BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

  • 201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
  • 954-468-3337
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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is the destination of choice in South Florida for spectacular entertainment. Ranking among the top ten most-visited theaters in the world, the Center presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 600,000 patrons. Overlooking the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this premier performing arts venue hosts Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, concerts, plays, multi-cultural performances, lectures, workshops and educational events; and it offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually.
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General
  • Miles to Broward Convention Center: 4
driving directions
  • Driving Directions: I-95 exit E. Broward Blvd., turn south onto S.W. Fifth Ave. Parking garage is on the right.
Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Facility Info
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3000
Abdo Rew River Room
  • Width: 74
  • Length: 54
  • Height: 27
  • Theater Capacity: 250
  • Classroom Capacity: 125
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Einstein Room
  • Width: 36
  • Length: 18
  • Height: 15
  • Classroom Capacity: 65
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Amaturo Theatre
  • Width: 40
  • Length: 40
  • Height: 50
  • Theater Capacity: 590
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Au-Rene Theatre
  • Width: 55
  • Length: 50
  • Height: 90
  • Theater Capacity: 2688
  • Classroom Capacity: 2688
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 900
Parker Playhouse
  • Width: 39
  • Length: 46
  • Height: 45
  • Theater Capacity: 1167
  • Classroom Capacity: 1167
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
Events
  • Wicked

    Feb 14 - Mar 5, 2018 - Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long...
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  • Symphony of the Americas: Broadway Sizzle & Operatic Passion

    Feb 18 - 21, 2018 - Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Cuban born Soprano Maria Aleida, acclaimed for her performances with Andrea Boccelli and opera companies worldwide, returns to south Florida to join...
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  • Thomas Friedman

    Feb 21 - 22, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Thomas Friedman is a foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times and the bestselling author of “The World is Flat.” He is renowned for his direct...
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  • Eric Johnson

    Feb 22 - 23, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Very few musical artists achieve a true signature style -- one that makes comparisons to other musicians impossible. But Texas guitarist Eric Johnson...
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  • Florida’s Children First 2018 Broward County Advocacy Awards & Reception

    Feb 22 - 23, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    Broward Center for the Performing Arts Riverview Ballroom
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-796-0860
    Florida’s Children First, the state’s premiere independent advocacy organization, will honor child advocates in Broward County at its annual...
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  • Rocket Man: An Elton John Tribute

    Feb 23 - 24, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    A spot-on recreation of an early Elton John concert, featuring lavish costumes (sequined Dodgers uniforms, peacock outfits, massive glasses, the...
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  • Broadway's Next Hit Musical

    Feb 24 - 26, 2018 - Recurring daily BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The hysterical Broadway’s Next Hit Musical...
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  • Chad Prather

    Feb 24 - 25, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
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  • The Olate Dogs

    Feb 25 - 26, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Winners of America’s Got Talent season seven, these sweet, funny and ultra-talented acrobat dogs perform amazing circus stunts and tricks with their...
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  • George Winston

    Feb 27 - 28, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Drawing on diverse influences from folk, R&B, jazz and blues to classical and pop music for his moving compositions and interpretations, George...
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  • South Florida Symphony: Musical Expressions of Nature

    Mar 1 - 2, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Sebrina Alfonso, conductor Lara St. John, violin Program: Vivaldi: Four Seasons Lara St. John, violin Beethoven: Symphony No 6 Pastoral Lisa Nardi: In...
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  • Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida: Harlequinade/Tribute to Marius Petipa

    Mar 3 - 5, 2018 - Recurring daily BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Originally made into a ballet in 1900, by Marius Petipa, with music by Riccardo Drigo, Harlequinade follows Harlequin, and his lover, Columbina, as...
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  • Steve Martin and Martin Short

    Mar 10 - 11, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Expect non-stop laughs from the hilarious duo of Steve Martin and Martin Short in An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Lives that includes...
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  • Steve Martin and Martin Short

    Mar 10 - 11, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Expect non-stop laughs from the hilarious duo of Steve Martin and Martin Short in An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Lives that includes...
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  • Audra McDonald

    Mar 11 - 12, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both singer and actress. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony...
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  • Symphony of the Americas: Music on Pointe

    Mar 13 - 14, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Principal dancers of the American Ballet Theater join the Symphony on stage for a concert version of legendary ballet favorites as well as newly...
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  • Funding Arts Broward2018 Spring Luncheon

    Mar 13 - 14, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW 5th Ave
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-353-7673
    Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County will...
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  • Gold Coast Jazz: Loston Harris Trio

    Mar 14 - 15, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    For more than a decade jazz pianist, Loston Harris, has headlined at the legendary Bemelmans Bar located in The Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan’s storied...
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  • Loston Harris Trio: Loston Harris Plays the Great American Songbook

    Mar 14 - 15, 2018 954-462-0222
    Jazz concert presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society. For more than a decade jazz pianist, Loston Harris, has headlined at the legendary Bemelmans...
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  • Firefall

    Mar 16 - 17, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    For founder Jock Bartley, Firefall is a 40 year labor of love. Their layered harmonies backed by driving rhythms transcends many genres from rock to...
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  • Miami City Ballet: Program Three

    Mar 17 - 19, 2018 - Recurring daily BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Set in a spectacular 19th-century ballroom to the soaring music of Tchaikovsky, this is classical ballet at its grandest. The cast is large, the...
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  • Cello and Piano Recital

    Mar 18 - 19, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    World renown Pianist Kemal Gekic and cellist Iris van Eck, a duo for over a decade, team up for a romantic cello - piano duo afternoon. Works by...
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  • An Evening with Foreigner and the Dave Eggar Orchestra

    Mar 20 - 21, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a...
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  • Alice Cooper

    Mar 21 - 22, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    The godfather of shock rock continues to rattle the cages and challenge the status quo, while surprising fans and exuding danger at every turn—just...
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  • Memphis

    Mar 22 - Apr 8, 2018 - Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Music & Lyrics: David Bryan Book & Lyrics: Joe DiPietro Directed by Patrick Fitzwater Turn up that dial... From the underground dance clubs of...
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  • Video Games Live!

    Mar 22 - 23, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by well...
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  • Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

    Mar 25 - 26, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    One of the most celebrated violinists of this era, Joshua Bell leads the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in a program featuring works by the...
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  • Laila Ali

    Mar 27 - 28, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, and mother of...
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  • Florida Grand Opera: Orfeo Ed Euridice

    Mar 29 - Apr 1, 2018 - Recurring weekly on Thursday, Saturday BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Gluck’s masterpiece is most famous for its immortal aria, “Che farò senza Euridice.” But it’s also a compelling and deeply personal story of how far...
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  • Dead Horses

    Apr 1 - 2, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Originally hailing from a small town in Wisconsin the now Milwaukee-based folk band have cultivated a sensibility beyond their years due in part to...
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  • Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan

    Apr 8 - 9, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Buddy Guy stands alone as the greatest living blues artist in the world, defining second-generation Chicago blues with his wild performances and...
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  • Symphony of the Americas: Conrad Tao

    Apr 10 - 11, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Spectacular pianist, composer and violinist, heralded by Forbes in its “Top 10 under 30,” Conrad celebrated the Symphony’s 25th Anniversary with 5...
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  • Waitress

    Apr 11 - 23, 2018 - Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee...
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  • An Evening with the Four Freshmen

    Apr 11 - 12, 2018 954-462-0222
    "An Evening with The Four Freshmen" presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society. It all started in 1948, when four college freshmen crafted a unique...
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  • Dainish String Quartet

    Apr 14 - 15, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    With three Danes and one Norwegian cellist, this chamber music ensemble truly is a Scandinavian treasure. The high technical and musical quality, the...
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  • South Florida Symphony: Celebrating Israel's 70th Anniversary

    Apr 17 - 18, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Sebrina Alfonso, Conductor Aldo López-Gavilán, piano Program: Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Aldo López-Gavilán, piano...
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  • The Kinsey Sicks: Things You Shouldn't Say

    Apr 21 - 22, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    If you love Donald Trump, you’ll hate this show! Get ready for a hilarious, thought-provoking, heartbreaking yet inspiring show – in glorious...
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  • Are You My Mother?

    Apr 22 - 23, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn’t...
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  • Are You My Mother?

    Apr 23 - 24, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother’s song. But her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn’t...
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  • 10,000 Maniacs

    Apr 26 - 27, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs helped define college rock, became part of the first wave of...
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  • Miami City Ballet: Program Four

    Apr 28 - 30, 2018 - Recurring daily BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Apollo Apollo, George Balanchine’s first great masterwork, literally transformed the art of 20th-century ballet. With its neoclassical approach to...
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  • Chameleon Musicians presents Brahms

    Apr 29 - 30, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Music by Brahms for violin/viola cello and piano, featuring the stellar violist of the Amernet Quartet, Michael Klotz, on both violin and viola...
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  • The Ugly Duckling

    May 1 - 2, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    "Duck, Duck, Sing and Dance!" Using imagination and exploration, students learn how to tell a story and make it come alive through theater activities....
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  • The Ugly Duckling

    May 2 - 3, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Hans Christian Andersen's 200-plus-year-old classic tale The Ugly Duckling comes to the stage as a brand new musical. Born different from the other...
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  • Bubble Guppies Live: Ready to Rock

    May 5 - 6, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Put on your water-wings and jump into a swimsational adventure! The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n’ roll with some totally fin-tastic...
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  • Jersey Boys

    May 8 - 21, 2018 - Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS , the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll...
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  • Gold Coast Jazz Society Band & Friends

    May 9 - 10, 2018 954-462-0222
    An evening of jazz presented by the Gold Coast Jazz Society honoring jazz greatest ladies. The concert will feature jazz vocalists Debbie Orta, Wendy...
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  • Gold Coast Jazz Society Band & Friends

    May 9 - 10, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Lena Burke, Debbie Orta, Wendy Pedersen and Nicole Yarling join members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band under the direction of Martin Hand for an...
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  • Marc Cohn

    May 10 - 11, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    GrammyAward-winner Marc Cohn ("Walking in Memphis", "Silver Thunderbird", "True Companion") is a natural storyteller balancing the exuberant with the...
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  • Peppa Pig Live!

    May 23 - 24, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume...
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  • South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble: Cartoon Classics

    Jun 9 - 10, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    The South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble presents: “Cartoon Classics” on June 9th in the Amaturo Theatre of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts....
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  • Rock of Ages

    Jun 14 - Jul 2, 2018 - Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big city rocker and in LA's most famous rock club they fell in love to the greatest songs of the...
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  • The Illusionists

    Jun 19 - 25, 2018 - Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    A mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.
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  • Dan and Phil 2018 World Tour

    Jul 8 - 9, 2018 BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    A theatrical stage show with hilarious anecdotes, sketches, lots of audience interaction we'll probably regret, a loose story tying it all together...
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  • Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

    Jul 28 - 30, 2018 - Recurring daily BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
    201 SW Fifth Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-462-0222
    X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure! It's Pirate Day inAdventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for...
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