The rarely staged Tennessee Williams play is produced by the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival
WHEN TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ ONE-ACT comedy, “27 Wagons Full of Cotton,” first met an audience in 1946, it was acclaimed for the author’s dark humor and vivid Southern characters. Full Story
Big names come to Palm Beach’s intimate Colony
The Colony’s Royal Room will be home to R&B royalty this week and next as Marilyn McCool and Billy Davis Jr. play a show.
The couple, who were lead vocalists of the Fifth Dimension, are performing April 12-16 and April 19-23 at the Palm Beach supper club, in The Colony hotel. Full Story
Maltz holds auditions for “Palm Beach Idols”
Are you talented? Do you have a need to dance or sing? Or maybe you’re just plain funny.
If that’s the case, then “Palm Beach Idols” may be the place for you.
Auditions for the Palm Beach County talent show for performers of all ages will take place from noon-8 p.m. April 30 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Full Story
¦ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience is still somewhat of a problem. But a sign of progress should soothe the anxious Aries heart. Meanwhile, invest some of that waiting time in preparing for the change ahead. Full Story
In the opening moments of the woefully illogical and ridiculous “Hanna,” Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) kills an elk and guts it. Then her father beats the crap out of her. Not for killing the elk, mind you, but for her own good, so that makes it OK. Full Story
(Ernest Borgnine, Doris Roberts, Anne Meara) In this depressing but effective drama, residents of a nursing home deal with aging, illness and the desire to live. Younger audiences will struggle to find something to relate to, but older viewers might just find it moving and inspiring. Or incredibly depressing. Either way, it’s not across-the-board good enough to recommend. Rated PG-13. Full Story
Lighthouse ArtCenter to host evening of song
The Lighthouse ArtCenter has a 48-year reputation for its role in the visual arts.
But at 7:30 p.m. April 16, the Tequesta museum will be the place for music as it hosts an evening of Broadway and popular romantic standards. Full Story
Atlantic Dance Theater Presents “Coppelia & Gems”
Atlantic Dance Theater presents “Coppélia & Gems” for its sixth annual dance concert. Act One features “Coppélia,” the classic ballet story of love, comedy and magic. It tells the story of Coppélia, a life-size doll created by the mad Doctor Coppélius, who leaves her sitting at the balcony. Full Story
Canines can enjoy Dog Days of Summer
Summer is almost here.
With it comes America’s pastime, and America’s best friend.
You can bring your canine companion to the first Dog Days of Summer game of the Florida State League season. Full Story
Free tickets offered by Kraft on Tuesdays
A “Tuesday Night Tickets” deal with Kraft Singles has begun again during minor league baseball season at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.
Through Sept. 6 fans who take any Kraft Singles package wrapper to participating teams’ ballpark box offices on Tuesday nights will get a free ticket after purchasing one ticket. n Full Story
Erica Beahm, “Leading Ladies” win top honor at women’s film fest
Erica Beahm, co-writer and co-director of “Leading Ladies,” danced her way to winning the top honor, as her film won Best Feature Film of the inaugural Palm Beach Women’s International Film Festival, which ran April 7-10 at various locations in Palm Beach County. Full Story
Monthlong jazz events include Frederico Britos
The celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month will continue in Delray Beach with a live performance by world-renowned violinist Federico Britos at 8 p.m. on April 23 at The Arts Garage, 180 NE First St. Full Story
Yoga in the outfield set at Roger Dean
Abacoa’s first “Yoga in the Outfield” day at Roger Dean Stadium is April 30.
If you’ve never taken a yoga class, or you’re skilled, the free event will have something for you. The class will begin promptly at 10 a.m., so participants are advised to arrive early to find a good spot, sign release forms and meet new yogi’s. Full Story
Carbonell Awards honor best in South Florida theaters
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre won four of the 20 Carbonell Awards presented at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. The awards recognize excellence in regional theater in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Awards presented to the Maltz were:
¦ Best Actress, Musical: Tari Kelly, “Anything Goes” Full Story