THE NEWLY OPENED LAUDERHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES THE SPECTACULAR LINEUP FOR ITS GRAND OPENING SIGNATURE SERIES.
LAUDERHILL, FL, January 25, 2016 – The newly opened Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) proudly announces a rich variety of performances for its Grand Opening Signature Series of events in March and April 2016, sponsored by the City of Lauderhill. Tickets are on sale now for the inaugural series, which will showcase the hottest acts in music, dance, comedy, and theatre, including the sensational coming-of-age Disco fantasy Saturday Night Fever – The Musical; a special concert featuring the iconic “Reggae Ambassadors” Third World, the “Queen of Soca”Alison Hinds, and calypso singer/songwriter David Rudder; the explosive percussion hit STOMP; the spirited family favorite Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical; television personality and stand-up comedian Bob Saget; the iconic R&B/Pop superstars Boyz II Men and En Vogue; and the dazzling, jaw-dropping showmanship of The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular. The LPAC is located in the Central Broward Regional Park at the Northwest corner of Sunrise Boulevard and US 441. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday Night Fever – The Musical March 1 at 7:00 pm
Saturday Night Fever – The Musical, the iconic story of Tony — the kid from Brooklyn USA — who wants to dance his way to a better life is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony’s love for dancing in spectacular new ways. Fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of dancers meets a new generation of playgoers in this coming-of-age Disco fantasy.
Concert featuring Third World, Alison Hinds, and David Rudder – March 5 at 8:00 pm
Third World is one of the longest lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most popular crossover acts among international audiences, mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap. Additional artists on the program include the “Queen of Soca” Alison Hinds and celebrated calypso singer/songwriter David Rudder.
STOMP – March 19 at 8:00 pm & March 20 at 1:00 pm
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical – March 21 at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right.
Bob Saget – April 15 at 8:00 pm
Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (“Full House” and “Americas Funniest Home Videos”), but he’s also a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian. From his HBO special “That Ain’t Right” to his scene-stealing cameos in “Entourage,” and “The Aristocrats,” it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side. Bob’s third one hour stand-up special, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About,” was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award.
Boyz II Men & Special Guest En Vogue – April 23 at 8:00 pm
Boyz II Men, one of the most iconic R&B groups in music history, redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to all generations. Their hits include: “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day,” and “Motownphilly.” En Vogue features Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Maxine Jones and Cindy Herron-Braggs. The name invokes memories of a long line of R&B/pop smashes. “Hold On,” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” and “Free Your Mind,” are just a sampling of the group’s mega hits.
The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular – April 24 at 7:30 pm
The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular bound from one breathtaking, death-defying feat of acrobatic dare-devilry to another. Minute after muscle-popping minute of mind-boggling artistry and athleticism will charm and awe. Featuring an ever-changing cast of elite aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, specialty acts, world-record holders and indescribable feats, this family friendly wow-fest will delight all ages.
*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice.
The first 100 people to purchase tickets to one of the Grand Opening Signature Series performances will receive one free ticket to The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular. Tickets to all performances are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.lpacfl.com or by calling at (954) 777-2055. The LPAC Box Office is open 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, and Noon to 4:00pm on Saturdays as well as 2 hours before show time.
“The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday was a great time for all those who attended! Everyone enjoyed themselves in the beautiful new Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. Now we look forward to the shows in our Grand Opening Signature Series! There will be a show for everyone to enjoy,” said Mayor Richard J. Kaplan
The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center is part of a complex that also houses a new Broward County Public Library and will be the first LEED Silver Performing Arts/Library structure in the southeast United States. It accommodates events for music, theatre, dance, cinema, visual arts, education, conferences, and workshops.