There will be other months for other muses, but in March, the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District in downtown Fort Lauderdale will be inspired by music.
If you’re into the classics, on March 18, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, violinist Daniel Hope pays tribute to violinist Joseph Joachim of the Romantic Era; while from March 23–25, Miami International Piano Festival presents The Romantic Spectrum Master Series, which will explore the music of Romantic composers Chopin, Schumann and Liszt.
Is Broadway your passion? Delight in the best of the Great White Way with “American Idiot” presented by Broadway Across America and the Broward Center from March 25–April 6. A critical musical sensation in New York and London, “American Idiot” is based on Green Day’s GRAMMY Award®-winning multi-platinum album and features the songs “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”
If you prefer off-Broadway productions, look for “Vanities” at the Parker Playhouse March 26–30. Although not a musical, “Vanities” showcases the talents of five-time Emmy Award®-winner Heather Tom in one of the longest-running off-Broadway plays on record, and the recipient of the Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding New Play.
On March 20, if you groove to contemporary and cultural music, you’ll have a choice to make. At the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, GRAMMY Award®-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn will share stories and inspiration. On the same night, at the Parker Playhouse, Paul Byrom of Celtic Thunder fame will perform a range of selections from opera to Irish ballads to American standards.
And finally, for the culture vultures who like their music with a dash of Spanish dance, Miami City Ballet presents Program IV: “Don Quixote” at the Broward Center March 21–23. Expect passionate skirt swirls, stomping feet and elaborate displays of machismo and sensuality. You’ll have a skip in your step to match the hum in your throat.
March is not the only month that Riverwalk A&E District pays tribute to the muses, and these are just a handful of offerings during spring. Check out the website for regular updates that will keep you entertained, inspired and enlightened – all the things we love at Durée & Company.