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Dragons, Captain Kirk & Ancient Aliens Are Landing In Broward

November 9, 2023

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and The Parker offer mysterious and spine tingling events with giants, mummies, dragons, aliens, wizards and two musical trips to the land of the dead as darkness begins to fall earlier in the evening and the spooky season begins.

Set your phasers to stun and prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner and The Wrath of Khan in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents screen the Classic Film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on the big screen followed by Shatner sharing fascinating and humorous behind-the-scenes stories from portraying “Capital James T. Kirk” in the original Star Trek television series and movies as well as from his career spanning more than 50 years as an Award-Winning Actor, Producer, Director and Writer. Fans will also have the opportunity to ask Shatner questions during the audience-led Q&A.

The Tales of Custard the Dragon in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center is presented in the JM Family Enterprises Smart Stage Matinee Series on Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Based on the whimsical stories by Ogden Nash, this musical tale follows the exploits of young Belinda and her three boastfully brave pets, Mustard the Dog, Ink the Cat and Blink the Mouse, and one not-so-brave dragon, Custard. This up-close and immersive experience will have audiences in the center of the action. Audiences will treasure Custard's discovery that you can be brave, even when you are afraid, and that real courage comes from love. This musical was commissioned and originally produced by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. These performances are recommended for grades Kindergarten and first grade and support the ELA, SEL, music and dance curricula.

A sensory-inclusive performance of The Tales of Custard the Dragon is presented in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m. To create a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum as well as individuals with other Sensitivity Issues or Developmental Disabilities, slight adjustments have been made to the production including reduced sound levels, no flashing or strobe lights and minimal special effects. An area adjacent to the theater has been designated as the ABA Centers of Florida Sensory Quiet Room with a specially trained therapist to provide audience support. The audience will also enjoy a post-show meet and greet with cast members. Patrons may bring their own headphones, fidgets and other calming items into the theater. The Broward Center also offers sensory-bags that contain noise canceling headphones, sunglasses, fidgets, and sunglasses clips to accommodate families that might be overwhelmed by the lights, sounds, and crowds. Sensory-bags can be requested at the front of the house desk. The Broward Center's sensory-inclusive programming is made possible through the generous support of ABA Centers of Florida, The Batchelor Foundation, The Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust, Nicklaus Children's Hospital and The Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their in-kind support.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents bring Ancient Aliens LIVE: Project Earth to The Parker on Thursday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m. This experiential extension of Ancient Aliens explores the theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years. The 90-minute live experience celebrates the long-running program Ancient Aliens on The History Channel and features leading ancient astronaut Theorist Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Investigative Mythologist William Henry, Aerospace Engineer and Intelligence Expert Dr. Travis Taylor, U.K. Government UFO Investigator Nick Pope and Real-Life Indiana Jones David Childress, as they discuss thought-provoking extraterrestrial theories on fan-favorite topics from Ancient Egypt to the moon Dungeon Court arrives at The Parker with Brian Murphy, Emily Axford, Caldwell Tanner and Jake Hurwitz on Friday, November 17th at 8:00 p.m. at The Parker. This improvised live trial asks the question, "What if Judge Judy was all about Dungeons and Dragons?" In this show, the "Justices" read cases from listeners' D&D tables and serve out a fair and appropriate ruling as well as wildly outrageous punishment. Not an actual play episode, this event is brought to you by Not Another D&D Podcast.

This hit podcast comes live on stage as The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents bring Welcome to the Night Vale to the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center on Friday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m. Fans turn on their devices and hide twice monthly to catch the latest community updates from the small desert town of Night Vale. Audiences will learn of the town’s local weather, news and cultural events as well as announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, news of mysterious lights in the night sky and dark hooded figures with unknowable powers.

Disney Pixar’s Coco in Concert on Tour, part of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Imagination Series, features a screening of the complete film with Oscar® and Grammy®-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed by the 20-member Latin Ensemble Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México at The Parker on Friday, November 24th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. “Remember Me,” which won the Oscar for “Best Original Song,” is just one of the wonderful songs in this tale of Miguel, who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor, and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México, of the Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México by Silvia Lozano, is a musical group that stands out for its ability to fuse pre-Hispanic instruments with instruments from the colonial era, thus creating a unique and distinctive sound that evokes the rich history and culture of Mexico.

Come see how the world could be when Broadway in Fort Lauderdale presents Hadestown in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 - Sunday, January 21st, 2024. Welcome to Hadestown, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony​® Awards including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated Singer-Songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today... and always. Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — Hadestown is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go. 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 Broadway Across America and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Performance times vary.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Innovation Arts & Entertainment present Harry Potter in Concert in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center on Friday, April 5th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. Fans can relive the film that started it all as they watch the wand choose the wizard, a troll run amok and magic mirrors in high definition while the South Florida Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams' iconic score. Harry, Ron, Hermione and all the beloved characters return to the screen and enchant the world all over again. This event is presented as part of the Allegro Fort Lauderdale Mosaic Series. Wizarding World and all related trademarks, characters, names and indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s23).

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker is located in Holiday Park at 707 Northeast Eighth Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. The Parker is an affiliated venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility.

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