Regional Reviews: Florida - Southern
Live at Lynn
2011-2012 Theatre & Jazz Series At Wold Performing Arts Center
Also see John's reviews of Masked and Stuff
Lynn University and the director of theatre arts program development, Jan McArt, proudly announce season subscriptions are now available for their 2011-2012 Live At Lynn Theatre and Jazz Series. "This year's Live at Lynn theatre series hosts both national and international performers in a wide spectrum of productions, ranging from classic rock to grand opera to Broadway. In keeping with our tradition of offering something for everybody, to not only delight you but also to educate and stretch your imagination and entertainment, we have planned another wonderfully varied program. I invite everyone who loves beautiful music brilliantly performed to attend every production, and enjoy our full season of entertainment," says Jan McArt. "For over 30 years, I have strived to present the Boca Raton community and surrounding areas with the finest of entertainment with something for everyone, and I think we've topped ourselves this year," she adds. "We hope to meet new subscribers and make new friends here in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, so treat yourself to an evening out and let us entertain you."
The 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center, located on Lynn's campus in the heart of Boca Raton, is easily accessible by both I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. The Wold Center features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a large, light-filled lobby, and flexible space well-suited for dramatic productions, concerts and other cultural events. With an elegant salon, outdoor sunset terrace and intimate black-box studio, this new center is home to numerous concerts and events, including live theatrical performances by the Lynn's theatre arts program and professional Live at Lynn Theatre and Jazz Series, as well as Conservatory of Music concerts.
Tickets are $45/mezzanine, $50/orchestra, and $65/box. They are available for purchase at the Lynn University Box Office, located in the Wold Performing Arts Center at 3601 N. Military Trail. Tickets also may be purchased online at http://our.lynn.edu or by phone at 561-237-9000. Season subscriptions are now available at a twenty-five percent discount: $262 for orchestra seats (regularly $350), and $236 for Mezzanine seating (usually $315).
Live at Lynn Series 2011 - 2012
October 15th & 16th, 2011: Saturday - 7:30 p.m., Sunday - 4:00 p.m.
Named "Entertainer of the Year" in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Holmes' casual elegance and silky vocal stylings have a magical way of filling a room with a warm, comfortable sound. His appearances at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and The Colony Hotel's Royal Room Cabaret, along with his Sammy Davis Jr. material with the Palm Beach Pops, have made him a return-demand favorite locally.
November 12th & 13th, 2011: Saturday - 7:30 p.m., Sunday - 4:00 p.m.
Together, the performers in the Capitol Steps have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective experience on House and Senate staffs. Their renditions of our "favorite" politicians are hilarious and on the cutting edge. Nothing and no one is sacred!
January 21st & 22nd, 2012: Saturday - 7:30 p.m., Sunday - 4:00 p.m.
With a mix of handsome tenors and stunning divas, Bravo Amici performs an uplifting collection of well-known classical and contemporary songs and arias. London's Daily Star raves, "The next big thing is singing sensation Bravo Amici. They have already seduced audiences with their stunning looks and gorgeous sounds."
Five Guys Named Moe
February 11th & 12th, 2012: Saturday - 7:30 p.m., Sunday - 4:00 p.m.
In their multicolored Zoot Suits, the five Moes harmonize, croon, wail, tap and joke their way through 27 hit songs of songwriter and saxophonist Louis Jordan, whose new slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s.
Jack Jones Greatest Hits Tour
February 25th & 26th, 2012: Saturday - 7:30 p.m., Sunday - 4:00 p.m.
One of the greatest vocalists of our time, double Grammy-winner Jack Jones, ranks with legendaries Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Vic Damone. His recordings of "Lollipops and Roses," "Wives and Lovers" and the "Theme from Love Boat" are recognized all over the world.
Florida Grand Opera Young Artists
March 17th & 18th, 2012: Saturday - 7:30 p.m., Sunday - 4:00 p.m.
With the Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra
Seven Florida Grand Opera Young Artists are joined by the Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra performing highlights from some of the most popular and famous operas, including La Boheme, Romeo and Juliette, Rigoletto and La Rondine.
March 31th & April 1st, 2012: Saturday - 7:30 p.m., Sunday - 4:00 p.m.
Imagine what it would be like if The Beatles were performing today. The Beatlemaniacs brings the sounds of the "Fab Four" to life with spectacular visual lighting effects, video/multi-media presentations and costume changes. The Beatlemaniacs, in full regalia, span the musical library and history of the Beatles.
April 10, 2012: Tuesday - 7:30 p.m.
Back By Popular Demand! Following his standing-ovation performance on the Lynn stage last year, David Osborne returns with a one-night-only concert of romantic, classical, jazz, pop, inspirational, patriotic and Broadway show tunes. Known as the "Pianist to the Presidents," he has performed for Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Obama.
See the current theatre season schedule for southern Florida.
-- John Lariviere