HAPPENINGS PEMBROKE PINES FEBRUARY 2019 BROADWAY AT THE MOVIES Saturday, February 2 at 8 pm Join Broadway veterans Emily Padgett and Josh Young as they journey through 80 years of movies and musical theater featuring the most loved and celebrated songs from such classics as Carousel, The Sound Of Music, West Side Story, The Wizard Of Oz, Les Misérables, The Little Mermaid and much more. With gorgeous voices and captivating storytelling, these two remarkable performers are unmatchable. Josh Young is a five time Broadway World Award Winner and Tony Nominee while singer and dancer Emily Padgett won the Helen Hayes Award For Outstanding Leading Actress In A Musical. THE SICILIAN TENORS Tuesday, February 5 at 8 pm Each singing their own interpretation of the world’s greatest music, these three handsome, all-American tenors with Sicilian ancestry will take you on a journey from Hollywood to Broadway and on to Italy with a wide variety of songs. Having studied at the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, Aaron Caruso speaks four languages and specializes in Neapolitan music. Elio Scaccio is a cross-over performer singing pop standards, Italian ethnic and occasionally vintage rock. Sam Vitale has had lead tenor roles in Carmen, La Traviata and Phantom Of The Opera. He is also a veteran, having served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. MELISSA MANCHESTER Thursday, February 7 at 8 pm Singer, songwriter and actress, Melissa Manchester is one of popular music’s most enduring, talented and versatile performers. At the start of her long career, she was a founding member of Bette Midler’s original group The Harlettes while she studied songwriting with Paul Simon at NYU. From there, she went on to a recording contract and to headline at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, performing to sold-out audiences. She won a Grammy with her velvety, soulful voice and became the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two movie themes nominated in the same year. Opening for Melissa is comedian Richie Byrne. Richie combines the sharpness of New York observational wit with the charm of an old-school storyteller in a performance that is a laugh-a-minute riot. BILLY McGUIGAN’S ROCK TWIST Saturday, February 9 at 8 pm Billy McGuigan is back with a brand new show that is sure to have the audience cheering for more, more, more! With fresh arrangements of rock and jazz standards in this truly unique show, Billy and his rockin’ band consisting of an all-star line-up of musicians perform rock hits with a big band sound and big band standards with a rock ‘n’ roll twist. You might hear Sinatra and then The Doors or Duke Ellington and then Petula Clark hits. This show is filled with great music performed by great artists. YAKOV SMIRNOFF Tuesday, February 12 at 8 pm Comedian, actor and writer Yakov Smirnoff is back and he is using his Russian roots along with his brand of comedy to reflect the new political climate between the United States and Russia. As Yakov says, he gets a thrill out of making people laugh – his vision, in his own words, is “to experience happiness and teach it to the world with passion through comedy and sensitivity.” Born in Russia, Yakov has been a mainstay of the entertainment scene since the late ‘70s. He was a regular guest on the hit TV show Night Court and appeared in movies alongside Robin Williams, Tom Hanks and Richard Pryor. Yakov was invited to perform at the White House for several presidents and in fact, President Ronald Regan called him a ‘national treasure’. ABBACADABRA THE ULTIMATE ABBA TRIBUTE Thursday, February 14 at 8 pm In a fun evening of great entertainment, the group called ABBACADABRA reproduces the excitement of an ABBA concert with an authenticity and integrity to ABBA’s original sound. You will have a wonderful time singing along with these four talented singers and seven band members as they perform 20 of ABBA’s greatest hits. This fabulous band has toured the world and is now back in their favorite venue, Century Village.