In South Florida news from the worlds of dance and theater, Momix is headed to Fort Lauderdale for a performance and master class, Michael McKeever’s moving Daniel’s Husband is getting new life in Boca Raton, and the Miami Childrens Theater is taking on William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker.
The groundbreaking dance company Momix is kicking off the Broward Center’s 2015-16 dance series with its production Botanica, choreographer Moses Pendleton’s trip through a fantasy world following the rhythms of the seasons. The company will also offer a master class at 10 a.m. Nov. 29 to allow those 14 and older with at least intermediate-level dance training to explore its style. Admission to the class at the JM Family Studio Theater is $30 ($15 to observe).
Performances of Botanica are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Tickets are $39.50-$49.50. The Broward Center is at 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222 or visit www.browardcenter.org.
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Daniel’s Husband, the acclaimed play by Michael McKeever that had its world premiere at Island City Stage last season, is reopening Nov. 28 at the Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton. Island City artistic director Andy Rogow is directing the new production, which will feature original cast members Alex Alvarez, Laura Turnbull and Larry Buzzeo alongside newcomers John Manzelli and Christopher Anthony Ferrer.
The warm, funny, sorrowful play about a gay couple who disagree on the need for marriage will run through Dec. 20 at the JCC’s Beifield Auditorium, 21050 95th Ave. South, Boca Raton. Tickets are $30-$40. Call 561-558-2512 or visit www.levisjcc.org/boxoffice for information and a performance schedule.
Miami Children’s Theater is performing a production of William Gibson’s The Miracle Worker nearly three months in the making. Cast members, mostly high school seniors, were taught American Sign Language by Shannon Watson. Director Tim Fath has also made sure that the actors use authentic Southern accents in the beloved play about how young teacher Annie Sullivan helped Helen Keller emerge from a world of silence and darkness to find her voice. Caterina de Luca plays Helen, with Amanda Fernandez Acosta as Annie.
The play is at the Coral Gables Youth Center, 405 University Dr., Coral Gables. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 28, and tickets are $18 ($15 for students). Visit www.miamichildrenstheater.com for information.