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               Boca Happenings

      “Streakin’ Thru the 70s: A Musical Flashback to the

      1970s” At Mizner Park Cultural Center in February

          “It’s like stumbling onto a jukebox full of your favorite   Nature,” “How would you like a nice Hawaiian Punch,”   Paris, and Tokyo. In 2013 he was recognized by the Broadway
      45s. It leaves no pet rock unturned!” That’s how The New   hot pants, polyester pantsuits, and the Village Person—plus   League and the Coalitions of Broadway Unions and Guilds
      York Daily News described the live theater experience that   the popularity of the Broadway mega-hit Mamma Mia,   for 25 years of dedication, craft and contribution to theatre.
      will be on stage at the Mizner Park Cultural Center from   emphasized the universal appeal of both mocking and      Albert Evans wrote the music for the off-Broadway hit
      February 4th through February 20th.               simultaneously embracing the “what were we thinking”   Pageant, chosen by Time Magazine as one of the year’s ten
         MNM Theater Company and Arts Center Management   culture of the 1970s.                            best entertainment events. His lyrics are featured in a new
      has announced  that  tickets  are now  available  for this      “I am so looking forward to presenting this groovy good   performing edition of The Merry Widow, seen at New York
      kaleidoscopic flashback through game shows, sitcoms, disco,   time and reminding audiences of what a special decade the   City Opera, and televised on Live from Lincoln Center
      earth shoes, pet rocks, and lava lamps – an outrageous dash   70s was,” says the show’s director, Jonathan Van Dyke. “With   (PBS). He was the Composer in Residence for ten years at
      through the much maligned “Me Decade” that features over   all the laughs, music, fabulous fashion and fun in this show,   New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse and is currently Artistic
      40 hit songs.                                     it will be a ‘dy-no-mite’ theatrical event, whether you lived   Associate at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
         Streakin’ Thru the 70s began as a workshop by creators/  it or not!”                                 Ticket prices range from $45 to $65 and can be purchased
      writers James A. Rocco and Albert Evans, who were      Eric Alsford will serve as Streakin’s music director; the   online at Masks must
      responsible for the off-Broadway hits Pageant and Nite Club   cast includes Shelley Keelor, Dorian Quinn, Ellie Roddy and   be worn in order to attend.
      Confidential. A six-week tryout in a small theatre in Wichita   Ryan Michael James.                     The Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center is located at
      Kansas turned into a five-month run, and the enthusiastic      James A. Rocco is an award-winning director, writer and   201 Plaza Real, in Boca. Performance days and times are:
      reaction to the show, its iconic music, and uniquely 70s   theatrical consultant whose work has been seen on Broadway,   Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Friday,
      catch phrases and images—“It’s not nice to fool Mother   off-Broadway, throughout the United States and in London,   Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
      “Italian Bred” Theatrical Comedy at Mizner Park

      Cultural Center and Delray Beach Playhouse in February

         In Italian Bred – The                          stage with virtual cameo appearances of Emmy Award-winner   studied with UCB, Second City, The Pit Improv, and has a
      Theatrical Comedy, actress/                       Steve Schirripa (“Blue Bloods”), Mario Cantone (“Sex & the   BA in Theatre.
      singer/storyteller Candice                        City”), Leslie Jordan (“Will and Grace”), and Vic DiBitetto      Italian Bred will be at the Mizner Park Cultural Center
      Guardino effortlessly slips                       (“Mall Cop 2”).                                    on Thursday, February 24th at 7:30 p.m. and at the Delray
      in and out of multiple family                        Candice Guardino was born in the Bensonhurst section   Beach Playhouse on Friday, February 25th and Saturday,
      characters as she reminisces                      of Brooklyn, was raised on Staten Island, and now splits her   February 26th, both at 8 p.m. Tickets for these performances
      about her childhood.  The                         time between Los Angeles and New York City. She made   range from $32.50 to $40, and can be purchased online
      show, which has received                          a name for herself on the New York theatre scene with her   at and https://
      rave reviews wherever it has                      outrageously revealing one-woman show, S.O.S. which ran at
      played, will have its Florida                     Stage 72 and The Laurie Beechman. Candice has also written      Masks covering the mouth, nose, and chin must be worn
      premiere performances at the                      several sitcoms, stage plays, screenplays and shorts. She has   in order to attend.
      Mizner Park Cultural Center
      on February 24th, and at the                      Boca Public Library’s Photography
      Delray Beach Playhouse on
      February 25th and 26th.
         Based on true life events and told through the eyes of a   Exhibit Takes You On “A Walk
      little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island—from learning
      to make meatballs to learning to drive—Guardino shares
      heartfelt and hilarious memories of her childhood with   Through Cuba” Until February 14th
      humor and skill. And from her matter-of-fact father to her
      outspoken, chain-smoking grandmother, she impersonates all
      the members of her sitcom-worthy family, while sharing the      The Boca Raton Public Library presents
                                                        a new photography exhibit, “A  Walk
                                                        Through Cuba” by Brian and Lorie
                                                        Bibbee. This exhibit captures the local
                                                        feel of Havana and several outlying small
       Captain’s was established in 1980 servicing      towns. From the back streets of Havana to
       Palm Beach County and is a privately             the tobacco fields in the mountains, these
       owned and managed company.                       photos capture a diverse view of Cuba off
       Captain’s is committed to providing              the beaten path. The metal prints shown
       dependable, reliable and professional            in the exhibit are made by infusing dyes
       ground transportation to and from all
       South Florida Airports and Seaports.  PBCVH212   directly into specially coated aluminum
           To reserve your vehicle:                     sheets for a magical luminescence, which
                                                        creates a durable, waterproof and brilliant
       561-798-2180 or 800-634-7890  print.
                                                           Brian, a Florida native, has been
                                                        photographing Florida and international
                                                        locations for the past forty years. From
                                                        Australia to Switzerland, he has traveled
                                                        the world to capture the local scenery,
                                                        people, and beautiful landscapes. Recently,
                                                        the Palm Beach Photographic Institute
                                                        displayed his work in a juried photography
                                                        competition  in  their West  Palm  Beach
                                                        gallery. Lorie is recognized widely for her
                                                        astute “eye” for the perfect photo. She has
                                                        had experience in darkroom techniques and
                                                        photojournalism and contributed several
                                                        photos for this exhibition.
                                                           “A Walk Through Cuba,” a free exhibit
                                                        on view now, will run through February
                                                        14th at the Art in Public Places area of the
                                                        Downtown Library, 400 NW 2nd Avenue.
                                                        It is open during regular library hours.
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