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Don't Be Clueless In June: Start Your Summer With All Time Favorites

May 24, 2024

Summer is a great time to catch up with old friends and you’ll find them this June at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with a fun look back at Black American sitcoms, four bands that created the soundtrack of the '80s, a musical trip under the sea to Bikini Bottom scored by rock legends and everyone’s favorite board game brought to life in a Broadway blockbuster.

Movin' On Up With The Canon Collective
The New Canon Chamber Collective presents a fun, nostalgic and entertaining musical production Remember the Times Live celebrating theme songs from Black American sitcoms from the '70s, '80s and '90s in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m.

This joyous, multidisciplinary production of music, theater, dance, poetry and film features a three-part digital documentary produced by opera vocalist and producer, James Binon. Also featured are Darius V. Daughtry, founder and artistic executive director of Art Prevails Project; vocalist JaNia Harden of The Harden Project; and Tanisha Cidel, co-founder and executive director of Evolutionary Arts Life Foundation.

Local music artists Waldron Dunkley II, Sarah Ruff and Jeremy Jordan composed original medley arrangements that will have audiences dancing and singing. Big Band Director for Broward College, Dunkley will serve as the musical director in addition to his creative contributions. Dunkley is a musical performer, talented arranger and multi-faceted instrumentalist whose repertoire includes jazz, reggae, soca, Junkanoo, orchestral and symphony works, r&b, soul and church gospel. Named one of South Florida’s Top Black Educators by Legacy Magazine, Ruff is a graduate of Dillard High School, University of Miami and Nova Southeastern and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music and Orchestra Director at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama with two decades experience as a music educator teaching multiple disciplines including piano, violin, guitar, theory, choir and orchestra. Jordan is a vocalist, conductor, educator and composer who currently serves as Choral Director of the world renowned Aeolians at Oakwood University and previously was the Director of Music and Choral Department at Miami Union Academy.

The New Canon Chamber Collective’s mission is to shine a light on Black and Brown composers hidden in the shadows and create equitable pay opportunities for Black and Brown classical musicians in South Florida. The Collective’s Executive Director Portia Dunkley is a Miami native with Bahamian and Haitian Caribbean roots. A double bassist, Dunkley started Teeny Violini in 2017, a mobile music education program for preschools and after-school programs, providing music education services for historically underserved communities. For more information about New Canon Chamber Collective, visit, like us on Facebook at and follow us on Instagram @NewCanonMusic.

A post-show Q&A immediately follows the performance as part of the Broward Center's Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative focusing on how the arts and artists can be a force for change in addressing critical issues of social justice and racial inequality. That initiative is presented by Baptist Health and JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Funding for Remember the Times Live is provided in part by the Miami Foundation and is presented as part of the Broward Center’s Arts Access Program, which assists community-based organizations in presenting arts and cultural performances at the Broward Center. The program provides technical assistance and marketing support to local community groups enabling them to develop and build their audiences. 

Grammy® Award Winners
A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners including Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper and John Legend help bring one of the world’s most beloved characters to the stage as the 2023/2024 Slow Burn Theatre Company Season presented by American National Bank in the Amaturo Theater culminates with the bold, original musical The SpongeBob Musical Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, June 23 with an open captioned performance on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series, SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation — until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage and the power of optimism saves the world. Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg with musical production conceived by Tina Landau, the musical has a book by Kyle Jarrow and original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I. The score also features songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton with additional music by Tom Kitt. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. This show is presented in arrangement with Concord Theatricals. Performance times vary.

Get A Clue
Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget as Broadway in Fort Lauderdale presents Clue in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center Tuesday, June 11- Sunday, July 16. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist. The Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2023/2024 season is made possible with the generous support of title sponsor Bank of America and presenting sponsor Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale is presented by Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Performance times vary.

Go Back In Time
Four iconic bands with 18 Billboard 100 hits transport audiences to the heart of the neon-soaked, synth-driven decade in Abducted by the '80s on Sunday, June 23 at 5:30 p.m. Wang Chung, Men Without Hats, The Motels and Naked Eyes have joined forces to create a musical extravaganza that delivers mega-hits such as: "Everybody Have Fun Tonight," "Dance Hall Days," "Let's Go," "To Live and Die in L.A," "Safety Dance," "Pop Goes The World," "Only The Lonely," "Suddenly Last Summer," "Take The L," "Always Something There To Remind Me" and "Promises, Promises." Enjoy an '80s pre-show experience at 4:30 p.m. featuring games, trivia and themed snacks. Dress in your '80s best for a chance to impress as the Broward Center goes back in time with all the favorite '80s jams.

Also in June, Dance Dimensions presents Dance the Night Away (June 1-2) and Elaina The Poet Bringz the Jazz presents God & Art (June 22).

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The Broward Center 2023/2024 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and UHealth University of Miami Health System. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level and UHealth-University of Miami Health System Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 100,000 students annually. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit

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