A Passion to Perform


The love affair with Arts Garage only grows stronger… as time goes by. February brings an abundance of valentines including a Radio Theatre production, a multi-Grammy Award winning violinist, an incomparable list of legendary performers, a play about a hilarious romantic triangle and a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Of course, being February, romance is in the air and Valentine’s Day brings a very special show that will get you in the mood with the seductive sounds of Roseanna Vitro. And what better month than this to bring you the Radio Theatre production of Casablanca? Close your eyes and take out the hankies for one of the most romantic stories of all time. “The Radio Theatre productions have been wildly successful,” said Artistic Director Lou Tyrrell. “And we know that this show will really pull at your heartstrings.” Another romantic endeavor is the third play of the season, Fighting Over Beverly. “We are thrilled to bring renowned playwright Israel Horovitz back to Arts Garage for another of his masterful works,” continued Tyrrell. “And we know our South Florida audience will enjoy this entertaining play about a love triangle between three 70-somethings!” And although February may be the shortest month of the year, Arts Garage is jam packed with talent. “Each and every artist this month is iconic, with critical acclaim echoed by the country’s leading critics. Any music lover will have a cherished experience,” said Alyona Ushe, its Executive Director. Brothers Peter and Will Anderson launch this stellar month. Called “Remarkable” by The Wall Street Journal and ”virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” by The New York Times, their musical talent has made them the choice for Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Michael Feinstein and the New York City Ballet. Five Grammy Awards grace the mantle of Federico Brito. This titan of the violin is as equally adept within the world of jazz music as he is in the classical realm and has gained recognition as one of the most versatile and talented instrumentalists of his generation. In addition to Dick Hyman’s activities in the jazz and concert worlds, he has been the music director for Arthur Godfrey and orchestrator of the hit musical Sugar Babies. He has served as composer/arranger/ conductor/pianist for the Woody Allen films Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Broadway Danny Rose, Stardust Memories, Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says “I Love You”, Sweet and Lowdown, The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion and Melinda and Melinda. Other scores have included Moonstruck, Scott Joplin-King of Ragtime, The Lemon Sisters, and Alan and Naomi. His music has also been heard in The Mask, Billy Bathgate, Two Weeks Notice, and other films. “We are thrilled not only to have Dick Hyman perform, but also to host a special Meet the Artist event,” said Ushe. “Being able to ask this iconic figure any question, hear his personal story, learn about his experiences and challenges in our intimate venue is priceless.” Always focused on helping the community, Arts Garage is hosting a very special fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society featuring home-town favorite Chloe Dolandis. For more information about these and all of the other performances, please visit www.artsgarage.org or call 561-450-6357. Saturday 2/1 • 8:00pm Nancy Kelly | Jazz | $25-$35 ‘…precisely the right combination of good-time energy… and take-no-prisoners swing’, Nancy Kelly is in a league of her own with her authentic expression, real emotion and stage presence! Twice named ‘Best Female Jazz Vocalist’, her vibrant, rhythm- driven vocals take us back to a time when jazz was jazz, and swing was swingin! Wednesday 2/5 & Thursday 2/6 • 7:30pm Casablanca | Radio Theatre | $15-$25 Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, Casablanca walks into ours! Don’t miss a word as Arts Garage Radio Theatre tells the timeless story of lovers torn apart by war and personal sacrifice. With such a live performance of sensational sounds, you’ll be begging us to ‘play it again’!! Friday 2/7 • 8pm Peter and Will Anderson | Jazz |$25-$35 The New York Times hails them as ‘Virtuosos on Clarinet and Saxophone’… the Wall Street Journal exclaims ‘Remarkable’! Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary duos in Jazz today! Playing with pure passion, predictable unpredictability and divine discovery, these boundless brothers take Arts Garage to another level. Saturday 2/8 • 8:00pm Federico Britos Quintet | Jazz | $25-$35 Five Time Grammy Award Winner Federico Britos is the living proof of the universality of jazz and classical music than the career and life work of violinist Federico Britos. Equally adept within the world of jazz music as he is in the classical realm, he has performed with almost all the legends: Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Woody Herman and Benny Goodman, to name a few. Sunday 2/9 • 7pm Swing for the Cure | Benefit Concert | $30-$35 Arts Garage and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society team up to raise money for Blood Cancer treatment with their 1st annual swing for a cure concert. Featuring Chloe Dolandis, with all proceeds going to benefit blood cancer research. Friday 2/14 8pm and Saturday 2/15 2pm Valentines Special – Roseanna Vitro | $25-$35 Grammy-nominated vocalist Roseanna Vitro shares her Heart and Soul with her smooth and seductive sounds. Enjoy a very special Valentine’s evening performance. Her kinetic presence will make it an evening you’ll remember and a performance you’ll never forget!! Saturday 2/15 • 8pm Johnny Rawls | Garage Blues | $25-$35 One of the most beloved blues icons out there today; Johnny Rawls is praised for his soul-flavored blues, solid pop hooks, smooth vocals and just the right touch of grit and stax-style horns. From Mississippi to Delray Beach, Arts Garage brings the bluest of blues! Sunday 2/16 • 7pm Mark Morganelli | Jazz | $25-$35 Flugelhornist & Jazz Forum Arts Executive Director, Mark Morganelli returns to Florida after an absence of 35 years, to lead his Jazz Forum All-Stars featuring veteran pianist Don Friedman in an evening of cherished standards by Rodgers & Hart, The Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis, as well as Brazilian favorites by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Meet the Artist: 2/20 – $10 • 7pm; Concert: 2/21- $25-$35 • 8pm Dick Hyman | Jazz ‘A living, breathing, swinging encyclopedia of Jazz’, Dick Hyman has amazing chops and an inquisitive mind that has guided him through explorations of various styles of Jazz. He also brings to Arts Garage, tremendous experience in creating and performing music for countless major films and television. Come join us for a night of prolific versatility! Saturday 2/22 • 8pm Manuel Valera | Jazz |$25-$35 Grammy- nominated jazz pianist and composer Manuel Valera’s music pulses with the hot beats and deep soul of his native Havana!! Performing a sizzling set of Latin jazz, he’s sure to spice up the night with his rad chops and solo flights. Opening Night 2/28 Through 3/23 (Wednesday–Friday • 7:30pm and Saturday- Sunday • 2pm) Fighting over Beverly by Israel Horovitz | Theatre | $35-$45 What does it take to realize that you are the love of your life? Fighting over Beverly centers on a hilarious love triangle between three 70+ year-olds in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the winter of 1998. Clever, witty and lovely, Fighting over Beverly is sure to please!!