Introduce your children to the theater while falling in love again with The Wizard of Oz on Fri., Feb. 4 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and Sat., Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Toto become friends and go on a musical adventure to find heart, courage, brains and a way back home. This updated and upbeat new version offers interactive fun and energetic musical numbers. The performances are part of the Family Fun Series, where children will enjoy pre-show arts and crafts presented by Young At Art Museum, complimentary face painting and a post-show snack provided by Whole Foods Market and Blue Bell Ice Cream. Tickets are $14 when bought in advance and $15 at the door. Lap seats for infants 12 months and under are available for $3 at all performances.
Mazel Musicals, Inc. and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts present Time After Time: The Songs of Jule Stynefrom Wed., Feb. 9th through Sun., Feb. 13th. Specializing in songs created for stars including Carol Channing, Ethel Merman and Barbra Streisand, Styne composed some of America’s bestloved and most enduring songs for Broadway, films, television and radio. Guest star Deborah Tranelli and some of the area’s best entertainers perform a score filled with gold standards of the American Songbook including “Just In Time,” “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “Time After Time,” “I’ve Heard That Song Before” and “People.” Showtimes are Wed., Feb. 9 through Fri., Feb. 11 at 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 12 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sun., Feb. 13 at 2 and 7 p.m. This is a presentation in the Melodies and Memories Series, which is sponsored by Vi Living at Aventura, and was conceived and directed by Barry Levitt, former Artistic Director of New York’s 92nd Street Y’s smash Lyrics and Lyricists Series. Tickets are $32.
Mazel Musicals, Inc. and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts present Zero Hour from Wed., Feb. 16 through Sun., Feb. 27. Jim Brochu won a Carbonell Award for this striking portrayal, which brings all of Zero Mostel’s swagger, ferocity, intelligence and fantastic wit back to the stage in a volcanic tour-de-force directed by three-time Oscar-nominated film star, Piper Laurie. A naïve reporter attempts to interview the famously volatile artist, prompting an explosion of memory, humor, outrage and juicy backstage lore. Best remembered for his comedic genius and his definitive roles such creating Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Mostel was equally known for his place on the infamous Hollywood blacklist of the 50s. Showtimes are Wed. through Fri. at 8 p.m.; Sat. at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sun. at 2 and 7 p.m. This is a presentation of the Double Chai Theatrical Series. Tickets are $36.
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 NE 188th Street in Aventura. Tickets, group discounts and scheduling information for all performances are available through the box office at 954-462-0222 or online at AventuraCenter.org.