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Another New Service from Boca Raton Public Library:
Free Online Tutoring, Test Prep for Students Grades K-12

	 A library card is more valuable than ever! Thanks to          SAT®, and writing. Through Princeton Review’s SAT/ACT             	 SkillsCenter Resource Library: This provides 24/7 access
a generous donation from the Friends of the Boca Raton          Essentials self-study modules, they can access full-length        to thousands of educationally sound resources. Students can
Public Library, K–12 students now have free access to           practice tests, a diagnostic score report, supporting video       watch instructional videos, download practice worksheets,
one-to-one help from professional tutors from the Tutor.        lessons and practice drills, and college application advice.      customize their own flashcards for studying, get test-taking
com Learning Suite, an online service from The Princeton        Live tutoring and drop-off services are available in English      tips and much more.
Review. “Through the Friends’ gift, the Library will be able    or Spanish.”                                                      	 Boca Raton Public Library cardholders can access Tutor.
to respond to the community’s need for homework help on         	 Other special features of include:                    com’s Learning Suite from any computer or mobile device by
a large number of topics for students with different needs,”    	 Drop-Off Reviews: Students working on essays, book              visiting the Research tab on the library’s website. Professional
said Ann Nappa, Library Manager. “This enables all Boca         reports or tough math problems can submit their document or       tutoring through is available daily (except major
Raton student library users to work with a personal tutor at    problem for an overnight review to receive detailed guidance      holidays) between 3:00–10:00 p.m.
no cost to them, and at their convenience online.”              and explanations.                                                 	 The Boca Raton Public Library provides outstanding
	 “Through, students will get help with skills and    	 Practice Quizzes: Students preparing for an end-of-             library services, resources, and programs that meet the
concepts they are learning in class or as homeschoolers, as     chapter test, final exam or standardized test can use Tutor.      educational, recreational, cultural, and informational needs
well as Advanced Placement® and college entrance exams,”        com’s Practice Quizzes and receive immediate results to           of library users in its two locations. For more information
said Vicky Fitzsimmons, Digital Librarian. “Subjects include    assess their knowledge on over 100 areas in math, science         about the Boca Raton Public Library, visit www.bocalibrary.
math, science, English, Spanish, social studies, ACT®/          and social studies.                                               org.

Beat the Heat and Take Your Seat To Enjoy

This Summer’s Best in Live Theatre

By Carol Kassie                                                 see Mary’s life progress from childhood to matrimony to           by The Broward Stage Door Theatre. 8036 W Sample Rd.
	 There’s a lot happening on South Florida stages this          motherhood, we begin to understand how each successive            Coral Springs, Fl 33065. For tickets: 954-344-7765 or www.
summer. South Florida Theatre is thriving: At last count the    generation of women lives up to the expectations of the past Tickets: $48 (student tickets available)
South Florida Theatre League reported a membership of           and makes brave new choices about the future.                     	 This sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge follow two
more than 90 theatres or theatre companies between Jupiter      Rock of Ages. June 14th – July 1st. Presented by Slow Burn        friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance
and Key West, with several more waiting in the wings to         Theatre Company. The Amaturo Theatre at The Broward               over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases
join. And theatres no longer just program “in season.” In       Center for the Performing Arts. 201 Southwest 5th Ave. Fort       18 Neil Sedaka classics, including “Where the Boys Are,”
fact, summer is when audiences are often treated to newer,      Lauderdale, FL 33312. For tickets: 954-462-0222 or www.           “Sweet Sixteen,” “Calendar Girl,” “Love Will Keep Us
edgier, or less frequently produced plays and musicals than Tickets: $47 - $60.                             Together,” and, of course, the chart-topping title song.
can be seen during the winter months.                           	 In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big        I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. July 27th –
	 Whether your tastes run to the traditional, or to something   city rocker, and in L.A.’s most famous rock club they fell        August 12th. Presented by MNM Theatre Company. The
a little more “outside the box.” this summer you should be      in love to the greatest songs of the ‘80s. Rock of Ages is an     Rinker Playhouse at The Kravis Center. 701 Okeechobee
able to find something that suits, as local theatre companies   arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-        Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401. For tickets: 561-832-7469
have chosen a wide variety of plays---traditional and non--     melting hits of groups such as Journey, Night Ranger, Styx,       or Tickets: $55.
-to populate their many stages, and audiences will have the     REO Speedwagon, Pat Benetar, Twisted Sister, and many             	 The second longest-running Off-Broadway musical about
opportunity to sample everything from Broadway classics         more.                                                             “everything you have ever secretly thought about dating,
and award-winning dramas to rock operas, comedies, and          The Pink Unicorn. June 15th – July 8th. Presented by Primal       romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws,
children’s theatre.                                             Forces Productions. Empire Stage. 1140 North Flagler Drive.       but were afraid to ask.”
	 The Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest has become           Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For tickets: 866-811-4111 or           Annie, Jr. August 3rd – 19th. Presented by the Sol Children
an integral part of South Florida’s cultural landscape, and in Tickets: $30.                            Theatre’s Musical Theatre Performance Experience. Sol
its sixth year South Florida audiences will once again have     	 In this award-winning solo piece, Carbonell Award-              Theatre. 3333 North Federal Highway. Boca Raton, FL
the opportunity to see theatre for free, and to check out new   winner Laura Turnbull plays Trisha, a Christian widow who         33341. For tickets: 561-447-8829. Tickets: $20.
plays in development by South Florida playwrights. The          must choose sides in her conservative Texas town after her        	 Young Sol actors (ages 10 through 18), having gone
program’s continued and growing success over the past five      teenage daughter announces she is “gender queer,” and starts      through an intensive performance training experience, will
years has indicated to the League that theatre patrons are      a chapter of the Gay Straight Alliance at the local high school.  showcase their talent in a production of the musical, Annie,
ready and willing to try new theatrical experiences, and even   With sharp wit and humor, this rich poetic story explores what    Jr., Based on the popular comic strip, and adapted from the
cross county lines to do it.                                    it means to be a parent in a community in these changing          Tony Award-winning Best Musical, this family friendly show
	 On Monday evenings from June until August, a South            times.                                                            features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first
Florida Theatre League member theatre will host a reading       Breaking Up is Hard to Do. July 6th – 12th. Presented             adventure.
of a new play by a local playwright. Playwrights range from
established local favorites, including Carbonell Award-
winners and nominees to emerging talents, with plays vastly
ranging in subject matter and style. For more information
about the readings, see the separate article on page 5 of this
issue of Boca Club News.
	 Below is a list, in chronological opening night order, of
just some of the theatres, theatre companies, and plays that
will be on stage this summer, along with a brief description
of each production. Group rates are available for every one
of these productions. Mark your calendars and purchase your
tickets soon to get the best seats.
From Door to Door. Now through July 1st. Presented by
The Broward Stage Door Theatre. 8036 W Sample Rd.
Coral Springs, Fl 33065. For tickets: 954-344-7765 or www. Tickets: $48 (student tickets available).
	 James Sherman’s gentle comedy, From Door to Door, is
a heartfelt tribute to American women of three generations.
From Door to Door explores the influence culture and
religion have in shaping life’s options. Even as Mary
Goodman, a woman of the “greatest generation,” is mourning
the loss of her husband, her daughter Deborah is encouraging
her to end her period of mourning and move on with a new
independence. In a series of scenes between Mary, Deborah,
and Mary’s mother, Bessie, Mary reflects back on her life
as a daughter, wife and mother. Three actresses play the
three women over the course of sixty-five years, and as we
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