Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on September 16, 2004
"Mamma Mia" is a musical story of a daughter and her quest to discover the true identity of her father. A mother confronts her past as three men return to a Greek island they have not visited in 21 years as her 20-year-old daughter is about to walk down the aisle. Features songs by Abba including "Mamma Mia" and "Dancing Queen." 8 p.m. through Sept. 19 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. $26-$70. Details: (954) 462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org.
Cole Porter’s "Anything Goes" is a romantic musical comedy about a nightclub singer, a debutante and a gangster who secretly slips onto a ship to avoid the FBI. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 10 at Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W Sample Rd., Coral Springs. $26-$29. Details: (954) 344-7765.
The Rising Son Inc. will present the African cultural musical, "Nganga the Griot." The play features African songs, traditional dances and the wake up call of Rap voices of the modern day Griots. As the storytellers, Tallaha Queen Mother Boatenma and Ettosi Brooks, entertain with their traditional folktales and original stories. 5 p.m. at Miami Dade College North Campus, William and Lehman Theater, 11380 NW 27th Ave. $10-$15. Details: (305) 305-7254 or www.queenmotherboatenma.com.
‘ANNA IN THE TROPICS’
Coconut Grove playhouse presents "Anna in the Tropics," a funny and tragic story set in Tampa of a family of Cuban cigar makers and a man hired to entertain the tobacco workers in the factory. The author and director, Nilo Cruz, is a 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner and a 2004 Tony Award nominee. Through Oct. 4 at Coconut Grove Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. $35-$45. Details: (786) 552-0491 or www.cgplayhouse.org.