FUNDING ARTS BROWARD (FAB) AWARDS RECORD $385,450 IN ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR TO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS FOR PERFORMANCES, PROGRAMS AND EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES IN 2024


FUNDING ARTS BROWARD PRESENTS: FAB Funded Performances and Exhibits in 2024 
Event dates are subject to change. Contact FAB Grantees directly for updates on programs. 


JANUARY 


Venetian Arts Society – GENVAS
Emmanuel “Manny” Vass

Emmanuel “Manny” Vass is a Pakistani – Filipino Englishman known as the “Naked Pianist” because his artistry strips away the rules of classical music, making his American debut in his “Bach to Bond” concert. The concert includes Morton Gould’s “Boogie Woogie Etude”, Bach’s “Italian Concerto”, Beethoven’s “Sonata Op 27 No. 2”, “Malaguena” by Leuona, Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” and “Love Walked In”, James Bond Concert Etude featuring Manny’s own arrangement of classic Bond film themes, and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

Thursday, January 18, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
“Walasse Ting”                                                                                                                                                                                

Walasse Ting Parrot Jungle is the first U.S. retrospective of Shanghai-born Walasse Ting (1928-2010), whose paintings fused Chinese calligraphy with post-war European and American abstract painting and the irony of Pop Art. His frequent sojourns to Florida produced vivid, lush scenes of historic Parrot Jungle in Coconut Grove. This exhibition presents Ting as a global artist ahead of his time, whose multicultural existence was at odds with art history’s prevailing narrow categorization of artists by nationality and style.

November 10, 2023 through March 10, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


FEBRUARY


Art and Culture Center/Hollywood
Environmental Futures III South Florida Women Artists, Curated by Aldeide Delgado

The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood will partner with Aldeide Delgado, founder of the Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA), on a group exhibition of contemporary women artists primarily based in South Florida. “Women Photographers” (working title) will reflect Delgado’s curatorial mission to create a place for photography in South Florida. “

Saturday, February 3 – April 21, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


Miami City Ballet                                                                                                                                                                               
“Firebird”

Alive with color, excitement, and spectacular effects, Firebird is a fantastical and thrilling fairy tale about magic, love, danger and liberation. This reimagined Miami City Ballet production was the smash hit of our 2019/20 season and the only Balanchine Firebird performed outside of New York City Ballet.

While out hunting, Prince Ivan strays into a mystical forest where he encounters the exotic, immortal Firebird who gives him an enchanted feather that will summon her when he is in dire need. When Ivan falls in love with a beautiful Princess who is under the spell of the evil sorcerer Kastchei, he calls the Firebird, and the battle between good and evil is joined.

“Suspenseful and spooky…a fairytale and a thriller in equal measure” – Fjord Review “Compelling and mysterious… a masterpiece of musical narration.” – New York Times

CHOREOGRAPHY
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Jerome Robbins
MUSIC
Igor Stravinsky

Saturday, February 17, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here
Sunday, February 18, 2024

 


Inside Out Theatre Company, Inc
“Anastasia”                                                                                                                                                                                

“Journey to the Past & to the Heart” focuses on the importance of community, the search for identity, themes of life, love and loss, and will be explored in Inside Out Theatre’s performances of “Anastasia the Musical” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”. Lectures and other outreach activities will accompany the productions to help engage audiences and build community. The program will also include lectures on Russia, a costume contest for audience members and additional activities to engage the community.

February 24, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here
February 25, 2024

 


Arts United, Inc
“Celebrating Diversity”                                                                                                                                                                      

“Celebrating Diversity”, a performing arts series, features three concerts showcasing artists from the LGBTQ+ Community. The first will include local male and female singers and musicians from a variety of nationalities. The second ensemble will be comprised of three black singers and a pianist. The third concert will feature recording artist David Archuleta of American Idol fame in celebration of our diverse community.

“R&B Meets Pop then Opera”, February 23, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


MARCH


Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
“Le Papillon”                                                                                                                                                                   

“Le Papillon” is a two-act fairy-themed ballet that originated from the esteemed Paris Opera Ballet. The story revolves around the mischievous fairy Hamza, the kidnapped princess Farfalla, and the valiant prince Djalma. As the plot unfolds, Farfalla undergoes a magical transformation into a butterfly, leading to a series of enchanting and bewildering events. With the combination of powerful performances by our professional corps, elaborate sets and costumes, and the visionary choreography of Vladimir Issaev, this enchanting production guarantees to mesmerize both new and returning audiences.

Saturday, March 9, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here
Sunday, March 10, 2024 

 


Embrace Music Foundation
Rhythms of Africa 2024″

Rhythms of Africa is a musical journey describing the movement of ancient rhythms sprung from the souls of vibrant cultures and carried by hand and heart from Africa to the Caribbean and the Americas. Deploying the arts, our program challenges children to recognize, channel, and direct their creativity. The show pairs students, most musical novices, with professional musicians

Saturday, March 16, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here – Broward Center for the Performing Arts 
https://embracemusicfoundation.org/

 


Brazilian Voices
“Quiet Bossa – Jazz 4 All”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

“Quiet Bossa – Jazz 4 All” and “Ella Jazz Across Cultures” will encompass three musical performances: Two one-hour sensory-inclusive musical performances of “Quiet Bossa – Jazz 4 All,” is designed especially for children and adults with differing abilities or on the autism spectrum, but open to the general public. And a 90-minute musical performance highlighting the interwoven history of Brazilian and American Jazz in a modern format, both entertaining and informative.

Saturday, March 17, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here – Broward Center for the Performing Arts 
https://www.brazilianvoices.org/

 


 

Gold Coast Jazz Society
“The 2024 Jazz Project ”  
John Pizzarelli Trio                                                                                                                                                                      

The 2024 Jazz Project will feature four jazz concerts and one free community jazz performance. All of these artists are recognized world-wide in the genre of jazz. Proposed artists for this project will include the jazz pianist/composer/arranger, Shelly Berg and his trio; the renowned jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli, the rising star jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee with her quartet and the rising jazz star, saxophonist Grace Kelly, with her quartet. This project will also include a free community jazz outreach concert featuring GCJS musicians.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


Slow Burn Theatre Company, Inc
“Prom the Musical”
                                                                                                                                                           

‘The Prom: The Musical’ is a winner of Drama Desk Award for Best New Musical. Four Broadway stars hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom; they know that it’s time to highlight the issue. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join a courageous girl and citizens. The result is love overcomes! THE PROM is a classic musical with a message that resonates with audiences.

Saturday, March 23, 2024,Purchase Tickets Here
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
www.slowburntheatre.org

 


APRIL


Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
“Petrouchka”                                                                                                                                                                                

Petrouchka” takes place at a Russian fair in 1830. Gypsies and dancing girls entertain the crowd. Drums announce the appearance of the Old Charlatan, who charms the captivated audience by introducing the puppet figures of Petrouchka, the Ballerina, and the Moor. The puppets come to life, leap from their little stage, and perform a vigorous dance among the astounded carnival-goersThe ballet will be included in a show tribute to Stravinsky. 

Sunday, April 14, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


ArtServe
“Looking Forward: Healing through Art”                                                                                                                                                                            

Cindy-Ann Boisson will perform a comedy set focused on mental health during reception, no additional shows post reception. Also post-reception, there will be a live sound healing performance by Karen Bryce rather than a film screening. We will have a panel discussion with a Q & A about mental health- Panel will include moderator, Kat Sierra of FAB, Melvin Murphy of BSO, Ed Zeltner, and Heather Palacios. Heather is the founder of Wondherful, a non-profit organization which focuses on suicide prevention. Nerissa Balland and Yvonne Pubien will not be part of the program. We will still have the call-to-artists for artwork related to mental health and the healing power of art.

Friday, April 12, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


Gold Coast Jazz
“Grace Kelly Quartet”                                                                                                                                                                                

The 2024 Jazz Project will feature four jazz concerts and one free community jazz performance. All of these artists are recognized world-wide in the genre of jazz. Proposed artists for this project will include the jazz pianist/composer/arranger, Shelly Berg, and his trio; the renowned jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli, the rising star jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee with her quartet and the rising jazz star, saxophonist Grace Kelly, with her quartet. This project will also include a free community jazz outreach concert featuring GCJS musicians. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


 

South Florida Symphony Orchestra
“Finale with Tchaikovsky & Bruch”                                                                                                                                                                                

“Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra” by German composer Max Bruch (1838-1920) bristles with the snap and lilt of Scottish folk songs, so beautifully and brilliantly orchestrated. Each of its four movements tells a story. Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5” is unified through repeated reference to a “fate theme,” announced by the somber clarinets at the outset. And yet, shafts of sunlight appear with hopeful secondary melodies. Guest Artist, Huifang Chen is the SFSO Concertmaster as well as an international violin soloist. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


MAY


 

Dance Now! Miami
“Pop”                                                                                                                                                                                

“POP”, a new choreographic work by Diego Salterini for Dance NOW! Miami’s 10 professional dancers, will explore allegories of coming of age, love, despair, joy for life, death and more. The work will be danced to popular tunes from the 80s and 90s, reimagined by long time musical collaborator, Davidson Jaconello. “POP” will offer a profoundly joyful head bopping experience.

Friday, May 17, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


Florida Children’s Theatre
“Finding Nemo Jr.”                                                                                                                                                                                

The 2024 Spring Series will consist of one Circus Troupe production and one Family Series production performed over the course of one to two weekends. Performances are open to the public, with additional dedicated field trip opportunities for schools. Titles will be announced this summer, but it is currently expected that the Family Series show will be Finding Nemo, Jr., or a similar family-friendly musical. The Circus production is a Cirque-du-Soleil style original piece.  

Friday, May 10, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


 

Florida Grand Opera
“La Boheme”                                                                                                                                                                                

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini is a story of struggling bohemians – a poet, a painter, a musician, and philosopher living together during the burgeoning bohemian art scene of 1850’s Paris. It is power packed with romance, characters, fun, strife, and ultimate tragedy. Puccini showcases the stark contrasts between wealth and poverty, art, and commerce, showing us that reaching for your dreams is not a void of obstacles but worth it, nonetheless. 

Thursday, May 2, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here
Saturday, May 4, 2024

 


 

Florida Singing Sons
“Imagination”                                                                                                                                                                                

Step into a world of enchantment at our Spring Concert, themed “Imagination,” where we invite you to experience the magic of music and creativity. Join us for a captivating journey through a diverse program, showcasing the talents of all our choristers. From the spellbinding melodies of “Wicked” to the reflective beauty of “The Path to the Moon,” our concert celebrates a year of dedication and growth. Delight in the whimsical charm of “A Small Suite”, be uplifted by the heartfelt message of “You Are Loving, You Are Loved,” and feel enchanted by the iconic “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka. Let the melodies inspire your dreams and fill your hearts with joy. We can’t wait to share this magical evening with you!

Saturday, May 11, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


Girl Choir of South Florida
“Birdsong”                                                                                                                                                                                

“Birdsong” is a celebration of the first musicians in nature and their roles in poetry and literature. Crowing at dawn, hooting at the moon, and cawing at one another, birds have inspired humans since prehistoric times and continue to call us even now to slow down and recognize the beauty of the natural world. Selections include “Cuckoo” from Benjamin Britten’s Friday Afternoons and the Beatles’ “Blackbird”, as well as pieces with metaphorical birds.

Friday, May 10, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


Inside Out Theatre
“Into the Woods”                                                                                                                                                                                

“Journey to the Past & to the Heart” focuses on the importance of community, the search for identity, themes of life, love, and loss, and will be explored in Inside Out Theatre’s performances of “Anastasia the Musical” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”. Lectures and other outreach activities will accompany the productions to help engage audiences and build community. The program will also include lectures on Russia, a costume contest for audience members and additional activities to engage the community. 

Saturday, May 18, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here
Sunday, May 19, 2024

 


Symphony of the Americas
“Symphonic Finale- Zukerman and Brahms”                                                                                                                                                                                

Pinchas Zukerman, one of the greatest violinists of this generation, meets the greatest composers of classical music in Symphony of the Americas’ season finale. Ravel, Debussy and Brahms are celebrated as some of classical music’s greatest composers, leaving their indelible mark on worldwide musical landscape.

Sunday, May 05, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here
Tuesday, May 07, 2024

 


JUNE


Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida
“Generations of Pride”                                                                                                                                                                                

With a theatrical plot line that weaves together iconic songs from the 1960s to the present, “Generations of Pride” is a funny and sometimes poignant look at the things that make the age groups in our community different, but also the many things we have in common. This unique concert illuminates how differences can be strengths and how we can use that strength to stand proudly as LGBTQ+ people. To continue our commitment to bringing new work to life, we will be commissioning two or three original compositions for this concert.

Saturday, June 29, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


JULY


Fantasy Theatre Factory
“Cinderella, A Fractured Fairy Tale”                                                                                                                                                                              

Event-1: Get HAPPY at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. FTF’s Healing-Arts-Performance-Program-for-Youth (HAPPY) will serve hospitalized children/families/staff. FTF’s innovative program features shows/character interactions with patients/parents/visitors, and lightens the seriousness of hospitalization, gives creative-support, adds laughter to elevate the spirit, and provides moments of healing through art. Event-2: Family Enrichment Series Featuring “Cinderella, A Fractured Fairy Tale” and “Little Monster Tales” are designed to be intergenerational affairs, bringing together families for a memorable, fun theatrical experience. 

Saturday, July 20, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here

 


Plays Of Wilton
“A Shonda”                                                                                                                                                                          

“A Shonda” by Wendy Graf is a play about two men, a Hasidic Jew and a Southern Baptist cowboy who struggle to reconcile their faith and family with their sexuality. Poetic and lyrical, the play is a beautiful exploration of religious and sexual identity, clashing cultures, loyalty, hopes and dreams, parental bonds and attendant feelings of safety or threat; a plea for understanding and tolerance. But mostly “A Shonda” is about communication and unconditional love.

 July, 10, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here


“Seeking” A play by Darius Daughtry 

A young musician’s quest for independence leads him to discover how instrumental his family’s past is to him finding his future. Seeking, written and directed by Darius Daughtry, is a play with music and magic that explores a journey of self-discovery in the midst of an ever-changing world. The first staged reading of “Seeking” took place at the Broward Center in 2022. It returns as a full production and an unforgettable experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 July, 26 and 27,  Purchase Tickets Here – Broward Center for the Performing Arts

 


 

OCTOBER


Thinking Cap Theatre
“LOVESONG”                                                                                                                                                                          

The regional premiere of LOVESONG, a formally experimental and emotionally riveting play, is by playwright/screenwriter Abi Morgan. The play imaginatively and grippingly explores major themes inherent to the human condition, including the intricacies of long-term love, the highs, and lows that couples must endure if they are to grow together gracefully, and mortality. TCT’s production will honor the play’s original production values with its own stunning, in-house projection design and choreography. 

 October, 19-30, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here
November, 1-3, 2024

 


NOVEMBER


Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theatre
“Coppelia”                                                                                                                                                                    

 “Coppélia” will showcase the professional and artistic achievements of over 100 young ballet dancers in our community, age 5-18. The 90-minute classical ballet, with original music by Delibes, is a transformational experience for children and families to have in an accessible, delightful way. Renowned for making lasting first-impressions on first-time theater goers, FLCBT captures the imaginations of diverse audiences and brings classical ballet to everyone. 

November TBD, 2024, Purchase Tickets Here