Miami Dade College is giving us a taste of the 2015 Miami International Film Festival and celebrating the recent reopening of the refurbished Tower Theater with a MIFFecito, or A Taste of the Film Festival, to be held Oct. 16-19 at the theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami.
Movies from Poland, Italy, Mexico, Cuba and Spain will be screened, including the North American premiere of I Can Quit Whenever I Want, a farcical comedy about a group of unemployed college graduates who decide to create a new psychedelic drug, and Root, about the abused 20-something daughter of a wealthy family who adopts a young boy and hits the road.
Tickets go on sale Friday and range from $7 to $50. For more information, including a complete schedule, call 305-237-3456 or visit www.miamifilmfestival.com.
The Charles Gluck play Rough Patch, about a family falling apart under the pressure of a medical crisis, gets a reading on Monday. Avi Hoffman directs and is part of a cast featuring Patti Gardner, Scott Genn, Paul Louis, Mia Matthews and Margot Moreland. It happens at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. Tickets are $10. For information, call 561-588-1820 or visit www.theplazatheatre.net.
‘PHANTOM’ ON SALE
Individual tickets to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts run of the lavish new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, the musical — which has grossed $6 billion worldwide — features new staging by director Laurence Connor and new sets by Paul Brown. The suspenseful tale of a beautiful young soprano and the disfigured musical genius who guides and stalks her plays Nov. 19-30 in Fort Lauderdale.
Tickets are $34.75 to $99.75. The Broward Center is at 201 SW Fifth Ave. Call 954-462-0222 or visit www.browardcenter.org.
VISUAL ARTSMichael Spring
Christine Dolen, Rene Rodriguez and Galena Mosovich contributed to this report. Send news to cdolen@MiamiHerald.com (theater), jlevin@MiamiHerald.com (dance, pop and Latin music), jwooldridge@MiamiHerald.com (visual arts) or khamersly@MiamiHerald.com (jazz, classical music).