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The Shortest Month Of the Year Is Long On Entertainment

February 16, 2023

Arts lovers have even more to enjoy at The Parker this February with the opportunity to add new hospitality options in addition to an event-packed schedule of music, comedy, family theater and dance in Lillian S. Wells Hall.

Guests may now enjoy both premium lounges at the venue. For an additional $40, patrons receive admission to The Haller Club offering exclusive use starting one hour prior to show time and during intermission with complimentary soft drinks, premium beer and wine, coffee and tea (mixed drinks and spirits available at preferred pricing lower than lobby concession prices) plus a seasonal selection of delicious hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Starting in February for the first time, audiences may add admission to The Place to Be for $75. The exclusive donor lounge, The Place To Be, provides an ultra-premium experience – complimentary food and beverage service in a private hideaway downstairs at The Parker. Enjoy an open bar serving top-shelf spirits, a buffet of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts, plus access to private restrooms starting one hour before and through the intermission of evening performances. A limited number of tickets to this private club will be offered to the public on a space-available basis.

In a visual and audio extravaganza, Paramount's Laser Spectacular featuring the Music of Pink Floyd is presented on Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Surrounded by walls of concert-quality sound, listeners are swept away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge lasers, high definition, large-screen video projection and stunning lighting effects, all choreographed to the music of Pink Floyd. This concert delivers timeless classics from The Wall as well as celebrates Pink Floyd's massive chart-topper Dark Side of the Moon, an album that sold more than 40 million copies and spawned hits like "Money" and "Us and Them." Tickets are $37.50.

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, called by Rolling Stone “one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince," performs on Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Since the release of Kingfish, his Grammy-Nominated 2019 Alligator Records debut, the Guitarist, Vocalist and Songwriter has quickly become the defining Blues voice of his generation. From his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi to stages around the world, he has already headlined two national tours and performed with friends including Vampire Weekend, Jason Isbell and Buddy Guy with whom he appeared on Austin City Limits. Tickets are $35-$75.

Keillor & Company is an evening of Stand-Up, Storytelling, Audience Song and Poetry starring Garrison Keillor and featuring Pianist Dan Chouinard and Vocalist Prudence Johnson on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. There are sung sonnets, limericks, musical jokes and the thread that runs through it is the beauty of growing old. There is the News from Lake Wobegon, a town booming with new entrepreneurs, makers of artisanal firewood and gourmet meatloaf, breeders of composting worms and dogs trained to do childcare. But some things endure, such as the formation of the Living Flag on Main Street with citizens in tight formation wearing red, white or blue caps and Keillor among them, standing close to old neighbors, Myrtle Krebsbach "Truckstop," Julie Christensen "Bruno, The Fishing Dog" and Clint Bunsen. The evening includes an a cappella sing-along of patriotic songs, pop standards and hymns ending with the national anthem. This performance is not appropriate for children under 12 years. Tickets are $35-$69.50.

Neil Diamond Legacy Concert starring Jay White and the Sweet Caroline Tour Band comes to Lillian S. Wells Hall in The Parker on Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. White has performed over 10,000 concerts around the world over three decades, honoring the artistry of the American Music Legend and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Icon Neil Diamond. Tickets are $45-$85.

Voted one of the "Top 100 Comedians of All Time" by Comedy Central, Comedian, Actor, Television Writer, Author and Musician Paul Reiser comes to Lillian S. Wells Hall as part of the Truist Comedy Series on Friday, February 24th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. One of Hollywood's most prolific talents, Reiser most recently starred in two hit shows for Netflix – Stranger Things and his Emmy-Nominated role in Chuck Lorre's The Kominsky Method. He also revived one of his most iconic roles in the highly anticipated return of Mad About You, The Emmy, Peabody and Golden Globe-Winning hit 90s Comedy he Co-Created and starred in with Helen Hunt. Recently seen in Red Oaks and The Romanoffs, Reiser joined Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in the Emmy-Nominated Fosse/Verdon. Throughout his career, Reiser has worked with both independent and mainstream filmmakers in acclaimed films such as Whiplash, War on Everyone, Diner, Bye Bye Love, Aliens, One Night At McCool's, Beverly Hills Cop I and II and Fatherhood. This event is generously underwritten by The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation. Tickets are $27.50 and $47.50.

An Evening with Phil Rosenthal offers a moderated conversation with the Award-Winning Creator, Executive Producer and host of Somebody Feed Phil on Monday, February 27th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. One of Netflix’s most popular food and travel shows, Somebody Feed Phil recently premiered its sixth season. This Emmy-nominated unscripted documentary series combines his love of food and travel with his unique brand of humor. Rosenthal recently won a 2022 Critics Choice Real TV Award for “Best Travel/Adventure Show” on behalf of the series and he also garnered a 2022 James Beard Award Nomination for “Visual Media—Long Form.” Rosenthal also recently released Somebody Feed Phil The Book, which instantly landed on the New York Times Best Seller List with its collection of must-have recipes, never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes photos. This event is not appropriate for children under 12. Tickets are $30-$50 with an option to add on a VIP Experience for an additional $60 that includes a Meet and Greet with Rosenthal.

Also in February, South Florida Symphony presents Masterworks III on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 and The New Florida Follies presents Magic, Music & Mystery Sunday, February 19th, 2023 and Musicworks presents Little River Band on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 The Buckinghams and The Box Tops on Friday, February 17th, 2023 and Stayin' Alive: One Night of Bee Gees on Saturday, February 25th, 2023.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of The Parker. Buy tickets online at: And at: By phone at: (954) 462-0222 in person at The Parker box office and The Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.

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. The performance season at The Parker is supported by The Broward Performing Arts Foundation.

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