island City Stage productions. Tickets are $35 plus a $3 processing fee at Islandcitystage.org

 

Friday, December 11

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Performance Project present “A Christmas Carol, The Musical” in the Amaturo theater through Sunday, December 13. Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a traditional holiday tale. Especially adapted for family audiences, this musical production of the Charles Dickens classic, staged by The Performance Project, is a wonderful way to celebrate the season! Seating at this event allows for 6ft of physical distance for your safety. Tickets for this event will only be available in allotments or 2 or 4 patrons seated together. There will be no single tickets available; patrons may only purchase in blocks of 2 or 4 tickets as we maximize the available seats.

 

Sunday, December 13

Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus Presents Holidays Under the stars at 7pm at the Outdoors at All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Ft Lauderdale.This social distanced outdoor concert will feature live holiday music and cheer with international Israeli singer, Ricky Pen. Tickets: Lawn and car parking spaces available $50 $150, at ftlgmc.org or call 954-832-0069                  

Wednesday, December 16

The Lake Worth Playhouse presents their annual Divas Holiday Party at 8pm. Take a moment to enjoy yourself during the Holidays and join some of your favorite Palm Beach Queens as your favorite Holiday Diva’s including songs, skits, and a comically good time with performances by: Melissa St John, Lupita Hollywood, Dayzee Deluxx, Pepper Monroe and Dee Dee VanCarter. Buy your tickets as they will sell out. They are $20 at lakeworthplayhouse.org/welcome/limited/ or by calling 561-586-6410. Buyers will purchase tickets and the Lake Worth Playhouse will assign seating based on social distancing guidelines.

“Where the Boys Are,” A 60th Anniversary Photo Exhibition

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present, “Where the Boys Are,” an exclusive 60th anniversary film photo exhibition at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Opening today, this free retrospective will feature 40 curated historical and never-before-seen oversized images chronicling the making of and local star-studded premiere (December 28, 1960) of the landmark film that cemented the City of Fort Lauderdale as a worldwide Spring Break destination. The walk-through exhibit will be available for the public to view near Swarovski until January 3. 

 

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Fundraiser

The 12th annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) fundraiser to financially support and bring awareness for ocean conservation is going virtual on Thursday, December 3 at 8pm on the Guy Harvey website: GuyHarvey.com/GHOFvirtual2020. Dr. Harvey and his daughter, GHOF Project Manager Jessica Harvey, will broadcast from their home port of Grand Cayman, where they will take viewers on a tour through the year of GHOF research and education highlights and look back on Dr. Harvey’s lifetime of ocean conservation work. Viewers will get face to face with sharks, marlin and invited celebrity guests, including a special musical performance, all from the comfort of their own home. Auction items will be available when the event kicks-off and be available through Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8pm at http://bidpal.net/ghofvirtual2020. For more information, sponsorship opportunities and to make a donation visit www.GuyHarvey.com or e-mail [email protected]

 

Dav Koz Virtual Christmas Concert

Dave Koz and a host of superstars will celebrate the holidays with a one-night only live virtual concert event on Saturday, December 12, at 8pm, via looped. He’ll perform alongside special guests Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, David Benoit, Peter White and vocalist Rebecca Jade. Due to the ongoing health risks of COVID-19, Koz was unable to mount his 23rd Annual Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour – so he made plans to bring the festivities into fans’ homes via the livestream. Tickets for Dave Koz & Friends The Greatest Hits of Christmas 2020 are on sale now at Davekoz.com. VIP experiences, including exclusive one-on-one meet & greets, are also available. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to delivering happiness to seriously ill children and their families

 

Selena: The Series on Netflix

A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music. Part one of the two-part series premieres on Netflix on December 4. Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice. The Series explores the once-in-a-generation performer’s journey as a young artist, from singing small gigs in Corpus Christi with her family to becoming one of the most successful Latin artists of all time — and the years of grit and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together before Selena’s meteoric rise to fame. Selena: The Series stars Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez, and Seidy López.

I’m Your Woman 

In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey. Starring Emmy award winner Rachel Brosnahan (Mrs. Masel), Frankie Faison, Bill Heck, Marceline Hugot, and Marsha Stephanie Blake. I am Woman is available in select theaters on December 4 and on Prime Video December 11. 

 

All My Life in Theaters December 4

Based on the powerful true love story that inspired an entire nation, All My Life follows the journey of an engaged couple who make the difficult decision to accelerate their wedding in the wake of a devastating discovery. Jennifer Carter (Jessica Rothe, the Happy Death Day films) and Solomon Chau (Harry Shum Jr, Crazy Rich Asians) are a sweet, fun-loving, newly engaged couple whose whole life seems ahead of them. But when Sol is diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in December, their plans for a summer wedding become impossible.  In a race against time, Jenn and Sol’s friends and family launch an online fundraiser to help the couple create their dream wedding in just two weeks. In the process, they unleash an outpouring of generosity and attention from people around the world who want to celebrate the power of love with them. Through it all, Jenn and Sol’s commitment to each other only deepens, becoming a heartwarming reminder that the strength of true love knows no limits. 

 

MANK Released on Netflix December 4

1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles. The movie stars Gary Oldman as Herman J. Mankiewicz, Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies, Lily Collins as Rita Alexander, Arliss Howard as Louis B. Mayer, Tom Pelphrey as Joe Mankiewicz. Sam Troughton as John Houseman, Ferdinand Kingsley as Irving Thalberg, Tuppence Middleton as Sara Mankiewicz, Tom Burke as Orson Welles, Joseph Cross as Charles Lederer,  Jamie Mcshane as Shelly Metcalf, Toby Leonard Moore as David O. Selznick, Monika Gossman as Fraulen Freda, and Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst. For more information go to Netflix.com/Mank in your coverage.

 

The Prom 

Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flat lined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is. Directed by Ryan Murphy and also starring Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Nico Greetham Logan Riley, Nathaniel J. Potvin and Sofia Deler, The Prom is the spectacular, big-hearted film adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical. e. The Prom is in Select Theaters in December and on Netflix December 11.

 

Broward Center’s Road to Recovery fund Benefit

Become a superhero and support the performing arts during the 11th Annual Ghost Light Society’s Soirée: Superhero Soirée, presented by Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG). Hosted by the Broward Center’s Ghost Light Society, the virtual celebration is set for Friday, December 4 beginning at 6:30pm and benefiting the Broward Center’s Road to Recovery fund. Faced with the loss of 90% of its revenues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts depends on contributions to sustain its operations as it prepares for the day when the doors reopen, the curtain rises, and the lights return to the Broward Center stages. Individual tickets to the Superhero Soirée are $50. The VIP package, which includes dinner and swag for two, is $250. Each attendee will receive a link to the event in advance. The welcome reception begins at 6:30pm and the main event is at 7:30pm. For more information, contact 954-468-3298 or [email protected].  

 

Leadership Broward Hosts Virtual Holiday Mixer  

Leadership Broward will ring in the holiday season with a fine wine and cheese tasting, capped by an ugly hat contest during the virtual mixer presented by The Dutton Group on Wednesday, December 16 at 6pm via Zoom.  Hosted by Primo Liquors and Fine Wines and presented by Talbott Vineyards and Chef Lenore Nolan, the fine wine and cheese tasting gives guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive pairing of delicious wines and cheeses. Included in the $75 per person ticket price are two bottles of wine and a cheese board. The package must be picked up at one of two Primo Liquors locations, at 700 S. Federal Hwy. in Fort Lauderdale and 4815 SW 148th Ave. in Davie, on Wednesday, December 16.  Prizes will be awarded in the ugly hat contest to the ugliest, weirdest and most creative hats. Guests can purchase their ticket at leadershipbroward.org/event/wine/ and will receive a Zoom invitation to the event in advance. For more information, visit leadershipbroward.org